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Surprise of the day. No snow! Just strong winds, blue sky and dry roads.


Thursday, December 08, 2011

Yesterday I was given a cancelled appointment for a visit to my Acupuncturist. DH and I figured the previous person cancelled due to our weather forecasters warning of snow and high winds.
We set the alarm for an early rising because we expected to have to shovel. We made sure our emergency items were still in place in case of power outages and we went to bed a little earlier.
Looking out of the bedroom windows as we closed the drapes we saw the rain was very heavy. I felt we had made a big mistake but I have not had a treatment in a while and I had an issue I needed to address.

I woke up at 5am. and it was snowing. The grass was already white. I went back to bed, and I almost silenced the alarm but changed my mind, I left it set. When the alarm went off, I looked out of the bathroom window overlooking the drive and saw the drive and road were wet and clear.

Since it was 8am the commuter hour we started our 25 mile drive a little earlier, needless to say traffic was light and we arrived early for my 9am appointment.

We removed our shoes and sat in the waiting room. There is a therapy cat there and it always goes to DH. He is not a cat lover he is a big dog lover. I like cats but it totally ignored me and rubbed against DH legs purring up a storm. I found the cats attempts to be petted by DH surprisingly skillful. She knew just what to do to make him pet her and he did.

They have a therapy dog-still a pup in training and DH loves to make a fuss of her, she rolls on her back so DH can scratch her belly. I went to look at the canaries in a huge cage their singing was a real treat to hear and they sing all the time. If anyone wants silence they are covered and they stay quiet.
The treatment center is in their home and they are of course really in to Chinese culture. They have lots of books about China and lovely Chinese Art on the walls.

My Dr-he is an MD and an Acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner- accompanied me to the treatment room. There was a warm fire in the hearth and music playing, the air was very warm and fragrant it smelled of incense. I could just take a nice long nap in that room any time it is so serene and peaceful. I never think of needles when I am in there.

I had asked the Dr if he can enable me to tolerate cold.
That was what I went there for and I am hoping it will be successful.

I do love Maine but the cold really gets to me it is really bothering me now after losing weight.
I used to love to swim but getting out of the warm pool I shiver like a child. I am always cold. My normal temperature is way too low and I have never had a hot flash in my life.

I usually have needles put in my ear lobes and in my back, today it was feet and belly.
Unlike previous encounters there was no immediate obvious change. This time it will take time to discern if there is any change. So I must be patient and wait it out.

DH and I came home and he had to go to a meeting and so I have sparked most of the day. Exercise this the evening went well but now I am fasting for blood work tomorrow and DH has to also. I am rarely hungry but wouldn't you know it I am wanting to eat like never before. I think it will be a long night.

Our medical Dr. always requires 14 hour fasts and being diabetic it can be quite a challenge.
I am off to bed now. Sparking is done. Tomorrow is another day.

HUGS Pat in Maine had a very interesting day. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/9/2011 10:27PM

    This doctor sounds so cool. I love the idea of the therapy cat and dog. And got a smile over the cat getting your hubby to pet it.

I hope the acupuncture works! And it's great that the weather cooperated.

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KATHY024 12/9/2011 11:24AM

    Pat, hope your blood tests turn our great....as you wee describing how cold you always are I am chuckling as my DH says he should just bring in an ice block for me to sit on as I am always toasty warm to hot. Maybe between the two of us we can reach a more normal state. Let me know with the acupuncture works for you.
send some rain our way we are 67% below normal for the season here!!

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CAROLPRESTIGE 12/9/2011 9:12AM

    I never cared about cats until one day when one came on my doorstep and refused to leave. Now I'm hooked. That first one disappeared so we got a replacement; she is almost as nice (the first was super friendly).

Loved your description of the treatment room--could almost smell the incense!

Take care--Maine is worth the cold.

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HARROWJET 12/9/2011 8:26AM

    By now you have made it through your long night. I hope you are feeling warmer too.

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CORINNEMOMMY 12/9/2011 7:30AM

    Good luck on labs....

Hope you get to feeling warm! That is a terrible feeling!

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BETHGILLIGAN 12/9/2011 7:21AM

    Glad you were able to get to dr. Hopefully, that will work to warm you up!! Good luck with lab work! I hate having to fast. I'm the same way--the minute I know I can't eat, I'm starving!!! LOL Have a great Friday!

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CHALLENGER15 12/9/2011 5:45AM

    Hope all goes well today, Pat!

I found your description of your acupuncturist's office to be very soothing as I thought about it. DD has had a therapy cat for a year and a half now and I find all of that research to be very interesting. I also saw a Dr. Oz segment a week or so ago where Betty White participated in a quiz where it showed how different animals were good for people to deal with different illnesses.

Glad you could make your acupuncture appointment and I will be interested in knowing if it helped with your coldness.

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GDY2SHUZ 12/9/2011 1:37AM

    Pat, what a fortunate weather change. Glad you saw the Acupuncturist. Hope you notice the subtle changes soon, and all is well.

For sure animals are tricksters and can get their own way, lol. They also have a calming effect, just being their natural selves.

Have a restful healing sleep and a great Friday. emoticon emoticon emoticon from emoticon

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SLIMLILA 12/8/2011 11:31PM

    Hope you have a very early lab app... wow, 14 hours, ours only require 10 for diabetics... Glad the weather was good for your early a.m. trip. Mine was the same, after I had to go around to the passenger as the drivers door was frozen... Traffic wasn't as bad as i had anticipated either.

I was thinking of the winter that I couldn't get warm after I read your blog last nite. It was many years ago, but I still remember it, I wore layers and layers of sweaters and then at nite, with flannel pj's and a housecoat, and I would wrap up in a blanket and then lie on the floor along the heat register in my efforts to get warm. Also, I drank cups of hot water that year. Was realy weird.. Now, I am pretty much the opposite,

Gotta go walk with Leslie... sleep well and get warm.... emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 12/8/2011 11:18PM

    Good luck on he labs tomorrow.

I ahve a favorite lab Technician that i always request. I never dfeel the needle go in. I asked him to do it so it doesn't hurt. His name is AAron and a pleasant fellow. I'm not nervous anymore about having labs done.

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TERRI289 12/8/2011 11:10PM

    Glad that you didn't have rain and that you got to see your acupunturist!

Hope you are feeling better soon. emoticon

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