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Getting to Know Your Spark Neighbours - copied from somebody else

Saturday, July 05, 2014


Your go to chewing gum flavour…
Spearmint or Cinnamon

Best time of the year...
Fall

If you were a toe nail polish what color would you be…
Coral or a pale neutral.

Favorite Pie
Coconut Cream (homemade with shredded coconut)

First record you ever bought…
My brother bought me Elton John's 45 of Little Jeannie when I was 10!!! He won a trip to NYC for his academic achievements and that was a huge trip for him at age 14. I think I still have the Sam the Record Man bag!!!

Current perfume you use…
Bobbi Brown's Beach, Prada Iris Infusion or sunscreen! emoticon

Do you have any trophies or awards…
None in recent years! Used to get them for marks in high school (yes, I was and still am a nerd) emoticon

Worst day of your life…
November 25, 2005 (the day my father was diagnosed with terminal cancer) emoticon

Do you cuss and swear...
Unfortunately, yes! emoticon

Celebrity crush you would get a hall pass for…
I have no idea what a hall pass is but my celebrity crush would probably be Lassie emoticon

What is the new reward if it isn’t food anymore…
Fine-tip pens, notepaper, lip balms and Apps!

What makes you the Zodiac sign you are…
Well, I'm not into the Zodiac symbols but I am an Aries and a Redhead!!! I hear both are supposed to be kind of bossy but I'm not! emoticon

What is your goal weight...
Any weight loss would be wonderful - I want to get to under 200 and then to 180

Do you think you are a giver or a taker…
Both! I love to give but I freely take the love of my husband, the companionship of my dogs and the friendship of my SparkFriends!

Beach house or Mountain cabin…
I live on an island (not a tropical one!) so I could really do with both!

If you monogrammed your towels...
SH (I would want sssshhhhh as I'm a librarian - bah ha ha)

Someone offers you free plastic surgery, what do you do…
Laugh and run! emoticon and emoticon

I might be tempted to time travel back to…
Hmmmm? The 1980's so I could give my younger self a good emoticon in the rear end and a big emoticon

Nick name in high school...
Oz


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TEMPEST272002 7/8/2014 7:44PM

    Lassie. snort. Me too, now that you mention it. lol

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BOVEY63 7/7/2014 3:19PM

    Enjoyed learning more about you; and I love that your celebrity crush would be Lassie!
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KAYDE53 7/6/2014 10:01PM

    emoticon for sharing, interesting & fun!! emoticon

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68ANNE 7/6/2014 8:17PM

    Very cute. Great way to know people

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WILSONWR 7/6/2014 8:34AM

    That was great! Thanks for sharing those things about you!

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GOANNA2 7/6/2014 1:02AM

    Thanks Susan. I know now why I like you - you are
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GRACEOMALLEY 7/6/2014 12:56AM

    Interesting! Thanks so much for taking the time to answer and share.
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JAMER123 7/5/2014 8:57PM

    emoticon emoticon for sharing. I like many of your answers.

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LASARRE 7/5/2014 6:02PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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HEALTHY4ME 7/5/2014 5:11PM

    I like you live on an island NOT tropical LOL certainly not tropical by no means!!! Hope you don't get much from the storm. We did well, around us not so much. funny how Halifax, Bedford and Sackville have no power and we 10 miles away have been fine all day. Getting even windier so never know by night fall. I love a warm wind - went walking this morning but now is only 10 degrees in the wind 17 without.

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KANSASROSE67 7/5/2014 4:22PM

    Love your answers! Especially Lassie and SSSSHHH! From one librarian to another, you rock. emoticon

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I love you guys!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the feel-good comments on the blog I wrote yesterday. I was having a rotten day and simply writing about it seemed to help. Of course, what really helped was reading your words of wisdom and for taking my own advice and following my coping plan.

The stray dog was finally trapped by animal control and we think will be a lovely pet for somebody. So far we don't have a foster home (despite what my heart says I simply can't commit to that right now) so it is at the local shelter. Speaking of which, does anybody remember my blog about Charlotte? She was abandoned in the woods for about a month and we took her in here for a week until a foster family became available. Well, she is doing WONDERFUL and just yesterday the foster family notified us that she is a permanent member of their family.

John's father needed 6 bypasses (to be honest I'm not really sure what that means) but is doing well. The surgery was delayed due to an emergency and we didn't hear anything until late last night. We have also decided to keep in touch with the nursing station via telephone so that if we can't reach John's mother we won't panic.

I picked up groceries today and didn't buy junk food. Okay, who am I kidding? Yes, I bought two Bounty bars but they didn't reach the house because gobble-guts here devoured them in the grocery store parking lot. The good news is that no junk food entered our house and nor is there any here in the house!

I went to a walk-in clinic about my knee and I have something done with the cartilage. The doctor prescribed an anti-inflammatory and wants me to take it for two weeks and then follow up with my regular doctor. He thought that exercise wouldn't hurt as it doesn't cause pain to walk. Thankfully!

As for Mom, all we can do is wait and see. Mom, being mom, has already planned out her funeral and has told me where to give her belongings, etc. She isn't the most optimistic person and keeps saying "oh, my I'm almost 75 so my time is probably up. I'm not like her with regards to that, thank goodness!

I haven't walked the dogs in ages (John has been doing the walking) but I feel I'm coming around mentally to get back into it. I really enjoy the time I spend with them but it seems my time with them is the first to suffer when I'm stressed. Yes, I took the time to Swiffer dust bunnies today but I couldn't find the time to walk myself and my furbabies.

Oh, and I did go to my friend's house and got some kittie-love and snuggles. It was so nice just sitting down and letting them walk over to me and snuggle in.

Well, I must go and call my mom to see what part of her funeral she has changed today. I can't imagine ever being that way. Funny enough she insists she doesn't have depression but keeps telling me to get help for mine!

  
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SNOWFLAKELILYM9 6/30/2014 10:09AM

    I just came to your page to leave a thank you and saw your last 2 blogs. I signed up now so I can get notices. Wow you have a lot going on and you do a great job at trying to keep it all in perspective and move forward and reach out to others and be loving and giving anyway. I am sure your loving doggies are a huge help during times of stress with all the love and devotion they give. What wonderful comments and encouragement you got here. Sparkpeople is the best and Spark friends are awesome!! Have a great day and I hope you get out on those trails with your babies. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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19TCHS72 6/29/2014 11:04PM

  Oy, yoy, yoy! You have been through a lot! Thank goodness, everything is looking
brighter for you! I am so glad to hear your and your fil's health is on the mend. Good news about the puppies! I love happy endings! emoticon

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JOANNANOW 6/28/2014 11:28AM

    Thinking of you and the kittens... so sweet. There are plenty of people that have depression with no insight into what it really is. It's sad because there is no way to change anything if you don't accept what is actually happening to you. Good to hear that your father in law came through such a traumatic surgery. Hope you are back on the trail with the dogs today.
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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/28/2014 12:26AM

    emoticon I am so glad things are better for you today!! That is great news about Charlotte and the stray

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_LINDA 6/27/2014 7:23PM

    So glad the stray dog was caught! Hope they find a home for him and that he won't try to leave it!!
Six is sure a lot of bypasses! That means he had a lot of veins/arteries serving the heart clogged and they had to create new pathways, usually using veins taken from the legs. My bridge mentor's husband had the same thing happen, but he had no symptoms and it was discovered in a routine physical! He was lucky! He was out back golfing as soon as he was healed!
My Stupid is like your Mom, only he went one step further, he has already purchased a plot and has a headstone with his and my Mom's name on it! He wants them to be buried in this cemetery in a long abandoned small town he had grown up in. My Mom, however, has only one wish, to be cremated, she doesn't want to be worm food.
Already at my Mom's, we have had pizza, ice cream, cinnamon bun and chocolate coated wafers, so I have you well beat!
So glad you are cleared to walk! Hope that medicine does something for it!
Have a fabulous Sunday!
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BOVEY63 6/27/2014 4:28PM

    So happy to hear about Charlotte! Hopefully the new rescued one will find a forever home real soon.
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Hope the anti-inflammatory helps the knee pain, that your father-in-law has a speedy recovery, and that your mom starts looking on the positive side.

Prayers for all!
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GINILEE4 6/27/2014 2:56PM

   

So glad to see you coming around. I totally get the depression and know there is little we can do about it when it strikes. Keep your spirits up and take those beautiful darlings out for a walk. It will do all of you a great deal of good, in so many ways. Love and big hugs,


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GRACEOMALLEY 6/27/2014 2:35PM

    Susan, my friend -
There's an old saying:

All you can do is the best you can with what you've got.

You can't fix everybody's problems or rescue every single stray animal. You also can't take care of others very well if you aren't taking care of yorself. I know for myself how hard it can be to back away a little and let things take a course I'm not directing when people I love seem so lost or confused or uninformed. Sometimes you need to remind yourself that you are only human - flawed, imperfect, but doing your best nonetheless. None of us are perfect. None of us have all the answers. YOU ARE DOING GREAT!
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Great news about the dogs. See what you've contributed to their lives? GREAT

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WILSONWR 6/27/2014 7:43AM

    You seem much more energized today, but that was a strange approach to keeping junk food out of the house. lol I'm glad things are starting to turn around - I'm also glad you don't have your mom's attitude. I, myself, never want to act my age!!

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GOANNA2 6/27/2014 3:03AM

    Glad to hear that you are feeling better and ready to tackle
the world again. Had to laugh about the chocolate bars.
I have done the same thing many times and like you
was proud of myself that no junk food reached
the house, Ha Ha. Seems like it is a universal problem,
so at least we laugh about it and move on.
Glad you enjoyed your time with the kitties. Next you
have to get walking with your doggies again. Hope that
the knee will be OK with the anti-inflammatories.
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JAMER123 6/27/2014 12:47AM

    My mom has her funeral planned so that we kids don't have to worry about that! She is 87 and fairly healthy but very inactive. She in on the go but absolutely no exercise and I can see her decline. But we don't have to worry about her plans.

Glad you are doing better. Every day there is some kind of stress in our lives and we have to find a way to deal with it when we can. The dogs will be there for you when you are ready. So glad you finally got the dog and into the shelter. Hoping it finds a wonderful home like the other one. And yes, I do remember you talking about it. So happy for the family that adopted!!
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KAYDE53 6/26/2014 11:37PM

    Hope you find a forever home for this dog too! Take care of your knee! I think a lot of people like to plan their funerals, so I wouldn't worry about that part too much; hopefully she won't need her plans for a long time! emoticon

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HEALTHY4ME 6/26/2014 10:07PM

    Your mum and my grandma, she wouldn't buy a new coat at age 60 cos she dint have that much time left. I am hoping she did get a new coat as she passed at 96! LOL
Glad you sound better today, happy for the dog and wow your fil, wonder what that is about, usually 4 is what they do as there are 4 chambers of the heart but perhaps other parts were bad too. HUGS to you all!

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EJOY-EVELYN 6/26/2014 9:00PM

    Glad to see there's light at the end of the tunnel. You're a gem when you can get through all this and still have such a big and wonderful heart for your friends, family, and loved ones. Hug, hug -- Evelyn

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JUSTME29 6/26/2014 8:11PM

    She probably doesn't think of it as depression, she just thinks of it as being prepared and saving you the heartache of having to plan her funeral even if she expects to be around for a long time. My parents (both in excellent health) went to a seminar at church recently where they were advised to plan everything right down to the music to be played. It gives her something to focus on while she waits for her test.

You know her best though, and if you think she is depressed then you are probably right. I hope you and her doctors can help her through this waiting time and that her tests come back negative.

Take it easy on yourself - you can't be all things for all people. You got 3 major issues off your plate, let yourself appreciate that for a moment.

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Stressed

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hi!

What was that commercial about stress and never letting others see you sweat? Obviously it must have been a commercial for antiperspirant!? emoticon

I'm stressed because I'm worried about my father-in-laws heart surgery. I'm stressed because we are trying to trap a dog that has been roaming since the winter (thankfully we finally spotted it yesterday after weeks of not seeing it). I'm stressed because my best friend is out if town and I am now in charge of her seven cats. I'm stressed because I volunteered to be a leader for our 5% challenge and I don't feel like I'm doing it justice. I'm stressed because I'm not eating properly. I'm stressed because me mom has to have a biopsy done on her breast.

Okay, so what can I do?

John is going to call his mom in a few minutes to see if his dad is out of surgery. I can stay on touch with animal control to see what they need me to do. I actually love my friend's cats so I can use that time to " breathe in and relax", I can ask for help with the leadership role and realize that I'm not perfect, I can make sure that I have some healthy food choices, and I can provide moral support for my mom as we await her appointment.

Oh, I guess I can stick up on antiperspirant while I'm at it! emoticon

  
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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/28/2014 12:12AM

    I hope everything went well with your Father In Law and your Mom.

I hope you are taking care of yourself and I think you are doing a great job as a leader

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BOVEY63 6/26/2014 4:22PM

    Praying that all goes well.
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_LINDA 6/26/2014 2:09PM

    Sorry to hear about your Mom, I hope they don't find anything. Wishing your FIL all the best for a swift recovery.
Seven cats!! Its a good thing you are an animal lover!!!
Wow, I wonder how that poor stray dog managed to survive the winter, glad he has been spotted, but will probably be pretty hard to capture, sounds very smart..
Deep breaths Susan, you can handle this! You only need ask for help when needed and you will get it!
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KRICKET4 6/26/2014 2:09PM

    Great job giving it a positive spin.
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JUSTME29 6/26/2014 9:41AM

    It sounds like you have a lot to handle, but it sounds like you very much do have a handle on it. Please keep us updated on your family's health too - your fellow teddies are concerned about and those you care for too.

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JOANNANOW 6/26/2014 9:25AM

    Recognizing stress and outlining coping strategies like you have done seems very healthy to my mind. I hope your father in-law and your mum will be ok. Enjoy all the kitties ... good thing you like animals ... they are supposed to help relieve stress.
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WILSONWR 6/26/2014 8:07AM

    You do have a lot on your plate! Hopefully the surgery and biopsy turn out well - that will help a lot. Take care!

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HOPESINGH 6/26/2014 5:29AM

    You're doing great, stress is a part of our lives. And I'm guessing you're being hard on yourself with the leadership issue - you really don't have to be perfect. Just encouraging some people or introducing ideas is enough. And I know you're good at it :-)
How is your father in law doing?

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GOANNA2 6/26/2014 3:41AM

    I hope your mum's biopsy has negative results.
Hoping that your FIL's surgery went well. Stay calm
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KAYDE53 6/25/2014 11:41PM

    Sounds like a great plan! Do hope your mom's biopsy is a negative. emoticon

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JAMER123 6/25/2014 11:18PM

    The solutions are great!! Did you make them resolutions? Step back and do what you wrote. Let us know how your FIL is doing as well as your mom. We care and it helps to share concerns. My prayers are with you and your family!
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CODEMAULER 6/25/2014 10:01PM

    Friendly cats and dogs are always the best defense against stress. Visit your friends cats - and walk our dogs - whenever you feel the need to loosen up.

Hang in there... this is but a moment. You'll make it through!

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19TCHS72 6/25/2014 8:22PM

  I will keep you in my prayers, babe! Remember : you got a plan, one step at time, and breathe! You got this one! I believe in you! emoticon

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KANSASROSE67 6/25/2014 8:12PM

    You do have a lot on your plate but you also have a good plan outlined. Breathe and remember "This too shall pass." Thinking of you.

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HEALTHY4ME 6/25/2014 7:11PM

    HUGs and that is a lot of stress, but you sound like you are doing like I am, learning that worry is there, but dosnt have to overcompass everything. HUGS and hope his surgery went well, and your mother biopsy is neg! HUGS

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GRACEOMALLEY 6/25/2014 7:10PM

    I'm going to share with you what I just posted on the team page:

“Doubt is a virus that attacks our self-esteem, productivity and confidence. Faith that you and your life are perfectly unfolding is the strongest vaccine.”
¯ Sean Stephenson

It is okay to worry and be concerned about people you love and care about.
A little time with cats on your lap may be precisely what you need to help you release some tension.
The weather is better than it was and that stray dog will be okay if it takes an extra day or two or three to get it.
Offer your mother your love and support. You are not a doctor and that's really all you can do for her. Take care of yourself - that's important!


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A LONG day behind the wheel

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hi,

My father-in-law will be having open heart surgery on Wednesday and the only place to have that done is about 500 km away. He had to be there for pre-admitting tests tomorrow so John and I drove him and John's mother out to the hospital today. It was a very LONG day for many reasons but the last hour and a half of the return trip was in the dark in moose country. To say we were on high alert was an understatement! Luckily we arrived home safe and sound.

Even with all that time in a can I managed to get my eight glasses of water!!! For awhile I felt every bump in the road and was wondering if and how I could pee discretely in my coffee cup without the others noticing! emoticon

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FLORIDASUN 6/25/2014 8:32AM

    Wow...I'd be in trouble on a long ride too! You are doing fantastic my friend...just keep on keeping on! LOVE your background of the bears hugging...soooo cute...just like you! emoticon

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GRACEOMALLEY 6/24/2014 7:14PM

    You are doing so well! Best wishes for your FIL. Take good care!

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BOVEY63 6/24/2014 4:33PM

    Prayers that his surgery goes well, and he recovers quickly!
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HEALTHY4ME 6/24/2014 2:28PM

    Where did he have to go ? I though you lived in St. John's and would have thought it would be there. Only places I can think Grand falls- Windsor or Gander. Oh well no matters, hope the surgery goes well, glad you didn't meet any moose! and great on all the water!!
HUGS

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ADRIENALINE 6/24/2014 1:06PM

    Hope all is well and you get a good long restful sleep tonite.

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JOANNANOW 6/24/2014 10:55AM

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CODEMAULER 6/24/2014 10:33AM

    I hope that the surgery goes well. Family + stress = more than too much!

Hang in there!!

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KANSASROSE67 6/24/2014 8:57AM

    Feeling your pain! Hope all goes well for your FIL.

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GOANNA2 6/24/2014 6:10AM

    I hope the operation goes well for your FIL. Sending
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KELLIE453 6/24/2014 5:36AM

    Prayers and well wishes coming your way for you and your family. emoticon emoticon

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HOPESINGH 6/24/2014 5:35AM

    you made me burst out laughing!
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GINILEE4 6/24/2014 4:47AM

   
LOL LOL I am here to tell you, you cannot do that discreetly. We were stuck on the highway once for 4 hours right after I drank a large coffee. Well, it involved climbing into the back seat, many contortions and some damp places. Nothing discreet about it! Thank goodness for the coffee cup, which, BTW, fills up quite quickly and then the problem is, what to do with it? LOL LOL Hope all goes well with your emoticon FIL. I will add him to my prayer list. Have a great, dry pants, day,


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_LINDA 6/24/2014 1:48AM

    Wishing your FIL a successful surgery and good recovery.
You did well to get your water in knowing you were in for a long road trip! I don't think I would have!

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JAMER123 6/23/2014 10:14PM

    Sending prayers to your FIL for a successful surgery. Love your last comment!! emoticon
I know what you are saying as we travel a lot!! Get some rest and safe travels as you return to be with him.
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LYNCHD05 6/23/2014 10:07PM

    You did great today. Glad you arrived home safe and sound. Prayers for your FIL's surgery!!!

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USMAWIFE 6/23/2014 10:05PM

    Saying a prayer that his surgery is succesful

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Anybody out there know about pain on the side of the knee?

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Gosh, it's weird how things can happen. I was spending some time sitting on the floor in a quarantine room with a wee five week old kitten. All was well until I went to stand up and felt a sudden, sharp, snapping pain on the very outside of my knee. This happened a few days ago and since then the pain is getting sharper (but only when I bend it a certain way) and today I casually mentioned it to my psychiatrist. She was quite concerned and thinks I need to see my doctor ASAP but I'm not sure. It doesn't hurt when I walk and I wonder if the pain will just go away. It's only painful when I twist my knee or kneel down. Anybody have any experience with this?

I will probably call my doctor on Tuesday but don't expect to be able to get an appointment until late July. Hopefully it's nothing!

  
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IRISHBEANERGAL 6/24/2014 2:44PM

    Make the appointment - you can always cancel if it feels better when the time comes.

Knees are tricky - you don't want something to be dismissed only to find it was an issue later on. Better safe than sorry.

~Irish

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ADRIENALINE 6/24/2014 1:08PM

    Ouch. You should surely try to see a Dr as quick as you can.

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BOVEY63 6/23/2014 3:26PM

    I sure hope you find out what the problem is, and are all healed real soon.
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_LINDA 6/22/2014 11:41PM

    If it takes that long to see your regular Dr. maybe a clinic visit? Sounds like you pulled something specifically. A Dr. would be able to figure out what quickly enough and tell you what to do about it if there is anything that can be done. That sounds promising that it does not bother you to walk, so just try to avoid doing anything that causes the pain.
Hope you heal quickly!
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GRACEOMALLEY 6/22/2014 8:19PM

    Susan -
Get it checked by a medical professional. Standing up awkwardly from sitting on the floor is how I tore a ligament in the arch of my foot. It is those movements that create the unexpected snap-crackle and pop followed by pain that can (in my experience) result in the most unexpected injuries. Be careful about taking advice from others, because we can't tell if we know of or had the Same thing. Wouldn't want you to hurt yourself more or in another way trying out our suggestions. Meanwhile - ice for the first 48 hours after injury. Hope that helps.
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JANEDOE12345 6/22/2014 1:11PM

    You need to get to that appointment. It reminds me of when my daughter tore a ligament and had to have arthroscopic surgery to repair it. There are so many things that can go wrong with a knee that just her example was enough to make me take notice when somethings snaps -- your body parts are not meant to snap and cause pain. They are all supposed to quietly work as a team. So when one body part is doing something like your knee, it really is calling out for an expert to check it out. Get thee to a doctor pronto and in the meantime, don't twist it or put undue stress on it.

Good luck. No salsa dancing, no matter how tempting.

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JUSTME29 6/22/2014 12:35PM

    If it takes that long to get an appointment you definitely should call as soon as possible. What if you wait 2 more weeks to see if it heals on its own? Then it'll be into August before you'll get your appointment. If it heals on it's own you can always cancel the appointment.

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JOANNANOW 6/22/2014 11:31AM

    Hope it feels better soon. I would put heat on it but that's not advice ... I don't know a thing about treatment... I just always put heat on anything that hurts...lol. Good thing it doesn't hurt when you walk!
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CODEMAULER 6/22/2014 8:09AM

    It's good that you don't feel knee pain ALL of the time, and you'll feel even better once you know that nothing is wrong.

End of July, oddly enough, is really not that far away; just sayin'.

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LYNCHD05 6/22/2014 12:48AM

    Everyone is different so you need to get it checked out for you!!!! Take care .

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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/21/2014 11:03PM

    I hope it isn't serious but I think you should go to the doctor just to be safe.

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JAMER123 6/21/2014 10:27PM

    Susan, I think you should get an appointment to have it checked out. There are many things that can be in progress and would be easier to take care of now rather than when it becomes serious. I also suggest that you make an appt. with an orthopedic Dr. if you can do it without a referral from your primary care Dr. In the mean time, try not to irritate it any more with movements that hurt. Good luck and I hope you have some answers soon!!
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ONEDERLAND199 6/21/2014 10:03PM

  Sorry to hear about your knee...I do hope that you get some relief soon. ((HUGS))

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MEMARE 6/21/2014 9:18PM

    Maybe you over stretched a ligament... Is it ice or heat? to put on it...
I hope you heal quickly.

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GOANNA2 6/21/2014 8:57PM

    Not sure Susan. I hope it is nothing.
Have a great Sunday.

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HEALTHY4ME 6/21/2014 8:50PM

    My knee pain for replacement is on the inner side and the cap itself. But a while back got bad bad sharp pain on the outer side. mostly about 1/2 - 1 inch down from knee but outer side. Went to the dr and he thought IT band tightness. I have to do exercises. but the best and I haen't got much pain now, is to lay on floor bend one leg with foot on floor )( the good leg) then bend your bad knee up over your body and hold the knee and bring it to your opposite shoulder don't twist your back. Just go as far as you can and you should feel a pull in back of your thigh and butt. It worked wonders for me,BUT you may not have the same pain as I do. I don't think this would hurt you and may help though. I have been doing it for 3 wks at least 2 x a day for 8-10 times slowly and my pain is nearly gone for that.
Hope it helps! and hey allie is home... has addisons and we have to keep close watch for bit and re check on tues. but she is home!

HUGS


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