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Post by Shann » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:44 pm

Kiwigirl wrote:Does an in-and-out burger give you diarrhoea? Or vomiting? Or do you just not swallow it? What's in and out about it?
I think that's hysterical but then you need to know that I was given the nickname of Pooh Bear for good reason. I love writing about poop and puke in my children's stories cuz the kids just eat it up! (Is there an eeww gross smilie? If so insert here at my horrible pun then come slap me in the head and remind me to keep my manners on cuz we are in the big world now and don't want to scare anyone off!) :sorry :mrgreen:

BBARBIE!!!!! i MISSED YOU! i HAVEN'T HEARD FROM YOU SINCE BEFORE YOU WERE GOING TO VISIT YOUR NIECE!

Kara SEE WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU LEAVE FOR A BIT? tHAT'LL TEACH YA! Oh man I really need to listen to my typing teacher and watch the page not my fingers but I'm too lazy to fix it even though the explanation of why I'm not screaming suddenly is longer than it would have been to fix the error! I wasn't sure if I was going to like it either but as soon as we were moved here we received comments about how a lot of people thought some of us had disappeared from the board when in truth we were hanging here. So it's nice to feel loved and have people notice us when we are gone. Did you have a hard time finding us Kara or did the link take you here? I've been thinking and praying for you as you go about your busy visits. Hey did you ever start the potty training with Aiden again?...I figured since i already mentioned poop I might as well ask. :mrgreen:
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Post by Sparrow » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:26 am

Hi everyone! I had my appointment with the renowned specialist this week. I got a diagnoses!! She confirmed that fibromyalgia is a mis-diagnoses and that I have a genetic connective tissue disorder. I might have an un-named one or have Ehlers-Danlos with either the double-jointed symptom not as bad as most have it or my tendons are too tight to let them move (which causes extra pain.) But my shoulder, hips, and my hands are double-jointed. That's part of what's wrong with my shoulder. It's been doing a lot better though, since I haven't had to drive at all the last couple weeks.

The doctor ordered an MRI with me sitting up instead of laying down to check for Chiari and instability in my neck bones. She thinks my neck is shifting around and pinching nerves and that is causing a lot of my symptoms, including the things like brain fog. I'm hoping my insurance will cover that and the pain ointment she prescribed.

Becky, I can imagine what your friends are going through. My sister is having a bit of a hard time with my diagnoses because it means she passed on a genetic condition to her kids--at least the middle one already shows signs of problems from it.

Glad to see some new and familiar faces popping in!

Barb, so glad you got to meet up with Seema!
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Post by Deb Porter » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:35 am

Sorry Kara. It was time to close the neighborhoods. The delightful thing was bringing the Pacific Coast Rest-Stop and the Southern Porch up to the Water Cooler where more people can be blessed by the company.

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Post by Rebecky » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:27 am

Amy, I'm really glad you got a diagnoses. Its probably tough though but maybe now you can find ways to cope better.

I'm starting to wonder if EDS and Chiari have something in common though...
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Post by Ms. Barbie » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:57 am

Wow Amy-the new diagnosis sounds even more painful after hearing descriptions of your symptoms. Are there any medications that can dampen the pain?


Hi Shann! I had a great visit with my niece in Colorado and she experienced a miracle with her pregnancy condition. The family will be moving to North Carolina within the next few months due to a job transfer. That will be an interesting place to visit!
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Post by Shann » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:37 am

Hey Barb when you go to NC you will have to let me know cuz Q is going to Seminary at Duke which is in Durham NC and we want as many of excuses as possible to visit him. Unless of course I can talk you into coming back to Rochester area to get in touch with roots :mrgreen:
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Post by Rebecky » Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:11 pm

So I decided to start working on a novel again. I probably won't get far... every time I try to write one I quit because I decide its stupid. lol

Anyway, I'm writing this one in the first person and I'm kind of thinking if its just me or not but it almost seems like it comes off has past tense because of the first person thing. Maybe its just my imagination.
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Post by Ms. Barbie » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:42 pm

Shann- that would be cool! They are looking at an area outside of Raleigh- Fugue Varina or something like that. The entire family will be flying out next Friday to find a home to buy. Sounds like a lot of work- especially with a 2 month old infant and 3 other girls under the age of 6!

I don't anticipate going to Rochester as my grandma is gone and I have no real contact persons there. My ex- cousin and a Facebook friend are there but not a priority to make effort to visit. Of course, I could come to see YOU!!! :superhappy

I think I would travel more if I had someone reliable to tend to my pets when I'm away. They are aging and once gone, there will be no more.
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Post by JesusPuppy » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:13 pm

Shann wrote:So you best up your picking pup. And don't say anything about picking your nose. Now that we are in the mainstream we have to pretend to have manners! :tongue
You mean like... "You can pick your friends and you can pick your nose but you can't pick your friends nose."

I would never say something like that. :wink:
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Post by violin4jesus » Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:33 pm

We tried In-and-Out on our honeymoon when we went through Redding. I wasn't overly impressed, and since I've become a food snob (organic and natural, etc.) I ignore all the In-and-Outs I pass every day since moving down here. The last fast food I had was Jack-in-the-Box last November when we moved and nothing else was in walking distance of our bed & breakfast and we didn't want to empty the front seat of the car. Unless you count The Habit which is next door to my work but they are a step up from fast food in my opinion - almost Red Robin quality but less than half of the price. I've only been there 3 times in 9 months, though. I sometimes crave a fast food burger, but then I imagine the consequences of such a choice, and talk myself out of it pretty quickly. :lol: It's a pretty good thing, though - before I converted to organic food I regularly stopped at fast food but my health was terrible. Besides allergies and back pain (and insomnia), I rarely have issues anymore.

Just one more week on days, and then I finally get to go back to nights. I need it. I am sleeping so terribly these days no matter what I do or how tired I am. The 5:30am wake up is just too early for me and I am so exhausted by the end of the day I can hardly think straight. Then I try to get to bed at 10pm and it takes until after 11pm to fall asleep and I wake up 3-4 times during the night. :cry: The 4th of July is the last day shift for me - yay! :superhappy

Yesterday I had an awful delivery. Basically the doctor didn't want to wait any longer for the woman to push her baby out (granted, she'd been pushing about 2 hours and was tired), so put on a vacuum and cut some room and pulled. The head came out, but then the shoulders got stuck for over a minute and the nurses were jumping on top of her to push down and pull her legs back and finally they called a code to get extra help and thankfully the baby popped out even before everyone got there. And the baby was okay, after a couple minutes of being a little shocked. It recovered well and breastfed for an hour and the mom wasn't torn too badly at all. But I was pretty traumatized. I have rarely seen shoulder dystocia and usually it was 10-30 seconds at the most. This one was well over a minute. The nurses said it can happen for several minutes and is more common here. I am more used to night shift in smaller hospitals and pushing until the baby's pretty much crowning and having the doctor waltz in and catch. Rarely they need to cut, and sometimes the woman does need a little vacuum assist, but usually the baby has already squeezed through most of the way, so if the shoulders get wedged, it doesn't take too long to pop them loose. I am much more used to easier and less riskier deliveries, and I know I need to learn the high risk stuff, but yeah, it's pretty traumatizing the first time I have to see it. I really hope night shift is better. It just seems like more crazy stuff happens on day shift and maybe some people like that but I don't. At least the family appreciated me and felt like I did a good job. But even after all that and it was my third day in a row with barely any sleep, I still didn't fall asleep until after 1am. Guess my mind was racing too much. :|

I work tomorrow, so I only have today to recover. It's beautiful and sunny; was thinking about hitting Redondo Beach again. I have a zillion dishes to wash and laundry could use some work. I also haven't been to the gym since Monday. Decisions, decisions! I slept in a little to catch up on lost sleep, and caught up my email and the budget already.

Over the last three weeks, I joined three library systems, and two of them have music downloads besides the ebooks. I can download up to 3 tracks a week for each system, so 6 total. This week I downloaded Sibelius Symphony No. 1 and The Moldau by Smetana, and I have one left and I think I'll do Fantasy on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams, if I can find it. I rarely buy classical music, but I do have my favorites I've played or heard over the years, so it's nice to have that option! I haven't browsed a whole lot of the ebooks yet, but I'm glad to have access to three different library systems. Plus I still am on the one where I grew up in Seattle (shhhh - don't tell 'em I've moved to Cali). The irony? The libraries are all within a 5-mile radius, despite being completely different systems.

Hope y'all are having a good week too. Nice to see a few new (and old) faces peeking in here.

Will pray for your family, Becky. Seema and Barb, you still haven't hung out with me yet! Ryan and I visited the Aquarium in Long Beach this week (he's writing a paper about it for his writing class) and I thought about Barb getting to take Karlene out on a boat tour from there. It'd be fun to go out and see dolphins. Hint, hint....

Wow, I have written a novel. Better hurry up and send it so I can figure out what to do with the rest of my day!

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Post by tonguethaid » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:37 pm

Yeah, I suppose I was mostly frustrated cause I got on and everything seemed different and at first I thought it was gone gone, obviously I adapt well to change :roll: :wink:

Sorry Shann, I didn't realize how long it had been since I popped on. Trust me it wont happen again!! haha As for potty training we have been working on it for awhile. I think we would definitely be there if we havent had to travel so much. But so far 2 whole days without an accident. We told him he can have a party if he goes 7 strait without an accident.

Still been busy busy. Trying hard to keep active and keeping track of calories. Which is super hard in this country!!

I got a new computer so hopefully it will be easier for me to get on, hopefully faithwriters is still here when I come back :wink:

(Sorry Deb I will stop being cheeky!! :roll: )
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Post by Shann » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:44 pm

Glad you are adjusting to your busy schedule Kara and I want to come to the potty party!

I had a delivery once like the one you described Leah. I had checked the patient and her membranes were bulging so I wiggled my fingers a bit and out gushed meconium fluid. My finger wiggling probably saved the baby's life cuz she was just starting to have late decels. Then she pushed and the head was out and we tried everything to get that baby out but he wasn't budging. It was horrible. We did a stat C-section in the delivery room and even then she couldn't unstick the shoulders. I was holding the patient's leg on my shoulder and had a perfect view. The doc started to cry and called out Please help me. She is a very calm doctor and once she started panicking the rest of us became super scared. thankfully the mom was out and the father had to leave the room when we started surgery. But I remember all of a sudden seeing the head pop up and those closest really thought the tugging had caused a decapitation. It was horrible. But the little guy was just fine and when Mom came back three years later he was doing great developmentally but it was the worst delivery I had ever been a part of.

Thank you Pup for remembering your manners. I'm weird enough for everyone so we shall slowly start freraking people out. But if Leah and my story doesn't send people running nothing will.
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Post by Shann » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:47 pm

Hey Kara I thought of you when I was watching the news about the fires in Colorado cuz I thought that was one of the places you were going. Then I worried about Becky when I heard how the storms did a number on DC but then I remembered she said she was a couple of hours from the city.
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Post by Rebecky » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:11 pm

Oh we got the bad storms too. The power was out in a lot of places. My cousin lives up in Delaware and she lost power today for 9 hours.
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Post by Deb Porter » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:54 am

Sparrow wrote:Hi everyone! I had my appointment with the renowned specialist this week. I got a diagnoses!! She confirmed that fibromyalgia is a mis-diagnoses and that I have a genetic connective tissue disorder. I might have an un-named one or have Ehlers-Danlos with either the double-jointed symptom not as bad as most have it or my tendons are too tight to let them move (which causes extra pain.) But my shoulder, hips, and my hands are double-jointed. That's part of what's wrong with my shoulder. It's been doing a lot better though, since I haven't had to drive at all the last couple weeks.

The doctor ordered an MRI with me sitting up instead of laying down to check for Chiari and instability in my neck bones. She thinks my neck is shifting around and pinching nerves and that is causing a lot of my symptoms, including the things like brain fog. I'm hoping my insurance will cover that and the pain ointment she prescribed.
Praise God that you have at last found out what you don't have and are starting to uncover the truth about what you do have. Praying now for insurance to cover everything required and for this to lead to a brand new Amy (or perhaps even the old one back again).

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