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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 3/11/2011 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Friday Afternoon 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?
(More like little family members)

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 3/11/2011 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
         Yes! .....but I have mentioned our Cat Meiko several times here, so I won't bore the members with the same old story.
              Someday, I hope to have a dog, but it will have to wait untill retirement, and when Deborah and I are in the Autum of our lives.
         Other than that we do have a couple of outdoor cats to keep the mice population down, and we have a couple of fish tanks full of fish.
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   Posted 3/11/2011 12:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes i have my little buddy Jake !!!! He's like having another child and he's very much a big part of my family.

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   Posted 3/11/2011 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Lola -- my wife calls her the "love of my life".

She's a black Labrador. We got her at a little puppy, 5 1/2 years ago from a friend's litter.

She's always near me --as I go upstairs or down, she follows along and hangs out either in the same room or if I'm in my office, she'll be in the next room where her bed is.

Because walking is tough on me, my wife will usually take her for her walks. But since we have a large fenced lot, she'll usually get most of her exercise here with me as I throw her the ball... and as I throw it, the neighbor's dog will run back and forth along the fence, following the action :)
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident. Also, Supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse syndrome.
Current meds: Ultram ER 300mg daily, breakthrough - hydrocodone 10-15mg, or oxycodone 5-7.5mg. .25-.5mg ativan as needed for sleep, Verapamil 240mg SR (for tachycardia).

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   Posted 3/11/2011 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
We have a cat, Gilligan.  We picked him up as a kitten born at a no-kill shelter.  He's been with us for about eighteen months.  Before that we had a dog, Sasha, a half German shepherd- half golden chow-chow. It was an accidental product of two full breed show dogs.  She was with us for nine years, but died two years ago from cancer. 
We went six months without a pet, and it was just wrong.  I needed an animal prowling the house for me.  I couldn't bring myself to get another dog- no dog was going to be good enough.  (Sasha was the best dog I have ever known) so my husband got me a cat for our anniversary.  For our surprise date (we take turns planning it) he brought me to the shelter and said "go pick one out."
Gilligan is super social, but doesn't sit on your lap, he wants to sit next to you.  He greets each person at the door, no matter where he was in the house or what he was doing before.  He hates it when I go behind closed doors, so if I go in the bedroom or the bathroom he will follow and if he doesn't get there in time he will sit at the door and meow and stick his feet or nose under the door till I open it up and let him in.  I think you get the idea.

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   Posted 3/11/2011 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a ferret named LeeLoo. She's a ton of fun and fits well with my schedule since she sleeps at least 16 hours a day. When she's up she's a bundle of fun and laughs. She has a habit of getting so excited that she overshoots her little hops and ends up doing a somersault, which doesn't even phase her for a second before she's back hopping and dooking around the room. Eventually she'll get worn out and will ask to be held so that she can fall asleep in my arms. She has one annoying habit though, she likes to dig at any injury I have. When she rides on my shoulder she will start digging at my neck and when on the ground she tries to be helpful by pulling the gauze off my leg. Whenever I get any cut or bruise she's right there trying to help in her own strange way. When I tell her "no", she get's this look on her face like "but, but, i'm just trying to help". Really, the cutest, most enjoyable and entertaining little friend I could ask for. :-)


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   Posted 3/11/2011 8:33 PM (GMT -6)   
We have two cocatiels. The male one is Nelix and the female is snowflake. They're like our children. The male is so spoiled, he's just beside himself. He screams every time I get on the computer and not giving him attention. Their cage is at the end of the coffee table in front of the couch, and he likes me to be sitting there anytime that they're uncovered. He's a hoot, but very aggravating at times. I love em to pieces though.
Dx: osteoarthritis, bursitis in left hip, Osteoarthrits in right hip, compression fracture in thoracic spine due to falling on frozen ground March 2001 , ddd, spinal stenosis, bone spurs, osteoarthritis in spine, osteoarthritis in both knees

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   Posted 3/11/2011 9:19 PM (GMT -6)   
We have 2 dogs and a cat

The oldest dog which is 11 is a beagle, hound, rott, and who knows what else.

The other dog is a 2 y/o full black lab

The cat is a 2 year old orange tabby.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.
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