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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Another early long day at work today.. I started to get the nerve pain but i raced through my tasks and got home before it hit again. I am so blessed I did not get it!!

I really wanted to do a epsom slats soak,but I had errands to run. I stopped at my church to check and see if they had mom on the rolls of the parish. You see, with a priest shortage, they have closed many, many parishes here and combined them. Our parish has combined with two others, ours being the largest. Mom belonged to my old parish, so I stopped by to write a check to tithe for her and make sure all was as it should be.

Left there, went to bank to do mom's banking, bill paying, then to the credit union for me. I takes way more time to do her banking: I have two checking accounts, three bank accounts and a savings account at the credit union. I needed to go over the Trust account, transfer $$ and such. I rarely go indoors anymore, but this requires many things, so I did.
Go was surely with me because when I was inside, a man entered the bank and told us that the power was out at the traffic light right there on the corner. Also, there was a terrible accident at the next traffic light. It was mid-lunch hour, so the traffic was lined up for literally, three miles, four lanes both ways!!

I dodged a bullet there, as I was GOING to go up to that light that is the nearest to my street, but decided to go to church first. I went the back roads and did not have to camp out in traffic! Apparently we had a power outage here during the night and somehow this corner decided to wait until lunch hour to misbehave!!

It is cold out today and slightly rainy, misty.. looks more like November weather...

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CATTUTT 10/1/2014 9:26PM

    Glad you got out of there before the nerve pain hit! And woo hoo for missing all that traffic!

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LUCYCAN7 10/1/2014 7:24PM

  emoticon WITH GABY 1948

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NELLIEH1 10/1/2014 5:53PM

    Glad GOD helped you with the decision to avoid that light. Wonder about the others...was the accident a fatality because the lights were out?...hope not...too bad you can't wear shoes made of thick foam on the concrete floor! Thisw is not good...a whole year like this...?

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GABY1948 10/1/2014 5:47PM

    You were busy for sure but I am so glad that you dodged the nerve pain. emoticon

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KRYSSCOTT 10/1/2014 5:37PM

    It is so nice of you to handle affairs for your mum. You had a busy day but got a lot accomplished without nerve pain emoticon

Thankfully you avoided that blasted traffic and I'm hoping you'll have time for that soak now to put everything to rights.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 10/1/2014 5:07PM

    Wow, busy day.

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WILDKAT781 10/1/2014 4:40PM

    busy day! glad you avoided the traffic

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Well, no eat-out-treat yesterday,,he was in a hurry because somebody was treating him to dinner later. He lives 30 minute drive from here and was itching to get back home.

I did not clean the floors then and had planned to do it today as an alternative. Skip that idea.. I had another very bad attack with my femoral nerve again at work, it brought me to my knees and I actually was crying with the pain. It was at the end of my day, so when I showered after work, I applied some Minagin salve to the area. It helped, but it is so tender after that pain.. like lightning hit it..
I will re-apply some more in awhile.
I do not know how much longer I can tolerate this at work.It is not going to go away as long as I am on concrete floors..but I cannot just quit now. Prayers will help me..
After the pain subsides, the body is just exhausted. It is worse than the pain from all of my surgeries combined...

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GABY1948 10/1/2014 3:28PM

    I pray for you always, but will pray more about this. He can take care of it. How many more years do you have to work at that place, anyway? emoticon emoticon

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CATTUTT 9/30/2014 9:10PM

    Oh I'm so sorry to hear that. I wish there was something that could be done to help stop the pain. Those concrete floors are killer. They were hard on me when I was still a youngin'. I will send up thoughts and hopes that something gives to make the pain better, whether it's something from a doctor or just a plain ol' miracle.


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TRENTDREAMER 9/30/2014 9:10PM

    I'll pray for you.

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BA5454 9/30/2014 8:29PM

    Oh gosh--hope things are better by now. Pain is not a good sign for some things! emoticon

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TALULAX- 9/30/2014 7:45PM

    emoticon For sure you have my prayers. I do hope you find some relief and are able to feel better! emoticon

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RHOOK20047 9/30/2014 7:44PM

    You have my prayers as well. Is there a solution for your pain? I am unfamiliar with that sort of pain. I know that I need both of my knees replaced and some days it hurts so bad, I want to cry. I hope and pray that you can find some relief. God Bless.

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KRYSSCOTT 9/30/2014 7:25PM

    You have my prayers. I'm glad the minagin is providing you with some relief. I know that your not going to want to go but really hun I think it's time to pack it in and visit the doctor. I don't know how much longer you can go on like this. Do you stand stationary at all during the day like at a work station? Can you place a foam mat in the area in which you spend most of your time?

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MOM2ACAT 9/30/2014 4:44PM

    emoticon Sending up prayers.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/30/2014 4:25PM

    Sure wish you could find something that will take that femoral nerve and kick it to the curb. It is no fun having that severe pain.

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CAROL494 9/30/2014 4:22PM

  Take care!

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Monday, September 29, 2014

I hate when I am scheduled to work at 5 am MOnday. That being said, it was a good day, lots of smiles and joking. My walking is done there, at least 10,000 steps, plus 99% of my cardio. I never stop, or sit down except my half hour break halfway through my day.

I was supposed to come home and clean the rest of the floors in the house, but got the nerve pain again, plus something going on with my hips.

Ex hubby was SUPPOSED to come here tomorrow to change tractor blades and oil, then change DD oil in her car. He called this morning to say he wanted to get it done today and would be here in 45 minutes..Tuff toenails, I was at work and came home expecting to do inside work and DD and I were going to go fill the gas tank and cans for the big discount, but so need to get this tractor stuff done, I tolerate it..
We DID gas up before he came.

DD is out there with him now and I know he is just itching to play tractor, mow our lawn!!

Yup, I just looked out and he is mowing the front yard. He also treats US to dinner when he is here, so I say, what the heck, no cooking for me.. We will see how much of a hurry he is in when he finishes.. if not, we will be treated.

I am so hungry my "big guts are eating my little ones", as dad used to say.

I sit her in the hot weather, chugging my delicious Brita water from my aluminum water bottle,, filling up, hopefully. Love my water. this is not getting my floors cleaned, but those darned hips are really hurting.. I guess it is just OFS...

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NELLIEH1 9/30/2014 10:38AM

    Hope you body is feeling better today.

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MTN_KITTEN 9/30/2014 9:46AM

Sorry about the pain!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/30/2014 9:38AM

    Hope your hips are feeling better, I know it is not fun being in pain. My shoulder hurts 24/7 and there is nothing they can do except prescribe pain pills I tell them not to even give me a prescribe cause I won't fill it. And Phy. Therapy didn't do any good the other 3 times so why would it help now. So I just learned to live with it and celebrate the days it is fairly good.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/30/2014 12:30AM

    emoticon You should dake your DEH out to dinner sometime or even amke him a nice meal. That's asawful nice of him.

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CATTUTT 9/29/2014 9:23PM

    Sorry to hear you were in pain, that stinks. I hope you got some free dinner, and that you're feeling better!

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KRYSSCOTT 9/29/2014 8:22PM

    I find it interesting that your ex husband mows your lawn and takes you to dinner. Exactly how did you train him to do that. I'm jealous!

I am sorry that the nerve pain came back again today. It is good that you can dual purpose your work day by including your workout at least you fit that in before the pain started. Honestly, you really didn't want to do the floors did you? Just take a break, put your feet up and keep on sippin'.

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GABY1948 9/29/2014 7:17PM

    I agree with Lucycan7.... emoticon

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

I feel the need to reiterate about yesterday's blog. I was whining about the pharmacist,but the real problem is the insurance company. They will only pay for any Rx if it is in one month increments! The Rx was filled according to doc's order,which was the same as before, when I was getting three months filled at a time and CVS mailed it to me. NOW, since Mr. Obama has allowed the government to take over the insurance companies , they only do one month at a time if they so choose. Health Plus apparently so chooses. I DO call in refills and do not even have to contact my doc for them when they run out. Kroger does it for me. I am also blessed that I live about quarter mile from the store. If there were no buildings between us, I could walk from my front yard straight through the field to them.

Legally, a pharmacy is not supposed to dispense Rx's further ahead than 7 days,, that is for people like me that have a huge double-filled dispenser that holds a weeks worth of meds. They definitely will not for a controlled substance. I am only on one of those. With eight different ones with different amounts being dispensed, it seems like I am doing at least one a week or more. I called in two more last night to pick up today. Yesterday was one.. that leaves five more...that does not include my inhaler, diabetes testing supplies either.

I had a productive day yesterday, but not exactly how I planned. I did get the carpets cleaned, but hoo-boy!! That water came back BLACK! I have off white berber carpet but only in the living room and hallway. However, the main entrance to our home is the front door. We do take our shoes off, but somehow it sure did get dirty quickly. I clean the carpets at least twice a year. Never get that color again Linda!!! When I had dark carpet, I could not SEE the dirt, so I can imagine how much was there when I did clean it.

Instead of getting the hardwood and tile floors cleaned, I instead, decided to let DD help me haul plastic tubs of old VCR tapes and bedding that I prepared in space bags, to the basement. I also did three loads of laundry, paid a bill or two moved furniture, took a one hour nap, cleaned the bathroom again where I made a mess emptying the icky water in the toilet bowl!

I used a cup of bleach and a cup of carpet cleaner in each reservoir and it is a good thing!! How can two people make that much soil on a floor? You would think we were apes, dirty, encrusted feet dragging across the floor!! Apparently we must wipe the dirt from our feet on the floor, because it never makes it to our bedsheets!! They are always clean!!LOL!

Today I will finish the other floors, but first DD and I will be making the rounds to get fresh produce, pick up my Rx's and go to Dad's house to pick up some chickens.

A couple months ago Kroger had a sale on whole chickens for $.49/lb. We bought ten of them, the limit, but Linda is not yet used to her teensy 14cf freezer, so we had to put them in the upper freezer at Dad's house. DD was supposed to bring two or three of them home the past three days and forgot.
Two brains sometimes are better than one, so while we are on the road, we will stop and grab a couple for the chicken soup and chicken and dumpljngs I am going to make.. sopa` too..

I have two more rain checks for more in the coming year or so.. their rain checks never expire...

I was happy to see that my fasting BS was 112 this morning!

I hope all of you have a wonderful week, with good health, faith and a big sense of humor.

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SINGINGLADY47 9/29/2014 5:41PM

    Whew!!! I am already tired. Oh me, I gotta have a nap now. Lol. Have a great Monday evening.

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NELLIEH1 9/29/2014 9:04AM

    oh boy...we take off our shoes at the door...but still the floor multiplies dirt!!..so I know what you mean.

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    Makes me want to clean mu beige carpet. It looks a bit gray.
You worked out!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/29/2014 1:02AM

    Oh bo9y! Do you knlow you should have been a housekeeper for the White House. You would ahv4e been terrifi for that job.

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KRYSSCOTT 9/28/2014 10:10PM

    Trying to fill controlled meds is a real pain in the butt now that Obama has went and screwed up the medicaid system. Originally my girls had Medipass, the insurance given to SSI receivers who have extensive medical issues. Now Medipass doesn't even exist anymore and they have United Health Care, this ins makes me get a referral for the neurologist from my primary for each visit (monthly) even though we are established patients that have been using the same neuro for seven years and the girls get their meds from the neuro.

The carpet in my house is medium blue, I can not imagine having white with these kids. You are very brave. Your right it is amazing how much dirt comes in, even though you take your shoes off at the door.

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SURVIVOR61 9/28/2014 7:30PM

    Good grief woman! You have exhausted me.. LOL what a day you have had. I do understand about cleaning carpets, though my son is in the business and he has the knack for bringing back the color to some of the worst looking carpets I have ever seen. His employer has him take before and after pictures just for their protection. I am so amazed at some of the work that they do. I myself wouldn't touch any that they have done. But that is just me. You deserve a well earned rest. That chicken and dumplings sounds good. yum

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LUCYCAN7 9/28/2014 6:47PM

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CATTUTT 9/28/2014 1:09PM

    So much to do for you. You are the busiest lady ever. ANd oh man, I know what you mean about the gross water when you clean the carpets. It's like... Good God, do we stomp around in mud puddles in our bare feet???

Hope you get the chance to get some rest today!

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MOM2ACAT 9/28/2014 12:37PM

    You really had a busy and productive day! I hope you take some time to relax today; have a great week!

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GABY1948 9/28/2014 11:06AM

    Have a great week, Linda!

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LOFLLAMA 9/28/2014 10:09AM

    If President Obama hadn't made the insurance part of government concern MILLIONS of people would still be without any insurance. I can afford to be a little inconvenienced to afford other people the same thing I've had for years!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/28/2014 9:39AM

    You worked so hard yesterday, you made me tired just reading it. But it was a good day. Enjoy those chickens!

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LEANJEAN6 9/28/2014 9:11AM

    I'm back here to tell you that yer jam sounds marvellous--Good thing we don't live close eh?--LOL

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LEANJEAN6 9/28/2014 9:03AM

    You are doing well-Lynda

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KESTRYLL 9/28/2014 8:57AM


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Super cleaning Saturday!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Up and at 'em for cleaning day.. DD and I made the rounds yesterday after work: First to Kroger to pick up one Rx. With the new insurance, they will only pay for one month at a time, so for the EIGHT Rx's I have, I will be constantly there picking them up!
Pharmacist initially charged me a co-pay, but I insisted she look it up and see what the deal was. She was not happy, she is not a personable person anyway, but did it..That is how she saw to dump two months worth meds back and re-do the Rx. Not my fault the government would rather use our tax dollars to do paperwork THREE times,instead of once!

Today I empty two more, so will call them in and schlep back there to pick them up.. A few days from now I will do the same thing for a few more..Constant work for all involved..DUH!

I digress, but then we visited Mom, left there and had early dinner, then on to KMart. they have major clearance items and the first thing that greeted us on the porch there was purses and shoes! YES! I have not bought a purse since I was in Phoenix and bought a couple from the G.W. Boutique!(Goodwill) in 2007!

I found two Jaclyn Smith purses, one for spring/summer, one for winter. $6.00 each! Everything out there was marked about forty per cent off, then they deducted another fifty per cent! DD found two pair of sneakers,, One pair $12, another $16! Major markdowns.

Inside we both bought jeans, pillows, shower curtain, plastic bins for my 1,00+ DVD collection. New liquid soap dispenser for half-bathroom,,Every single thing we bought was discounted. I used three gift cards, had $30.00 in rewards dollars..

Pre-total was $247..I paid $46 on my credit card and will get 46 points for that, plus I earned another $12 in Kmart points.

After leaving home at five in the morning, I got home at six at night. I was pooped. Believe me, I got way over 10,000 steps in yesterday!!

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KRYSSCOTT 9/28/2014 9:41PM

    It is crazy the things our insurance companies make us do in the name of health. Sorry you have to waste so much time running in and out of the pharmacy, our insurance company is doing the same thing with my twinnies autism meds. Sigh.

You are an amazing shopper! Fantastic savings and excellent walking stamina! I really miss having a kmart near me. Both of the ones that were in my county closed down years ago. They always had good deals. We schlep out to the next county over for the Christmas sales but that is usually the only time.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/28/2014 2:16AM

    Great deals.

You take more meds than I do. LOL I only take 6 but it's 6 too many.

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LUCYCAN7 9/27/2014 2:54PM

  I would shop around for another place to get your scripts done
it is up to the Pharmacist they can do or not.Chain pharmacys
will continue to do you that way.Search for an independent one!
Good Luck hope this will help you!

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MOM2ACAT 9/27/2014 1:58PM

    Awesome deals on all the Kmart stuff!

Our's closed several months ago; I never did make it in for any of the clearance; between the weather and the health problems I was having at the time, there never seemed to be a good day to do it.

Comment edited on: 9/27/2014 1:58:46 PM

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TALULAX- 9/27/2014 1:23PM

    Sounds like a good day and even better awesome deals! emoticon

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AUNTRENEE 9/27/2014 11:55AM

    What a great day!!!!

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  Call in all the prescriptions that are due around this time.

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CATTUTT 9/27/2014 11:02AM

    I feel ya on constantly picking up prescriptions. Dh picks them up when he gets off work {he works at the store where I get my scripts filled}, but I feel like I'm constantly sending one in on the app and reminding him to pick it up. I so wish I could do 3 months at a time, it would be so much easier!

Wow you got some great deals at Kmart! Good job! I love finding deals like that.

Hope you have a great Saturday!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/27/2014 10:42AM

    Have you ever asked if you can get them all at the same time. My pharmacy will refill a prescription if it is due 10 days out. So, I can get most of mine at the same time. Save a lot of running back and forth. I love the phrase "G. W. Boutique" never heard that before, will have to remember that one.

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EVIE4NOW 9/27/2014 7:44AM

  I love a great deal. We have a K-Mart right around the corner from us so will have to stop in and see what they have. As to your pharmacist, I would look at changing all prescriptions to a new pharmacy. If that isn't possible, I would report the pharmacist to the general manager and/or go when she is not on duty.

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LEANJEAN6 9/27/2014 7:40AM

    Good for you! It sounds like a productive day!

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