Greetings all day long ie Good Morning Thursday

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Rabbit, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Rabbit

    Rabbit Member

    Greetings all day long ie Good Morning Thursday. Hugs and Hello to all In a hurry but wanted to start the thread. My cat panted for about 5 mins last night first time only time . calling the vet Rabbit
  2. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    Good Morning Everyone,

    Rabbit, It's so scary when a "fur baby" is sick! Hope your cat feels better ASAP!

    Going to pour another cup of coffee. I got a really good night's sleep last night for the first time in a long time and am still exhausted today - Can't figure it out, lol...

    Hope everyone has a good day... SFR
  3. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Good Thursday morning,

    Rabbit, hope your fur baby is okay.

    SFR, I hate when I know I've sleep well but am still tired. I hope you perk up!

    I'm not having a great morning. H went to work over an hour away and I'm alone today. I think the pain killers are killing my mood and outlook. I cried when H left. Wish I had a friend who would visit me. I know I sound pathetic, but it's how I'm feeling right now. After the nurse visit, maybe I'll take a shower and feel better. Sorry for being a downer today.

    I hope everyone has a good day!
  4. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    I should be saying good morning, Friday.

    No time to greet you all personally, it's almost 1 am here! Summer is here in all its sultry force. I got the washing dry today despite the humidity. Saw the neurologist, had an impromptu Chinese meal courtesy of mother in law (who was also seeing the neurologist). husband did the shopping while we were at the doctor. So it should have been an early night. So why are we all still up?

    Beats me. Maybe it's the heat...

    Enjoy your Thursday, everyone.

  5. SearchingForRainbows

    SearchingForRainbows Active Member

    hearts and roses,

    Thinking of you and hoping you feel better soon!! Many, many hugs being sent your way... SFR
  6. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Marg, I drove Q to school this morning (a different thread, sigh) and my car said MINUS 11 Fahrenheit and it is -30 with the windchill (less than ten minutes to frostbite) I felt naked in the cold....really, my coat felt like it was not even on. I am once again so jealous I prefer sweltering heat to freezing cold.

    I know I should not complain we have had a huge break in the winter weather here esp after last year when you couldn't see to turn a corner due to the build up of snow! I just am a whiner about being cold. I think I can just a tiny bit understand sensory issues because when I am cold I can't even tell if I really am hungry, need to use the rest room, need pain medication, etc.. I just feel awful all over. I do wonder if sensory processing disorders feel like that.

    Other than that I am happy Q turned it around and got to go to school because he really likes to go because it is his routine. He just LOVES routine. Lucky me that is an easy thing to do.

    H&R I hope you feel better. I have chronic pain but usually well controlled with only tramadol. It is depressing and I hope you find relief. I did a dumb thing and drank a coke due to limited choices when waiting for Q at an appointment. Then the next day I felt pain all over in addition to my back and I remembered. I just really underestimate how much even a little caffeine affects me. It makes a huge difference in my pain level and allowed me to stop any narcotic pain medication when I quit it. Seems weird but I learned it in a scleroderma support group. If you use caffeine, it might be worth going thru the withdrawl to find out if it helps. Certainly doesn't take all the pain away but put me in a category of having it be controllable.

    Gentle hugs to you...

    I hope all the pets and people here have a good day. You are all very important to me. TTFN, Dee
  7. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Okay, I'm awake now.

    On the subject of chronic pain - it can pass. It depends on why, and how. I have shared here before about my long-term chronic pain but over the last 18 months it has gradually eased to the point where at last I have been able to reduce my morphine levels. I had tried for years and could not; the dose just kept increasing, partly habituation and partly pain actually increasing over time.

    Just before Christmas I took my last morphine. I'm now cutting back on other less strong pain killers. I'm still in pain, but not as severe and I'm managing it. I think a big reason for my improvement has been the radiation treatment for my breast cancer (need to check this out with doctors, it's just my theory) because the improvement began a few months after my radiation treatment finished. My pain specialist is blown away by this.

    All I'm saying - never give up hope. I know, from my own experience, that you also need to shield yourself from false hope, but keep a kernel of "maybe one day..." alive inside.

    As for the osteo component of my pain - easy child 2/difficult child 2 commented the other day that my collection of cushions (in the car) is rivalling her own personal collection in her living room and bedroom combined. But some of my cushions are expensive orthopedic ones for supporting this bit, or that, that hurts with pressure. I can't see them fitting in to a typical living room decor!

    My improvement in pain may not last. I know that. But every day I'm able to stay off morphine, is a day when my body is adjusting the required dosage level back down.

    I hope you feel better today, Jo.

    And Buddy - stay warm! We had a freezer at work that went to 30 below. There were lots of strict safety regs about using it, because none of us in Australia can personally comprehend such appalling temperatures. My boss wanted to chill off a bucket of water so he put it in the freezer for half an hour. When he took it out the handle pulled off the bucket (the plastic had passed glass transition temperature) and managed to manhandle the plastic-coated ice block to the sink in his lab. I was sitting in there with him as, over the next ten minutes, the thing warmed up so fast that bits kept shattering off literally under their own steam. Bits of bucket fell off, chunks of ice would self-shatter with sounds like gunshots. It was very difficult to concentrate!

  8. Marguerite

    Marguerite Active Member

    Rabbit, how's the cat?

    And SFR, didn't mean to ignore you. That cup of coffee must have been a long time ago! I'm about to go have my Friday morning cuppa.

  9. buddy

    buddy New Member

    oh MARG!!!! That made it all very real and much colder all of a sudden, hahahaha