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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 7/18/2010 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
    If you are new to this forum family then you may be wondering what kind of goofy question is that on a health care forum. idea   We all suffer with medical conditions and with most of us there is pain involved...sometimes a lot of pain. Or maybe you are the loved one of one of these persons. This forum is all about how we help and support each other, how we gain back more quality to our lives, and how we can learn and share what we gain along the way and hopefully make not only our lives better but the lives of others who come to join us.

     But we need to also remember that there is the other side of life...the side that isn't concentrated on illness and pain. That's why we started the daily Koffee Klatch. This is a time to laugh, reminisce, chit-chat about the silly things in our lives...all fun things and no pain. In fact the 'P' word is not allowed...  turn   So each day we share our thoughts or experiences on a different topic. Often it includes food, sometimes we talk about our past, and other times we just get goofy! Laughter is our goal. So, please join us whether this is your very first day on Healing Well or you're a seasoned veteran.
(Sure do miss you Chutz!)
     Such a nice quiet relaxing sunday with no.... book. I havnt got a thing to read. *sigh* Are you reading a book? Blog? News paper?
What are you reading right now? If your not reading something right now, what is a good recommendation?
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
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   Posted 7/18/2010 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I love the "Shopoholic" series by Sophie Kinsella. If you read them, I recommend starting from the first book. Also, I like Danielle Steel books, lol.



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   Posted 7/18/2010 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a magazinaholic and usually have 20 or so checked out from the library at any given time. I'm also spending more time doing crafts now, so have picked up a lot of books on jewelery making (beading), decorative painting and crafting in general. I'm continuing to make (and have increased in production) my decorated ceramic coasters, so I have lots on the go now.

I'm trying to spend less time on the computer and more time doing "productive things". I still nap a lot during the day as well - I think that counts for being productive!

hugs to all,
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoroacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily

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   Posted 7/18/2010 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I've got a bunch of books going at the moment. I just started reading "On Basilisk Station," the first book in the Honor Harrington Series by David Weber.

I'm also reading "HMS Surprise," the third book in the Aubrey/Mautrin Series by Patrick O'Brian; "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins; and I've also got a couple other books going on my Kindle.

Unfortunately, because of my eye issues, the hardcopy books especially can take me months to years to read (I've been working on both "The Selfish Gene" and "HMS Surprise" for 2-3 yrs now, although formerly for probably 8 mo out of the year, I hardly read for fun at all because of my school work).

I can read books on my Kindle much faster (days to months), thanks to enlarged font & accompanying audio, but unfortunately, a large majority of the books that I read have not been converted into e-book format. I sometimes download the audiobooks, if I can. But the problem is that they are very expensive & even listening to the audiobooks takes quite a while (and I sometimes find myself getting distracted which doesn't help). For example, I have the audiobook for "HMS Surprise," and even just listening to that while I worked in lab, I've still been working on reading/listening to the book for a couple years. I guess it all depends on the lenght of the book, because I've also downloaded audiobooks that take just 2-3 hrs to listen to (vs like the 15 + hrs for "HMS Surprise").

I do love to read, but my eye issues make it quite a challenge.


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   Posted 7/19/2010 12:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm reading The Luxe series by Godbersen (sp?). Quick and fun. I'm currently reading the 3rd installment "Envy." The books revolve around the prim and proper rich society in NYC in the late 19th century.

<<<Flower123>>> I LOVE Kinsella. If you like the Shopaholic series, try her stand-alone book titled "Remember Me." Hilarious!

I also recently finished "The Neighbor" by Gardner. Weird, convoluted book. But good.

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   Posted 7/20/2010 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   
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