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Old 06-09-2015, 09:47 PM
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How is the baby jackrussell? Boy or girl?
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Hi folks. I had to take some time off for anspell. I'm in russia and will be home for the weekend. I'm ready to leave yesterday.
Congrats on being a granddad jack.
All this spooky talk going on. All I have to add is that when someone tells me they saw anghost or "something" I believe them.
and for a fact I know we have been visited from another world. Maybe it's one of fhe reasons I don't take a whole lot of the bunk dished out seriously.
when you see what I saw, your whole perspective changes.
but most of the time you live life like it never happened - it's only way really.
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Tl. There's no such thing as bigfoot. But keep on enjoying your outings.
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Russia must be interesting as a holiday destination.
Have you had the hard sell from the locals on the vodka, LB?

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Old 06-10-2015, 05:26 AM
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Grandson, TL. My son's son. All are doing well, if a little sleep-deprived.
Good to hear from you, LB. I'm sure there are many travel stories forthcoming.
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The people I've been hanging with don't drink. Except sil and her husband had some beer on the camping trip from hell.
I also noticed they cracked down on public drinking here. I hardly saw anyone in my travels drinking. Just a few on the streets with a can. One place offered a wine list but really saw absolutely nobody drunk or heavy drinking.
I saw more baby bottles than beers. They're everywhere.
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Russia? Wow! I got back from DC last night and I'm back to the grind. Visited my sister, who is doing better than I had thought. She needs to get out more. Bottom line. She was well enough to hike around the memorials on the capitol mall, Arlington cemetery and more. She's depressed but I think my visit helped her see she can handle and very much needs more activity.

We went to the Masonic temple with my sister's boyfriend who is black. He was pretty funny commenting on the portraits of all the grand poopa's. Amazingly enough he grew up ten minutes from the mall and never visited it until he got a job there. Never even a field trip when he was a schoolboy. WTF? Every American should visit the capitol. Robert E. Lee's house, complete with slave's quarters, etc... spoke volumes. Such a strange and twisted history that for the most part teachers are not allowed to reveal to their students. Doomed to repeat...
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:22 PM
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Hopefully this quiet thread means we're all on track and in less need of support. Just checking in, and bumping us off page 2.
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:58 PM
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I'm still trying to process LB not believing in Bigfoot lol

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Old 06-13-2015, 02:51 AM
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Dee I tried to message you but I can't.

Guys I have been in hospital. I am in a bad way. They think I have a thing called occipital neuralgia. I am seeing a neurologist on Monday morning. I am at home with pain meds. I can't really sit up or be online typing because of the pain. I went to hospital Thursday after work thinking i was having a stroke or an aneurysm because of the pain. They kept telling me it was a migraine and I'm saying IT'S NOT A MIGRAINE. For 12 hours all the pointless migraine medication they gave me did nothing and I was just lying there crying in pain until finally they gave me a shot of morphine which dulled it enough for me to sleep for 2 hours. Then they sent me home with paracetamol and ibuprufen. I was back in emergency that afternoon this time screaming instead of crying and I lost control of my bladder I was in so much pain. It was so embarassing. My friend is an ER doc and when I described my symptoms to her she told me to ask them to consider occipital neuralgia which is NOT a migraine and why the migraine medications didn't work. I couldn't move my head or my upper body, I couldn't open my mouth and swallowing hurt so much it made me scream in pain. This is the worst pain I have ever imagined. Ihave had 4 kidney stones and it makes that look like a walk in the park.

so send me good vibes you guys and I'll check in when I am feeling better.

Dee I wanted to message you to see if someone else can do the Daily Readings until I'm back on deck but wasn't sure if you'd rather arrange that yourself instead of have me ask someone to cover for me as it might be more than a few days we're looking at.
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I am at home with effective pain relief now. it is more comfortabel than the hospital and i can go back there if I need to.
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Old 06-13-2015, 04:07 AM
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I am at home with effective pain relief now. it is more comfortabel than the hospital and i can go back there if I need to.
TigerLili I'm so sorry you're going through this. It sounds just awful. I know that neuralgia means pain and occipital is a lobe of the brain. I hope you recover quickly and they find out what's causing it. You will .be in my thoughts
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Definitely sending calming, walk-in-the-park energy your way, TL. Sheesh. What are the odds of getting hit by something called occipital neuralgia?? Hope your weekend is pain-free.
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I'll ask someone to step up TL - no worries at all.
Just take care of yourself

I hope you'll be through this and better really soon

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Old 06-13-2015, 01:51 PM
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So sorry, Tiger. The nerve pain I had from lumbar stenosis was horrible. I can only imagine what you're going through. Take care of yourself.

Have they said anything about decompression or traction?
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I meant to comment but the readings thing distracted me - I've had Trigeminal Neuralgia for a couple of years now and at its worst I wanted to jump off a bridge.

I'm going through a good patch right now so I hope it continues. I hope you find a definitive solution TL

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So, what causes this neuralgia? I gather from my reading, compression of the nerve, which can have many causes. Do you, Dee, treat it with meds, or massage, or surgery, or other? My heart goes out to anybody in pain like that.
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I'll ask someone to step up TL - no worries at all.
Just take care of yourself

I hope you'll be through this and better really soon

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What are the daily readings?
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So, what causes this neuralgia? I gather from my reading, compression of the nerve, which can have many causes. Do you, Dee, treat it with meds, or massage, or surgery, or other? My heart goes out to anybody in pain like that.
I take endep, Jack (a tricyclic antidepressant) it works most of the time but not always. I'm thinking about acupuncture next.

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What are the daily readings?
Inspirational readings in the 12 step forum, Vet - like this one:

Keep It Simple
June 13

The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
óRobert Frost

Worryóitís a lonely activity. It puts distance between us and others. Our program is full of ideas about what to do with worry. On Step Three, we turn our will and our lives over to God. This includes worry.

Our slogans also suggest what to do with worry. One Day at a Time. Live and Let Live. Easy Does It. Let Go and Let God. Their main message is stop worrying. Trust the program. Trust your Higher Power. Everything will be okay.

Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, I give You my worries. Teach me how to trust again. I want to trust in You, my program, and myself.

Action for the Day: Iíll write the program slogans listed above on a piece of paper, and Iíll read them over today. Iíll let myself live them today.
I'm not in AA but they usually have something for me to chew over anyway

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Thank you Dee. I liked those.
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