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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 8/9/2010 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Tuesday 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:
     What is a typical day like in your life? When do you wake up? What do you do during the day? When are you able to wind down after a long day? Tell us what a typical day in your life is like.
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 8/9/2010 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dani!

It's late Monday here so I'm cheating just a bit but I'll share what my typical days are like since they are almost always the same. Up by 6:00 to get hubby's lunch packed and him off to work. Then take my meds, blood sugar readings, insulin and some food to keep the pills from eating holes in my stomach. ;-) Then I pile in my recliner until 8:00. I swear that this new puppy/dog can read the clock. No matter when the sun comes up she starts reminding me withing 5 minutes of 8:00 that it's time to go outside so she can run and play for an hour. We hike back into the woods we own and she runs on the old logging roads and through the bushes loving every minute.Then back to the house where I usually get on the computer for a while.

I spend time between sewing, cleaning and working on the computer the rest of the day. I often turn on the TV if there is something interesting on the University channels or educational TV. Commercials annoy me! about the only time I go anywhere is if I have a doctor appointment...but that's MY choice. I'm happy at home and comfortable so why go out. Hubby comes home after 6:00 PM and I have supper ready. After it's often both of us in the computer room...him on one side on his computer and me on the other. It's our "quality time"...lol He heads to bed by 9 or so and sometimes I get there then too. Often though I stay up and work on Photoshop doing scrapbooking or getting pictures fixed up for family, or might work on a sewing project for a while longer...or maybe cruise eBay. Then off to bed once the night meds kick in. In the morning I start all over again. Now I see why my own mother called me boring and stuffy. (she really did!) lmbo...

On weekends hubby and I do projects around the place and most often can barely keep up. We live in a rural area on wooded acreage so there are always chores to do. But once September begins to show on the calendar it's the start of our camping season. We love winter camping and go as often as we can. If we can get a 3 or 4 day weekend we're on the road to the same place on the beach near Ocean City, Wa. It's heaven for me!

So now that you see just how boring I am you probably wonder who this person is called Chutz?!!???...lol It's me! This is my not-so-boring side.

Talk to ya later...
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Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 8/10/2010 12:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hum!....Well I'm up at 6:00am and at work by 7:00am I run a multi/million dollar milling machine, and if you fly comerically there is a good chance I made some of the parts for the airplane.
It would have to be a Boeing though! :)

The guys I work with are great, and I have worked with many of them for over 30yrs or so.

As soon as I get home, I'm a looking for my Baby! Sure do miss her during the day! :)

Then maybe lay down in bed and relax, by watching an episode of REPO MAN!

Yea!.....that there is what I'm a talking about! :)

You all have a great day now, you hear! :)


Whew! Don't know what got into me! I have been watching REPO Man for the last two hrs! :)
"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) : 8/10/2010 7:13:04 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/10/2010 1:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hm, okay... typical day.

My bf and I usually get up at 7:30 h. It's the semester break now, but when the new semester begins, I'll only have few courses left at university. Mostly, I need to work on finishing my papers and finding topics for exams. My bf goes to work around 9:00 h, sometimes a little bit earlier. Before that, we drink our obligatory cappuccino together.

Once he has gone to work, if I don't have to go to university, I usually stay at home, tidy up, do some laundry and get to work at my computer - not that much lately because my laptop was broken, but more in the future since I have a new one. I might buy some groceries that we need and have lunch around noon. On a few days, I teach in the afternoons. I give private lessons in English and German to pupils here in Germany. On Thursdays and Fridays, I teach groups of pupils at a facility, on Thursday nights I have a pupil who is over 50 and is just learning English (he grew up in what used to be East Germany where he didn't learn English) and on Tuesdays, I teach an 18-year old who is preparing for his A-levels.

My bf usually comes home from work around 4:00 p.m. and on Mondays and Tuesdays, or occasionally on a Friday or Saturday night, I work in a Heavy Metal bar, bartending. Those are the nights when I usually come home late, if it's very late, I might sleep in the next morning.

On Wednesday nights, my bf and I go to our swordfencing course. We learn medieval swordfencing there which is very exhausting and as difficult as doing Ballet, but so much fun.

My bf usually cooks in the evening. I myself am not such a good cook, so I often leave that to him since he likes doing it.
In the evening, if I'm not working in the bar, we sit down and watch a movie togehter, talk about the day and the kids at his work place - who are hardly younger than me, but a lot more immature.

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 8/10/2010 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
A typical day for me begins at 5:45 when my fiance turns off the alarm clock for the first time, and takes the next 15 minutes to snuggle with me and talk about our upcoming day. At that time we ususally assess my pain level and try to plan accordingly. When we finally make it out of bed, I have to harness and walk out two dogs, a golden retriever and a boston terrier pug mix puppy. I make my fiance and two sons breakfast if it is a good day and feed the pets. I pack my fiance's lunch and get the kids ready for the day. Soon school will start, and our routine will only change a little. We walk the dogs as a family most days, but a few I cheat and just walk with my fiance.

When he leaves for work which is at the same time the kids will leave for school, I take some time for me. I heat up a hot water bottle, get a cold drink and brew myself some tea and either read a little or just take quiet time to reconnect or meditate. Then I begin my medical transcription school classes from my laptop, intermixed with whatever cleaning I can manage that day. I also walk the dogs again repeatedly, since the puppy has to go out frequently.

I try to have dinner ready for them all when my fiance gets home from work, but that isn't always possible. Mostly they come home and we work together to put dinner on the table and eat together. After I help the kids with homework and chores, we generally either sit down to watch the Discovery channel, or we take turns playing a video game.

On bad days I read a lot. Sundays are a day we take for family and go to church or visit family. Many times we just hang out at home. Even before the CP issues I was a homebody.
Pelvic adhesive disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, SI joint pain, 7 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, and adhesions.

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 8/10/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   


    Okay here goes! ..No laffing :-)

     ~ 5:45am ~ Begin the breakfeast table. biscuits, sweet rolls, sausage, eggs, fruit bowl. Wake the bumblebees and take their tired little souls to the table. Pack lunches (fixing are already made for whole week on sudays). Lay out their school uniforms & pester them to "hurry up, we havnt got all day". Then I get myself somewhat together for patrol. (dont want to scare the locals  smilewinkgrin  )
     ~ 7:45am My husband comes home from night shift and sits to breafeast table. I take the girls out to bus stop and I patrol.
     ~ 9:00am Tuck my husband into bed. Grabb that general clean bucket and stool. Start at the back of the house in little rosies room and clean room by room until I reach the kitchen. Bus the tables, start dishwasher and laundry wash at same time.
     ~ 11:30 am I sit. Next to the one of the washers and enjoy a reprieve from the ringing in my ears. Then I hop up and do 1 of the "major clean" items. Only one though, I do not want to start out my afternoon in alot of pain. At this point I am already pushing it.
     ~ 12:30 - 3:00 I clean myself up. Sit down to work on some jewelry.
     ~ 3:45 pm Patrol buss stop. Prep dinner. Homework. One on one talk time with the girls while I make supper.
     ~ 5:30 pm Serve my husband supper in bed (his breakfeast). Sit for supper with the girls (wednesday we eat and play board game)
     ~ 6:30 Clean and relax. Spend time doing what we like / free time
     ~ 8:15 "quick clean" and story time
     ~ 9:00 Mommys private time
     ~ 11:30 My husband comes home for lunch
     ~ 1:30 - 3:00 am hopefully somewhere in there I can get to sleep.

     ...so thats about it in a nut shell. I know it is "boring" from the outside in.. But for me it is alot of work.

*warm hugg*

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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White Beard
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   Posted 8/10/2010 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Days that I don't have appointments in town, My days go something like this, my pill alarm goes off at 6AM I take my pills and go back to bed till 8 AM or maybe 10 AM depending on how how my night was, I make my coffee, and check my E-mail make my bed and shower and that stuff, then listen to the radio ( I like WLS talk radio, out of Chicago) and play on the computer, at ten my pill alarm goes off again and I take my meds at anytime after 11 AM sometimes I eat lunch and sometimes I don't I usually watch the local news at noon, and I then watch either the history channel or the science channel for an hour or two, and then do computer stuff, at 2PM I take my meds again, and maybe take a nap if I had a rough night, if not I just do computer or TV or read, then I fix supper I aways wash up my dishes as soon as I am done eating. I usually watch the 6PM news and again take my meds, and then if it is not to hot out I might go for a walk down past the dock, a quarter mile away, that kills an hour or so and On Tuesday nights I have to watch NCIS but other than that I read or do computer stuff, at 10PM I take my meds (last time for the day) I normally stay up late, most nights I do not go to bed until after midnight or 1 or 2 AM. I am ususally on the computer, and listening to the radio, I like Shaun Hannity and Mark Levine, and of course Coast to Coast with George Noory! Anyway the exact time I turn off the lights varies with my mood and my pain levels.

Fridays and Saturdays are my cleaning days, and wash days, when I spend the whole day or most of it cleaning, usually either Friday or Saturday I strip the bed and wash all the sheets and linen. Some times I mow the lawn on Saturday afternoon, I have a little cub cadet bug, a very small single blade rider mower, and it usually takes at least 3 hours to mow my yard. I often premedicate and I still have to take breaks. I can not do any hand mowing or weed eating. Days that I have appointment in town, last week it was Monday through Thursday, most early morning appointments. 8 or 8:15, It is a 40 mile drive one way, and usually stop at Micky Deee's for breakfast on the way. (those are usually the only days I eat breakfast) anyway I usually have to leave the house by 7 AM on those days so I just get up when my pill alarm goes off at 6AM. Those days when I am in town I will also do my shopping, or sometimes just walk around the stores to be around other people.
That is my boring life (smile)

White Beard
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