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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 4/15/2010 11:10 PM (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 Chutz!)
     We made it through the week! *pew* Break out the fuzzzy slippers and super soft sweat pants!
     I was in the chat room last night and the subject of hobbies came up. I got to know one of our newest members a bit better and found out she loved doing silk floral arrangments. One of our dear Veteran CP family members loves to do beading. So it got me thinking......
      Do you have a hobbie? Would you ever consider "selling" your hobbie, if your hobbie produced things. For example needle point, oil paintings, floral arrangments, garden vegetables or caught fish (Just to name a few?)
      So... What is your hobbie?
     For me, my most recent hobbie for a little over a year now is jewelry making. I am content to sit and make jewelry for long peroids of time, only rising every 20 mins or so to stretch. I make "full sets" which include matching Necklace, earrings, bracelets, anklets. I am about to delve into the word of watch jewlery! Needless to say I am very excited to start.
      I do want to sell the "sets" I make some day..... But I always end up giving them away as gifts or making special occasion "gifts". It feels so good to give the jewelry sets as gifts, I quickly forget about all the time and cost of materials to make them. blush



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 4/16/2010 5:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dani. I have taken jewelry classes, and they're so much fun! I haven't made anything in some time, but I have all of my tools and beads, so I hope to start up again in the summer.

Also, I'm going to take drawing classes again this summer.

I like to scrapbook too. It's so much fun for me. My husband bought me a printer so I can print pictures here at home. The materials for all of my hobbies get expensive though!


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   Posted 4/16/2010 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Dani girl , first I'm sorry about missing the thursday chat , I got totally engrossed in studying my course and missed out on checking friends , bummer !!!! Forgive me friends Love you all !!! As for my hobby I'd have to say oil painting ,I have given some away , never sold a painting though < just enjoy painting landscapes ,
HIV+ also Hep c , need hip replacement surgery on hold because of unknown but cellulitus-like ailment  .most pain from hip condition and cellulitus-like ailment .hands numb may have carpal tunnel syndrome now . Great frustration because doctors unable to diagnos ailment              .Medecines -    ,viracept,truvada, l Indomethacin  '                                                                                                                         

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   Posted 4/16/2010 9:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning Dani! First off!...I wanted to say on behalf of all CP members, you have done a fabulous job of posting the Koffee Klatch for us here on the forum! Excellant Job!

OK Hobbies? I have a few!....Our Harley Davidson!....Cooking on our Biggreenegg grill, smoking meats and the such. And of course Photography! :)

SE :)
DDD (Degenerative Disk Disease) S1-L4-L5, Heart Attack 2002, Angioplasty to clear blocked Artery and to implant Stent. Six Epidurals, Disocgram, Melanoma Cancer 07, Lumbar Fusion March of 2010, Four cortisone injections Tendinitis in Elbow.

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   Posted 4/16/2010 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I do cross-stitching and have done it with beads and different textured threads (metalics, Krenik) and I've used different textures for
needlepoint too....
Thanks for doing these Dani, and Chutz your missed, hope your okay...
HUGZ to all
I used to make beaded earrings, bit they don't sell good...
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


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   Posted 4/16/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Michael, you have done a fantastic job of the koffee klatch in Chutzie's absence. Great job hon!

I missed the chat room too. I always mean to show up and then I get distracted and forget. Oh well, next week.

My main hobby is sewing. I used to have a little business making wedding gowns and formal dresses. But I got turned off by all the bridal family and party. The brides themselves were ok. Now I make wedding dresses once in a while as a gift for someone I love. I have two little granddaughters and I sew for them also. But lately, the pain has got the best of me--even in my hobby. Too too bad.

Thanks for letting me share.

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   Posted 4/16/2010 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. I like photography also, mostly nature shots. I make my favorites into greeting cards and sell them at a local seasonal art gallery. They seem to do pretty well. I really don't make any money doing that but I think it is really cool that people like my work enough to put some of their hard earned money down to buy a sample of it. I also like my flower garden.

If I can laugh at it, I can live with it.

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   Posted 4/16/2010 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I have to agree Dani that you've done a wonderful job with the Koffee Klatches in Chutz absence.  I also hope that Chutz is ok.
As far as my hobby.  I like doing cross stitching and  crocheting.  I would love to learn how to knit.  I would love do quilt as my grandmother taught me how, but buying the material to make a quilt would be quite expensive.  I think i might research that and see if I can find some online that's cheaper.  I do like to sew too, but I don't have a sewing machine and I couldn't do it by hand because my left hand would hurt too bad.  Hmmm i've got some ideas.
Dx:  ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, hypothyroidism, typeII diabetes, asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome, PTSD, depression, anxiety

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 4/17/2010 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   



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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