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Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 6/28/2012 7:51 AM (GMT -6)   
 
      Good morning CP members! cool
 
           OK!...todays question will shy away from that dirty word we call pain!
 
     Given our life of constant of pain we live in,....and if possible,...
 
        "What do you do for fun, and or Entertainment?"
 
       SE wink
    
 
 
      
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Purgatory
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   Posted 6/28/2012 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
We are leaving for a road trip in the morning to Charleston SC, to spend 3 days with our daughter and her husband. It's a 225 mile drive, and hope to actually go to the beach tommorow late afternoon. That would be fun.

david in sc
Age: 59, 56 dx, PSA: 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, original catheters 63 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/10 .04, 8/10 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81, 6/11 5.8, 12/11 14.0, 4/12 37.0
Other: Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, had Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10
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Blessedx8
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   Posted 6/28/2012 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Fun, what's that? lol....

I do things w/ my family and kids... as my health/pain allows.

And I "can" be immature and a goofball... and find laughing w/ my HW friends part of my fun (quiet, ya'll).

Other than that... between my health/pain issues... errands.... house cleaning... laundry... cooking.... school... etc. - life for me isn't a whole lot of "fun"... but I try to find the joy in the little stuff.

(Oh, and I'm a TV junkie, too. I DVR all sorts of stuff and watch w/out commercials when I can't sleep).

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Post Edited (Momto8kids) : 6/28/2012 12:51:03 PM (GMT-6)


Purgatory
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   Posted 6/28/2012 5:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Fun for me, is not hurting, but I rarely get to experience that. Anytime I get to do anything entertaining or fun, I consider that a blessing at this point.

david
Age: 59, 56 dx, PSA: 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 7 of 7 Positive, 40-90%, Gleason 4+3
open RP: 11/08, original catheters 63 days
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Incont & ED: None
Post Surgery PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Post SRT PSA: 1/10 .12, 4/10 .04, 8/10 .06, 2/11 1.24, 4/11 3.81, 6/11 5.8, 12/11 14.0, 4/12 37.0
Other: Spent total of 1 ½ years on 21 catheters, had Ileal Conduit Surgery 9/10
Member of Prostate Cancer & Chronic Pain HW Communities

Kaely
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   Posted 6/28/2012 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Play video games and watch netflix is about all I can manage right now. Fortunately I have 3 kitties who entertain me with their antics.
Chronic pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Tennis Elbow (both arms), Arthritis (knees and fingers), Diabetes. Ruptured disk L-4, Severe degenerative damage L5-S1, ACDF C5-C6

sjkly
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   Posted 6/28/2012 10:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I go swimming, I have a small container garden where I grow vegetables, and I have a large dog.
I love to go visit my little nephews. Hopefully will see all three of them next week.

cogito
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   Posted 6/28/2012 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I read a lot -- and just love it when I come across a novel whose every page I savor. Right now, I'm reading my 11th Jim Butcher Dresden Files novel (highly recommend the series for fun/escapist reading!) and am also in the middle of book 4 of the Game of Thrones (Song of Fire and Ice) series. There's also a dozen or so t.v. shows I follow (mostly sci-fi or drama) and have over the past few difficult weeks been catching up with Breaking Bad on Netflix.

I bought an Xbox last year, but don't play it that much. It was fun at first, but I haven't found a game I really like since "Bioshock". Modern Warfare games are pretty good, but I get bored after 30-45minutes. One day, I'll move on to Bioshock 2.

Beyond these sedentary activities, I play with my dog (though not as much as she would like), do a bit of cooking, and tinker with home projects. Oh, I also design t-shirts and have them printed at zazzle.
C4-T4 Scoliosis (disk degeneration, stenosis, narrowed neuroforamen, bone spurs), RT hip and SI joint damage from car accident. Also, pectus excavatum, supraventricular tacycardia and mitral valve prolapse syndrome.
Current meds:20mg Oxycontin daily, Oxycodone 5-10mg for BT. .25-.5mg xanax as needed for sleep, Verapamil 240mg SR (for tachycardia).

alsoinpain
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   Posted 6/29/2012 8:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I 'm a bookworm, so mostly i read, but once a week my hubby and i will go out to watch trains. Don't laugh, yes trains. I'm a photography nerd also so i take lots of pictures of the passing trains. LOL.
My DX: fairly advanced, moderate to severe degenerative disk disease at L3-L4 , L4-L5 with endplate sclerosis and osteophyte formation and moderate facet osteoarthropathy. There is a transitional left lumbosacral segment with articulation of the transitional segment and the sacrum, also known as Bertolotti syndrome. There are degenerative changes at C5-C6 with disk space narrowing and spurring.

Screaming Eagle
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   Posted 6/29/2012 8:26 AM (GMT -6)   
 
       ....for fun?...even though my wife and I have been married 5yrs, we still go out on dates, and pick a romantic place to eat, followed by a movie, ...and a tradition for us, has been to top the evening off with a stop at Starbucks coffee house.
 
    Grandchildren are also fun, but can be damanding with physical activites beyond my limits. Our grandson is a bundle of joy and all smiles, and it thrills me when he comes to me for protection from Foster our dog. He often snuggles up to both of us in bed, and we all three take a nap together. wink
 
     Grilling and smoking meats is also fun for me, as the recipes are unlimited...and of course consuming the end product brings great joy to my tastebuds. tongue
 
       We have been visiting quite a bit with my daughter, and just had supper with her a few nights ago in their new house. I just love her humor, and enjoy watching her grow up,..learning from her own mistakes, and making smart decisions.
 
       I have a best friend (Ricky)...and we often have him over for a meal, and we laugh the whole time were together.
 
      Hope you all find something that you enjoy doing, that brings a little joy in your life. I admit its not easy and may be far and few between, but I think it's an important part of surviving a life of CP.
 
      Thanks!
   SE wink    
 
    
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justanotherday
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   Posted 6/29/2012 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't get alot of free time, the kids keep me pretty busy.

But I do have a small garden mostly in containers. And I admit it I'm a Farmville addict. lol

I do a little quilting this time of year and crocheting in the fall and winter.

We have a pool some I try and spend as much time in it, makes my body feel good.

And we're close enough to the ocean, the kids love going and getting sea shells.

Mealmaker
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   Posted 7/2/2012 4:05 AM (GMT -6)   
I love to read - it takes me away to other worlds and lives. For me, work was also fun. I could be feeling quite crappy and then at work I would feel so much better. I'm hoping to get back to work soon.

Cheers Lou
Dx Fibromyalgia, CF, Severe TMJ, Osteopenia of lower spine, arthritis of L hip, bursitis of L shoulder and hip, GERD, Perimenopause and query RA. Deleting Dairy and sugar out of my diet was what set me on the road to recovery.

"Behold the turtle who never makes progress unless he sticks his neck out" Unknown

Retired Mom
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   Posted 7/2/2012 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
 
It's been a few days/weeks since I looked at the boards.  I think fun for me right now is watching my daughter grow up and laughing at silly things with her.  She gives me the world through a whole new set of eyes.  She's almost 13, so I know these innocent days with laughter with her mother are almost over for a while....but I love them for now.  She even met a fellow in Hawaii (thank God he is a LONG way away) and has taken to texting him.  She's still so very innocent in many ways, but I know that too will change and the mother/daughter time will change to moodiness and sulking.  This too shall pass.  I will enjoy it while I can.
 
I also enjoy "junking" in our local thrift stores.  We call it the junk store and there are two that are soooo much fun.  The owner actually does the most business in town.  He buys out pretty much all of the estates others don't want to mess with and all of the storage buildings that don't get paid and then resells at an insane price.  I love it.  I even found a "brand new" Gucci watch this week in the original box (probably from the 50's) for $8.00.  Naturally it is on my newest interest today....eBay.  I just wish I could make money there like I can spend it.  It's like "junking" at home....lol....so now I'm trying to sell some of the junk I have picked up for one reason or another to make room for more....   It makes me smile and I enjoy the find.
 
Have a great week everyone!
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