KISS TODAY GOODBYE

One of Broadway’s longest running musicals A Chorus Line had this wonderful song called What I Did for Love. For some reason it has been running around inside my head all day. I guess it’s because I wanted to share with all of you my feelings about the importance of living in the moment…today.

Most of us, who live our lives with chronic pain, some debilitating or just darn irritating disease know, today is all we have. This week I’d like to lay out a challenge for you as well as myself and ask, what did you do for love today? Each of us may become so chained in by our own problems and suffering, no matter the degree, we often forget life is terminal. As that lovely song states so beautifully:

“Kiss today goodbye,
The sweetness and the sorrow.
Wish me luck, the same to you,
But I can’t regret
What I did for love, what I did for love.
Look my eyes are dry.
The gift was ours to borrow.
It’s as if we always knew,
And I won’t forget, what I did for love,
What I did for love.”

It’s so easy to get lost in the moment of our pain as we are crushed, run over or obsessed by it. We feel in the grip of madness at times as many of us suffer for years, but we are only behaving in a human manner. If you pluck at any living creature often enough, it will eventually cry out in anger and frustration in an attempt to say, “STOP!” We often ask ourselves, “My dear Lord, how much is one person expected to take?”

Some of us have diseases of such enormous complications and symptoms; we can certainly understand those poor bovines driven over cliffs when they are accosted by flocks of biting insects. I know I am often in a state of wonder as I contemplate what else could befall me. Forget waiting for the other shoe to drop. One would have to be a caterpillar to have as many shoes as I often have falling. There is that old cartoon influence coming into play. One of the advantages I have from the acts of love in my own life, from humorous grandchildren, not even to mention my goofy husband who is a huge Bugs Bunny and the gang fan. As far as the Road Runner, well, he thinks those characters are hysterically bunny, rather funny, while I ask myself, “When was the last time you even saw an anvil, least of all one flying through the sky…off a cliff…with a keg of  TNT tied to it? In this world, we are always uplifted by love. Whether it is love for others or love of self, love is a life-saver.

“Gone,
Love is never gone.
As we travel on,
Love’s what we’ll remember.
Kiss today goodbye,
And point me t’ward tomorrow.
We did what we had to do.
Won’t forget, can’t regret
What I did for
Love
What I did for love.”

After eight years of chatting with folks in chronic pain and ill health for many years previously, as an RN, I have seen so many filled with regret. Regret is one of those useless emotions like bitterness, anger and being unforgiving. Those are among the many emotions that only hurt us. They come back on us like boomerangs, plunking us in the face and anywhere else they choose. I have seen friends and patients eaten up by negative emotions as they are so consumed with their own feelings, love never enters the picture.

This is tragic because it was there, all along. Therefore, kiss today goodbye and let us each, point t’ward tomorrow. Whatta ya’say?

102 thoughts on “KISS TODAY GOODBYE

    • Janet, saw your remarks on last blog..prayers for you dear lady and know you’re thinking of each of us. Love ya, Sue

  1. THIS IS BEAUTIFUL SUE………..I NEED TO KISS THIS DAY GOODBYE, GOT TERRIBLE PAIN AGAIN IN JAW/EAR AND EMPTY CAVITY…..IT HORRIBLE, SO SORRY TO COME ON HERE AND MOAN, BUT ITS MAKING ME A NERVOUS WRECK, ALWAYS THOUGHT LIKE YOU SUE THAT IT WAS TMJ…….GOD HELP ME, CAN’T COPE WITH THIS, JUST ABOUT COPING WITH ALL THE OTHER STUFF…………………..PLEASE SAY A PRAY FOR ME THAT I CAN GET THROUGH THIS NIGHT….THANK YOU….JENNIE XX

    • Jennie~~
      I am jumping in here–hope its okay with Sue,but when I saw your comments about the Jaw/Ear Pain~~well it definitely struck home! Teeth Grinding is just a part of me–wish it wasn’t but maybe I do it at night because even when I am sleeping,guess the Pain in my Legs, Back,& Neck are banging away~~working to get my attention! Recently I asked my wonderful Dentist–“Why do my Teeth hurt and my ear too?” His answer was simple and honest–“well I think its You~~~so much Pain in your Body.” I have noticed my jaw and ear Pain grew as the Neck got worse…. I will pray for you tonight Jennie, and if you don’t mind,well I would appreciate a prayer too! We lift one another up–us humans~~~its pretty amazing! Thank you for letting me share! Blessings I send to you, and Sue–bless you for this wonderful Blog….martha

      • Martha dear girl, please..don’t apologize for posting. You are a valued member of this loosely formed group. Love to hear from you each time. All are welcome here, especially those of us who see this pain issue from the inside out. Take care dear and I appreciate your prayers right now. Fondly, Sue

      • MARTHA……..WE SEEM TO HAVE SIMILAR PROBLEMS DON’T WE? I PRAY FOR YOU EVERY DAY, NO NEED TO ASK MY FRIEND, HOPE YOU SOON GET RELIEF OF SORTS, DOES THINGS TO YOUR MIND SOMETIMES DOESN’T IT? BUT WE CAN’T CAN WE? LOVE YOU…………….JENNIE XX

      • Janet, thanks for the thoughts and prayers. The eye pain is still bad and drops or ointment every hour sucks BUT we do what we must to hold onto what we have. I hear it’s cold in TX tonight, so bundle up sweet lady. Staying warm seems to be the anthem this year. Fondly, Sue

  2. SUE ONLY JUST SEEN YOUR POST ON THE LAST BLOG…..SO SORRY FOR COMPLAINING WHEN YOU HAVE SO MANY PROBLEMS OF YOU OWN TO DEAL WITH…I AM PRAYING HARD FOR A SOLUTION FOR YOU MY FRIEND AND HOPE THEY CAN DO SOMETHING TO PUT AN END TO YOUR TORMENT…..ME! I FOUND SOME OLD CLOVES AT THE BACK OF THE CUPBOARD, AND A BOTTLE OF BRANDY….NOW I AM OF TO GET P………….D, LOVE YOU….JEN X

    • Jennie, Oh dear. I am so sorry you are having more trouble on the side of your face and jaw. That is so miserable and I don’t blame you for the escape. You have my prayers and hugs are you get P’d!!!. Talk to you tomorrow and hope you’re better. Does heat or ice offer relief…like a big crunchy ice bag? Much love, Sue

      • HEAT IS BEST FOR ME SUE….HAD THE NIGHT FROM HELL, FEEL LIKE GIVING UP, MY MESSAGE TO MARTHA JUST NOW, WON’T MAKE SENSE, I FORGOT TO PUT A FEW WORD IN, SHE WILL THINK I HAVE LOST THE PLOT………HOPE THINGS ARE MOVING FOR YOU DEAR FRIEND….LOVE YOU….JENNIE XX

  3. Sue
    This was so welcome. And hit the spot?

    Your last post…that is good news on the sjogrens experimenting I will make a note of that for my dr.on the new experiments taking place
    Dry eyes is not the name for it…like dry throat it doesn’t hack it..more like raging soreness all the time
    I do hope all the meds work pretty sharply for you. …Meanwhile I’m putting drops in every hour and steam inhalations tru out the day,along with a steamer thru the nite.aint it all a bloody nuisance ?
    But you keep at the meds ..as I know you will .o yes also I boil water one pint..and put a flat teaspoon of chemists bicarb of soda..(unlike the confectionary kind it has no additives) I put it in a bottle in fridge and wipe my eyes with it on cottonwool twice a day.its cooling
    Anyway sue I hope this all seems better tomoro and all easier

    Jen
    Ring if you want ..but you mite be asleep or pissed by now!what news for all of us.good job were all here for each other

    Chris

    • Chris dear, thanks for the empathy and advice. You’re right…it is more like torture with a blow torch… than dry. In regards to your remarks on the last blog my dear, if swallowing and speech are so difficult for him, he shouldn’t be swallowing light liquids, even water because he could aspirate them into his tubes and lungs and get aspiration pneumonia. Will he let you thicken his liquids? The thickening agents are available at pharmacies.
      I also have a humidifier going all the time up in my bedroom where I spend most of my life. Take good care of yourself, too…Love you, Sue

  4. Sue, when I was in school there was always someone who would sing that song for musical auditions. 🙂 Probably dating myself. Oh well. I hope you are resting those eyes as I write. Poor DH was at the doctor this morning. He had a bout of vertigo and has since had some residual, so he thought he should be seen. Good for him! Doc says it is, indeed, residual from the episode and prescribed 5 days of meclizine treatment. He’s avoided the meclizine through this because it knocks him out. I guess he’s going to have to bite the bullet. I did pick up a package that says less drowsy. Not sure it will help much, but will try it anyway. The boy seems to be doing well so far, thank goodness. DD shared that her supervisor recently asked her to cross train in the MA position at work – yay! Her degree is in Medical Assisting and she’s been working front office. She now knows what she likes and doesn’t of that position, now I’m hoping she’ll get a taste of MA and see how it compares. We’re still stuck in frigid cold which I’m surviving but not enjoying. It feels like we’re up in Canada somewhere! Canada is lovely, but I do better in a warmer clime. 🙂 Snow showers today, possible snow Saturday, and possibly a bigger event Sunday into Monday – they are watching it and not saying much at this point. I feel like I’m living with Bobsled Laura! I started Cymbalta for my OA last night. So far the side effects are not as bad as the first med – thank goodness. Hopefully I can stay on it and see if it helps any. Not much else here. I’m keeping all in my prayers. Yes, so many suffering so much right now. Gentle hugs all around.

    • Lyn, I’m awake in the night and eyes seem a bit better so thought I’d play catch up with you. I hope the meds work for DH. That’s so unsettling to have vertigo. Poor guy. Also, wouldn’t it be comforting for you to find a med that works for you after all you’ve tried. Let’s hope and throw in some prayers.
      I’m happy to hear DD has an chance to try out real nursing by being a back office assistant. Tell her to be careful because that’s how I fell in love with nursing. It’s either right for you or it isn’t. What kind of medical office is it? I can’t even imagine all you are dealing with from the cold weather. Hang in there, grab a warm sweater or two and pray for spring. Know you’re putting those cuddly cats of yours to use.
      I suspect the other song sung at auditions of that time was MEMORIES from CATS. Right? Be good to yourself dear girl. Glad SB is doing okay. Love you, Sue

  5. SUE, THAT WAS REALLY BEAUTIFUL! I ALSO LOVE THAT SONG FROM A “CHORUS LINE”. I MUST HAVE SEEN THAT PLAY SEVERAL TIMES WHEN I LIVED BACK IN CHICAGO LONG AGO WHEN I COULD STILL SIT IN A THEATER WITHOUT HURTING SO MUCH!!. HOW ARE YOUR EYES DOING? DID YOU EVER GET INTO THE DR.? YOU ARE AMAZING THAT YOU WERE STILL ABLE TO CRANK OUT THIS BLOG WITH YOUR EYES BOTHERING YOU SO MUCH.
    THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR PRAYERS , AND SUE AND JENNIE, FOR ALL YOUR ADVICE AND SUPPORT ON MY “SHINGLES” OUTBREAK. I HAVE HAD A FEW ROUGH DAYS SINCE WE SPOKE, BUT THIS TOO SHALL PASS, AND EVERYDAY IS A DAY CLOSER TO THEM BEING GONE. THEY ARE SCABBING OVER NOW, AND I CONTINUE TO USE THE CORTIZONE CREAM WITH ALOE VERA LIKE YOU AND JENNIE ALSO RECOMMENDED AND TAKING ANTI-VIRALS.. MAYBE GETTING THE SHINGLES WAS “A BLESSING IN DISGUISE” BECAUSE I WAS SCHEDULED TO FLY OUT TO CHICAGO TUESDAY FOR MY NIECE’S WEDDING. CHICAGO IS IN ANOTHER ARCTIC BLAST AND THE FORECAST IS FOR IT TO CONTINUE THROUGH NEXT WEEK. SO, I WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE, AND HONESTLY, I DON’T THINK I CAN TAKE THOSE 20 BELOW TEMPS ANYMORE AFTER LIVING IN AZ. FEELING BAD FOR MISSING OUT ON YET ANOTHER FAMILY FUNCTION, THOUGH.

    SUE, I HOPE THIS FINDS YOU FEELING A LITTLE BIT BETTER. HOPE LITTLE GEORGE’S EYES ARE IMPROVING, TOO.

    JENNIE, I AM WORRIED ABOUT YOU…I DIDN’T KNOW YOU WERE GOING THROUGH THAT PAIN WITH YOUR FACE AND JAWS AGAIN. THAT IS A MISERABLE PAIN….I HAVE TMJ AND DISLOCATED DISCS IN MY JAWS THAT CAUSE ME PROBLEMS ALL THE TIME. HOPE IT GOES AWAY SOON.
    PRAYERS FOR ALL WHO ARE GOING THROUGH CHALLENGING TIMES AND STRUGGLES. WILL KEEP ALL IN MY PRAYERS.
    JO XO

    • Dear Josephine, oh my..more bad times but with an average time of three weeks duration..for shingles..hang on. It can be a nightmare as many of us have found out. Prayers for healing and comfort.
      I hope I’m better as well yet in this company, empathy runs ramped and I appreciate what each of you are going through. This isn’t a contest and I guess that’s good. Love you..now keep up the fight sweet gal. Sue

    • HI SIS…….DIDN’T WANT TO WORRY YOU WHEN YOU HAVE SO MUCH ON YOUR PLATE WITH THE SHINGLES AND ALL……..HOPEFULLY IT WON’T LAST TOO LONG FOR EITHER OF US, I WILL CALL YOU NEXT WEEK, KEEP BOTH YOUR CHINS UP AND KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU AND PRAY FOR YOU……ALWAYS JEN XX

  6. Sue~~
    You manage to reach out and “touch” so many with your postings! Loved how you used that wonderful song–I love the words, sound of the music–it gets me each time I hear it! Last night I could not sleep-Pain was throbbing–Big Weather Front takes longer to get down here–but my Body has its way of letting me know~~”ITS A COMING!!” On my bad days–my PJ’s stay attached to me–maybe its my way of trying to give this old body some comfort!

    We are more aware of others suffering—and we have our way of offering words of comfort to each other. I pray for you Sue—keep singing,sharing, and finding some Joy!
    martha

    • Martha, funny isn’t it how soft comfort is so soothing…and warm. Sounds like TX is a cold place tonight. I love the way you make the weather front sound like a horror movie and in a way, I guess that’s exactly what it is. Take comfort, take cover and be good to yourself. Fondly, Sue

  7. My dear friends:
    Sue, my prayers for your healing dear friend. I know you will follow the Dr’s advice. I am so sorry you are going thru so much. Rest and rest your eyes.
    The blog is wonderful, I love Bugs and family as well. In fact I love all cartoons from that era. Anything that makes you laugh will help you feel better. Laughter is indeed medicine.
    Love
    Tonie

    • Tonie, I’m not a bit surprised to hear you are a Warmer’s Bros. cartoon fan. My grands would watch those with their Papa until the last anvil fell…I think one of the first things GS read was TNT.I know you’re praying for me to get through this difficult time with my eyes. Oh so many drops every hour, dark glasses. I wore them into the drugstore today…think they thought I was going to rob the joint. Love, Sue

  8. Such a great reminder Sue! And I love Bugs Bunny and Roadrunner too.
    It is bitterly cold today, at least for Texas. It will be 17 degrees overnight with a biting north wind. I am loving the fleecy PJ’s my mom gave me for Christmas! Feeling a little “creaky” like the Tin Man, and darn if I can’t find my oil can. Lol.
    What I did for love today: I sewed little hearts, rosebuds, and bows on a tutu and bodysuit for Isabel’s valentine outfit. I just adore her! Her smile and cuddles and giggles, and her “besitos” (little kisses) that she gives me every day before she goes home. I am so blessed to be her “Titi Annie” (auntie)

    Much love my friends-you’re in my thoughts and prayers

    • Annie love, where you been? Please find the time to let us all know how you are these days besides being a very cold Auntie. She’s fortunate to have you, you know. Stay in touch, okay? Love you, Sue

  9. Your post always inspire me. I need to kiss the past 6 weeks goodbye! Not coping well at all with this new life of having a colostomy. With all of your illnesses you stay so positive. It is angels on earth like you that give me the strength to go on.

  10. ANNIE…….JOY, LOVELY TO HEAR FROM YOU AGAIN, YOU OK? GLAD TO HEAR YOU ARE KEEPING WARM IN YOUR COZIES. LET US KNOW WHAT YOU’VE BEEN UP TO COZ I MISSED YOU………………….LOVE JENNIE XX

  11. Annie, good to see you back on here!
    Sue, DD works at an urgent care facility.
    Hang in there, Jennie and Josephine, Martha, Sue, and cold Tito Annie! Still cold here, too. I’m anxiously awaiting the ginger tea I’m making. 🙂

  12. Hi folks
    Well got a call from dr. I still have the water infection .have to go onto furadantoin .or something like that.i know they make me feel rotten
    That’s 3 lots of antibiotics in January and the months not over yet!
    Sue glad some improvement for you?..my dads not too bad again today.i am mindful of the thickening stuff.just can’t understand him and he rings me with the tv blaring ,sounding all mumberly and speaks feebly and I can’t hear him and he can’t find the tv remote…what fun!!
    Ok got. Some work to do
    Chris

  13. To All of you my dear friends:

    HELPING HANDS

    If I reach out to you
    And offer you my hand,
    It will help, just knowing
    Someone will understand.

    When you are tempted to give up
    Remember I know how that feels.
    Although you may feel all alone
    I know about “raw deals.”

    Life isn’t fair, it never was
    We weren’t promised it would be,
    But we were promised one great truth,
    “I’ll be there for Thee.”

    Sometimes I feel a large, warm hand
    Laying on my back,
    I know it is the hand of comfort
    Gently pushing me to stay on track.

    You can give up if you must
    That’s certainly your right,
    But first may I urge you
    To keep up the fight?

    Life is more than pain
    Although it seems untrue
    Keep knocking on those doors,
    I know help will come for you.

    Okay, this may sound shallow,
    But I know it from my life
    The answers come, are never late,
    So PUT DOWN THAT CARVING KNIFE!

    Sue Falkner-Wood

    • Good one Sue. It’s great to see that even though you are going thru a bad patch you haven’t lost your sense of humor. I think if I couldn’t still laugh I would be lost. Janet

      • Janet, thanks dear. How are those darn tremors doing? My eyes seem a bit less painful today. Still drops of all kinds every hour and dark glasses. With my hat on I look like a gun moll. Later dear…Sue

    • Wow..Thank you , Sue. It is just what I needed right now to keep me going today. Did you write this? Beautiful, hopeful… mixed with some humor too.
      Jo xoxo

      • Jo, glad you liked it…of course i wrote it sweet pea. Whipped it up before Jim and went for lunch and then on to Costco. We had such a beautifully sunny, windy day and it was wonderful to be out and about. Now I’m pooped. How’s are you doing being on fire with Shingles? Hope it’s getting a bit more tolerable. Fondly, Sue

  14. Thanks for that great poem Sue, I always love the humor you get in even the most serious poems. Glad you are starting to feel some relief. I had a wonderful feeling of peace when I prayed for your eyes this am. He has a wonderful way to let you know “everything’s alright:. COLD here again today. This “artic blast” can blast it’s way right back ! Tomorrow is supposed to be a little warmer.
    Chris/Jennie I do believe I am turning Brit ! I have gotten hooked on my tea in the afternoon’s . Although it is sans all the goodies, just nice cuppa and some rest time. I went to gather eggs this am and they were FROZEN !! 🙂 THe chickies are fine.
    Stay warm all .
    Annie so nice to hear from you again !! 🙂
    Love ya’all
    Tonie

    • Tonie, oh my goodness…I’ve heard of humans having their eggs frozen but never chickens. How awful or is it? Can they defrost and be used? Sorry..city girl here.
      I shouldn’t torment you but we had sunshine all day and it was gorgeous. I even bought a huge flat of primroses at Costco so Jim could help lift them. They so beautiful right now. Awakens part of the soul to see so much color and spring in those plants..always one of my favs. Told Jim to come over and I’d show him how they always had babies hidden down in the middle..he refused. I said come one, you need to lift which he did and then I sneaked in a flower lesson much to his chagrin. I so love that about primroses though…packing their families always and they bloom so long up here.
      Saw on FB that Caesar’s tum is better..so glad. Hang on, eventually spring will be popping out all over. Thanks for all the prayers everyone. My eyes are slightly less painful today. My hopes are raising. Love for now, Sue

      • Sue:
        Yes, they will thaw out and I can use them. No prob. If you ever have eggs you can’t use right away, just wisk them up and freeze them, like egg beaters, they are fine. (city girls HUMPHH !! ) 🙂 I am so gonna be putting out flowers everywhere this year. I have a drawer full of seeds for my flower beds and I am intending on getting primroses as well. That daisy I like (can’t think yet) does the same thing, has little babies all under it of blooms that just keep on going . GERBER !! I love them and I hope to have a few of them this year. I like to put them in colorful pots and set them around. Poor Jim. Put one in a flower pot like a car and he will look. Take some of his models and add dirt and a flower to them 🙂 Course that would get you killed !! Hope you have a great day !
        Love
        Tonie

    • TONIE………….YOU BECOMING A BRIT????? WELCOME MY FRIEND, I AM AN HONORARY DUTCH WOMAN, DID I TELL YOU??? I HAVE COFFE AT 11AM AND 8PM AS THE DUTCH DO, BUT DON’T HAVE THEIR SQUISHY CAKES WITH CREAM FALLING OUT THE SIDES, OTHEWISE I WOULD BE THE SIZE OF A BARN DOOR. BLOOMING COLD NOW, SOME REAL BAD WEATHER ON THE WAY, DOESN’T DO A LOT FOR THE FACIAL PAIN MATEY, HOW IS YOURS NOW? COULD HAVE CHOPPED MY HEAD OFF THIS MORNING IT WAS SO BAD……….HOPE TOMORROW IS BETTER, LOVE YOU……JENNIE XX

      • Jennie:
        In reality, I am a mixture, coffee in the am (gotta) or strong tea (English Breakfast or Earl Grey) and tea in the afternoon and before bed 🙂
        All said, my body is a mess. Going to Dr’s on Monday, hopefully find out something. Everything feels puffy and I hurt all over. Guess it is the FMS, my lymph nodes under my arm are very inflamed, as are the ones on my chest. Oh well, such is my life, gotta grin and bear it and get on with it. If I sit and think on it, I get worse ! So … onward and upward as it were !
        Love ya

  15. Hi, just wondering Sue how the night went. Hope you were able to sleep. To all on this blog, prayers being sent your way. After reading all the comments my only wish is that things start to settle down for everyone and we get a bit of relief. Prayers being sent to all of you, I feel like I feel your pain as well as my own.
    Need to go rest now. Do take good care everyone. Love to all.
    God Bless.
    XXX

  16. Well
    Took the nitrofurantoin and after a few hours it made my peripheral neuropathy bad .rang emerg. Dr. He said stop it and now put me back on augmentum .
    My tongue is even pricking ..sound like the witches from Macbeth !
    I’m all pricking all over too.
    Hope that goes now….
    Sue good poem. ..I’m still holding the blimmin knife!
    As Suzanne says all have a good weekend I’m gonna go out for breakfast whatever.
    Jen hope you are ok…what on earth is it. Surely the dentist would have known if it was from grinding
    DH has it and has ear pain with it too and all in his jaw
    Anyway see you tomorrow Chris

    • Chris dear, hope you’ll remember never to take that medication again. Sounds like far too many antibiotics and then to throw one at you that you’ve reacted to previously..wow. Your symptoms from the drug reaction should pass now. Push those fluids, okay? oh yes, and PUT DOWN THAT KNIFE. Love, SUE

    • HI CHRIS….I THINK WHAT IT IS, IS WHAT SUE SAID ALL ALONG, SHE USUALLY GETS IT RIGHT, ITS NERVE DAMAGE, IT COMES AND GOES, RIGHT NOW, IT IS HARD TO BEAR, NOT AS IF ITS THE ONLY THING TO DEAL WITH IS IT? I HOPE YOU MANAGE TO GET OUT FOR BREAKFAST AND ENJOYED IT. PUT THE BLOODY KNIFE DOWN NOW….OK??? LOVE YA……JEN X

  17. SUE…….OH I SO HOPE YOU ARE FEELING A BIT BETTER AND THAT YOUR EYES ARE MORE COMFORTABLE, I WISH I COULD PUT US ALL IN A BIG POT, AND BOIL OUT THE BITS THAT HURT, ADD SOME HEALTH AND SUNSHINE, DRAIN US ALL OFF AND WE COULD GET ON WITH NORMAL LIFE………LOVED THE POEM, MADE ME CRY, SOPPY OLD SOD THAT I AM…..LOVE YOU MY FRIEND……………JENNIE XX

    • Jennie:
      Made me smile ole buddy ! Love that analogy ! Boil us out ! RIGHT !! Hope your jaw is feeling better. It is cold and overcast (ready to snow) done been up to fed the chicks and give them water. Now with coffee on the bed with dogs snoring around me. Have MUCH to do today but in no hurry to get to it ya know ??
      Love ya
      Tonie

  18. Well weve had thunder lightening, hail piling up outside the garage all white about an inch deep everywhere and winds
    Gives it -2 c tonite as well
    Oh well it’s warm in here and I’ve got a good book and a funny bladder ,or something odd anyway,to go with it!!
    Prickles have abated a bit
    Went out for just tea mid morning.went into town to get a top to go with my new tracky bottoms.found one easy at m&s and then over to the teashop. Being good I just had tea and a bite out of DH flapjack,met someone there we know and got invited to a course on helping blind people. John does photos for them and the charity then do a Braille thing on it so that can feel the outline of the photo.so it helps him know what sort of photo to take.its an all day affair with lunch. I was invited as his helper! So that will be interesting
    Going over to my dads shortly I’m not happy with how he sounds.also he had his phone bill and the nurses and carers are using his phone each time they are there to ring mobiles.and his bill was quite high
    Have to look into it
    Be back Chris

  19. Loved this blog and the poems, Sue. I’m so sorry you’re still going through all that mess. My infection is so much better. Thank God, it was so horrible for a while. Of course, being off the Humira again made the Crohn’s flair. And I’m talking diapers again. I got a dose of the Humira, and it generally works quickly on me, so I’m hoping I start straightening up in a few days. It has warmed up here to 30 with a wind chill of 20. Which sure as heck beats the 5 and 10 we’ve had. One snow, but it was very light. It hurts so much to stand up or walk, I’m starting to get areas on my butt that are breaking down. I have to reposition myself at least every 5 minutes. Spring, Summer, please come back soon!
    What I did for love? Well, it was yesterday, but it should still count. Ed is becoming increasingly hard to talk to about his health. so, I sent him an email. I told him that after 15 years, I loved him more than I did to start with. And I told him I miss him terribly. I told him I’m so co-dependent, I’d fix him if I could, but I can’t fix this. But, he can get help. I ask him to please do that and come back to me. I said a lot more, but that’s the gist of it. He hasn’t mentioned the letter at all, but his behavior has been so much better today. A couple of times he came into my room and sat and talked to me. He rubbed my back and aching shoulder without me asking. Little things, but I’ll take ’em.
    Keith is getting sick again. I’ve begged him to go to the doctor and get this nipped before he has pneumonia again. He still doesn’t listen to Mom. So, I can just pray and know I tried.
    I pray for all of you daily; and I say a small prayer for every post I read. I love all of you, and want so much for you all to feel better. If I had a magic wand, I’d use it first to make you all well and pain free.
    Love,
    Linda

  20. Linda
    I do hope the crohns gets better quickly for you .it must be awful
    Re your hubby…..that was so good to hear and that mite seem like a small thing as you said..but I think that is a big breakthrough . And actually shows how he feels.and very touching ..that was a brainwave you had to email him. It’s all still there it just has to find ways to come out.that was so good of you to tell us.
    Chris

  21. Morning all:
    Linda, so glad you listened to your heart and wrote hubby. That is sometimes the only way they really listen. Otherwise they tune you out. Glad he is listening as well. God bless you dear. We were blessed with just a bit of snow, then gone, over and over. Yesterday it was beautiful snow filled air, but the wind was horrible., Cold this am, but the sun is out and beautiful. Hang in there, I am in the same area, Please COME SOON SPRING !!.

    Chris, hope you found your Dad doing better. I am sure he feels as helpless as you do in not understanding him. He thinks he is speaking plain. Will he write things to you ? Prayers dear .

    Jennie hope you are doing better today.
    Suzanne, same for you. Hang in there kid. I couldn’t make it up there in all the coldness like you and Nana B !! I would be a popsicle !!

    Keep recipes coming PEEPS ! We have a few, but not NEARLY enough. Not rushing you just reminding you !:)
    Well gotta get ready for church.

    Martha, Annie, Theresa, Janet, Barb, Lyn, BSL, and all of you who read and not comment !! GOd bless you this day
    Love to all
    Tonie

  22. TONIE….GOT MYSELF A VISION OF YOU CATCHING A CRAFTY HOUR ALONGSIDE YOUR SNORING DOGGIES WITH THE COFFEE POT BUBBLING AWAY……HAVE A GOOD DAY MY FRIEND, DON’T VENTURE OUT UNLESS YOU HAVE TO….LOVE YA….JENNIE POO XX

  23. HELLO EVERYONE…………..BEEN A SHITTY WEEK ALL IN ALL, DON’T WANT ANOTHER LIKE IT, HATE NOT BEING ABLE TO SHOP, BUT WOULD HAVE BEEN NO USE NOR ORNAMENT TO MY DH IF I’D GONE WITH HIM……MEANS I WON’T GET OUT FOR TWO WEEKS NOW, BUGGER IT. HOPE YOU ARE ALL BEARING UP AND COPING WITH THE WEEKEND, AND ENJOYING AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. THINKING OF YOU ALL WITH LOVE AND PRAYERS….GOD BLESS….JENNIE XX

  24. Morning to you !
    Well up early. The dogs were up a couple of times and the last, I just made my coffee and gave up. I have to leave in a couple of hours to go to the Dr’s anyway. Prayers for my brother again. They told him yesterday he has something called Ogilvie Syndrome. Seems it is a nasty thing that dilates the colon not letting the solids through and causes it not to move. He has been in hospital for a week now , and they just diagnosed it. Not a common thing. So…if his colon has not gone down in size this morning they will have to give him a med that makes it do so. Nasty sort of stuff that can cause his heart to start. They will do it in a 24 hr drip so as to reduce the chances, but still.
    Poor guy and his wife. She stays all day with him, and his son all night.
    Take care all
    Love
    Tonie

  25. Prayers for your brother, Tonie, and family as well.
    Well, interesting discovery at church. Apparently there are several people with vertigo right now. We believe there is a virus going around. Today, I am a firm believer. SB came down and said he felt vertigo-ish and nauseous. Next thing I knew, he was in the bathroom. He’s been home sick with it today and I’ve been nursing him with ginger ale and homemade chicken soup. And keeping my distance when I can. 🙂 My meds have my head wacky enough, thank you. 😉 We are getting another round of arctic cold – not that it ever got warm, mind you. I’m not thrilled. What a weather year we are all having in our respective climes! Time to get back to the laundry. Take care, everyone. Happy Monday!

    • Lyn, I think I saw that on the news (CNN) last night. They were talking about this virus, darn forget now what they called it (brain fog) but it was this vertigo-ish and nauseous that you are talking about. So that is probably what everyone is coming down with. Hope it stays away from you, you have enough on your plate right now just keeping yourself together. Minus 28 here again this morning but at least the sun is shinning. This winter has been very trying that’s for sure. Have to go out and do more shoveling again today but will wait until this afternoon.

      Hope all is going well for you Nana B. Must be cold there too. Hope you are staying warm.

      Sue any news on the meds? Hope you are feeling a little bit better. You are such a trooper, a great role model for all of us.
      Love to all of you on this blog. I thank God everyday for all of you. So much information is shared and that always helps me to get through so much.

      XXX

  26. Prayers being sent for your brother and family Tonie. Here the weather is awful. I’ll send you pics later Tonie and Jennie cause I have your e-mail addresses. Fed up with this nonsense. Was suppose to go out to lunch with my sister who was down for a few days. I have not met up with her for over two years, yes we talk on the phone but I was really happy that I was actually going to try to meet her for lunch. Had to cancel cause of the weather. Very disappointed but could not take a chance, cause listening to the radio there were accidents all over the place. Had to go out and do a bit of shoveling, but not much cause then I end up in bed crying in pain. Just another nasty day. On a good note, my friend picked up my pills for me cause she had a doctor’s appt. I needed them for tomorrow morning.
    Well hope everyone is feeling a bit better. Lyn hope you dont’ get that virus you have enough to deal with. Chris hope you are feeling better today. Sue really hope your eyes are feeling a little less painful.
    Prayers for all. Love you
    XXX

    • SUZANNE….GLAD YOU HAD A THOUGHTFUL FRIEND TO GET YOUR SCRIPT FILLED FOR YOU, PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THAT BODY OF YOURS, IT MUST HAVE BEEN TOUGH TRYING TO COPE WITH THE SHOVEL………LOVE JENNIE XX

      • Yes Jennie, I’m blessed to have a very thoughtful friend. I just couldn’t go out today and shovel again even though that was the plan. Need to take care of myself cause no one else will now, will they?
        Have a great day Jennie and hope you are feeling not too bad today.
        love ya big.
        XXX

  27. Hi all
    Well I had to go to drs again urine infection doesn’t seem to be getting anywhere .she did a dip stick test and there was still pus in it.so she said to bring another sample in wed and it’ll go to the lab.its just ain’t going even on the tabs they said it would go on
    Tonie
    That’s awful fr your brother and family.i hope things go well for him this day
    Suzanne
    You keep out of that cold
    Lyn
    Hope DH gets ok from ths bug it sounds a strong one
    Sue
    Are the eyes still getting better.have you started the new drugs ?
    Be back Chris

  28. Well, LONNNGGG DAY !! Left at 8 got home at 5. Whew !! Then baked a cake for Fran for tomorrow, plopped my butt down and trying to manage the pain ! Lots done with Dr’s today. Rheumy put me on two more meds: Back on the Gabapentin (Neurotin) for the FMS, Upped the MTX to .9, and Plaquenil to try again. Also upped my sleeping meds to get me some solid sleep. Hope it works !! GOt shot in hip and knee !
    Then on the Ortho. Setting me up with MRI for my shoulder, since the shot didn’t help he says it rules out bursitits. So next we MRI and then go backm referring me to spine surgeon to look into my middle neck and back problems. Whew ! I am worn out. Try the new dosage tonight and see if it helps. Haven’t called to check on brother yet, so will let you know later.
    Sue hope you are doing okay !
    Love to all
    Tonie

    • Tonie dear, think you need to relax a bit more than you have. Hope you get some good news concerning your brother. Do take good care sweetheart.
      Sue, have you started your new meds yet. Hope your eyes are not burning as much as they were with the new drops. How is the mask working out? Or do you even have it yet?
      Chris hope that infection gets under control.
      Lyn hope hubby gets better soon. Prayers going your way sweetie.
      My doc called me back and said she would try and get me an appt with a Rheumy. I’ll keep you posted. Very sore tonight as I shoveled the deck once more, that is three days in a row. Lots of snow around here and fed up with it.
      Going down to -28 tonight. Brrrr….
      Sleep tight everyone.
      love you all big.
      God bless.
      XXX

      • Suzanne:
        Such good news !! God is coming through for you, I will keep praying. Be careful shoveling and take your time. Exercise is invigorating yet it takes its toll. Talked to my brother last night, they are giving him the medication to combat this syndrome. Doing it slow over 24 hr period, then xrays to see if it worked and on from there. Keep him in your prayers.

        I am awake, (thanks to the dog) and cannot get it back to lala land , so thought this might get me sleepy. I did get 4 hours of deep sleep so that is better than usual !! Cold here again for the next few days, then warmer for a few. COME ON SPRINGTIME !! God bless us all, we have so much sickness and despair in our group. We need the prayers to keep us strong and going on. I love you all
        Tonie

  29. My dear Friends, Oh dear, I know I have been reading but will never remember all of the remarks I should be making on this. My eyes are a bit better but still get a blinding headache if I’m on here too long. Darn it! I’m still taking all the expensive drops every hour and trying to behave so I can help my sore, fried eyes to mend. Each of you are in my thoughts and my prayers as each of you face so much right now. I just don’t have the ability to answer each remark right now.

    Tonie dear, you and have talked and you know I am praying for your brother Trenton as he faces this very dangerous disease. As far as your own struggle with getting onto disability, I know you are way beyond frustration. I still believe it is going to work out as you go through what is coming toward you and your body and it’s many problems right now. Remember, prayers are answered by “Yes, No or Wait.” I am thankful you have that faith and please know it’s okay to get down and weepy at times..you’re only human. Look forward to spring, your new MARS, your horse to come in the spring, etc. What a wonderful example you are to each of us.

    Chris, oh dear. You seem to be being led in circle by your poor body. Is it possible in England to go to another doctor? These folks just don’t seems to be helping you over the last few years…bladder infections, female problems, over and over. I know you also have such a challenge with your DH and his problems and your dear Dad. I still worry about him aspirating with his swallowing problems. I would so greatly like to see you getting some relief in some area of your life..preferably starting with your own body. Prayers and hugs.

    Jennie dear, you sound so isolated right now. I am glad you have your dear neighbor and surely, this inflamed area on your face, jaw and perhaps right side of your face will calm down. Did you say that Gabapentin (Neurontin) helped at all? I hate to think of you being so isolated in that lovely place. Any signs of spring popping out of the ground yet? I did manage to plant four primroses yesterday surrounded by tiny violas in purple and yellow. I do so love the colors of the primroses, as well, so bright they make it contagious to my spirit. I’m here and can talk. It’s just my frigging eyes right now…UGH! Jim actually took a day off last week and we went out for lunch. Also had a fine weekend and went for a long walk with the kids and Beth down by the Columbia. It was a bright sunny, yet chilly day and the children rode scooters and bikes. Glorious. It did me good to walk and visit with my DD. Prayers for my sunny friend..oh yes, like those primroses, your spirit is still alive and well down in there in the buds.

    Lyn, Oh dear. The guys in your family have had such a time of it. I am so sorry. I’ve had vertigo and know how potentially dangers and very frustrating that can be. I pray they recover soon. Proud of DD’s new opportunity she earned. So great. How are the cats? I’ll bet one is in your lap right now. As our dear songbird in this group I got a kick out of all of your cooking abilities as well…and such a variety. Please remember you are in my thoughts dear girl. Much love.

    Laura, oh my gosh. Talk about Nanook (sp?) of the North. I know you are not the only one but oh my. Stay safe dear lady and I feel assured knowing you have so many dear friends to look in on you. Take any and all help…I know you’ve been a wonderful friend to each of them. Hope Nessie and the others are surviving all of this radical weather as well as your dear Dad. I feel you are surrounded by love as you face this hideous disease of psoriatic arthritis. Thank goodness you’re a nurse and can keep an eye on things. We had to change our medication care and it’s been a total mess. Hope to get it worked out this week. In Dec. I wanted to start the new med for bone density and hesitated at $50 per mo. Now, in the new year is it $1450 per mo. Yikes..so trying to get it worked out with insurance and calling the many medication manufacturers who will help pay. Working at keeping the frustration as in check as I can considering all that is going on with my eyes right now. Prayers and hugs for you and pups.

    Suzanne, Now don’t you be getting discouraged. Even if in the spring you have to drive a ways to see a good rheumy…do it my dear. I used to have to do that. I think it’s wonderful how you’ve fit into our group like a glove. You’re in my prayers and hopes and I know it will eventually work out. Keep hopeful.

    Trish, haven’t heard from you lately. You okay?
    My eyes are blurring, so please forgive those of you I haven’t chatted with as yet. Love to each of you and ask for your prayers. Sue

    • SUE SWEETHEART….I FELT HEARTENED BY YOUR POST, THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO GET OUT DESPITE ALL YOUR ROTTEN PROBLEMS WAS JUST GREAT…..I PRAY THAT YOU WILL MAKE PROGRESS AND START TO FEEL BETTER SOON, I DO SO HOPE THE DROPS HELP, WE ALL OF US WORRY ABOUT YOU ALL THE TIME…….DON’T YOU BE WORRYING ABOUT ME, THE PAIN IS BAD BUT I AM COPING WITH IT….YOU JUST GET WELL YOU HEAR?? LOVE YOU IN HEAPS, LOTS OF LOVE AND HUGS FROM ACROSS THE SEA…………….JENNIE XX

  30. Sue
    Oh my goodness you do sound bad sue
    I wish it would hurry up and improve for you .look after yourself and only write if you can…ok?
    Chris

    • Sue my dear sweetheart, I’m so happy to hear from you as I’m sure we all are. Hope you get to start those new meds soon. Man oh man that is lots of money. Just not right is it? Keep putting in those drops they seem to be helping a bit at least. Sounds like you had a great lunch with your DH and a lovely weekend with you DD and granchildren. I’m so happy for you. I’m a little jealous that you have already put in some plants… I have tons of snow here. Maybe I’ll ask Tonie to e-mail them to you , so you can see for your self. Don’t think I have your e-mail. Or maybe not cause of your eyes. We have to take good care of those eyes. God Bless you Sue, you bring so much love and if it wasn’t for you we wouldn’t have this fabulous group of people sharing and helping each other. But you my dear are the glue that holds us together.
      AS Chris said only write if you can. Oh and you are right, I do feel like I fit in like a glove, but who wouldn’t with this amazing bunch of loving people.
      God Bless you and LOVE YOU BIG!
      XXX

      • Suzanne:
        Just an FYI. I have to drive 2 hours each way to see my Rheumy. So I know what it is like.
        Take care and stay warm. I will send the pics to Sue !

  31. So good to hear from you, Sue. Your lunch with Jim and outing with DD and the kids sounds wonderful. It’s been too cold here for me to consider any walking outside. But Spring will come. Thankfully, I can say today that both DH and the boy are doing well today. I was afraid SB’s stomach virus would last longer. They have been for many around here. Neither of them are feeling any vertigo-like effects today. And you called it – there is, indeed a cat on my lap! They are all welcome when it is this cold. Right now, it’s Rufus curled up for an after dinner nap. I could nap myself. I’ve been tired and “flu-y” feeling today. I’m not sure whether to blame my RA or the new meds. Thank goodness it isn’t the real flu!

  32. Hi all:
    Sue, so good to hear from you, and I have GREAT news ! My brother came thru it ! He closed back and emptied out. The Dr was stunned at how quickly it all happened. He kept saying “He couldn’t believe what he was seeing !” We told my brother he should have told the Dr “that is what happens when PRAYER is involved !” Wonderful news on this cold and snowy day !!
    Please take care
    Love to all
    Tonie

      • Tonie so happy to hear the power of prayer worked once more. Yeah! Now we will continue praying for everyone here and see what other miracles will happen. Take good care of yourself Tonie. A little pampering always helps…..
        Thanks for sending the pics to Sue for me.
        love you big. Going to bed now, sure to sleep well with the great news.
        XXX

  33. Everyone it is difficult to write, but I just wanted to say my heart goes out to all that are going thru so much this winter. You are all in my prayers and gentle hugs, positive thoughts and all that good stuff. Janet

    • Hi Janet, don’t think we have chatted here before. Thank you for your prayers and especially those gentle hugs and positive thoughts. We certainly can all use them. It seems to have been quite a week or two for all on this blog.
      Your take care of yourself also. Prayers and gentle hugs to you my dear.
      XXX

    • Janet:
      Prayers for you too dear. I know how hard it must be on you with all this terrible cold as well. Stay warm and safe. I went in the basement for my sister the other day to keep her off the slick steps, was talking to the neighbor horses and slip and fell on my bad hip ! Couldn’t understand why it was so painful yesterday !! But it will be fine, just a banger on that bad bursa. Is it covered in snow your way also ?? I am driving my ladies (I work for) to the airport today to go to Ca for a couple of months. I envy them !! Do take care and keep in touch
      Love
      Tonie

  34. Tonie
    Such good news
    Did I tell you ,I mite have, that I made those biscuits ,they were lovely.shall make them again,easy peasy

    Bladder no good..got to get a specimen to the drs this am before they go off to hosp lab
    Saw D D and GS last nite they came over so we all met at my dads.it was good to see them as I haven’t been over theirs for a bit with this bladder problem

    Up early at 5 had toast and tea try and get sone sleep before I have to get going for drs
    Chris
    .

    • No Chris, you didn’t tell me. Great ! I am glad you liked them. Did you make gravy with them ?? We had them at most every meal (unless mother made cornbread) So when canned biscuits came around it was a treat to get them at my Granny Rose’ house. 🙂
      Praying for you this am and now reading this about your bladder. God bless and heal you I pray !
      Love
      Tonie

    • JO, I do apologize for being away so much but have thought of you so often and wondered how those darn Shingles were feeling or to heck with how they feel, I want to know how you feel. Wretched condition, isn’t it? I pray by now you are seeing the backside of them. Is the burning, itching and nastiness calmed at all? I pray so.
      Perhaps it was good you were not in the Chicago area for that second wintry blast. I know it would have been hard on your normal conditions…if I can call your pain normal? You know what I mean, I feel certain. The sitting on the plane would have been painful enough without all of that drastic weather compared to AZ. I hope to hear you are much improved, at least in the Shingles department. Love you..Sue

      • SUE, NO NEED TO APOLOGIZE. I KNOW YOU HAVE BEEN HAVING SUCH A DIFFICULT TIME WITH YOUR EYES. I PRAY THAT THEY ARE STARTING TO FEEL A LITTLE BETTER FOR YOU. MY SHINGLES ARE RUNNING THEIR COURSE, BUT NOW I AM MORE ITCHIER THAN EVER AND STILL BURNING BUT NOT AS BAD. MAKES YOU WANT TO CRAWL OUT OF YOUR SKIN. IT IS HARD TO BELIEVE THIS LITTLE BAND OF RASH COULD MAKE YOU FEEL SO HORRIBLE. YES, IT IS WRETCHED. THAT’S A NICE WAY TO PUT IT:)
        I AM REALLY HAPPY NOW THAT I WAS FORCED TO STAY HOME FROM GOING TO CHICAGO FOR MY NIECE’S WEDDING. NOT ONLY ARE THE TEMPS FRIGID, CHICAGO IS EXPECTING 8 TO 10 INCHES OF SNOW STARTING ON FRIDAY AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND!!! SO WHEN I START TO CURSE THESE SHINGLES, I THINK ABOUT WHAT GETTING THEM HAS SPARED ME. JUST LIKE YOU, SUE, IT WAS GOING TO BE A DIFFICULT TRAVEL WITH ALL THE SITTING WITH MY NORMAL USUAL CONDITIONS.
        I LOVED YOUR PRIMIROSE BLOG TODAY…WILL WRITE MORE ON THAT ON THAT SPECIFIC BLOG.
        SURE HOPE TO HEAR YOUR EYES ARE AT LEAST DOING SOMEWHAT BETTER.
        LOVE YA….JO XO

  35. Martha, How are you doing? I know you were dreading the weather and sharing some of your numerous problems with all of us. I pray you’ve been able to take the time to just rest and stay warm. What a year, huh? How is your writing coming along? Do you write other things besides your blog? Just know I’m thinking about you and know you, like me, will be glad to see spring peeking its little head out. Fondly, Sue

  36. Morning all:
    A very COLD morning here. It says 0′ on the computer yet my thermometer says -8 !! At any rate it is cold. But the sun is making an appearance and it will warm up to the 30’s. YEAH ! Gonna be 50 by Sunday so I am saying “BRING IT ON”. Carol and I are driving the ladies down to the airport today and then going to IKEA to window shop. I have the winter blahs so it will be good to get out of here for the day. Fran gave me a pass to the gym she teaches at so I am going to go to h20 aerobics tomorrow (lord willing)., I have to go and take in the trash barrels and check mail etc, so may as well huh ??
    Lyn, I pray all your boys are feeling better. I get vertigo and always have tinnitus so I can relate. Hope you didn’t get it or DD. Take care and stay warm.
    Suzanne, it must really be cold up there. You stay warm and I am so glad to hear the news about the Dr’s. Keep us in the loop okay ?
    Martha, take care and keep warm.
    Sue, prayers for your dear eyes. You must rest them as often as you can, God is with you and will work this out His way. Sometimes we wonder , I know, just WHY is this happening to me. I can only remember the scripture that says :Count it all JOY” Hard to, but it speaks of how our Lord suffered and that when we suffer it is a reflection on Him. At any rate, you know we are with you and praying for you.
    Love you much
    Tonie

    • TONIE….I WAS SO RELIEVED TO HEAR YOUR BROTHER IS DOING BETTER. SOUNDS LIKE YOUR WEATHER IS GOING TO WARM UP FOR YOU SOON. I HOPE SO…8 DEGREES ..THAT’S A DANGEROUS COLD. SPRING IS DRAWING CLOSER, LESS THAN 2 MONTHS AWAY, SO HANG IN THERE.
      I BET YOU UISED TO SHOP AT IKEA HERE IN AZ, WHEN YOU LIVED HERE.. I GO THERE A FEW TIMES A YEAR WITH ONE PURPOSE IN MND…TO GET MY SWEDISH MEATBALLS!!!! I LOVE THEM!!!! WE EAT AN ORDER THERE AT THE STORE AND THEN i BUY A FROZEN BAG TO TAKE HOME. I PUT THEM IN VARIOUS RECIPES. I JUST LOVE THAT STORE. HOPE YOU HAD A GOOD DAY OUT TODAY.
      TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND STAY WARM…
      JO XO

  37. Tonie
    Oh bu..er that must have hurt and still I should think.do go careful
    Yep I made gravy it was really good….canned biscuits? Do you cook them or are they ready?
    Jen
    Yep always good to chat with you
    Wish you would go to dr with that pain tho
    I’m still waiting test results for specimen
    Sue
    Do hope the eyes are better.i can’t open mine in the mornings ever till I put drops in them…bit of a bother with my bladder when its no choice can’t rush to loo have to put drops in first!
    Suzzane
    Hope that snow is going
    Lyn
    Also I do hope DD and DB are both getting over this bug
    Be back gonna go to library and have a snack out in are usual place
    Chris

  38. Good day, all. Yes, DH and SB are both fine. Thankfully, SB’s was just a short virus. We girls didn’t catch it. Cold start to the day, but like Tonie, it is to get warmer today – up to 25 or 27*, up to 41 or 42* this weekend! Sue, I think you asked about the cats and I don’t think I answered. All are doing well and should be very happy they are indoor cats this winter! Happy Thursday!

  39. LYN….GLAD ALL YOUR FAMILY ARE OK
    CHRIS….WENT TO DOCTORS LAST TIME I HAD FACIAL PAIN, SO STILL GOT SOME OF THE MEDS LEFT, JUST ABOUT TAKES THE EDGE OFF IT.
    TONIE….MY DH AND I USED TO LOVE GOING TO IKEA WHEN WE LIVED IN THE UK, WE WOULD MAKE A DAY OF IT, VISIT THE CAFE AND INDULGE IN SWEDISH MEATBALLS, AND COME HOME WITH HEAPS OF GADGETS WE PROBABLY DIDN’T NEED……OH HAPPY DAYS.
    MARTHA….I TRUST YOU ARE KEEPING NICE AND WARM AND GETTING ON WITH YOUR WRITING.
    SUZANNE…….ARE YOU OK??
    SUE….BEEN IN TOUCH, WHICH YOU WILL KNOW BY NOW……..LOVE TO ALL OF YOU, TAKE CARE……JENNIE XXXXXXXXX

    • Hi Jennie poo, haven’t been feeling great the past few days. Yesterday was the worst. Finished the antibiotics but still have lots of pain in my ear and now have sores in my mouth and not too sure why, wondering if this has anything to do with the meds I take. My body was hurting from my head down to my toes. Trouble walking.
      Have another report to fill out for the insurance company and have to bring it to the doc to fill in her part then send it back to them. School board also needs forms filled out. Just feel like it’s all too much right now the way I’m feeling but need to get it all done.
      Just keeps snowing here and tired with the shoveling. We still have a good 2 months of winter left. Snow usually melts around the end of April.
      Hope you are feeling a bit better Jennie. Thinking of you often as everyone else. Love to all of you.
      Enjoy the day!
      God Bless! XXX

      • Suzanne, it could be the antibiotics have killed off all of your friendly bacteria due to your symptoms. Try holding yogurt or buttermilk in your mouth..take L-Lysine, a natural enzyme and try the lips treatments with L-lysine. I take L-lysine caps up to several thousand per day when I have this problem and it clears up…Hope it helps. Fondly, Sue

  40. Thanks Sue I will be going out tomorrow and I’ll stop by the drugstore to find L-Lysine. Meanwhile I will try the yogurt.
    I’ll let you know how it goes,
    love you big.
    XXX

    • Suzanne, sorry but I fear I confused you a bit. If you’ve had antibiotics, you need to replace the lost good bacteria that was killed with the yogurt or a bottled liquid or capsule form of acidophilus. You can get it through B milk, yogurt or pills or a bottle of it. The L lysine is if your sore are from a virus and it helps with sore mouth or lip, nose break outs.
      I never did get any pics of your area..wasn’t someone going to send me some? Hope you feel better soon. Fondly, Sue

  41. OH, SO I’M SUPPOSE TO EAT YOGURT to help me. I eat yogurt every morning for breakfast. Maybe I need to eat more of it. I don’t think I have a virus and if I do I don’t know about it. The doc did say last visit that I had pimples in my ear and it was swollen that is why she gave me the antibiotics and of course for the sinus infection. I don’t seem to know if I coming or going these days. Just in too much pain , it must be the change in the weather that has been happening every 2 or 3 days. The pain just seems to be moving all around my body and now my neck right in the middle is very painful. I see the doc on Feb. 18. I might give her a call and she what she thinks is happening?
    Tonie is going to send the pics I sent to her. She probably just hasn’t had time. Busy lady she is.
    Do take good care of ourself Sue. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
    Love ya
    XXX

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