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ivy6
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   Posted 7/30/2010 4:01 PM (GMT -7)   
It's going to be a cold, bleak, weekend, so my basic goal is to snuggle and rest.


Basics:

* check in newspaper to see if there's anything fun on today - done. And no, there's nothing fun on today, but a few good things tomorrow, so...
* get the house TIDY so I can have fun tomorrow and not feel guilty
* beauty session
* drink water
* eat veg
* shower and dress
* spirituality stuff
* exercise
* stretch
* phone church
* keep trying to unclench jaw. I'm making progress on this one!! :-)


Try to do at least some of these:

* watch a movie (or hey, more than one movie :-) )
* add to shopping list
* write a letter?
* do some / all dishes
* do ironing?
* do mending?
* do any extra cleaning?
* keep trying to get washing dry
* wash those sheets? (I put them in the machine yesterday but forgot to turn it on tongue turn )
* phone someone?
* reading?
* open admin letters?
* anything else off the stress / to do list?
* cook something?
* spend a little bit of time outside, weather permitting
* do something creative?

Oh yeah, and

* don't overdo it

Have a great Saturday, everyone.

Ivy.
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ivy6
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   Posted 7/30/2010 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
* check in newspaper to see if there's anything fun on today - done. And no, there's nothing fun on today, but a few good things tomorrow, so...
* get the house TIDY so I can have fun tomorrow and not feel guilty - doing
* beauty session - started
* drink water - doing
* shower and dress - done
* exercise - done
* stretch - done
* keep trying to unclench jaw. I'm making progress on this one!! - doing
* watch a movie (or hey, more than one movie ) - doing :-)
* keep trying to get washing dry - doing
* wash those sheets? (I put them in the machine yesterday but forgot to turn it on ) - done
* spend a little bit of time outside, weather permitting - yes. Popped outside while the sun was shining and did a wee bit of pruning and weeding


Time for lunch... and vegetables.

Ivy.
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vixen
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   Posted 7/31/2010 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   
OK for me-DH flew back overnight so in a couple of hours have to go and pick him up so all routine will fly out of the window for 3 weeks but it will be worth it for 'normality' for that time :-)

chocholic
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   Posted 7/31/2010 2:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Saturday TLC

* shower and wash hair
* get dressed
* mop floors
* hoover living room
* do dishes
* polish living room
* watch a movie?
Dx - Crohn's (2006), Depression (2010)
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron infusion weekly, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals, 15mg prednisolone, calcium supplement, mirtazapine
Tried - aza, pentasa, questran, infliximab
No crohns' surgeries to date, Episcleritis for 3 weeks x 2, pains in hands, wrists, hips, lower back, knees and ankles

Allergic to Infliximab
Was at uni, but have paused the course to try to figure out my health!

Nanners
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   Posted 7/31/2010 7:52 AM (GMT -7)   
I didn't get to the shower yesterday, just too weak and in pain. So my goal today is to get that shower taken and try to walk a little around the house. I really need to try to build up my strength.
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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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chocholic
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   Posted 7/31/2010 11:10 AM (GMT -7)   
* get dressed - done
* do dishes - done
* watch movie - doing and done
* mop floors - done
* wipe down kitchen counters - done
Dx - Crohn's (2006), Depression (2010)
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron infusion weekly, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals, 15mg prednisolone, calcium supplement, mirtazapine
Tried - aza, pentasa, questran, infliximab
No crohns' surgeries to date, Episcleritis for 3 weeks x 2, pains in hands, wrists, hips, lower back, knees and ankles

Allergic to Infliximab
Was at uni, but have paused the course to try to figure out my health!

NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 7/31/2010 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm going through a bad depression at the moment, so my goal is to simply make it through another day - every day :-/

ivy6
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   Posted 7/31/2010 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Nanners, could you sit down and give yourself a sponge bath? Showers are exhausting.

Choc, I don't see much tlc for *you* in there, other than the movie. What did you watch, btw?

Have fun with your husband, Vixen.

Huge hugs to NCOT. Sometimes all we can do is take it a day - or a second - at a time.
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NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 7/31/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
^Showers are surprisingly tiring. I can cope with them better now, but I remember being so fatigued it was hard to stand up. Nothing shatters me faster than gardening, however. I remember trying to do a bit last year and just giving up because it was too much like hard labour. Maybe I was doing it all wrong, I don't know...

Ivy - Thank you for the hug :-/

ivy6
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   Posted 7/31/2010 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Even sitting on the floor of the shower can help, or on a plastic chair if you have one that will fit in the stall.

I think it depends on what sort of gardening you were doing, NCOT, and how much you did of it. When I'm feeling very unwell I start small - e.g. pull ten weeds a day - and build up from there.
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NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 7/31/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I was trying to weed and turn over the soil in a patch of earth about 3 square meters in size. (Pretty rough guess...) I did make some difference, but I never got around to planting any flowers or plants - wouldn't have known how to anyway. And we've got a gardener at long last, so I've given up my faint gardening ambitions :-/

ivy6
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   Posted 7/31/2010 4:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, you silly moo :-), I think that would exhaust most people :-). No wonder you didn't have fun.

Planting's easy: dig hole, put seedling in hole, gently fill hole with dirt, give seedling a good drink. Maybe your gardener could show you how, if you're interested... or maybe put some bulbs in a pot for the spring?

I'm glad you have someone to help you there. Gardens need regular attention, and it's hard to be regular in anything when you're ill. (I have the same probs here).
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NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 7/31/2010 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I never did have an overwhelming amount of common sense... <_<

I might have a go at the pot idea. We've got a few pots now (remember the geraniums I posted? :p), but there's room for plenty more. I like the idea of planting something we can use, such as veggies or herbs, as well as flowers.

It is hard to keep up something regularly. Even pre-Crohn's I was appalling at it. I'm currently attempting to take over the care of our two goldfish, in hopes that if I can manage to look after two goldfish I might one day be able to look after a cat or a dog... :-/

ivy6
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   Posted 7/31/2010 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Goldfish can be discouraging though. I find that they can go belly-up for no reason at all... as I said, discouraging.

Are yours inside fish, or outside?

Planting - you could try edible flowers, like nasturtiums, then you could have the best of both worlds...
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NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 7/31/2010 4:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Inside fish. They've survived our (mis)attentions for the last few years, so they must be pretty hardy... They've finally got a nice new tank with a proper filter, although I'm concerned it's a tad small for them; one of them is really quite big. Too late now; we're not gonna buy another tank for a while :-/

*googles* Not sure about eating them, but they're quite pretty-looking little things. They look a decent choice.

ivy6
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   Posted 7/31/2010 4:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Super-easy to grow, too. I used to get my Rainbows / Brownies (using UK-speak) growing them, and even they didn't muck it up :-).

Sorry about the unsolicited advice. Hazard of being a moderator for a long time - I find I end up dishing it out all the time now :-).

I've *heard* that fish won't outgrow their ponds. I hope that's true...
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NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 7/31/2010 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Brownies? As in the Girl Guides, presumably, and not the delicious chocolate fudge cake? <_<

No need for apologies! Never even noticed the unsolicited advice, tbh. The only time that ever bothers me if somebody offers it then acts all offended when I don't act upon it. It has been known to happen... >_<

So do I :-/ If worst came to worst, there are certainly enough rivers we could chuck them into, but then I would worry that they wouldn't last for 5 seconds out in the wild.

In other news: making a bag of dried pineapple today's dinner wasn't the best idea I have ever had. Bleurgh.

ivy6
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   Posted 7/31/2010 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL. Hard to stop eating dried fruit once you start... :-)

Yes, as in Guides. Am a fully qualified Brown Owl (in BritSpeak), but on sick leave. I miss it... more than uni, sad to say :-).

I know what you mean about people badgering you because you haven't followed their advice - v aggravating.

NCOT, isn't it 3am there?!!!! GO TO BED!!! Rest is important, even if you don't sleep. No Brownie points for you otherwise, my dear... :-).

Ivy.
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chocholic
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   Posted 8/1/2010 3:09 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah good point ivy. i dont tend to do any TLC for me anymore. Just so tired and chores must be done. i watched 27 dresses, with katherine heigl. I've seen it before, but tv is rubbish. I've currently got 10 things i know about you.

NCOT - pots are the way forward for gardens!! almost no weeding but all the pleasure of lovely flowers, plus no digging!!!!
Dx - Crohn's (2006), Depression (2010)
Currently - Humira fornightly, iron infusion weekly, B12 3 monthly, prenatal vits+minerals, 15mg prednisolone, calcium supplement, mirtazapine
Tried - aza, pentasa, questran, infliximab
No crohns' surgeries to date, Episcleritis for 3 weeks x 2, pains in hands, wrists, hips, lower back, knees and ankles

Allergic to Infliximab
Was at uni, but have paused the course to try to figure out my health!

NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 8/1/2010 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
'twas nice pineapple. Plus I found a new cure for constipation, should I ever need it... >_>

Ah okay. Aren't the Brown Owls in charge of the Brownies? Not sure, as I never joined the Brownies, but I did join the Girl Guides. Enjoyed the camping trips :p

It was after 5am before I got to bed; I bitterly felt it today, that's for sure =/ I really don't do well on lack of sleep. Unfortunately I'm not the world's best sleeper :-/ But I do manage to get sufficient sleep most nights. That wasn't the case a few years, when I was a chronic insomniac. Horrible times, those.

@chocholic - Pretty much sounds about right :p My mum actually bought some plants for the front garden today, but the gardener will plant those.

And now. It's nearly 3am and I'm off to bed. Tomorrow my brother is arriving to stay with us for 3 weeks. Joy... <_<

Goodnight folks :p

ivy6
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   Posted 8/1/2010 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
NCOT, do you get to the point where you dread bed because you know you won't sleep? I do.

Yes, the Owls look after the Brownies over there. Different system here these days, though. Most of us are named after Aust plants or animals, or have some sort of Indigenous name for Guide stuff.

So sorry about your sleep troubles.
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NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 8/1/2010 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Not at the moment. I've been sleeping reasonably well lately - think the 6MP might help with that. Keep having vivid dreams, which I don't want, but I've not had much trouble with falling asleep. I do go to bed too late, though - too late.

I feel for anybody who has trouble sleeping, as there is almost nothing worse in life than chronic sleep deprivation. I had that a few years ago and became seriously rundown as a result. I personally think that's how my fevers got a foothold but that's another story.

I'm sorry for your sleep troubles. Wish I could make them go away :-/ But there's no simple solution, really.

At any rate, I had really better get to bed for real straight after this post... =/

ivy6
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   Posted 8/1/2010 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, vivid dreams are incredibly hard to cope with. It's ok on the rare occasion that they're good dreams, but usually they're nasty, aren't they?

Big hugs to you, NCOT.
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