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Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter was wonderful! My son and his wife, and 2 grandchildren came over for dinner even though they didn't feel well. Both coughing with allergies. And Mom-in-law was there and my sister and her husband stopped by and my other son called to wish us happy Easter. We sang the following song at church and when we did, I had chills and a few tears come to my eyes!
Because He Lives, I can face tomorrow
Because He Lives, all fear is gone.
Because I know, He holds the future,
And life is worth the living, just because He lives!

We hadn't really planned an Easter dinner but stopped at Winn-Dixie to buy the fixings after Church. They were completely sold out of hams! So we ended up with a small hormel ham and I made home made macaroni and cheese and green beans. It was great! Hope you all had a great day as well!


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EDITOR 4/26/2011 4:25AM

    Glad your day was a blessing---that's what Easter is all about.

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KASEYCOFF 4/25/2011 10:57AM

    And that's really what it's all about, isn't it? Family. Glad you had such a good Easter - you deserve it, hon!

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MYBULLDOGS 4/25/2011 10:56AM

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Yesterday I was miserable. Nausea all morning so by the time noon rolled around and I felt okay, nothing got done. I have a pile of bills to attend to and don't want to do it if I can't concenrate. Guess I'll have to quilt.

Last night, hubby went out and got some dramamine and a huge bottle of tylenol because my head aches over my right eye. Always the spot. When I got up, I took a dramamine, had a pop tart and milk and coffee. Then 2 tylenol, waited a bit then took my meds. Hope all this helps to keep the nausea at bay. I will have to call the doctor on Monday. I have all the symptoms that Pristiq has to offer except the headache isn't included. Just a bonus I guess.

I was reading about Pristiq side effects online. It said that a very few percentage of patients experience weight gain!!! Most experience weight loss! I hope I am in the latter category and lose. Can just see me putting on weight instead.

I'm reallly boring. Later.

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ELLIE381 4/25/2011 8:58AM

    I really hope you visit your Dr. and get things checked out. emoticon

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SERENEMOM71 4/24/2011 11:44AM

  How long have you been on Pristiq? Usually the symptoms should lessen and go away in about 2 weeks. I hope that you call your doctor Monday and check in with him. emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 4/23/2011 11:09AM

    Sounds as tho you're not doing badly, considering the miserable side effects. And if it will help you lose weight, I'm not sure there's much of a drawback, lol... Do you think the weightloss might be a result of the nausea?


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Thursday, April 21, 2011

WEll, I started my new medication on Friday and felt great for 3 days. Then on Monday it hit me, nausea, dizzyness, headache and sweating. All symptoms of the new med. I pressed on, taking tylenol for the headache and coping through the day. Yesterday, by noon, I started to feel better and had energy for the rest of the day. I even tried to take a nap in the afternoon and could not rest. This morning I decided to pay attention to how I felt. At seven this morning I had a pop tart and a glass of milk and then took my meds. So far, a little headache but the other symptoms haven't shown up yet so maybe I'm getting there. So far, there is no effort on my part to try to eat healthy. I'm grabbing anything I feel like eating. Mostly carbs and sugar which I guess I crave to alleveiate symptoms. I hope all this passes soon and I can regroup my efforts again. I have hope for the future.

Quilting has taken over my life and I love it! Of course I also love shopping for fabrics and good deals and I have so many good deals, I need to get a handle on it. I have 4 or 5 projects in the works, waiting for me to get to them. 4 or 5?? I mean 10 or 12. Last night I walked out of the quilt store with $50 bucks of fabric after spending $30 in the morning. I think I am addicted and need to stop! And SEW! ANd SELL maybe. My quilt shop had a pack of beautiful fabrics for a quilt kit but the patterns were gone. The stack was on sale for $50 and I had used a couple of the fabrics already so I bought it. Then I went online to the name on the edge of the fabric and manufacturer and I found a downloadable pattern for it!!! I decided this would be a beautiful quilt for my younger son and his wife but I wanted it big enough and of course needed backing fabric so last night, I bought a second pack to have enough. It is blues and a soft lime green and a few pinks. A few flowers but not overly flowered.

I've been working on Patriots in Petticoats which is a Civil War Quilt honoring women patriots! We have a block of the month meeting each month to pick up two new blocks. I would never have completed this quilt on my own as each block is 10.5 inches and has about 45 tiny triangles and squares in it. Really tedious but I am caught up on the blocks except the two that I got last night. They have a new one comiing out called Civil War Generals and I might do that one and give it to my younger son instead of the other quilt. Or maybe I'll give them both! AFter all, I've got to do something with them. The younger son was in the High School Band and they did a routine to Gettysburg music which, at the end, the Flag girls ran out onto the field and placed white wooden crosses in the ground as the band slowly marched off to the soft beat of a drum. Then they all ran off and left the crosses alone on the field! It brings chills to me as I think about! At that point, the crowd watching usually got really silent in awe! What an incredible performance. You can watch on You Tube I think, Choctawhatchee High School Band, FWB, FL. Gettysburg Performance.

Off to my day! Later!

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KASEYCOFF 4/21/2011 11:10AM

    Your description of the band's Civil War tribute reminded me of something they do (or used to, at least; I'm assuming they still do it) at Antietam. On a Saturday in December the NPS closes the park early and scores of volunteers set out luminaria, having put sand and candles in them (I think the materials are donated; certainly the candles are, or were, when I knew of it). They're all lit at around dusk - something like 23,000 luminaria, representing the total casualties in that one day of battle. Once they're lit, the park is opened again and the public is allowed to drive thru. It's an incredibly moving sight, and in terms of numbers, seems unreal.

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SERENEMOM71 4/21/2011 9:34AM

  Those quilts sound beautiful as does that ceremony your son's band did! I hope that the quilting is therapeutic as well as fun! I cant do it because of the arthritis in my hands but hope to learn how to do some machine quilting. I know its not quite the same but you do what you can do. I am praying the eating will come in control - is that a symptom too? It sounds like the others have calmed down down. Anyway, I'm glad you are quilting! God Bless!

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Monday Progress

Monday, April 18, 2011

Well, On Friday I started my new medication. Doc said I might have some physical problems but I went through the first three days feeling pretty good. I had a lot of energy and didn't even take a nap in the afternoon which is usual for me. Today, however, I woke up with a headache and a slight feeling of nausea. I took my pills and some tylenol. Now I am having a diet coke in hopes of keeping alive. I've certainly felt worse but I guess I will have some withdrawal time until my body gets adjusted. I was hoping the first three days were a sign that it would be problem free. Oh, well, I'm pressing on because this is the fourth day and I did manage to get through the first three without a hitch! I have an appointment with a client at 1:00 so I must press on.

I spent a lot of time this weekend sewing. Friday night we went to a Tea Party Rally which was interesting. I know we shouldn't get too political on Spark but I must say I am extremely disappointed in the current direction our country is taking and would like to say a major replacement from the top down in 2012. Especially at the top!

Weather is beautiful here and hubby seems to like his job of funeral assistant. He's off today at a funeral and Thursday morning he is delivering newspapers. So he's busy. Later.

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TIRED49 4/18/2011 11:04PM

    I certainly agree with you on the 2012 comment. Our country must change direction, and we voters have to get involved.
Hang in there with your medication change. My doctor took me off of blood pressure medicine, and besides being scared, my blood pressure kept staying elevated. That was a week ago and this week it has been great and I feel so much better.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

The good news is that this is the second day of my new medication and I feel just fine. No sign of anything different. Hopefully, I got rid of the med that causes weight gain and constipation. Now I realize this will take time and if I want to lose weight, it would be helful to follow some sort of program of healthy eating so I will try to do that. It will take time.
I went to a quilting class this morning and ended up helping a lady buy some fabrics for a quilt, laying away a new sewing machine and spending $134 on fabrics I didn't need but you never know. I've just eaten lunch and now it is time to go to the sewing room and pick a project for the day. We attended a Tea Party rally last night and it was very interesting, some good speakers. I would definitely like to see some big changes in Washington, especially at the top! Later.

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KASEYCOFF 4/16/2011 5:57PM

    For what it's worth, I think one of the most important things you can do is be patient with yourself. If you are as patient with yourself as you would be with a friend, it will do you lots of good - thinks me!

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