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  • Warrior, maybe it's time for a little talk with your mama. She needs to know that as you are ill, it is her turn to baby you and that you don't have the energy to keep her amused. Or fed. If you think you're getting sick again, maybe you could freeze some of the stuff you've been feeding her?
    “A sinner can always repent, but stupid is forever.”
    Billy Sunday

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    • That turkey is landing in the freezer cooked and in pieces, yup. Tomorrow.

      Thing is I'm a stubborn ass who doesn't like to ask for help until I have to. When I *had* to ask it was what, 2 years of depending on family to help with every dang chore out of the house. Now that I can carry 20 pounds or so home I do so. Sometimes multiple trips in one day from the same store.

      I'm balking the little presents piecemeal. There's a pair of capris that I find doesn't match my wardrobe that if she wants she needs to trade or pay for, since the fit is fine for around the house. (I got them cheap at end of season- 12 bucks.) The makeup and lotion travel sizes she gets have aloe in them, which I'm allergic to. I point that out every time.

      If my GP and/or oncologist tells me something nasty this month about the symptoms I'm kvetching about *that's* when I dig my heels in hard with mom. I'm confident she will back off at that point. I think now she sees it as we both have chronic conditions- her arthritis and high blood pressure, I various scarring nonsense in my chest cavity from various things and knee and back trouble. She knows I'll refuse to travel long distance to see relatives, so doesn't ask. (But still needles me to tell her she was correct to make me see grandma before she died, even though I had a 4" mass in my chest that had collapsed a lobe of my lungs. I begged doc to forbid me. He prescribed hydromorphone instead.)

      I saw dad on Thursday- geez, the coughing. The waitress even asked if I needed water. Ah, no. That makes it worse. Talking makes it worse. Dad joking that he was making me talk too much. Waitress jokes that she seldom hears that. He's more worried than mom is, I think. & more civil about it.

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        You are a wise woman, Warrior! *salaams*

    • I'm just watching Outlander Season 3 episode 5...

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      • The turkey goes in the oven in an hour, so I'm doing my online stuff earlier than usual. 3C outside, with a predicted high of 5C. So if it gets hot in here opening up will have a serious cooling effect.

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        • And now watching Star Trek Discovery episode 4!

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          • Mending. running an errand for the husband, and rejoicing that I'm off the Low Carb diet. It was fun to eat everything that is forbidden on Heart Healthy Diet, but I was nearly vegetarian before this and I got sick of beef and broccoli for breakfast really fast! Since I only lost five pounds over three months of virtuousness, I say, "Buh bye, Low Carb!"
            “A sinner can always repent, but stupid is forever.”
            Billy Sunday

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            • Originally posted by dubiousbystander View Post
              And now watching Star Trek Discovery episode 4!
              I just watched that last night and came to the painful conclusion that if I wasn't already paying for CBS, so Dreigha could have her Big Brother, I wouldn't subscribe to it. The show is good on it's own merits as a randomly named Sci-Fi show but it just doesn't work as Star Trek. The Klingons don't look or act like Klingons and all the holographic technology is more advanced than TNG which is like a century later!
              Gonna change my evil ways...one of these days

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              • Right now I'm griping about my new seating location at work. I'm right by the cafe where they hold all the big gatherings and it's loud. I'm in a call center and can only turn up my headset volume so far.
                Gonna change my evil ways...one of these days

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                • Yesterday I got a door-to-door saleswoman pitching the ISP/cable provider I'm Not with. Yeah, I was actually contemplating switching in December, when my present promo runs out. They'll match that promo, and extend it for two years! And she really pushed for me to switch NOW! (I didn't ask what her commission was. I assume that to be her motive.) So I went for it. I'm expecting my present provider to contact me soon with a counteroffer. They did last year. If I switch I can't keep my e-mail. I'll have to go through my e-mail and write what I want to keep down.

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                  • & the computer is switched over. I found out why I didn't get contacted by my old ISP- SaskTel doesn't offer 'easy-switch' anymore. (I had to contact the old provider to discontinue service.) Probably had too many incidents of people changing their minds after a counter offer. (Like I did last year.)

                    The installer had an idea I should have thought of- forward the e-mails I want to keep to my outlook account. Duh, of course was my reaction when he said this.

                    Oh, news from my GP about that x-ray: stable right atelectasis. A complication of fluid on the lung. (The air sacs on the edge collapsing) Now I can give mom heck if she pushes me to do things, no? (I see my oncologist in ten days.)

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                    • Popping in, prograstingating

                      It's that time of year again, decorating the house for the holiday & I got to thinking how Once Upon A Time we'd come here and enlight, kvetch, or amuse with tales of getting stuck on the roof and such ') . So

                      Last weekend (Sunday) the hubby & I got ... half... the lights up. The ones with the little skulls, pumpkins, ghosts, and scary/eye balls. We cleaned off the porch & got some of the branches up for an arc. Hubby trimmed the branches down a little too far so I've trimmed 3 "trees" this week. Ok, more like a few hours over 2 days. The rest of "The Plan" this weekend, starting... well, today - I should be out raking the leaves for the Big Pumpkin. Saturday lash down the 3 "trees" *wink, wink*, put up/out the spider webbing, spiders, ravens, skulls, skeletons, pumpkins, ghosts. Maybe I'll come back and bore you with a picture or 2 later.

                      So yeah procrastinating by coming to say HI Y'all! I'm decorating for Halloween! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
                      May The Winds Be With You, while I'm searchin' for my lost shaker of salt. Makin' for the Trades on the outside. Lookin' for the Southern Cross. (J.Buffett 77/74)
                      "Yeah, It's all fun and games until somebody gets Cursed," Sheriff Jack Carter ~ Eureka.

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                      • I finally got a (minor) promotion at work. I'll now be one of the chief peons, or as they call it CSR-2. I'm still paid hourly and still on the phones but now I'll be allowed to be more independent and can officially help out less experienced agents when they have questions. It also comes with a pay raise which is nice. I've been working on this for over a year now so I'm kinda giddy..in a manly way of course.
                        Gonna change my evil ways...one of these days

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                        • I'm re-jiggering the forum a bit.
                          Highlander: Dark Places

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                          • I noticed! Nicer to scroll through and check for new posts.

                            What I did today? Medical appointment, booked for a CT scan, got my flu shot, grabbed groceries. Silly thing about the groceries- my points card gives me extra points if my bill totals over a certain amount. I missed it by two cents. Taxes (on snacks, but not regular groceries) apparently don't count. & I even grabbed a few chocolate bars to put it over the amount. Fell for their marketing strategy, and two cents short.

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                            • Originally posted by Kat View Post
                              Popping in, prograstingating

                              It's that time of year again, decorating the house for the holiday & I got to thinking how Once Upon A Time we'd come here and enlight, kvetch, or amuse with tales of getting stuck on the roof and such ') . So

                              So yeah procrastinating by coming to say HI Y'all! I'm decorating for Halloween! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
                              HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

                              Yes, "once upon a time" this was a busy place--especially on holidays. Hope all your decorations turned out great and that you had lots of Trick-or-Treaters. We're living out in the countryside these days so we're blissfully free of goblins.

                              Originally posted by Haplo View Post
                              ..in a manly way of course.
                              Of course. Congrats on the promotion.

                              Originally posted by Perfect Warrior View Post
                              I missed it by two cents. Taxes (on snacks, but not regular groceries) apparently don't count. & I even grabbed a few chocolate bars to put it over the amount. Fell for their marketing strategy, and two cents short.
                              Think they've got that figured out? Down to the cents?


                              Me, I'm doing my usual procrastinating and taking a "break" from paying last minute bills. I do sorta have an excuse. Hubby had shoulder surgery 6 days ago and I've been waiting on him (more than the usual) since his arm is in a sling and will be for 6 more weeks. Arrgghh. Not fun for either of us.

                              WHAT IF THERE WERE NO HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS?

                              THE CHICKEN CROSSING THE ROAD WAS POULTRY IN MOTION

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                              • i am listening to music . and playing warcraft
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                                • When I got my flu shot on Friday there was a pamphlet you read before hand. Part of it:

                                  These common reactions are generally mild to moderate and may last 1-4 days

                                  Soreness, warmth, redness and swelling at the injection site and/or limited movement of the immunized arm or leg.
                                  Headache, muscle aches, fever, chills, fatigue, joint pain, irritability, sweating and/or loss of appetite.

                                  Sunday evening after a hot soak in the bath I had an intense backache. Stiff as a board. Absolutely no reason to have a sore back. (A nice long hot soak should relax muscles, no?) Rereading those two lines I blame my flu shot.

                                  Right now? I should take the garbage out. But my back is still mildly aching and there's a fresh layer of snow on the ground.

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                                  • ~mj~
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                                    I had a massive reaction to a tetnus shot, fever, aches, chills...lasted about a day. Thay told me it wasn`t the shot. Yeah...right...

                                • I'm in the hospital in Dayton for my daughter's knee cap surgery. Feel your knee cap with your hand and now imagine it a whole length higher up that's what she's got going on.
                                  Gonna change my evil ways...one of these days

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                                  • Perfect Warrior
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                                    Ouch! Injury, I imagine? God bless.

                                • Originally posted by LamBear* View Post
                                  No kidding. Then there's the CBS moronic attorney who got fired for posting on some kind of social media (I'm not the social media sort) that she had no sympathy for those people who were shot since they're all probably Republicans just because they were at a country western concert. Mind boggling.
                                  Seriously??? What the heck is wrong with this world??

                                  Ye know why they`re on the internet don`t ye? `Cause ye wouldnae speak to them in the fecking pub! ~ Billy Connolley

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                                  • I am fretting over Thanksgiving. Husband decided to invite son and new gf without asking me...actually, I had already decided not to ask them. Long story short, he and gf broke up, I was really fond of her, she moved away. It was a bad break up, and I am not ready to welcome new gf with open arms. Former gf has 2 lovely kids that I treated as grandchildren, and treated former gf like a daughter. Call me selfish, but I am not going down that road again. Hubby and I had already talked about it...he knew I didn`t want to invite them. We love our son, but have been having issues with him also. Any way, I can`t cook worth beans, and have been sick for a month. I can`t stand on my feet for more than 15-30 mins at a time, and I am freaking out over Thanksgiving dinner...
                                    Ye know why they`re on the internet don`t ye? `Cause ye wouldnae speak to them in the fecking pub! ~ Billy Connolley

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                                    • I love your outlook Warrior. "Water on the lung" as an excuse to rein in your mother is the best example of lemons to lemonade I ever heard.

                                      ~mj~, can't you still have a friendship with Ms. X? It'd be good for both of you.

                                      So, Kat, are your Christmas decorations up yet? I'm hardly decorating at all. We go to Pennsylvania to visit my M-I-Law every year and end up decorating for her while our own decorations sit at home unappreciated. Bah humbug.

                                      How's the baby knee, Hap?

                                      I was in LA for Pina's sinus and nose surgery. It was badly done several years ago after being broken by a car door and my girl has had one infection after another ever since. Turns out that in addition to just getting a crap repair job, Pina's poor sinuses had a cyst in each. One was as big as a small plum. One night while she was convalescing, I heard a funny noise and discovered that it was a nose whistle! Pina was breathing through both nostrils! I was so excited it was all I could do not to wake her up!

                                      Since I've been back, I've been out horse riding a couple of times. Of the horse in question, the owner said, "He really likes you." I said, "I'm glad; it was hard to tell since he keeps pretending he's going to bite me." "Oh, um... I wouldn't assume he's pretending..."
                                      “A sinner can always repent, but stupid is forever.”
                                      Billy Sunday

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                                      • ~mj~
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                                        Eventually I am sure...I am just not ready. It was a bad break up...the police were involved. 'Nuff said...

                                    • Reading back on my posts in the thread, I haven't kept up to date have I?

                                      CT scan has happened, I get a lung test on Tuesday (the internal specialist who originally diagnosed the first cancer.) & I talk to the specialist on the 28th.

                                      & mom conned me into ordering some pants she wants online. End of season stuff, 70% markdown, yadda yadda. Of course I throw in a few I want. After I hit 'Place Order' she's all 'oh my purse is in the car, I'll pay you later.' & the condo insurance is due this month. *sigh* It's just 25 bucks, and she'll pay when she gets them, now. But I was waffling on the pants I bought because they're spring pants. Crops, and the colour goes with my spring wardrobe. Now just watch, jinx wise, the doctors decide on a treatment that's mean to my gut, and thus have me wearing a smaller size come spring. (Chemo can easily be.)

                                      & mj? If you can only stand for 20 minutes or so at a time that's a fine time to hang the on strike sign in the kitchen. That you have passive-aggressive reasons to do so on top of it is no reason to be guilted out of such a plot. (God, the time I hosted thanksgiving with an almost collapsed lung. My relatives were nice about it, and it was still a bit of a horror.)

                                      Edited to add: Got a phone call this afternoon that there is no evidence of cancer on the CT scan. So what I'm bugging the internal specialist about is scar tissue complications.
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                                      • Originally posted by Perfect Warrior View Post
                                        Reading back on my posts in the thread, I haven't kept up to date have I?

                                        CT scan has happened, I get a lung test on Tuesday (the internal specialist who originally diagnosed the first cancer.) & I talk to the specialist on the 28th.

                                        & mom conned me into ordering some pants she wants online. End of season stuff, 70% markdown, yadda yadda. Of course I throw in a few I want. After I hit 'Place Order' she's all 'oh my purse is in the car, I'll pay you later.' & the condo insurance is due this month. *sigh* It's just 25 bucks, and she'll pay when she gets them, now. But I was waffling on the pants I bought because they're spring pants. Crops, and the colour goes with my spring wardrobe. Now just watch, jinx wise, the doctors decide on a treatment that's mean to my gut, and thus have me wearing a smaller size come spring. (Chemo can easily be.)

                                        & mj? If you can only stand for 20 minutes or so at a time that's a fine time to hang the on strike sign in the kitchen. That you have passive-aggressive reasons to do so on top of it is no reason to be guilted out of such a plot. (God, the time I hosted thanksgiving with an almost collapsed lung. My relatives were nice about it, and it was still a bit of a horror.)

                                        Edited to add: Got a phone call this afternoon that there is no evidence of cancer on the CT scan. So what I'm bugging the internal specialist about is scar tissue complications.
                                        Glad to hear it is only scar tissue, that being said is it going to cause issues?
                                        Even though hubby was going to help with the cooking, I have cancelled TG dinner. I have so many health issues going on, I don`t think I can even go to the store to shop for the ingredients, let alone cook. Hopefully by xmas I can get some things resolved so I can be at least half normal...If it is only hbby and I for TG things can be simplified and scaled back.
                                        Are my reasons passive agressive? I just don`t want to go through the chaos of another of his relationships again. Andria (former gf) meant and means the world to me. He treated her like crap. I don`t see him changing and don`t want to see his life implode again. I love him, but he has issues that would make your head spin.
                                        Ye know why they`re on the internet don`t ye? `Cause ye wouldnae speak to them in the fecking pub! ~ Billy Connolley

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                                        • Good for you for being assertive, mj. Your hubby was definitely sounding passive-agressive (doing what you didn't want behind your back), and you sounded like you were swallowing hard and not screaming- that can end up a nasty game, objections stated in a very civil mince and ignored. I remember my parents playing it when I was a kid, so maybe I was projecting

                                          Lung test is done- I was 'not meeting minimum parameters' on the machine, she called someone and asked if she needed to do it a *third* time. Thankfully, no. So results, and hopefully treatment, in a week.

                                          (& mom only had $15 out of $23. I let her owe me and take the pants.)

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                                          • ~mj~
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                                            I don`t think hubby was being passive agressive...he simply forgot about our conversation. If he is distracted by something else (tv, video game) when I talk with him he frequently forgets things...he wouldn`t do something I didn`t want him to do.

                                            Yes, there was scream suppression going on. Cuss supression also.

                                            What kind of treatment?

                                        • Working.

                                          I work some really odd hours. 1:00 AM CST to 9:30 AM CST.
                                          "It's Rock & Roll. If you aren't breaking some sort of law, then you are doing it wrong." - me, answering a bandmate's question of what would happen if someone called the law on us for playing too loud at an outdoor show.

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