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Old 02-13-2020, 05:03 AM
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Hi Sharon!

This week started off with rain but it cleared off so I'm jumping on the bike this morning, should be a cold start but otherwise it'll warm up nicely today.

It's been a weird week. Last Sat. I developed a pinched nerve in my left shoulder and literally couldn't move my arm without blinding pain. Spent the rest of the weekend on my back alternating between ice packs and a heating pad, Aleve & Biofreeze. My doc squeezed me in Mon. and I'm finally recovering. Thankfully, no narcotics even suggested!

Ahhh getting old is so much fun!
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Old 02-13-2020, 05:25 AM
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Sharon, praying that they can solve you problems with your teeth, I believe that they will. I used to have beautiful teeth, all straight and perfect. Went years without having them cleaned professionally, and because of neglect and drug use, little by little they came out. Because of gum disease I would get one that was loose, I would work it until it was very loose and then drink some whiskey and with a pair of vice-grips have my buddy pull it.......When I got sober I had all my top teeth pulled, today I have seven lower teeth with a plate upper and partial lower......take care of your teeth sister.

A little snow last night, 28 degrees this morning, low of 11 tonight. Tomorrow high not above 20.....60 degrees Monday....Missouri weather at it's best.

36 days till Spring......Yea
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Hey guys....

As always, it's a pleasure to hear from you guys.

Come on Spring...!!!!!! Thanks Toad..!!!!

Nerve pain is no fun. All pain is still, NO fun.

Glad you are back on the road Astro and that your pinched
nerve hasn't slowed you down for long just by incorperating
some old fashion techniques and remedies in place of those high
powered drugs so easily prescribed by doctors that keep folks sick
in their addiction.

Even I began gargling with warm salt water or peroxide, Tylenol
and watching what I was eating all to help keep some of the pain
away till I got to the dentist this morning.

Well, after being the first patient of the day, they took some
xrays and the dentist came to talk to me with....well.....there
was nothing on the xrays to show any kind of pain. There
wasn't any indication of infection either. Hmmmm....then
what is causing my pain?????

He suggested that I go back to the root canal specialists
that I went to last Oct. because he deals more into nerve
pain in the teeth. Okay....but I didnt want to go back there
and told him that I would rather stay with him and trust
in the work he is doing.

In all honesty, he explained that he didnt want to just
pull good teeth if he didnt see any reason to do so. So,
the plan is is to go back to the specialist after a week on
antibiotics if the pain continues.

Then, let the specialist do his thing with xrays and such
and then my dentist and him can consult as to what the
next step will be in figuring out what is causing this
mysterious pain.

Last October when I went to this specialist as a referral
from my dentist, he took xrays and then did a procedure
by going in the all ready done root canal and cleaned it
out by injecting a solution which took away the pain. And....

It wasn't cheap either.

I was hoping that procedure would last a long time
and yet here I am with the same pain again. What
ticks me off is that we haven't paid off that bill yet
and now.....we are not looking to add more expense
to it.

Anyway...…

Before I get myself all worked up over this, let me
take this antibiotic for a week and then see what
happens. Who knows....this may do the trick. Fingers
crossed.

Maybe I should never buy and eat Doritos again....lol

Yep, im guilty for eating some hot spicy doritos and
because they are thick and crunchy and delicious, they
may have done some damage to my gums.....lol whatcha
think?????

Maybe all that spice affected the nerves in my gums
burning the heck out of them?????

I do remember when I was in my drinking career,
my gums were close to have gum disease as the
alcohol was affecting them pretty badly. Did that
stop me from drinking, nope.....thankfully I didnt
lose any of my teeth, but there were many other
red flags to finally getting me into recovery at the
ripe age of 30.

Whew.....I'm glad that happened when it did or else....
who knows where id be today.

Happy to be alive and sober even if I have normal
life pains from time to time.

Good to hear from you guys. Being in the company
and fellowship of sober friends makes life fun.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:57 AM
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Hang in there with the dentist and specialist sharon, I have to agree that if you can keep your real teeth it's worth it in spite of the expenses. I had to have 6 of my upper teeth pulled years ago and wear a partial, they got soft from all the beer I consumed. Nowadays I treat what's left like gold, it truly is a treasure to have some working teeth to eat with
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:13 AM
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Thanks Astro.....having others to share their experiences,
strengths and hopes on this matter helps me stay strong
and confident to keep working to find the best solutions
to solve this painful problem.

I am doing research on my own to see what causes
nerve damage, IF that is really the underlying pain im
experiencing under my teeth.

I first wondered if I might have eaten too much spicy
foods like jalapeno peppers or spicy chips and fried
the nerves in my gums....lol but then I dont eat it that
often, maybe once or twice a week.

Maybe I have a deficiency of some sort at my age. Dont
know.

The strange thing is that the dentist didnt see any thing
in the root canals of my teeth that would indicate infection
or anything disturbing. So the teeth are fine. The roots are
fine.

Anyway.... looking to see what I can do at home to help
with this pain from hot and cold sensitivity. They say to
gargle with fluoride which I have not done in a long time.
Then garlic helps....hmmm....I use to love taking garlic
pods and bake them in the oven till soft.....that tastes
good in foods or alone. Extra flavor and....

Maybe ward off any vampires lurking near or
in my gums....lol

For the time being, I will take the antibiotic for a
week just incase there is any infections lingering
and not showing up in the xrays. If the pain continues
we will go back to the root canal specialists and
let him evaluate my teeth again and look closer
at the nerves....

Before this all gets the best of my last nerve....lol

Okay, im out for now ….

Happy Valentines Day to you and yours and....

To all our SR Bikers in recovery.

Yep, there's always a little extra loving, caring,
understanding amongst us here in our bikers in
recovery and in our fellowship, so never hesitate
to reach out and ask for help and guidance with
any situation needed.
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Old 02-15-2020, 12:29 PM
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Yeah man treat those teeth right- I finished 2 years of work with braces etc last year, nearly lost some teeth in the motorcycle wreck but all well my daughter needs braces now, and I'm all in because it may save her drama like mine later on...

Got the forks back on the R6- shop said the 15yr old fork oil had to turned silver and one of the tubes was bent. New fork oil, seals sliders and the tube straightened. Engine oil and coolant changed- pawing at the ground waiting for warmer weather. You all have your rides ready yet?
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Good job on getting your R6 worked on and worked
out and now ready to ride. That's great news...!!!!

There wont be much riding down this way for folks
because of all this rain. I mean, what's up with that ????

All this rain is making my teeth hurt more....na, im kidden.

I think many of us have had teeth problems along in our
lives and is something that has to be taken care of just
like our rides, because if you dont they wont function,
work or run properly, effectively.

I grew up rmeembering a lesson about taking care of
what you got because your not gonna get another one.
Another life? Another set of teeth?

Well, if you play or work hard and damage what you
have, then replacing anything wont be the same as what
you once had.

Anyway.....we go thru life and we learn from lessons
and mistakes and we change to make them better and
hopefully we can get a little further down the road
maybe wiser, grateful and never take what we have
for granted.

Okay guys, giving much respect to all our rides that
they keep us safe on the highways and showing respect
to our SR folks for riding them and keeping ourselves
in the best healthiest way ever. From teeth to feet. Top
to bottom.
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Old 02-16-2020, 07:21 AM
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I grew up remembering a lesson about taking care of what you got because your not gonna get another one. Another life? Another set of teeth?
Wow you said a mouthful there! (Dental pun intended)

They sure do get worn out along the way don't they? I'm so thankful that sobriety gifts us with some common sense to take care of what's left, and to appreciate what we're entrusted with.

Thank you Sharon for being here today, I enjoy your wisdom and thought process
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Old 02-21-2020, 05:41 AM
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27 days till spring.....8 degrees here at the house this morning, gonna be 42 degrees later with the sun shinning. Had about 1//2 inch of snow yesterday morning, all melted by the afternoon.

How the tooth Sharon? I pray that the pain is gone and you have figured out what is causing the pain.....my old drinking buddy Mugwart Jack used to call his teeth China Clippers.
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:26 AM
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Hello Toad....

Thank you for the Spring update as all of us I'm hoping
are waiting eagerly for Winter to leave and warmer tempts
arrive. 27 days sounds sooooo amazing.

The tempts will dip to 32 tonight but not until the Sunshine
pours over us thru out the day today. Yay..!!!!

All this wetness, rain, dampness keeps a chill in the air
that goes straight to the bone. Thank goodness for flannel
shirts and warm socks.

Thanks for asking about my teeth. Much appreciated.

Yesterday was the first full day without antibiotics
as I finished up the instruction on taking them. It was
also the first day with no pain there but I did have a
slight headache, which was probably a sinus headache.

I tell you what, I am hardly ever sick and Thank God
im as healthy as I am. However, when I do get sick, I
dont know why I am because it is something im not
familiar with. Anyway.....

Today, no pain...!!!! Yay......without the dentist telling
me it could be sinus related to my teeth hurting, he
prescribed a round of antibiotics which thank God
has cleared it up.

It took me asking a bunch of questions and researching
on my own ….doing the footwork to figure out this questionable
situation.

I guess now, I will have to be cautious working in my
garden of paradise from now on protecting my sinuses
from allergans lurking around. Something, ive never
experienced before.....Allergy infections that will attack
my teeth and sinuses. Yuk....

Anyway.....as long as the xrays from the dentist doesn't
show anything going on to cause concern there, then I
am armed with knowledge and helpful solutions to be
ready if this should happen again down the road.

Antibiotics are great to clear up infections quickly
and its up to me to do all I can on my side to help prevent
allergies from happening to the best of my human ability.

At least I remain teachable and willing to do what
is needed to keep and stay as healthy and sober each
day I take a breath.

Okay, friend, stay warm as we continue counting
down those days till sweet Spring arrives.

What will you be doing today?
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I am glad that there was no pain....it is amazing how the sinus can create all kinds of problems. I have had sinus pain the last few years, especially during spring and fall. I use the Neti Pot https://www.webmd.com/allergies/neti-pots#1 on a regular basis and it seems to help.

One side of my sinus I think has been crushed a little, someone said shut up and I thought they said stand up.....hence a drunk with a broken nose, imagine that LOL.
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I'm glad your dental condition is improving Sharon, sounds painful but you're on the mend with the antibiotics. Yay!!

It's pouring buckets this morning so no riding, I'm heading off to a long double shift of working events.
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Boooo on the rain....this crazy weather we all are having.

We too have been having sooo much rain here and
roads can be slippery either in a car or motorcycle,
so be safe out there Astro, praying you arrive and
return safely.

I covered my gardens yesterday with plant blankets
in preparation for low tempts in the night and wanted
to protect our investment in lovely plants and flowers.
Today should be some sunshine, no rain and uncovering
plants.

Hi ho hi ho off to work we go....and whistle whistle whistle.

Good news guys, no teeth pain for 2 days now. YAY...!!!!!

I guess I would have liked the dentists to at least let
me know that the pain was part of a sinus infection
instead of wondering if it was teeth pain due to maybe
a cavity, or crack in a tooth or deep down root problem.

I guess that is why xrays were taken which still seemed to
baffled the dentist as to not finding the culprit to the pain
I was trying to explain to them. So that is why antibiotics
was prescribed first to allieviate the pain and then if that
didnt work, the next step would be taken, like they did last October.

Anyway.....thank you guys hanging in there with me.

Having support in any kind of situation is comforting,
soooooo I absolutely appreciate it.

Today and the next few days folks will celebrating
Mardi Gras, so if you guys are going, please be careful
because there will be intoxicated party goers and at
times, innocent folks get hurt.

Okay guys, I'm outta here for now. Gotta run a few
errands before watching golf this afternoon.

Have a good one...!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2020, 05:53 AM
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Fat Tuesday......laissez les bon temps rouler
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Yep Toad...

New Orleans Mardi Gras. Mid City Parade on
a Sunday with family as a child was fun, crazy,
wild. Loved catching oodles of beads and occasionally
crossing over the barricade to run behind those
huge floats.....yes, crazy all for beads.

Then, alcohol came into the picture. Took my own
little family to our Baton Rouge parades and couldn't
wait to get home and party with my own glass of spirits
where I knew id be safe off the streets, but always longed
to be partying with other folks who enjoyed drinking
like I did and not alone by myself at home.

Anyway.....after I got sober, there were many Mardi
Gras I went to sober and still caught beads and enjoyed
the marching band where my kids were apart of.

Over time as the kids grew and moved out and on,
we ceased going to Mardi Gras mainly because of the
craziness now a days, folks getting hurt by loud
and intoxicated partiers or even killed like a lady
just did in New Orleans by getting stuck between
2 floats, tripping and getting run over.

When I hear about incidences like that, I reflect
on my own reckless behavior when I was or wasn't
under the influence of a toxic substance.

Simple crazy.

Thank God I dont have to live like that anymore.

Happy sober Mardi Gras Toad..!!!!!

Throw me something mister..!!!!! Beads...!!!!
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I have some sober friends who are experiencing Mardi Gras this weekend, the pics they've shared look wonderful and I hope they're doing it safely.

Semi-sunny day today, I'm whipping up loads of pancakes & eggs for the grandchildren and their laughter and smiles fill our home with love and joy, that makes us perfectly happy!
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One of our SR members posted a link to see how
Italy celebrates Mardi Gras over there in another
country and.....it was breath takingly beautiful.

Dont get me wrong, I love Mardi Gras with all its
parades and festivities. There is something magical
about it. Well, really any kind of parade where there
are dancers, music bands, marchers, floats all decorated
and all those beads and dabloons they through out.

I am gratfeul to have experienced it before, during
and after my addiction and remember all of them.

Today, if i was asked to go id go. But, id be just as
happy staying at home and watching videos people
post on them.

Anyway.....

A stack of pancakes sound yummy along with eggs
done up right. Me, I enjoy my bowl of oatmeal each
morning with a handful of blueberries and my morning
coffee.

I spent the day sweeping leaves and laying down some
silver pavers under our carport that will life my feet off
the ground as well as potted plants that will need shade
during the hot Summer months.

There seems to be rain back in the forecast tomorrow
and a dip in tempts again middle of the week. Yuk.

Anyway.....i'm getting ready for Summer so that I can
incorporate more exercise in my day in the pool. I'll
work in the gardens and then jump in the pool to cool
off. Being outside is where I like it best. But not if it
is freezing cold or soooo muggy I cant breath.

At least we have changing seasons to experience a
little of everything like gardening, camping, playing
golf if you do that, motorcycle riding, bbqing, etc.

How about your guys? What's fun time for you outside?
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The clouds rolled back in yesterday but we still enjoyed a nice communion meal on the lawn at church, the grandchildren loved it, a little chilly but we bundled up.

Me, I'll take camping during any weather. I love the fresh air and being in a sleeping bag at night.
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42 degrees and rain here in the Ozarks. I have started my Trinidad Scorpion seeds a few days ago. I have two heating pads and two roasting pans with clear plastic lids holding 26 pots. More than half are Seven Pot brown peppers https://pepperjoe.com/products/7-pot...BoChtMQAvD_BwE The heat starts at 1.6 million Scoville heat units. Use all these in my very hot bread and butter pickles. Hollywood famous, sent a jar to a fellow I served with in Nam, He works on and in the movies and married a movie star and film editor.
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It's nice to read about what you guys like to
do for hobbies, with family, being outdoors.

From spending special moments with family
around church to fun times camping or growing,
canning, packing fresh pickles and peppers hotter
than heck....

Then, all of a sudden this song popped into my
head, so I googled it and, yes many a folks have
recorded it, but, this one by Perry Como was
chosen to listen to.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDwSfR_GZkQ

Then....omg....memories flooded back in as he was
a childhood memory of listening and watching him
on tv back in the day.

His velvet voice completely fills my heart with
happiness. Then paired with the symphonic instruments
in the background.....okay, he has melted my heart....lol

Im a sap for music back in the day.

I bet it would be cool to play some Perry Como
on a camping trip....right? Not???

How about playing some Perry Como while packing
peppers? You can get into the groove, swooning back
and forth to the velvet sounds of this amazing crooner.
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