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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 12/5/2010 1:54 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:
Ever heard someone say, "Waste not, want not."? This one describes me very well. I save the last little bit of everything. Coffee "left-overs" can. "left-over" body wash bottle. Dish detergent left-over jar......
Do you have a "quote" or "motto" that rings true for you?

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 12/5/2010 2:19 AM (GMT -6)   
I suppose mine would be

What goes around comes around.

I have seen this one played out many times. Put something positive into the mix and at some point you will get something positive back. If you put something negative out there then when you are in need all you will find is something negative in return.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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   Posted 12/5/2010 2:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry I don't remember the original source but here is my motto:
Do not ask yourself if you have given more than you have received but ask if you have taken what someone did not want to give.

I also turn it around and ask myself to be extra sure that I am not giving away things that I really don't want to or can't. This does not seem like a big question to ask yourself but once you start asking yourself that for everything you start to see what a big effect it has on your life and others. I apply it to everything from advice to money. I have also stopped borrowing people money and if I can afford it (another thing I have to really ask myself because I tend to give without thinking and hurting myself) and if I can't I try very hard to know it just wasn't my time to and another time will come around when it is my turn to help again.

Also I am a big fan of The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz. This book has come into my life several times and I now try to make it daily practice. They are all easy yet amazingly challenging ways to free yourself from emotional pain and restriction. One of my hardest ones is Don't ever take anything personally. If I can do that then all my dealings with others seems to flow much more naturally and our bonds become infinitly stronger. This has been the foundation for my marriage and I can understand myself and my husband so much better when I am able to remove my own confusion and imagined or real pain from the situation then I am able to assend to the answer or closeness that we were trying to achieve.

I look forward to hearing everyone elses! have a blessed day!

Retired Mom
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   Posted 12/5/2010 7:40 AM (GMT -6)   
The "What goes around, comes around" and "Your reap what you sew" are two of my favorites. Then I have another that I've seen so many times (please forgive that it sounds morbid) and that is "You live by the........., you die by the.......". I've seen this with bottle (alcohol), road (speeding/fast cars), needle (speaks for itself).....you can pretty much substitute anything in that people do to the EXTREME. It's strange, but oddly true..
Retired Mom

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   Posted 12/5/2010 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Dream as if you'll live forever.....live as if you'll die today! James Dean
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus

Medications - MS-Contin, Plaquenil, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone

solar powered
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   Posted 12/5/2010 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
"You can't take back stupid." -Dr Phil. I like to remind my teenage daughter of that fact.
Attitude is everything.

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   Posted 12/5/2010 11:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine would have to be....There is ALWAYS hope! I believe that with every fibre of my being...never, never, never, never quit.

DX: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Diabetes (just diagnosed), Reynauds, Opthalmic Migraines, Drug Related Hot Flashes, Hard Start for IV's, Unable to vomit due to surgery.

Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine + Vitamin D + Multi daily

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   Posted 12/5/2010 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
The Golden rule
Treat everyone the way you want to be treated.

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   Posted 12/5/2010 4:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Live everyday to the fullest, as you'll never know when it'll be your last"...
Make every moment count...
* 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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   Posted 12/5/2010 10:13 PM (GMT -6)   
This is a bit off topic, but it does kind of go along with my motto of what goes around comes around.

My 5 year old son spent several hours today going through his toys, and with only a little prompting on a few, he filled a big box (an old desk chair box) to the top with toys he no longer plays with to give to kids who don't have much and would enjoy them.

He made his Mom and I pretty proud today.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 12/6/2010 8:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I guess my motto would be " When God closes a door, He always opens a window." It gives me hope, but I also pray that the window will be big enough for me to get my ample butt through!
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw

Pelvic adhesive disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, SI joint pain, 7 pelvic surgeries for pain, ovarian cysts, adhesions, and a kidney stone! Wait, future medial transcriptionist I must say ureteral calculus!
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