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THINKING! -- Always a bad thing to do

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Now if a sign like that doesn't motivate you, nothing will. But seriously, have you ever had one of those days when you just feel like you'd like to turn your brain off?

I tend to over-analyze. I tend to dwell on things that I have NO control over. I tend to worry about when things will get done, if things will get done, and when they do get done, how will I handle all the stuff that needs to be done "then." Whoa! It's enough to give you one of those tension headaches.

So while I'm kinda feeling sorry for myself because I know I can't paint the entire inside of our new home (if they ever get it to that point) and thinking what a sorry life it is that we live when we get older, I decide to phone a girlfriend who is one year older than me. She asks if I'd like to hear how she's been doing. Of course I say YES!

Well, she tells me she was at her doctor's office, and I forget the name of the test they were running on her, but they found blood clots in her right leg. They put her in a wheelchair and pushed her over to the hospital next door where she sat in the ICU for the better part of the day. I'm thinking if it was such an emergency to get her there, why do they leave her sit there waiting!!?? End result is that they have been her on a blood thinner, something her cardiologist is not happy about, and she has to give herself some kind of shots in the stomach. She was told to sit a lot and elevate her leg. Of course she never was one to move around much, but now her leg is in pain due to the blood clots and being swollen -- plus those shots!!

And I'm thinking (good this time) that I'm pretty happy with the little aches and pains I have compared to some of the other stuff other people have. Amen! Now think of yourself -- don't you know someone way worse off than you? I thought so.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ROSAMARCELLE 4/21/2014 5:34AM

    Happy Easter! emoticon

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CATLADY52 4/18/2014 6:04PM

    Every day I wake up and think it's a good day. emoticon

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OLDERDANDRT 4/18/2014 4:52PM

    Yup! Tho, so sorry about your friend! We do need to count our blessings, right?

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LYNETTEMOM 4/18/2014 11:16AM

    yup, this is in line with the blog that I wrote. Count your blessings and be glad that you woke up this morning......

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 4/18/2014 9:22AM

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VITCHY-VICKI 4/18/2014 8:57AM

    This is so true - my mom had everything and now she is gone and in no more pain but I don't want to end up like that - that is why I keep trying each day to get this weight off and stay healthy - there is always some one with more problems then you so we need to just keep going day after day even when we hurt - NEVER GIVE UP

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    My mother, who tried always to be a positive person, used to say, "Getting old isn't for the weak, but it sure beats the alternative!" She also used to say, "You don't need to look very far to find someone who is a lot worse off than you are." The amazing thing to me was that she continued the positive outlook even when she was living with us on hospice while dying from breast cancer. The "positive" part I guess was that she had people who loved her enough to care for her when she needed it.

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MPETERSON2311 4/18/2014 8:05AM

    Oh man. I hope your friend is okay. And I do the same thing as you. Over analyze, feel a bit bad for myself, then make myself look at things differently. Works like a charm.

P.S. I really like the stripper comic

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MEEZERMOM2 4/18/2014 8:05AM

    Well said, Eve.....My life is far from perfect& do I wish I didn't have heart disease & thyroid issues? Of course I do, but I realize that these are things that I can "live" with,, others are not as fortunate, so just keep saying the serenity prayer & try to live by it...

Your friend,

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CAROLMAID 4/18/2014 7:57AM

    Exactly! On another blog you asked people what positives they have in their lives. I posted among other things...On no meds at all!
I thought of my husband who takes meds and has several medical issues, all under control with meds and a back and neck that have hated him since his twenties and gets migraines too. Now undergoing some testing for another recurring issue, possible kidney stones. He's a young guy too. When I thought of all that I said to self "yea, all u got is an uncooperative ankle and heel sometimes! Just suck it up and move on. It's not THAT bad!" It was kind of a frustrating day when I came across your blog. AS find the gem amongst all the rocks! LOL Great perspective Yes!
So glad you feel well and are pretty darn healthy. Sorry for the house and painting woes. Very frustrating!!!! You'll get there tho. You will! And it will be Gorgeous!
Thanks for sharing. Have a Great day!

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TRISTAROSE 4/18/2014 5:51AM

    My Mom is way worse off than I am and thank you for the reminder! I have promised myself to get back on track after this Easter weekend. If I continue on the road that I am right now ... I will be like her!

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ROSAMARCELLE 4/18/2014 4:34AM

    Quite right. Thanks for the reminder. Have a happy emoticon Easter

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DALID414 4/17/2014 11:44PM

    It's sad to say, but my mom is my 'someone way worse off'. But of course, I'm thinking I don't want to be going through what she is when I reach her age.

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SKATER787 4/17/2014 10:28PM

    Sorry to hear about your friend's condition. Nattokinase is on my supplement program to remove fibrin and for good blood flow. If you get a chance, read the reviews on Amazon for people who used it for blood clot. I've included the link below.

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EVIE4NOW 4/17/2014 9:40PM

  There is always somebody worse off. Always!

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CASTIRONLADY 4/17/2014 9:39PM

    Yup, there's always some body in a worse situation. I am just thankful to get up and get going each day. Have a Happy Easter.

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DRKPKING 4/17/2014 9:18PM

    excellent perspective

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