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   Posted 11/4/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
So thank you for the inspiration. After the thread on exercise, I stopped thinking about gettign back into it, and I actually did it. 3 days later, and I feel so good! Let it be experience to me not to slip again. We are getting a treadmill from a family member who is getting rid of theirs, hopefully that will help too. I'm really excited to try running! I've been wanting to run since I quit smoking 5 years ago, but never found the time with the kids.

Speaking of kids, do you remember when I mentioned some concerns about my 4 y/o dd? She was crying this afternoon saying her leg was hurting. shakehead It did sound genuine, but she is very delicate. She scratched her throat on a chip last week and refused to eat for 5 days. She had a sliver in her foot this summer, I had to take her to the ER where it took 3 nurses to inject a medicine to put her to sleep to remove it. She does not have a very high pain tolerance! Anyway, I treated her with heat, and that seemed to do the trick.

Speaking of heat, that reminds me... (I thought the fog was better, but boy is my mind rambling tonight!)
I have some lavender in my garden I was thinking of drying for the smell. Do you think it would work if I put it in a rice bag? Can you imagine, that would be so nice! The heat of the rice bag plus the soothing smell of lavender. Hmmm, I think I need a bath tonight.

Oh, and I got a backrub last night (from dh)! cool Wow, it felt so good. I was actually crying because I haven't been able to have my back touched since last May. I felt so relaxed, I was like Jello. But then he touched one of the tender points, and I tensed right up. He coulnd't touch me anywhere after that without me hurting. The poor guy felt so bad! He kept apologizing. I told him it was ok, he couldn't know where it hurt. He said he sure did, and lightly touched it. Even then I just about hit the roof. That makes me scared to try physio. Now that things are calmer here I was going to make time to go. But what on earth could they do, if they can't touch me? Dh had to rub my neck and shoulders to get me really relaxed before he coudl go anywhere near my shoulder blades. confused

I have to go get the baths ready. I'll try to get back later and reply to some posts turn
Wishing you all well. (((HUGS)))
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   Posted 11/4/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mamanan,

That backrub sure sounded nice, except for the tenderpoint thing that is. You are so fortunate to have a partner that will take care of your aches and pains.

I hope that you had a nice relaxing bath.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 11/4/2008 7:29 PM (GMT -6)   
This is great news about your exercising!  Keep up the good work!
There are members that have put lavendar in the rice bags.  They said it was nice.  Let us know how you like it.  Me?  I love to eat so the smell of the rice is nice for me!  turn
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   Posted 11/4/2008 8:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad the execising is working great for you. I've been walking hard the past week myself and feel so good:) It is amazing what some good enorphins can do for a person :)
Much Love, Hugs, Peace & Comfort :)
God Bless Each & Every One Of You :)

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   Posted 11/5/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Mamanan it is great that you are able to exercise with everything else you have to do. I never thought about growing my own lavender (make mental note to plant lavendar next spring). I use a lot of lavendar bath products, fabric softner but I haven't put any in rice bags but sounds great.
My DH doesn't have a clue how to massage but he will take the tips of his fingers and with a little pressure go all over my back and shoulders and I too melt. Sometimes it is better than sex. smilewinkgrin
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   Posted 11/5/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I always put a little lavendar in my rice bags. If I have fresh i use it and prefer it. I have also put oil of lavendar in my rice bags.
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   Posted 11/5/2008 1:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Just a thought on the lavender... what about trying the lavender dryer sheet in the rice bag? When you heat it, it should release some of the smell! Maybe anyway!

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