I'm going to say 'good morning' even though it is 1 PM. I've only been up for 2 hours, so it's still morning-ish to me.
Tweety, I got a summons for jury duty for the beginning of March. This is only the 2nd one I've gotten in all my years on earth; with the first one, when I called the phone line they gave to call the night before, my batch was excused. I am hoping that will be the case for this one as well. This may be TMI but a certain kind of 'urgency' unrelated to infection, merely to do with an aging sphincter, might make it difficult to fulfill a lengthy day amongst the other peers, as I might be unable to scoot to the restroom sooner than ASAP
. However I have not been to a Uro or my PCP so I don't know that it will fly as a medical excuse. Mayhaps I should make an appointment . . .
So, Ted, I am not shilling for anyone, nor am I giving medical advice, however . . .I am absolutely SOLD on the effectiveness of Capsaicin pain relief patches. I would not believe the relief obtained by said patches until I tried them myself, out of pure desperation. Now I always keep some on hand at all times, just in case. I get them at a Big Box store starting with 'Wal-' which my step-dgt used to call "Mart-mart" when she was but a pipsqueak. The co. that manufactures them is Mentholatum, and they have "WELL-Patch" and "CAPSAICIN" on the front of the package. "ICY-HOT" patches are also good..their ingredient is Menthol 5 %. The things to know, also, is that the BigBox store-brand of icy-hot seems not to stick so well; but the good news is the all of these patches have NO ODOR, so you won't have a Ben-Gay scented cloud trailing you as you move through your day. There is also a Lidocaine patch available OTC but I didn't notice any appreciable difference with them.
Mods, if I did wrong by mentioning name brands etc, please let me know. I'm not sure whether I should have instead just sent a PM with this info. . .
Gosh-gosh-gosh, Sabby! OUCH! Glad someone will be checking it out for you!
Joe, my weight loss of 30 lbs has crept UP 20 lbs and boy am I disgusted and discouraged. What I need to do is get methodical about DOING what I already know to do, but don't stay with consistently.
Davey, I know the hand alphabet also, used to use it in high school instead of passing notes. A girl in my German class knew it and my locker-mate did also. Didn't have to worry about being 'caught' and being assigned to Detention.
Far'wyn, Davey 'loved' *me* once, too. Just sayin'.
Steph, I tried the coconut 'cream' in my coffee and didn't care for it at all. Ditto for all and any alternative sweeteners. So, I gave up putting cream in my coffee, but don't NOBODY take away my sugar!
herring, sorry to hear you have a pain in the neck. That kind of thing can get very wearing on a feller, I know. Those patches I told Ted about might give you some temporary relief also. . .
Well, since everybody else seems to be making appointments with doctors, I guess I'll stop here and go on the Patient Portal to make an appointment for myself. (Phooey.)