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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Today at 10:54 a.m., my DD will be 31 years old!! It does not seem possible that that little 6#11oz baby with SIDS, hooked up to a monitor, so teensy, has grown into a beautiful woman in that blink of my eye!!

Our ritual of skipping the commercial birthday card and treating one another to a birthday dinner anywhere of eh birthday girl's choosing, has us going to Mandarin House for her dinner today. It has been pouring rain for over a day now,, I hope we do not drown. I actually had to break down and turn the furnace on yesterday to get the chill out of the house. It was 40 degreesF.

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RACEWELLWON 10/14/2012 7:56PM

    You have a wonderful DD - she is very fortunate to have you Linda as her Mother - Enjoy yourself - bring umbrella - Hugs emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/14/2012 5:54PM

    I hope it's a wonderful birthday dinner for her. Wish i were there to help celebrate it.

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NORASPAT 10/14/2012 5:09PM

    LINDA, I will remember forever that YOUR DD is the day right after my birthday,

Happy Birthday to your Darling Daughter from Pat in Maine.
Enjoy your birthday evening meal together, with joy and happiness.
emoticon To you LINDA it's the anniversary you brought your DD in to your life.

emoticon To your Darling Daughter who you love so much, emoticon emoticon emoticon Pat in Maine, have a wonderful evening together. emoticon emoticon

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LECATES 10/14/2012 1:14PM

    Tell her Happy Birthday from me.

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CVRONEK 10/14/2012 11:19AM

    Greetings! I love your daughter and we have been sparkfriends, for awhile.

What a beautiful girl and so sweet.
She is always ready to make me laugh, pick me up when I am down or inspire me.

Thank you for doing such a wonderful job raising her. emoticon

Hope you all have a nice birthday dinner, out. emoticon to your 31, year old.

I have 32, 30 and 25 year olds and the 25 year old, is my daughter that is on SP, with me.
Nice to know another mother/daughter team. emoticon

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ALDEBARANIAN 10/14/2012 10:09AM

    Sounds great. Hope you emoticon enjoy the time together and the outing.

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SUGARPUNK52 10/14/2012 8:07AM

  Happy Birthday to DD! Enjoy your dinner out!

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DEBGIL 10/14/2012 8:05AM

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Hope you and Mom backstroke to the restaurant and have a wonderful day!

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PATRICIAAK 10/14/2012 7:31AM

    Happy Birthday to her. Enjoy dinner.

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JILLITA55 10/14/2012 6:04AM

    Happy Birthday to DD! They do grow up fast. Heck I am 57 and I don't think I am that old.
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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Up early, unable to sleep, so when 5 bells sounded, I loaded the dishwasher, paid a few bills, ate breakfast, balanced my and moms checkbooks, sorted through piles of mail,, mostly campaign junk..
it will be light out soon, time to haul more things to dad's house, mail bills, work on repair things at dads too.
I appreciate all of your suggestions for my pain... I cannot afford accupuncture, even if there was one around here.. massage cost went up 60%, out of my reach now,,
Doc Patricia, I may have to look up that Mona Vie..
I already take tart cherry twice a day, glucosamine and chondroitin with MSM, calcium, one a day, plus other meds.. as far as a rheumo, I did go to one, he bled my annual insurance coverage dry in three months,,

I have had DD apply the Minigan salve to my whole back,, it seems to really help,, took a half of a tramadol every few hours after work yesterday and through the night, but it is not enough to stop the pain or even dull it much,, one whole tab knocks me out in ten minutes for a couple days..

I finally bit the bullet yesterday and switched the furnace over from A/C to heat last night,, I could not even bend at the waist outdoors to flip the on/off switch,,just had to feel around in that little metal box to shut it off for the year. Putting the cover on was easier...

waiting to hear back from the HVAC guy, Dan, to inspect dad's new boiler for annual, then ditto for mine and install a new filter.
I think a couple more lawn cuttings will mulch most of the fallen leaves for the year, then we wheel the BBQ back into the garage from the back yard.
I HATE WINTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am thankful that I have almost all of my Christmas shopping finished as of last January. Doers not look like we will be having any family again this year except my great niece and nephew.
I think I can make a good cardio workout on those basement stairs if I pump it up faster than usual!! Sitting or lying down is very painful, standing in one place is worse, aand just moving, doing things seems to ease pain slightly.. go figure,eh?

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NORASPAT 10/13/2012 11:08PM

    Sorr you are hurting LINDA, we drove to Plattsburgh NY to see kids for my birthday. My pain is here but luckiliy for me I can take it since I have had hugs all round.
I hope you feel better soon, . VERY SOON.
HUGS Pat in emoticon emoticon emoticon Maine

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/13/2012 11:29AM

    I really hope you sart feeling better soon. It's so ahrd when you hold a job. Bless your heart

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ALDEBARANIAN 10/13/2012 9:39AM

    Bless your heart. Hope you feel better soon.

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DEBGIL 10/13/2012 9:15AM

    I do believe our backs are distant relatives!
I was up at 4:30 this morning. Lots of waking up and going back to sleep and waking up these days.
Wow! A tramadol knocks you out? I take one and it is like the arthritis tylenol does more for the pain. It is amazing how everyone is affected differently by different meds.

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DSBRIDE 10/13/2012 9:14AM

    Wow, I can't believe you finished your Christmas shopping already. I only have a few things to buy and I'm not done! Good for you! (isn't half the problem, knowing what to get??)

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BOSS61 10/13/2012 9:05AM

    You hate winter less than I do. No one could hate it more! Counting down the days until Memorial Day weekend 2013!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 10/13/2012 8:46AM

    Well done getting your christmas shopping done!! We've started early too :)

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Friday, October 12, 2012

I am now in full fibro flare up. My entire body feels like when you have tehewhole body flu and each and every muscle, joint, bone, hurts,, I have even resorted to taking, (Gasp) full Rx meds. I never do,since I sleep for two days solid for each pill I take. I tried exercise, warm shower, Dd even put Native American homeopathic ointment called Minagin on it last night.. sleep was not happening. Work today was a grueling time, bending over feels like torture.
I have too much to do this weekend to have this pain.
I felt better after a bad back injury than I do now..

I am thinking I would trade my house right now for a jacuzzi tub. To sleep in, to eat in, to live in.. ah a dream.. going to get the heating pad and a wet towel...
Still have to do some walking...

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ALDEBARANIAN 10/13/2012 8:33AM

    This sounds so uncomfortable. Hope you get over it soon.

I like to take some cheap white rice, sew it up into a sturdy cloth bag; then you stick it into the microwave for long enough to get it good and hot - maybe 5-6 minutes- just dry, you don't want to cook the rice (heheheh). It's inexpensive, and fits itself easily to whatever you put it on.

emoticon Hope it doesn't drive you bats.

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PATRICIAAK 10/12/2012 5:55PM

    I can relate but haven't had a flair in over 2 yrs. I drink Mona Vie religiously and it raises my antioxidant level.

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NORASPAT 10/12/2012 3:31PM

    Sorry it's so hard. I wish i had some good advice. I did have an adjustment yesterday but sitting is making it worse. I have to stand up to do the computer.

Massage emoticon emoticon emoticon is supposed to help but not everyone's insurance pays for it. Can you get a referral to a rheumatologist. FIBRO is in the Rheumatology spectrum. HUGS I hope the heat helps some. Pat in Maine.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/12/2012 1:30PM

    I'm so sorry you are an achin mess Lin.

I ahve a friend who has fibro and she gets one treatment a week fo acupuncture and it really helps. I've not seen her in a flare up since i met her. Yes it can be costly but like you she ahs crappy insurance. (and she relies on her dark beer, too to help)

Get better

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JUDYHELP 10/12/2012 1:23PM

  emoticon hope that you feel better soon. Try a hot bath and soak awhile. emoticon emoticon have a great weekend and hopefully some you time. Judy emoticon emoticon

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Another pain day.. not sure if it is fibro or arthritis.. or both..

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FLEMIDG 10/12/2012 12:27AM

    Sorry to hear you're in so much pain. Hope you feel better soon.

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NORASPAT 10/11/2012 11:06PM

    Both are pains and that is for sure LINDA

. I am trying to just do a little today and tomorrow.

I had my tailbone adjusted and I hope this works.

Pat in Maine. HUGS emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/11/2012 5:02PM

    I hope you feel better Lin

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GERIKRAGH 10/11/2012 2:01PM

    I hate that you have so much pain. I DO hope you feel better soon.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I am just kind of walking around, thinking of what COULD have been, how my life would change if my tests turned out differently. They could in the future, but I let God take care of that.. I do ponder what if's, a LOT.. I am a ponderer,, always did sit and wonder, daydream,,

I feel my Dad's presence every single day,, we are so much alike, when he died, I was relieved and happy for him, but so miss his everyday wisdom and laugh, his help. When I was getting my ultrasound, I knew he was in the room with me, as was my Savior,, both of them one on either side, ,, knowing the outcome, sending me there to be taken care of by a skilled medical staff. I was anxious, but not afraid,, .. now I can start to crank up my everyday life again,, but more aware of my fragile mortality. I am ready to be rewarded, but want to see so much more before I leave.
Nothing profound, but truthful, humble, and selfless leaders to guide us back to our country.
and knee socks and barrettes coming back into style.
Nothing major...

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NORASPAT 10/11/2012 10:41AM

    Go for the gusto!!!, emoticon

Enjoy life to the fullest. emoticon HAPPY DANCE!!!!

There have to be the ups and downs so after the downs we always appreciate the UPS so much more. emoticon emoticon emoticon

PS that UPS is not united parcels service, it's just the JOY, emoticon

Hugs Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 10/10/2012 8:05PM

    wishing you continued peace.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 10/10/2012 7:04PM

    You mean they left? (knee socks and barettes) LOL Loved them.
Keep that positive outlook girlie!

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