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Pete trips again!
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   Posted 6/15/2009 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Green Acers is the place to be, fun livin thats the life for me! Sorry I haven't been around everyone, I've been up in the country w/ my wife were I belong since Friday! This is my offical first day off and I have lots to do, so many things, I don't know where to start. I do have one minor problem though, my wife had promissed to go visit an old friend yesterday which left me alone to either work on chores or go fishin, which would you do? There was a high tide in Ozzello at 10:30 where there is a boat ramp few people use because the water gets very shallow and there are rocks everywhere trying to reach out and grab the lowwer unit of your outboard motor. I descided to go out and spend a couple hours playing w/ the fish and get back to the ramp while there was still enough water to float my boat. Long story short, between the porposes, manatees, sharks, eagles and all that wildness, I missed my tide and had to stay out "fishin" untill 7:30 last night! Thank God for cell phones!! Fishing was lousy as it was about 95 degrees,  I have a bimini roof which makes all the difference and you can always get up on plane and zip around at 40 mph which is like turning on the AC, but the pounding I get either sitting or standing goes right up to my knees, back and neck> not a good idea! But I did catch enough for dinner for my wife and I. Now here's the kicker, I beat the crap out of myself! I'm hurting pretty bad this morning and I'm not sure this old body can put a new alternator in my wife's 4 runner like I had promissed!
Lesson learned> nono <(PA Lady) I can't be over doing anything anymore, work or play! I have to learn how to control myself and realize I'm not that kid who can just fish all day long jumping around in the boat, scrambling for the net when I'm about to loose the "big one", putting the boat in and taking it out by myself and loads of other things it takes to go fishing in the Gulf of Mex!! I guess w/ cp you have to realize that your body is older than your mind! It's just so hard to control yourself when it's something you enjoy so much!!
I don't think I told y'all about my last day at work on Friday. I descided I was going to be out of there by high noon no matter what anyone said! Well, what I hadn't counted on was the party they had planned for me. I had my car all packed and one foot out the door when the whole office came charging at me with this big cake, pressents and singing for Pete's a very old jolly good fellow! I really was surprized. My boss and I even shook hands and he thanked me for everything> we'll just have to wait and see if he pays the dr. & xray bills he said he would since he didn't report my accident to workman's comp like I had asked! If he dosen't he'll be hearing from my attorny> even though I don't have one yet!!  Well, I have to get moving before I get stuck in this seat! I'll try to get caught up w/ everyone soon but I must say congrads and thanks to White Beard on taking on the Monitor job! You Da Man WB!!!! I think you are perfect for the job!
Love and Hugz to all,
Pete 
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections once a month. 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, Joseph is on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis headed for Hawai and Pete Jr. is on The Asault Ship USS Bataan "The Jaws of the Fleet" on their way to the Middle East w/ 2,000 Marines aboard. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops! 


LLPLUV
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   Posted 6/15/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad you at least got to go out. Yes it sucks when you miss the tide to go home...lol Boy I wish I had the option of chores or fishing......lol

BTW congrates on the retirement.

Laurie
39 yr young female with,
Chronic Kidney Stones, PKD (Polycystic Kidney Disease), Chronic Kidney Failure, Severe Hypertension, Urological RSD
Also CHF (Congestive Heart Failure) and Sleep Apnea
Hopefully NO MORE........ I think I have it all


anice
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   Posted 6/15/2009 6:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,I am so glad that you don't have to go work for that wb anymore! I know you are thrilled to say the least. I am glad that you are with your wife. I thought that was sweet when you said it was where you belong! And yes, it is where you belong. I wish you the best!! I am so happy for you about you leaving your job and standing up for yourself. And also for you and your with getting back together. I know you are almost walking on air!!!
anice

PAlady
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   Posted 6/15/2009 6:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Awe, Pete, I'm not gonna beat up on you! smilewinkgrin I'm so glad you are, as has been said, where you "belong", but I do know about slamming around on a stink boat (how sailors refer to a power boat! LOL). It sure does get to your spine, so yes, you'll have to learn your limits, and to pace yourself, but better to learn there than working for wackoboss!

Enjoy!!

And take care, too! tongue

PaLady

golitho
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   Posted 6/15/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Some how its always more enjoyable hurting yourself out on a boat too long than sitting in a chair or lifting at work!!! So good to hear you're out fishing.

I just got back from my parents Diamond wedding anniversary, some celebration, very emotional. Its always shocking how much your parents seem to shrink when you haven't seen them in a while!!! My father especially seems so little (84).

Good to hear you sound so happy, golitho


Tirzah
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   Posted 6/15/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
Congrats on your retirement & your move! Glad to hear you are enjoying yourself. You'll learn your limits soon enough without a crazy boss breathing down your neck.

I think I may need to take a page from your book myself pretty soon. I got this long-term temp job, but my boss (at the temp agency, not the client) is completely psycho. Last week, in addition to my back going out, I got super sick (heart problems, bleeding out of my eyes -- literally, throwing up, sick) & her response was "get yourself into the office no matter how sick you are or I'm firing you & will not support you for unemployment so you will be without any money at all b/c you are screwing me over if you miss even a single day of work." Wow! Honestly, I thought people like that only lived in Florida ;). I missed one day of work -- you would have thought that I said I wanted to go live on the beach for a month. I had 3 doctors telling her that I was endangering my life by going into work, but she wasn't having any of it. I'm applying for federal jobs & she knows it and she even told me she would give a horrible statement to the FBI if I even get far enough in the application process with the NRC to make it to the background investigation for security clearance.

I think she ought to be exiled to a desert island with your ex-boss, but I suppose the only people we have any control over are ourselves so I too may be trying to figure out how to live without an income. Unfortunately, I really, really like my current clients. It is a super low-stress assignment at a not-for-profit company so it's hard to reconcile my client "supervisor" who says if there is anything at all that she can do to make my life more comfortable just to let her know, with my evil boss at the temp agency who has cut the word "mercy" out of her dictionary. But I see how much happier & healthier you are and it really is inspiring to me to take my own health & life back into my own hands. :)

Wishing you the best,
Frances
Moderator -- Depression Forum


PAlady
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   Posted 6/15/2009 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Frances,
I was wondering how you were doing. If you feel like it, start a thread because I think these are some issues many of us are struggling with.

Take care!

PaLady

skeye
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   Posted 6/15/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pete,

I'm so glad that you are finally DONE and able to spend time with your wife! I'm sorry to hear that you overdid it, but sometimes, we just can't help it. I think this was one of those times for you. Give your self a break, you just got rid of the boss from hell, you moved back to the country with your wife, life is good. You should be happy & let yourself live a little. No, you can't do the things that you used to do, but sometimes, you just need to do something for yourself, and if you can sacrifice some extra pain for one glorious day of fishing, well then, it's worth it! How many times are you going to celebrating this special circumstance anyway?

I hope that you are feeling better tonight! Take it easy for a few days, and hopefully you will be as good as "new" - as good as a CPer can get, anyway. You can do whatever you want; you're free!!

sending you big hugs, my friend,
Skeye

Francis - I hope you are doing better now! Wow, your symptoms sound just horrific; what kind of monster is this lady?! She wants you to sacrifice your life for just one day at the office?! Wow... I don't even know what to say! I am so, so sorry that you got stuck with her & I hope that you find a new job real fast! I'll certainly say a prayer for you!

edt
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   Posted 6/15/2009 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   

YEAH PETE!!  After a few days you will realize you do NOT have to do anything but take care of you and your wife, it will probably take a while for you to DE-STRESS from working and get in the mode of NO more I hafto's, or need to's....

Take it easy and rest up....isn't it better to be hurting just cuz you overdid it fishing vs. WB breathing down your neck?

XXOO
Patti


Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 6/16/2009 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Gang,
Yep livin up in these here perts tends to slow a body down a touch. I need to practice my southern accent because here in the "Big Bend" of Florida is the real deal! I had to move north from S.E. Fla. to get to the real south! All the Yankee's are down yonder!!! Everything and everyone lives a much slower pace life here under the live oaks and Spanish moss, I love it!
Now I'm going to have to try to find some new dr's and as y'all know, that can be frightening. I'll still be making a trip back south at least once a week untill I can find a kid to cut my lawn about every 3 - 4 days in the monsoon season and to get my mail untill I get it routed up here.
My back, neck and knees were a mess after fishing the other day but a neibor stopped by w/ a bunch of fresh herbs from her garden. I chopped up a bunch and put them on the seatrout w/ mayo and lemon>Yum!! Don't laugh, mayo on fish filets is an old trick to stick breadcrums, cornmeal or what ever to the fish instead of milk & eggs> works and taste great!
I have skimmed through the posts and am sad that so many of you are having a tough time and I haven't responded to anyone yet. I'm a poop! I'm going to try to write to some of Y'all tonight. Have to go finish my chores before dinner now so Y'all hang in there and I'll be back later.
Big hugs to all Y'all!
Pete
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections once a month. 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, Joseph is on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis headed for Hawai and Pete Jr. is on The Asault Ship USS Bataan "The Jaws of the Fleet" on their way to the Middle East w/ 2,000 Marines aboard. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops! 


Tirzah
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   Posted 6/16/2009 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete,
Now you're just making me jealous -- not to mention hungry. That trout sounds fantastic. Glad to hear you're enjoying life more.

Frances
Moderator -- Depression Forum

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