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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 10/10/2010 1:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Sunday Koffee Klatch
     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.
Daily Question:
*~ Tips and Tricks for the busy CPer ~*
     Do you have ways that make life a little easier to manage? Are there things you do that make a task or chore easier to tackle? If so, then please share.
What are some of the things you do to make your day a little less stressful / painful?

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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Pete trips again!
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 1899
   Posted 10/10/2010 7:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Try to stay possative and enjoy the things in life that I am still lucky enough to have!!> My wife > my pets > my Fam's > my Friends > my farm ( all the things that need to be done) > my fishin (building rods, flies, tackle & fixing & playing w/ boat) Evan w/ all this constant pain, I'm still a lucky man!
Hugs all!
When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 856
   Posted 10/10/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -6)   
1. BIGGEST THING THAT I LOVE is my mini-laptop. It was about $400. It's great for my back because it's VERY light. You can make the font/screen large so if you have vision problems, it's still wonderful. I know that times are tough, but this was really worth it.

2. Shop online. Some grocery stores even have a delivery service so you can buy food online. I tend to buy chocolate and clothes. You can get great deals too.

3. They make a jumbo lint roller to clean your rugs or kitchen floors with. It's great if it's hard for you to vacuum. Also, I do the bathroom floor with a regular sized lint roller. My husband still cleans it of course with regular bathroom cleaner, but the roller is good for a touch up. Oh, I'm talking about the ones with the very sticky tape.

4. I put pumps on all of my body wash and shampoos so I don't have to lift them.

5. Pillows--I always sit with a pillow on my lap so my arms are supported. It helps my back. When I have meetings, I bring a pillow with me to either sit on or to use to support my arms. It helps me a lot. Some people like lumbar support pillows for when they're driving. Ask the doc first though.

I can't think of more right now, but I love to read threads like this because others always have ideas that I haven't thought of. I'd say the thing that I'm happiest about is my mini-laptop. It has WordPad on it too, so I can do work on it.

Thanks again, Dani.



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Date Joined Feb 2010
Total Posts : 914
   Posted 10/10/2010 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
  Thats a good question , I'm still dealing with a lot of stress because nothing happens fast enough for me and I get very impatient , its tough for me to calm my mind and relax .  I study my vet asst lessons , listen to lectures I have on CD about how my ego is controlling me when I start worrying about a future that may never happen , and thinking negatively which increases the stress I feel . I'm still healing so for another 6 weeks at least I have to take it easier than I'd like , studying that darn learners permit booklet to be sure I pass that test , which I take this week . I guess I'm still learning how to relax really , I definetly don't have it down to a science . But it helps to talk about so thanks . Mikel 

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9664
   Posted 10/10/2010 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Shopping on-line, I like that one and sometimes you can get your groceries on-line too...
Reading a good book to take my mind off myself and into another world...
* Asthma, Allergies, Osteoarthritis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenative Disc (Lower Lumbar S1-L3 and Cervical C5,C6, C8 and T1), Fibromyalgia, Gerd,
Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 1522
   Posted 10/10/2010 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I bought some reusable bags from Home Depot that clip on the cart. I put all the smaller stuff in the bag while I shop so that I can lift the bag and I don't have to practically crawl into the bottom of the cart to get the small stuff.

Harbor Freight sells giant padded carabiner clips. I use them when I need to carry bags.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 10/10/2010 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I use a grabber to pick things up off the floor when it's hurts to bend over.
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