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ivy6
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   Posted 8/24/2010 2:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm really aching today, so expect to be quite slowed up.

Basics:

* shower, wash hair, dress
* prep house for home help
* some / all dishes
* exercise
* spirituality stuff
* make bed
* keep trying to get clothes dry


If I can, try to:

* start investigating insurance
* wrap painting for storage
* store painting
* think about more stuff I can declutter - test electrical stuff to see if it can go?
* tlc for bedrooms
* clean toilet, so home help doesn't do it?


Things I'd like to do (totally optional, though):

* get some groceries
* run more errands?
* keep sewing rug, or filing

Ivy.
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Becky77
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   Posted 8/24/2010 3:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Does the rain make you achey, Ivy, or is your achiness random?
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

ivy6
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   Posted 8/24/2010 6:19 PM (GMT -7)   
It turns out my Vit D deficiency has returned, despite being on supplements, and my gp says that may be causing it. It's annoying, anyway. I'm waiting for the pharmacy to make up & order in new and stronger supplement, but it won't be here for another week yet.

The cold doesn't help, though!!!!! :-)

I've given my bedroom some more tlc, and have done some phoning re insurance. It's all very boggling...
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Becky77
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   Posted 8/24/2010 6:32 PM (GMT -7)   
It's 930pm (Tuesday still) and I've gotten SO much done! Here's what I did:

*edging-I get triple bonus happy points because I got it ALL done! yeah yeah yeah
*Walmart-returned items and bought stuff, including new undies! Yes, I'm girly and get excited about buying underwear!
*returned shirts that stretched too much at Eddie Bauer (I was very disappointed with the quality, thinking of ordering t-shirts from Lands End, they seem to be thicker)
*Took car through carwash-now it's completely clean, inside and out!
*Added items to my Amazon wishlist (I start my Christmas list very early!)

Going to rest for the night and watch some tv this evening, then tomorrow is a rest day. I may go read by the pool as my legs and face could use a bit (only a very small amount) of sun.

I just got my Vitamin D refilled after finding I was deficient. I like the prescription kind since I take it weekly instead of every day! I hope your prescription hurries up so you're not hurting as much!

I think the B12 shot they gave me in the hospital upped my energy. I seem to have more of it recently!
Becky

32 yr old female-dx with Crohn's in '97 after emergency resection and appendectomy, 2nd resection '05, Bilateral pulmonary emboli 10/09
Currently on Humira, Omeprazole, Effexor, Seroquel, Calcium, Vit D
Coumadin stopped 3/15/10!!!!

NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 8/24/2010 9:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm, uh, back... :-/
*sinister music* >_>

Okay, I need to go to bed now but I'll post more tomorrow... <_<

chocholic
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   Posted 8/25/2010 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   
NCOT - nice to see you back!

Ivy - Coco is the ginger, black and white kitten. Gucci is the ginger and white one.

Both are fine, both having lots of fun diving all over the dining table which is rather slippery. No further breakthroughs with them as yet.

Wednesday TLC

* have breakfast - done
* get dressed
* prep for dentist appt
* go to dentist appt
* have lunch
* have dinner
* maybe have a nap
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!

chocholic
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   Posted 8/25/2010 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
* get dressed - done
* prep for dentist appt - done
* go to dentist appt - done

Had a filling done today. I was really nervous again, but i went in with mum as she had her treatment done. The dentist looked at my teeth, and decided that the further clean was unnecessary. Yippee! I did get upset as i got in the chair, but he was lovely this time. He said he could put it off till another time. I got to make the decision to have the filling. Which i did and as a result, NO panic attack! He has filled the tooth that i had the abcess under so no more infection can come back. Major relief, as i have now am back to 6 monthly check ups. He has said i may need further fillings as time goes on due to the 12 years neglect, but they are looking much better and he has pescribed me a flouride toothpaste to use each night to stop the decay.

All in all a good day, although i'm now going to try to eat boiled eggs with my mouth and tongue moslty numb. This could be interesting!!!
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 8/25/2010 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
choc - Thanks :p

I have a new idea for setting myself goals (TLCs), which was suggested by my mum. Do one practical thing a day and go for one walk or drive a day. It's simple, but I like it. I do really admire Ivy (and other people, too) for being able to set herself long lists of daily goals and meet most of them, but I struggle to even think of 10 things to do in a day! :-/ That might change in the future, as I'm looking to move out of home - already there is more stuff for me to do. But to avoid becoming paralysed by anxiety (very easy for me), I'm taking it slowly.

I also met an internet person in real life for the first time last Friday. I was absolutely bricking it beforehand and wanted to run away, but I didn't and am glad that I didn't. She has been an internet friend for a long time and in time might become an IRL friend.

Anyway, TLC...

*drive to brother's
*bring mum and nephews back to our house to prepare them for a 2-day stay with us
*look up route to Chessington Zoo, in preparation for a possible visit tomorrow

It's going to be a tiring two days... :-/

EDIT: @Choc - I read your post about your teeth with interest. I'm not proud of it, but I neglected my teeth in my childhood and teens, and hence had to have lots of fillings. Once I got the hang of brushing my teeth 15 years ago, I have almost never had another filling after that - one or two small ones, but that's it. And nothing in the last 10 years. I now have a really thorough teeth-brushing regime 2x a day, occasionally 3x if I eat more sugary things than normal. I so, so, so wish I had started earlier, but I can't undo the past: only not make worse the damage from the past. And really, your teeth will feel a whole lot better, cleaner and nicer if you brush regularly, as well look whiter. (Mine are nice and white; pity I can't do anything about the crookedness... >_<)

Post Edited (NiceCupOfTea) : 8/25/2010 8:45:36 AM (GMT-6)


chocholic
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   Posted 8/25/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
NCOT - i agree with you, i struggle to think of lots of things to do in my day. I try to just potter about and even if all i mange is to get myself dressed and feed myself, then i'm ok with that. You need to find your own rhythm in life. Sounds alot easier than it is!
I'm so glad you have met your internet friend. A pipe dream for me would be to have a massive healing well meet somewhere (probably USA) and get to put faces to names properly.
I now brush my teeth twice a day and use a decent mouthwash as well. Hopefully with the flouride toothpaste my teeth will improve another lot. Would be lovely to have properly white teeth, and mine are crooked too. I seem to have a tiny jaw bone. One of my adult molars still hasnt come through properly cos it cant! I have no wisdom teeth either. I could probably have a tooth pulled and my teeth would straighten out but the dentist wont have it. He wants my teeth in my mouth!!
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!

Becky77
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 1768
   Posted 8/25/2010 12:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I had tons of orthodontic work when I was younger, including a palate expander and braces, so my teeth are straight. I have had a total of 6 teeth pulled, and only have 24 teeth in my mouth. I take after my dad, and he can't floss his teeth because there is NO room between them. I'm thankful that my parents invested in my mouth so I have straight teeth....if only I wore my retainers they would be better than they are...I'd like to use some teeth whitening stuff, but my teeth are sensitive, so I can't shakehead My BIL neglected his teeth for a long time, and he has to have lots of dental work done now. I feel for him. I got it all out of the way early...knock on wood!!

choc-I only had 2 wisdom teeth, my sister only had 1, and my mom only had 2 also. Count yourself lucky, having them removed is no fun!

I had nothing on my to do list today. I got a lot done yesterday so I'm being lazy today.

My to do list isn't always extensive though. Sometimes it's little things like being up before noon, showering, etc. For me it feels good to cross things off a list...makes me feel like I've accomplished something.

NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 8/25/2010 4:54 PM (GMT -7)   
@choc - I just remembered. You offered to meet up with me a few weeks ago, didn't you? :-/ Feel a bit bad for having said anything now. We could still meet if you liked, although if you don't mind I'd like to wait a few weeks. The internet friend I have known for years, and tbh she suggested the meeting. There was supposed to be a UK meet at the end of this month, which she and I were both going to go to, but in the event we met up a week beforehand. Just as well we did really, since the UK meet has evaporated into the usual nothingness.

As long as you brush with a fluoride toothpaste every day, your teeth should definitely improve. Although it's a bit boring I spend a few minutes brushing as well - no 30 second brushes for me. Don't think you can get your tooth properly clean in under a minute. A lot of people recommend flossing, but I've never been able to get on with that. I'm not convinced it's necessary; pretty sure brushing is by far the most important part of dental hygiene.

Anyhow, I accomplished all of today's TLCs. We won't be going to Chessington Zoo tomorrow (put that off to next week - the lad really wants to go, so will have to do it), but I'll try to think of something vaguely fun we can do tomorrow.
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