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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ahhh slept well but Allie did wake me at the new time... sigh. lol Got up and went for our walk.
I have plans for today, and some of them I MUST get done. Get all my paperwork for the lawyer organized and ready to take as I have fibro class in am, then lawyer.

So fibro class is insteresting, but one section I was a tad agreeable but not sure about. I told the dr and he explained it in a much better way. They were comparing sensory vs neuropthic travelways, dr said okay we think now, that in a person with chronic pain, - everyones pain sensory is the brain... but if you get pain in your back, - ouch, then in your elbow -ouch, your neck - ouch and soon the area of the brain is pain overloaded, works so hard it never shuts off. So even when the pain in less your brain says PAIN so now evrything hurts at a much lighter touch. No idea why or how to turn that are down but they think that is what happens. I found that more in line with my medical understanding than what they were explaining.
Also to PACE yourself and even on a good day, DON"T do more than just under your pain threshold. I think we are all guilty of that, even if you don't have pain, work hard and longer on a good day then pay for it later! lol

It is really cold out today, but so far not damp. I am wondering how I will do friday cos it is supposed to rain sat. Hoping I don't get a weather headache but whatever.

Okay not much to say really. OH I have golfer's elbow! LOL having pain in elbow on the inner side bone, so said is this a new fibro thing cos feels like the bone. He laughed said you seem very prone to small pain areas. I said even as a kid I hurt easily which he found interesting. anway.. said that bone and got me to move my hand and arm said that is golfers elbow instead of tennis elbow. we both laughed and he said don't play golf! LOL rest and heat or ice. lol

Best go wake hubby, he has been going to bed much earlier and gettign up just after I am done in bathroom, thisam said don't let me sleep past 8! Good for him!

HUGS cya later

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PCOH051610 11/28/2013 6:20PM


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CHRISTASP 11/23/2013 6:06AM

    That would be hard for me to stay below the pain treshold... I often only realize that I've done too much when it's too late.
With the pain in my feet I then usually cannot just sit down and rest when I'm far from home!

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TRESSWANN 11/22/2013 5:11AM

    Good luck with the lawyer

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/21/2013 9:17PM

    I had heard that about the pain with fibro and it makes sense. I think the class will be very helpful.

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PURPLEPEONY 11/21/2013 10:12AM

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MARUKI52 11/21/2013 10:09AM

    I've been known to overdo it. As my Doc says I tend to forget my age and think I am 21 again then,next day, I pay for it. I really must not overdo things but once I get going I tend to forget because I enjoy exercising.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/21/2013 9:05AM

    You are right about a lot of us working too hard on a good day and then paying for it later. I am guilty of that sometimes!

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NEW-CAZ 11/21/2013 7:11AM

    sounds like you;re getting good advice from the class.....good luck with with the lawyer Cinders.preparation is everything. emoticon

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LOVELESMILLS 11/21/2013 6:51AM

  Back at ya

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HOw to love yourself...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I wills tart by saying this is from class, and I don't know who wrote it so I can't give credit where it is due, if anyone knows please let me know. and if I can't put this let me know and I will delete it. but figured a lot of us could benefit from it, They said at clinic it was free open material.

HOw to love yourself
1. Stop all criticism. Simply refues to criticize yourself. Everybody changes, but criticism never changes anything. When you are citicizing yourself, your changes are negative. When you approve of yourself, your changes are positive.

2. Don't scare yourself!! Living in terror of your own thoughts is a dreadful way to live. When you feel scary thoughts coming on, have a mental image ready that gives you pleasure and switch to that.

3. Be gentle and kind and patient. Go easy on yourself as you learn new ways of thinking. Treat yourself as you would someone you really loved.

4. Be kind to your mind. Self - hatred is only hating your own thoughts. Don't hate yourself for your thoughts. Instead, gently change the thoughts.

5. Praise yourself. Criticism breaks down the inner spirit. Praise builds it up. Praise yourself as much as you can. Tell yourself how well you are doing with every little thing.

6.Support yourself. Reach out to friends and allow them to help you. When you need help and ask for it, you are being strong.

7. Be loving to your negatives. Acknowledge that you created them to fill a need. Now you are finding new, positive ways to fulfill those needs. So lovingly release the old negative patterns.

8. Take care of your body. Learn about nutrition. What kind of fuel does your body need to have optimum energy and vitaility? Learn about exercise. What kind of exercise do you enjoy? Cherish and revere the temple that you live in.

9. Do mirror work. Look into your eyes often. Express this growing sense of love you have for yourself. Forgive yourself as you look into the mirror. Talk to your parents as you look into the mirror. Forgive them too. At least once a day say "I love you, I really love you!"

10. LOVE yourself! Do it now! Don't wait till you get well or lose th weight, or get th new job or the new relationship. Begin now - and do the best you can.

As I said this is from my fibro course, and the teachers said it is free open to take. I hope someone gets something from it. I did from them all but lately esp. #2.


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PCOH051610 11/28/2013 6:13PM

    Those are powerful reminders to live by! Thank you for posting so we can all learn

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PATRICIA441 11/21/2013 9:43AM

  I,too, am going to copy this. Wonderful message to us all. Thanks so much for sharing it! Have a Bless Day!!!

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TXGRANDMA 11/21/2013 9:29AM

    This was beautiful..........thanks so much for sharing. Number 2 especially talked to me, also, after my experiences this year. I can testify that living scared is VERY tough and the "refuge in your mind" is very hard to find. I turned to the Bible, and found that was the only thing that helped me.......That, and some of my dear Spark Friends!! emoticon

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QUEEN-EYDIE 11/20/2013 7:02PM

    Great post---thanks for sharing it!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/20/2013 12:56PM

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MARUKI52 11/20/2013 11:52AM

    This is really good. Thank you for posting it so we can all benefit from these thoughts.

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SHERYLP461 11/20/2013 9:03AM

    Great thoughts, I am from the generation whose parents taught us not to brag on ourselves, this is not the way to teach a child to love themselves, your accomplishments should be broadcast to the world, this is not braggin it is celebrating!

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FORMYDARLINGS 11/20/2013 4:21AM


This is great stuff. I also especially need to listen to number 2 but so many resound in what I feel and say to myself. I am copying this, if you don't mind, so I can keep referring to it for myself. Keep going to Fibro. I think it sounds like you can really benefit from this class.


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HAPPYMENOW58 11/20/2013 4:00AM

    Great! Thanks for passing it on.

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GRLTAZ 11/19/2013 9:35PM

    Excellent post. very appropriate for me today. Thank you. TC

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/19/2013 8:48PM

    I'm definitely interested in the course.

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GOLFINSUNSHINE 11/19/2013 7:19PM

    Positive self talk is wonderful and should be done every day. I am going to write down every negative comment i make to myself for a week - then rewrite each and every one. thanks for sharing!!!

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TWESTEN1 11/19/2013 7:03PM

    Fabulous - I love them all. Thanks so very much for sharing!

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LOl started this then shut it lol monday eve.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Had a good day today, but just read something from an email that resonated really loudly with me.

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

FEAR and UNCERTAINTY are 2 of my biggest problems, worry and what if are right there too.
I knew this was all going to knock me for a loop, but not as much as it did. I am still concerned about the fibro clinic, but not the reasons most people are. I don't mind walking in and having to meet new people, or any of that stuff, it doesn't make me nervous. Now what will is being judged and wondering what the leaders of it all think of me, not the other co fibro people. I also know that going to the lawyer is going to bother me, cos my memory is really not great, and I cant even remmber short or long term and get confused when and what year. but I need the money, am entitled to it and the insurance companies often think you will buckle. But the fact that I don't even remember getting EI 2 years ago, not at all scares me. man I don't remember things. Even my remembering did I walk, etc. and hhubby will say I see you limping, frowning, ouch ing.. i know you are. I think that is case of getting used to the pain.

anyway...... back to the FEAR... I have to stop letting it get such a hold and worry too or am going to drive myself crazy... I want live in our trailer not the mental hospital. Nothing wrong with going there, or even adimitting yourself ( one of my sil did) hubby hasn't had to go there but has gone to the local mental health office for many years. I have no problem with this just don't want to drive myself totally bonkers. lol

and this evening when I seem to be so hungry...

and as the busy week progresses..

So here's to an early morning tomorrow, and new things to learn, people to meet. 2 bus rides on time I hope LOl Wed. fibro then home and then dr apointment. Should be some tired by then 2 days in row, and bus then over to dr. Thurs so far nothing, and then friday fibro till 12:15 and lawyer at 1. eeeek. I will need a nap to rejuvinate! I sure hope this doesn't make my pain escalate to unbearable. sigh
for now going to go read and then walk the dog, bed early 6:30 will come early tmorrow, but knowing me I wont sleep well as will keep watching the clock even with the alarm set.

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GRLTAZ 11/19/2013 3:23PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Hang in there girl. Each day, hr , or minute is a new beginning and can be a bright as you make it. Your mind is stronger than you think. TC

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/19/2013 7:34AM

    All the best for today Cindy, I know you will be more than fine, maybe sore and tired but everyone will like you

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NEW-CAZ 11/19/2013 2:23AM

    Totally agree with MORTICIAADDAMS Cinders, you'll be fine emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/18/2013 7:57PM

    I love the Emerson quote.

The leaders of the fibro clinic are most likely medical people who genuinely want to help people like you. You should not fear them. Be yourself. I know they will like you. Their goal is to help you.

The forgetfulness could be part of your disease process. Tell the truth if you don't remember. It might help your case.

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FORMYDARLINGS 11/18/2013 6:38PM

    I understand fear and what others might think of me. You are doing so well with all this. The week IS full when you are used to mellow and slow. I know that riding the bus is nerve racking as we have no car and I rely on them to get everywhere, but you will manage because you are capable of this. Regarding getting used to the pain, I think I agree with your DH. There are worse days but even when you are in pain now, you just accept and expect it. Take things one at a time. Tomorrow just get up and go to Fibro. Getting over the initial process is hardest and I really believe this is going to help you learn the best and alternate ways to cope. Blessings my friend and have a wonderful day tomorrow full of the new and exciting future.


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LILYDOG11 11/18/2013 6:37PM

    Having to fight for what your entitled to when sick isn't right let the atty be the Bull Dog for you. I know the attys down here are 'reasonable' on their fees it's dictated by law for the government disability. Prayers are going your way. You're doing the right thing you don't want to lose out bc of some time period that isn't met (atty) should know the rules. Have a Blessed night.

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Awww hubby remembered happy 39th anniversary of our first date!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

This pictue is a year old. but only one I have that is good of us both.

Funny, I was on line and thought hubby was still asleep. I got an email....First Date..

Dear Cindy

Happy 39th Anniversary of our first date. Would you like to go out for a Hot Chocolate this afternoon in celebration? I love you !!!

Your loving hubby,


He never forgets and the past few years I never remember. He mentioned it the other day and did I rmemeber LOL NOPE so making room in my day for a small tim hortons hot chocolate today!

Have to go pick up dd at the farmers market and go to the veggie store too. I am still having a few freaky moments, not sure why this is bothering me so much, a friend said you know you never take care of you, make yourself a priority, now you have to defend you... Perhaps she is right.
Anyway off we go for a great sat/

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QUEEN-EYDIE 11/20/2013 6:56PM

    great photo! Your husband is a gem!

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MOTHER-NATURE 11/16/2013 8:53PM

    emoticon Cindy and Murray .. I love the picture of you guys !!

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SUEPERWOMAN 11/16/2013 8:01PM


happy anniversary to your both!~

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LILYDOG11 11/16/2013 6:47PM

    Very neat he can remember the exact first date !! Fabulous !!

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FIRECRACKER61 11/16/2013 5:56PM

    Awe! You got a special guy there! Hope your day was fabulous and that it adds to your memories together! emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/16/2013 5:44PM

    what a great hubby

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FENWAYGIRL18 11/16/2013 5:35PM

    Awwww my hubby is the same way we're blessed to have found such great men! I hope you enjoyed your mini date emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/16/2013 4:31PM

    My hubby and I met on June 5. Like your hubby, he remembers a lot of anniversaries of things that happened in our lives.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/16/2013 3:56PM

    How sweet that he remembered that anniversary! emoticon

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TRIKERBON 11/16/2013 2:40PM

    Happy first date anniversary fellow Cheeseheads! emoticon emoticon

Enjoy your day!

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TRESSWANN 11/16/2013 2:14PM

    Very sweet. Enjoy!

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EVWINGS 11/16/2013 12:53PM

    What a thoughtful hubby you have! Mine always remembers ours to - it is the same as D-Day! lol Enjoy your day.

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111BUTTERFLY111 11/16/2013 12:45PM

    emoticon and many more!!

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MARITIMER3 11/16/2013 12:30PM

    That's so sweet!

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    awwwwwwwww it must love emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YAYAYaaaaaa candy is gone!!!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

We had enough trick or treaters that the candy is gone. yes hubby and I did get into it, but thats okay, I just wanted it all gone for tomorrow. Thomas and Eva were over, OMG cute, he got out of the car said OH HI A NANA!!!! then up the stairs and quietly trick or treat! then Eva came but was not sure. They then went around the house and knocked on dads door. Thomas says HI GRAMPA DUTCH lol which dad loves. Eva was shy but when I said where is grampa dutch she said RIGHT THERE! and pointed at him. They had fun and only went to a few in their neighbourhood and to us and Auntie lisa and Uncle Mike. Granted these are 2 kis that dont get candy at all, unless grampa bob gives it to them. So was fun. I made sure there were chips as that is Thomas' fav.

Our first trick or treater was Allie and she knows lots of treats. She also let us know when anyone was at the door, great watch dog! LOL Dd got her the costume lol wide retriever LOL

here is dil

then some of ds and the kids

Eva after the fact with papas eyepatch

So needless to say they are probably amazed at the haul, they only had small bag which is fine. The fun and learning is what is great for them. So cute!

Well one more walk with allie and off to bed for me. I have had more sugar this eve than in 2 wks. which is good and be interesting to see if I hurt worse in the morning. But it is gone and tomorrow is MOVEmber!!! 2 months to my 57th birthday, Dec 31st.
I have some goals that aren't hard to reach if I continue to say DO IT. phsiyo 2x day with 1 day off. that with all our allie walk OH and back to no sugar, and limited gluten or grains.
Gotta scoot someone is calling me..... night all

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 11/1/2013 4:40PM

    sounds like a great night

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CHRISTASP 11/1/2013 4:19AM

    Very nice pics. Allie is a very beautiful dog.

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NEW-CAZ 11/1/2013 3:22AM

    We only had one group of three kids visiting last night, I gave them a mini Twix bar each.........nothing else in the house LOL

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/31/2013 10:32PM

    What a relief to have the candy gone, eh? Now on to the next holiday to challenge us!

Love the pictures!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/31/2013 10:17PM

    I loved the pictures. Everyone was so cute, including Allie!! Makes me nostalgic for the Halloweens I had with my son.

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MCFITZ2 10/31/2013 8:50PM

    I had a piece of dark chocolate that I was treated with at the library. We did good.
Love the pirate costumes. emoticon

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