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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 12/19/2010 2:22 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:
Do you have pets (aka small members of the family)?

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 12/19/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
A whole bunch of em! I personally have 2 kittens (Cheech and Gizmo) but we also have 2 stray cats that we made houses for on the front porch. I also feed a bunch of other strays everyday. We live in a town where people just discard their cats like garbage. It breaks my heart and wish I could take them all in. The 2 I have were both strays. I spend a small fortune on cat food, but at least I feel a little better knowing they aren't starving.

My sis Antbuggey will probably be on soon to answer for her pets, I will just say we have more pets then people!
Gentle Hugs,

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Possible Graves Disease, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Percocet, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

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   Posted 12/19/2010 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Shannon told me I had to log on and complete our pet story! We also have three dogs...A black lab named Sabbath, our prince and protector....a goofy mutt named Chloe, and to call her a princess is an understatement! Then we have the pup...our 3 year old Chocolate lab named Jersey....she is the class clown!!! Besides the cats Shannon mentioned....we have 4 more! Tasha is the grandma....her kids are Harley and Shelby...and Shelby's baby is Jazzy! The biggest problem we have here....is our soft hearts for animals! But I must say.....the make me smile daily!!!! I like animals more then most people! They give you unconditional love!!
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

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   Posted 12/19/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh yeah !! Two kitty cats , Mara andd Mischief share my apt with me and they are two total sweeties !! Not a mean bone in there bodies , although Mara is a fatso who always wants to be fed and Mischief got her name because she's always into everything , they are wonderful companions and friends . I love them dearly ! 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 12/19/2010 12:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep I have 3 little cutie kitties, 2 are rescued, one from a friend, and thinking
of maybe adopting a fourth as our shelter here are so full they are actually
going to kill some animals to make ways for new animals due to this economy,
it's such a shame to go to bed everynight knowing they are going to have animals die.

If you can't afford a pet please don't try to adopt one, if you can't take care of it
or buy food for it, it'll end up at the shelter, and don't buy a pet for a child to take
care of if that child doesnt understand, pets are work even kitties and fish, there is
no such thing as an easy pet, care requires work, some might be easier to take care
of than others....but there is work involved and love, even when the playtime gets rough
you still gotta love that pet..........
* 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 12/19/2010 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I've got three of the weirdest cats.
Patches of Colors (Patches for short)- a beautiful female calico who rules the roost. She slaps the others when she's in trouble. No one but her is allowed to sleep with me per her rules. I found her as an abused kitten. Someone had kicked her and herniated her stomach. It costed me a small fortune to get her okay.
Jerry- a noisy, naughty, lap hog. He's half blind and into everything. He's always walking around fussing and howling about wanting more snacks. He's 20 lbs already! He's the bane of his brother's existance. He attacks him constantly. We have to separate them with gates.
Tom-a large (25 lbs) teddy bear who wants all the love he can get. He doesn't climb into your lap, he lays at your feet and begs to be rubbed with your foot. If you don't rub him he'll rub you- hard. He loves to sleep on his back in the summer to cool his tummy.

Those are my fur babies.

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   Posted 12/19/2010 7:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I have two kitties which I just love!! They are so comforting.
One is 14 yrs. old, a tabby and we just found out she has diabetes. So we
need to give her insulin injections twice a day. Her name is Lassie. We
did have her sister as well, Sassie, but had to put her down four yrs.
ago due to liver disease.
Our other kitty is Midnight. Of course she is black. She is three yrs. old.
Hubby just loves the kitties too and he is always talking to them.
We brought Midnight camping with us this past summer and she just loved
it. LOL

One day at a time!!

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   Posted 12/19/2010 9:31 PM (GMT -6)   
We have our sweet little cat Dorie. She's 1 1/2 and is a grey tabby. She loves to play and race around the house and she makes me laugh all the time.

We have a sweet ritual that started when she was just a kitten. When my hubby comes home from work or just being out, she races to the front door when she hears the horn honk when he locked the car. He opens the door, she's sitting right there waiting for him and after he takes of his coat, etc. he picks her up.

She lays down in his arms, and that's the sign for me to join them in a group hug. We cuddle there for a minute or two, fussing over her and telling her how much we love her....and then off she goes for more playtime.

DX: Fibromyalgia, Severe Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Surgical Adhesions, IBS, IC-PBS, Carpal Tunnel (both wrists), FAI, Diabetes, 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 12/19/2010 10:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have two cats inside and two ouside cats that come into the garage when the weather is cold. They were all strays.

Ted, my big boy, is seven years old and he weighs 20 lbs. He is a long-haired black and white kitty who showed up at our house w/a broken leg when he was about six months old. K.C. is our other inside kitty. She showed up w/a broken leg this past September. She was tiny, tiny, tiny. She was about six weeks old, undernourished, had ear mites and fleas, etc. I was afraid she wouldn't make it. She is fine now and she and Ted are best friends. She is so little, and he is so big, but they have almost the same markings. People do a doubletake when they walk into the room together.

Shade is one of our outside kitties. She is 14 years old. She showed up almost 13 years ago, young, hungry and pregnant. She is gray and white and has a sweet personality. Callie is our other outside kittie. She showed up this Spring hungry and very verbal about it. LOL She is a calico with beautiful markings and has quite the personality.

These kitties are our children, and we love them. My elderly folks live with my husband and me. They love the kitties, too. I really think our furry friends add to our lives in a postive way.
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