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ivy6
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   Posted 9/8/2010 2:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Posting early this time, so I don't forget to do a few important things.

* book ultrasound
* ring op shop re removals?
* ring lady re wheel?
* hair cut yeah
* afternoon tea with friend (I'd say yeah but i have a horrible feeling she's about to tell me that she and hubby are moving out of town. We "need to have a chat", apparently shakehead )


I'll probably come back and edit more in the morning.

Ivy.
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Sniper
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   Posted 9/8/2010 10:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Going shoot pool .
No other plans
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ivy6
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   Posted 9/9/2010 12:55 AM (GMT -7)   
That sounds fun, Sniper! I hope you enjoy it.

* book ultrasound - yes
* ring op shop re removals? - no. Decided to do a bit more work out there first.
* ring lady re wheel? - no. Wimped out :-)
* hair cut - yes
* afternoon tea with friend - yes
* took some more stuff to the Salvos
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ivy6
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   Posted 9/9/2010 4:10 AM (GMT -7)   
9pm.

Running late tonight because of storms and fatigue and general faffing around.

* put out poison for ants (bwahahahaaa)
* a half-baked effort on half the dishes (better than no effort at all)

Wrecked. 'night all (and where is everyone?!)

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Sniper
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   Posted 9/9/2010 5:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Guess no one had plans
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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   Posted 9/9/2010 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a GI appt today. And why is it when you have an appt is a day that you feel pretty good. Geesh!! Hopefully though he can tell me why I having so many more bad days than good lately. I also need to stop by the mall and see if I can find some more work pants. I have lost so much weight I need to find a few more pairs that fit better.
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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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NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 9/9/2010 9:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I like pool <_<

I had my psychiatrist appointment today. And it went far better than I was hoping for, yay \o/ :p

I liked the woman almost immediately. She was lovely. She told me that my GP had put in a detailed referral, which was nice of my GP - I appreciated that. It made me feel like he had actually gone to a bit of trouble. At any rate, we talked for about an hour. She did have an assessment form, but the nice thing was she didn't follow it to the letter; so it didn't feel like the usual grilling these things are. I talked about personal issues (there's no end to those :-/), but equally it was about practical stuff and what could be done next. By the end of the session we had a list of about 5-6 different steps. One or two I'm dubious about, such as the self-confidence course (but she just about managed to sell me on the idea), but most of them I was keen on. I'm getting a referral to a consultant psychiatrist consultant to talk about meds and another issue, which I didn't want to take any further today. She encouraged me to look for a place of my own and recommended applying for DLA (Disability Living Allowance). She recommended voluntary work, and gave me a URL for a local organisation which I actually hadn't known about. Also suggested I get in touch with the Citizens Advice Bureau as well.

Phew. *collapses* I think that's the bulk of it. We didn't talk about my Crohn's much, but when we did she was quite sensitive to it - pretty much a first in itself, GP excepted.

I actually was expecting literally nothing from today, so I'm very happy it turned out the way it did. Have had nothing but indifferent or bad service in the past; back in Harrow it was appalling. It's just luck of the draw, really, what calibre of help you get. I think in the past nobody took me particularly seriously, whereas now it's a bit more obvious I have a few screws missing - not that they would put it like that, but I would <_<.

PS: The driving went about as well as I expected ie I took the wrong turning several times. Dear god I could get lost on a straight road <_<. But on the plus side I handled everything else well, including the endless roundabouts. It's been 6 months since I passed my test and, honestly, I now know what people mean when they say you don't learn to drive until after you pass your test.

PPS: Thanks, mum, for coming with me today. Even though you'll never read this :p

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   Posted 9/9/2010 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Nicecuptea, I had my head examined one time, they didn't find anything >>>I had a good day at my friends house. Shot pool till we were tired. But it was a good tired . I needed the distraction from troubles..
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.

Becky77
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   Posted 9/9/2010 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
NCOT, it sounds like the day was a success! I have a friend who can get lost in the city she grew up in, and it fascinates me. She's been driving well over 10 years in the same city, and gets lost. We bought her a GPS for her birthday a couple years ago :)

I've been pretty unproductive today. Maybe I'll cut some of the lawn while it's cooler out....but maybe not. I have a lot of shows taped, and might just be lazy and watch tv.

Lori M
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   Posted 9/9/2010 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow NCOT what a huge step today! Congratulations - you should be so proud of yourself!
46 years old. Diagnosed with Crohn's August 3, 2010

Well the first round of drugs didn't work. Back up to 40 mg of pred, 150 mg of Aza and 3600 mg Asacol per day. Hoping this is the combo that works!

Started prednisone on 8/4/10 for 4 weeks (40 mg 1st week, 30 mg 2nd week, 20 mg 3rd week and 10 mg final week) Asacol 1200 mg 3 times a day

Lots O D3, Calcium, Probiotic, Folic Acid

ivy6
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   Posted 9/9/2010 6:40 PM (GMT -7)   
NCOT, I'm so, so glad your appointment was so positive and productive. You deserve to have someone who cares about you and listens to you!

I think working on self-esteem is a good idea. I can tell, from your emails and your posts here, that you honestly have no idea what an amazing person you are. I think it'd be lovely for you if you could find out, for yourself :-).

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NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 9/9/2010 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
@Sniper - sounds good. Used to love a game of pool and a bottle of beer (never been a wine drinker), but I get no chance to play it anymore :-/

@Becky - don't laugh. I will be that friend in 10 years ;p ... I would buy a GPS but I'm too stubborn to. I want a few more years of getting hopelessly lost first :p

@Lori - thanks :p

NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 9/9/2010 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry Ivy, your post wasn't there before I posted. Thanks as well!

Posting, 'cos I'm a bit flustered now and don't know what else to say <_<.

ivy6
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   Posted 9/9/2010 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)

I know. We British / colonial types aren't supposed to say / think nice things about ourselves, are we. It doesn't stop us from saying them to each other, though.

You're a special person, NCOT.
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Becky77
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   Posted 9/9/2010 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
NCOT, I don't laugh at you, but I'm baffled at how someone with so much history in a particular area can know so little about it. You're new at driving, so it's understandable. She, however, has been driving 10+ years in the same city, and gets lost in it. I cannot wrap my mind around it.

ivy6
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   Posted 9/9/2010 7:08 PM (GMT -7)   
You're not lost; you're exploring and taking the path less travelled by :-)
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NiceCupOfTea
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   Posted 9/9/2010 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
@Ivy - No, no we're not =/ Plus I didn't exactly grow up with a multitude of nice and lovely things said about me :-/

But thank you. Sincerely. I'm actually not that good at complimenting others, as well as myself, but I do think you yourself are a special person. I think you're a very kind person and that counts for a lot with me.

@Becky - She sounds like my mum's friend, tbh <_<. Actually I do eventually learn places, but it takes a long time. I'm not the sort to do a route once and then remember it; usually have to do it several times before it becomes properly engrained into memory.

But Ivy has it anyway: You're not lost; you're exploring and taking the path less travelled by :-)

Exactly :p

ivy6
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   Posted 9/9/2010 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)

And thanks for the compliment, NCOT. *sniff*

btw, I'm due at an appointment in 80 minutes, and I haven't even showered yet... eep.
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Becky77
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   Posted 9/9/2010 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
That's pretty normal..having to take a route a few times before learning it. I don't remember specific routes unless I take them a few times either. I've lived in Atlanta for so long though, that most places are somewhat familiar. I use GPS all the time though, and I do get anxious going somewhere I've never been, even knowing "Carmen" (my GPS is named, yes!) is guiding me!

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   Posted 9/9/2010 9:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Down here we say ,,,your not lost, just turned around. When people have to come look for you,,your lost. I have something else to bounce off of you. I use to be great at finding my way around and then all of a sudden I could not find my way to and from places I had been. My memory was shot. Sense I started insulin I am back to my old self. Didn't you say you were borderline diabetic ? If so, that may be why you get turned around. I did really well driving in Houston and its all because of getting my blood sugar under control.
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.

ivy6
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   Posted 9/10/2010 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
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