It is still very cold here in Wisconsin. We have huge snowbanks piled up between the sidewalk and the street. My puppy, Tyler loves to run up and down those snowbanks. He also likes to do his duty at the top of one of them. Don't know what he will do when they finally melt. A tiny bit of grass is showing at the base of some of the piles of snow and he is quite interested in them as he has never seen or smelled grass before.
Don't know why spring is so late here. We are all longing for the warmth, the flowers, the soft breezes and the trees greening up! Guess it will be even sweeter when it comes at last!
I hope that all of you have a weekend free of pain and fatigue.
Thanks so much MiMi. Although he is a handful at times, Tyler actually had a very good day today, potty-wise. What a relief that is....just hope he and I can keep it up. I learned not to have food available at all times and to take him out immediately after he eats.
Sassy and CoCo sound like a great pair. You are blessed to have them!
Some of you may remember that the love of my life, Sampson, my 125 pound yellow lab, died 5 days before Christmas. After swearing that I wouldn't even consider a new dog until late spring and then it would be a rescue dog, I saw an ad for labradoodles. After a quick call to my sister, we started out on our oddysey and each returned home with a 9 week old labradoodle. Hers is cream colored and named Charlie. Mine if jet black with a tiny white patch on his chest. His name is Tyler.
While nothing can replace a lost pet or loved one, this helps ease the pain. Besides, I am so tired from trying to potty train him that I barely have energy to mourn.
Pot Roast: Take a fresh or frozen chuck roast, put it in a casserole or even a tin 9 by 12 pan. Add 2 bags of beefy onion soup mix and 3 or 4 cups of water. Cover tightly and bake at 350 for at least 4 hours or more if it was frozen. Meat should be falling apart and not stringy when done.
Pork ribs: Put whole slab of ribs on large cookie sheet (with edges). Season with cajun seasoning both sides. Add 2 cups water to pan. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 350 for several hours. Remove foil and any leftover water. Meat should be falling off the bones. If you like sauce, spread open pit or whatever you prefer on both side and return to over for 15 minutes. Mmmm....View Thread
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats - Voltaire
I am taking Lyrica, 100mg 3 times a day. I have also been on an anti-depressant. I had my doctor change me from Lexapro because it was too expensive and I don't want to be on costly meds if it's not necessary as my health insurance runs out in 2 years.
Recently, I told my doctor I wanted to withdraw from the anti-depressant altogether so I am taking half of my normal dose. I do notice that I am much quicker to tear up over the littlest things
Sure wish we could all just dump all the meds and somehow be OK with it. I'm sticking with Lyrica because nothing else, including Cymbalta, put any dent in my pain.
We really missed the brunt of the heavy snow yesterday but probably got 5-7 inches anyway...and it was that snow that weighs a ton because there's a high water content in it. The bad news is my son started to snowblow and picked up a brick almost immediately after starting so the shovels had to come out. My son did the majority of it last night and then DH and I finished up the last bit and the part of the driveway that the city snowplow blocked in. That was the worst.
Thanks for the info on biotene. I will try it.
I used to live in Illinois at various times in my life. Right in Chicago at age 21, then Deerfield where I took the train into Union Station to work. Then Naperville until I left my first husband. Finally Elgin when I worked at Elgin State Hospital.
Thanks so much for the info. I'm glad to meet someone really close to me.
Hi Everyone, I've been in a horrible flare so that is my excuse for not checking in here. Actually, I'm still in morning for Sampson.
Regarding dry mouth, I have it terribly. I wake up 3 or 4 times a night to drink water and to visit the bathroom because of the water I drank last time. I take half a lorazepam at night and sometimes half a cyclobenzaprine. Once in a while, I take a cyclobenzaprine, if my back is in spasms or if I really need a good night's sleep. It helps with that. I wake up fewer times. I think I will try the biotene. Hope you don't need a script for it. I'll start by calling my pharmacy.
Thanks to all who answered. As we all know, answers help a lot more people than the one who originally posted...many thanks to you, teelady1 for posting this.
We have a ton of snow here in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but not as much as the upper East coast is supposed to get. Brace yourselves and good luck at weathering out the storm successfully.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if life were only fair and all of the good people like you, got all of the good things in life? I am so sorry to hear about this newest challenge that you have had thrust upon you.
I wish there were some way we could all pitch in whatever we could afford to help you. Sometimes we feel so powerless to do the right thing, to help someone like you who deserves all of our help.
All I can do right now is to keep you in a corner of my heart and constantly send soft hugs your way. You have been so helpful and giving to so many of us in this community.