Mimi, Nothing surprises me anymore. People and employees of establishments are just out of control in what they think is OK behavior. Glad you got the cake for her, it is special.
Nothing going on tonight for us. That is the first in over 30 years!
But we have a big party tomorrow in Pawling NY to get to. Over 60 people I heard. I hope he has enough seats!
I am taking in the silence and peace, wanting to sit in the sun today (shoulda done it yesterday...no sun today) So I am going to shop! Tomorrow is to be a beauty so I will get out in the sun then. (I doubt my suit is going to fit me..... )
Still working at preparing for my DS#!1 to return with family as they wait to find a house. The place will be jumpin then! I will just close my eyes. Still not clear on the plan of who is going where as DH wants us in the basement....(no air conditioning there either guys!)
Well, we'll see when this happens what we do.
Have a safe fourth all. Celebrate the freedoms we have and those who gave it to us. Can you imagine if we were under British rule? The world would be such a different place. Industry would probably be behind and so many advances that were spurred by American Ingenuity might not have happened.
(We would all have a British accent maybe? ) lol
OK, a good day on order for all. Bar B Q and swim and laugh today, it is your rite! Hugs from me, Nancy BView Thread
I am in a pickle here. I am gluten free but I went back to splenda and some soda . I wish I hadn't.
I am eating I think to make me feel better from the new position and the "management" issues I need to sharpen. Being one of the gang to be being the mngmt is tougher in the office than in the hospital. I am dealing with kids and they have no clue of position. So I get home at 5 and dinner is at 8......I am munching the whole time sometimes. Candy is often gluten free. Gluten free is also dense in calories when processed.
The key is to eat only fresh veggies, fruit, water and meats with fish. This is what the physiatrist gave me and I did so well. I need a spotter. Hard to do this on your own.
I am close...I am disgusted. Thanks for the hints and help guys. Bad enough to deal with a body that hurts and then to add the weight made it compounded. O U C H doesn't cover it.
Good Friday to all. The office is closed and I have an extra day to decompress.
I am in serious trouble with my weight. I am well higher than I have ever carried before. I can't believe I am not disgusted with myself, mad or just frustrated at how hard it is to do things this heavy.
How can I wake myself up to go to Weight Watchers or get help? So smart yet so stupid.
So, present for roll call. It is 61* here right now (9am) and it is supposed to be nice all day, tomorrow rain..... I am being told no BarBQ happening. Geez I could have done it if I knew. We have a big party on Sunday for my Godchild so at least there is something on the agenda.
Remember how we've talked about here, becoming small because we do much with others. Friends drift away. I am feeling this right now. I am feeling empty...empty of laughter and faces that I don't normally see. The peace I cherish is a little to quiet. Well, I don't like to dwell on it. You can work yourself into depression with negative talk, so I'll stop there.
I just looked around and I swear I don't know who makes the messes I have in the house! The day will be filled with getting it in line! I want to try the pool and sit in the sun (good medicine). Now I will say if I had* to entertain someone today in the sun, I have no energy for that. (yet I complain of lonely) See it is vicious thing with me. Time to find a good book to fall into!
I wish everyone a safe and joyful holiday weekend. May the weather be on your side and not rain you out. I have never gone to a place for fireworks, maybe that is an idea.
Land of liberty and Free: it just wasn't free to attain it. Our country has forgotten so much. We are enjoying watching the Astronauts wives, and DH said..look at the dress of everyone and the way they carry themselves. Its true. We are an "anything goes" and no one says anything culture now. Maybe that is as sad as our grandparents who saw the 70's coming or 60's before that. Change is change.
OK: Flags out, thank a Vet and be grateful for all that has been changed for us to have the lives we have. (not cutting wood out back to start a fire for breakfast and laundry on a rock at the stream)
Man...blah blah..blah. Good holiday for all. Hurting but I am not going to let it stop me! I'll drag this dragon with me today!
Welcome to the Fmily. Posting is hard when you don't feel well, there was a time here where we lost a lot of posts after typing them, Ugh it was hard, many didn't write as it was asking too much!
Heather, what are you doing to help? meds? hydration and eating right? I have a thought about so much sleeping....you may need a sleep study to be done and a review by neurology.
We all want to blame the dragon for all the issues we have developed, but it may be a simple or complex other thing that is going on.
Nothing replaces a good physical or exam. If the doc cheats on any of the listening or the exam itself as being distracted by phones, office interruptions...something can be missed.
Profound fatigue can be narcolepsy, but it can be snoring at night with airway obstruction. This is where the sleep study comes in. Your pain will be worse with poor sleep. You awake and do not feel refreshed. Please think about these things I mention. Google them.
Look into the book, FM and Chronic Myofascial Pain by Dr Devin Starlanyl (second edition) It teaches you so much of what is happening to your body. Tools to self help yourself. It is my go-to book for problems.
I wish you all the best, stay and post as you learn and if you have needs with problems that pop up. This is the biggest challenge I have ever dealt with.
I COPY AND PASTED IT FOR RESPONSE....I DIDN'T MEAN FOR IT TO POST AS MINE. CRAP AGAIN. (YA TRY TO HELP)
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Dear Undefined, I moved you off a 5 year old post so maybe someone has help for you. I will say try using Refresh eye drops from the pharmacy. You may have allergy or dry eye at the time and it is really a well recommended product. I keep mine in the fridge to have it cool, feel great.
I will say that there is a combo of standard meds that help us. True you can do a holistic approach as well, but if you are suffering try to learn about the other meds and why we need them.
I often recommend to buy the book FM and Chonic myofascial Pain by Dr Devin Starlanyl. It is filled with guidance and information to help you help yourself. I do more non medical than medical to be better and have now attained a 8-10 hour wellness window. After that I go down hill and end up in recliner with the heating pad for support.
Geez, I wish you well. I can remember my flares and it planting me on my butt for a couple of days. Please be sure to hydrate and eat well, little processed foods. We are a mess with the chemicals they are laced with.
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Good morning Mimi and Fmily, I enjoy the coming of the weekends so much now. A time for quiet, birds chirping and the pool waiting for me.
I have a new project that I have put on myself. I am preparing the house for my DS#1 to return with family until they find there "forever house". Adding 4 more more here can be done, but I need to clean my crap from the corners......
Yesterday, I did our bedroom 75%. My son has dust allergies so you can imagine the issues I have. I gave away my "Donna Dewberry from 2003...boxes of paints, books and video...to the ceramic lady. She was in heaven. This is all good in the end for me. Just the push I needed to do it. (If you came here you would say -lovely. But I know the secrets! lol. I took all my pocket books and bought baskets at home goods to organize summer and winter. I also dropped off at Good Will.
Well I fared well in the upper body from doing this but I am in BIG TIME trouble with the left leg/knee. I was on the floor vacuuming under the bed when the muscle in my thigh jumped and went into spasm. It is stuck in spasm and rock hard. I used heat, massage and today I will look for needles to do trigger point dry needle, but I am in trouble. Tears, talking to God during the night....I did it all. THIS muscle pulls on that lateral ligament...yeeha it is brutal. Then I cleaned the fridge and relined the shelves and door, did the knife and fork drawer and made everything sparkle. I felt real accomplished after.
Today, I iron the laundry for work this week. I need to stand on this leg and walk. Walking seems to break this up as well. Man I did it good......always ready to jump in and start something, like teasing our friend the dragon to bite me all the time.
I was out each night after work this week with lectures and fund raisers so things just pile up in the house. I am not an "everything has its place" person. If I am beat, it lays right there until later........(well this weekend was later!)
We had a wonderful Fathers Day at DS#2's house and with little Emily. So much energy this kid has! Then we were to go to the rest of the family and missed it..too late. Announcement was made that we are having another baby in the family with my favorite niece. She is married 1 year. She is also 43...everything is fine and she is 4 months already to tell everyone. So we have my GB #3 in Nov, this baby in Dec and the N.P at work is ready for Jan. Lot's of babies on their way!
So again, I look forward to the silence on the weekend and the sounds of birds chirping and the pool water running. The flowers are all in bloom so color is exploding everywhere. I haven't sat in the apple tree swing to take it all in yet, but I will. Our grape vine has the biggest crop ever. But the deer have gotten into the gardens and hurt some future gains. DH is pissed.
I am watching some carpenter bees that have taken over my deck table. 3 years now they are busy with it. I am fearful that if we sat at it, placed dishes and food, IT WOULD COLLAPSE. so newspaper reading only at the moment.! lol. I love nature and I am not going to shoosh anyone away. We will figure how to live together.
OK, that is my story...I am sticking to it. Cool here for 2 days and raining, perfect weather for a project! Be careful with yourselves and be kind.
I am with Mimi...Children only have ONE childhood and all effort should be made to give them a safe environment and love, with good teachings. The generations are falling apart.
You must give them good roots so that when it is time to give them wings they FLY HIGH! OK, off the box.
I went to the recital yesterday. Geez could someone here have warned me. The last one was private, one class. There were 30....yes 30 scenes! The classes were many in the school and Olivia was in the 3rd scene and then I had to just sit. Started at 5pm.....til 730pm!! Torture!
They should warn you. I would have made a dinner ahead...I would have planned for the time. CRAP. I left at intermission. I felt guilty the whole time as Olivia was in the finale. But I couldn't hang there the whole night. I left her bouquet wit her sister to give her.
Amazing job though for all and I love sparkles...they all had makeup on too. Adorable 3y/o's who followed little of the teacher hiding in the pit directing them, hysterical..
HAPPY FATHERS DAY CORY........hugs for all you do in the face of our friend.
HooRah for all Dads today. Our job as parents is a big one. A life depends on us.
OK: Mimi your rain is here right now, in the 70* area and going to be better later. The deli is so busy DH left at 5:30 for an 8am opening!! You can get so much done before anyone bothers you. I just feel for him. Our days really are down at 9pm and up at 5 for both of us. The day we retire and rest we will be lost. I know it......
I also know that when I give the torch to the next one all my grands will be in their teens and NOT looking for a sleep over at Nana's! lol so my timing is going to be off.
What can you do. I carry pride in the projects I have ahead of me. To make the division a safe environment and the staff better is a great thing. Docs have said, Nan you have always had an eye for detail. Well you need that eye for this.
OK, I have to run to Home depot for gift cards for my son's and finish food shopping and iron today.( No clothes for the week if I don't iron!!)
Fmily seems quiet and this is good, summer can be a good distraction to be out and away from the computer things to do and the distraction heightened for help in our pain issues.