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   Posted 10/18/2017 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everybody,

I am starting this check in thread with Pitmom's last post on the old one...



Turned 57 on Saturday.

Been working on organizing the shed. Bought another shelving unit, set it up yesterday. Today I'll buy the plywood and cut it to size, put it atop the 3 shelving units and store the patio cushions up there.

Brought in my bin of 'winter' clothes and will swap out the 'summer' clothes and put the bin back in the shed.

The weather here in NJ is gorgeous! Hope to see the meteor shower at the end of the week.

All of the Halloween decorations are up and I'll be starting the costumes tonight.

My friend gave me a "Butterfly Book" for my birthday. The very next day, a beautiful butterfly was sunning itself on the catmint. My daughter took a picture of it and I was able to identify it as a "Buckeye". What fun!

The mums and Montauk daisies continue to show off, as does the pineapple sage and the ornamental grasses. The leaves are changing, too. Quite a colorful display!

multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, multiple wrist surgeries, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cysts, whiplash, bursitis of hips, grade 5 right shoulder separation and torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus
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   Posted 10/18/2017 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Love reading about your plants Pitmom! Thanks for sharing, and Happy Birthday Dear!!!!

Beautiful day here again today. I love autumn weather. Brisk nights and warm days.

Hi to everybody, Trina, Jamie, Kelly, Joyce....

I hope you all have a good day today!!!

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 10/18/2017 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
God bless American healthcare.

My GP suggested I see a psychiatrist that specializes in sleep disorders. I received a referral, and was given my appointment: End of July, 2018.

"Nine months?", sez I.

"Yup locally, but if you're willing to go to the US ...", sez he.

"How quick?", sez I.

"Three weeks.", sez he.

So, after 12 hours driving (my a55 hurts SOO BAD!), and 180 bucks, I've shaved 9 months off my wait. My GP will have a report that will outline three different ways forward, and my GP and I will pick one of them and see what happens.

Seriously, God bless American healthcare.

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   Posted 10/18/2017 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow F27,

Nine months is a long wait. I am glad you were able to see somebody in the US. I hope it helps you and your GP to move forward.

Glad to see you post.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 10/18/2017 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
F27, I wish I could put your post out there for all of my US friends to see! Folks here complain about 'American healthcare' and swear that other countries' (yours primarily) is so much better!

Sorry to hear of your 'soreness'. Hope you recover quickly!
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, multiple wrist surgeries, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cysts, whiplash, bursitis of hips, grade 5 right shoulder separation and torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus

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   Posted 10/18/2017 9:09 PM (GMT -7)   
many healing thoughts to all.

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   Posted 10/19/2017 2:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jamie, Hope you had a nice day and that you get a good sleep!

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 10/19/2017 4:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen...I saw your notations about being 'missed'....and appreciate hearing from you.
Yes, I miss you too.

Tough going for me physically (and emotionally) these days. Too many to bore you with this morning. Will try to be more active on this site....not just a 'lurker'

Best wishes to all
~ Joyce

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   Posted 10/19/2017 5:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Joyce,

I hope that everything gets better for you. I am feeling the effects of smoking myself. More tired, harder to breathe. Only I can make that better though, I hope I can. I am only smoking half of a pack now. But still smoking.

I hope that the emotional pain goes away for you. I imagine you miss your husband so much. Saturday will be 17 years since my first husband passed. And it is on the exact day. Going to be touch and go.

I am glad you are going to try to post. It is always nice to read your posts.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 10/19/2017 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello everybody.

The shed project came out well. My grandson helped me get the plywood out of the truck and onto my makeshift sawhorses. Measure twice, cut once...and still it wouldn't go in right! Hah! Such is life! After struggling for a bit, we decided to take it back out and do a rip cut, right up the middle lengthwise and install it as 2 'planks' instead of one 'sheet'. Now, the cushions are atop and there's room for some artwork I haven't rehung in the house, the screens, and a couple of the holiday decorations.

I discarded my grandsons heavily rusted bicycle. What a shame. We only bought it 2 years ago. This is what I get for trying to save money by getting a smaller shed! He's been more interested in his skateboard at least.

Laundry today...pain tomorrow...but I'm so happy to be able to still use the clothesline!

Oh, and Karen...orchids? How wonderful for you! Unfortunately, my cats think the potting medium is a form of cat litter! For this same reason, I cannot have any potpourrie!
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, multiple wrist surgeries, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cysts, whiplash, bursitis of hips, grade 5 right shoulder separation and torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus

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   Posted 10/19/2017 12:28 PM (GMT -7)   
HI JOYCE,

I will keep you in my thoughts. So sorry are having such a bad time.

PITMOM: happy birthday, 57 is young is we allow it!

Peace All
Trina
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

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   Posted 10/19/2017 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
This past week I have learned a few lessons, some hard.

All part of growing and healing, right?

Never thought my pain would degrade back to the days prior to knowing what was wrong.
Yesterday, I was in bed all day, TN throbs with sharp nauseating pain at the end, continuously.
Contacted doc. by patient portal.

He responded around 6pm that I am to cut dosage of dilantin in half and take every am. Since I am not sleeping either. Taking naps to obtain sleep.

So I started this am and today I am able to be up on the sofa, sitting running some wash.
LESSON 1: Trust the process of this doc.. he knows what he is doing. Technology in this case improves communication with care givers.

Then I am having an unexpected hard time with emotions concerning the fires in California. This is because my brother and his family live in Palo Alto,[last that I know off] very close to the northern fires. I want to reach out and be sure they are ok. I want to show compassion and love.. I want my family to know I love them and more so I want them to love me.

THIS will never happen, it never was and never will be. It was my choice to disconnect from his toxic manipulation.
WHAT I did though was not good and I was surprised at myself. I transferred these feelings in conversation to a friend. Completely, disregarding that persons goals and interests. I can not take this back. I did not know I did it until the response I received. I can only learn from it.
Perhaps mindfulness will make me more aware of feelings like this, I don't know. I have to admit I am human and will make mistakes.

I wish everyone peace and strength, have a good day.
Trina

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Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

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   Posted 10/19/2017 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
sad maybe the person was having a rough patch themselves. keep strong trendy.

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   Posted 10/20/2017 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Good morning to all this Friday...

Karen, I'm really impressed about your cut back of nicotine. Good going, gal !!!!
Wish I had done the same.

Trina, thanks for the greeting. Nice to 'talk' with you again. Hope your pain is under control.

Pitmom and Jamie, hello too.

Saw the dentist and oral specialist yesterday. Will be having three more teeth pulled on the 30th after my surgeon is back from vacation.
This morning I made a decision about implants....decided not to have it done. I'll live on mashed potatoes if I can't chew any more....or maybe ice cream

See y'all tomorrow

~ Joyce

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   Posted 10/20/2017 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Joyce, good to see you. I have 7 teeth left on the top and 7 teeth left on the bottom. No 'matching' molars. Chewing is not easy. Now, having lost one bottom front and one top front on the opposite side, biting into a sandwich is tough too! There is more to eat than just mashed taters and ice cream though. Soup, yogurt, fruits...most 'colonial' recipes can be helpful as that period of history people had really bad or missing teeth. I've found that the dishes I make in the crock pot are particularly tender and easier to chew. Even the meats. Not to mention there is always the blender! I used to put whatever I had made for dinner through the blender for my kids when they were just getting their teeth. This way, I still get all the flavor with less 'work'. lol

The weather is nice again today so I'm continuing to work outside in the yard. I've removed one of the raised veggie beds...it was in bad shape and I'm not going to do much with veggies next year anyway. I plan to move the bins full of holiday decorations to that spot. Once I put the camoflage tarp over it again and the vines grow again next year, the pile will be well hidden until the season changes again.

For anyone following my other thread, I called Public Works 3 hours ago and am STILL waiting for a call back! Putting my 'angry energy' to good use! Not just sitting and stewing about it.
multiple surgeries for rotator cuff both shoulders with residual chronic impingement syndrome, ulnar nerve transposition, carpal tunnel release, multiple wrist surgeries, multiple herniated discs, tarlov cysts, whiplash, bursitis of hips, grade 5 right shoulder separation and torn labrum, ovarian cysts, fibroid tumors of the uterus

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   Posted 10/20/2017 9:07 AM (GMT -7)   
HT, true that I did not consider that, still a work in progress. Then aren't we all? Learning understanding and tolerance as I go.

Joyce and Pitmom; if I may, since I worked for years in a setting that people had little or not teeth.
There is a thing called "MECHANICAL SOFT DIET".

All this means is, that the food is cut in 1/2 inch to 1/4 inch cubes or pieces. Much more manageable to eat.
even sandwiches can be served this way, bite size to pop in you mouth. I use this diet almost everyday, due to the fact that chewing causing my chronic daily head pain to increase. Here are some suggestions I solicit out of compassion and love, even though unasked:

pulled pork, sandwich or not
Eggs, any style
roasted vegetables
Humas
Rice
Qinua
Any meat cut small enough
Fish
Shrimp - shrimp salad
Egg salad
and anything else you can think of.

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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

Post Edited (BnotAfraid) : 10/20/2017 10:21:55 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 10/20/2017 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I have made myself a pair of fingerless hand warmers with a thumb hole.
I crocheted them. Did not use a pattern.

First once came out pretty good.

Second one I started a week later, well, I could not remember which hook I used and obviously use a smaller
hook. Agh, live and learn right!

At least my hands will be warm this winter in the house and I will not be hampered by the "fingers" of gloves even though the tops are cut. Still bothersome to me.

Peace all
Trina
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

Post Edited (BnotAfraid) : 10/20/2017 10:21:19 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 10/20/2017 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Good afternoon all. Trina, thanks for the advice about the food. I never wear my bottom dentures so I need some softer foods too. Now the dentures don't fit. I went without them for so long because I got self conscious about them.

Jamie, I hope you are getting a good sleep right now. I imagine that the nights are getting warmer due to summer on it's way. They are getting colder here but right now that feels good for sleeping.

Joyce, I hope that the oral surgery goes well. I know it is hard to lose teeth. Especially more than one at a time. When I got all my bottoms out, I think that they removed seven, though one was barely hanging on. They didn't offer oral surgery but I tried the laughing gas. I was not impressed with it. It didn't help at all.

Pitmom, I am glad you called the public works. I think that they are responsible to fix it the best that they can. And replace your bricks, though they probably wont be able to find it. That is such a shame that they destroyed it.

I hope you all have a good day/night.

Hugs to everybody,

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   Posted 10/20/2017 3:37 PM (GMT -7)   
So my MIL and my sweet SILs just came back from prowling around the East Coast, and they came bearing rum and chocolate. How did I deserve such wonderful in-laws?

Guess what I had for lunch.

Have a fun weekend urvryone.

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   Posted 10/21/2017 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello this lovely Saturday....

A few more warm days on tap before weather turns more like fall. Have to get out there and spray a few more weeds this afternoon...particularly the bamboo I'm trying to eliminate.

Trina, I want to THANK you for posting the information about the Mechanical Soft Diet.
I did google and it will be of big help, I'm sure.
Coincidentally, as you were posting...I was cutting chicken into small bits to add to my stuffing mix for dinner.

Karen, having your seven teeth removed at the same time makes my appointment look like a piece of cake. Sorry about your dentures not fitting. Really amazing how our bodies 'change'.

Pitmom, You are lucky to have seven top and seven bottom...even if they don't line up.
I'll trade you next week...would you like one up and one down that don't line up?

Jamie...all our mouths are available for rum and chocolate. We're waiting......!!!!!!

~ Joyce

Post Edited (PA_grandma) : 10/21/2017 11:47:36 AM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 10/21/2017 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Joyce, It is so nice to see your posts. You always brighten up the place. I am glad you feel up to it. I know you are having a rough time.

F27, I noticed you haven't been around a lot, I hope things are going well.

I hope you all have a good day today. It is nice here too. But clouding up. I think it may rain tonight and then our warm spell might be over. Cooler, much cooler temps.

Take care everybody... Trina, Jamie, Kelly, Pitmom, and Myself... I hope I didn't forget anyone.

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 10/22/2017 6:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello to all this lovely Sunday morning...
Probably the final warm day of the season...almost 80 degrees, warmest October on record.

Yesterday went for a few items at the supermarket. Walking has become a chore...so I've started using their motorized shopping carts.

WELL, there was only one available....and now I know why. After the first aisle it started that beeping sound, as if I was backing up....but I was just going forward.

Obviously and noisily I returned the cart to the front of the store ....beeping all the way.
Very embarrassing.

Hope all's well with everyone else
~Joyce

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   Posted 10/22/2017 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Joyce...

Suppose to be our last nice day too. I have a suspicion that one night soon it may snow here. Suppose to be rainy and in the lower 30's, that could mean snow... Not thrilled about that though...

Well, it is too bad that cart kept beeping. I wouldn't want to ride it either. Did you get another cart?

I hope your day is good... I need to get outside and enjoy the last nice day for a bit...

Take care Joyce...

Hugs, Karen...
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   Posted 10/22/2017 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Karen
I sat at checkout and waited for another cart to come through. Didn't take too long.

Just on an up note...there are SO many nice people. On my second cart several customers asked if I needed any help. Very thoughtful, and a lovely way to end my shopping trip.

Good luck with your weather. Hope the snow stays away for awhile. Think the weather bureau is forecasting a relatively mild winter...hope they are right !

~ Joyce

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   Posted 10/22/2017 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I heard the same thing about the weather. That would be fantastic in my book. Now they are saying 57 tomorrow which could easily hit 60, I can handle that.

I am glad you got a cart and got your shopping done. Have a lovely rest of the day Joyce...

Hugs, Karen....
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