the good, the bad, and the mediocre.

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gardenlady
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   Posted 10/5/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
The good. Kerry and I got married -- don't know if randynoguts posted anything. He showed up, looking good, I might add. Mom thought so, too, before you haul off and negate me. This was a few weeks ago. It's just taken me a little to get things back up and running around here, with the name change stuff (that's a nightmare, it really is). I was more tired than I thought I would be after everything was over. I don't know how those bridezilla types make it. I guess maybe it's because I'm older than a lot of people when they get married. I'm okay with things not being perfect down to the little detail, and most stuff is just a bunch of little details. All we really cared about was that people enjoyed themselves, and having family and friends all in one place so we could spend some time with them. That part of it came off pretty well, so we were happy. Even as low stress and simple as I tried to keep things, though, I was still *wiped* afterwards. (no flares though -- yay me!)

The mediocre...is just that. The bed frame broke. There's a light out on one of the cars. Stuff that isn't major, but sure is a pain in the butt to deal with. Which has all been piling up the last few weeks while I've been trying to get name change stuff done and get started with a new job and get the Avon up and running (and back up and running after I took the campaign that would have been the week of the wedding off). Figuring out what the heck we're gonna do for dinner tonight. As much as I like to cook, I'm going to have to clean the kitchen first, and I just can't seem to get motivated.

The bad would definitely be the arthritis this year! We went wet and chilly in about two seconds this year, and I have been stiffer than I can remember being for a good long time. This new job of mine comes with some bennies (excellent ones at that!), so finally, I'll be able to get it together with the family doc and he can test me for rheumatoid and lupus like he's been wanting to. We all kind of doubt that's what's going on, but he likes to have his bases covered, and I'm cool with that. I have too many risk factors going on to not test for those things. On the other hand, I really did beat the crap out of my joints for a lot of years, and you can't do that and not pay for it eventually. So that's where I'm at.

Every time I stop in here, there are so many names I don't recognize (and thankfully, kinda, in a weird way, quite a few that I do). Makes me sad to think there are so many being diagnosed with this, and yet glad that folks *are* getting diagnosed and treated and everything. And also glad they're finding Healingwell, God knows this site and the message board have bailed my sorry butt out a few times. Take care all...I know I don't stop in as often as I ought to, and don't post anywhere near what I should. But...no news is good news.
"Let me light my lamp,"
Says the star,
"And never debate
If it will help to remove the darkness."
-- Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore


Zanne
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   Posted 10/5/2008 7:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats!!! And if you have the Good then the bad and the mediocre don't seem so bad, especially when you have someone sitting beside you to help share the burden.
Best of luck with the testing and I hope they can get to the bottom of the issue and start to do some treatment so you can more good and less bad.

Once again, congratulations!!!
Suzanne

CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


gardenlady
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   Posted 10/5/2008 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks! I forgot to post...

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And yeah, it'll be nice to get that testing done. As I said, I'll probably find out what I've known for years -- all the tiny joints in your hand and wrist were not meant to take the abuse I dished out, and they've just gone on strike. Such is life. :P No regrets, really. Just please pass the pain meds. I can get by on aspirin and sometimes pamprin really helps, but there are days when it's just ugly. Pamprin also helps with the weird back spasms that started a few months ago (those may be a job for the chiropractor). I think it does something to relax the muscles. Kerry's taken it for muscle spasms, too, and says it helps.

I suppose it's flu shot season again, as well...any word out there I oughtta be up on regarding shortages or anything?
"Let me light my lamp,"
Says the star,
"And never debate
If it will help to remove the darkness."
-- Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore


Sniper
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   Posted 10/5/2008 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Best wishes and much happiness to you both. Sorry for the bad and the mediocre. Loved the pics.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


lamb61
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   Posted 10/6/2008 3:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Congrats to you both, many happy years!

And I can't believe Sniper didn't jump on this first...........newlyweds and the bed frame broke?????
 


gachrons
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   Posted 10/6/2008 4:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Wishing you the best in your new life and hope you get the body help you need. Nice to see you drop in .Now you have the wedding done hoping the stress will ease up . lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail


Sniper
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   Posted 10/6/2008 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Lamb,,,I thought about it , but was trying to be nice.....I am sure it was a defective bed frame,,evil grin.
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.


Becoming undone
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   Posted 10/6/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Many happy years to you both.
Thank you for the pics...they brought a smile to my face on a rough kinda day...

FamilyGuy
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   Posted 10/6/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats Sara.  I hope you and Kerry have a long, happy life together. 
 
Might want to invest in a better bed though...  smilewinkgrin
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gardenlady
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   Posted 10/6/2008 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
The bed broke a couple weeks before the wedding actually, and it was kinda defective. It's well over 50 years old, and we kind of think that moving it from WI to the humidity levels of WA didn't do it any favors either. So...no. Unfortunately, no interesting stories there. ;) I tried propping it up with Avon boxes for a little while, but as sturdy as they are, they weren't up to that. Bugger.

And with that, I have a bedframe to put together, sheets to change, and a new quilt to put on. Grandma (Kerry's Dad's side) gave us the first quilt she ever worked on, and it is gorgeous. But I haven't wanted to put it on the bed because it would get dirty or there were some nails on the broken frame (when I had it on the boxes) that could have caught it. All is well, though. I even have an afternoon that isn't too wet to get the garbage out, do some laundry (machines are in teh other building, which means slogging your clothes through the rain), and maybe hit the goodwill.
"Let me light my lamp,"
Says the star,
"And never debate
If it will help to remove the darkness."
-- Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore


randynoguts
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   Posted 10/6/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
hey sara, i did not mention the nuptuals cause i did not want to be the spoiler! hey its your news.. so now that you did, yes i went, (wife had to work) and a good time was had by those in attendance. lots of food! mostly homemeade mexican types. enchilada, and tamales etc... all made by the families. and some gut friendly stuff for people like me! so congrats and good wishes!
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chroniemomx2
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   Posted 10/6/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats! What great news!

kimberlayn
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   Posted 10/6/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats! And I love how your groom had his hand is his pocket! My husband did that too, and my cousin's husband. She pulled his hand out though and whispered to 'stop that', but it was in a church with good acoustics and everyone started laughing. That was sixteen years ago and they still haven't lived that down! May you have a very blessed marriage!
diagnosed w/Crohn's 11/06. 34f with 2 boys, a lovable dog, and a wonderful husband. 150 mg Imuran, bentyl, entocort, vicodin as needed, metoprolol for orthostatic hypotension and heart palpitations. Bowel resection 9/07. Active disease back, darn it 8/08. 11 year old son with IBS-C, on Bentyl.


Ides
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   Posted 10/6/2008 8:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations Gardenlady! I'm so happy for you and Kerry!

And I'm still here! Some of us just do not go away....LOL! I agree about the cold damp weather and arthritis. My AS is 100 times more problematic than my CD.
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vietvet
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   Posted 10/7/2008 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
GREAT NEWS, GL!!! with all the material you provided here, from you being stiff to the bed breaking, and randy looking good eyes...........i really had to restrain myself, as i'm sure sniper did too. so i'll just add my and jane's congrats, too. and wishes for a long and prosperous life together. i knew you had changed jobs, but could you refresh me on what it is now? is it related to what you were doing before with the mountain dwellers?

vv

ps: hi ides, i haven't been around much. are you doin' ok?

gardenlady
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   Posted 10/11/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey all! Good to see you folks! Even those of you who can't seem to pull your minds out of the gutter :).

Meant to check in sooner, but the lap top is acting cracked out. Kerry thinks its just the monitor, so hopefully i can get everything done and fixed with my hard drive intact.

Good part -- the Costco memberhsip has once again paid for itself. HP only has a one year warranty, Costco warrants it for two automatic. All I gotta do is call them.
"Let me light my lamp,"
Says the star,
"And never debate
If it will help to remove the darkness."
-- Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore


Sniper
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   Posted 10/11/2008 9:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Why do I feel guilty. I never said a word...
If we would read the secret history of our enemies,we would find in each mans life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.

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