~Tuesday Koffee Klatch

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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/6/2010 12:52 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...  turn   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 hope you are feeling a bit better Chutz)
     Is it really Tuesday? ....Yes, yes it is. Imagine that! We made it through monday without biting off any heads or ending up in the looney bin! Obviously we deserve gold stars! Speaking of gold stars... do you know someone who deserves an award? Please, share with us who that person is. Is it someone special? Husband, lover, friend or mother perhaps?
Who in your life deserves an award and why?
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 7/6/2010 5:00 AM (GMT -6)   
My wife deserves one for working full time and also going to nursing school full time.

My 4 year old son deserves about 100. He empties and load the dishwasher without being asked 90% of the time. While he can't put the dishes away he does stack the clean ones neatly on the counter and sorts the plates and bowls out by size. Also when he sees the outlying trash cans getting full in the house he will get a large trash bag and go around and empty them. When we go grocery shopping he never asks for candy or junk food. He also helps get items off the shelves not for only me but for people he sees who are having trouble reaching stuff on the lower shelves. He also helps feed the dogs and the cat most days and does a host of other things around the house. He is a very good helper that does far better than anyone could expect out of a 4 year old. He also has a very kind heart.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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   Posted 7/6/2010 5:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd have to give an award to my older brother , he has led my family to from one that had no communicational skills to the closest family I know of or about .Every year at Christmas we do the Xmas Round Table  . My brother started this and explained to us that each of us will go around to every other family member and tell how he feels about them .No one really wanted to do it but we reluctantly agreed .At this time the only kids in the family were my sisters  , she had a 5 year old boy and a 3 year old girl .Well as everyone nerviously looked around at each other none other than my sisters 3 year old little girl started out and said ''I wish my Daddy would spend more time with me '' . My brother-in-law looked liked someone had punched him in the stomach , he started crying and apologized to his daughter and that 3 year old little girl led us that day .After we had all had our turns where long time grudges were resoloved , things that had need to be said for years finally got said and misunderstandings were straightened out , I realized there is no place in ''normal''families for this to take place , where emotional needs can be met , save perhaps funerals when its too late .But the overwhelming % of families have no place to grow together emotionally .Well we've been doing the round table for 30 years and I beleive I know each member of my family to their soul , I have said everything important I need to say to them and they me .Our children now have round tables in their homes on Xmas and we've done it by video call . This my brother brought to my family . Mikel  

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 7/6/2010 7:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd like to give a Big Gold Star to you Dani, for being my Guardian Angel and always being there for me and everyone else in our HW Family!!!
I'd also give a Big one to my friend Miss Linda for being so strong & brave during this tough time she is going through.
A Big gold star for Mikel for being my new e-mail buddy and being there for me when I'm down in the dumps evan though he's got his own battles to fight!!!
And last I'd like to give gold stars to my two Sons in the Navy> Joe guarding our country over on the west side and Pete Jr. guarding the east side and all the other US Solders, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and Troops deployed around the world protecting our freedom! God bless them!!!
When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!

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   Posted 7/6/2010 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I would also give a big gold star to Dani!! There are many people here that deserve one because you all have been so great to me.....but definitely Dani! She is so kind and caring to everyone and does it all with a smile even with the pain she is in!!

I would give a gold star to my Mom....may she rest in peace, she was in so much pain her whole life but she never complained and she was the most incredible person you could meet!

I would give my hubby a gold star....he is so kind and caring and I have put him through so much! Not just my pain.....so much in general!

And I would give a gold star to my sister Shannon (damouthy1) .....she is going through so much herself and still has to deal with 5 children (ranging from 7-19) and the drama in their lives....somehow she still has time for me!

Take care of you.....all of you!


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   Posted 7/6/2010 11:31 AM (GMT -6)   
A big gold star would go to my husband Ray. He takes fantastic care of me in every possible way without any complaints at all.

Another gold star would go collectively to my family and friends - who never make me feel different or feeble or useless.

A third gold start would go to my cat Dorie, who consistently cheers me up with her antics, and who always seems to know when I need a cuddle.

and finally, a gold star to the forums here as a whole. What a great community we have and what an amazing place we can come to, when we're feeling like no one else "gets it". As much as my husband or friends or family go out of their way for me, they can't truly understand what it's like to be in pain every minute of every day. Here, everyone understands, and that is gold star material to me!

Great question and one I loved answering. Thanks Dani!!

Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoroacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily

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   Posted 7/6/2010 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I would give my husband a gold star.  He's so wonderful.  He takes care of me and never complains.   I would also give a gold star the my cp family also.  You all are such a wonderful bunch.  You all know what it's like when I'm in so much pain and you're willing to give support even when you're dealing with your own pain.  Thank you all.
love and hugs
Dx:  ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, hypothyroidism, typeII diabetes, asthma, allergies, high blood pressure, polycystic ovary syndrome, PTSD, depression, anxiety

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