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   Posted 2/1/2010 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I haven't really been on much recently. I answer a few Koffee Klatch posts here and there, but I haven't really been on in a while. I can't remember what all I have talked about, so if I say something I have already said, just bear with me.
Recently, my FIL passed away. It has been really hard having him gone. He was a sweet man, and he was like a dad to me. When my DH and I first started seeing each other, my FIL accepted me as part of the family immediately. He was so happy that I made his oldest son happy. He sometimes called me his flower. I really miss him.
Not long after we buried him, our car dies. We need a new transmission for it. So now, my DH has to go to either Indy or Louisville to find a used tranny. It sucks. I have been stuck in the house way too much. And though I don't mind being home, there is a difference between being able to go out and choosing not to and wanting to go out but unable to. I feel like I am going a little stir crazy. I don't like the feeling of being trapped. I have never been able to handle it.
I gave my son a haircut the other day. It's a good thing I did, too, because he has developed a new habit of picking his nose and either eating it or rubbing it in his hair. LOL. I know it's pretty normal for a two year-old.
I am going to have my tubes tied. My doctor says that a few days before the surgery, he is going to take me off the Suboxone so that I can have real pain killers for a little while after the procedure. I thought this was really cool of him. I shared my concerns with him about being afraid of the pain after the surgery, and he told me what he planned on doing for me about it. I thought it was really sweet of him.
I have been feeling really discouraged recently. It seems like bad things happen to me one right after the other. I mean, first my FIL dies, and then my car dies. It all just sucks.
Well, there is the update on me. Feel free to comment if you want.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss

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   Posted 2/1/2010 10:55 AM (GMT -7)   
I lost my FIL in Dec too. It's really hard, isn't it? Mine was like a dad to me also. I just spent $650 on new tires today. I just don't like car stuff. My hubby takes our only car every day to work (although I drove him today), so I don't get the car very often. I need a hobby in the worst way.

Please try not to be down. Pamper yourself like the Coffee klatch said this morning. We will be ok. :)
DX fibromyalgia 2007, osteoarthritis, obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, hysterectomy.

fluoxetine (prozac), abilify, trazodone, lorazepam, prilosec, nabumetone, hydrocodone, c-pap machine.

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   Posted 2/1/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so sorry to hear of the bad time you've been having lately.  I guess the saying when it rains it pours is true (at times).  The past few months for my hubby and I have been pretty stressful so I can relate.  I am sending good thoughts your way! 

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   Posted 2/1/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Bless your heart.  I know just how you feel.  Our renter just caught the kitchen on fire and we haven't been able to get it fixed to rent out again and on top of that my little "bug' that I drive to work just laid down and died on me.  The garage man has tried everything except a new transmission and so far it nothing has fixed it. 
The only thing we can do is "hang in there".  Maybe things will get better.
God Bless!
Of all the things that I have lost, I miss my mind the most!!!!

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   Posted 2/1/2010 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I know, if it isn't one thing, it is ten others. That is just the way life goes I guess. Things will get better. One day at a time.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 2/1/2010 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had 4 abdominal laproscopic surgeries including an intestinal resection. The pain afterward was not nearly as bad as I expected. It felt like I did way too many sit-ups. The hardest part is getting up and down from a chair, toilet, or bed. I went to the mall the day after my first ab surgery. You'll have pain but probably not nearly as much as you expect.

Be sure to follow the rules about lifting after the surgery. Don't lift anything heavier than a cup of water. I ended up with a hernia and that surgery was horrible!

Good luck.

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   Posted 2/2/2010 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all for your encouragement and I send my happy thoughts out to those of you who are going through a rough time as well. The one thing I worry about when I get my tubes tied is taking care of my son. My hubby is going to have to help me out a lot at first. My son weighs 30lbs, and I know I won't be able to lift him without hurting myself.
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss

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