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Sunday, November 24, 2013

My entire small family was down at dads last eve. DD and hubby, Ds and wife and Thomas and Eva. OMG so much fun they are now! Eva says hi gampadutch. Thomas say Hi pepe, hi uncle mike. OH hi grampa dutch wheres ananna? I was in other room he hadnt seen me yet. They all had a good time. Dad ws happy as the kids both talked to him and sat with him.
Had a good time, we sang happy birthday with thomas helping then eva said happybifde or someting about 4 times in row to him. lol
So a good eve and then they all left, we went upstairs and that was that.
Today not a lot, it is very cold, I am aching and hurting too, so low key. Have to put some ribs in oven. Better do that now.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/25/2013 2:40PM


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NEW-CAZ 11/25/2013 3:29AM

    Glad you had a good time Cinders.

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RAINBOWMF 11/24/2013 11:29PM

    Hope you feel better sad about the pictures

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/24/2013 10:27PM

    It sounded like a very special day. You are fortunate to have all of your family so close. I know it must have been wonderful for your dad.

Cold here too - It's 24 and will probably be in the teens tonight.

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TRESSWANN 11/24/2013 8:46PM

    Hope you feel better

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GRLTAZ 11/24/2013 6:03PM

    Glad you had a good time. Kids are so much fun. Sorry you are aching now and hope it passes soon. TC

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Saturday November 23, my dad is 88 today!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

HI buddies, well dad is 88 today along with his twin brother, lol of course. They are the only 2 of 9 children left alive. Funny both them, twins and not the younger end of the group either!
Taking him out for breakfast, then no idea what, ds will be over with the kids after he works till 5. and not sure what dd is doing, xmas fair today that she is at with the marshmallows.
I am sure she will be here sometime.
We had a license plate made for his car, that has the ship he was on in WW2 he asked us to make it around 3 years ago, but we didn't know how, found a place that does it so he will be so happy.

Went to the lawyers, very impressed with her, she feels YES appeal and said she would take the case. Expect it to be at least 2 years long, and have someone spying on you, may have to go to their drs, and my lawyers will probably be in a room with their questionf about years ago and education, personal stuff, ect aand cane take all day. I said I haven't a good memory, she said I will help you and do your best. May not come to that.
So needless to say my panic was EEEEEK. told hubby if I didnt need the money to life I wouldnt be doing this. Also said I should have my medical benefits still, so call and say reinstate my benefits I havent quit or resigned....

So now hae to calm down and just go about my life. I allready figured they would watch me, etc that is fine, I dont have anything to hide, I do have a sore back, knees etc... so watch me hold my back and walk silly. but hate this feel violated.

Anyway today we will drive dd to the craft salea nd hubby will help her set up. Then not sure what else.
Hope you all have a great day! HUGS

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CHRISTASP 11/25/2013 4:15AM

    Congrats! Wow 88 years old. Maybe reached that age because he has you!


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SUEPERWOMAN 11/23/2013 9:54PM


Happy birthday to Dad and Uncle. I am glad that your day went well.

Love, Ginger

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MORTICIAADDAMS 11/23/2013 9:12PM

    Happy birthday to your dad!! My grandma was the oldest of 10 children. She was 17 when the youngest was born and all but the youngest died before her. She lived to be 87 and my other grandma 88.

Sounds like really good news from the lawyer. I'm surprised about how long it takes but it sounds very positive to me.

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GRLTAZ 11/23/2013 8:47PM

    Sounds like an overall positive day. good for you ! good luck ! Tc

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TRESSWANN 11/23/2013 6:02PM

    Happy birthday to your Dad! N Hang tough with the lawyer. One of my exes had claim with post office. 20 years later the man has had strokes and is a mess and they are still claiming he can come back to work!!

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MOTHEPRO 11/23/2013 3:31PM

    emoticon to your father! It sounds like you have a nice day planned.

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MARUKI52 11/23/2013 2:28PM

    emoticon and emoticon to your Dad on reaching his 88th. Also to his brother. I hope you all have a very enjoyable day and I expect he will be over the moon with your present. emoticon

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SOPHIEDO13 11/23/2013 2:02PM

    emoticon to your Father !! I'm glad you will be getting good advise and help from the attorney.

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MOTHER-NATURE 11/23/2013 12:01PM

    emoticon emoticon to your dad my dear friend ... Hang in there Cindy .... all good things come to those who believe in themselves and I believe in you and that you are a strong beautiful person.



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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/23/2013 10:29AM

    emoticon to your father!

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NEW-CAZ 11/23/2013 8:43AM

    Glad some positive news has come out of your lawyer's meeting
emoticon dad! emoticon

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Good morning my spark friends

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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DOGMOMMA2THREE 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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DOGMOMMA2THREE 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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NEW-CAZ 11/20/2013 3:22AM

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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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SOPHIEDO13 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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