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Derwood
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   Posted 4/19/2017 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, that's great that your therapy went so well Karen. I'm happy
for you! smile

It's been sunny and cold here these last two days. I suspect that a
couple of weeks will make a difference temperature-wise.

I wrote an email to our provincial Health Minister two days ago, letting him know about my long wait ( 2 years and still counting ) to
see an out-of-province Rheumatologist. I live in Canada's smallest
province ( population about 145,000 people ) so many medical specialists are off - Island. I got a reply, with the minister saying he
would look in to the situation.

I really don't expect much to change...I'll keep waiting until some
day I get word that I've reached the top of the waiting list, but I wanted to vent, and I also wanted to be able to tell this to my MD
when I see him next week.

It seems almost bizarre to speak in terms of years when discussing a waiting list...but its happening to me.

Anyway, I was right about Lupin knowing that spring was pretty well here. The first thing she did after having breakfast was to go
and sit at the door lol smile My girl makes me laugh a lot. So smart
and so loving smile

So she went out for about 15 minutes, and came in looking happy.
I am expecting her to want out in the early evenings soon too, as once she starts wanting out in the mornings, it usually isn't long
before she wants out twice a day, and in a few more weeks it reaches 3 times a day, and she stays content with that. Gosh I love
her.

Take good care all,
Derwood.

getting by
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   Posted 4/19/2017 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Our pets can be so human like can't they? They can pick up on habits just like us. With nicer weather we all want to go out more frequently. I imagine you have some rough winters like I do.

I hope you can move up the list to see a rheumy. I hope it goes well for you.

Have a great day!

Hugs, Karen...
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pitmom
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   Posted 4/19/2017 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Ah, yes...our furry friends...such a delight. Until they leave a furry corpse under the patio chair! Yep, it's mole hunting season again! Not my favorite surprise gifts! lol

The frittaleria (sp) are blooming. Silvery leaves and maroon bells. Rather eye catching.

Another peony plant has made an appearance. 3 of them are pretty big, only 1 still tiny. No buds yet, but at least they've broken ground. Have to buy another grid hoop before it gets much bigger.

I have a 2 tier fountain that got a huge crack in it so that it no longer held water. Moved it to the back of the property, removed the pump and lined it with coir mat. Bought a draceana spike, 3 ice plants, 3 calibrachoa, and 3 creeping Jenny plants. 2 small bags of potting soil and a bit of time and now it's a fountain of flowers! Can't wait for it to all fill in! I'll plug the small bowl and use it as a bird bath on the other side of the flower bed.

Spent the morning finishing up the slip covers for the bench cushion, the chaise lounge and made a lumbar support pillow, too! When this cold/rain snap is over, I'll be nice and comfy outdoors again! While none of it is fancy...straight line sewing only...it makes everything look so fresh! Saves a lot of money, too.

I spray painted the armillary with 'oil rubbed bronze'. Did a finial I had out in the garden bed with the same. Still have a couple more things that need a fresh coat. Found a nice soft coral color for the bench, which is a much bigger project set aside for another day.

The back yard looks like a construction zone. Got a few more things out to the curb for bulk trash pick up. Still have a long way to go.

Seeing my pain management doctor tomorrow. Bringing my new t.e.n.s. unit so he can show me where to place the pads. The less meds I use, the 'brighter' I feel.
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

Dawn85
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   Posted 4/19/2017 11:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all

Trina- I am getting ready for my monthly so I am an anxious mess, but better today. Just cramping. Ugh

Karen- So glad that your doing so well. I have not seen my counselor in a month or more. This has been a hard Winter in my place.

Derwood- I am glad that Lupin can go outside and not feel so cold. I am sorry it is taking years to see a doc! I always heard that the Canadian health care system was really good. I hope something comes of your email. My kitties go outside no matter the weather. They don't care.

Pitmom- So glad your yard is coming together so nicely. I wish our yard could grow plants but we have crap for soil. We have sand here, blah! That's okay I will have a small garden one day.

So I am doing better today. Flashed of anxiety but nothing too bad, I am cramping really bad though. I want to go through the change already! I did talk to my mom last night about anxiety over my niece and she understands she is having her own too. My niece and sister do that to us as we get stuck in the middle. We have just made a pact to listen and help my niece but not go to my sister as it does no good. So stress and monthly are bananas this month. Once this has passed I will be all good. My Castiel is curled up by me and just too cute. I love him.
I am working on me day by day. Laughter and playing are our cures! Kids do this, why can't we?

Rx
Trileptal 300mg times 2 twice a day- bipolar
Celexa 40mg 1 time a day- Depression anxiety
Protonix 40 mg 1 time a day- GERD
Loratadine 10 1 time day- Allergies

The Dawn85

Stay strong, stay well and be happy even if it's fake at first.

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 4/20/2017 2:15 AM (GMT -6)   
hello all, hope peeps are doin' ok. i have ditched the abilify, more chaotic on it. spoke with me pharmacist, i mean though know all interactions. i said i would like to reintroduce lamictal, he said good, and i said maybe some pristiq or eqv for depression and help with nerve conductivity. i said the lexapro pooped, and i tried 50mg for 2 weeks. nothing. he agrees with a change. now to land an appt with me shrink. he going to be a busy as a bush rabbit upon return, thus i will send another e-mail, he can skype, so i might set it up. since i have used lamictal i can go on a higher dose immediately without the risk of johnsons rash. it is a great back-ground stabiliser, just can get a little saturating, but heck i need it. either this or ect. any feed back is welcomed.

Dawn85
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   Posted 4/20/2017 4:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,

HT- It sounds to me like you are getting back on the right track. I would follow what your body is telling you and do what you and doc feel is right.

I am glad that even in all the drama you can be proactive with your mental health. I would think maybe a higher of Lam and lower on another med might help. I only take one ssri, so I have no idea.

I am sure others will know more than me. Stay strong and keep fighting Turtle buddy.
I am working on me day by day. Laughter and playing are our cures! Kids do this, why can't we?

Rx
Trileptal 300mg times 2 twice a day- bipolar
Celexa 40mg 1 time a day- Depression anxiety
Protonix 40 mg 1 time a day- GERD
Loratadine 10 1 time day- Allergies

The Dawn85

Stay strong, stay well and be happy even if it's fake at first.

getting by
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   Posted 4/20/2017 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Yay Dawn, you keep the party going. Thanks for posting. I hope you had a good day!!!

Jamie, it does sound like you have a lot going on. And I too am glad you can still be proactive with your mental health. Sounds like you are coping well with everything.

IT rained all day here. And it sure was cold. I am surprised it didn't snow a little. Where did spring go to? It must of gotten lost...

I hope you all have a good night and wonderful day tomorrow. Take care all!!!

Hugs, Karen...
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

Dawn85
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Date Joined Apr 2017
Total Posts : 202
   Posted 4/20/2017 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

Karen- I don't know how I do that. LOL I am so tired and sore from all the anxiety and sinus troubles.
I agree WHERE ARE YOU SPRING??? I want a little warmer weather too. Day has been good. Hope that you sleep well and have a good day tomorrow as well.
I am working on me day by day. Laughter and playing are our cures! Kids do this, why can't we?

Rx
Trileptal 300mg times 2 twice a day- bipolar
Celexa 40mg 1 time a day- Depression anxiety
Protonix 40 mg 1 time a day- GERD
Loratadine 10 1 time day- Allergies

The Dawn85

Stay strong, stay well and be happy even if it's fake at first.

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 19782
   Posted 4/21/2017 7:42 PM (GMT -6)   
monday with shrink. keep well, thx guys.

Dawn85
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Total Posts : 202
   Posted 4/21/2017 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,

HT- I am so glad that you are gonna see your shrink on Monday. It's not too far off now. I hope that things will get better soon there after and stay better too.


My day has been crap. My friend called at about 3pm my time and she lost her brother day. He was only 37!

Then my son's little online friends started being mean to him and so that had him down.

Then I read the mail from Social Security and I was denied. AGAIN!!!! I am heartbroken for 3 reasons today. Just not a good day. I am super tired as well.
I am working on me day by day. Laughter and playing are our cures! Kids do this, why can't we?

Rx
Trileptal 300mg times 2 twice a day- bipolar
Celexa 40mg 1 time a day- Depression anxiety
Protonix 40 mg 1 time a day- GERD
Loratadine 10 1 time day- Allergies

The Dawn85

Stay strong, stay well and be happy even if it's fake at first.

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 19782
   Posted 4/21/2017 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
many healing thoughts, and condolences for the loss of your friend.

Dawn85
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Date Joined Apr 2017
Total Posts : 202
   Posted 4/21/2017 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks HT. I am so sad for my friend and her dad. He is out of pain and with his mama.
I am working on me day by day. Laughter and playing are our cures! Kids do this, why can't we?

Rx
Trileptal 300mg times 2 twice a day- bipolar
Celexa 40mg 1 time a day- Depression anxiety
Protonix 40 mg 1 time a day- GERD
Loratadine 10 1 time day- Allergies

The Dawn85

Stay strong, stay well and be happy even if it's fake at first.

getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 4/22/2017 2:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry Dawn. You will get denied up to three times with social security. It is real frustrating and heart breaking...

I am sorry about your loss of a friend. That is so hard.

I am also sorry your son is getting bullied on the internet. That isn't good. I hope you can tell him something to help him through it.

I hope that things get better for you. Tomorrow is another day.

Hi Turtle....

Hugs, Karen...
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

BnotAfraid
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Date Joined Apr 2012
Total Posts : 7087
   Posted 4/22/2017 2:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Dawn, sorry you were denied again. Are all your doctors on board with disability? This is usually the stone wall that gets in the way.

Jamie! Lamitcal is good, I have 100mg in my morning cocktail.
If you remember, Ability caused me to be weak, especially in the legs and I fell a Lot.
It will be very interesting if you start gain your strength back, and perhaps not needing the ambulatory devices!!

Karen, lovely to have good new from therapy!

Peace
Trina
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 19782
   Posted 4/22/2017 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
did it awhile ago, lamictal. we'll see, however my back and stuff is cactus.

CassandraLee
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   Posted 4/22/2017 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone. Today I took my ten year old schnoodle to the groomer. It was very overdue (about 5 months) and I am never going to let that happen again. She was matted, had about ten ticks (I didn't know they came out this early) and was extremely uncooperative throughout the entire process. I had to help hold her because she was growling so much!

I'm also applying to jobs at the moment. My child support will be up in mid July and my salary isn't high enough to cover my rent and bills. I'm quite stressed out and the depression is strong.

I've been keeping up with all of you (I hate the term lurker)...and thought it was time to start contributing again. Its always been hard to keep up with the routine but I'm going to give it a good college try.

I have loved hearing about your flower and vegetable garden work. It would be wonderful to see some pictures to go along with them.

Cass

Dawn85
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Total Posts : 202
   Posted 4/23/2017 1:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,

Trina- Thanks for the condolences. Depression hit an all time high today. High enough to make me cry some. My son and his friend made up so that is good. My p doc refuses to fill out the paper work but the butthead won't let me work either! I am getting a lawyer and going to force the paper work on him. I will make those calls Tuesday day. Sons teacher comes Monday so that's tough for me to make calls and be there for that appointment too. Ugh. Last one for the year though! Yay!

Karen- My son is feeling better as they made up as friends. Lol. My friend and her dad are in shock. So sad. Not a bad or good day today.

HT- I hope things get better soon hun. Be strong.

Cass- HELLO! Welcome back and post when you can.

Depression hit hard enough today that I cried. I am overwhelmed with trying to be there for my friend, my son and the stress from SSI. Then the everyday stress that comes along is just getting to me. I told my dad sin cde he wouldn't leave me alone that I didn't want to fight anymore. He was shocked and doesn't want me to give up, and I won't but I feel like it. Ugh! More when I can.

Be strong and stay safe all.
I am working on me day by day. Laughter and playing are our cures! Kids do this, why can't we?

Rx
Trileptal 300mg times 2 twice a day- bipolar
Celexa 40mg 1 time a day- Depression anxiety
Protonix 40 mg 1 time a day- GERD
Loratadine 10 1 time day- Allergies

The Dawn85

Stay strong, stay well and be happy even if it's fake at first.

getting by
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   Posted 4/23/2017 3:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Trina, I was glad I had a good session and happy to not have to go back for three months. Thanks for your reply.

HT. Hope you are getting a good sleep right now. I hope you have a good time at the BBQ. Keep us posted on how you are doing mate...

Cass, Happy to see you posting. Lurker does sound spooky. Many do it though.

Dawn, I am sorry for what you are going through. Take a deep breath and relax. Take things one day at a time. It is much easier that way. I hope you get your SS. It is very frustrating and can take about two years or more. My stepson is waiting at the time. And in the meantime it is hard to get by. But hang in there. It will happen if it is suppose to. I wish you the best.

Take care all and have an awesome day!!! Suppose to be sunny here today again. Yay!!!

Hugs, Karen...
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

Irish Babe
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   Posted 4/23/2017 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Good evening, everyone. I hope all of you are ending the day on a good note.

Dawn, so sorry for your friend's loss, that is so hard. Getting a lawyer for SS is an excellent idea, some drs refuse to help, regardless of how much you are suffering.

Cass, good luck w/ your job search. I understand about the long overdue 'puppy' haircut. My little guy hurt his back and has been confined to his cage and needs a grooming sooo badly. Hopefully, soon. I'm sure your pup looks wonderful now. Ticks don't seem to land on my dogs, but they always find me. They always seem to be in 'season'.

Jamie, I know nothing of the medications, so I can't offer a suggestion. The good thing is you know yourself so well, and realize what helps, and just as important, what doesn't help. I hope your dr appt goes very well.

Derwood, I hope your get your long awaited dr appt very soon. How is your lovely Lupin? She sounds delightful, a perfect companion.

Pitmom, your description of your garden is so vivid, I can see it in my head. My garden has been my therapy for many yrs. It's amazing how a garden and/or loving pets can ease your mind and give you purpose. Thank you for sharing.

Karen, I hope spring officially comes to your neck of the woods. We had 90 degrees for Easter, and then rain and chilly, damp weather this week. Today was pleasant, able to do some gardening. Tomorrow thru Wednesday, we are back to rain. At least it isn't snow. lol

Trina, hope you had a good day today, and an even better day tomorrow.

I hope Joyce is doing well, I didn't see her post recently.

I haven't been on here in awhile. I've lost several ppl that are/ were very dear to me. I kinda feel like I can't get out of my own way. Then my DH and I have been dealing w/ some new health issues. It has been a struggle, but we are trying to deal w/ them. I'm trying to bring balance back into my life. I sorta go into my shell when 'things' get to be toooooo much. It's good to be back and see friendly 'faces'.

God bless. Alice.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 4/23/2017 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
here for ya alice.

getting by
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   Posted 4/24/2017 3:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning all!

Yesterday was an awesome day weather wise. Nice, warm and sunny. I am so happy...

I Hope you all have a good day today, Jamie, a good night.

Alice, so nice to see you post!!!

Hugs, Karen...
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

pitmom
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   Posted 4/24/2017 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all. I know I haven't been posting as regularly...it's 'garden season'. Soon, I'll have to shut the computer down completely because there is no air conditioning in the living room and the fan can't keep the machine cool enough. I don't want anyone worrying about me.

I was so excited to see the Fritillaria Persica coming up in the garden but then a bit disappointed when it finally bloomed...rather dull and unremarkable was my first thought. Sitting in a different spot led to a change of perspective and...WOW! Then, to top it off, while I was doing a bit of weeding I got close enough to catch a whiff of the fragrance from this plant!!!!!!!! I just might have to move it or plant more, closer to the seating!!!!!!!!!! I've learned that just because something doesn't look so great right off the bat, a change of perspective may be all that is needed and closer 'inspection' may bring new information to light!

I'm 'crazy for bulbs' now. The front bed is crammed full! I'll have flowers from the earliest crocus in spring through Thanksgiving! Now, I just need a couple of hellebore plants and there just might be something in bloom nearly year round out there!

I transplanted the 2 clematis vines I bought on clearance last year and they are really taking off! One has already latched on to the new trellis! Flower buds galore on all of the vines! Vertical gardening is so important when you have such a tiny space!

My next project is the 'dog yard'. I plan to move the raised veggie beds from the corner to along side the trailer. I've moved the 2 adirondak chairs and the chaise lounge under the tree. This will essentially reverse the direction the dogs chase the ball during exercise time. My hope is this will keep dirt from being pushed up against the fence, causing it to lean.

I've bermed up the dirt that I pulled away from the fence, hoping it will help with the drainage issue and 'push' the water toward the planting beds. My neighbor is giving me old patio blocks which I plan to checker board and hopefully get some creeping thyme to grow in the open spaces.

My t.e.n.s. unit has me nearly pain free in the lumbar spine area! I don't want to mess that up with all of this planned heavy lifting so I will be taking my time. I have all summer to work on this after all.
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

getting by
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   Posted 4/24/2017 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for sharing Pitmom, I love reading your posts.

I got a clematis last year but I haven't seen any sign of it coming back. I am really bummed. Oh well. My columbine is back and I am happy for that. Some of my black eyed Susan's are coming back too. And my lavender is back again. Yay... I hope to plant some more perennials this year. Got to go to the green house.

I hope you have a lovely day. We will know you are working in the garden.

Hugs, Karen...
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression, allergies

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 4/24/2017 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Pitmom,

So glad to here that the t.e.n.s. unit is working for you. Dare I say try not to over do.

How I wish I had your energy.

Karen, my lavender is back again this year, however is is crawling,? I THINK toward the bright part of front yard. interesting. I want to get more plants.

I am still on crutches, even with splint boot on the pain shoots through my foot unmercislessly.

Thus is life, it will pass!
peace
Trina
Moderator - Depression

"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

Dawn85
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   Posted 4/24/2017 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,

Well sons teacher is now gone and we don't have to deal with that anymore. He is done for the year now. Next year he goes back to regular school. YAY!!!!!!!!!

4 am and drama started in one of my games and I went off, I did not sleep but 3 or 4 hours and every time I would almost fall asleep I would sneeze and get dizzy from sneezing so much! Ugh so I have been up all day! I want to go to bed but it is 8:30 pm and way too early.

I will go to bed soon and I hope sleep all night. I have to make phone calls and laundry tomorrow so I need rest.

HT- I am hoping you got some good sleep my shelled friend!

Karen- I am so glad that you have some lavender coming back. I can not have it around as my son is allergic, same with mangos.

Pitmom- It all sounds so beautiful and I bet smells just as good! So happy that you can garden. Take it easy hun.

Trina- I am sorry that your foot is still hurting, I know that pain. try to relax.

Hello to everyone else. Stay strong and be well my friends.

More when I can, maybe tomorrow
I am working on me day by day. Laughter and playing are our cures! Kids do this, why can't we?

Rx
Trileptal 300mg times 2 twice a day- bipolar
Celexa 40mg 1 time a day- Depression anxiety
Protonix 40 mg 1 time a day- GERD
Loratadine 10 1 time day- Allergies

The Dawn85

Stay strong, stay well and be happy even if it's fake at first.
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