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Wow...what a sore back...did I do something to cause this?

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I don't remember doing anything in particular to aggravate my back, like lifting something I shouldn't have (over 10 lbs for instance) or bending or twisting...the only thing I did that seemed difficult yesterday was walking up and down a small half flight of stairs at the gym to get to the swimming pool. Oh, brother!!!!

Perhaps it was the way I was lying in bed last night?


Today I will go to the swimming pool and whirlpool a little extra to try to loosen it up.

Today is supposed to be another "unseasonably warm day" in our area of Minnesota. After all, it is October and usually we have to have our furnances taking the night chill off this time of year. Plan to be outside some today to enjoy the "Indian summer" as we call warm fall weather. emoticon

  
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FVHORVATH 10/10/2010 8:37AM

    Take care of your back. I know how bad it can hurt but maybe the pool will help.

I love this weather too! But I dislike the weather that follows it! I am sure you understand since you are up in Minnesota and I am in Northern Indiana right by the state line (Michigan).

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MSLZZY 10/10/2010 7:33AM

    I love this weather. Try to take care with your back but the swimming pool might do the trick. HUGS!

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I bought 2 chair yoga dvds 3 months ago..perhaps I should try one today?

Saturday, October 09, 2010

I think I am probably a terrible procrastinator. I once bought a book entitled Procrastination but never got around to reading it. The Procrastinator's Club doesn't have meetings cause no one would get around to attending.

This is probably my worst flaw...but I do have a lot of endearing qualities to make up for it: Kindness, spontaneity, perseverence (once I get started), and a lot of empathy.

Another restless night, this time with nightmares about a worm infestation ....eek!!! and a cell phone that wouldn't work while I trying to get an appointment to see the doctor. Getting lost on a walk on the way to go to the doctor, etc, etc. I finally had to get up this morning only an hour later than my usual getting up time cause I just wasn't getting any rest or sleep.

Only 4 more days until I get the sleep study results and possible sleep plan.... emoticon

  
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GAILRUU 10/9/2010 9:49AM

    I have a pilates tape that I have never gotten past the introduction part of the tape. It seemed like a good idea at the time I bought it!

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DOTTIEJANE1 10/9/2010 8:39AM

    Hope you get a end to your no sleep.Hang in there.

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MSLZZY 10/9/2010 8:34AM

    I hope you get resolution on this sleep issue. HUGS!

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MICHELE_L 10/9/2010 8:22AM

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OMG...it's really Friday!!! Yesterday had annual review....

Friday, October 08, 2010

My review went well. I guess they are going to keep me afterall.... I am a hard worker and apparently they appreciate that. The review was done by my new supervisor (there was a changeover about 6 months ago or so)...her cube is near mine so she knows what I am up to as we have those low cubes in a large room of cubes and everybody hears everything said...(keeps me off the phone with personal phone calls 99+% of the time). Got a 1.5% raise...(perhaps will pay for my parking...) I am sure the average raise is in that same range. The hospitals have been complaining a lot about not showing a profit for a few years now so there is not much danger of my getting to the top of my salary range unless I work another 20 years (LOL).

I lucked out at the thrift store after work yesterday and got free cauliflower and cabbage ( I brought some to my friend, Pat, also, and she appreciated that). My hubby and I had raw cauliflower with our dinner last night. Got our roughage....at the right price!!! emoticon

  
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MSLZZY 10/8/2010 7:04AM

    You get to keep your job, get a raise and find goodies at the thrift store-you scored yesterday! HUGS!

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KIMOTHY77 10/8/2010 6:41AM

    Congratulations on your review! It sounds like they appreciate your hard work and know that you are a dedicated worker!

Way to go!!!!

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Help me make it through the week....

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Oh, sweet jesus....Gotta make it to the weekend. Still having restless sleep which feels like no sleep at all. Just a few more days of work before I get my results of the sleep study done almost 3 weeks ago. I vaguely remember what a good night's sleep is like...and hope it happens soon as I wake up each morning and feel like I could sleep 10 more hours.

I am having a little difficulty typing as my 16-lb cat, Puff, wants to be petted and keeps rubbing his head on my hand....... emoticon

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 10/8/2010 11:47AM

    I like this post.

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CATLADY52 10/7/2010 12:40PM

    And I thought my Kim was something of a pest (wouldn't change her at all) emoticon

Good luck with the sleep study. emoticon

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GAILRUU 10/7/2010 9:31AM

    Hope your sleep improves. I have a pesky cat too!

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MSLZZY 10/7/2010 7:07AM

    Puff wants attention too! Take care. Only a few more days. HUGS!

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Mystery solved? Could it be niacin flush?

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Yesterday I had that weird "allergic reaction" with burning arms, face, neck chest and itching. I had to punch out early for a long lunch and it went away after I rested and had something to eat. I lost only 45 minutes of work and so had to stay late 45 minutes to make up the time.

I did some research on the internet and I have decided a very likely cause is niacin which I have been taking on my own for reducing cholesterol. I take a timed release formula and even then there can be flushing from that.

So my experiment will be no more niacin and see if that makes a difference. I have been getting quite severe flushing and then I probably panic and worry about what is happening. The time previous to this when it happened I just was going into the gym and as soon as I got in the swimming pool I improved almost immediately (cooled down the skin).

Yesterday at work I used cold compresses on my arms and that helped, also.

Time will tell but I think the mystery is solved. emoticon

  
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MSLZZY 10/6/2010 7:34AM

    Sounds like that might be what it is so stick to your plan. Good luck! HUGS! emoticon

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