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We need a November chat!

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10/31/12 9:18 P

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Hey All! Happy Halloween! :)

I should start checking the other forum here... I don't get out of this one much. This is a great team, and I"m glad that I'm here. I might do it tomorrow. I'm just so tired I think I'm going to call it an early night.

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10/31/12 5:36 P

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Hey Kim - just say thank you to your mom. Living together can be difficult and irritating at times (I know, I live with my son) and we may do things and are oblivious that they are grating on the other person's nerves. Making it work is often the swallowing of one's words and just being polite. Works for me! Make no waves, enjoy the sunshine............ Happy Halloween - have fun with the little trick-or-treaters tonight. emoticon

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10/31/12 5:22 P

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so i talked to mom a min ago to ask if we needed to keep the big box from sleep number or not .. she said no .. i said i'd take it to the trash .. she said don't eat i got (KFC) chicken and pork n beans and mac n cheese ... i'm like i just ate a half hour ago and i've never eaten pork n beans .. she said she'd try to change it

.. now i'm thinking do you even KNOW me anymore?!?! like uh hello didn't 2 days ago or something i say don't bring me fast food!? not to mention i have never ever eaten pork n beans cept maybe once a long time ago long enough to say i'm never eating these again ...

so i guess i should prep my smile*thankyou response and eat some if i can

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10/31/12 12:55 P

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happy halloween!

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10/31/12 12:49 P

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Courtney I see you all ready have a post for that great minds think a like! LOL! I'm going to take Hayden with her Mom trick or treating tonight. we are going to my folks and then to a church that has games, treats and pony rides she will love that! Jake is old enough to be on his own but afraid his friends will talk him into mischief. I'll dress warm and today is a beautiful fall day no rain in sight! Lucinda

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10/31/12 11:16 A

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My mantra is no candy no candy no candy

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10/31/12 10:10 A

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Quick note to say I'm ok. After my counselor appt yesterday the nephew came over to move furniture around. I tore my computer desk apart and haven't put it back together yet. Might get to it today. Dunno. Bed supposed to arrive between 11 and 3 I think they said.... I'm just hanging out in the living room on iPad. But it gets super annoying to try to type on.

Took a new to me muscle relaxer last night... Two of the 4mg tizanadine or something. Whew I was relaxed,... And rolling balls. I went to sleep on the futon in living room. I gotta figure out what this almonds smells is tho... Cat pee or tobacco spit or sweat or what... It's gross to me. I shall be liberally spraying febreeze.

Anyways... Just ate my morning oatmeal after am meds. I feel pretty nauseous. I hope I can come off some of them soon. I think I see that doc right before thanksgiving.

I will try to check in later but no promises...

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10/30/12 8:55 P

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Just2, I can't help you that much since I'm not in a lot of pain. Geo has bone spurs in his knees and back. For that they give him Vicodin. He also has gout and knee swelling, so they gave him Indomethicin (sp?). It's an anti-inflamatory that he has luck with.

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I skipped work again today.... just wasn't feeling up to it. Tomorrow is my day off, and it's Geo's birthday. I don't think we are going to do anything special... just get his cake and a few groceries. I want to curl up in bed and just sleep.

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10/30/12 7:10 P

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That's ironic, Lucinda...Lol. Rissa and I were just talking about doing a recipe section in the health resource section. I think it's a really good idea. I think we'll work on that. Thanks for thinking of the snack portion of it!

God knows we can all use some tips on that! I can at least!

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10/30/12 6:26 P

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Kim glad you are having a good day and the Dr. apts. went well. Doesn't sound like he really paid much attention to what you ask him. May be the new med. will do the trick. Sleep well when you get your new bed tomorrow.

Larissa Wow the lease deal sounds frustrating! They send ours out in Sept. to sign and they aren't expired un till Dec. the same year. Hope you are feeling better now.

CarolAnn good morning to you it sounds like you had excitement over the week-end! Hope you had fun can't wait to hear about it.

Just2 I take Cymbalta for my all over nerve pain and iching. It makes a world of difference. Sorry you are having so much pain may be the new med will help.

Ruthie it's to bad your pains are starting again. Do you think the weather affects it?

Courtney I agree we are the most active team I belong to and are great for encouragement. Sounds like you are all ready for Sandy to arrive but still worry about all that live in the path. What about a thread on cravings different ideas that you do to take your ming off them or low cal snacks? Just a thought. Courtney good luck with your surgery tomorrow! Happy Halloween!

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10/30/12 6:02 P

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Hey Courtney - I think I am getting hot flashes and sweating from the Seroquel. I am already post menopausal and had gone through menopause about 8 years ago. Now am having the sweating problem which may be related to the seroquel. Oh, well.

Hope all goes well with you tomorrow. Good luck! Ruthie

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Hi all~~

2much--I take Topamax 100mg 2x/day for ulna neuropathy. Have surgery tomorrow to reconnect the nerves and remove fatty growth.Sigh..Yep tomorrow is the day.

Ruthie--How are u? Changes in weather always suck..sorry..Are u having a tough time on Seroquel? I think that's what I gathered..Please forgive, I kinda skimmed the entry, my eyes got a little blurry..sorry ...are u premenopausal? emoticon

Rissa--I just jumped on, so I'll be calling u soon...

Kim--Did u get your furniture moving done? All ready for the bed tomorrow? JEALOUS!!

Lucinda--How are u doing? Did I miss your post? If I did, I am SO sorry..

U know what, I may just go back and edit this, I feel like I'm out of it. Mix of no sleep and pain med. I had a tooth pulled today. He gave me percocet. My Vike is officially on hold til further notice. I'm now taking percocet for my tooth pain and then tomorrow for my arm pain until further notice. Whenever surgeon tells me to stop. Primary knows so it's all legit and I'm not double dipping or getting two scripts going and not breaking any pain contracts...

I think tonight's gonna be an easy night. I'm just gonna post a little and then go to bed. I'm tired and my mouth is sore. My back aches---it's POURING here so that always makes me achy anyway. The percocet is only 5mg so it's not giving much relief but I'll take what I can get.

Ok, ladies, have a great night and IDK if I'll be on tomorrow so if not, Happy Halloween...I'll be the one armed lady on the couch eating milky ways!

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10/30/12 11:36 A

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Ruthie: Thanks for the info. My psych n.p. is head of the hospital psych dept. so she always has all my meds checked out w/their head pharmacist. Plus, I got a second opinion from a pain management/psychiatrist for back pain issues (didn't have the hand or foot pain at that point) who wanted to put me on Ketamine (street name of "Special K") for mypain. That scared me!

I cried when neurologist prescribed Neurotin & told him I'm trying to get off meds! I Got off Abilify already--5 or so years ago after about 12 years on it--& asked if I could stop taking Lamictal cuz it is too an anti-seizure medication (prescribed for bipolar) & he said, "No way."

My husband said if you need to take another pill to get rid of this pain, you have to as I am getting suicidal...

Have MRI scheduled for Nov. 9th & EMG on Nov. 16th so they should give more info. of source of pain..

Carpal tunnel return? Doesn't seem possible, but w/me you never know what "crazy" thing my body will do next.

Thanks agai. Will ck out med you mentioned.

Plus, giving Neurotin time to settle down ( they say sometimes neg. side effects can go away in 2 weeks) so taking 2 in 24 hours right now & work up to 3.


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10/30/12 11:14 A

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Hey Just2 neurontin (gabapentin) is supposed to help nerve pain, so it is a shame you can't tolerate it. Has anyone recommended Robaxin? I used to take it for my fibromyalgia and muscle aches and inflammation. It may not go along with what you are on now, but you never know. Sounds like you need to have a pharmacist specialist MD (is there such a thing?) to go over all your medications and maybe start you over on your med regimen. Gosh, some of your meds may be causing your pain issues - with the combinations and how many you are on, it could be possible I would think. You may want to look into it. See if Mayo Clinic has any such animal in their deck of cards. Wouldn't it be nice to find out that some of your issues are a combination of medicines issue that can be reworked to help you out. I learned from my August experience just how much medicine can really mess you up and the docs just want to keep adding more medicine, not evaluate what you are already on to see if it is causing problems.

Things here are really being crazy with the weather......... 52 today right now........ burrr Guess this will help my sweating thing I hope. I am undecided as to whether or not call my psych dr about this issue - as that means I would have to go in and see him and he will probably put me on something other than the Seroquel and that would mean buying more drugs. Darn it!

I am feeling kind of headachy and aches and pains. My hip is starting to hurt again too which is concerning me. Gosh, I don't want to have to go through all that pain again with the hip. It was so nice to have it gone. Now that it is cooler out I guess I need to haul out my winter clothes and put some of my summer stuff away. I really don't want to do this, I just got some really nice tops and shorts in August. The things I have to wear for winter are probably going to be too big now and I will have to start getting new warm clothes. Expensive!

My son is not getting that new car, so the issue of having to pay for insurance is off the table thankfully.

Courtney and Kim - thanks for being leaders............. It has been too long since the other leaders left us. Anyway, hope everyone has a good day. emoticon emoticon

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10/30/12 9:18 A

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Courtney: What do you take for your nerve pain in your arm? That's the pain that started for me so badly a couple weeks ago that I took like a handful of Norco (Dosage of Vicodine) & told my husband if it didn't help soon he would have to take me to the ER.

I have it in both hands & all the way up to my shoulders. I had pain in both hands & arms (like shooting electrical jolts, burning sensation, extreme tingling that was so painful) & after an EMG (have to get another one of those now that pain returned; EMGs hurt!) they told me I had extreme carpal tunnel damage & had surgery on both hands about a year ago. My hands were still not normal after surgery ( electrical jolts & burning gone) but they felt so sensitive to touching things--especially things w/texture; folding laundry I have to wear a pair of white cocoon gloves & a pair of mittens over those.

Then I have to "rest" them several times a day w/those plus a pair of fabric gardening gloves over them after putting a thick lotion on them.

But this latest pain is the extreme tingling from hands up to shoulders & an aching sensation. Neurologist prescribed Neurotin (anti-seizure) but it makes my stomach feel like I need to throw up. Supposed to take 3 pills in 24 hours, but have only managed 2 so far.

I was awake at 3:00 this morning, too, & took one of the pills as they also say sedation is a side effect so I hoped it would make me sleep through any stomach upset.

It seemed to have worked. My husband came in at 5:45 to kiss me goodbye (he leaves then to play tennis before work). I felt really groggy & wanted to get up to get some chores done, but he said to go back to sleep. I did until 8:30!!!

He didn't used to wake me up to say goodbye. He started when I got suicidal because of the pain increasing so much. My foot is just starting to feel better after 3 procedures, but the doc has not allowed me to stand or walk much. Then this hand & arm thing; my back always hurts.

I think he is checking to see if I'm alive; that I didn't overdose on my meds at night.

He has to sleep upstairs as he can't stand to hear me cry most nights.

He came to neurologist appt. w/me (who prescribed Neurotin & is going to schedule MRI & EMG & I have to get a bunch of labs done) & will come to pain management doc's w/me this week. He wants to impress on them how severely this pain is affecting me (making me suicidal).

Psych n.p. wanted to add another anti-depressant, but I refused as I already take so many psych meds & I said, "Anyone would be suicidal w/these recurring pain issues. It isn't because I have bipolar. I just need to attack the pain."

So, after all this rambling, what do you take for nerve pain. Have they given a reason for it (I also have herniated disks, bulging disks, & some kind of "tear" & arthritis in my upper neck & spine that causes major problems when it acts up--trips to ER & Demoral, etc., but steroid shots seem to calm that down; surgery not an option) as I saw 2 spine surgeons & a neurosurgeon & they all agreed surgery would probably make my pain worse!

But then doc said I have "complex regional pain syndrome" when my right foot & ankle FELT & looked (all swollen & blue & couldn't even stand to have a sheet touching it at night). Basically, I had pain for no damn reason--except he thought signals were coming from lower back after foot surgery 2 mos. previously for plantar fasciitis as I have extensive lower back damage,too.

The x-rays & MRIs from lower back caused doc to say my back looked like it belonged to a 90-year-old as it had so much damage. He thought it night be genetic, but my mother died too young (42 from suicide) & my pain started at about age 45--slowly then progressively got worse over the years. My father didn't have any back problems & lived to 83 (even w/being a "functional alcoholic--like drinking gin fizzes 1st thing in the morning; Tanquerey gin at 11:00 & maybe some beers; cocktails before dinner; wine w/dinner; port or Brandy after dinner--alcohol always in his system).

Excuse any typos or spelling errors. Can't take time to retread & correct. Have physical therapy & need to take a shower.

Anyone else have advise for "nerve pain"? It is certainly getting on my nerves

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10/30/12 2:54 A

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Oh boy, Carolanne...I can't wait to hear the details! How'd your food come out? Did the 4 pounds of bacon get polished off? Lol... emoticon Was it a good time over all?

Here in Mass...we just got high winds and rain from Sandy. NYC about 4 hours away got hit hard I guess. We were very lucky!

I woke up with terrible nerve pain around 1AM and my right arm was cold. Freaked me out. I figured I didn't wanna page the MD cuz i have had that pain before I'm on a nerve blocker for it but i had already taken my two so I figured I'd call pharmy. Since it was technically a "new day" he saId to go ahead and take one. I did and it feels much better...only prob is those pills tend to keep me awake...so here I am at 3am..wide awake after taking a sleeping pill and sleeping about 3-4 hours. UGH again...Oh well..I'll fall back to sleep eventually. I took it around 1. Was WIRED for sound til around 2 and then figured I'd get my energy out on the puter and then I'll shut it down and try to get some sleep. I'm really quite wired though. That's why i take those pills in the am and then early (like 4pm) eve. so they wear off by like 9 so I can sleep.

But oh well...Talk to u all tomorrow!

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10/30/12 2:27 A

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Oh, Courtney - You can go in and change the "Health & Resource" forum to anything you want - maybe "Healthy Resources" or "Resources" as a more general name. There's also a way to add a 5th forum, too! ...or does that mess things up a little more?

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10/30/12 2:07 A

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Hi everyone!

What a wild weekend! Will recap later including the mandatory tsunami warning evacuation and all that entails. Just wanted to stick my head in and say 'yo' and I'm alive!

Hope you are all doing as good as possible and staying safe on the east coast.

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Kim, I'm glad that things are looking up for you! I would love a new bed.. when we got this one it was to replace an older bed that fell apart. We didn't have time to really shop around. We were sleeping on the floor, which Geo can't stand. It's hard enough for him to get out of a regular bed, not to mention one even lower on the floor.

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I'm doing okay today... I spent most of the morning on the toilet but I took some Pepto and felt better. I skipped volunteering today trying to get my lease signed, but they are stalling and stalling. They better not charge us any more for November. I've been calling and calling and half the time nobody picks up, or the person who picks up the phone just brushes me off. It's really annoying. Now they are saying it will be done on Wednesday, the absolute last day for us to sign it. I'm just so frustrated!

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still feeling good today :-)

sleep was so interrupted though. new bed scheduled to arrive Wed between 11 and 1. YAYAYAY. but it means tomorrow i gotta move stuff around and wash sheets and clean under the bed and all that jazz.

primary doc appt felt semi-rushed but we covered most items. kind of annoying tho that we didn't talk about any of the side effects or pain or awfulness of these past few months. he tends to see me when i'm feeling good which is skewed something fierce. but oh well. at least i feel good :-) he ordered me a different muscle relaxer 1-3 tablets every 8 hours. he said ppl have good results with it and i can take it as needed. got my flu shot and tetanus update. someone is supposed to call from the pain mgmt clinic to setup an appt. oh and my blood pressure is back to 120/80 so that's awesome!

all was well at the ob-gyn appt too. super quick ... showed up at 3:05 and was in my car by 3:22... yea!

i'm still marveling at this feeling good thing... it's been truly a h-llacious year and i'm just in awe. i'm actually kinda not real sure what to do with it. LOL. is also good practice for staying in the moment.. not letting thoughts slide negative or ruminating .. just enjoy now.

i'm kinda sleepy. it's dark already and cold. and my arms ache (1 shot in each). i think i'll go to bed early and tackle the rest of my tasks tomorrow.


Ruthie: do you sleep with your feet covered or uncovered? i have found that my whole body temp pretty much directly relates to my feet temp. i sleep with them barefoot & uncovered most of the time.

ALL: the goals can be found on our main group page - below the 4 sections of topics. If you join a goal you can visit your "Other Goals" tracker to update as necessary.

and I believe the post in group will get tracked automatically by SP [just asking 5 posts per week .. not necessarily every day every thread or anything .. most of us do this anyways]

.. same with nutrition tracker and walking .. should get auto tracked by SP once you join the goal ... but i can check into it more tomorrow.

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hi again--

I forgot to tell u all about myself--how conceited does that sound..Lol.

Well, we're batting down the hatches for Sandy! We're getting high winds and rains. No power outage (obviously) but it did flicker twice. Yikes! We did stock up on water, candles, and flashlights but everyone else had the same idea cuz shelves were almost bare! We're doing ok right now. It's supposed to be at it's peak at about 3 am tonight. Then over...I'm hoping.

I had preop today for my surgery on Wed. It went fine. Just talked with the nurse and she basically just told me what to expect which I already knew from having 2 other surgeries at that hospital in the past. No blood work or anything. Filled a couple scripts and we've been home watching scary movies and I've been cooking. Nice easy day. I like those.

Just wanted to remind u guys, that in the challenge section, there's a challenge for November to see how many fitness minutes u can pledge and then see if u can meet that goal~alot of us have already pledged but if u haven't and would like to, then feel free!

One last question, in the HEALTH RESOURCE section, does anyone have any ideas for that section? Any topics? The ones down there are completely outdated,,,just feel free to open that section up...Kim, any ideas...come on, use that creativity! I was thinking maybe keeping something in there about meds and weight gain? That seems to be a popular topic on here...

Feel free, like i said, to open it up...

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Hi all~~

Just2--Nice to see u posting! How are you? Sorry to hear you're sick..Feel better soon.

Kim--That's emoticon you had such a great night out! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope you're able to reconnect with that old friend.It's so refreshing what a nice night out can do. Maybe the guy has a friend? Hmmm....just sayin.. emoticon

Sara--sounds like you're doing great with your tracking!

Ruthie--I set up I think 4 goals and that's it. I def agree that should be good for now.

Rissa--I just talked to u a little while ago so consider this your hello... emoticon

Lucinda--How are u? I don't think i saw a post. I did wish u well in the mood room in case u didn't see it.

Kim and I are going to be starting some new topics and such....maybe a new goal. Not sure yet. But we do have some new ideas on how to get some fresh ideas and input from everyone. Should be fun. We don't want the room to get stale and want to be inviting to new people who suffer with BP but feel like they have no one to talk to. I think we've all felt that way. We want this to be their place to go just like it's ours! And face it, this team has the best members on SPark, right! emoticon

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Ruthie: When I was having those hot flashes my internal med doc recommended an OTC product called something like "Remifeminine."

It is expensive, but it worked beautifully for me & I only had to take it for a month or so & then I didn't have that symptom anymore! I had an easy menopause--basically just stopped having periods at about 50, a short time of the hot flashed (& this OTC product worked) & then it was over!

Guess I'm paying for it now w/all my pain issues! Can't have everything easy, right? Who said life was fair?

BUT do ask your doc(s) & even the pharmacist to make sure you won't have any bad interactions.

I can't even take fish oil as that interfers w/my pain medication! I wouldn't have ever known that until pain management doc told me!

Have a great day...

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Larissa could you send your friend cards, care packages or call her often? That would help her mood. Couldn't your friend get assistance to help with the chemo price? Sorry about your hips hurting do you think it's the weather change? My fibro and arthritis has been acting up too.

Just2 I sympathize with you pain issues. I hope having your Husband go to the Doctor appointments helps point out how bad it is. It's too bad you are having problems with your meds hope it gets easier!

Yoga good for you finishing the race. Unfortunate the zombies got you. Did they have people dressed up and run after you?

Kim Sounds like you had a well deserved time out and had loads of fun! It's great that you will be having lunch Friday with your friend. Good luck!

Smcarraher keep up the good work, pay attention to what you eat and the portion size and you will be wearing your rings before long!

Ruthie maybe your Son will still pay for your insurace since you are on a low budget? The menopause symptoms are terrible wish you could avoid them. I had a hystorectomy so not bothered any more. If it's caused by the Seroquel it's to bad since it worked for you.

Brible study is going to meet in a few minutes so have to go. Everyone take care and have a great day! Lucinda

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Hey guys - was really busy yesterday with errands and stuff. I may be getting my car back soon. My son is looking at a new car that he wants and that apparently is what he would use to drive to his apts. Seems redundant to have so many cars in one household (we already have a jeep, my car and his girlfriend's car). This one would make 4 cars for 3 people. WTF? Oh well, if he wants to spend more money on ins and what not, that is his decision. Hum, come to think of it, if he isn't using my car anymore he may not make the ins payments on it anymore? hummm He is doing that now, and it would mean I would have to shell out $80 a month for it. hummmmmmmm Don't like that idea.

Anyway, signed up for some of our new goals. I am not very good at keeping track of that kind of stuff, but I will try. Did not see all the goals that Courtney was talking about. Only found 4 goals. Personally I think that is enough, seeing it is so hard to make the entries every day, just my opinion.

Glad to hear most of you all are doing well. For myself, I am doing really well. My only complaint really is my usual aches and pains and also that I am experiencing menopause symptoms again. Sweating one minute and then being chilled the next minute. Constantly throwing the blankets off and then back on all night. Keep a rag next to me all the time to wipe the sweat off. It may be related to the Seroquel. If that is true, then I may have to dc the Seroquel. I really don't want to do that because I seem to be doing so well on it. dang!

Well, have a good day all. emoticon Ruthie

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Gosh--was supposed to meet a friend for lunch tomorrow I met at a NAMI WRAP class several years ago & we have kept in touch--but for the last couple years I haven't been able to make any dates due to pain issues & never knowing how I will feel.

So we made a lunch date tomorrow & I will have to cancel. This Neurotin is really making me feel sick. I'm vomiting after taking it. Supposed to take it 3 times in 24 hours but haven't been able to do that due to feeling so sick. Just recovering from swallowing one pill takes about 6 hours!

So I'm exhausted, feeling like throwing up (not going to take a Neurotin pill tonight like I should) & then haven't been able to take my Potassium pills, either, as they are so large--even after cutting in half I choke on them & often throw up so I'm just not taking them!

Supposed to take 2 a day--lucky to take 2 a week. No wonder I started crying when neurologist prescribed another pill for me! I'm not doing well w/pills.

Will ask internal med doc (when I finally have time to get my yearly exam that has been postponed for a year or two) to see if I can get this Potassium in a liquid form.

Anyway--kind of not sure what meds to take as feel sick. Lamictal? (full dosage?); Klonopin?; Trazodone? Crestor (NO--that makes me ache all day the next day); think I will take just enough to hopefully knock me out but have a "bucket" next to me in case I suddenly have to throw up as did the other night.

UGH--hate throwing up!!

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I'm so happy to see a nice post from you, Kim... your life seems so hard, you deserve a break sometimes. I'm *so* happy you had a good night out. You needed it! *hugs*

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JUST2.... glad to see you back around!! Truly hope that you know anything I said was out of attempt to provide a bigger picture for you, I know all too often my hubby has to provide another viewpoint so I can see the forest through the trees. Sigh. Such is social interaction (i would know, I'm taking social psych lol)

I stopped by your page quick, and oh my goodness I am right there with you on the wedding rings. I gained a LOT of weight because of my hospitalizations/med changes, so we resized my rings. Ok fine glad I can wear them. Then I lost about 30 pounds, so had to downsize. well then I regained it all back from another round of hospitalizations/significant med changes and I absolutely refuse to resize it again. A)because it's bad for the gold to keep stretching it, but B) totally agreeing with you, it would be just another notch on my belt of failures at this attempt to get healthy. We never downsized the wedding band so I can still wear that (very tight) but at the nursing home where I work, one of my favorite residents who can never remember my name but somehow she ALWAYS asks wheres my diamond. :-( breaks my heart!!!! Don't know how long it will take to get it to fit but it's definitely going to be a huge huge reward to get that back on my finger!

Hope you have had a good weekend!

Kimberly...absolutely amazing what a fun night out can do for you! I think we all sometimes really just need an excuse to put on a cute outfit and have someone make us a yummy martini. Good for you for not letting the depression side of things get the best of you. I often have to force myself to put in the effort, but when I do, most of the time I really enjoy myself and it is so great for my self-esteem!! ....glad you could reconnect with the friend, hope lunch goes well!

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JUST2: i had wanted to mention that i'd heard from you; that you were alive; without sharing details of the message.

YOGA: huh? but sounds fun whatever it was. LOL.


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i went out last night. it was great! it was literally the best i've felt all year. i wasn't hurting. i was in a good mood. i was social. i helped with a computer issue. i played pool. met some cool people. i texted with friend i hadn't talked with in quite awhile... i've mentioned her before but months ago ... we're gonna meet for lunch on Friday. hopefully it goes well. i miss having her as a friend .. even though i know i doubted her friendship towards me ... and i met my bartender's guy friend who i'm totally smitten with but alas he is totally into her.. she's just not ready yet for good reasons. but he is totally hot, nice, polite, marine vet, good at pool, great taste in music, dances well - yes dances! .. anyways .. not supposed to covet or whatever it's called, right .. sadly he doesn't have a brother or cousin or roommate or friend who is like him .. LOL .. yes i asked. HAH. and i discovered a new band for me ... i'm getting ready to listen to their albums.

i have an idea brainstorming list going .. for new topics ... goals ... SP tools and tips ... i want to flesh them out a little more first.

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Oh, no. No one specific caused me to feel whatever it was I was feeling. I'm just way too sensitive.

That's why I miss my weekly DBT!; I need the constant learning & practicing what I'm learning & doing the homework & weekly reinforcement. I slip back to my old ways of thinking where my husband says he has to walk on eggshells around me.

I don't want to go back to being so sensitive & triggered so easily. I'll just have to make my own Independent Study class to keep working on changing my ultra sensitive thought patterns.

Chronic pain is just another reality I have to accept for now; radical acceptance & distress tolerance & self-soothing & effective communication are all DBT skills I need to be practicing extra diligently right now.

Have to find a lab to get blood tests done tomorrow & neurologist is setting up all the other tests--MRI, EMG (Ouch! Hate that test--dreading it), etc.

Planning to celebrate Christmas over Thanksgiving holiday as daughter & son-in-law will be at his parents' place for Christmas (we have them every other year) so that is cheerful, wrapping gifts to send to AZ where we will be.

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Just2, I missed having you here. I hope you didn't feel antagonized by me. If so, I apologize and I didn't mean it. I'm stupid socially, too. *hugs* I hope you can feel better and come back. I find this group to be a good support, and I hope you can get the same out of it. *hugs again*

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I finished the run but I did not survive the zombie apocalypse.....there were just too many

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I'm sorry that my private SparkMail was mentioned w/out much explanation ("various reasons" for my not being involved in the group for awhile were posted here). I was simply trying to be polite w/the person I wrote to & give an explanation about why I was getting overwhelmed & frustrated.

And feeling negatively judged because I didn't express myself very well. And just too exhausted to go on with it. I'm no good at relationships; I don't express myself well & lack social skills.

I appreciate everyone's wonderful & sensitive sentiments sent.

I think you all are wonderful people, supporting eah other.

I think I'm just exhausted from pain issues escalating again (saw neurologist on Friday & have to get another MRI, EMG--OUCH!, numerous blood tests...) & neurologist prescribed another medication & I already take so many--trying to get off meds & getting more added...

See pain management doc on Wednesday...

Husband came to appt. w/ neurologist & is coming to pain management doc appt. as I am getting distraught & have one foot on the way to the ER & one foot dabbling w/suicidal ideas; don't know how much longer I can stand this pain that seems to come "out of nowhere."

So anyway thanks for the nice notes sent. I'm not feeling like I'm adding much positive to the group & even some people seem to be antagonistic towards me. Again, I apologize for my lack of social skill & if I have offended or made anyone angry. That is certainly not my intent...

I guess right now I'm trying to survive & not get totally scared about my future w/all these pain issues & new meds added...

One GOOD thing is that Apple sent me a new iPad at no cost as I was having trouble w/the calendar & obviously need the calendar to work w/out a hitch w/so many doc appts., tests, etc. so fellow gave me his direct line & made an appt. at Apple Store before they even opened so I wouldn't have any wait time & no distractions while fellow switched all from my old iPad apps, etc. to new one they provided w/no charge & no hassle.

Really, really nice people as I showed all my emotions about medical issues & cried & thank goodness the store wasn't open to the public so I didn't have my emotional display seen by a bunch of customers.

Apple rep who set everything up called me later to see how I was doing! (Matt in Austin is awesome!)...

You know when people take the extra effort w/you it is so heartwarming & unexpected & appreciated.

So thanks again to all of you who sent such kind & warm greetings!

New medication had me throwing up at 1:00 a.m. this morning; I hate throwing up!

Supposed to take it 3 times a day--taken it once so far today on an empty stomach. Maybe have to slowly let my system get used to it as vomiting is one of my least favorite activities! And medication instructions say you can take it with or without food.

Was able to meet w/another SP lady today for long talk; really appreciated her reaching out to me in that way. She also has chronic pain & bipolar. Not a fun combo but "It is what it is."

Take good care, Everyone!

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Congrats, Kim, on becoming our co leader as well! I look forward to having leaders who are involved in the boards. I know it's hard for people like us to make commitments, but I know you ladies will do well!

Lucinda, my friend that has cancer lives in Oregon, and I live in Florida. Not quite driving distance, sadly. She has been so supportive of Geo and I, and I wish that there was something I could do to help her out. She can't afford chemo, so she's going the natural route. I worry about her, but I don't have the money to support her. Her, her husband and kids live with her mother in law so they don't have to pay rent. I just hope that she can find something that can help her.

Today was a lazy day. I stayed in bed for the most part, in pain off and on. I tried going for my walk today, but only managed 3/4 of a mile. My hips started hurting again so I turned around. I don't know if I'm going to do my walking tomorrow because of it. I weighed today, and it said I gained 2 pounds from yesterday, and I was under my calories, so I don't know what's going wrong.

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Kim it sounds like your Mom isn't ready for the changes you have made,may be she is scared you will change so much you will not want to be around her. I know what you mean about wonder what defince us now and I have to find new insterest too. I wonder how many other people this has happened to? I also lack in the conversation as I have a limited amount of things in my life to talk about.

ISee hope the over whelmed feeling gets better soon.

Larissa I'm very sorry about your friend. May be you could show support by driving her to appointments or cook or go to the grocery store for her.

Courtney so glad the phone situation with your Daughter worked out! Even your Mom was on board with it! It's great that you are feeling better today.

Ruthie I plan to vote this year too. I worry about the out come of assitance all the time. Family and my Therapist say not to worry about it till it happens but I do. I couldn't survive with out my meds or a place to live!

Momy it sounds like the party was interesting with allot of new people to meet. You were wise to eat before you went congrats!

I too went to the community Halloween party and took my Granddaughter. Allot of people came and dressed up I had a halloween tshirt and a head band that had bats on it for my costume. My Granddaughter dressed up as a cat and had fun everyone treated her very nice. Lots of food and the 3 of the office people came dressed up and the office paid for the pizza they served. We stayed for 2 hours and it was winding down so I took her home. It was alittle stressful at first but I calmed down and the people didn't matter as much did get annoied with some people that stick there noses in where it doesn't belong! My Granddaughter is scared of peoples mask and 1 or the residents wore a scary pumpkin face that she was scared off. Well one lady thought she would cure her by taking the mask and tough her. Well it backfired! Hayden screamed bloody murder and tried not to cry now remember she is only 6 yrs old. I couldn't react fast enough to stop her and wanted to punch the lady in the face! What was she thinking? Took awhile to settle her down and the guy didn't wear the mask any more of the evening so she ended up having fun. I wonder about some people and what they did to their kids when they were small. I'm trying to put it into the past and most likely I won't come in contact with her so I won't open my mouth and cause a fight. Well enough on that everone have a good day and take care. Lucinda I see Kim is one of our new leaders to congrats!

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Nelsonville boil order still in effect thru Sunday probably. I stabbed holes in the water jug and filled up juice bottles. i needed to maintain sanity and hydration somehow. (update about an hour later .. boil order cancelled.. WOOOHOOOOO!!!)

so i weighed myself :-( i'm back up a few lbs. several reasons i'm sure. i'm debating about whether to continue my positive motion trend of just marking the losses when they happen... and not so much worrying about the gains unless it gets out of control

COURTNEY _ so glad your daughter loved the phone! and wow mom was on board too - WOOHOOO - celebrate the victory!

MOMY - thanks for the encouragement :-) my counselor kept trying to push me into volunteering. but it kind of makes my stomach turn. feels weird to type "what are some hobbies" or some such into Google but i may have to turn to that. LOL. ... the party sounds fun and interesting. ... "who ya gonna call..."


well ... i think i'm hungry .. maybe i'll see how cold it is outside by checking the mail .. the rain stopped. update: it was chilly but not too bad [yet]

i wanted to let everyone know on Wed i got a SparkMail from JUST2MUCH2. She indicated she was going to leave the group for various reasons. I haven't checked if she has yet or not.

i was able to brush my teeth just now since the boil order lifted. ahhhhh. did dishes too. LOL. and now I'm going to color my hair and think about going out tonight.

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Kimberly, I hope that you can find a way to tap into something that will bring you joy – an old hobby or maybe something new. I know it can be hard to get out there and explore that avenue of life in the midst of finding balance and trying to keep treading water with bipolar though. I have been dealing with that and sometimes it feels easier than other times but I think it is important to stay open to the idea at least. One never knows what will present itself and pique our interest deeply and open up an entire new way of viewing ourselves and the world around us.

Courtney – that is so great that your gift of a phone and plan was so well received. She will think of you frequently as she uses it, I am sure and it will bring a smile to her face
Ruthie and Courtney – I feel the same way about people at least making their voices heard with voting. I am not sure how much of a difference it makes with the Electoral College but just in case – let your voice be known so whatever happens and unfolds we can know that we didn’t enter into the future without fighting for the best one for ourselves and our children etc. I am also worried about the types of changes we would see if Romney was elected and gods forbid had a Republican congress. Scary thought!

A cold front has moved in and it has been rainy and I have been tired, but trying to stay moving along. I went to a party last night and met some new friends. I wasn’t sure if I would go because it was late and with the weather, etc. but I took a brief late afternoon nap and got up and dolled myself up and ended up being so glad to have gone. One of the women shared some tribal belly dance with the rest of the group and she was very talented. The woman who hosted also runs a canine rescue and we all got to hold 16 day old puppies! (Be still my beating heart!) Another young woman who attended brought some deliciously decorated cupcakes and I brought some home to share with my husband. (Deep dark chocolate highlighted with an orange infused icing. I think they may have been vegan too). I ate a healthy dinner beforehand so I was able to go and not be tempted to have anything beyond a small sample and it was just a lot of fun.

We have family visiting from out of town this weekend and I took the kids to the library this morning. There were older kids dressed as ghosts and a librarian dressed as a ghost buster chasing them around. It was quite a sight.


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goals straightend out! Ready to go...

Ruthie u are SO right! I know I'll be out there voting..Too many important issues out there this time around. I don't like to talk politics but this year it's warranted, I think. I'm for Obama all the way. I am so afraid of Romney getting in. He was the gov. in Mass. and he screwed us up royally. I can just imagine him as pres. Not a pretty pic. And u are so right too...all of us on SSI, SSDI, Medicare...we gotta get out there..we're the first ones he's going after. Strength in numbers..

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Hey guys - just got up around 10 .... Slept over 12 hours! Feel pretty good right now. Need to go for my walk but I think I am going to vote first. We'll see cause the dog is begging like crazy to go now!

We have early voting here in FL. If you have it in your state be sure to get out there and vote! It is so important this year. The future of Medicare and SSDI and SS is on the line. Vote your conscience, but be sure to VOTE! It is a difficult decision for the presidential seat, wish there were better candidates on the ballot, but we have to make do with what we have.......... Sad to say. But it is so important to us to have the Medicare, SSDI and social services not cut. What would we do with no where for financial assistance? It could be life threatening for most of us out there.

Well, enough preaching. Take care everyone! Ruthie

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hey all~

I took yesterday off from posting cuz I didnt feel good. I'm feeling much better today and gonna get back on track. I posted some new goals for us but they aren't check mark goals like I wanted we have to enter numbers. Sorry guys, if I can figure out how to edit them, I will. So, for now, just bear with me.

Kim--sorry you ate that fast food. I know it is so unhealthy. You've lost so much weight I can see why you don't wanna back track. Gettin ready for the storm?

ISee--It's nice to see u posting around the threads! It's great getting to know you!

Larissa--I'll be calling you this afternon so consider this a quick emoticon

Lucinda--How are u doing? Hope all is well...I'm sure I'll be hearing from u later..

Ruthie--How goes it?

I think that about covers it...

To any other new members---Hello and how are you?

Just a note to everybody-If u have any ideas for topics or any other changes..just let me know...

I'll be posting later most likely unless I find something exciting to do..

My daughter got the phone I gave her for her birthday and she loved it! Even mom was happy that she got on a plan. Surprised all around! I was SO pleased though. My bill should only go up by about 20dollars a month so that's good. Her pleasure is well worth it. Now on to Xmas...

Hope u all have a great day!

Courtney

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Been up since 5a .. Very reluctantly ... I would rather be sleeping... But once I had to fight with the water jug valve for 10 min to fill my water bottle I was awake. Just had to fight w it again. The person that invented it best never come near me. I will choke em.

So it is daylight now... Raining. Do I stay up after I eat my lean pocket or do I try to nap? I don't think I have anything to do today. Might go to the bar to see some friends tonight but told them no promises.

The athens messenger newspaper lady was delivering the paper when I was retrieving the Columbus dispatch paper from the yard... Did I mention it is raining? Anyways she asked how I was doing or something... And I said I'm tired been up since 5. And she said something about she gets up at 5 everyday.. Blah blah.. I wasn't really paying attention. And I'm thinking about it now.. Like well she is choosing to get up to deliver papers and make money. I'm up bc my stupid head doesn't shut up + insomnia + no sleep meds + stupid water jug + stupid boil order ... I'd still be in bed asleep if it weren't for all that. LOL. Now I'm just making this as an observation to myself. I am in no way saying ppl shouldn't grumble about their jobs.

Oh, my original reason for this post... I was trying to browse for other teams to join... And I'm like uh what are my interests? I have no idea anymore. I am lost in a sea of doctor appointments. I'd suck on a first date/conversation these days... What do you like to do... Hum well... I have no idea! And things I vaguely remember I used to like I have trouble doing these days.. Like bowling or movies or books or programming (not that this topic is lively entertainment, lol). Ladies in my DBT group tell me I'm quirky and insightful and comedic (they think I should be a stand up comic) and creative and fun.. And I'm thinking who are you talking about? I feel so boring and mundane. I know they say don't let you're struggle become your identity but I am losing that battle, probably already lost it.

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I ate a bunch of plates at the party, but I managed to be low on my calories because I had a small breakfast and dinner. I still have room for ice cream if I want some later.

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i forget what i posted where ... i got a couple 2.5 gal water jugs at the store that i can't figure out easy way to dispense .. it says pull valve .. what valve!?!? ugh .. i started drinking beer. LOL.

mom and i are super close but i can tell she needs an outlet for all her frustrations but i don't want to be that outlet

Caribbean food sounds awesome right now ... i say make a note on tracker that indicates big potluck meal .. and don't sweat the small stuff

that's cool of Geo to show solidarity .. but you donating your hair to a great cause and i'm sure your friend understands .. i hope they do ... donating is more valuable than shaving it all into the trash ... ask her what other ways you can show support

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Kim, can you get to the store to get bottled water? I always have a couple of gallons on hand in case we get a boil order. Sorry about your mom arguing all the time... my mom and I used to do that when we lived together. We have become closer now that we don't live together.

Carol, have fun! Let us know how it goes!

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Today was cultural day at work. The whole clinic closed down for a big party. People brought foods from their countries to share. Lots of Caribbean food. I tried to stay good, but I don't know how to track it all on the tracker, since I just know I was eating, for example, pork. They didn't say what part of the pig it was, just that it was pork. I had a decent time. I'm still not feeling 100%- I'm maybe back into the 80% range. I don't know why it's taking me so long to recover. My mood has recovered, but not my sleeping. I don't know... I'm probably going to be going to bed in the next hour (by 10pm) and then sleep until I'm ready to get up tomorrow (whenever that is).

A mutual friend of Geo and I has breast cancer and was losing her hair, so she shaved her head. I can hear Geo's razor going.. he's shaving his head to stand by her. He's so sweet! I don't want to because I donate my hair, and it would set me back a year. It's not long enough to donate now, so it would be a waste of hair. Well, it would be nice to stand beside her, but I just don't want to do it. Is that selfish? I don't know.

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Kimberly,

Sounds like you have a lot going on. I don't like when our water heater goes on the blink. It does so at least twice a year. It's like my bladder all of a sudden is fuller than normal when the water goes out.

Some days - and today is one of them - I can't stand to hear people talking. My mom was talking out loud about some of everything today. Not necessarily to me - out loud to herself. It was driving me bats today. Could be very well a symptom, but I am so happy for silence now (she's gone to town).

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thanks isee

i ate half of one and the small fry .. then gave her the other burger ... told her she got double cheeseburgers instead of double stackers .. of course she claims that is what she ordered .. and to also it isn't necessary to get me anything .. i don't want any more fast food. and she said well i didn't want to walk in with some for me and none for you.. and i'm like i'm giving you permission to do exactly that.

i already feel kind of ill from the parts i did eat .. and stupid boil order .. i can't get any water. i suppose i could shower and get dressed and after lady brings over printer for me to buy go to the store and buy water before the storm hits and football game and block party fanatics clean off the shelves ... hrm. .. maybe i can forego shower in order to go to store first and hurry to get back before printer sale .. yep .. and then i can avoid mom's convo with dad about cars ...

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Another anxious day today, but I am going to try to work for an hour today. I totally forgot that my period is coming soon, so that on top of doing something for my uncle. I forgot about my reading for the online class I was taking too - I got that end last night so I can take the test and print out the new lesson today.

Nutty that so little overwhelms me, but like I said in a post, seems like all that working long hours from my last job has affected me in some way. Ugh.

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Kimberly,

I'm sorry your mom is giving you a hard time. That can be so irritating to repeat stuff over and over and not be heard.

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ugh - disoriented

and now mom is home & arguing about the car.. that it's still not fixed. she didn't drive it for the mechanic .. or even go with him ... it doesn't happen all the time but usually does when she drives ... argh!

also.. she brought home burger king fries and double stackers ... now i appreciate the gesture of bringing food .. but G#(*)$)(#*$()#N i am sick of explaining that i do not like fast food anymore .. i do not want a million calorie french fry order and 2 burgers ... if i can even eat them anyways. i've given every reason under the sun that i can think of for not wanting this stuff anymore. i don't like the grease. it isn't healthy. it doesn't taste good. it's gross. my teeth hurt and i can't chew. it upsets my stomach. etc etc ... what the heck do i need to say or do!?!? and i imagine if i didn't eat it she'd get all upset and pis-y about it. i really kind of want to be like just stop buying me fast food. period. get whatever you want. i don't want or need it! i will go to the store and fix something. i really hate repeating myself but it seems every 2 days she forgets and pushes some food on me that i don't want. i am hating myself right now as i eat these fries. and i'm not paying attention .. i've already bit down too hard 2-3 times and triggered pain. i think i just ate a week's worth of salt and grease.

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ruthie congratulaations on the clean bill of health! Do you think it was your meds that made everything high?

Larissa the side affects are hard to deal with, glad sleeping helps. It's good that you went for your walk. Hurricanes sound very scary to go though! Good for you donating you hair to Locks of Love some girl or woman will appreciate it!

SMCARRAHER I was looking at swim suits at Walmart and found the one I should have bought right then but when I went back it was gone! Good luck with fitting into your 2 pc next summer. If the quote works for you then use it!

CarolAnn I envy you all the beautiful places to go and activities you can enjoy. Sounds like you have a yummy menu planned and sounds like allot of fun! Contrats on the streak you have going it's quite impressive hope you can keep it up. The news about that man is scary just don't be alone with him. If the group is uncomfortable with him there can't they ask him to leave?

Courtney glad you checked in! Reconnecting with old friens is nice glad you had a great time together.

Momy Good luck with the DBT group and hope it helps. I think Kim is going to one and Just2 use to go and teach one so if you have questions ask away.

Kim bet you are glad inspection is over! I always dread them and hold my breath till they are done. Sleep is go to repair the body so sleep away.

Last night a sweet little voice says "may I please come over till 10:00pm" and I couldn't say no when she started to cry. I ended up leting her spend the night because I can't see good at night to drive. I woke up with her in my single bed with me. Tight fit! LOL! Tonight is the building Halloween party and I'll get her and take her just to the party. She should have fun. Now if I don't go and get ready I will be very late for my appointment with my Therapist not a good idea never enough time as it is. So take care and have a great day! Lucinda

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whew carol - lots going on - you have fun on that camping trip!!

so i was gonna try on my shoes and workout gear and try a walk while the weather is nice ... now here's an excuse for ya ... a water pipe busted at the town's water plant and we are on a boil order. which means i can't fill my water bottle b/c i'm sure as heck not gonna boil water in my tiny pot i cook pasta in and then refrigerate it ..

i had filled my regular water bottle about 10-15 min before the announcements of the boil order rolled out .. i'm kinda nervous to drink it tho.

the radio is playing some AWESOME upbeat songs for retro radio request hour .. i really want to get up and dance but see aforementioned lack of water for hydration

mom about started an argument as she was leaving to take the car to the repair shop. i'm kinda like why do some ppl have to start an argument every time they speak! although i'm probably more annoyed at myself for falling for it

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OH that is scary! I don't believe in coincidences - so obviously the Universe is trying to help you work out something with the extreme unease you feel about what he did and then running into him. Maybe a warning to be vigilant or cautious. ((hugs)) I don't believe that people like that can be rehabilitated. There is no sympathy (from me) towards anyone who would violate a child.

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Sticking my head in the wee hours this morning. I'm 95% packed and loaded for camping and can't wait!!!

There's much more to the child porn/felon story but have no time to go into it now. No I have no plans to start protest marches or wave flags, LoL....it took a trip through CostCo strolling the isles browsing to calm me down...no purchases except the 5 items on the list for camping....and as I was leaving who did I run into? OMyGee! I had massive anxiety attack and could barely breathe.

Anyway, enough about that....did I tell you I was excited to get out the door and hit the road? I will be scarce around here, so you all have fun and catch ya either Sunday night or Monday. Have a great weekend!



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wow larissa - major props to you for over a mile walk in the rain... more than light rain from the sounds of it... emoticon

and very cool props on the locks of love .. i wish i'd known about that program a number of times in my younger life when i had 12+ inches whacked off at a time. my hair grows so fast .. i don't let it get to a ponytail stage these days tho.. can't stand it

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Yes mother (aka Courtney) I went for my walk today. And washed behind my ears (LOL!) It was raining pretty hard for some of the walk, and my umbrella was almost useless in the wind. I only went for a 1.2 mile walk because of the rain and everything. We are getting some of the bands from Hurricane Sandy.

We went to the post office today and I *finally* mailed out my hair donations to Locks of Love. The hair has been sitting on my desk, neatly braided and clean in a baggie. Geo was't too keen seeing my hair on my desk, but it's my desk lol. It's not like it was going anywhere. Well, now it's on it's way to becoming a wig for a poor bald girl. I know my hair is appreciated. I'm about halfway grown out to my next cut. I get 12 inches cut from my hair every couple of years. I might grow it longer this year so I don't go all the way to my chin, but we will see.

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i've been in bed quite a bit today. the landlady and maint dude inspected around 9a i think. i got up shortly thereafter and paid the cell bill and checked email. but then i went back to bed. just got up a little bit ago. i wish i could say i slept but brain too darn active with crazy Inception-like dreams that don't really offer much rest... more like me analyzing from a distance like woah where the heck did that come from!?


LOL Carol - i totally get the wheel spin. i was on quite a streak - for the longest time it was the only interaction i did with the site. then one day a couple months back i had to go help my dad with moving the pickup truck my nephew illegally parked and i didn't make it on the computer that day. argh!!

and i hope someone takes extra tp on your trip ... that is a LOT of very HOT food stuffs. sounds yummy tho.

YAY Ruthie - awesome news today at the docs!

Larissa - you be safe.

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EEK! i wish i had better advice to give.... arm yourself with information. call the police and ask. he has to register no matter where he lives. and he has rules and restrictions he has to follow. before blasting notices or fliers or anything (not that you were going to.. but just saying) make sure it's allowed .. that you or whoever don't get in trouble trying to get the word out to the community.

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Hi Everybody,

Just taking some time to catch up on posts from the past few days - y'all have been chatty! I like it! emoticon

I met with my psychiatrist this week and we discussed medication and for now we are going to just table the meds (several good reasons), and he referred me to a local DBT group. I am waiting for them to call and set that up. I am not sure what to expect as far as the quality of what is available locally but I have some good criteria to measure it against and so we will see what happens. I am hoping that it doesn't take too much time from my week because I stay pretty busy with everything I have going on but I am willing to give it a shot and take the good I am able to from the experience.



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I am shaking, nauseous and my heart is pounding out of my chest right now.

There's a group of people I socialize with and we go on hikes, walks, have a beach day, do tours and the monthly full moon bonfire (no, not the peeps I'm going camping with). This one guy who I immediately got really bad vibes from when I first started hanging out with the group 2+ years ago. He said he was a retired sheriff deputy (prison guard at Folsom) but my instinct was that there was something bad about this guy and was very uncomfortable around him.

It was confirmed via the sex offender website that he went to jail for having 5000+ images of child porn & selling them as well as selling pics of himself having sex with a minor child. Several people within in the group have confronted him and he as admitted to his crimes.

Five years in jail for his offenses. He was released and immediately moved here. I am just sickened about this.

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Hi all~~

Another Yay! to Ruthie for clean bill of health! that's emoticon Keep up the great work!

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Good luck with the apt. inspection, Kim.

Lucinda--Hope all is well with you...

Rissa--How are u feeling now? Did u end up going out for a walk?

Sara--I'm glad we can motivate u to get back into your VS bikini...Lol. emoticon How's your nutrition been today?

Hope everyone has a great night and I'll be back on in the morning. I started two new topics if u want to check them out.

I didn't do too much today. I met up with an old friend today and we went to lunch which was nice. We made plans to talk tomorrow. We live close to each other just haven't seen in each other for about 2 years. Not even really sure why...she didn't know either..Lol. Funny how things happen. emoticon

Got my haircut. Getting a highlight next month. Getting ready to make supper so I'll talk to u all tomorrow! Have a great night!

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Good Morning!

Larissa, we are going way out west out to Polihale. January 2011 cell service was finally established mostly due to safety. People would get vehicles stuck in the sand (mostly tourists not in 4WD) and be left out there for days - no food or water. Tow trucks were charging as much as $350 to go out there and get people mostly because the folks were desperate enough to pay any price to get out.
We will have three 4WD vehicles but only 2 will be on the beach at any given time...one will stay back for rescue if necessary, tow ropes, chains, jumper cables etc in hand. Wilderness I tell ya!

I was just FB messaging with one of the gal's and she's making chili pepper water and other hot stuff...so between the roasted salsa verde, salsa rojo, creamy buffalo sauce, sriracha sauce and her stuff, looks like there's gonna be a lot of okoles on fire. I have visions of people scooting their butts across the sand like dogs do! OMyGee, that's awful!

Hope I can at least get enough juice to pull SP up on the phone and spin the wheel - I'm 8 days shy of a one year spinning streak, LoL and that's important!

Okay, gotta go marinate chicken & flap steak for grilling tonight and get to cooking bacon (4 pounds).
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Okay the talk about swimsuits really got me motivated. Last summer (2011) I had to cave and buy a one piece. it was darn cute but i have this super super cute bikini from VS that i am dying to get back into. thats one of my goals- wear that suit to the pool next summer. but i better get a little more serious about this weight loss if that's going to happen. Courtney- thank you for the offer of accountability, i really need it! tracked food/fitness today so i am starting strong! =)


Larissa, what time do you have to work in the am?? I wanted to apply for a full time job but my hubby said i wasn't ready...and i was nervous about what time i'd have to be there. if i get my butt out of bed before 9 am it's a miracle (go to sleep by 930 10..so i sleep a lot too) i am on sleep meds (low low dose of old school thorazine) but i swear it's my geodon that makes me so groggy. do you think you are slipping into depression or is it a med? I really struggle with this too so i feel ya girl!

i liked the quote...can't remember who posted that but i really like this one..maybe not the most appropriate for a healthy outlook but "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels" actually that's probably not at all the best but it works for me!

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