Rebirth of the Koffee Klatch ~ the New and Updated Version for Wednesday

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   Posted 8/10/2010 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all!!

I'm back at the Koffee Klatch table again and after talking with a lot of people from the fibro forum and also the chronic pain forum I think we're going to try a slightly different version of the Koffee Klatch. If you find you don't like it then just speak up and we'll adjust it so the majority of members are happy with it.

I think we might be well served by allowing the 'P' word back into our vocabulary. It was fun and funny to eliminate it but at times we need to kick that old Pain around sometimes. Maybe me need a "Sound Off Sunday" or a "Crabby Wednesday"? How about "Let Loose Tuesday" or "Feelings Friday" or ""Suffering Saturday" or "Moaning Monday"!!! Someone please stop me!!???!! turn

So today we're going to have a chance to share some of our gripes and maybe with a bit of humor on the side?

My gripe is more pain from my own stupidity! Hubby and I love to Geocache but haven't gone in a while. So what do we start out with??? One of the most difficult ones we could have possibly chosen, of course. eyes We ended up 4 miles back some logging roads and hiked down an embankment in the deep woods searching under stumps, rotting logs and a few misguided frogs found along the way. After almost an hour of playing limbo through the tangled trees and downed logs we headed to the truck dejected. It's rare when we can't find one. THEN we had a revelation and read the directions again. The darn thing was on the other side of the road! and took us about 30 seconds to find. In the mean time I could barely move. Add to that the conditions of the logging road which was washboard and pot holes, all gravel and twisty. See what I mean about my own stupidity?... shocked tongue We went back to our trailer since we were camping at the time and after a night's sleep neither of us could move without groaning! What a pair we made! shakehead smhair Would I do it again??? Most likely! I refuse to give up some of the things I love just because of some darn old pain! Like right now...typing is killing me but oh well. I'll be in pain anyway, might as well have some fun. smilewinkgrin

Anyone else have a "Pain" story with a smile?
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   Posted 8/10/2010 10:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Welcome back Chutzie! Sounds like you and hubby had an adventurous fun time:)

There are many things I choose to do knowing I'm going to pay for it later. I love to
play with my little grandaughter. She's almost two and keeping up with her at the
playground is something else. When I have difficulty moving, she'll tell me "Grammys
broken." She has been telling me this since she turned one. I love her!!!

Hugs, Robin
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   Posted 8/11/2010 12:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutz, I had to look up Geocache. Sounds like fun!

While we were on vacation, we found public lands that went through a cow pasture to the ocean. We walked along pretending to be explorers. We saw cows and I told hubby that I hoped they would not object to our being in their pasture and if they stampeded at us, we should climb a tree! the cows did not mind. We found these cool sink holes where the ocean was coming in through a sea cave. It was nearly dark when we started back, so we veered off the trail and tromped through poison ivy and tall grass to get to the fence at the road. Hubby carried me twice through poison ivy. Then ha ha - we figured out that it was blackberries instead! We found the fence, but it had barbed wire and we could not get over it. Then we found a spot without barbed wire, but the fence was wobbly. I climbed on it and swayed back and forth then lept off and hubby had to catch me. Then we walked almost a mile back to our cabin. I think it was 2-3 miles the whole way. By the time we got to the road I was hobbling and waddling from pain. But it was still a lot of fun!

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   Posted 8/11/2010 3:54 AM (GMT -7)   
A couple of weeks ago, my hubby and I went to Upper Michigan. There were 286 (or something like that), steps, that one had to go down to get to Lake Michigan. Of course, I wanted to see everything my husband and beagle were going to see, so I went down the stairs. Well, going down wasn't too bad....and it was great to stick my toes in Lake MI...but oh, the walk back up the stairs. I ended up with a nice little flare over it....but I'm still glad that I went.
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   Posted 8/11/2010 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
For me it was having that pet scan last week. They make you lie flat on your back with your arms above your head for 30 minutes and you have to stay very still. Well with my fibro back neck and shoulders that 30 minutes seemed more like an eternity. lol I was kind of scared that I might not be able to get up afterwards but I did manage to somehow get off the table and hobble out to my daughter and husband. When we had arrived I parked in the wrong parking lot of the wrong building so we ended up walking quite a ways just to get to where I was supposed to be. I was so glad my daughter came up. She asked do you want a ride over to your van. My husband ever the volunteer goes no we can walk. I looked up at him and said if you want to walk go for it but Im in pain and getting a ride. lol Needless to say we both took the ride.
Welcome back Chutz.
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   Posted 8/11/2010 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   

OMG, I wouldn't have thought about the walk back up either until it was time. Glad that you made it.

I have been "playing it safe" by pacing myself lately. Plus the weather has been too hot and humid to do anything strenous.

But Hello to all. Have a great day!!!

Hugs, Karen
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