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Bad Days are OK!

Thursday, May 09, 2013

I can not believe I just said that! emoticon
That in itself is a breakthrough for me! For those here that know me, you know I usually give up at the first sign of failure. emoticon Well yesterday was HORRIBLE. See, hubby and I quit smoking 10 days ago and I was doing fine. emoticon A few issues here and there, but that is to be expected. Then I started back here Monday. Was great for a couple days, even dealt with the pain Tuesday and not being able to work out. THEN yesterday, it all fell apart. I meditated, emoticon filled my difusser with Lavender, Valor, whatever else I could find that was supposed to calm me, emoticon TRIED to do my yoga, emoticon but could not concentrate at all. I ate EVERYTHING I could trying to stop this feeling in my body....nothing worked. By mid-day I was shaking. REALLY?! I even tried a zanax, which I have not had any meds for months. NOTHING WORKED. I finally broke down and went and got a pack of smokes. That was it. Calmed me almost immediately. NOW, was I happy with myself...NO of course not. BUT I had to do something. Now to my point..... I could have said screw it I messed up everything and kept going, but instead I realized that I was asking a lot from my body, mind etc. all at once. emoticon I will have bad things happen and it's ok. What's not OK is to KEEP up the bad and give up. SOOOOO, today I have started great! I feel super, even better than I had. I think this is a wake-up call for me. One bad day is not the end of the just have to pick yourself up and keep going forward. emoticon This I can do!

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 5/12/2013 7:57AM

    It's hard to quit but keep at it. Another reason why you had a bad day is possibly your body was still detoxing from the effects of smoking and that day it was probably the hardest. Keep at it, you can do it. Maybe try lots of Vitamin C to flush your liver or some dandelion root or milk thistle to help the liver detox.

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LIVELYGIRL2 5/10/2013 12:10AM

  Now that is brave, not just throwing in the towel. Many people have to try more than once to quit. For example my husband quit 20-25 pus years ago.

Also if one trying to quit too many things at once.

Good for you.... God bless your efforts.

My husband originally ate sunflower seeds when he wanted to smoke, but there are other ideas or rewards.

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BIGPAWSUP 5/9/2013 1:35PM

    MARVELOUS!!!!! Not the smoking but the attitude! I'm so happy you found this place. Remember it! You can fall, as long as you get back up!!!

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Monday, May 06, 2013

Almost a year has gone by and a lot has happened. Mostly though, I have realized I need Spark People and my groups here! I can't do this alone. Back is better! Still have episodes, but probably always will. I haven't been back to the chiro as I wanted though; no money, but will soon I am hoping. I did go off ALL meds and feel great. No more drugged up feeling! Not any more pain either! Using more essential oils for more ailments and it's helping a ton. Also back into my yoga and using Spark to push there as well! Re-started all of my goals as if it's a new beginning. I know I haven't done everything today, and probably won't as it has taken me all day to get things on here situated, but I will and it's all OK. I have missed my friends here and hope you will come back to me!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/6/2013 2:56PM

    Well, consider me firmly back! So happy to see you again. And glad you are doing better.

Now let's get MOVING!!!

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Dr. Appt.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Well I threw a fit and got an appointment with my surgeon yesterday. They put me on a steroid to get the inflamation down and upped my muscle relaxer. If I am still having spams Monday then I go in for a MRI again. Most importantly I am feeling better mentally. This really really got to me this time. I am looking into even more holistic studies to help since traditional medical ways are not working. I just need to get moving again! I do feel a little better today. The "non-spams" times are less painful so I am able to relax when I'm not having the spasms. Hope this means I am on the road to recovery!

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MALIAN1 6/17/2012 11:47AM

    I am hoping for the very best for you. Try to hang in there... emoticon

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 6/15/2012 9:15PM

    Hope it helps. I'm not one for going the prescription route either. I popped a rib out last week and the chiropractor couldn't do it for me, just too sore so went to my naturopath. He is a chiropractor too and did it very gently, also massaged the muscle and cartilage back, gave me Traumeel pills and lotion and a supplement to lower the inflammation. I have to say, after 3 days doing everything, I am feeling better. Every day it is getting better.

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BIGPAWSUP 6/15/2012 4:28PM

    Wishing you all the luck and healing in the world. I do hope you find something that helps soon!


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Back to the begining....again.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Well, I am sure most you of have noticed that I have not been very active on here lately. I was working a ton and getting the girls ready for all of their things. I have been selling Watkins at the local Farmer's Market and loving it! Had a couple shows for both Watkins and the oils, which were a blast. Things were looking up......

And then......

This past Saturday while setting up the Farmer's Market, I moved the wrong way and the back went poof. Had to get myself to the ground very slowly and lay as flat as I could to get the spasms to stop. Didn't work well! Spasms were coming quickly and lasting a long time. NO ONE saw me! There I was laying on the concrete rolling back and forth in the little pieces of gravel moaning and no one noticed. FINALLY, the asst. director come up and called hubby for me, got me some meds I had in my purse and then went and got the director who is also a nurse. She called 911 and made me go to the ER. So hubby got babysitter and met me there. What a joke that was! Sat there forever (well OK laid) waiting for an xray (yeah I said that)....xray on one with 4 herniated disks and DDD) that the resident ordered only to be seen 2 1/2 hours later by another doctor that actually ordered it. All they gave me while there was a small dose of Toradol and a Norco which I had already taken. They then added Flexeril to my list of meds and told me not to take my other pain meds??? LIKE THAT IS GONNA HAPPEN. Well here it is 3 days later and I am still spasming. No appt. with doc until next week; can't get ahold of pain doc until tomorrow at the earliest. WHAT A WEEK! I have not had these spasms like this since before my surgery in "04. Not making me a happy camper. I can't start htis process all over again. I can not take this pain anymore. Guess I am going to start looking for another doctor and see what they say my options are, because this just go on with it as is is not working for me!

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WOLFSPIRITMOM 6/15/2012 8:05AM

    Get better soon!

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JEANNINEMM68 6/13/2012 9:43PM

    Oh no I hope that you are feeling better soon. My thoughts are with you for a speedy recovery!

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LAWOMAN2 6/13/2012 8:25PM

    Thanks guys. I need the lift! It's been a long time since I have had to deal with this much pain and it really brings me down. I did call the doc back though and made them get me in sooner. No way can I lay in bed another week!!

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SLFGOLF 6/13/2012 1:00AM

    This is truly unacceptable. You definately need to find a different doctor. Even if you have to maintain with the same one through this episode, you need to find someone who will help you for the long term. I know they don't want to you to become dependent on pain medication, but there are also times that it is appropriate. You need someone who can work with you as you need. Good luck and I hope you recover soon.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/12/2012 6:25PM

    Ooh, gosh, how scary that must have been! Feel better soon!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/12/2012 5:22PM

    I'm so sorry you are in such horrible pain. I can't imagine how horrible that is.

I'm praying for your speedy recovery.


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SONYALATRECE 6/12/2012 4:56PM

    Best wishes and prayers on a speedy recovery.

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Offline until Monday!

Friday, May 18, 2012

So things have been a little stressful and with the B-Day tomorrow I have decided to take the rest of the weekend off. I will be back on Monday! Tonight I have oldest's ballet and dinner to make for all, tomorrow B-day, garage saling!, softball and drinks (maybe) if I am still awake! I also have taxes (yes one more client) and Watkins work to do as well, plus schange some things over in my house. BUSY! so no computer until then! I'll see ya all soon!!!

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BABY_GIRL69 5/18/2012 5:37PM

    Well try to set some time aside to celebrate your birthday!

God bless,


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BIGPAWSUP 5/18/2012 2:11PM

    I hope you have a good weekend and a WONDERFUL birthday. Enjoy.


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