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    hey everyone !

    so, i got through thanksgiving!

    unfortunately, i pulled a muscle in my back, from the point where my neck joins my shoulder down my shoulder to my arm. i was sleeping on a heating pad set to low, (yes, i know it's dangerous, but i had to sleep!). it was a brand new heating pad, though. i was taking tramadol for pain, which has the odd effect of making me feel high instead of tired. it does take away the pain, though. i pulled this muscle at zumba class doing one of these flailing arm moves. now that i am back at zumba, i am modifying that move. so, for 5 days, i limited myself to light house work. from saturday until the day before thanksgiving, i was a whirlwind. i cleaned 8 hours a day. thankfully i had no work outside. my daughter and her bofriend spent thanksgiving day with me and they went home on monday evening.

    it finally got cold here. we had a couple of upper 50's days and then the cold blew in, literally. i raked the leaves i couldn't bag. it had rained a lot and once the leaves get wet, i can't put them through my shredder and i missed the last day of yard waste pick-up for the season by detroit's waste removal company. so i piled all the leaves in the garden and hope they will decompose a bit before next spring, then i can till them into my garden.

    i see a few upper 40 degree days coming, so i will dig an outline of the area i want my veggie garden to be next year. there are a few things left to clean up and hopefully i can do that, too.

    so, life goes on. i am upset about the election. there is a thread in the Multiple Sclerosis forum named "Politics" and people are venting there. i did, too.

    dawn, i'm hoping you're feeling better now and that people are doing some things for themselves .

    jingle, i love to talk on the phone, but not many people do. if i want to talk to someone, i'd rather phone then email. of course, some people are just too busy or use email as their primary means of communicating. it's just a personal preference and i don't mind communicating through email if that's the only way i can...it's better than not communicating!

    clouds, i think the internet is a mix of good and bad. we wouldn't have bt if there weren't an internet. but then there's the problems with it that you mentioned.

    sly, it's so nice having you check in! i wish some other people from the past would check in, too! it was a good group we had here for a long time! i miss everyone! .

    stay warm and make your holiday's meaningful for you!

    thank you for sharing and caring,
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    My mom and sister fight about how to communicate with each other. It's so silly. My mom refuses to text. She's never emailed me but my sister says she has. The only time I'm really gang ho about talking on the phone is when I'm in the car. Ha!

    Jeannie - I do remember those days when there were tons of us checking in every day. Miss all those people too. Glad you're able to still work out even though you hurt your back and take it easy! :)

    Love,
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    hey everyone !

    well, the city gave us a extra day for leaf pickup because we had an indian summer and the leaves stayed on the trees longer. i read it in our neighborhood newsletter on tuesday. so yesterday, i went outside and i bagged 4 bags of leaves, pretty much the remainder on the ground. i wasn't going to get obsessively tidy because it was 37 degrees and a bit windy, although the sun was out and after a half hour of work, i was warmed up. it took me almost 2 hours with a little clean-up in the yard, too.

    i am doing some christmas shopping online.

    today is my favorite tv night. if there's nothing on tv that i want to watch, i read. tonight i have 3 shows i like (isn't it nice that they put them all together?), so i have to dvr a couple and watch one in real time...ha ha. it's just amazing the technology we have now. before, if you wanted to watch 2 programs and they were on at the same time, you were out of luck. now you can binge watch, record to watch later or watch in real time. real time. that cracks me up. not much cracks me up lately, so i'm happy to get in a chuckle now and then.

    sly, if i counted all the pulled muscles i've had from ticcing from tourette syndrome, it would be a large number, say between 1-300. so, i have pain pills on hand, which my doctor prescribes for me for situations just like this, i don't have to call his office and play phone tag all day then. plus at 62, i'm not getting younger, so i'm sure i'll pull a few more muscles doing something. i modify many moves in zumba. i don't jump up and down anymore and now the flailing arm move. i love zumba, though and it's kind of weird because i'm not that much of a "group" type person, but exercising seems different, for what that's worth

    so stay sober and warm...ha ha. step away from the eggnog....lol.

    thank you for sharing and caring and maybe laughing at my jokiness today,
    jeannie
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    I don't have a thing to say but I really don't like seeing this without new day-after-day. Today I went to the local pain clinic and had steroid shots into my lower back. .... hideously painful for just for a minute but the results are magnificent. My back doesn't hurt!
    I'm not doing much for Christmas -- Well, I'm baking LOTS and making tons of candy. I already delivered an enormous batch to a law enforcement party. I'll take more to the office when it's closer to Christmas.
    What are you doing for Christmas?

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    hey jingle!

    i baked a cheesecake, something i have become quite good at over the last 3 years. it was for my family's Christmas dinner. i also bought some fish and i baked cookies last week so we could munch on them all last week.

    how wonderful that you bake for law enforcement! do you still work? i was under the impression that you were retired. sorry if i am wrong!

    i have this continuing foot problem, the orthopedist said i could get shots, but i am just chicken. it doesn't bother me all the time, just the day after zumba. i'm glad you can stomach the shots for pain relief. i hope they last a couple months, at least!

    hope you're making the most of a pain free holiday. Merry Christmas to you and clouds and sly and joy and the others that drop in here!

    thank you for sharing and caring,
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    Hi Jeannie -- I'm long past retirement age ... I'm old! I take goodies to the local police station for every holiday ... even "holidays" ;) like Valentines Day.

    And every week I take treats to the two young Sunday School classes. Every Tuesday morning I deliver candy to the school.

    I love those back shots and I do recommend that you get shots for your foot. A shot like that can hurt like heck but
    -- then the pain is gone for a long time.

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    hello everyone sorry to be so long in getting back to braintalk... it has been far longer than i like to getting back to those few of us who try and get here. sorry i have a big bout of my menieres going on i guess as the page is blurry and i am having a hard time making sense of what i am trying to say.

    well that is almost every day now but mythought process is as bad as my whooah gonna quit there, lol. it was so great to read what few new posts that were here and it makes me even more gratful for those who still domake it back. at my age (70) i realise that health caN AND DOES KEEP SOME AWAY. I AM AFRAID TO SAY BUT YES EVEN DEATH. I WAS TRYING TO READ bt WITHOUT GETTING ON COMPUTER SO WAS READING ETC ON MY CELL PHONE. NOT A GOOD CHOICE BUT I COULD DO THAT AND NOT HAVE TO GET UP. LOL. I AM WALKING CRAZY EVEN AND DID NOT WANT TO FALL. BUT AFTER I JUST UNFRIENDED SOMEONE BY MISTAKE ON THAT DARNED SMALL CELLPHONE PRINT,EEKS I DECIDED TO RISK IT AND GOT ON COMPUTER. SORRY about caps

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    Gonna write a bit bigger for those who are struggling. it's after 11:30 in the a.m. And everyone is sleeping except the kids in the basement trying to quietly play. They're parents are known to sleep til one. Yes this is my son and his gf and their children. Still here though they are in the process of moving. I gave them the holidays, well they are over thank God though, okay, my tree is still up, it's coming down today hopefully anyway.

    I have discovered that my son is an abuser. I kind of suspected, they both have been known to fight but my son takes it a step further. She's talking PPO and he's apologizing and promising to get help. He has known that he needs help for the last couple of years. They both do. Her last relationship was really bad, way worse than my son. God forgive me, I adore my son but I have advised her to get her own **** together, oops, and run lol. I don't mean to laugh, it is by no means funny. I am ashamed, I did something wrong and I can't think what. CJ never treated me or talked to me the way he does to his girlfriend, even me some times. He's mean to the kids, not physically, he loves them and would kill anyone who tried to hurt them but he doesn't see how some of the things he says are hurtful. Maybe he does, prolly his intention. I think I let him spend too much time with his grandmother. The only things she's missing are the cauldron and the pointy hat. Shortcake and I are looking forward to having the house back when they are gone.

    Shortcake, my mini genius, my heart. He rarely discusses his feelings but has a lot going on. His encopresis is still sticking around. Gets bad then clears for a short period then gets bad. Mostly a constant problem. Is in love at school but they are 'good friends' according to her. Suffers from anxiety so we are doing therapy for him. We tried Klonopin and while it helped his encopresis it did nothing for his anxiety so I took him off of it. Psych says maybe no anxiety and will prescribe nothing else, that's okay by me. He spends more time at home than at school. He has what's called a 504 plan for him so he has a free pass for the bathroom, to take 5-10 minutes out for anxiety, longer time to get work done, excused missed days with a call in and other things, but there is a process and he is not following it. I call the school and they have to track him down because he isn't in class. They want to send him to the Academy program they have where he only has to go two to three days a week, less students, work at your own pace, work is on the puter, he can work at home too. He doesn't want to go. I know it is because of the girl. And he thinks that for the kind of work he wants to go into he doesn't need a diploma though I think he is coming to see the light on that ridiculous thinking. I have him in therapy so that he at least has someone to vent to. He use to just say he didn't want to talk about things but he is getting better and has been known to shed a tear or two. Slow progress.

    As for me after years of back, feet, hip and leg pain the neurologist my podiatrist sent me to see couldn't figure out why my podiatrist was sending me for a second time to do legs and feet so he did my lower back too just for the heck of it. Well nerve damage in lower back causing all my pain. For years. Why didn't they do it sooner? So what does podiatrist, genius that he is, do? Send me to physical therapy. Does anyone here remember how many times I have had to do physical therapy? No. Neither can I that's how many times. I went once, started flaring up my fibro and back pain. One of our state's renowned back specialists once told me to never do therapy for the back unless all other issues with the back have been out ruled and it has been deemed safe. Now I want to know what is causing the nerve damage, is it something that is unfixable or can it be fixed in a minor way or is it major. Wrote me a scrip and sent me on my way. What he basically did was add on to my psych's scrip of neurontin. Now I think I am having an allergic reaction. Hives on my scalp, slowly spreading down my neck. Can people's get fleas?

    Speaking of fleas these are my boys, Dash and Brody. Brody is all groomed and pretty now there he has that long messy do and Dash is just .....Dash lol. They make me get up in the morning. Those are the saloon doors to my sewing room and their blankie on the floor. They don't know what to do with themselves when I am in there so I threw a blankie down and now they can chill while I'm doing whatever.

    Aaahhh the icing on the cake lol, lost my front partial somewhere in the house or in the snow. Soooooo I am toothless, at least in front. Waiting on approval from the state to come so I can get it replaced. That'll only be forever.

    Next time I will try to get to everybody and maybe less depressing news. That's one of the reasons I haven't been here is because with me it's all depressing.


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    hey chris !

    chris, you have done so much for your oldest son and his family. telling your son's gf to get her chit together was great advice. when my bil was seriously talking about divorcing my sister because of her alcoholism, i gave him some advice and told him i would back him up. at some point, people have to be responsible for their own probs and take the consequences when they are not. i know those kids have enjoyed every minute of feeling safe and secure in your home! their mom and your son both have to make their decisions and either make it work or split up. you didn't do anything wrong with your son, God knows some kids who got the worst upbringings turned out fine and those that grew up in a loving homes are walking messes. let go of your guilt and just help however you can.

    i think shortcake continuing therapy is great. he has to realize that WHATEVER field he goes into, he's going to have to know math, how to write a cohesive thought and read. also, there are competitions and opportunities through colleges and community colleges (like competitions), that let students show their work and let their work be seen by people in the industry they want to work. he has to get a body of work together and join clubs and get recommendations from his teachers to get scholarships for college and to get jobs. don't let him skip these important steps! i also just heard a report on the news today that students who are having trouble in school either socially or because of leaening disabilities, do so much better when they exercise just half an hour daily on a stationary bike! it was reported that students who did this had better relationships with their teachers and better relationships with the school.

    i certainly think people can get bit by fleas, although i don't know if fleas would just hang around a person. i think they prefer animals. i may be wrong, it's happened before... heh heh.

    i'm so sorry about your back probs. i guess i would go to a spinal disorders specialist, an md who is board certified in these probs. i would have thought that with your weight loss, some of those probs would have receded, but keep up the good work on that! otherwise, i have no experience with back probs.

    you know, i lost a good luck pink stone pig in the snow one year, although i didn't know i had lost it in the snow. one spring day, i was getting in my son's car and there in the grass was the pink pig! so, keep looking for the partial. i lost my night time bite guard somewhere in the house, also, although my bite has changed and it's been 10 years since i got it, so i can get one through my insurance for a reasonable co-pay.

    chris, i am SURE at least ONE good thing happens to you each day! something you feel good about, something happy. write it down and givve us the list next week . i want to get you to see the good in your life!

    love ya and miss us all here!

    thank you for sharing and caring ,
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    aaaugggggg ... losing a partial and a night guard. For me anything dental is very serious ... especially my night guard that I wear about 22-23 hours a day. I remove that precious thing only to eat.. Well, I do brush it every morning - lol. I have to have a new one made at least every 6 months. The one I'm currently wearing is missing a big chunk of the left side and has several worn/chewed holes. Without that guard all day I would do terrible damage grinding and clenching my teeth.

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