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September 11, 2019

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Morning Steph

I remember that day pretty clearly, even 18 years later.  My brain ground to a stop when I realized this wasn't an accident....

Pretty decent work day, not too crazy.  Which was good as we had some online education to get done which we just found out about. Work at home is proceeding pretty quickly, have to provide photos of my workspace today, had to submit the last of the paperwork on Mon.  Goal is to work from home at least 2 days next week

Got my hair cut (finally) and exercised.  Hair cut was needed for the wedding on Sat

Going to meet J for dinner at one of our usual places

Weather is still pretty warm with some rain possible, will be like that the next few days.   Possible rain for my Madison trip but given that it's a week and a half away we'll see if the forecast changes

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Good Morning!

What's there to say about 9/11 that hasn't been said.  

Joe, have a nice dinner with J.  Good luck with getting to work from home.  

I'm off today and have been to gym.  Meeting best friend for lunch and going to Sam's Club to get him some stuff then helping with the usual laundry and cat litter stuff.  

 

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I didn't find out about what had happened until about two o'clock in the afternoon. A woman who worked the same case as I, and who I cared very little for, called me to yap. Rolling my eyes, and impatient to get off the phone, when she said, "Wasn't it terrible about those people in New York?" and I agreed that, yes, it  was, and said I had to go, bye, and hung up.

A while later I thought I'd turn on CNN Headline News and see about "those people in New York."

I reckon I stood there staring at the TV, my jaw dropped open, for the length of time it took them to run through the sequence of events and show the film of both planes and the immediate aftermath. Sat down on the footstool and just watched, trying to wrap my head around it. Still think the 'lucky ones' were disintegrated before they were even aware something was happening.

Like Mother Jones said once, "Pray for the dead, fight like hell for the living." That's what Jon Stewart was doing in a half empty Congressional hall. Hope he made their insides squirm. They have less than a grasshopper's sense of compassion. While they listened to him and the sick First Responders, et al, were the Congressmen present busy thinking up defensive answers that they deemed might excuse them somehow? BAH!

Uh-Oh, Stars On A [political!] Soap Box !

Quiet day today. Ozzie was groomed; he feels 🤗 silky and looks so handsome and cute. He's napping on the sofa beside me. It's mid-90's, sunny and yucky humid; more of the same predicted for the next three days. Nannie is boring, which is better than her being on a rip-tear. She's jabbering and I am "Uh-huh"-ing, as if I can understand what she is saying. Hubby is resting on his bed upstairs. 

Hope y'all are having a good day. May check by later on...

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Hello. Still having plumbers come to the house wanting to fix the hole they put in the walls. This time the guy we'd never met said husband tole him he didn't care about the Building and Safety inspection. They are disorganized, or they are not confident their work will pass. I got them to email rather than call and sent them an email with the days we can be available All except three days for the rest of September.  

So we have not paid them yet. The man who was to finish ugust 24th doesn't work there anymore.

Steph: My husband's 88 year old sister gets science wrong. They all have hypertension and CHF in their old age. She takes her meds just as ordered, but twill argue with anyone who tells her Lasix is not for blood pressure. She takes K+ as ordered and tried to argue that it is Calcium she takes, not potassium. I just let her talk because she is doing wel.

Two brothers refused to take their meds. One died at 65 from an MI and the other at age 64 from a second CVA. His wife found the bottles of tablets unopened hidden in his bedside drawer. He used to say, "I don't need pills. I feel fine. I can carry lumber in the hot Arizona sun."

Those two good men never got to retire. I am their kids aunt and know how much they miss their dads

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My little town's Kiwanis club puts up American flags to line the main streets in and out of town on holidays and important historical days. Today was one of them. There must are approximately 150 of them. A somber day, indeed. Thank you, Steph for the song link. This is a screen shot of Main Street. 

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I just got home from a visit to my PCP, an ARNP, unfortunately not as attractive as Herring's , but she listens. I described the pain I have been having and she agreed that it is nerve pain. Got an Rx for gabapentin, prescription strength lidocaine, and a medical marijuana card. So naive little me, goes to the cannabis store and got a small container of topical CBD/THC ointment. The ARNP suggested applying up to 4 times a day.  I wasn't nearly as expensive as I had feared. I also have a PT referral for the discomfort in my shoulder. So there is hope, finally, for some relief. I put a small roast in the crock pot and will run down to the pharmacy in a bit. 

 

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J22, I hope your pain is reduced considerably with the new treatments. It worries me; are they just going to try to alleviate symptoms or do they have a plan as to how to eliminate it?  Seems to me that it shouldn't be hurting after a certain period of time. Why is it on a nerve? What's the percentage of patients this also occurs to?

My right hip and sciatic s/s have faded to nearly nothing, and the right shoulder bursitis shot  made my shoulder and surrounding pains slowly fade away to unbelievably pain free, with fabulous range of motion.

The gypsies moved over to my left hip, thigh, especially the lateral side of the knee, down the back of my thigh, down the front of the shin, and the ankle. All of it the mirror image of what I've just gotten my right side treated for, and 'got shed of'. And yes, there's some, well, confused joint movements, there are  'normal' left shoulder and upper arm bones that clunk, twist, argue, crunch and argue quietly, and briefly scream until the joint gets back into it's 'proper' structural configuration. 

And oddly, there are moments when I can walk, or go upstairs or whatever, with no pain whatsoever. I notice it every time,  and am thankful for the moments of......previous normalcy. But I have no clue as to the causes of it's appearances and disappearances. Well, maybe SOME clues...😉

 

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