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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 12/14/2010 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Tuesday 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:
Are you forgetful?

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 12/14/2010 7:28 AM (GMT -6)   
hahahhahahhahhah...that makes me laugh.

I haven't been able to remember anything short term in so long that I have become the family joke. Everyone always says.."I told you _________ yesterday, but you probably don't remember."

Actually, my short term memory is coming back since I started on the HGH injections. When I was off of them for two months, it was VERY apparent that my memory depends on the medication or it just disappears.

I'll be interested to see the other answers.

(Just for info, this is one thing they discussed at my SSD hearing.....memory and meds). We didn't get in to the HGH discussion, just that my "meds" make me have memory problems.

Have a great day everyone!
Retired Mom

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 12/14/2010 7:57 AM (GMT -6)   


         Dani and retiredmom!......are you two, new members? I dont recall seeing you here before! LOL!

            So now you know! Gives a new meaning to the term "A no Brainer!"

         SE wink

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   Posted 12/14/2010 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
What was the question again????
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 12/14/2010 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   

    I have severe memory problems. I have a series of alarm systems to keep me on track through out the day. One at 6:28 to remind me to start breakfast. Series at 10:00 am and again at 2:32 to keep me on track with morning cleaning and afternoon jewelry "stop time". Another at 3:45 to begin dinner prep and bus patrol (our children get out of school very late here, but have incredibly long vacations). I have another set of alarms at 5:00 and 5:30 for eating supper and supper clean up. Again at 8:00 for quick cleans and story time. So.. alarm in my bedroom, livingroom, my watch, laundry room and girls bedrooms. My "calendar system" is very unique too. I wont go into it all, but lets just say it is intricate!

    I have many things in my home done in order every day. Like my "cleaning buckets" are in order so I know what to clean next. Everything in my home is in order. If I meet someone new and they see my home, I just say it is easier to clean up that way.... and it IS... it is just that I cannot remember where things are so if all I have to do is look in an area where things of that type are, I can just look in the sides of the "clear containers" one the shelves.

     When it comes to specific events if someone mentions a reference to the time frame or even asks me directly about something I can recount with startling clarity. If I am not asked or no reference is made to "remind" me of those times, it just isn't thought about  smhair   No matter how "traumatic" "happy" "joyful". If there isn't a reference made, its just blank air in there.

      I often have people remark on my honesty. Most in a negative way. Even recently someone who I thought was a friend said, "No everyone can be Little Miss Never Lie." Believe me, I have been though far more than any one soul ever should. I would LOVE to lie. I just cannot remember lies. With no reference, no ability to retain memory, let alone that of a lie... just cannot pull it off!

     I have a funny saying too with my doctors and husband. "Good thing I have a terrible memory otherwise this health stuff might really bumm me out!" and it is true :-)


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 12/14/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so forgetful lately, it's just awful. I'm the type of person who absolutely DETESTS being late. My forgetfulness is causing me lots of problems that way. I don't use a PDA or iPhone, or anything like that, so I have to rely on writing things down on my calendar in a notebook in my purse...then transfer it to a big calendar at home and one on my computer as well.

At least, that's what I try to do. But sometimes I forget.
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 12/14/2010 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, so very forgetful at times...
but then do we want to remember everything???
* 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 12/14/2010 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
um, I forgot...what are we talking about?

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   Posted 12/14/2010 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Now more than I ever have been and it scares me , I've been researching methods to improve memory , my Dad has Alzheimers and its the sadest thing I can imagine . He's the only one ever in our family but I can't help but worry , but laughing about it is good medecine for sure !!Mikel
HIV+. meds - epzicom, Kaletra . oxycontin as needed , indothemiacin . hip replacement surgery done !!! Saw the surgeon and I'm really healing great ! Been in physical therapy for almost 2 months now and I can walk pretty well , only going up and down stairs is still a little tough so one step at a time , but that's because of my knee not my hip , but I can walk again , no cane , just me !!

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   Posted 12/14/2010 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, very forgetful and it really bugs me! I forget simple words while I am talking or forget what I am talking about.....it is so frustrating!
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

Retired Mom
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   Posted 12/14/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh Dani,

I thought I was the only person who set those alarms everywhere. I have three on my cell. One to get my daughter to school, one to pick her up, and one to make sure I'm home to meet my nephew when he gets off the bus. I have an alarm clock in the kitchen to set if I need to remember anything special for the day (early release or dr apt) and then there are the constant alerts from the computer that keep chiming in. I even have one to remind me to take my shot at night. I only remove the alarm after the shot has been taken. I also use the little compartments for my meds in the am and pm to make sure I have taken them, but I still take the wrong day sometimes.

You guys are so much fun for me. At least I'm not alone in this one. lol
Retired Mom

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   Posted 12/14/2010 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
It's getting so bad evan my 83 y/o Mom is worried about me! The sleep doc I saw last week told me that I don't get near enough sleep and thats just from what I told him about myself. I'm having the sleep test for apnea ASAP if there is a cancellation and if not on Dec 23> a bad night for it but In gota git er done! Doc said my memory problems may very well be due to apnea! It gets so bad> Sometimes I forget how to spell my last name while writing!!! I'm always stopping while talking cause I can't remember the words to use which really makes me sound stupid> It troubles me!!!
Love All Y'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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