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   Posted 1/2/2017 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Starting this thread off with F27's post on the last thread....



Lynnwood, when your done with yours, will you do mine? My carpet is getting long in the tooth too, and my cat has turned our entire house into a scratching post, so even the parts that aren't worn are kinda frayed.

Soooooo ... if you find yourself with some spare time ..... ;-)

M09, congrats to the BF on his new car, and congrats to you on the gym thing.

Peter, glad you had a chance to clean up your space. Sometimes just the tiniest change can create some momentum.

Karen et al., Plants, plants, plants ... is that all you guys ever talk about? heheheh ;-)

Happy everything, everybody!
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   Posted 1/2/2017 3:47 PM (GMT -6)   
No F27, we talk about FOOD too. Ha!!!

I hope everybody had a good day. It was sunny here for the most part. Cloudy now, rain and snow expected tomorrow. Gotta love winter! Wednesday, Thursday and Friday all in the teens. Boo Hoo...

Happy everything from me too!

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 1/4/2017 6:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Bumping thread up to top.

I hope you all are having a good day. Winter storm here today, bummer. Sick of snow and cold already, got a long ways to go too.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 1/4/2017 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I guess I do talk about plants quite a bit. They distract me from my other, not so nice thoughts.

Thoughts about how I'm in pain from my neck to my knees, every single day. Thoughts about how hard I work to not fall into the pain med addiction trap that has killed so many of my sober friends. Thoughts about how I seem to be in possession of fewer pain pills than I should be and how to wrap my brain around the fact that I keep them in a locked box, under my bed, away from my daughter and grandson. Thoughts about how I'm going to pay for a different kind of 'safe' with a combination rather than a key.

Thoughts about my nephew who is drinking himself to death in Florida. How he was found by the cops, on the side of the road, vomiting repeatedly. How he is now in the hospital, diagnosed with pancreatitis, awaiting surgery, still denying that he has a drinking problem.

Thoughts about my son being put of his girlfriends home for being under the influence of alcohol and leaving a bruise on her arm during an argument. Thoughts of my grand daughter having a part time dad instead of a full time one. On the bright side, he has stopped drinking.

Thoughts of the rain, leaking in around the doors, causing even more damage to the wood. How my home is slowly decaying and I don't have the money to fix any of it.

So, yes. Plants, plants and more plants. There is a scripture that says "The joy of the Lord is my strength." I need strength. I need joy. Plants bring me joy.
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, wrist ganglionectomies/denervectomies/tenolysis, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cyst, whiplash, bursitis of hips, tendonitis, torus, 3rd degree shoulder separation, torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus

Lynnwood
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   Posted 1/4/2017 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Pitmom,

Beautifully said. I think most of us are either talking about our pain or trying hard NOT to talk about our pain. Distraction of any kind is a blessing, especially distractions that bring us hope and joy.

May we all have the strength to focus on the positives the way you do.
Lynnwood

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   Posted 1/4/2017 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Warm thoughts for you-Pitmom. It is hard to hear of the family troubles. As Lynn just said--we either share pain or try hard to not share. Thanks for sharing the truth.
Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Fibromyalgia DX 2005, Crohn's 2013, Enteropathic arthritis, 2013. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

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   Posted 1/4/2017 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Aw Pitmom,

I am sorry you are going through so much. But yes, plants and food for me... It helps to take bad thoughts away...

I think you are a really strong woman. I am proud to know you through the forum. Keep talking about plants and whatever it takes...

Hugs, Karen...

Hugs to all!!!
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   Posted 1/4/2017 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
@Pitmom - thank you for sharing that. I'm happy you found something that helps you stay strong.

*hugs*

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   Posted 1/4/2017 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Trying to find tix to DC for March on 21 January. Grrrr.

Brother just called--I need to go get Mom's coat and take it to her at Day Care--she got on the bus without it this AM.
Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Fibromyalgia DX 2005, Crohn's 2013, Enteropathic arthritis, 2013. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

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   Posted 1/4/2017 12:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope you get to the march. Might be a good excuse to take BF's new car for a spin. I know of a couple women who are making the trek from Canada - I get the sense that this thing is going to be big.

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   Posted 1/4/2017 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
If you can not get to DC (prices for planes and trains have shot WAY high), plan to march locally. Many big cities have marches planned the 21st. Lupus and weather permitting, that's where I'll be - local.

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   Posted 1/4/2017 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow, this sounds exciting!!!
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   Posted 1/4/2017 6:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Lynn--I actually live in DC Metro area, about 45 minutes north in Maryland. I was looking at charter buses heading down--and hoping for the commuter trains maybe to be running on that Saturday. At this time, the train system is not planning extra service. It looks like we will have to drive to the closest metro (subway) and go down.

F27--there are lots of buses coming in from all over--it will be cool. They have a permit for 200,000. A lot of out-of-towners are overnighting in my town--since it is an easy jaunt down. BF just mentioned security concerns--but DC police have LOTS of practice at handling large crowds.
Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Fibromyalgia DX 2005, Crohn's 2013, Enteropathic arthritis, 2013. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

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   Posted 1/4/2017 9:38 PM (GMT -6)   
One of those days... everything was going along as well as can be expected, then, around 4 pm... BANG. The bottom dropped out of my mood and I just wanted to crawl into a dark warm closet and never come out again. No particular reason or circumstance, just one of those abrupt changes of mood that I had no control over. Hoping I wake up tomorrow in a better spot.

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   Posted 1/5/2017 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Try trains for the trip or as your company if they are organizing anything. I read that mid to large size companies are in the mix now and are chartering buses and getting train tickets for employees.

I wanted to go so bad. But, I can't. With the face pain, the fear of crowds, the trigger of people yelling and cursing, ciggarette smoke and then my stamina, which in close to nil. I will end up in crisis in DC.... no good.

PAIN. Ya know. I have not tried a snake charmers product in over 5 years for my head pain. But hubby talked me into trying 'MigraineSTOP". from Amazon. Should have been my first clue.

But honey, it has magnesium in it you take that already!! Who was I to argue?

Took it for 7 days, the last 3 days, an hour after I took the capsules my pain shot from a 4-5 up to as 10+ within an hour!

This poop is going back. Ought to be labeled. STOP migraine in bottle.

Just saying....
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   Posted 1/5/2017 12:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I must be living in a cave of some sort...what is going on Jan 21? I hope I don't sound too ignorant.

Had the truck in the shop for brakes last week. This week, one of the calipers locked up. Geez! Can't a girl catch a break?

Was sitting in the living room this morning, watching the local news and sipping coffee. Said to no one, "I don't want to hate my house." Next thought...Then get up and DO something! So, after taking the dogs out and cleaning up 3 days of poop (no one else does this chore apparently) and filling the trash can for pick up today, I came back inside and started with rearranging my bedroom.

I'll have to swap lamps but I think I've found an arrangement that will work AND my head is away from the cold window! Maybe I'll sleep better now, too!

Trina...I remember trying l-Lysine for HSV II several years ago...got a migraine from it! Sometimes, all natural can be a disaster! Hope it wears off quickly!
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   Posted 1/5/2017 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL. The Inauguration is on Friday 20 January. 21 January, a Saturday, is a women's protest march in DC and in cities throughout the country. I am addicted to politics.

Just put in two applications. Debating going to the gym.
Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Fibromyalgia DX 2005, Crohn's 2013, Enteropathic arthritis, 2013. Family History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed. Started SCD-June 2013. *There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot

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   Posted 1/5/2017 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
@PitMom: www.womensmarch.com

Mrs. F27 joined me for a lunch date today, which was a wonderful treat. I spend most lunch hours having a quick walk and eating at my desk, so it was nice to leave downtown and enjoy a burger in the little dive bar Mrs F27 and I have adopted as our own. Our waitress had way too much jewelry in her nose, and far too many tattoos, but she was pleasant and kept my diet coke full.

For those of you that have cats, do you know that wonderful golden age, somewhere between 10 and 13, where even the feistiest of cats becomes the bestest lap cat in the world? That's happened recently to Cat27. It's like he's Velcro'd to my lap. When I move, he slinks in behind me, sits on whatever piece of furniture I've just vacated, and then hops back up on my lap when I return. We're becoming so simpatico I don't even notice him hopping on my lap anymore. I'll just look down at my legs, see him, and wonder when the hell he actually got there.

Anybody want to go to a meeting for me? I'm about to fall into the world's biggest carb stupor.

@M09 - loves me some politics too. Trying to get my niece to come to one of my right-wing-nut-job rallies. Hopefully some fat old white guys in blue suits will help disavow her of her university-inspired socialist streak. ;-)

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   Posted 1/5/2017 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Easy with the politics folks. Doesn't belong on the forum, lets keep it in passing and very very general if at all.

Thanks for understanding.

To hot a topic.

Peace
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   Posted 1/6/2017 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Not terribly impressed by female doctors who actually lie and some are quite nasty. Think they can push me around.

However, they are not as rude and hostile as male doctors. lol

I was very active in NOW locally but you can not drag people forward.

Living in 1950 in upstate New York!

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   Posted 1/6/2017 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Very sunny here today but very cold. It was down to 2 degrees this morning.

Making chicken noodle soup today. Huge pot. I will freeze a lot of it in containers so we can take it out as we like to.

I hope you all have a good day.

Hugs, Karen...

See F27, it is food... Ha!!!
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   Posted 1/6/2017 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Touché! hahahahaha

smile

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   Posted 1/6/2017 5:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Feeling very down today. Might be because I haven't been sleeping well. Miss having therapy since we moved. Managed to take down holiday decorations -- tomorrow clean, I hope.
Cold here today, which is unusual here. Making a meatloaf - comfort food.
Hope all are well today.

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   Posted 1/7/2017 4:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Hope, I am sorry you are down. Can you find a new therapist? Somebody to talk to?

Winter can be depressing in itself. I take vitamin D3 to help me though it. Ours are real long, lots of snow and cold weather.

Meatloaf sounds good. I made a huge pot of chicken noodle soup yesterday.

Take care and hang in there.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 1/7/2017 8:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh, Hope, I hate moving and having to find a new doc. It is so hard, depending on where you live. Some areas are teeming with choices, in others there are none. In NW PA, I couldn't find a gastro who would actually see me. In VA, I had a hard time finding a competent rheumie.

Do you have a PCP yet? Any local advice? Meatloaf and soup sounds good--it seems we have locked into winter weather food--I am making a pot roast and bf is planing chicken chili.

We actually have some snow. Don't laugh, but got an inch the other day. The storm heading up the coast will stay far enough east to miss us.

I have been obsessing over garden planning and going to the gym. Hey,at least it gives me something to do. Sent several apps for teaching work. I am feeling both mentally and physically stronger in recent days.

Everyone, be safe.
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