December 2013

  1. You have chosen to ignore posts from toytrumpet. Show toytrumpet's posts

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    Good morning,

    I'm so jealous - Buttons is BEAUTIFUL!  My Charlie was black, and he was a little imp.  So glad you are getting your cat, DD.  I was afraid to ask after the sad tale of the kitten you had originally picked out.  I do think Buttons has two different color eyes.  Makes him all the more mystical!

    Princess, so sorry you came down with the same bug.  It would have been really unusual if you hadn't tho.  It's like with kids - these things always seem to knock us out around a holiday or party or some occasion that we have plans.  One of my boys would always be sick on one of the holidays, and I hold my breath when I have an event to go to planned for myself - and say, "just two more days, let me get through two more days and then I can feel sick" !!

    I'm moaning that mantra this morning with my sciatica.  I am thankful that it's staying in my butt and hasn't traveled down my leg, but I walk a dozen steps and then sit in a hard chair for comfort - 12 steps more - to the next chair.  I think part of the pain in the morning is that during the night I sleep in a spoon postion and come morning straightening out that leg pinches it more.  It will wear off to bearable as the morning goes on, did yesterday.

    Bg, I have to tell you, popovers to me, are tasteless.  Just a blown up biscuit with a lot of air holes.  I mean, you figure, its just flour, salt, milk, eggs - not even any sugar or vanilla - so how good could it be?  I'm going to put the camera on the table and will take a pic, success or failure.

    Starving, speaking of food, this morning.  If I can stand at the stove long enough after I get out of the shower, will scramble some eggs.

    Kargiver, how are you doing?

     
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    Good morning everyone. Thank's Pingo for clairfy the muffin pan temp. I use a popover pan. Nice to hear from your bg. I have to iron DS' school shirts before Thursday, all of them, but he only has 6..lol. I let it go last time because he had enough to get him through. So sorry you got sick Princess, I'd stay home to just to be sure. I still have this stubborn cold. No other symptons really, just have this stuffing nose, sore throat has gone for the most part.

     
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    Good morning tt, looks like we were posting at the same time. DH is a BIG fan of popovers. DS doesn't really "get" them. Sorry about your sciatica acting up this morning.

     
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    Hello all!  I'm trying to decide on a simple NYE appetizer - only serving 5 people but tired of my cracker and cheese standbys.  I have a new recipe to try for dinner and if it's successful will let you know.

    Bit of a post Xmas letdown here.  Got to make a 'goals' lists - that's what I call my resolutions.  Number 1 is  "Be nicer to my in-laws."  Anyone else got a good one or two?

    Princess, you are exasperated with all the illness and accidents you and DH suffered this year - you have had so many problems - sorry the year is going out on such a sour note!

    TT I hope the leg pain resolves soon!

    Kar - praying you get relief soon.

    Shirts - I find that hanging them on hangers to dry, buttoned, and even putting clothespins on the seams and lapels to weight them, reduces the ironing required.  Anyone else remember when we inserted leg stretchers into men's chinos before hanging?

     
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    Gee Hats, I don't remember pant stretchers but I do have a leather jacket that needs stretching out...I think I will employ your idea to that...Thanks

    I figured I will get on today..It may not be possible for the next few days.

    Yes, in true form our town is coming together for this most somber of events...the last 2 days folks...myself included have been making yellow ribbons to go along the procession route...Our home will be on both the route tomoirow as well as the funeral procession on Thurday.

    I am going to borrow 45 vases from my caterer and we are sending over cookies and brownies and cupcakes for the gathering after the funeral...I haven't checked the gofundme site today but yesterday...it was up to over 40,000.00. There has been venue changes and the like...but all in all things are coming together...I will also take a moment with the business that may be effected...for example..the dentist at the end of the street...they may want to cancel appointments due to the fact that tomorow procession goes down rt 18 a bit...might be something to navigate

    Also, we want to disassemble some of our outside decorations before the anticipated snow thursday evening to Friday. Well I have goodies to make

    I hope to come back in but...if I don't have a chance....Happy New Year!!!

     
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    Hi Hats,

    One resolution I'm actually writing down this year is - "Don't be judgemental".

    I was just going to send New Year's wishes to you all, don't know how many of you will be on the computer tomorrow, so I'll send it along after I post this.  Then I've got to get something to eat.  Chat later.

    P.S.  Pant stretchers!  Of course I remember them.  Them and lace curtain stretchers that we used to lean against the side of the house (with the hollyhocks!) in the sun.

     
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    For all of you who might not be on the computer tomorrow -

     

    My Christmas cards never got mailed

    but I have a good excuse -

    two boxes thought to be on the desk

    were gone  - had gotten used!

     

    I must have sent them out last year 

    last minute - in a hurry -

    my memory's not quite what it was

    'specially things done in a flurry.

     

    I've never sent a New Year's card

    not sure what it should say -

    looked for one upon the net

    checked prices on eBay -

     

    The wishes all were varied

    depending on the sender -

    and what they felt was necessary

    for a year of new found splendor.

     

    And so my friends and family

    these are my wishes for you -

    good health, some love and laughter

    with surprise joys tucked in too.

     

    Happy New Year for 2014 from toytrumpet

     

     
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    Checking in...can read a little.  

    SS, lyme was ruled out; good suggestion; it was the first test ordered by the ENT specialist.

    tt, love the poem.

    Icer, saw more of the fallen soldier this am knowing you'll be out there with your friends showing support...vicariously doing the same.

    pingo, thinking of DIL and baby, not sure if he's come yet...

    things have improved post adjustment to C1 yesterday - yes, my chiropractor (who I haven't been able to see since this started) saw me on a Sunday so DH could drive me. I called him Saturday as soon as I found out from my aunt that the top vertebrae being out of alignment can cause all these symptoms.  And, the night before this happened I slept on my stomach with my head smashed upward crunching my upper neck to avoid post nasal drip and coughing from my cold. I'm cautiously optimistic from the immediate and lasting change I've experienced since 10 min after that treatment.  Next is PT (who also said, "It's your NECK!" after doing their tests so they scheduled me to see their neck therapist) and second chiropractic appt right afterwards on Thursday.  IF I get the same amount of relief after those appts I'll be sure we've found and are solving the problem.  I also have an appt with a neurologist that afternoon, but if I'm practically over it at that point I'm obviously not going.

    (Please no links to anti chiropractic studies/sites.)

    oh, and the PT woman who screamed "NECK!" also explained that that nerve being pinched can also cause the SENSATION of having an ear infection.  That would certainly explain why I felt like it was my ear but all the docs including the ENT specialist said my ear was fine even though I was sure it wasn't.  That bad ear feeling also has gone away since the chrio appt.  

    ETA:  I haven't been posting in the mornings because I've been incapacitated until about noon until today

     
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    So glad to see your post and hear that you are having some relief, Kargiver.  Too bad it has taken them so long to decide your neck is the culprit, but thankful that they are zeroing in on the cause at last.  Hope you feel good for the entire day.

     
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    Thanks!!  The extremely aggrevating part is that the ER triage staff asked if anything else was bothering me and when I literally said, "neck pain," they didn't even write it down and no one mentioned it, again.

    ETA:  I guess if you don't assign a high enough pain number to the symptom it means it gets ignored entirely.  Word to the wise...nothing should ever be ignored that you think is important enough to mention even if it's not a 5+ on the 1-10 pain scale.

     
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    In response to toytrumpet's comment:

    I have 1% milk, she uses non fat milk - I have plenty of decaf teas, she brings her own - the first time she came  up she brought 2 paper napkins!  I made her use one of my cloth ones!  I haven't heard back since I told her not to bring her butter.  -  Use what I prepare and offer when you're here.  I didn't say that to her, but that's what I think.  use what the hostess offers.


    tt, CL reminds me of one of my friends, she knows we don't use sugar, but each time she comes she asks for it, and makes sure that I hear her loud and clear that that is all she will use, last time they were here I had gotten some sugar just cause I was tired of listening to her, she told me, oh you didn't have to do that!.....shes alredy given orders to my bff and I what to do the next time we get together.....I already have my menu planned and alto its not what I would usually serve, its whats gonna be, we live near a Papa Ginos and I'm going to order 3 different small pizzas and some cheese sticks....will figure out drinks and dessert later....don't have to think about this till March (my turn) but I already have it written down and on the fridge....ss

     

     
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    Thanks!!  The extremely aggrevating part is that the ER triage staff asked if anything else was bothering me and when I literally said, "neck pain," they didn't even write it down and no one mentioned it, again.

    ETA:  I guess if you don't assign a high enough pain number to the symptom it means it gets ignored entirely.  Word to the wise...nothing should ever be ignored that you think is important enough to mention even if it's not a 5+ on the 1-10 pain scale.



    That's why I was saying to you to mention every little thing (canning, supplements), because you never know figures into the equation.

     
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    I did do that and it was all ignored...except by my aunt and my local chiropractor.

    ETA:  everyone but the PT woman, my aunt, and my local chiropractor literally said all that was of "no concern" and could not possibly cause or impact this sort of thing.  

     
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    tt, what a lovely poem, thank you. You are very talented writing poetry. I have to work tomorrw (full day) so I'll be on Chat.

    Kar, nice to hear from you. Glad you are getting some relief. I do hope they tell you what they saw on your MRI Thursday, even if it has nothing to do with your symptoms, I'd need to know what it is.

    ss, your Papa Gino's lunch sounds quite nice.

     
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    I do want to know, Winter, but the radiologist said it would take up to a year of repeat MRIs to figure it out if at all.  I had an MRI for my jaw in college, and they found something "odd" near my pituitary; never figured that out, either, and I always wondered about it.  I think it's going to remain a mystery no matter what unless I get no further relief and am forced to go there.

     
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    None of my beeswax, but I wouldn't blow off an appointment with the neurologist.

    Some conditions wax and wane.   Doesn't mean they won't return.

    Why not explore all treatment options...

    Ps: The neurologist will want to know about all supplements and otc meds, in fact, they like it if you type everything up for them and provide a log of your symptoms, including what works and what doesn't.

    Ignore me if this doesn't apply to you, maybe someone else will benefit.

     
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    Hi Kar, I'm so sorry you feel like s um awful. I'm an R.N., and I've never liked the 1-10 scale as a nurse and as a patient. A 5 in one person is a 7 in another and a 4 in yet another, and who are we to decide what a 5 feels like compared to a 3? O.K.Now I'm ranting,but I've always hated that question and that stupid smiley face chart to explain how severe the pain is. I had a migraine, (I get them hormonely) and was asked if it was the worst pain I ever had. Well the worst pain I ever had was when I was 8cm dilated during birthing. That doesn't meen this migraine is less than at the moment. Sorry for the outburst, but Kar, I hope you feel better so soon.bg

     
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    oops bad spelling!bg 

     
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    BG, I agree!  I went through childbirth with no pain meds - 20 hours - so how could anything other than complete evisceration be worse than that?  I too find that "1 - 10" to be unhelpful for women - bet it works for men, though, a hangnail will be a 7 on their scale!

    In response to beastsgirl's comment:

    Hi Kar, I'm so sorry you feel like s um awful. I'm an R.N., and I've never liked the 1-10 scale as a nurse and as a patient. A 5 in one person is a 7 in another and a 4 in yet another, and who are we to decide what a 5 feels like compared to a 3? O.K.Now I'm ranting,but I've always hated that question and that stupid smiley face chart to explain how severe the pain is. I had a migraine, (I get them hormonely) and was asked if it was the worst pain I ever had. Well the worst pain I ever had was when I was 8cm dilated during birthing. That doesn't meen this migraine is less than at the moment. Sorry for the outburst, but Kar, I hope you feel better so soon.bg




     
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    I have not yet cancelled the neurology appt; am waiting until I know for sure the course I'm on is definitely the one helping.  This didn't "wane," though.  I've been incapacitated for over two weeks with no change until 10-15 minutes after a specific treatment.  I can't say for absolute sure it's causal, but that is a serious consideration for me at this point due to the indisputable coincidence of huge symptom relief.  Eta: not to mention my having a very obvious cause of a C1 subluxation the very night this happened...another indisputable coincidence.

    bg, I hate that scale, too.  I think it is particularly bad for extreme migraine sufferers because just about everything else automatically falls to below a 5.  Eta: and mothers who had no pain meds during labor and delivery!!

     
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    By wax and wane,  I meant that migraine attacks and other neurological conditions can come on suddenly and often last for hours, days, weeks or months and then disappear for up to 5 years at a time.

    Ps: I have nothing against chiropractors and acupuncturists, they work wonders for people with MILD conditions.

    It's the same reason I have to use toxic chemicals on my pets to kill ticks, the "natural" methods just don't work for serious situations.

     
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    Kargiver. Exactly. Feel better,bg

     
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    My experience was a 75% immediate improvement in a serious condition that hadn't changed since onset almost 3 weeks ago; we can agree to disagree about whether that means it works, Robin. C1 subluxation is a real and serious thing.

    thanks, bg!

     
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    Here comes another new year

    two thousand and fourteen -

    century the twenty-first

    rolls on with lightening speed.

     

    TT's already wished us

    the basics that we need

    health and love and laughter

    and joy in double meed*.

     

    So here's a wish for peace

    for nations and at home

    let's try to help each other

    with advice, 'chat' and poems!

     

     

     

     

    meed mēd/ noun archaic noun: meed ; plural noun: meeds 1. a deserved share or reward.
     
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    "C1 subluxation is a real and serious thing"

    Glad you are feeling better.  I assume this diagnosis was made by a medical doctor. Take care.

     

     
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