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Only in Mexico

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

So once again there is an alarm that started going off last night around 8pm and is still going strong at 9am. You would think the police could break in and cut a wire or something. Would be so illegal in the states to have the noise pollution but here is just acceptable. Since we are way up on the mountain it echoes up to our casa and is annoying. The good news is that I have learned to sleep with ear plugs and that helps. And to watch TV we have head sets as my DH has a hearing problem and if we watch TV without the head sets he has it so loud it bugs me. Anyway, just part of life here in Mexico. You can't live here if you are noise sensitive.

Hopefully today will be the day that my FIL gets to stand up. His GP doctor who is also my GP called to say that the surgeon should be back from Mexico City today and should be visiting him for the "stand up". I know he is looking forward to moving on with is therapy and being pain free. I am praying that the surgery was a success.

In addition I got back part of my blood work and talked to the doctor and there were some things out of whack due to the diarrhea and such. So good thing I have been working hard to replace electrolytes. I am feeling so much better as I also added back a few of the digestive meds she said that I might just have to stay on for life. So adjusting them is helping. Feeling Positive even though I would prefer not taking so many drugs. Hard for someone who used to brag that they didn't take meds. Such is life.

Diana Nyad is just so awesome, isn't she!!!!! What an inspiration.

I do hope all of you are doing great.
Have a wonderful Tuesday.
Sallie
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IVYXXO 9/16/2013 8:41AM

    "You can't live here if you are noise sensitive."
What are you talking about? Mexico is amazing and there are MANY quiet and relaxing places. You probably live in a cheap ugly godforsaken pueblo, sorry to hear that.
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_LINDA 9/8/2013 12:06PM

    Sorry about the digestive woes and the potential need to always have to take medications. I am so used to being on medication since an early age, its just second nature. The alternative is worse I have to keep reminding myself. The weekly injections are especially not fun :P
Looks like people who can afford multiple residences can afford any complaints with them. I hate the though of a perfectly good place to live going to waste like that.

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MSLZZY 9/5/2013 7:15AM

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LIS193 9/4/2013 9:34AM

    Yes, Mexico is a noisy place but so nice to be there! We go back in a few weeks, I am ready!

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JUST_BRENDA 9/4/2013 6:59AM

    Sounds like things are coming along slowly. You have a great attitude!

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JANIEWWJD 9/4/2013 12:31AM

    Sounds like good news for your FIL!!! Stay positive about your meds. Sometimes we don't have a choice. I know you will try to have a good day anyway!!!!
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DJ4HEALTH 9/3/2013 11:14PM

    Hope your father in law will be able to get up, they will make sure that he gets up slowly.

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WHITEANGEL4 9/3/2013 10:28PM

    I pray that all goes well with FIL. I kno you do not want the meds but if they keep you on the right track so be it. Hve a great dy

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SLENDERELLA61 9/3/2013 9:55PM

    That alarm situation is so frustrating. Wish you could find some way to stop that recurring problem. Hope your father in law's standing proves the surgery was just what he needed. And, most of all, I hope you continue to improve and get to reduce, if not give up, all the meds. Take care, Sallie. -Marsha

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PEGGYO 9/3/2013 7:35PM

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GOANNA2 9/3/2013 5:23PM

    Glad you are able to sleep with the earplugs.
I'm not sure how I'd be with earplugs. emoticon
Has the alarm been silenced yet? Hope so for
Your sakes. Good news about your FIL. It will
Be good for him when the surgeon gives him
the OK. Hope he gets well enough to be mobile
again. Glad you are feeling better.

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CIRANDELLA 9/3/2013 5:21PM

    I'm sorry about the terrible racket of that alarm! It sounds, well, alarming! emoticon I hope all goes well with your FIL's stand-up. My mother had back surgery and described it as feeling like an intense electric shock, something you've got to prepare yourself for. Hopefully, this will go as easily as possible for your FIL. And not to worry about being on those meds, Sallie - they're helping you tremendously, you very much need them, and there is no real virtue at all in being med-free if one needs medicine. I've been on various meds since I was 40 and am just grateful that despite their great expense, I've had access to them. They've delivered really miraculous results for me. All the best, and may you continue to improve.

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BOOKAPHILE 9/3/2013 4:20PM

    I'm glad you can sleep with earplugs. Maybe they'll come home soon and turn it off...

It's good there ARE meds that can help you feel better. I hope it gets stabilized soon.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/3/2013 3:36PM

    Fie on that alarm!

Good you're feeling better and that the med adjustments are helping.

What can I say . . . Diane is a total inspiration!

Hoping your FIL is able to stand and does well.

HUGS

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FIT4MEIN2013 9/3/2013 1:33PM

    I guess that Mexico isn't the place for me. I am so noise sensitive! Continuing to pray for you and FIL!

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SKATER787 9/3/2013 1:28PM

    That's the charm of living overseas. There is always something different and unusual customs. I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. Hope it will change soon. emoticon

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GAYEMC 9/3/2013 1:14PM

    Hope all goes well with FIL. I hear the elephants and lions roar and the zoo train from my front deck.

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JUDY1676 9/3/2013 12:45PM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better! Do hope your fil gets the OK to be up!

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PMFISH 9/3/2013 12:27PM

    There is no perfect place here on earth. We just have to be where we enjoy living the most and tolerate the inconveniences in that area. Glad you found some relief and you are feeling better.

Hope FIL is successful with the surgeon today.

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NEW-CAZ 9/3/2013 11:58AM

    I can't abide earplug, if I can hear my heart beat I panic...maybe I should be panicking if I can't LOL, but I can't get on with them and with DH snoring I wish I could.
Hope all goes well for your FIL that would be great progress!

I hear you about meds; I used to be on a cocktail of them before my brain op for Dystonia and now I don't need them I'm annoyed if I have to resort to a paracetamol for headaches. No drugs at all if pos......but sometimes they're a necessary evil. Hope you're soon feeling better emoticon emoticon

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MADEIT3 9/3/2013 10:28AM

    Great news about your FIL! And so sorry about the noise. Here, it is so quiet that we can hear the train whistle (the tracks are about ten miles away as the crow flies) and of course, every creak and crack in the house! We also have a rooster that wakes us up at first light.

I know how you feel about taking medications. Every two weeks, I set out my meds and supplements for the next two weeks and it's quite an undertaking! I stopped taking everything (after checking with my doctor) for the cleanse of the Plan, and tomorrow I'll start back taking everything again - but it was nice to have a med vacation.

Here's hoping that your stomach settles down soon!

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