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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/21/2017 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Jamie you are a HOOT!

Great way to put people at ease and let them know they are not alone, and talking makes things better.

Too bad about cab. Bummer.


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   Posted 8/21/2017 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a nice weekend with my partner. We've finished another book!

Today, I removed one of the ornamental grasses and divided it for 2 of my friends. In it's place I planted 2 tickseed plants with different coloring and a red barberry bush. I also planted a helenium and a red ornamental grass on the other side of the back path.

I cleaned up the day lily bed and discovered a butterfly bush blooming! I had forgotten that I had planted it next to the bee balm! It's only about 18 inches high and was easily missed. Now, I have to figure out what to do with the one I bought 2 weeks ago!

Hidden between 2 mums, I spotted what I hope is the rain lily. They are supposed to bloom very late in the autumn. I planted 3, but only see one. Fingers crossed friends!

Grandson and I were able to snatch quick glimpses of the eclipse as the clouds moved across, blotting the whole scene out at times. He got a few pictures with his phone. Guess we'll find out tomorrow if we did any damage!

Daughter returned from her trip to Seattle today. She was thrilled that I'd planned to order pizza as she didn't care for what they made 'out west'.

Tomorrow, we hope to make it over to the pool.
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 8/22/2017 1:31 AM (GMT -6)   
seen mum today, and mums social worker. just happened to be looking for mum when i was to discuss what's next. mum has been offered low cost transition care program for her rehab. it is not a hospital, has visiting dr's, meds are done, outings and life style planning, it basically gets her ready to come back. i explained a lot of stuff, as sis is making herself unavailable. this place is for up to twelve weeks. mum is using the walker frame, so improvement, the psych still wants a couple more ect, and i can see that she still requires a few more. she has been removed from being an involuntary patient as well. i gave the sw all she needed, thought, i am here.......should have asked for a coffee!! almost a migraine happening this morning. i text both sisters with the info.

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   Posted 8/22/2017 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Ht-I hear you about parental care. It is so draining.

I have been exercising more--I have really needed to! The downside is more muscle pain. Riding my bike on Friday, I tensed as I got stuck and off-balance on the trail, between mud and the riverbank. I didn't fall, but the muscles in my back, arms,and legs started screaming. I did fall on Sunday while riding--I didn't injure myself, but the pain from tensing my body continued. My balance has been bad since then!

Garden dying off, and I have started some fall plantings. When we were gone, flea beetles ate my eggplants! **growls** I am pulling out and enriching the soil--I will plant some more seeds this weekend.

Working and applied for a few jobs.
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 8/22/2017 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Myself,

The slugs got my peppers. I got a part of one out of four plants. I was so bummed. But it has been wet here and the slugs are even eating the black berries.

Did go black berry picking the other day. Didn't get a whole lot. Not luxury picking this time. I like when you can pick from the trail. ha!!!

I hope that everybody is having a good day. It is a mixed bag of weather here today. Raining one minute, and sunny the next. But windy all the time. Like the seasons are changing.

Jamie, Pitmom and Trina, I hope you guys are all doing well too. Take care...

Hugs, Karen
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pitmom
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   Posted 8/23/2017 6:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all.

Busy time in the garden. I removed an ornamental grass that wasn't doing what I'd hoped it would. Too much vinca major had rooted and the clump wasn't as full as I'd hoped. Made 2 of my neighbors very happy though, to get the divisions. In it's place, I planted the 2 tickseeds and barberry. Across the way, I planted the helenium and a small red ornamental grass to balance the color.

Yesterday, I cleaned up the 'main' flower bed, after admiring one last day lily blossom. I pulled a lot of ribbon grass and cut back a lot of vinca. Finally got the butterfly weed and hummingbird mint planted in the bed! Close to where I had been displaying them in their pots, so I hope they will thrive in the ground.

Last night it rained like crazy, so watering chores will be unnecessary today!

Took my daughter, grandson and his friend, and myself to the public pool yesterday. Great timing, as we had 94 degrees with high humidity making it feel over 100! I'll have to get a folding chair for next time though. Sitting on the ground is soooo bad for my rear and my spine! Daughter gave me a wonderful massage last night! Only $20 for the four of us to get in at the pool! Wish I had found this place sooner!

My daughter was lucky enough to spot a yellow swallowtail butterfly in my garden yesterday! She got 2 pictures before it flew off! So, even though I didn't get to see it in person, I'll always have the pictures. My neighbor's son got a picture of a Luna moth! I'm envious!

So sorry to hear about the crop losses my fellow gardeners are suffering. Diotomaceous earth can be used for slugs and is eco friendly, a natural pesticide. It can be used to fight slugs and grubs and will also help with other soft bodied insects. I spread 'food grade' D.E. around the yard where the dogs are and it helps with fleas, too. Just wear a filtering mask when spreading it so it doesn't cause lung inflammation from inhaling it. I only found one market that carries it here. I can get the 'garden' type at the Lowe's or Home Depot, but 'food grade' is a little harder to get in a brick and mortar store. There are several sources to order from online.
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 8/23/2017 7:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Pitmom--I use neem oil and soap,but it is not killing the squash bugs or the flea beetles. I have found squash bugs EVERYWHERE. I was trimming my fennel last night,and they were burrowed in one of the layers!!

My biggest problem is verticullum wilt. Healthy plants wilted, and lost their bottom leaves all the way up the stem before the plant died. Very low yields this summer on Butternuts, cucumbers, melons. The neem is supposed to help-and it kept the plants alive, but did not fix the problem. It seems as if my only real solution is soil improvement and covering the soil. Grrrr.
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 8/23/2017 8:25 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry about the gardens guys. Mine didn't do well this year, as it was too wet. Too much rain, not enough sunshine, and bugs. I didn't have the same as you guys, but I had slugs, rose beetles and mold.

I hope you all have a good day.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 8/23/2017 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
sis rocked up this morning, she just had a car accident. car a little dinged up. front and bonnet. she was shakey. she was watching an old fella cross and got to close and rear ended a car. minor to the car hit. sent her home, said i will do me shopping and stuff. i did some today, seen the gov to declare my income from the gig, all good. got physio this arvo. text sis and said i got food for a bit, use card for repairs and transport. keep well my friends.

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   Posted 8/24/2017 4:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jamie, Sorry about your sis. Hope she is okay. Awesome of the income from the gig. I hope you get a good sleep mate. Hang in there,

Hugs, Karen...
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pitmom
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   Posted 8/24/2017 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
HT, your family is so blessed to have you as a member of it! I hope your sis is feeling better today. Cars can be fixed easier than people.

Yesterday, I was feeling a bit sorry for myself. On the surface, it was trying to come out as anger and resentment but, dig a bit deeper and yeah, self pity. My daughter has been home from Seattle for 2 days and nothing has changed. I don't know who did her bidding while she was gone but, she's back to hollering for my grandson to 'get me this, get me that'. Ugh!

It's not her fault that she has Cushing's. It's not her fault that her pituitary gland is not functioning even after removing the tumor. It's not her fault that she has a broken pinky toe. It's not her fault that she has depression also. BUT...Why does that mean that I have to do all the work?

Short answer, because I can and I do. So, why feel sorry for myself? At least I've learned to hold my tongue while I'm going through the process of figuring out my 'feelings'.

My reward? Three GORGEOUS black swallowtail butterflies in the garden! What a lovely distraction!

The veggie bed gave me a wonderful surprise as well. I actually found a cucumber! It got no sun evidently and is practically white! Gonna cut it up today and see how it tastes! It was completely hidden by leaves and I only discovered it while harvesting more cherry tomatoes.

I also 'scored' at Lowe's garden department yesterday. I had gone over to price the paneling for the kitchen since the weather will be perfect all week and of course, had to stop and look over the plants. Lo and behold, on the clearance rack were Japanese Anemones! I've wanted one of these September bloomers for a long time and to only pay $1?!!!! Joy, joy, joy! Keep the color coming as long as possible! I only bought one, as they multiply pretty readily.

Off to the bank to get the funds for the kitchen project.......hope you all have a good 24 hours!
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 8/24/2017 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Well for the gardens all can only say I empathize, my weeds are lovely!

HT, life is so challenging.

I am reading V Franks's MAN'S SEARCH FOR MEANING. This is the 3rd time I have read it.

Much more meaning this time round with all my crap upfront and in my face.

There are two concepts stick with me. Although he is speaking of an atrocious experience, having C-PTSD something in me relates. I am starting to understand where my strength comes from and I think it may reverberate with you also.

The way you react to the situations, i.e. taking care of your Mum for one, shows me you can connect.

V.F. speaking of despair: " it did not really matter what we expected from life, but rather what life expected from us."

V.F. speaking on suffering" No one can relieve him of his suffering or suffer in his place. His unique opportunity lies in the way in which he bears the burden."

I hope everyone is well and enjoying this weeks weather.
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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 8/25/2017 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
cheers trendy and friends. some real truisms trendy. lots of nose bleeds, pharmacist did me bp yesterday, up a bit. 112 bpm walking!! somebody shoot me. excellent physio the other day. mum awaiting rehab facility, very distant she is, everyone has noticed. got some issues with 1 bro situation, my sis has asked me to step in again. here comes the turtle for another round of thick skull gov bs chaos. keep well my friends.

Andy1986
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   Posted 8/26/2017 2:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all

Havent posted on here for a long time as things had been improving slowly and very gradually. Having a bit of a rough weekend though, as Ive flown to Italy for a friends wedding. First time Ive been abroad in years, and it was quite stressful leading up to it just knowing it was coming, and was in a lot of pain actually travelling as I knew I would be. But settled in the hotel now, and hopefully the day goes ok. Will be good to see my friends again, many that I havent seen for a while.

Been feeling quite down and anxious though for the last week, I think about travelling, but also maybe its reminding me of my ex. Last wedding I went to was with her. I had a bit of a steamy dream about her sister last night..haha

I did meet a new girl last weekend. Took her on a date on Tues. Shes fun, really gorgeous and seems to really like me. Im just wondering what the best time to tell her whats going on with me ha. I told her about the chronic pain, and it didnt scare her off for now. smile

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   Posted 8/27/2017 2:49 AM (GMT -6)   

getting by
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   Posted 8/28/2017 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Andy,

It is nice to see you post. Though I am sorry you are feeling down. Good luck with the new girl. I hope being with her makes you happy. I think it is awesome!!!

Hi Jamie, I hope you got good sleep last night, your day will be starting soon.

Take care all!!!

Been raining here most of the day. I guess we are getting the run over from the hurricane. I feel badly for all the people in Texas that are misplaced now. A lot of them lost their homes. And they are talking more rain. I guess this is the time to appreciate what we have. And send healing vibes to Texas...

Take care all. I hope everybody is safe from harm of hurricanes.

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pitmom
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   Posted 8/28/2017 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm crying for Texas. The people, the pets, the livestock.

On the bright side, I got the paneling up in the kitchen and although I'm not finished with the entire project, I am loving the new look! Used white colored wood putty to fill in any gaps. After a light sanding it will be ready for paint. Supposed to rain tomorrow, so I get a break before painting. I only used 3 sheets and was able to return one whole sheet of the paneling and one tube of glue! WooHoo!

The heirloom tomatoes are finally ripening and should be ready for picking in another day or two.

The late blooming lilies have begun to show their color...a lovely peach and white! I dug back through all of my packaging cards and found they are simply called "Hardy Lily". For anyone familiar with the different lilies, think a smaller orangey version of Stargazer.

The sunflowers are outstanding this year. While I didn't get any 'giants', the colors are amazing on the ones that did grow. Yellow petals with yellow centers, yellow petals with dark centers, red/burgundy yellow tipped petals with dark centers...so amazing! The goldfinches feasting already on sunflowers and cone flower seeds!

There are fresh buds on the honeysuckle and the ornamental grasses are developing their tassel seed heads. The berries on the pyracanthus bush are turning their vibrant orange and the berries on the virginia creeper vine are turning their dusty purple.

We only made it up into the 70's the past few days and there is a chill in the breeze today. Strange for August.

Hope everyone is having 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

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   Posted 8/28/2017 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
healing thoughts to to those in texas.

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/30/2017 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Been posting prayers on Facebook for Texas. It as been 12yrs since Katrina.. Life is flying by!

Neurologist has changed my medication again.. started Tizanindinen 2mg at night on Monday weaned off the baclofen, So as a result, pain is 8-10 again, plus I am sleeping most all day.,

Therapy 2xs a week is rough. making headway on my stuff though and my somatic spasm episode are settling down.

One monster at a time..

Jamie, really? Is this the sister that was in the accident? Then I retract my "really"

Hope everyone is well
Peace and strength
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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;

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   Posted 8/31/2017 1:13 AM (GMT -6)   
yes..........trendy. bad pain with head. severely fogged as well. 1st day of spring, it was a nice blue sky day.

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   Posted 8/31/2017 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Vertigo. Again. Fighting tears.

I just don't quite understand why my Drs aren't more concerned about this. This is my 5th or 6th episode this year. Out of commission a minimum of 3 days each time, often longer.

So, I will gather my strength and try different Drs, hoping they will see me before it goes away on its own. GP and Rheumy before, Chiro and ENT this time. Hope I can get appointments and find a driver.

Sigh.

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   Posted 8/31/2017 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Lynn, have you been tested for Meniere's disease? ENT docs usually are the one's to see for it. The Mayo Clinic has a good website about it. You may want to read up.

I'm having a difficult day, very stiff and sore. I painted the new paneling (2 coats) and one wall in the living room. I'm shot. Sigh. No painting today.

I may go look at new curtain rods and see if I can get a rug for the living room with the same pattern as the little one by the kitchen sink. I'd also like to put up a shelf above the window in the kitchen.

Neighbor told me she has the order forms for the mums! Now, to try to envision how many I'll need and which colors to pick!

Tomatoes continue to produce well and the heirlooms will be ready soon! Found another small cucumber today.

Hope everyone is having 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

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   Posted 8/31/2017 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Pitmom,,, I like the rust colored mums and the pink (earthy pink). Plus yellow. I hope you get the ones you like.

Lynnwood, I hope you find out what is going on with the vertigo. It is worrisome I am sure.

HT and Trina, I hope you both are having a good day. Hang in there HT... Things will get better. You too Trina...

Hugs to all...

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   Posted 8/31/2017 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
hugs all round.

pitmom
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   Posted 9/1/2017 5:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the hug HT, I needed it this morning!

While having my morning coffee and fig newtons one of my teeth broke off! Not that I wasn't expecting it at some point but having it actually happen...well, let's put it this way...Halloween is coming but I wasn't expecting to be the Jack O Lantern!

Up till now I was still 'comfortable' with smiling. Missing back teeth were not visible. Even losing the front bottom tooth wasn't that bad as the lower lip still covered while smiling. But this tooth...the one just to the side of the front tooth, between it and the canine...that definitely is noticeable. Since the tooth didn't 'fall out'...it BROKE OFF...there is the jagged remains in the gap!

I am soooo angry that Medicare does not cover dental.
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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