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Doctor appointments... purging the books

Thursday, April 26, 2018

I had a doctor’s appointment yesterday to get a cortisone shot in my shoulder for my bursitis. My right arm had once again become pretty much useless, which made all the rearranging and cleaning I have been doing for the last 3 days much more “interesting”! (I enlisted assistance from other people when it came to moving the largest bookshelves, and awkward pieces, like the kitchen table.) My range of motion in the right arm improved drastically within about 15 minutes of getting the injection, though there is still pain.., but I CAN move it, which is a vast improvement! And today I see the neurologist... more injections. Good thing I am not afraid of needles! My migraines haven’t been too bad lately. I have had a couple develop, and a couple that felt like they wanted to become migraines but didn’t develop (phew)... again, an improvement from where I was a couple years ago. I was scheduled to see the rheumatologist this past Tuesday, but they called and rescheduled to mid May. I don’t mind. It works better that way. And the purging I mentioned in the title of my blog? As I have been removing books from the bookshelves so we could move them (and then refilling them) I have been culling my book collection. There are books that I haven’t reread in over 5 years... so I doubt at this point that I am going to reread them... and I am bagging up all those books and setting them aside to donate to the used book store in Dunkirk that helps support the Literacy Volunteers. So far I have over 20 grocery bags of books set aside. (I am not overfilling the bags though, because I don’t want the bags to rip, and I want them to be fairly easy to carry.) Funny thing is, even with all those books off the shelves I can’t quite find room for all of the books I want to keep! I think I need a new bookshelf. lol ( I think my dad would have a conniption). Hmmm... time to get creative? As it is I still have three “mounds” of books to shelve and nowhere to put them... I will have to ponder...
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  • FLORIDASUN
    Oh boy..this would be a toughie for me! I truly have a book addiction! I have many, many non-fiction books that I refer to all the time. It's kind of silly since you can find ANYTHING on the internet but I just keep thinking of that movie that Denzel Washington was in where all of the books of the world disappeared...it haunted me...that movie...forever! Can't think of the name of it right now.

    I have tons of craft books, jewelry making books, zillions of 'afterlife' books that I studied after we lost our Josh. I have a huge collection of cookbooks, diet books, and then the current books that I can't seem to pass by when they are on sale with a coupon at my local Barnes N Noble store.

    Josh was an avid reader also...we'd go to Barnes N Noble for literally HOURS and just enjoy our time there together SO much!

    Josh loved scary books, he taught himself so many things on the computer with books. Flash...some really hard graphics programs and C++. He was a marvel at self-taught stuff.

    His first book he wrote was when he was 4 years old about his cat Mr. Peepers. He self-illustrated it too. I entered it in a Young Author's Conference in Ft. Myers through one of their community colleges...he won a little prize and was SO proud of himself..of course, I and his dad were popping our buttons proud too.


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  • CHERIRIDDELL
    I have a hard time purging books I have a relationship with my books.Some are old friends ! I have been working on purging other things though!
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  • _CYNDY55_
    emoticon emoticon .....me too, need to purge.
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  • JAZZEJR
    Maybe time to purge some books?
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  • DESERTDREAMERS
    We used to have some VA patients with numerous specialists visits. They’d joke rhey needed to rent a hospital room instead of where they did live. Hope your tests and treatments come out OK
    82 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    good luck w/the books!
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  • BONNIEMARGAY
    Ah, I have basically not purchased any books for a decade. It makes it simple to contain them when you do not buy any more, or force yourself to donate at least as many as you buy every time. Whew!
    82 days ago
  • BONNIEMARGAY
    I have been focused on getting rid of my huge collection of books for a decade now, borrowing and trading whatever I need that I do not already have. Good work! Hard work. You can get rid of even more!
    82 days ago
  • ROCKYCPA
    Hope the shot helped, so now you will have more movement in your arm.
    82 days ago
  • SUSANM18
    I got rid of anything considered a "classic." Classics are always reprinted and can easily be checked out from the library. Things I thought would be harder to find or would go out of print, I kept, for now.

    It's a big task to purge and re-organize, but you will feel great once it is done. Susan

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  • MBPP50
    Glad the shot helped. Hope you find a home for your books. emoticon
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  • KSNANA2
    When I was working I would buy books to read later after I retired. I am reading them now and then donating them if I don't think I will want to read again. I donate to our local Friends of the Library as I just love our library and have been enjoying it since I was a child so many years ago. Books can take us away from our problems and give us inspiration when we need it.

    Good luck with your cleaning and I hope you get the health issues figured out how to handle.
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  • VIBRANT4LIFE
    I find I need to purge my bookshelves several times a year, they seem to acquire more than just books.
    One solution I have found for storing more paperbacks is to put a half shelf along the back of the bookcase about " above the main shelf. Paperbacks will fit on the half shelf and more can go in front on the original shelf. It also makes a storage space behind the lower row of books. I'll put a photo on my page to illustrate.

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  • NILLAPEPSI
    Hope you're feeling great today!! Good luck! I totally understand about the books. I am a bookworm myself.

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  • LVMS61516
    Good luck with the books!
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    Thanks for sharing
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