Post Edited (babyplace) : 10/1/2007 4:08:32 PM (GMT-6)
Hey Jody.. I'm ok.. still sick.. and am just wore out from everything.. Am hoping to feel better soon.. don't normally get sick for this long, think my body just gave out.. we'll see.. thanks for the well wishes.. here's your post..
Jody, you can use my e-mail address anytime. Grace, huh? Hope you figure out that wrist/arm stuff soon. Maybe carpal-tunnel???? Probably broken after the fall. Just kidding. And, yes, I write all the time. Keeps me sane. A couple of things published in the local newspaper (if you can call it a newspaper). Mostly just rantings of a not so sane woman. Good thing hubby was there to catch you. I think mine would step aside if he saw something this big coming at him. Not really. He's caught me a few times but I almost weigh as much as he does now. I can just see the headlines, "Husband Crushed By Wife's Fall".
Ducky, get better, Darlin'! Been worrying about you. I know sometimes when I get down it seems I'll never get out of bed again. Hope you get to feeling better soon.
We don't hear many sirens out here. They usually turn them off before they get to the hillibilly house. I guess they try to sneak up on them.
Rheumy appointment today, if I make it. Employee took off yesterday and after I locked the front door, I turned the boiler back on and pressed clothes another 2 hours. I'm thinking she'll have some excuse to not show again today. She always does this when I've got appointments. She's been working for us too long. She's the one who gets her hair cut every time I do, buys the same clothes I do, can't let hubby and I have a conversation, etc. I've got to hire new people. No recent offers on the place so I need to go on as if I'm not dying to get rid of it. My body is screaming today and I walk like a question mark. Ugh!
Think of me today, driving 40 miles in the rain to rheumy's office. Not looking forward to that. Not a good driver in the rain. But my Beetle is a sure thing so I'll be ok. Boo
Oh Bear! You are so precious! I love reading your posts with or without the fermented grapes. You don't complain half as much as I do. But that's what we're here for, right? You cutie patootie!
Just got home from rheumy's. Didn't change anything, just had to give the vampire some blood and go back in 6 months. Was almost late as "employee of the month" had to run an errand before I left and didn't come back when she said she would. She always does %#@! like that. I left her twice as much work to do by herself as I had to do yesterday. So there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth tomorrow and I'll laugh and say, "Oh so sorry".
I'm feeling especially onery today myself, Jody. And it's not raining yet. I don't see how you do it with so many little charges.
I'm going to act like the Queen of Siam (?) et cetera, et cetera, et cetera...... and go to bed now and it's not even dark yet. Yesterday did me in and still hurts. I read some good stuff in rheumys waiting room about taking care of one's self. Pretty good stuff. Why didn't I think of that?
Post Edited (erin.K) : 10/3/2007 9:03:04 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (erin.K) : 10/3/2007 9:05:00 AM (GMT-6)
Oh Bear, don't you know how much your words mean here? You have such a gift, I love to read your musings, look so forward to them every day.
Feel like I need to be the one to thank all of you for letting me be a part of all of this, I'm the rookie of the group, but you always made me feel welcome. Honestly don't know what I'd do without you all, you've become like family, maybe even better sometimes, because you truly understand...
Well, needed to do a baking marathon, sore wrists and all. 4 batches of different kinds of brownies for hubby to take to work. He's having a tough time this week..works for the parks dept here, and has been moved after 5 years at one park, thanks to budget issues. Has been at Ft.DeSoto Park, anyone ever here of it? If anybody watches Prison Break, they are filming parts of it on the beaches at the park, and a few years ago, there was a movie called The Punisher with John Travolta. That was also filmed at the same park. Just beautiful beaches there, ranked #1 in the US several times. Tough job, huh, work on the beach in a tropical paradise, and get paid? Anyway, new job will be much closer to home, but he will sorely miss the people he has grown to love there, and of course, the park itself. He tries to be a tough guy, but he's very sentimental and tender-hearted. His turn for some TLC.
Wrists are still a throbbin' and knees are a lovely shade of deep purple...oh, makes me think of another song "Smoke on the Water"...should have had that on my island list!
Guess morning rest is over, back to the kids. Was able to get them outside today for a bit, they love that, as long as the bugs and the rain co-operate! Mosquitos and no-see-ums like to carry us away sometimes..think the bugs here are immune to OFF.
Hugs to you all,
Jody (aka Grace)
Guess we were on at the same time...."thankles" that's a hoot!! I have those and it has nothing to do with edema...more like cellulite!!~ I sure do hope you feel better, fast..glad you're at your Joe's, sounds like he takes good care of you, exactly what you need.
Hi all. I never got an updated post notice, so I missed all your funny posts! I just scanned about 4 pages - you guys truly are the reason I'm still sane and alive. Thank you so much for being on this thread consistantly and listening to my whining!
I'm hanging in there. After 4-6 weeks of just feeling 'unwell' I do feel a bit better as a whole, though the joints are still bothering me and I'm still having unbelievable abdominal issues. No, I never started Enbrel, Erin. I did start Arava instead back in the spring time. It does help, but I'm loosing my hair and I'm started to wear down more and get sick easier.
Jody "deep purple" wrists do NOT sound fun! I hope you heal quickly.
Feel better everyone! I gotta go eat breakfast, I'm fading fast.
Post Edited (erin.K) : 10/4/2007 10:27:20 AM (GMT-6)
Wow, CaMama. That's great, self-confidence building, "I've still got it and can take care of myself" stuff going on there. Just try it. Every day when you wake up, you have choices. You're not locked in to anything. You'll kick yourself if you don't go for it. At least you can say you tried. And if it gets to be too much...you're #1 and have to take care of the only body you have. Good vibes coming your way [[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[[]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]
So happy it's Friday. This has been a challenging week to say the least. I'm beat and need a rest. Physically and emotionally. Hubby Man stepped over the line and I'm reeling from it. Trust issues and very bad judgement on his part have me thinking it's time to go. I'm not even mad. It just hit the well part of me this time. There was an OW a few years ago and he's been "associating" with her family, a direct violation of the terms in which he would be able to continue to have a place to live. I have no tolerance these days and don't think I should have. Anyway, I'm in a mode of being exhausted and thinking like Scarlett O'Hara, "I'll worry about that tomorrow". I hate to dump all this kind of stuff here but I'll not see my therapist for another week. I know that you can't tell me what to do nor do I want you to. It just feels good to get some things off my chest. My brothers and my sister would have a U-haul truck at my door tomorrow (as would my children) if they knew. So I'm keeping quiet. I've spent many years going off half cocked and regretting my decisions made in haste. I need to weigh the options.
Joints are in pretty good shape right now. Just fatigue. I plan to rest the weekend away and maybe see some grandkids. I need to slow down. This week has done me in. A weekend at the lake house would be a good idea. "Cept it's supposed to rain. I'll be checking in over the weekend. Again, so sorry for the dump session.
Post Edited (babyplace) : 10/5/2007 12:59:11 PM (GMT-6)
Boo, You've all always told me not to apologize for venting...please don't you. You've been here to support the rest of us, let us return the favor..don't think you were inappropriate at all.
I'm sort of embarrassed by all my babbling on my last post..when I read it back just now, I sort of went What? My heart was just hurting for all of you who have posted about the times you've been let down, by fathers, husbands, whoever. at various times of my life, have been where you are. Was left alone with two tiny boys by a man who was so focused on someone else, he never looked back. Don't need to go into details, but have had my share of ups and downs, as we all have, and can relate. Why do women stay, Bear? Age old question....but think maybe one reason is that women as a rule, think of others first, especially if they have kids. It's the way they are raised. They live their lives for their families, and have to weigh out how their choices will effect those around them. Divorce is hard on kids, not saying it's wrong, just hard, brings it's own share of problems. There is alot to consider. The very qualities that you admire so much in those women are the ones that make them able to hang in there when others would throw in the towel. Do I think they deserve better ? Absolutley!!!! Hurts me to think of them hurting.