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Saturday, September 29, 2012

We are continuing the cleaning and organizing of stuff from our basement,, I filled two more boxes yesterday, am folding clothes and curtains, stacking books,, lots of errands to run today,, waiting for DD to wake up.
i am trying a new beef stew recipe in my crockpot.. going to get that started now....

  
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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/29/2012 5:25PM

    Sounds good. Tell me about that Beef Stew Recipe

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pain is not my friend

Friday, September 28, 2012

I am at work, minding my own business, when all of a sudden, I feel this stabbing pain on the entire bottom of my right foot.
I mean the pain like stepping on a needle or a rusty nail(done both plenty of times) except it was more like a BOX of both! I have never had that before. I had tears streaming down my cheeks,,, limped around the last hour and a half of work..
I drove home gingerly, using that foot of course, for the gas pedal.. agony..
My foot actually felt like somebody tore the skin back and scraped a knife across it ,, along with the nails and needles.
I know it is a combo of the arthritis and fibromyalgia, but that does not lessen the pain.

I have Rx pain meds, but really hesitate to take anything due to my ultra-extreme sensitivity to every med. This time I made a bee-line to the medicine cabinet, cut a pain pill in half,, it took awhile to work, but now the foot is just extremely tender,, like every nerve is scarped raw.. still better than before.
the worst part of this is, I know it is only going to get worse as I age..
I have not been pain-free since I was 21 years old,, I am almost 60, so that is not the bad part. The bad part is my fear that I will not be able to tolerate working until I am old enough to receive Medicare that I have paid into for 42 years already..

  
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KASEYCOFF 10/1/2012 4:14AM

    Really sorry to hear that - my daughter has FM, so I know just what you're talking about. Hope it eases up soon. And if you find something that seems to help, please do post - I know there are lots of SP-ers with FM who could benefit.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/28/2012 4:02PM

    It sounds to me like neuropathy. Have you written to Doc Patricia?..Try ice or a heating pad on low wrapped around your foot with an ace bandage??????? Sorry Lin it's hurting

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HHOLT6 9/28/2012 3:50PM

    Oh man! I am sorry to read that you are in so much pain! emoticon Hopefully there is something that can reduce the pain some for you.

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LIFEFOUNDONARUN 9/28/2012 3:30PM

    So sorry that you are in so much pain. I hope everything will work out all right for you!

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GERIKRAGH 9/28/2012 3:23PM

    I DO hope your pain eases and things go better for you.

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Thursday

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Feeling very tired today,, glad I have one more day to work.. we have been cleaning out the basement, tossing and organizing as we go,, a good feeling..

  
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ALDEBARANIAN 9/28/2012 9:32AM

    Big job, and always looks worse while you're in the middle of it. Rest well earned. emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 9/28/2012 2:39AM

    It's tiring, but you're right - the sense of achievement is a good feeling, a good kind of tired - sleep well!
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FLEMIDG 9/28/2012 12:21AM

    Glad you are getting what you need to do done. Don't overdo things, though. You need to rest too.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/27/2012 4:58PM

    no rest for the wicked.
eekend is here almost but you won't be resting. there is always something for you to do.

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mammo-schmammo

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

So I had an appointment for my annual slam-o-gram this morning after work. Went about doing little things before then, feeling that I just HAD one a few months ago.(I say that every year, probably trying to block it out)
So I get the first, horizontal part finished, thinking, gee, this was not bad at all, what a big baby whiner I am!!
Little teensy tech (A- cup or less, definitely President of the IBTC) walks up behind me and says, "Okay hon, let's get started on the next part."
Huh?
I forgot about that tilty, twirly, flat plate that spins until it goes vertical, slide everything ya got up to your clavicle, into the wine press, so to speak. She tells me not to breathe,(If only I could) I hear the loud whirring noise, fighting to stay conscious, the wine press releases, I look down and see no nectar of the gods from grapes,, President of IBTC tells me to go for the other side and do the same thing. Once the stars clear, I move around, getting "comfy" on the wine press, she runs away to her press handle(I flash back to the scene in Frankenstein when the platform goes up in the night sky while Doc pulls the handle),, then I am finished.

The best part is, while I am sitting there waiting to see if they need to (God take me now) re-do a portion of the gram, she tells me to browse through the huge notebook of RECIPES they have there for you to peruse and take home. This is a two-handed family Bible sized thing, so I hold my poor traumatized mammaries together under my little flannel cami, look through and act like the most important thing I can do is choose a recipe. Hark!!!! I find one for crockpot frijoles`!! Nirvana~~
I wake up and cook beans, smiling...

  
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OTEN36 9/27/2012 4:12PM

    Totally can relate.

That is exactly how it goes. I was just thinking last week about how often we are supposed to go. I guess I'll call the hospital for the answer. I know it's Feb. I heard a great commercial last week also that encouraged women to make an appointment with your best friend. That way you can remind each other and not put it off. Then go out and do something fun afterward. I thought that was a great idea.
Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog with the encouragement.
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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/26/2012 6:47PM

    OMG... You ahv it pretty easy. I cry, too like a big baby. I always leave the mammo room with a cut n the cdrease under my breasts. Even if she tries to be very areful.
I hope everything is okay.

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Go where you are led.. or not led..

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Way back when, DD and I ate in a restaurant in a nearby city,, got a great coupon for $$ off a visit there this week. They also have a fantastic special on Tuesdays that feed us there, then about three or four more meals, so we were going to go there today after I returned home from work. They specialize in my all-time favorite food: BBQ ribs.
We have been thinking about this for a few weeks, planning it. I lost the slip with the coupon. I told DD that if we could not find it, then we were not going.. We are still home, no coupon in sight. I think I threw it away accidentally.
There are two foods that I can never get enough of, and they are both the worst things for me. BBQ ribs and chicarones`.(homemade).

Now I know that we were not supposed to go there, that it was a choice I must have made before and tossed that $$ off thingie away. We very seldom eat out, but when we do, we order a lot of food and take it home and eat from it for days. that was the plan, but now I know that the stir fry and apples, the pears and the broiled chicken at home, are what I am supposed to eat.
I also know that I am going to take that $$ that I would have spent and put it in our vacation fund. We scrimp all year so we can go away for a week, rent a cabin and relax, so we are going to be even more inventive to stash more $$ than this year, so we can do something that is not free. We went to the Bear rescue Ranch and that is the only thing we did that cost any $$ for a week! $20..

In Michigan, there are thousands of inland lakes plus the big five(Great Lakes). I am a five minute ride from one and am surrounded by water here,, lots of parks, festivals, hiking, waterfalls, and on and on.... unless you just want to swim it costs $$ to rent something to use IN THE WATER. I always want an adventure, do something different each time, so we will see.
That restaurant will just have to make it without my $$ for a while.

  
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ALDEBARANIAN 9/25/2012 9:18PM

    I like BBQ ribs too, but the meal you made at home sounds better. :)

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/25/2012 2:42PM

    I love BBQ ribs too. Here we don't get $$ off coupons. Maybe I can look online.

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SABLENESS 9/25/2012 1:54PM

    You'll surely enjoy your trip more than a singe meal. emoticon Vacations on a shoestring calls for determination and imagination!

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