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    Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:33 am Groupie
    tasb, I hope that your son doesn't have diabetes. I have it now but eating sensibly, exercising some and medication keep it under control.
    I do have a kind of funny story about the time my doctor wanted me to test my blood sugar 4 times a day. It turns out that I don't have enough co-ordination to test it. I called my doctor to discuss the problem. The receptionist told me "Well, if you can't do it 4 times a day, than 2 or 3 times a day will do." I asked her to just give the doctor my message knowing that the doctor would understand.
    Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:56 pm Groupie
    Laury, thankfully your dr would understand that message, and that you saved yourself the time an effort in trying to explain that you can't do it once let alone 4 times a day.

    I am sure hoping my son isn't a diabetic too. He is such a carb-junkie that this would throw him for a loop if he is. His lunches consist of a sandwich (lately just jam), chewy bar, a baked good, a juice box. He sometimes takes fruit. He got sick of eating lunch meat in his sandwiches, probably had mild food poisoning too, he doesn't use his lunch bag or freezer packs. At home he drinks lots of milk and juice. Breakfast is usually cold cereal with milk, after school snacks are usually toast with peanut butter and jam.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:40 pm Groupie
    Tasb, I am so sorry to hear about your sister, son and just all that is going on with you and your family. Now, I hope you learned your lesson that going out and getting drunk didn't help any of the problems go away. Wow, I sound like a mother. I have you and your family in my prayers and have had for some time.

    Laury, hope every thing is doing better with you. You know you stay in my prayers. Tom was very thoughtful to go on an give you your Christmas gift. You said something that alarms me though. Have you tried a chair other than a recliner? My friend and I both have back problems, but different doctors, and both his and mine told us that the worse kind of chair on a back is a recliner. I recently got my sister to quit sitting in her recliner and she, too, quit having back problems, like me she still uses it some and I use mine all the time but can't sit an hour without my back hurting from it.

    Bonnie, sounds like you had a tough time getting home, but once you got there things were wonderful. A new car!!!! I don't imagine I will ever have a new car again, but I really don't mind. Just as long as I have one I can trust to get me places, and I do. Plus my middle sister is going to buy a new vechile next year and I am going to give mine to the oldest sister, and take her's. I have no idea what the oldest will do with her old car, mother and dad gave it to her when they bought the car that I now drive. She may not even want my car though, if not I will sell it and give the money to my sister that is giving me her car.

    PT has still not helped my shoulder, so today I made an appointment with my orthopedic, he is going to give me another shot in it and then if that doesn't help I guess I am going to have to have surgery on it. I am having a very hard time even getting my clothes on for raising my arm just causes so much pain.

    Laury a new group sounds good to me. I wanted them to do a group for dieting to lose weight but could never get anyone on board with it. I almost feel like I am an expert at it, but not these special diets for different illnesses.

    I could not believe that it had been so long since I had been here. My, I have to try to do better.
    Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:12 am Groupie
    tasb, were you able to get a doctor's note for your son?

    Jacqueline, it's nice to see you here again. I appreciate how hard it must be to dress when you can't move your shoulder. I hope the shot helps so you don't need surgery,

    I have gone back to walking 30 minutes a day yesterday and today. It hasn't been that difficult. I asked my doctor if I could do more than 10 minutes at a time so I can possibly build up to 2 15 minute walks. She doesn't want me to but I can ask her again when I see her in January.
    My doctor and I don't discuss how furniture causes problems. I will mention it to Tom. He can consider it.

    Are you enjoying your vacation and new car, Bonnie?
    Bonnie G #2
    Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:06 am Groupie
    Morning friends, sounds like everyone has been busy, Jac - take care, that pain with your shoulder is awful and I know how helpless you feel. I had injections in mine and it only lasted for a few very short hours. But fortunatly PT did help me, hoping for the best for you.

    tasb - hope the kitty found it's way home, you've had enough problems lately. Any news on your son yet?

    Laury, do as your doc says and don't overdue.

    l'll be heading back to Trinidad on Dec. 1st, so just a short time left, all the company are already gone so now just time to tidy things up.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:25 pm Groupie
    Bonnie, I so wish you didn't have to head back already. I know you miss being home. I asked this before and if I got an answer I missed it. Do you all get to come home for Christmas?

    Laury, I don't normally discuss furniture with doctor's either but when they bring it up, I do. LOL, my mother's doctor told Dad he needed to let go of some money and put a heat pump with air filter and replace our electric furnance, for mother. Now, that is an expense, but he recommended it and dad did it. It also did help her.
    Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:17 am Groupie
    Jac, yes a lesson was learned, but at the time I was going into a "Poor Me" and that isn't the kind of person I am. I was becoming weak from stress. Hoping something helps your shoulder soon. I could never imagine not being able to lift my arm. I remember last year when my co-worker had a "frozen shoulder" and the pain she was in.

    Laury, good you are listening to the Dr. Yes I was able to get the note signed. We are heading in on Friday afternoon for his first appointment.

    Bonnie, enjoy your few days left before heading back. Hoping your trip back is un-eventful. How is your sister doing after her surgery?

    Me, well I am setting myself up for a extremely busy couple weeks. Our Christmas Concert is in 2 weeks, which means I will be baking and freezing lots at work as we will be serving snacks after the concert. Maybe I will bake myself out there and not want to do any at home and save myself the calories. icon_lol.gif It is going to be an afternoon concert, right after lunch, so I shouldn't need too many baked goods, unlike our night time concerts where everyone came hungry hoping for a meal. But then every year everyone starts packing the goodies out the door, two years ago someone took a tray full of goodies. I bet they passed them off as their own too icon_mad.gif . I have also been asked by a couple of the teachers to do baking sessions with the kids. Which I love to do, the kids are very well behaved in the kitchen, or am I just that mean that they listen. icon_lol.gif They know they will be kicked out of the kitchen if they goof around. I did it twice last year.

    I think that my kitten may never come home. There was a huge coyote spotted about a block away from our house that same night. I have also heard that there was a cougar spotted in this area too recently. We have lost cats to wild animals and stray dogs before, just this one was more special because I had delivered her. The risk of living in the country I guess.

    My son has appointments on Friday for his blood sugar test and the psychologist. He also said that he started talking to his main bully again. I think the information I had given him about this kid being from an un-stable home and that he sees my son is an easy target because the kid knows him as being a sensitive person, this has helped him empathize. The person I talked to from the psychology office said her biggest concern with him is his affiliation with a chat group. She doesn't feel he is at risk of harming himself or anyone else, but the group he belongs too is outside the norm for a child of his age and gender. It is a chat group about My Little Pony, way too strange for a 14 yr old boy to be chatting about.
    Bonnie G #2
    Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:22 am Groupie
    No we won't be returning home for Christmas, but we are flying our oldest DD over to spend Christmas with us in Trinidad so that will be fun.

    tasb - I don't know that a little pony site is so bad, lots of kids do mature slower, you said he's very sensitive too and LOTS of kids like ponies. It is good that he's getting his appt. done, sure hope the sugar test comes out good.

    I've not a lot of time to be writing as so much to get done preparing for our trip and packing - hope everyone has a wonderful holiday.
    Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:12 am Groupie
    Jac, I have been praying that your shoulder pain will go away. I hope they don't have to do surgery.

    tasb, I know there is a lot of stress going on in your life. I hope that baking and teaching the students will make you a little less stressed. I am sorry about your kitten. Hopefully, Friday, you will find out your son doesn't have diabetes.

    Bonnie G, I hope your return trip will be easier than your going trip.

    I am having a fairly good day today. Tom is gone again but today he went out to be with friends. He reminded me last night that our apartment is a "No Fault Zone" for me which is helping me relax. He knows that my body does it wants and isn't totally controlled by my brain. I think I hurt less when I don't have to worry about anything.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:31 pm Groupie
    tasb, I differ from Bonnie, I do think a 14 year old male is a little old for Little Pony and I always thought that was a girl's toy. Maybe I am wrong on that.

    Bonnie, like Laury I hope you have a safer and uneventful trip home. Just hurry and get back on line, I miss you.

    Laury, I am so happy you are feeling so much better. Don't worry about what is going to happen when Tom is not around, put it in the Lord's hands, He will take care of you.

    Sister just called and informed me that my computer room's light needed to be turned out that my Christmas decorations were not showing up. So I am now sitting here in the dark typing.

    tasb, I do hope you get to feeling better and that your son is OK. I have gown to love each of you over the last year and don't want anyone to have problems, but especially my friends.
    Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:10 pm Groupie
    Bonnie, have safe travels. Come chat as soon as you can. Glad to hear you will have your DD with you for the holidays.

    Laury, take care of you, thankfully you have such an awesome husband like Tom.

    Jac, you feeling like a teen sneaking computer time yet? LOL, I have spent more than a few nights typing in the dark. But as an adult, and so my kids could sleep. Bending over and sqinting to see the right letters. icon_lol.gif

    Me, yes I worry about him being affiliated with this chat group. I have informed him that it wasn't normal for a child his age to be part of chat that talks about something that is geared towards young girls. I informed him that most groups like this have child predators on them, looking for vulnerable children. That these people know how to chat like they are young, and that they lure children into thinking they are the ONLY ones that understand them. And believe me, me and hubby have asked him more than once if he is gay. He says no he isn't, that he isn't being lured.

    Well today I had an extremely busy day. The grocery company I get the food from screwed up, they sent me 1 kg bananas instead of 1 case (18 kg), so I called them to get a credit as they charged us for the case, and to cancel any shipment of the case. I decided to bake this week instead. Well this morning I decided to make Chocolate Chip Cookies, I had to tear apart my house looking for a particular recipe I stole from my last workplace. It was written on a small order receipt, finally found it on my desk. Well after telling the teachers what I was making for snack I was asked if I was alright, as I never make cookies, (totally untrue I make them once a year for snack) and for our Christmas Concert too. Then I had co-workers threatening to start calling the grocery company to cancel my fruit orders so I would make cookies more often. icon_lol.gif
    Bonnie G #2
    Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:10 am Groupie
    So busy trying to get organized and ready for the flight, but have to take time to check in with all my friends.

    Laury, is Tom back now, hope you continue to feel well.

    Jac - When do you get the shoulder injections? Hope it helps you with the pain and maybe you won't need that surgery. Must really be tough to function with all the Holiday prep that needs to be done. By the way, where is your sister that she can see your Holiday Lights? Does she leave close to you?

    tasb -- had to laugh at your friends, my family are always telling me similar things as I pretty much save all my cookie making for this time of year and then I go nuts with all the differant things.

    By the way, I didn't mean to sound like I think it's a good thing for ANY kid to be involved with a "Chate Line" as you pointed out to your son, to many strange and dangerous things can be out there and you just never know. What I meant was being interested in toys, that are designated for girls. I have one grandson that would play with his cousins dolls when ever she came around, and he would worry his parents. He's outgrown that now, and is just fine - it was just something he did at the time. I have another grandson who is 14 now and when I said something about he would probably not want toys this year, he quickly informed me that YES, he does and proceeded to tell me exactly which ones. I guess what I'm trying to say, is kids grow so differently, I just would not make to big an issue of what they want and give them time to see if it's just a phase, while keeping a close eye on what they do.

    I'll be back in Trinidad on Saturday and will be checking in, hope everyone has a good week.
    Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:50 am Groupie
    tasb. I hope that all goes well with your son, the diabetes test and the doctor tomorrow. I will be praying. I am sure that your school will enjoy cookies for snack rather than fruit for a week.

    Jac, Tom loves having the lights out while I use the computer. I rarely ever just use the computer because the computer is in the TV room. We always have TV on. I hope that your shoulder improves.

    Bonnie, I will be praying for a smooth trip for you returning home.

    I slept over 10 hours last night so I feel much more awake. I didn't even take my strong sleeping pill last night. Every other night I take a strong sleeping pill. Some doctors refer to it as
    "An elephant tranquilizer". I use to have to take it every night and I became addicted to it. Now that I only take it every other night, I really appreciate it a lot more.
    Bonnie G #2
    Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:23 pm Groupie
    Glad you got a good nights sleep. It's really easy to get addicted to some of these meds the docs put us on to help us. I know my Mother was on sooo many meds. She was put on Xanax when my Dad died, never stopped taking that. Then had back pain and was put on pain pills, the dosage was increased when she had breast CA and had a mastectomy, then inreased again when she was admitted for something else. She never stopped taking any of them and eventually had to have everything increased. We didn't argue as she was in lots of pain and she was just not willing to decrease anything. At her age we figured, let her have what she wants, and live life as she pleased and the docs all agreed.

    You are really wise in that you recognized that you needed to back off and have done what's right for you. So continue to listen to your body and doc and do what you need to feel better.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Thu Nov 29, 2012 7:55 pm Groupie
    tasb, Still praying that all is fine and yes, Bonnie is right, kids mature at different ages. I don't know that he is old enough to know which way his sexuality is going to go. I use to be over our youth group at church and I had kids about 14 years old. I don't know how to say this but 4 of my youth are now practicing gays. One of them, I could tell when he was about 14, the others were much older when it became noticeable that they were. The girl use to even make fun of the boy that we all felt was, she went that way, too. She was a big tom boy though and had all brothers, the boys all were into roller blading and skate boarding, so was shocked when the other two turned out gay, too.

    Bonnie, both of my sisters live behind me, an unused railroad track divides my property from theirs, there is also a small hill where the track is. I can only see the roof of one of my sister house, but the other I can see the entire house in the winter, in summer the trees block us.

    Laury, I know if I had continued to see a doctor that I saw when I was much younger that I would be addicted to some drugs now. I would still put this doctor up against most all doctors that I know, but I quit going to him because all he did was prescribe pills or up the dosage.

    I talked to Joy via facebook last night, wish she was back here, but she seems to be doing fine.

    My shoulder is still very painful, so much so that yesterday they told me not to come back to PT until I saw the doctor again. I see him on Dec. 10th, so I guess I will wait until then an see what he says. I do know it is getting almost impossible to put on a blouse that pulls over my head and am looking for button up shirts now.

    Have a good night everyone.
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