~Sunday Koffee Klatch!

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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 9/27/2009 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
If you are new to this forum family then you may be wondering what kind of goofy question is that on a health care forum. idea We all suffer with medical conditions and with most of us there is pain involved...sometimes a lot of pain. Or maybe you are the loved one of one of these persons. This forum is all about how we help and support each other, how we gain back more quality to our lives, and how we can learn and share what we gain along the way and hopefully make not only our lives better but the lives of others who come to join us.

But we need to also remember that there is the other side of life...the side that isn't concentrated on illness and pain. That's why we started the daily Koffee Klatch. This is a time to laugh, reminisce, chit-chat about the silly things in our lives...all fun things and no pain. In fact the 'P' word is not allowed... tongue So each day we share our thoughts or experiences on a different topic. Often it includes food, sometimes we talk about our past, and other times we just get goofy! Laughter is our goal. So, please join us whether this is your very first day on Healing Well or you're a seasoned veteran.
(We sure do miss you Miss Chutz! We ALL hope your having fun!)
     Early riser? Or sleep in late?
     Here in the Henson household we are early risers. ... Well, my little bumblebees are anyway! Even on the weekends they will come and giggle and whiper and wake me up no later than 7am. During the week I wake about 6:30 to 6:45am. I remember I once asked them," Why do you wake up so early?!?!". My youngest replied," But Mommy, Mr. Sunshine is already awake." OOo they make my heart fill with happiness. I wonder if I will ever get a chance to sleep in? hehe :-)
      So, are you and early riser or sleep in late?

TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,  
And sorry I could not travel both  
And be one traveler, long I stood

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   Posted 9/27/2009 12:06 PM (GMT -6)   
When I'm working during the week I get up at 5:30am. On weekends I sleep til I wake up, usually about 9:00am.


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 9/27/2009 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh how I wish I could sleep in the morning!!!! I'm never out of bed later than 5:00am! I just hurt too much to stay there and have to get up and move around. I'm up every hour like clockwork using the b-room all night long which drives my wife crazy but I can't help it. Sorry to be breaking the rules and talking about my problems but it's OK. I love the early morning and watching the sunrise everyday! It's my favorite time of day. I'm lucky like that!
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 serving on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis but is currently in advance radar school in Va. Bch. Va. and Pete Jr. is on The Asault Ship USS Bataan "The Jaws of the Fleet" somewhere in the Persian Gulf w/ 2,000 Marines aboard. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops! 

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   Posted 9/27/2009 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I have always been a night person. And when you're not working or doing much else (like me) I think some of what can generally be a good trait can take on a life of its own! LOL So now my days and nights are almost completely reveresed! Sometimes I don't go to bed until around 5am!!! I admit I doze slightly (very slightly, as I'm sitting up & if I had a recliner it would be all over for the night but my neck would kill me in the morning!) in front of the tv, but keep watching something or other. I think there is a part of me that wishes I didn't have to sleep, because sometimes being up early can be great and I miss it as with my pain meds I sleep through the morning.

On the sad side (ok, I know, I won't get into the "p" thing!) I think some of it has to do with living alone, and some with not having a reason to get up except to face filling out more forms or stuff that "has to" be done. I have to find a way to change that (that's for another thread!). But I've always been a night person, and I've read that it's kind of genetic to an extent, so I don't think I'll ever change into a real morning person! Even when I had to get up early, I was always sleepy, and in the late afternoon when everyone at work was dragging, I would be getting my second wind, which was why I made a great 2nd shifter!

My mother once told me when I was a baby it seemed I never wanted to close my eyes - that I always wanted to be watching what was going on around me, like I was drinking it all in. I think that may be built in somewhere, except another part of my body needs sleep!!! LOL


Dani - thanks again for all these great ideas!

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   Posted 9/27/2009 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I am up everyday no matter where I am....4-4:30AM.
I have done this since I was a kid!  On the rare occasions that I sleep till 5, I feel like I overslept....now don't ya think thats sick? lol

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   Posted 9/27/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   

I can't believe so many of you are early risers! I definately would sleep in if I could, obviously work, kids, music lessons have us up at 6.30-7.00am but I love to lie in. We have a big king size bed and all the kids just pile in with us on a Sunday morning, we tell stories, catch up on the weeks events but never before 8am!!! I would be a zombie at 5.00 let alnoe 4.30!!! How do you manage? I love a late night but hats off to you PAlady, couldn't manage an all nighter any more. Left them behind in my early thirties. I often wake during the night and get up and read or watch telly for an hour or two, just seems to be my routine now.

Best wishes, golitho

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