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theHTreturns...
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Marqi
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   Posted 7/31/2017 6:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the reply Karen. yestetday was kind of rough. I'm hoping for a better day today. I did end up taking an ambien yesterday morning when I woke up too early. I to am hoping to be able to keep what I have left just for tough times. I know I won't be able to get any more, so that is an incentive to keep me from taking them. I've had an old prescription of Xanax from back in 2014 that I have been holding onto. My dr from then left the practice, and my new dr won't write Xanax at all. I don't really want to have to rely on meds anyway. Once in awhile like you said is ok.

Hi Jamie, I figured out your name from the other posts.

Hope everyone has a good day!

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   Posted 7/31/2017 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I take half of an ambien when I need it. That might work for you too. Then I even took them every other night when I was tapering off. I since started the meditation for sleep, it helps me to not think so much. You know how when you go to bed and your mind wont shut off. It is a terrible feeling to me. I think of everything...

I don't know if the old prescription will help you as they are now only good for a year I think. Which totally stinks, I know...

I hope today is a better day!

Hi Jamie, I hope you are getting restful sleep right now.

Take care all...

Hugs, Karen...
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pitmom
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   Posted 7/31/2017 8:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Morning all. Hope everyone had a peaceful weekend.

Yesterday, two wonderful things happened. First, as I was doing my daily review of the garden, I found that one of my amaryllis has given me a flower bud! Second, last evening I was visiting with a friend out on my patio and 2 hummingbirds came to the mimosa tree! What a treat!

Laundry today, which means pain later and tomorrow. Sigh. Oh, well...don't presently live in a nudist colony, now do I? ha ha ha!

The reorganization of the living room shelves is complete. Now, instead of clutter, I have bins, baskets and boxes to contain it all! Of course, I still have to put all of the 'shed things' in the shed and figure out what to do with the odds and ends that belong elsewhere. For now, though, I'm patting myself on the back for another day on the progress I've made and ignoring what still needs to be dealt with.
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

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   Posted 7/31/2017 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Yay Pitmom,

Awesome!!!
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 7/31/2017 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
hi karen, marqi, pitmom, et al.

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   Posted 8/1/2017 2:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mate, thank you for the hello. I hope you get good sleep and have a good day tomorrow.

Take care...

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 8/1/2017 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Two steps forward--one back. Taught a lot yesterday, then went grocery shopping and to the garden Lots of tomatoes, a cuke, beans, and peppers picked--squash is being cranky. On the way to the garden, car started making scary sound. So, I will have to get new car fairly soon, as opposed to waiting for a bit to get what I want. I have less to spend right now--as inheritance money is tied up in the legal process.

I got home safely. There is one car I really like, but it is at the edge of my limit--and since it is another state, I would have to get it through inspection and registration in Maryland, which is a very strict state.

Today, teaching, editing, and to the garden later with BF's car.

My cutting down of Ambien is still not really working, as the nights I take less I have a harder time sleeping, and will wake up early. This coming week I plan to drop to 5 mg all week as an experiment.

Be well, all friends.

Marqi
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   Posted 8/1/2017 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone.. I can't seem to get going today. I'm still in bed crying over so many of the things that has changed this last year in my life. I can't find a way to move forward. I have to leave my kids behind, as they are grown and working on their own lives. Plus we moved 6 hours away from where they all live. I'm so angry with myself for thinking that this would be a good move. I can't stand thinking about it. Being in this lonely house only makes it worse.

I hope it's ok to vent some here. I just really needed to get it out. I woke up at 1am, and had to take an ambien to get back to sleep. Now I'm fighting the urge to take a Xanax. I know it will calm me, but I want to be stronger than this on my own. I really miss ME, and how I used to be. I need hope to know that even with all of these changes I can get back to my own self. Many people move to new places after the kids are grown. Why am I having such a hard time with this?

I hope you all are having a good day. Thanks for being here to listen.
Marqi

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   Posted 8/1/2017 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
You will get through this. How about going out and making some friends? Is there a book store or somewhere you could go where people hang out? I think with a little time and some adjusting, you will do good with the new move. It just takes time.

Look for local gatherings, maybe a Tupperware party, I guess... Something that gets people together, maybe you can find things online that are local to your area.

Take some time for yourself too. Take a nice bath or shower, maybe light some candles, put on some music you like. Try to think of things you can do to self nurture.

Even some hobbies would be cool. Can you feed the birds? Get out with nature?

I hope that you feel better soon. And be careful with the ambien and Xanax. Together I mean... A lot of sedation there.

Hugs, Karen...

Hey Myself!!! Sounds like you been busy with that garden. I have more cucumbers to pick. Tomatoes are still green.

Best of luck with the ambien...

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 8/1/2017 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
https://www.meetup.com/

Not a singles/date site, but one that connects people with similar interests. Softball? Check. Choirs? yep. Bands, reading groups, and cycling--you bet.
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

Marqi
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   Posted 8/1/2017 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Karen, and Myself.
I did some checking yesterday to find places I could go to meet people. I called our local senior center, but you have to be 60 to attend. I love visiting, and talking with people my age or older. I don't really want to hang out with the younger crowd.
I made an account on meetup.com, and am looking at groups. I finally got out of bed and showered. My husband is here, but I think he is really tired of me. He has never been one to talk about anything much. I actually feel myself that I am a broken record. Every day it's the same struggle.

Thanks for the reply's
Marqi

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   Posted 8/1/2017 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
keep strong.

pitmom
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   Posted 8/2/2017 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all.

The garden report is as follows: I've started harvesting cherry tomatoes...yum! I'm finally seeing cucumbers starting to form...yay! The 'regular' tomatoes are getting bigger, but still green.

The white hibiscus is blooming and the crepe myrtle has begun to unfurl its crimson blooms. I still have a few day lily blossoms and the mums are developing their buds.

I now have a pair of hummingbirds that visit the garden daily. They've begun 'fighting' over the remaining nectar, dive bombing each other and performing 'dog fighting' acrobatics! The monarch butterflies continue to flit over the milkweeds, although I see no sign of eggs or any evidence of catipillar munching, yet. Yesterday, a black swallowtail butterfly was seen swooping around the 'buffet'.

I came to the conclusion that looking out at the patio arrangement was adding to my melancholy. Table and chairs and bench, empty, day after day...how the needs of my family has changed...

Solution? Rearrange everything! Now, the table and chairs are directly under the window and the view beyond is the bench and the 2 brown Adirondak chairs with the umbrella for late afternoon shade! I've trimmed back the vines and grasses that were encroaching and making the space seem even smaller. Swept up what has fallen from the mimosa (lovely trees except for the constant debris) again and refilled the fountain.

Living room project report is as follows:

I picked up another canvas bin for the shelf under the T.V. and 2 magazine holders with plans to set up folders for each of the pets health records and store them there. It's still too humid to paint, but that will be changing soon.

I'll be picking up 'wall board' panelling with 3-4 inches between the grooves and install it 'sideways' in the hopes that it will look like ship lap on the kitchen wall. I think I've also decided on 'wall board' that looks like stacked stone for the wall behind the T.V. cabinet and shelving as my accent wall.

I found throw pillows on sale that have pillow forms and a zippered slip covers! The color goes wonderfully with the new scheme. Once I have the sofa steam cleaned, I'll put the new gray slip cover on with the new teal pillows.

Change is hard, but inevitable, and eventually...good.
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

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   Posted 8/2/2017 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Pitmom,

I need a nap after reading everything you have done. I got tired just thinking about it. Ha Ha!!!

You are remarkable. You always got so much cool stuff going on. Thanks for sharing, I love reading your posts.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 8/3/2017 10:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Went to concert last night, for our anniversary--I'm With Her and Punch Brothers. They are progressive bluegrass/jazz. Took a picnic dinner--lots of fresh veggies from the garden. Home late--but a lovely evening.

Listening to a piece last night made me cry, thinking of Mom. Luckily it was dark and I had napkins to wipe my face.

Teaching today off and on. When BF gets home from class, I will go to the garden. I have a lot to take care of--since I did n't get there yesterday. We had a microburst/derecho there on Tuesday--and I resettled my trellises, but some of the butternut leaves had been shredded.

No movement on the car front.
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 8/4/2017 9:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone!

Myself, so glad your went to concert, what fun! I adore jazz.

Marqi, Good job signing in with "meet up". I actually am looking at it for the Phila, PA area. I am 20min for the city. The suburbs in NJ do not have them.

Lots of groups, hiking, museums, restaurants [which I am not into] Historical trails in the City, etc. I was looking for a Bookie group, but have not found one. May check out the Historical trails, until I feel strong enough for hiking or biking.

I have decided to leave the Support Group I go to on Weds. I already stepped down months ago as a Facilitator. Now I am finding less support and more triggers, frustrations etc... my psychiatrist thinks I have progress passed what this group can provide.

So without this social outlet, there are only a few aquaintances I can meet occassionly, one person actually does altered journals so we have that in common. Another is a bookies, but she is into heavy metal and hubby is a violent wrestler. So little time is spent together even though we like each other.

I totally understand the loss of friends in past. I think it is all part of dealing with our dx's.
I know for sure, one of my "friends" after a year reconnected me, we talked on the phone, she told me that my
stuff[ I had only told her had stuff in my past] was to close to opening up her stuff. that she did not want to deal with,

We could still be 'friends' as long as I never told about. WHAT? I declined of course. Thanked her anyway.

I believe that is what is wrong with MOST people. They see something is us, you, that they FEEL or KNOW is in them. Something they are stuffing, binding for years. Don't want to spend the energy, time or have the courage to face it.

Remember the people dealing with their stuff, WE are the courageous, WARRIORS, healthy ones. In the end we will find life long friends, because empathy, compassion and tolerance slowly comes into our lives and we learn to LOVE OUR SELVES.

By the way, being UNPLUGGED was an awesome experience, I highly recommend it. ONLY remains in touch with a 2 friends by text and 1 by email.

I wish all Peace comfort and strength
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Marqi
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   Posted 8/4/2017 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   
GoodMorning everyone..

How would I go about finding a support group in my area?
I am feeling a little better, but I think attending a support group would be something I would like to try.

Thanks for the meetup.com info.

Hope you all have a good day!
Marqi

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   Posted 8/4/2017 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
There is a link on our resource thread, which is at the top of the forum on right
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   Posted 8/5/2017 4:39 AM (GMT -6)   
hi trendy. good 2 c ya. a bit of unplugging is good.

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   Posted 8/5/2017 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All! I have just spent about one half my day working on financial issues and paying some bills. I am now putting my attention towards working on my business. It is actually good inside working weather as it has been raining on and off outside today. I'm actually enjoying it.

All of your gardens, patios, etc. sound lovely. I would love to see pictures of them if you could post them.

Well, that is it for now. I'll check in later to see if anyone else has posted.

Cass

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   Posted 8/5/2017 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Good afternoon all!!!

A lot cooler here today and less humid.

I ate my first tomato off my plants. Yay!!! It was good. Picked cucumbers again the other day.

I hope you all are having an awesome Saturday!!!

Hugs, Karen...
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 8/5/2017 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
hi. keep well my friends.

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   Posted 8/6/2017 4:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jamie!!!

Keep well too. I Hope you are getting a good sleep.

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   Posted 8/7/2017 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
This past weekend I had to 'draw the line' with my partner. Her negativity, usually directed toward my children, has just gotten to be too much for me. She is incredibly critical...other drivers on the road, restaurant employees, her in-laws, etc., no one can escape unscathed. So, I finally asked her if she says things to her sisters about their husbands every time she sees them? Since I know she does not, I hope I got my point across about how she talks to me about my adult children and my grandson. We'll see. I used to look forward to her coming down and staying over, but lately...I've found myself dreading her visits.

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And now for the garden report:

One of my amaryllis bulbs has blessed me with 2 deep ruby trumpets! Quite a lovely compliment to the crimson unfurling on the crepe myrtle just a few feet away! The burgundy leaved canna is producing wonderful tomato orange/red blossoms and below it, the green leaved canna is shouting in lemon yellow!

I've picked up a few more plants ( I know, crazy right?) for fall. 2 coreopsis, one light, one darker...a buttery yellow cone flower, a deep orange zinnia, a purple phlox and a red pygmy barberry.

The cherry tomatoes are so sweet! The other tomatoes are getting bigger, with no sign of ripening yet.

I've been filing papers away in some of the new storage pieces and the living room is starting to look more like a living room. One step closer to being ready to install the paneling and get paint!

Raining today. I've turned all of the lights on in an effort to keep the 'end of summer blues' at bay. I'll be putting on some upbeat music and keep on with the transformation!

Hope all is well with everyone.
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
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