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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 6/12/2017 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
bugger about the bladder.
mum has regressed. nurse called me and sis, and i spoke with mum. she said she killed her son with the house and he got hepatitis and that he is dead and other demented ramblings. i calmed her down. sis is trying to get her back on meds which some negligent doc took her off.
bar this i am okay. sleep has been hard as my sugars are playing up. still on the desven wean and the head type shudders. slow and steady........the turtles's good ol' mantra pops up. keep well my friends.

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   Posted 6/12/2017 7:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey everybody.

Rainy and cloudy here today. A little cooler but muggy.

My poppies have bloomed. Bright red. Out in the grass though, but they keep coming back.

I have a vine that is about 15 years old or more. It finally bloomed this year. It is called a Dutchman's Pipe. It makes these little flowers that look like pipes. Cool!!! I have been waiting years to see this.

Got my beans planted. They should be starting to pop up soon with all the moisture. My glads are planted too. Hubby transplanted my cucumbers and peppers yesterday.

Yesterday we had a fish fry. It was so good. Even some left over for today.

I hope you all have a good day.

Jamie, I am sorry about your mum. I hope that they can get her on the proper meds and that she feels better.

Hugs to all!

Karen...
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pitmom
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   Posted 6/13/2017 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Third day of a heat wave here. Have to shut the computer down completely.

Sad news...we had to put Sensei to sleep on Saturday. He is now permanently in my garden. I hope to find a 'cat themed' plant for his memory. Leopards' bane or another cat mint perhaps.

On to happier topics...the double peach oriental lilies are blooming like crazy. The 'roadside' tiger lilies are starting to bloom, too. I've planted a bunch of herbs after reading that they are natural insect repellents for mosquitos, fleas and ticks! Basil, lavender, rosemary. I'll take as much natural help as I can get...I hate using pesticides! My little 'army' of praying mantis is doing well, thank goodness.

The lilac looks to have powdery mildew. about half of the branches have curling leaves! My daughter and I have traded parking spaces. Her car is smaller and gone more often than my pickup truck.

The mimosa trees are not doing very well this year. I'm hoping I don't lose any of them but am most concerned about the large one in the yard. Should the smaller ones on the 'outside' die, there are plenty of sumac trees starting to fill in.

Lisa bought me a new air conditioner for my bedroom and my friends' son helped me get the old one out and the new one in. Just in time, too!

Dawn, I've heard that asparagus is really, really good for bladder issues. Puree'd with a little water, taken by the tablespoonful or added to a smoothy. Try google for more info.

Hope everyone has a peaceful day.
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 6/13/2017 8:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning all!!!

It has been extremely hot and muggy here also. Thunder boomers big time at night. I am waiting for my beans to pop and my gladiolas that I planted. Everything else is doing good.

I hope you all have a good day. Got to get moving I guess. Things to do. Though I don't feel like doing anything in this weather. Blue sky for now though. I hope it stays that way.

Hugs to all!!!

Karen...

Dawn, do drink a lot of fluids. I always do cranberry juice if I have bladder issues. Seems to help though last time I still had to get an antibiotic.
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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 6/13/2017 10:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Pitmom sorry for your loss.

HT, sending healing thoughts and strength your way.

Karen we must be sharing the same weather. Tomorrow, early am we will go from 90's down to 78. MEGA pain expected, will not be going to group I am sure.

GP agrees no T3 for pain. Now what am I suppose to do for triple dose of pain? Neurologist comes up with meditation mindfulness etc. Heck that is what I use to deal with my 3-5 daily operational level!

Guess I will have to ask again via patient portal.

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer, barring the heat wave.

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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   Posted 6/16/2017 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   
had physio yesterday. 4 trigger point needles, yeah some acupuncture, some massage and pressure work on spine. thorough neck massage and he used some gel he heated up. he suggested water aerobics for low impact weight loss. got a lot of fluid, i have noticed this as well. needles were hard to pierce skin, as with my diabetic pens. this indicates subcutaneous fluid. still on the wean from the pristiq, am okay. got cables everywhere, internet dropping all the time. i keep stepping on em. got it sorted i think. keep well my friends.

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   Posted 6/16/2017 7:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Water aerobics sounds awesome Jamie. I hope you do it. Low impact. Very good for us.

I hope that you were able to go to group Trina. I hate it when our health interferes with things we need to do. But it happens.

Another hot day I guess. Storms suppose to be today and tomorrow. We have gotten our share of rain, though with this sandy soil we need it. Beautiful out this morning. Getting ready to take a walk. My gladiolas are popping up. Now for the beans.

Hugs, Karen...
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pitmom
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   Posted 6/16/2017 8:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Morning. It's been a tough week. Grieving. Allergies. Yuck.

Thank goodness for the garden. I've harvested more red leaf lettuce. The tomato plants are doing really well. Flowers on them and the strawberry plants!

One of the cats tried to climb the trumpet vine and pulled some of it off the house. I had to get the loppers and cut it back again.

The double peach oriental lilies are blooming like crazy! The 'roadside' tiger lilies are starting alongside the milkweed and d'oro day lilies. So much color! So much fragrance! The honeysuckle is still perfuming the back yard.

We're cloudy today, but still no rain to speak of. Hopefully tonight.

I bought another butterfly bush and 2 more day lilies on clearance yesterday. Not sure where they are to get planted but I couldn't resist the $1 price tags!
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

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 6/16/2017 11:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I would love to get another Butterfly bush. Alas, not enough sun, trees are so big in the woods surrounding the cul de sac. Even our TV dish will be iffy in the next your or two, unless one particular tree is taken out by lightening or a wind storm. Both are extremely possible.

HT, I use to do acupuncture for my head pain. Worked too! Co-pay was 100.00 a week. It would be 150.00 now. Can not afford the 400.00 a month plus therapy at 75.00 per week. Plus it is like Chiropractic, you have to keep going forever to remain pain free.

I adore the suggestion of water exercise. Swimming is so comforting, water is naturalizing soothing for us. Know why? Because we are 'made' or 'created' in water. True!

However, some people like me learn TO MUCH and become germaphobic about some things and do not like public pools. Just me.

Doc raising baclofen from 30mg to 45mg slowly over next 14 days. I had cluster/face/and trigemenial pain all at once for 2 days, finally last night I took one of my last Tylenol 3. It took the pain down as usual. However, I now know why it is not a good idea to mix T3 with baclofen.
It felt as if I had smoked at least 3 joints in rapid succession. Along with 2 Kama Kasi shots!

Food shopping this morning. Food store had beautiful hanging baskets of purple violets and little yellow flowers, with vincaminor. ONLY. $15 ea. I bought 2 for the front yard, we have them on the fence on the side of the house. Gosh they look nice and I didn't have to dig in the compost and miss with the flower planting.

Flats are almost $20 around here this year, even produce junction, and they have little selection.
So with my pain level, it was worth the extra money as I do not like to plant annuals.

I am working in the back yard, 15min early in the am, before the pain ramps up. On the right side of the patio, the dogs had taken to pee right there! The smell was awful even hosing it down. So I have dug it out, and am putting down bricks, as we have plenty of them out behind the shed from the pervious owners.

Ground hogs and snakes will have to find another home. Darn.

Peace All
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;

pitmom
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   Posted 6/16/2017 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Trina, With 2 dogs here the back yard stinks soooo bad at times. There is a 'yard deodorizer' you can purchase at Petco or Petsmart. The bottle attaches to the hose and you just soak the areas. I use it a couple of times each summer. In a pinch, if you have the 'jug' attachment you can mix listerine and dish soap. It's not as effective, but it helps.

Bricks are porous and can absorb the pee and be just as smelly as the soil.
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

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 6/17/2017 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
nocturia back. i feel it is my brain attacking my body as a reactionary measure to the psych med withdrawal. i am more internally emotive, could be a break-through aspect of dealing with my trauma. well, the parts that my brain, mind and i have not fully processed. expletive this. will email shrink.

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 6/17/2017 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Good job contacting shrink.

Your body is telling it is time to clean house once and for all.

I would not be surprised if some of your physical concerns begin to reduce as your process the monsters.

As always, friend in monster slaying is always available for detailed chats.

Peace and strength my friend.

Pitmom, thank you for the suggestion.. they will not pee on the bricks, not an issue. already they are going in the grass and ivy. 1/3 of our fenced in yard had old trees and ground under them is covered thick with English ivy.

I clean up the poo every 3 days and the pee does not smell from any other area in the yard as we have that nice sandy and loamus type soil. The area near the patio is different because the builders dumped yellow sand and clay all around the house back in 1960. It is 10 ft out from house and 4 feet deep and clay like I want to use it on a wheel!!! Ha!

But it is all good.

Peace all!
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;

F27
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   Posted 6/18/2017 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know how many smokers we have here (did you quit yet, Karen?) but maybe someone can relate to me.

As a Canadian cigar smoker, I have two seasons: smoking and non-smoking. Smoking season is typically June to September, and I always look forward to that first smoke of the season. Yesterday I pulled an old H Upman robusto out of the humidor and fired up. Then I mowed the lawn, moved some dirt around, and sat down to enjoy the remaining half.

It's the little things that make me happy.

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 6/18/2017 10:11 PM (GMT -6)   
the little things are the best. i quit.......smoking, cigarettes was just an addiction formed via habit, back in my uni days i did however smoke a pipe and enjoyed the borkam riff!!

getting by
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   Posted 6/19/2017 4:24 AM (GMT -6)   
No F27, I have not quit. Tried Chantix again just recently. The nausea got real bad so I stopped.

I still want to quit, but don't have the mindset.

Enjoy that cigar...

Hugs, Karen...

Hi Jamie!!!
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 6/20/2017 3:43 AM (GMT -6)   
keep well. hi karen, hi all.

Dawn85
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   Posted 6/20/2017 4:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

Sorry for the quite from me. Went to doc and no infection it is my PBS, painful bladder syndrome. Everything came back normal so I am on a new med for that. Second night on it, can't tell a difference yet.

The heat has kicked up super high for the past 4 days and has not cooled down til after 3am. So my sleep has been horrible lately. We only have a swamp cooler for anything over 100* and it is useless.

Mom and dad are asleep in the front room tonight due to the heat. A friend found out today that she is gonna have another baby, ugh! I am happy but she shouldn't be having more kids either, I only support her though.

I have had major tension headaches for 3 months now and the heat only makes it worse.

Sister was in a car accident, she is fine, but her car, which is brand new is not okay. 6 to 12k to fix it, that's if the frame isn't bent. I also went up on my Celexa this is night 2 on that. I am on 50 now not 40mg! Anxiety is up a bit but nothing I can't handle.

I think that is about all for me for now.

Healing thoughts and hope sent to all. I am glad that your gardens are blooming and HT I am glad that you are going to face your inner demons, that will help everything so very much. More another time.
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.

Domino2012
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   Posted 6/20/2017 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi from me!
This is my first post here but I will try and keep writing here as it helps me thinking I am not alone in the way I'm feeling.
I only recently recognised I might have depression and anxiety and even though I haven't been medically diagnosed with those conditions yet I want to really work on myself and try change the feeling of being helpless and hopeless.
My natural instinct is to try and deal with it on my own first. So I've done loads of esearch and reading.
I started reading books on minfullness and acceptance. A lot of it makes sense but it's just so hard to let go of the need to control everything. I am willing to give it a go and will keep you updated on the progress.
I also decided I will be keeping a journal and will be posting and reading this thread.
I also had my first counselling session yesterday. It was over the phone and I was sitting in the park while doing it which helped me relax. I am just not sure if keep talking about the issues isn'tgiving them more power over my life. Do issues feed from the attention we give them?
At the moment everything seems a bit uncertain and I am quite frankly scared but I still believe I can do better and will try and take every day as it comes.
Lastly I want to focus on the positives so here are top 3 things I am grateful for today:
-my family and I are in good physical health
-the weather is warm and sunny
-I have a loving partner who cares about me and shows me every day he does.

Sending compassionate and positive thoughts to everyone!

F27
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   Posted 6/20/2017 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the compassion and positivity, Domino2012! See you 'round the forum!

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 6/20/2017 12:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Good to hear from you Dawn. Keep working it, things will improve.

Domino, welcome to the forum. Impressed with your bag of skills.

F27, good to see you back in the fold.

Karen, you will be able to quit when you process the cause of the anxiety the smoking is balancing.. I think.

I used to smoke Marlboros and Camels with out filters! I quit in 1983. Cold turkey because I could not afford cigs anymore. Craved them for 15 yrs, at odd times. But what helped me stay off was that awful taste in my mouth in the morning.

HT, hope things are improving for you.

Peace all.
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;

pitmom
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   Posted 6/20/2017 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Domino. Hi F27, good to see you. Dawn, thanks for popping in.

HT, Trina, Karen, thanks for still being here.

Had another heat wave and had the computer shut down.

Garden is coming along (which is why we're probably not hearing from myself). I started some seeds and quite a few have germinated. Transplanted them into bigger pots today. Not sure what's what but it's fun! Got another seed starter tray and some pansy seeds to start for fall. Tons of 'experiments' in the works this year!
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

Domino2012
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   Posted 6/21/2017 2:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning all,

Pitmom, it's good to hear that gardening keeps you ocupied and excited! Keep it up!

I think today is a better day, again doing loads of thinking but that's inevitable I guess.
Shared how I feel with my partner last night and he was really kind and loving. Told me there is nothing wrong with me and even though I feel like there is, it felt good to hear that from him.
I am consistent with my mindfulness meditation for now and it seems to calm my mind down a bit.
I also booked appointment with my GP and would seek their opinion today. I really hope this is just a rough patch I am going through and that it will pass away.
Yesterday I had a thought cross my mind. Since I think the cause of my string negative feelings can be the contraceptive shot, and i won't continue with that I thought a way to get it out of my system can be to donate blood. I haven't had period for 3 months and all the hormones are trapped in my tiny body. Getting rid of some of that 'contaminated ' blood can speed up recovery. What are your thoughts?
Also is it possible I have found myself depressed because I recently changed jobs and literally have nothing to do in my current job. I am a person that needs a puspose and objective to work towards, so thought this might have caused my anxiety and negativity. Is this possible?

pitmom
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   Posted 6/21/2017 4:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Domino. Needing a purpose and objective to work towards...yes, I can relate to that. Most likely why I garden. After a series of work related injuries and subsequent surgeries (9 of them), I was 'declared' disabled as of 2006. It took 3 years for the decision from Workers Compensation and SSD. I was put back on anti depressants and started therapy with a counselor that I credit with restoring me to sanity. He helped me wrap my brain around 'early retirement'. It wasn't 'just a job' that I lost. Working gave me more than 'just a paycheck'. It gave me a purpose, a schedule, interaction with others, a sense of pride, etc.

The garden helps me in a number of ways. It gives me a schedule, goals to be accomplished, seeing the 'fruits of my labors'...it also gets me outside, gets me exercise, starts conversations, brings compliments and a chance to 'teach' others just getting started.

I live in the northeast which means we get snow, ice and freezing temperatures. The winter is challenging for me. Along with living in a tiny space, which I share with my daughter, grandson, 2 pitbulls and 7 cats, the short cold days and long dark nights present a daunting obstacle each year. I've started 'forcing' bulbs indoors and feeding the winter birds.

I'm glad to hear that you and your partner have talked things out. Having a supportive person in our lives makes the battle easier. You say you have a 'tiny body'...I hope it's not so tiny that you can't give blood. I weigh 94lbs...too 'tiny' to be a blood donor. I don't know if it will help your present medical difficulties but it will probably make you feel very good about yourself. You might want to check with your local hospital directly as some of the organizations known for blood donations charge hospitals for the blood they collect. Giving directly would keep those costs down for the facility.
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 6/22/2017 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning All!!!

Raining hard here today off and on. Guess we are suppose to get thunder storms this afternoon. I hope that they aren't bad.

My beans still have not come up. I think I will have to replant if there is time. It is getting late. My gladiolas are up. No blooms yet. I am sure that they will be pretty. Somebody picked them out for me. I hope they are bright and pretty.

I got cucumber plants to plant and some peppers. I have rosemary and basil in a pot. Tempted to put them in the ground and see how big they can get. I love gardening...

I hope all of you are having a good day. Welcome to the new members on the forum.

Take care all...

Hugs, Karen...

Post Edited By Moderator (BnotAfraid) : 6/22/2017 8:24:44 AM (GMT-6)

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