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   Posted 9/22/2008 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Human touch, closeness, or just being connected can relieve pain and the tension that surrounds it. Get in touch with someone you feel close to and care about? Get your hugs, call someone, visit a neighbor, hold a child or baby on your lap, chat with someone at the grocery store....then share how it makes you feel. We need our daily dose of intimacy.

I'm going after Hey Hubby ;-) shocked ...lol Will share later. Oh ya...this IS a G rated site... tongue

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Fibromyalgia, Ulcerative Colitis, Insulin dependent diabetic, collapsed disk, dermatitis herpetiformus, osteo arthritis in spine and other locations.

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   Posted 9/22/2008 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
What makes me feel wonderful is holding my four year old granddaughter in my lap everyday. No matter how much pain i'm in, holding her close eases the discomfort and makes me feel alive. She is the best medicine in the world and just makes my life. I watch her everyday while her mother works so I get a fix everyday. How lucky am I? Her grandfather feels the exact same way too.

God bless my Kelly Noelle.

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   Posted 9/23/2008 4:24 AM (GMT -6)   
What makes me feel better is cuddling with my husband on a bad pain day.

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   Posted 9/23/2008 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I take comfort in my hubby when I am on day shift but night shift can get a little lonely but I have some great co-workers and yesterday one of them gave me a hug just to "help" me through...another just listens...

Bilateral Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, Myofascial Pain in Forearms, Tendonitis in Wrists and Thumbs

Meds: Percocets, Pennsaid and sleep aid Amitriptyline

Pain bottles should have easier lids!


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   Posted 9/24/2008 12:10 AM (GMT -6)   
If possible, I try to go to the dog park every day. There is something completely zen about watching dogs play. My favorite thing about the dog park is you get to know people, but nobody talks about anything serious, it's always about your/their dog or you see a lot of people just standing around smiling. Pet a dog and I swear your blood pressure goes down.

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   Posted 9/25/2008 7:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry I'm late on getting this in, but I have to agree with BigLucy on this. I'm a cat fan and we have a total of 4 in the house. I have one that I swear is totally in tune with me. He knows when I'm hurting and don't feel good cause the instant that I sit or lay down he is on me rubbing his face against mine and purring like crazy. The bf and I refer to him as 'our love child' since he was the one that we got after we moved in together.

Animals can be excellent companions as long as you're capable of taking care of them. For the longest time before my bf and I got together my best friends that I could see on a daily basis were my cats.
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