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Monday, September 22, 2014

I went to work today, did have the nerve pain as the same time..but continued to work, walked it off as best I cold.

Took my break, went home and showered... Sat in chair watching Teresa Caputo that DD recorded for me last night.. I then fell asleep in the chair for an hour,,but when I awoke, I felt like I was going to throw up, went in the rest room, and again, kind=d of burped, but felt dizzy, then burped, felt sick again, dizzy..

I finally just at on the toilet seat to get feeling better.. Now I moved to the pc and still feel funny.. like nauseated,,, kind of tired..never felt like this before..

I think I will go lie down..

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TALULAX- 9/22/2014 4:02PM

    emoticon emoticon oh no...I do hope you get to feeling better. I think out of all the stuff the body can throw at me being nauseated is one I just have the hardest time with! If you have any ginger or peppermint tea try sipping some. emoticon I am sending you some warm healing energy your way! Take good care of yourself! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Another rainy day,,Sunday

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I was pretty tired from yesterday, fell asleep in the chair reading mail.. I DID mix up the dishwasher soap recipe that CATUT gave me,, I just checked the dishes I had in the dishwasher: a couple plates had what looked like soot on them,, residue form the water I am guessing,,have not checked the cutlery yet, but everything else came out clean.
One thing I did though, was kind of fudge on the ingredients. I already had a canister of Ball canning/pickling salt. I am not sure if it has iodine in it or now.. also, the recipe calls for citric acid, the most important ingredient. The only thing I found at Kroger was good old Fruit Fresh. I use that all of the time for preserving fruit,but it is dextrose and citric acid. It is also very expensive!! Holy Cow!! $4.59 for five ounces,, the recipe calls for four ounces. I already had the borax and washing soda from making laundry detergent, plus I have been using 20 mule team for forty years.

The impact of NOT buying laundry detergent or dishwashing soap is tremendous!! The $$ I save in the difference of price in ingredients, I put in my savings account for vacation. Less trash, less hauling from grocery store. When I empty an oxiclean tub I have, I will store my laundry detergent in that.. I am using an empty zip-top cascade pillow-pac bag for the other. I have not yet used up all of my fabric softener, but I have the recipe for that too.. using vinegar and rinse out hair conditioner, water.

I love saving $$$ and keeping busy. NO nerve pain so far ,but it is only 6 am..

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KRYSSCOTT 9/22/2014 1:25PM

    You are making your own laundry soap, dish washing soap and fabric softener? Well that is a pretty neat idea.

I love the opportunity to save money. But I guess I'm lost as you just said that Fresh Fruit? is an ingredient, costs $4.59 and the recipe takes 4 out of the five ounces... My family uses Surf at $11.99 and it has 156 oz per box. So I suppose the recipe makes a huge amount and the other ingredients are really really cheap?

I have always wanted to craft bar soap, not the melt and pour stuff but the from scratch kind. I think that would be a lot of fun, and most people I know like that kind of thing so I think they would make great little token gifts.

Hoping your nerve pain stays nonexistent!


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NELLIEH1 9/22/2014 8:20AM

    I also am the dishwasher...but maybe i should consider making the soap, too. Thanks

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SINGINGLADY47 9/21/2014 7:34PM

    Thank you for the information. I don't have a dishwasher. I just use Dawn. Wait, I do have a dishwasher......ME! Lol. Have a wonderful evening and a great week. Hugs, Judy


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CATTUTT 9/21/2014 1:27PM

    I had a little trouble finding the citric acid too. I thought they'd have it at Walmart, but they didn't. I found it at Meijer. I've found the detergent works great, which is making me very happy about all the money I'm not spending on Cascade!

Hope you're having a fabulous Sunday with no pain!

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MOM2ACAT 9/21/2014 11:47AM

    I hope that nerve pain stays away!

I'm interested in that fabric softener recipe; I need something to make my towels softer but I have heard that regular fabric softener actually makes them less absorbent.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/21/2014 10:45AM

    Please share the laundry soap and the dishwasher detergent with me. I have used the laundry softener for some time. I am always looking for the home made products, then I know what is in them.

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AUNTRENEE 9/21/2014 9:10AM

    Sounds great on the making your own soaps. Hope that nerve pain goes away soon.

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GABY1948 9/21/2014 8:58AM

    emoticon and stay well....hope the nerve pain is GONE!

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

My femoral nerve pain finally went away through the night, but I only got about four hours sleep, awake ever single hour. It is still very tender to the touch, but I am going to take the suggestion from a dear Sparker yesterday:Ice! A cool pack to it may help...

DD and I went to the academy this morning for haircuts. It felt so good to sit down and let somebody else shampoo and massage my scalp, style my hair!! One of life's little pleasures!! It is a splurge to pay them to color my hair too.. they just upped the price of coloring to $25. It was $22. For a cut, color, shampoo and style, I pay $32. The only reason I let them do it is because the manager of the school has been my friend for 27 years and she blends three different colors to get the exact one I like.

DD and I then went to do a huge stock up on staples for the winter. I have a dedicated pantry area in my basement like a grocery store that we rotate at certain times. DD is in charge of that department.. She goes down there to use the treadmill and bands and then works on our pantry.

We had two full grocery carts and I had $73 in coupons. We are now stocked up for everything for the winter except fresh produce, milk, eggs.
I detest hauling carts out in the snowbanks and icy parking lots in winter, so we just set up our own store in Autumn and utilize our winter shopping time in other ways.

We got our flu shots today at Kroger, so that is another thing checked off the to-do list. When I asked about the shingles shot, the pharmacist told me that the insurance company will only cover it if I go to a specialist or ask my family doc! The meds come from the pharmacy to the doc,,what the heck???

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KRYSSCOTT 9/22/2014 1:11PM

    How awesome is that, to have created your own pantry area and set it up like a mini market for use throughout the winter.. So smart! I can't imagine what kind of pain the extreme temperatures must cause you, I certainly would not want to run off to the store and have to go tromping through it.

Years ago, I went to Cass Lake Michigan to visit my mother in law, she lives on a very small island out there, My van's sliding door froze during the trip, we could not get the thing open to get out. When we finally did get out my husbands sun glasses shattered in his hand.

Later that day one of the news reporters was saying to stay inside your house because it was so cold the liquid in your breath could freeze in your lungs.. All I can remember thinking is WTH! Take me back to Florida!

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ACRAIG921 9/20/2014 6:52PM

    You have great organizational skills!! I wish I could be that organized. Think of me in the winter when I'm going to the store and you will be in your nice warm house!!

I'm glad that your pain has went away.

Have a great weekend!!

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/20/2014 6:04PM

    some of the rule are so absolutely ridiculous, about the shingle shot. I had shingles on my face several years ago and if the wind is blowing hard I can still feel where they were. They are not fun.

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GABY1948 9/20/2014 5:17PM

    Glad you are feeling better and got all your food for the winter! Have a restful Sunday!...and Pain Free!

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SURVIVOR61 9/20/2014 3:26PM

    Awesome organization skills!! And congrats on getting the beauty treatment. What a great way to reward yourself for staying on track as well. Don't forget save up next time for a pedicure and get those nails done and treat DD as well for doing the basement and working out.
Stay positive and keep up the great job. You are a Life Changer and moving mountains!! emoticon emoticon
Love Always your sister in Christ
Jill emoticon

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CATTUTT 9/20/2014 3:26PM

    The level of organized you are just blows my mind. It seems you always get all of life's little chores done on time and everything taken care of. I envy that.

I hope the pain stays away and that the ice helps!

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ANNEMARIA6 9/20/2014 2:21PM

    You sound very organized with the grocery buying! I went to the beauty school near here on Friday and got a cut,8.00, color, 20.00 and brows shaped and waxed 6.00 for a total of 34.00 plus GST which came to 35.75 I think.
I went there rather than my normal hairdresser because she had heart surgery (In her thirties with three small kids, it is a congenital problem) It is double or more with her but I trust her. Sounds lkie your friend takes care of you at your school.
My haircut is okay and the color is too so I am pleased. But the last time I went (when my hairdresser had a baby) it was not so good!
Hope your discomfort improves, ice sounds smart! take care. emoticon emoticon

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Pain is back...

Friday, September 19, 2014

I was feeling great today, and suddenly about two hours before quitting time, my femoral nerve pain came back... lasted for an hour.. I tried to move my leg and foot to stop it.. finally they let me go home early, it subsided after about a half hour home,, now, three hours later, it is back,,just started again..

the pain was so great all at once, my knees buckled and I fell against teh end of the couch..

I just sat down here to move my leg to help it, but nada.. going to be a wimp and go take a half pain pill.. that will put me to sleep land,, got a hair appointment tomorrow morning, lots to do.. will be asleep until then..........

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KRYSSCOTT 9/22/2014 1:00PM

    Are they sure it's just femoral nerve pain.. I mean something has to be causing the "FNP" right?

I don't want to go against what your doctor says or make you worry but when I was experiencing this type of pain they did in-depth testing and found that the blood supply to the femoral head was cut off the reason for the pain was that the bone had begun to die and pieces of it were breaking off and floating around in the bursas.

If your just taking his/her word for it I'd ask for more extensive testing, just to put your mind at ease.

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    I get so tired of the pain and I hate it when other people are in pain. I hope you are pain free by now. Hugs Pat

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SINGINGLADY47 9/20/2014 12:44AM

    I am sorry you are hurting. I will be praying for you before I go to bed tonight. Have a better pain free weekend. God bless. Hugs, Judy.

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/20/2014 12:21AM

    I hope Saturday is a better day for you. Take care!! emoticon

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SURVIVOR61 9/19/2014 10:24PM

    So sorry that you are in pain again. I hope that you will try Tylenol Arthritis Strength Tylenol first they have 650 milligrams of acetaminophen for pain.
Pain pills can mask other symptoms that might be trying to come to light. Take it from me this is something that I know a lot about. I had migraines, leg pain so severe people would try to help me but to no avail. This went on for 8 - 9 years. I was told to take this pill or my favorite a anti-depressant. I was stressed and depressed. No I was sick and it turned out to be two undiagnosed tumors. My body was shutting down and had stopped reproducing any blood. So I had to go to an oncologist who saw my leg act up and he asked me how long that had been going on. He could not believe his ears when I told him and what I was told that the diagnoses was. He promised to help me and he saved my life by finding the two tumors. One was a brain tumor and the other was ovarian.
I thank God every day that I was sent to this doctor for low blood iron. Ironic huh?
Please seek out another doctor if you are not getting the answers to your pain.
Love always your sister in Christ

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CATTUTT 9/19/2014 9:31PM

    So sorry to hear the pain is back, man does it ever sound brutal! I really hope with the pain pill and sleep that you wake up feeling much better in the morning!

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BUC135 9/19/2014 7:31PM

    Ice, Ice, Ice, I suffer with the same condition and putting ice on it really helps. Hope you feel better soon. You are NOT a wimp, just human.

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GABY1948 9/19/2014 7:15PM

    I am SO sorry! I pray you feel better SOON! There has to be something that can be done??????


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MOM2ACAT 9/19/2014 5:56PM

    emoticon You are not a wimp! I've had that kind of pain before, and believe me, I have learned the hard way that it's best not to try to "tough it out".

I hope you have some restorative sleep tonight, and a pain-free tomorrow so that you can accomplish all you want and need to do.

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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/19/2014 4:46PM

    Have you ever gone to a chiropractor, when my siacitic nerve (I never remember how to spell it) flares up he helps me a lot.

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Getting much colder!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Okay, this is not fun anymore!! People (not me!) wearing winter jackets, hurrying in from the weather!! It is cold, rainy, wet, windy,ugh! Still summer but late autumn weather!!
Today is phone call day. You know how you find things that need to be done, but when yo think about them, it is past business hours, or you are lying in bed, trying to relax and go to sleep? My list kept growing beyond my mental caacity apparently, because today I just sat down and started in on such things.
Make hair appointment, call Consumers Energy regarding light bulb replacement on street light across from the house; call HVAC company and set up appointment for annual checkup for furnace/central A/C; call regarding prices of certain things at fruit market, pharmacy, and local department store to compare.

Now that the calls are made, I sit waiting for HVAC guy to call back to actually set up the appointment with him. Each year I do this, but somehow last eyar with all the hullaballoo with my mom, I forgot until it was February..They send an annual reminder card, but I forgot that too!!! Fibro fog comes to the brain!!

One thing I also researched is,: the price of the special air filter for the furnace/A/C unit that I change annually. When Dan comes to clean and service the furnace, he always brings one to replace the old one..Each year the price goes up a few dollars, so last year, I saw some on sale at Menard's that were labeled as being able to replace MY furnace(Lennox) filter, so I bought one since they were on sale and about half the price of the brand ones from him...

It fit perfectly, looks identical,,so I then went back and bought two more.. Half the price of the brand name one from the HVAC store. I do realize that it may not be exactly the same amount of filtering microns or whatever, but so far, we are not sneezing any more or noticing any more dust or anything in the air. I am sure Dan will say the paper is not as thick, etc, but we will still use them...

I saved $18 on each of them,, bought three, so that is half price..

Certain things I will not skimp on, but this was an experiment and so far, no extra dust noticed,,no illnesses gotten from dirtier air.. My furnace is 92% efficient, so I am careful to follow things to the letter to get the most our of what I paid for..

So far today, no femoral nerve pain,, I never know when or how long it will strike.. random is the key word here... so grateful it is over for now.

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KRYSSCOTT 9/22/2014 12:55PM

It's very difficult for me to think of it being cold right now as it's so blasted hot here. It was a good thing you remembered to call the furnace guy now, you don't want to wait until it's seriously cold and he is super busy. Thanks for reminding me to call the power company.. My yard light has been out for three weeks. I have called them but they still have yet to send anyone out here to fix the darned thing. I know they are still going to charge me even though the stupid thing does not work!

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NELLIEH1 9/19/2014 7:14AM

    very glad to hear you had no femoral pain!!
Yes...cold...55.5 degrees inside....35.2 degrees outside! emoticon first frost! BRRRRRRRR! Summer!

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CATTUTT 9/18/2014 10:22PM

    Sorry to hear the weather is so cold there already! I love fall in my area, but probably not so much in yours! I guess you're about 4 1/2 hours north of me and man is it a big difference!

Good job on finding cheaper filters. That's one of the good things about apartment living... they replace our filters for free. Woo hoo!

Hope you're having a good night!

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GABY1948 9/18/2014 6:16PM

    I am so glad you are doing so well. I agree with you on the furnace filter...and I don't believe in skimping either.

The thing that is the best is the femoral nerve pain being gone. You have sure had the summer! Things are going to be good from now on!


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IMUSTLOSEIT1 9/18/2014 6:04PM

    I know what you mean about a furnace filter, gee, our one last year was over $40. just for the filter. That is ridiculous for paper and a little and I mean a little medal mesh. Wish I could find a place that had our size. Believe me I have tried.

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/18/2014 4:35PM

    Is there any exercises you can do to prevent that pin from striking? I know my PhysicL THERAPIST AHS BEEN ABLE TO HELP ME RID ALL PINS BY EXERCISES.

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