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    Feeling Fit Friends, Vol. 2

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    Bonnie G #2
    Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:05 am Groupie
    Oh Jac, my heart goes out to you. I can just feel the pain you must be in. When I had that frozen shoulder a few years ago - it even got to where I couldn't lift my arm to do my hair. I'm left handed and it was my left arm, DH had to help me dress, and even cut my meat. My hope is that PT can help you as it did me and you'll be back on the mend. Take care my friend, and let people help you out as they can.

    How nice it must be to have your sisters all so close. Mine all live in Las Vegas, so I don't get to see them as much as I'd like, specially when we are out of the country so much. But I do try to see them as often as I can.
    Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:34 pm Groupie
    Jacqueline, I'm glad that it won't be that long before you can go back to your doctor about your shoulder. I know that 10 days may seem an eternity but it could be longer.

    By the way, I was a youth group leader at a church in CA. These teens worked so hard. They had bake sales and car washes at least once a month. The church gave us around $300 a month for there activities. We had 2 leaders who could write checks and I was supposed to balance the checkbook. It was sad because one of the leaders stole over $1,500 of the youth money. wouldn't bring the checkbook and was threatening me for several months. "If you want to stay alive, don't tell anyone anything." It was finally found out and he was required to quit. I quit voluntarily because I felt I could have told someone no matter how scared I was. He eventually had to repay all money and wasn't alllowed to volunteer any more.

    tasb, how was your son's test and doctor's appointment?

    Bonnie G, how was your flight home?

    I went to get a haircut and waxing today. I love the way my haircut looks. It has been a fairly hard day today and I don't know why except I hurt more than usual.

    By the way, my doctor and I get along well, The only time we didn't agree on something was when she tried to pull me off a tranquilizer around 9-8-01. That was the wrong time to do it because of 9-11. I was tokl not to watch news by myself.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:43 pm Groupie
    Can't wait to hear from tasb, been praying off and on all day long for she and her son.

    Bonnie, I guess it would be nice to live that close if one wasn't "crazy." I love my sisters but this one has been a problem for a long time now and we know she has some problems but until she is willing to get help all we can do is pray for her.

    Laury, I have always gotten along well with all my doctors, even the one that over prescribed, you had to wait hours to see him, an although he is worth the wait, I just didn't have time to do it. He was my mother's doctor when she died and I will never forget how he hugged me and told me maybe he went to fast in doing what he did and of course I did not think so, and told him that.

    Today I went to the grocery and had several heavy items, couldn't figure out how I was going to get them in the house, plus I had some things that I had bought in the last few weeks that were still setting on my back porch. I decided to call the little fellow that worked for me some this summer and he came up and carried everything in and put it all in the places I wanted it. I am sure he needed some extra money with Christmas coming, and it was a big help to me. I also stopped by and ordered me two new tires, so next week I will be getting new tires and my car serviced. That was more than I would have liked to have spent this time of year, but I have put it off way too long.

    Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:05 am Groupie
    tasb, what's going on? I have been praying for you and your family.

    Jacqueline, I don't believe that my doctor is over medicating me. We keep discussing what I should take and the reason behind it. Many of the medications are caused by a cardiac problem that I will have permanently. The others are for medical conditions I continue to have, We are not increasing my medicines at all, She does have me take numerous vitamins but all for specific reasons.

    I think you did the right thing in hiring help when you needed it. We use to pay to have our apartment cleaned either once a month or once every 2 weeks. Now that Tom isn't working he does it but if he is having health problems, we will pay again.

    Bonnie G, are you home, yet?
    Jacqueline in KY
    Sat Dec 01, 2012 3:44 pm Groupie
    Laury, I hope you didn't take it that I thought you were being over medicated because I didn't. I once had a doctor that over medicated everyone and sad thing is he still does, but he is a wonderful doctor if he would just not prescribe so many narcotics and if you didn't have to wait hours to see him. He has gotten smarter in his older age, now he doesn't start scheduling patients until in the afternoon. He still doesn't make it to his office until around 5 PM though. He farms and he does his farming before he goes to the office, when my mother was in the hospital he'd make rounds at 1 and 2 AM.

    Still praying for tasb and her family and praying Bonnie makes it home safe.
    Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:48 am Groupie
    Hey everyone, been very tired so I have only checked in using my phone. I had a very busy day yesterday. Up kinda early to get my son off to his blood test, we were out of the house by 7:30. We got there tried putting a quarter into the parking meter and it didn't work, probably a new lighter coin, so to be safe I put an older coin in the other meter and it accepted it, so I backed up. The lab was already full when we got there, we had to sit in the hallway. Got a call cancelling our afternoon appointment with the counselor. I went out an plopped more money into the meter because I thought the lab test was a 2 hour one. Well it wasn't, wasted $1.50 on that meter. Took DS out for breakfast, uptown because I didn't want to find parking again downtown. After breaky we got him a warmer sweater, then dropped him off for school. Then I called around found out my sister was still in the hospital, so I went there for 2 hours. That is the amount of parking I paid for so I left in a hurry. As I was saying good-bye my cell was ringing but missed it, and with time running out I waited until I was out of the parking lot to check for messages, turns out they use the honor system now at the hospital, I didn't need my ticket to scan on the way out so I wouldn't have had to pay for extra time. icon_mad.gif Well the call was from son's school asking me to fax in my son's papers, to a different counselor then we were supposed to see, since I was only a few minutes away I decided to drive there instead. A once around the block there, I just ended up parking in the employee's lot. Walked in and asked for the counselor. Ended up waiting and then talking to the counselor for 1 1/2 hours. By the time I got out of there I was starving, as it was 2:30. A quick lunch then off shopping, I picked up a couple small gifts and stocking stuffers for the kids, then off food shopping. By the time I hit the highway it was dark, and I was tired. I didn't get home until after 5:30.

    Today was back to town again. Mainly visiting stores, and got mine, my son's and my oldest dd's hair cuts done. I feel better. Mine was half way down my back, now it just past shoulder length.

    I don't know about my son's test yet, I will call in on Monday and see if I could get the results, if not then I will see if they can be sent to the Nurse Practitioner, where I can make an appointment, or we will go get the results next weekend. I made an appointment for him to see the Psychologist, it isn't until Jan 7.

    I feel so much better after seeing my sister too. I didn't go visit before because the amount of kids that were sick in the school made me too worried about passing germs off to her. Her hair is starting to fall out icon_cry.gif , her taste buds are changing, she can't eat very many foods now. She said her favorite gummy bears tasted like rotten fruit. They got the infection under control, she is still on an anti-biotic, and the dr cleared her to go home when I was there. She just had to wait for the Wound Care Nurse to come "FoodSaver" her icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif She had to get a vacuum dressing on her this time. She called me about 5 today and she was finally out of the hospital, going shopping and heading home. That is until Thursday when she comes back for Chemo on Friday.
    Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:49 am Groupie
    tasb, I do understand how stress can make you very tired. I'm glad that you got your son the fasting diabetes test . It's great that you were able to talk to a counselor.
    I got my haircut on Friday. I look so much different to everyone even myself. It's fantastic that you had time by yourself to see your sister. They often don't let children under 15 or16 in to see a patient.

    I am going back to bed for a while. I simply am having too many body problems to handle today. Returning to bed is something I almost never do.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:09 pm Groupie
    Good to hear from you Tasb, now to hear that Bonnie made it home safe.

    Laury, hope you get to feeling better, It is much later in the day than when you posted but I am thinking of laying down for a while and I never do that. My shoulder just hurts so bad I am starting to get a tad blue from it.

    Praying for all,

    Sun Dec 02, 2012 3:28 pm Groupie
    Laury, hope you feel better soon, get lots of rest.

    Jac, hoping the best for you too. I would hate to be in that kind of pain. Get lots of rest while you can.

    Me, my being tired comes from the fact I don't sleep much at night. I have only been averaging 5 hours. Thursday night was the worst night. I have had a borderline migraine headache for 2 days so I gave in and tried some prescription painkillers that I had leftover from my gallbladder surgery. The exact ones I quit taking because they left me feeling twitchy. They got rid of my headache and they made me sleepy at first, but after 2 hours I started having nightmares and strange dreams/thoughts that kept waking me. I was able to get the headache under control Friday, Saturday I had it for a bit, today I can feel it trying to come back. I have been lying down for naps as I can get them, the past 2 weeks, but also wonder if that is contributing to my sleepless nights. I am almost at the point of grabbing some kind of sleep-aid, lucky I am too far away from any store I could buy it at.
    Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:27 am Groupie
    Jac, I hope you got lots of sleep yesterday, I went to bed with my Kindle and read a lot. Today my body is asking for another nap but I am pretending I don't hear it.

    tasb, I hope that you got more sleep last night and that you stop feeling the beginnings of a migrane. Don't you hate it when your dreams are not pleasant. I know that I do.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:18 pm Groupie
    It is Christmas time and I am not suppose to complain, but my arm is keeping me from doing so much stuff that I really would like to do. I don't even have my village up, nor my tree for the house. I won't be doing any holiday cooking because I just can't use my right arm that much and it will no longer raise up past my shoulder.

    tasb, I feel for you for not sleeping, I did this for years before they discovered I had fibromyalgia. I would sleep two hours at a time and I never felt rested. Hoping you are able to get some sleep that is beneficial. If I worked and cooked like you do I think I'd probably fall over asleep in the kitchen.

    Laury, glad you enjoyed your Kindle yesterday, I never did fall asleep but I did rest with the heating pad on my shoulder for an hour or so.

    Bonnie you home yet? I miss hearing from you.

    Well, I participated in two swaps this Christmas and did finally manage to get my pictures posted.

    Hope everyone has a nice evening.
    Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:21 am Groupie
    Bonnie G, I miss hearing from you, also!!

    tasb, I do have to take sleep medication every night in order to get a deeper sleep. In fact, I have fallen asleep several times before I took the medicine and Tom had to wake me to have me take it. In fact each night I take 2 sleeping pills each night. The normal daily one with either a stronger sleep medicine or a milder sleeping pill. If my body would stop hurting the doctor and I would have me cancel them. In 17 years, though, it has never stopped hurting enough that I can.

    Jac, I wish your arm would stop hurting you so you could do all that you want to for the Christmas season. Is there anyway either of your sisters could help you do it or could you just cope with not having things as perfect as you wish they were?

    For myself, I have finished exercising for the week. Today I am alone and I am thrilled because I can do what I need to.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:16 pm Groupie
    Laury, Decorating isn't that important, it is just something I would like to do. I have decided that I am going to put out my big pieces and not fool with all the little boxes this year. So mainly I will have about 6-8 nativity scenes in various places though out my home. I also have my candles in my windows and a tree, that my sister did put up for me, on my front porch. It won't be decorated, it is just for show for those that pass by. As far as I am concerned it can stay there all year long, just won't turn the lights on it. "but it won't stay there all year long"

    I have not done any big decorating since before my father died. LOL, I use to say when he was gone, I was going to decorate the entire house, well, it is easy to forget that we are all getting older and can't do what we once did. I don't think I'd have a problem getting the decorations out, well a little, but I could be slow about it, but I am worried that if I end up having surgery on my shoulder, how would I ever get them put up. That's why only the big things are coming out. I don't mean giant I just mean in one box and not 100's of smaller boxes. So far I have my Jim Shore Santa kneeling by Baby Jesus, my Jim Shore, nesting nativity and a small egg nativity that came from Puer. I have another that NurseJaney sent me, I sure wish she was on Zaar now, can't get in touch with her any more, and I miss her. I have several others, but who knows how many will actually come out of the closet.

    Tasb and Bonnie hope you are OK and Laury congratulations on finishing up your exercise so early in the week.
    Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:30 pm Groupie
    Jac, I'm glad that you were able to get some things up so it is a least a little Christmasy. Truthfully, if it was just me none would be up. I do know that if something happened to Tom I would have to go to a nursing home. It's a little scary but I have had time to accept it.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:39 pm Groupie
    Laury, I know the reality of life is, if something happened to me I'd also have to go to a nursing home. I don't worry about it, because it is what it is and I wouldn't want anyone to give up their life for me like I did for my parents. I don't regret it, glad I did it, wouldn't have had it any other way, except I'd liked to have help from my sisters. I just don't want anyone doing that for me though.
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