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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 3/17/2011 12:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Thursday 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 eat out at restaurants or order delivery during the week?

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   Posted 3/17/2011 1:11 AM (GMT -6)   
We try not to eat out or order out more than once or twice a month. It is too easy to get into that habit and it gets really expensive fast.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

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   Posted 3/17/2011 3:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I used to love going out to dinner and such.  It was a break to get out of the house... and also not to cook :) 
As the years have gone by - especially w/ a family of 10 - we eat out less and less.
Thankfully, I've got a husband who likes to cook and I've taught all the older boys how to cook, too... for times when I physically can't.... 

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   Posted 3/17/2011 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I would like to cook more than I do now, but with all the appointments lately I find myself out between locations at mealtime and have to buy something. You are right, it gets expensive fast.

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   Posted 3/17/2011 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Ha ha...I wish! We have no fast food in our town and only 3 restaurants, well 2 little diners and 1 actual restaurant.

When we lived in Colorado we ate alot of fast food cuz I worked nights. With 5 kids I loved the dollar menus!
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Monty's Mom
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   Posted 3/17/2011 6:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Only on special occasions like good report cards, birthdays, or a breakfast out with our friends. I love to cook and we save so much money eating at home.
My sons are always ready to help prep and cook, and the hubby to be helps with anything we need. My crock pot is getting quite a workout though. I always try to have something on hand that I can toss in there on bad days, turn it on, leave it to cook for me.
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   Posted 3/17/2011 7:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm really bad at planning ahead. My kids are still too small to cook themselves and since my husband will graduate school in aa few weeks he's pretty much checked out on the domestic side. Other than heating frozen pizzas I am the only one who cooks.

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   Posted 3/17/2011 8:01 AM (GMT -6)   
No - because of my gastroparesis and other dietary issues I can't eat normal foods so eating out is impossible for me. My parents (who I live with) do eat out once a week though. It's almost unheard of for us to order takeaway food because I'm a very good cook and I enjoy cooking, so on good days I make the most of it and make bulk food up into freezer meals for later use.
CRPS since 1999, diagnosed in 2005 and since spread to full body, spasms, dystonia & contractures, gastroparesis, orthostatic hypotension.

On Oxycontin/Endone, Topamax, Mobic, Magnesium, Florinef, Somac, Cipramil. Have a spinal cord stimulator, intrathecal pump with baclofen & bupivacaine and doing physio.

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   Posted 3/17/2011 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm not even a good cook and hate to cook. Eating out at a nice restaurant is not in the budget. It's not a lot of fun anyway with sulfite sensitivity.
I need to eat one meal out when visiting my docs - 95 miles round trip. I tolerate a baked potato at Wendy's, and actually enjoy it. That's all my stomach can hold, but I need to sit down and relax, so I consider it a treat. I only wish I had someone to enjoy it with me.

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   Posted 3/17/2011 10:10 AM (GMT -6)   
         We very rarely eat out anymore. Ever since we bought our Smoker/Grill, Deborah says that no resturant can cook a steak as well as we can. In fact we use it as an oven, baking bread, smoking Ribs, Brisket, Bison burgers, Cedar Plank Salmon, Chicken, Potato's, Pizza and so on. smilewinkgrin
           If we have a special ocassion, we will select a nice cozy place to dine out, and polish off the evening with a movie, but we really perfer a nice candle lit private dinner at home.
      We have a lot of friends and entertain them quite a bit at the house as well. Many of them will bring a side dish and we never tell them what to bring. I just tell them to suprise us, and they never let us down.
      I agree with many here in that it is just way too expensive to dine out these days, and with the cost of med's and co/pay's it seems smarter to eat at home.
          SE wink

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   Posted 3/17/2011 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
We very rarely eat out. I have celiac disease so unless we go to a more expensive restaurant it's very difiicult to find anything to eat.  It's much cheaper and more healthy for us to eat at home.
Fibromyalgia, Degenerative Disk Disease, Scoliosis, Celiac Disease

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