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Oh, my aching, twisted torso!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I think my birthday a couple weeks ago was in doggie years because I sure feel like it!!
Reading about how some sparkers are cold in their forty or fifty degree weather, or heaven forbid, seventy degrees, makes me want to hop on a plane to St. Thomas to re-visit the beaches, the reef and the S*U*N*!!!!
Still in pain form yesterdays flareup, pain pills knocked me out for six hours in the chair,, too much to do today to take another(half pill). After cleaning, I am going to do some more of Nicole's stretching vids.. I also like the pendulum and squats with the ball.

NO sun again today and more snow,, windy. You need to slather on lotion to exposed body parts, balm to lips and never, ever smile outdoors.. frozen teeth hurt as much as frozen limbs!

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NORASPAT 2/3/2013 9:41AM

    LINDA, I use rice bags for my aches and pains and DH has benefited from them too. I have to make some more because he is using mine and I have given so many away. I used to make them and sell them in my shop.
I make them fairly large and flat so they fit in the microwave. I make them with 100% cotton and food grade rice. Other people use corn or buckwheat I like the weight of the rice and I know there are no allergens in there. I never add lavender as some do I just want the clean heat .
If you want to improvise put some rice in a sock and try it. If you want me to make you one I will sew the cover and you or your DD can fill it. Then you will have to sew across the top. They weigh so much in the mail I do it that way. I can send you the two I make. If neither of you sew I will make and fill just one and check out the mailing-you are worth but I was hoping to make a big one. If you tell me which joints i can make them the right size for you HUGS Pat in Maine. HUGS sorry you are hurting so bad. I have been using an electric blanket when my back was very bad after helping DH with his therapy . They should have arranged a therapist but hid sight is 20 /20 I wish I had wised up. I am sure we did well but it did my back in big time I am ready for pain pills but I also cannot taker them I refuse to pay for ant RX I ask for 2 or three days supply because I know I will likely have to dispose of them HUGS Pat

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PATRICIAAK 2/2/2013 5:12PM

    In the teens here with snow, blowing and a winter advisorary. Iam snugly indoors now though. Was out in it earlier.

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RACEWELLWON 2/2/2013 12:50PM

    Same here - but Phil did not see his shadow - so think spring !! Yeah right as I am shoveling !! Hope you are better !! Hugs K emoticon

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_MOBII_ 2/2/2013 9:17AM

    I used to always say, 'I would rather be cold than hot because you can always put more on....'
That was up until a couple of years ago and my joints decided that cold is WAY worse!

Be easy on yourself today, don't try to make up for activity that you missed yesterday because of that half pill. (Pills knock me for a loop also)

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GAYLLYNNE 2/2/2013 8:35AM

    Hang in there!!! It's only 26 degrees today here!! I hate it too!

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Pain day

Friday, February 01, 2013

It seems like I can go for so long without having a fibro flare up but then, BAM! When I went to bed last night, I all of a sudden felt like the first time I ever went canoeing.. The next day when you wake up and every fiber of your being is screaming in agony. Every joint and muscle is inflamed, I can barely stand up straight, all visible joints are red and hot to the touch.
I want to just go to bed, but I cannot just lie around unless I am deathly ill.. I took a half of a pain pill, am sitting here until I can get through enough of the pain to get on my stability ball to stretch a few things out..
I cannot believe how fast this hit me,,never had it like this before,, I think I want to send my 60th birthday back where it came from...

I am still blessed in that I have a bed, pain pills,etc,,,

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FLEMIDG 2/2/2013 12:13AM

    Sorry to hear that you are in such pain. I do hope those pain meds help you out along with some of the stretches you are planning. Take care.

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PATRICIAAK 2/2/2013 12:04AM

    Would an epsom salts bath help?

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LM.JACKSON 2/1/2013 7:22PM

    I can't imagine what you are going through ... I've known others with the same issue and know it can be a powerful force. Hope you get through this bought and on to better days. emoticon

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  I'm sorry. I'm having a pain day too. Keep thinking positively.

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ALDEBARANIAN 2/1/2013 3:18PM

    emoticon emoticon
I'm going to go to YouTube and listen to "Her Diamonds" a few times and think of you.

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ZIGGY122 2/1/2013 1:52PM

    emoticon emoticon hope you get relief soon

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_MOBII_ 2/1/2013 1:44PM

    Owie...I hope you find some relief soon!

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CAROLIAN 2/1/2013 1:43PM

    Poor you I know how you feel it is a bugger when it just flares from nowhere and suddenly for no reason Hope you get some relief when meds take effect HUGS xxx emoticon

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Finding the good..

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Today was(not how I perceive it, but actually was)very cold, snowy, windy50mph winds,, dark,

but it was also full of jokes at work, enough money in my account to pay my bills, food in my fridge, heat from my furnace, hot and cold running water, a house that I own outright, a car, safe travel, no bombs dropping, no snipers, good neighbors.
I have flannel sheets, am not living under the bridge and I have a job. Thank you.

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INFLATED 2/5/2013 7:55AM

    Thank you for counting your blessings. I am richly blessed in Christ. It is 7:52 AM and I should get away from my computer and do some Bible reading and praying. It could be much worse when I look at the world news.

Thanks for your comment about Jack, the cat on my blog, "The Look of Love Is In Your Eyes."

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KASEYCOFF 2/1/2013 2:57AM

    I hear you - sometimes it's not just a question of half-full, but even better, my cup runneth over...

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AUNTRENEE 1/31/2013 10:24PM

    Amen on the good side.

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PATRICIAAK 1/31/2013 7:09PM

    like the positive

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BOSS61 1/31/2013 6:44PM

    You are on Spark. And thus, have NO need for food in your fridge!

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/31/2013 6:41PM

    Sounds wonderful.

Stop on by the Cybercafe and enjoy some more good company. For some reason I think of you when I read the posts there.


You'll have to copy/past to use that link though.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/31/2013 5:58PM

    Those of you less fortunate than you are are having rough times. We're being grilled to ahve our heat and food supply shortened and medical insuance stopped or reduced. It's not all a bed of roses.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Lots more rain today, still no sun in sight.. I know it must be behind all those clouds somewhere..

Hoping to just make it through this cold weather by being able to pay my utilities.. teh arctic winds coming off those Great Lakes are something else..

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TIMOTHYNOHE 1/30/2013 10:29PM

    It all arrived here in Baltimore around 3:00 this afternoon. It go so dark the street lights came on. Thing like this usually blow in some really cold stuff.

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SMOKYBLUE1 1/30/2013 8:50PM


Put an extra log on the fire. Enjoy a good book or movie

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/30/2013 6:43PM

    I wish you'd have better weather. We'll be getting it in a day or three.

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PATRICIAAK 1/30/2013 5:37PM

    I hear you - were're going from 65 this morning to 20 tonight!

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  Bundle up and stay warm!

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/30/2013 2:13PM

    Sounds kinda chilly to me. windy and clod here but about 45

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Snow then floods!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Now our snow is melting slowly, we now have ice and rain, two inches of rain,,, flood warnings out now, more rain to come tonight. January in Michigan.. Two miles from Lake Huron.. not good news.. teh fog is so thick we can barely see the house across the street(fifty feet)

Poor little guys are out eating up our seeds and suet. A family of squirrels at the bottom of my feeder(I made it squirrel proof) and birds covering both sides of it..
DD said that this morning a squirrel had the audacity to attempt to eat off a suet basket I have about one foot from the birdhouse hanging in my red maple tree in the front yard. Every small bird around dive-bombed this guy until he could not stand it and he jumped out of the tree.
Since my feeder is absolutely squirrel-proof(I have never had one on it in eleven years) they are looking long and hard for seeds that fall on the ground after the birds have their fill.

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ALDEBARANIAN 1/30/2013 12:15PM

    We had the freezing rain last night. Foggy now, looks like it may it 50. It's slicker than goose snot out there.

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PATRICIAAK 1/30/2013 5:01AM

    I might 'accidently' drop some seed as I am filling the feeder. Squirrels need to eat, too!

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NORASPAT 1/29/2013 9:37PM

    Poor Squirrels, I am the weird one. I feed the crows, i have watched them for so long they amaze me. The neighbours were talking about dogs in the neighbourhood trashing the garbage bags and making a mess. I watched as the crows approached a bag, ripped it open and they dragged out a PIZZA box. They bit every piece of cheese on the lid.
DH roared at their antics.
I do not feed birds there are too many cats in this neighbourhood they are bird catchers not mousers. We had cats that caught mice when I was little but I liked mice too.
We had some very fluffy snow I actually used my MICHIGAN scoop,my trusty tool and did not need the blower. It took me a while. It was 32 degrees and no wind so it was a perfect winter day. NOW we are getting Freezing rain.
Warm air from the south. MT Washington was 32 degrees at the summit.
Arctic blast from Canada and we get freezing rain. we have no reason to go out except it is DH Birthday . HUGS Pat in Maine. Stay DRY I hope HUGS Pat emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 1/29/2013 12:21PM

    Nothing more beautiful than viewing nature in your own yard.

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TXTOAD9970 1/29/2013 11:45AM

    Squirrels tried to get into our attic last fall. My husband "squirrel-proofed" the hole they started and they seem to have moved on. But I got my husband a t-shirt for Christmas that says, "I have reason to believe the squirrels are mocking me." In his case I think it might be true...

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