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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Today was hot! I tried to stay inside the majority of the day. I washed my car with my husband's help once the temperature started cooling off. Ready to go relax with hubby and watch something funny.

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CTTAGENT 7/19/2010 11:52PM

    Being able to bottle some sunshine would be nice since we can have days on end of no sunshine.

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DAWNO64 7/18/2010 8:38PM

    I know, we've had a lot of hot & humid lately. I'd like to bottle up some of this sunshine and heat and save it for...December or January maybe?

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TINYC887 7/18/2010 6:08AM

    same here, was like 93 with high humidity

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JABCLUB 7/18/2010 12:13AM

    I know what you mean! It just makes me feel like I'm melting as soon as I get outside, but at least we get a good breeze off the bay in the late afternoons so we can go out on the deck.

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Here is my long venting blog of the day

Friday, July 16, 2010

I am typing this Thursday evening, but it will show as a Friday post...lol So "today" is Thursday in this post.
This morning was the first morning I did not have any appointments before work, and I did not start work until 11am. So it felt good to relax for a bit before heading out to work. All of the sudden at 10:30am, I realized that I was going to go to talk to the scuba instructor about a couple of things before work, but it had completely slipped my mind. Oh well, guess I will see if he is there tomorrow morning.
I was in the glider rocker relaxing before work, when my cell phone rang. I picked it up, and it was the therapist/psychologist saying that I had an appointment with her at 9am this morning. I told her that we had not made an appointment; she never returned my call from a month ago. At first she was trying to make it like I was the one that had forgotten, but I would remember having talked to her and made an appointment. She finally said that "if" it was that she had written me down, but never called me to let me know about when she could get me in she apologized. We scheduled an appointment for 3 weeks up the road, but I think that will be the last time. Somehow only getting an appointment every 2 months does not seem advantageous to me to pay $15 when the first half will probably be rehashing what was already gone over previously. Therapy is supposed to help relieve stress, not cause more! It took her 3 weeks to return my initial 2 calls, 10 days after the initial visit to call about setting up second appt (which she left a message, but availability was at a time when I would be working, so I returned the call and told her what other options I had available), and 1 month to call again about a second appointment... Between being on SparkPeople and finding a free diary program for the computer and a husband that lets me talk his ears off when needed, I think that money can be put to better use elsewhere with less frustration. (My mom and I used to have psychology walks/talks almost every night for many years when I lived with them. We discovered a lot of things about ourselves and what we saw in other people.) When I see my primary care doctor after that second therapy appointment, I am going to let her know exactly what went on and my current feelings on it.
My upper arms are in pain, especially the left one. That extensive driving last week was not good, and now I know for sure not to do that again. The muscle relaxant last night helped ease the pain a little bit. Part of the problem comes because the ache causes me to sleep on my right side, which then the right side gets tired of picking up the slack, so sends me back over the the left side. I can only lay on my stomach for a short amount of time, and cannot seem to lay on my back... layed on my back for 4 weeks after shoulder surgery, which was a bear.
The place that they guy tried to get blood from yesterday is all bruised now! It is almost like he tried to take blood from the side of the arm instead of the middle of the inside bend of the elbow where it has always been taken from otherwise. grrrrrr
Work was okay. I was in real slow mode, but pushed through the day. Had to take care of that work "spoon", so the exercise got put on hold from today and will be picked up again on the weekend.
Sorry about this being so long; it was a day about which I needed to do venting. I am feeling some anxiety about work tomorrow, so I think I am going to take something for that and then try to get some decent sleep. Thanks for reading. Have a good day... Smiles everyone, smiles....(Fantasy Island)

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CTTAGENT 7/17/2010 2:54AM

    Thanks for listening. I'll consider talking to another therapist in time. The anxiety med that I use on occasion seems to be helping, since I am not coming home and talking my husband's ear off. We will see.

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DAWNO64 7/16/2010 11:31AM

    Maybe a different therapist is in order!!! It doesn't sound like this one is a good fit for you. I had to try a couple before I found one that really fit me well, and of course she's retired now.

But isn't it amazing how Spark Friends can help? Just knowing others out there are dealing with the same issues is extremely helpful to me.

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CEB2007 7/16/2010 9:09AM

    Hope you are having a better weekend. Sometimes it helps just to walk and talk. I like that idea. Keep your chin up. Things will get better.

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TINYC887 7/16/2010 6:25AM

    you can vent anytime. with me they get 1 chance to get blood,lol and i tell them that ahead of time. my primary just put me on anxiety meds, which i am against, ill try them for 6 weeks and if still having anxiety and panic attacks, im done. hope work goes by quickly and that you got some restful sleep.

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Some things cannot be explained

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Today was a long day. It started out with going in for the chest x-ray and IGE lab. It took 2 tries for them to get the blood draw; there was not going to be a third time.
A person at work, who has scuba dived, seemed surprised that I can scuba dive with having fibromyalgia. The hard part for me is getting into and out of gear and the water, not the actual diving. I have more pain from driving distances. I know that sounds strange, and I do not know how to explain to others. Oh well, people will think what they want to.
Have a good day. Off to bed I go.

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CTTAGENT 7/16/2010 2:23AM

    CEB- I am guessing you are probably correct about the water relieving pressure, that is probably why I like scuba diving. Also scuba is about slower, efficient movements, not how fast can you move your feet and arms.
Dive4life- I am having a brainfart... where is Laguna Beach? I think I want to go there. I will check out the website this weekend when I have more time to investigate.
Hey windsong, tomorrow has got to be better since it is truly my Friday. You have a good day too.

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DIVE4LIFE 7/16/2010 12:00AM

    Yeah, the water pressure probably does help. As far as gettin in and out of the water, that's why I love diving Laguna Beach Resort in Utila. They really cater to any divers having difficulties because of physical challenges. I've seen lots of divers that come there with backs so bad they can hardly get around, but they sit on the back of the boat, the divemasters strap their bc's and fins on and off they go. Same thing getting out of the water. The divemasters help them out of their gear while they ride the ladder. Then they just climb up sans tanks and fins. I recommend them to everybody I know that dives. And their prices are very reasonable this year. All inclusive. Check out their page at utila.com

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CEB2007 7/15/2010 7:04PM

    Maybe it's because the water takes the pressure off your body? Just a guess. Hope your tests come back well. Maybe you will be rested after your trip to bed. Hope you are having a happy day.

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WINDSONG~ 7/15/2010 5:30AM

    Have a good day today

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Today was a steady busy at work. I am a little more tired than usual. I did make myself go to the gym on the way home because last night the fibro in my hips was acting up so bad it probably took me 1 1/2 hours to actually get to sleep. I also made my carrot juice and added some extra spinach for extra nutrients.
Hubby texted me today while I was at work asking which week in February we are going to take off work so we can go scuba dive on Catalina Island. We will see what week might work the best; maybe we can take care of a class at the same time.

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CEB2007 7/14/2010 7:51PM

    Sounds like you are on track. Hope you take a lot of pictures in Catalina.

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HALFANGEL 7/14/2010 3:14PM

    LOVE Catalina!!!

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ABOOKER2 7/13/2010 11:44PM

    I understand, I went through a 48 hour recovery this weekend. I was so tired, I literally slept about 12 hours Saturday and about 18 hours Sunday (including regular sleep plus naps).

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First day back at work

Monday, July 12, 2010

Today was a pretty good day at work, nothing too dramatic. Last night I was having a rough time sleeping because my left arm was really hurting, so I did a lot of flip-flopping. I hope tonight is better.

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TINYC887 7/13/2010 4:08AM

    I hope your arm is better and ya get some sleep

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