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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 8/9/2010 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Monday Koffee Klatch
 
    
     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.
 
Daily Question:
 
Is there a hobbie, that you can do being a CP patient, that you would like to try? What is it? More importantly, do you think you will be able to delve into the hobbie by Fall 2010?

 
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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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/9/2010 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Excellant question!
 
     My wife and I bought a Biggreenegg, which is a ceramic type grill. It is well suited for Smoking meats as well.
We cannot praise this type of grill enough, and I have spent many a evening watching the blue smoke curl up into the air.
 
This has been so relaxing to me to say the least. The end product can be shared by all, which is what I wanted.
It just so happens that we bought a controler for it, and I can monitor the Egg from my bed as well. Some of these meats such as a Brisket or Pork Butt can take 12 to 24 hours to smoke.
 
   So I would have to say that this is my Hobbie, and it has brought much relaxation to my life while suffering
from CP.
 
    SE
"Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."

JulietteSuzanne
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   Posted 8/9/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
(((Screaming Eagle)))


I LOVE your sig quote. How moving! When I return to work in a few weeks, I'm going to type that and post it in the workroom and teacher's lounge.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/9/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   

 

  Good morning Elenor!

     Well....it isn't something I came up with, so I can't take credit for it,....but I liked it so much that I barrowed it! :)

I belong to at least 5 forums and found it on one of them. I think it is a quote from a basball player, but not sure.

It seemed fitting for me, and the way I feel, although hard to follow at times. We are human after all, but it does give us a goal in life.

   SE


PS: I always liked Lindaloo's signature line, and it was one of the first things I saw after I got out of surgery. It was a great comfort to me, especially the last half of the signature. Here it is...I don't think she will mind if I coppied it here for you all to see.

"Believe in yourself.  Be kind to fellow humans and animals.  Take time to smell the flowers and the coffee.
And by all means, when you are down, ask me for help.  I will be there".
 
Linda is a great woman, and very Positive. She always approaches everything with grace and love.
 
I think maybe Dani can use this for a Koffee Klatch subject one of these days :)
"Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."

Post Edited (Screaming Eagle) : 8/9/2010 9:42:17 AM (GMT-6)


damgalnuna
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   Posted 8/9/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Several weeks ago I took up the hobby of jewelry making. I'm obsessed at this point. I love search for just the right beads, designing new pieces of jewelry, and putting it all together. It provides me with a great distraction from the pain. I recently began trying to sell some pieces on Etsy as a way of defraying the costs of my hobby.
Scoliosis fusion w/rods - 1992; herniated disc - 1996; partial removal of rods - 1997; microdiscectomy - 1997; sudden increase in pain - 2008; since 2008 I've tried the following non-pharmaceutical treatments: physical therapy, aquatic therapy, TENS, acupuncture, trigger point injections, selective nerve root blocks; other diagnoses: depression, anxiety, add; current medications: tramadol, lyrica, baclofen, vicodin, welbutrin, ativan, ritalin

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 8/9/2010 8:53 AM (GMT -7)   
I love to paint and draw and have been doing it or years. It became more difficult with the CP, since sitting up for long periods is trying. I plan on getting back into it near to the Christmas season! I also have found that during the winter months, crocheting, making soap, and creating our own homemade soups and sauces for canning are a great way to warm the house and keep myself warm as well. Most of the leg work for the soap and canning is done by my family with my help or supervision. It is a great way to get us all involved in healthy eating as well!
Pelvic adhesive disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, SI joint pain, 7 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, and adhesions.

PAlady
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   Posted 8/9/2010 10:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Dani,
You challenged me right off the bat! LOL Seriously, this is pretty similar to the suggestion I posted when you asked for questions, and I did it because I'm trying to imagine something new to try that I could do...and I haven't found it yet. But I want to.

I'm hoping reading some of what others are doing may help stir my imagination.

I have dabbled in creative writing over the years, started but never finished (of course) a novel or two, and down the line maybe I will try it again. Right now it doesn't sound like much fun, as I seem to be doing nothing but paperwork for numerous agencies. Happens when you get poor (another "p" word I wish I could avoid)!

I did just join the modern age and got a great deal from my cable company on a "light" version of high speed internet, so I don't have to use dial up anymore. That means everything is configured differently on my computer, so maybe now I'll say my plan is to adapt to this new way of computing, and hopefully have a little fun with it. Just getting to my e-mail right now has been a challenge!

I look forward to reading more from everyone else.

Thanks!
PaLady

flower123
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   Posted 8/9/2010 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm on the internet a lot:)

I posted a question about people's hobbies before and got so many amazing responses! I am finally at the point where I have a few weeks straight to do nothing, so I'll be heading to the store!

:)

Flower

Áthas
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   Posted 8/9/2010 2:49 PM (GMT -7)   
My head's quite full with my bf's stuff. He's just finished building a whole stage which needs to be transportable too. After two weeks of very hard work, he's got bigger muscles, too. I helped him and his colleague on Saturday and Sunday and painted things for hours and hours. My bf is a prop maker and has even worked on movies like "Gladiator" and "Sleepy Hollow", but has trouble finding a job in Germany. Germans are so narrow-minded and sometimes won't even accept his Bachelor's degree in gold- and metalwork because one can't study that at German universities. So he won't get money for the stage-building, but hopefully, contacts and more chances.
I'm still amazed at how quickly he's managed to do it. It's the first stage he's ever made and he has an extremely rare talent.

And exactly one week ago, I got a new laptop from my parents since my old one was broken. It was a surprise and so incredibly nice.

skeye
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   Posted 8/9/2010 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, this isn't really a hobby (although in a way it sort of is), but I am hoping to take a basic EMT course this fall. I really wanted to get my EMT certification while I was in college, but the timing never worked out. Both my town and a neighboring town are offering EMT courses this fall. I'm not sure what the schedule is for the one in my town, but I know the one in the other town is Tues/Thurs nights 6 - 9, which would allow me to work my full time job & then do the course on the side.

If I did get my EMT cert, then I would work for the Fire Department in my town as a volunteer EMS (we're a tiny country town, so all the firemen/EMT's are volunteers).

I'm still trying to figure out all the details, as I also have to get my vet school apps done & start this online animal nutrition course that I already signed up & paid for (I have till April 2011 to finish it). Gosh for "taking a year off," I sure am busy!

Skeye

PAlady
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   Posted 8/9/2010 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow - I just have to say to Skeye that's quite impressive! The course work for an EMT isn't light duty, but thank goodness some people elect to do it. I also live in an area where the firefighters are all volunteer. You continue to amaze me!

PaLady
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