How to Join Member's Area Private Library Search Today's Topics p Login
Main Forums Discussion Tech Talk Mature Content Archives
   Nav Win
 Discussion
 Announcements & Links
 A little note from our most Gentle Spiri   [ Page: 1  2  ]
 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24
Follow us on Facebook

 Moderated by: Elizabeth   (Admins )

 
User Options
Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Admin Print Send ECard
Passions in Poetry

A little note from our most Gentle Spirit

 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


0 posted 07-15-2005 12:19 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine


quote:
Please pass along to my Passions buddies you know of that I may be absent for a bit until the fingers flex again enough to type.  I am afraid if I get in to read I will not be able to reply except with smilies, and that hardly seems fair to people but I hate for them to think Iím not reading either just because I canít type worth a darn.

I believe that all who know our Passionate poet is very much one of her "buddies" so I thought it best to put her note here.

Donna suffers from a visit of Mr. Arthur Itis...he is such a Pain! He comes at the most inconvenient moments, and beleaguers her so much at the worst possible times - especially with so many new poets coming in and making themselves known!

Gentle Spirit would love to be there for each and every one!

If you have a moment?  Send a note...but please, let her know you won't expect a response right away, at least, not until her new eviction notices that are being served on Mr. Itis take effect.

Thank you!

[This message has been edited by Sunshine (07-21-2005 07:16 PM).]

SEA
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 5 Tours
Moderator
Member Seraphic
since 01-18-2000
Posts 24152
with you


1 posted 07-15-2005 12:40 AM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Donna,
I hope your hands are feeling better!! I'm sorry you are hurting...take care and many for you

thank you Karilea for letting us know!!
Midnitesun
Deputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Empyrean
since 05-18-2001
Posts 29020
Gaia


2 posted 07-15-2005 12:51 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

yep, tell ol Arthur to take a hike!
Donna, I hope you can soak the hands in epsom salts, and take aspirin?
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPLY AT THIS TIME.
Just know, I understand and sympathize.
Alicat
Member Elite
since 05-23-99
Posts 4277
Coastal Texas


3 posted 07-15-2005 12:54 AM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Having had a hole in my right wrist ligament (below the pinkie), I know well the feeling.  Well, kinda.  My fingers still worked, but everything from the wrist to the shoulder did not.  It is amazing how many muscles, tendons, and ligaments flow from those two points.  So southpaw typing became the norm for a bit, until I could situate myself so that my hands dangled from the wrists...no stress...which allowed typing for short bursts of time.  Been over a year 1/2 now since the surgery which fixed it, pretty much an endoscopic dremel to smooth snaggled edges, and I'm so much better.  Especially compared to those 14 months.  Gentle Spirit, you take care now.  Now need to cause more pain, just do what you can.  I know even 2 fingered typing can be a chore.  I do hope you can find some relief...have you tried heating creams or cod liver gelcaps (a much appreciated improvement over the liquid...don't taste the cod liver oil).  Unfortuned, cod oil only helps with nerve/eye regeneration, and hair/skin growth.  Won't do much for bone rubbing, though it might well help ligaments and tendons.  Be sure to ask your doctor about pros and cons, and what else OTC may be out there.
passing shadows
Member Empyrean
since 08-26-99
Posts 46297
displaced


4 posted 07-15-2005 03:16 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

smileys are wonderful

we love ya gal
HopeS
Member Elite
since 12-22-2000
Posts 4613
Perth Western Australia


5 posted 07-15-2005 04:21 AM       View Profile for HopeS   Email HopeS   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HopeS's Home Page   View IP for HopeS

Donna , Hope your fingers improve day by day , the same thing happens to me especially in my wrists  more so during winter

Hope
LeeJ
Member Patricius
since 06-19-2003
Posts 13093
SE PA


6 posted 07-15-2005 06:42 AM       View Profile for LeeJ   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LeeJ

Dear Donna,
Cannot express in words how you will sorely be missed...as your love, inspiration and astute reading of our poems is understood upon leaving comments behind...your encouragement and steadfast kindness to others is sometimes overwhelming...bringing tears of greatfulness to the author's heart and work....you really do read the poems of others and absorb their true meaning, leaving comments of praise, greatfulness for the read and encouragement to the poet to continue....thank you, thank you for all your kind words and eyes...

May you heal quickly and may your spirit be filled with all the goodness you give to so many...

Luv and hugs...
Lee J.
kaile
Deputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Ascendant
since 02-06-2000
Posts 5323
singapore


7 posted 07-15-2005 07:00 AM       View Profile for kaile   Email kaile   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kaile

take care Donna. don't worry about the replies
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


8 posted 07-15-2005 08:41 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

A note from Donna - typed by one of her friends...yes, her visitor is making it that bad for her just now...
quote:
I am going to have a restricted day of typing anything today at work.  Will be
tested again for all of the normal things, RA, gout, and anything else that can
cause this type of pain and inflammation.   Which means lots of paperwork, but
minimal typing.

Applied ice to both hands last night across the backs of them and fingers. Some relief gained. Actually slept some last night.     

Possible addition of meds.  I will do as Alicat suggested, and speak with my doctor on those subjects. Long weekend coming up, will be doing lots of reading and little in the way of responding so if you see a smilie, just please know that I am here, if not in so many words, but most definately in spirit.

Darn, I miss the pages of blue.  Peace and hugs.


Donna called me [she can still talk ] and reiterated her message - and especially to our Ali - who gave her some information that was new to her! Thank you, Ali!

I'm sure that once Mr. Art decides to take a hike and leave her alone for awhile, our Gentle Spirit will be back in here to thank you all personally. Your continued thoughts and prayers - and especially those suggestions as to whatever products or methods have worked for you folks in the past - are extremely appreciated!

Thank you all!


Enchantress
Member Empyrean
since 08-14-2001
Posts 37801
Somewhere in time~


9 posted 07-15-2005 08:43 AM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Ah sweetie...you take care...
read and relax and come back when Arthur leaves.
Sending healing hugs your way.
scorpio
Member Ascendant
since 10-02-2002
Posts 5709
right...there


10 posted 07-15-2005 08:46 AM       View Profile for scorpio   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for scorpio

I do hope you hands start to feel better soon.  

believe in what your heart feels...

kayjay
Member Elite
since 06-24-2002
Posts 2334
Oregon


11 posted 07-15-2005 09:00 AM       View Profile for kayjay   Email kayjay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for kayjay

From one who loves to "noodle around" on piano and stringed instruments, our use of hands seems so matter of fact.  I'd be devastated to have them impaired.  
Donna, you're a tough lady to endure such and a strong soul to share with such dignity.  Best, Ken

Through rubble and trouble and dark of night
The yawn of a dawn will hasten the light

Greeneyes
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Patricius
since 09-09-2000
Posts 10848
In Your Poetic Mind


12 posted 07-15-2005 10:17 AM       View Profile for Greeneyes   Email Greeneyes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Greeneyes

hey   keep those wings fluttering, and know i'm thinking bout ya...hurry back when ya can....

In your light I learn how to love
In your beauty how to make poems
You dance inside my chest where
no one sees you and that sight becomes this art

Dark Angel
Member Patricius
since 08-04-99
Posts 10270


13 posted 07-15-2005 04:46 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Hey Bella, thinking about you. You  don't worry about dem replies ok, just think about getting rid of dat Mr Arthur Ritis. I hope you feel better soon honey.



Mxx

take bread away from me, if you wish, take air away. but do not take from me your laughter.

~neruda~

Martie
Moderator
Member Empyrean
since 09-21-1999
Posts 28608
California


14 posted 07-15-2005 07:00 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I hope you feel better soon, Donna!!  After I shut my hand in the car door I couldn't type, it almost drove me crazy.  Hugs!
Alicat
Member Elite
since 05-23-99
Posts 4277
Coastal Texas


15 posted 07-15-2005 07:28 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Kayjay said it best.  During my episode, I had multiple dreams about losing my hand motion, since I'm very tactile.  What took so long for me was not just my personal pride in having to ask for governmental help, but also extensive research in trying to find out what exactly was causing my severe pain, discomfort, and lack of mobility.  And that's where we get it wrong, when we try to self diagnose something new to our systems.  I finally caved, got state help, and saw a neurologist who did nerve response tests.  And those suck!  Basically an electrical charge to test nerve response, and when you hurt, it ain't no picnic.  I realize I broke a slew of grammicatical rules with that one, and with the usage of slew, but oh well.  I've developed a tolerance towards Nanner's wooden rulers.  It took a Xray and MRI (which hurt like allfire...made my hand twitch, which made my nerves twitch, which made muscles twitch, which caused my torn ligament to twitch...weren't pretty) to deduce what was wrong, and how to fix it.  Since I had 'waited' far too long, it took 3 months of physical therapy before my right hand grip equalled my left hand grip of 68 psi.  At the start of PT, my right was at 9 psi.

Moral?  Don't stall, don't wait, do what ya gotta do to make yerself right, or to find out what's wrong so you can make adjustments.
sandgrain
Member Elite
since 09-21-1999
Posts 3657
Sycamore, IL, USA


16 posted 07-15-2005 08:59 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

I pray Arthur moves out soon.  He's no fun.  Back in '96 when my RA flared, not only were my feet too painful to walk on, but my wrists and hands were so swollen and sore, I couldn't even pull my covers up, so I know first hand how Arthur works.  
My 16 year old grand-daughter slid into base scoring for her softball team a few weeks ago. Both hands were under her when she did, resulting in both thumbs being broken (one in 2 places). That put the kibosh on swimming, driving, etc. for the summer.  Everyone teases her, "Thumbs up, Stephie!"  She's such a good sport.  Casts should come off just as school begins.

Hugs and healing prayers to you,

   Rae
Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


17 posted 07-15-2005 09:21 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Ali?  Believe it or not?  This is why I love my Chiropractic family....I use to laugh at Chiropractors...but no more, no more, ain't gonna laugh no more....

Heck, My Chiro is the reason I get to stay at my computer and bang away at what is just residing there in my head, waiting to get out!

And you know what?

LOL...He's going to hold my first book-signing party!!!
Trillium
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Patricius
since 03-09-2001
Posts 12129
Idaho, USA


18 posted 07-15-2005 10:10 PM       View Profile for Trillium   Email Trillium   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Trillium

Dar Donna:  Sure sorry to hear about your arthritic problems.  I have them in a minor way and imagine it is really bad for you, when you can't type. I do hope you are better soon.  No need to reply, just want you to know I am thinking about you.

Betty Lou

Betty Lou Hebert

Goldenrose
Member Elite
since 05-30-2003
Posts 3637


19 posted 07-16-2005 05:43 AM       View Profile for Goldenrose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Goldenrose

Donna...may your pain ease quickly and hope to see you back where you belong soon..here at Passions...

Goldenrose.

Desire for nothing except desirelessness,hope for nothing except to rise above all hopes, want nothing and you will have everything.avatar Meher Baba.

Gentle Spirit
Member Laureate
since 10-09-2000
Posts 14329


20 posted 07-16-2005 10:49 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit



The left hand fingers are flexing today.
(try typing with one hand only)
the right hand fingers dont want to flex to much yet so very briefly will just say

My thanks and love to each of you for your thoughts and friendships. It makes not being able to reply so much easier, knowing that you all understand why.

peace.   oh.........and could someone please pour me a cup of coffee?  I need one badly....lol.   each

Give me your heart
Make it real
Or else forget about it...Santana

Sunshine
Administrator
Member Caelestus
since 06-25-99
Posts 67715
Listening to every heart


21 posted 07-21-2005 07:17 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

A few more prayers for a few more tests...and hopefully those prayers will find their way to releasing the stress that's causing the flareup...

and GS will be back with us...soon!

Thanks, everyone!
sandgrain
Member Elite
since 09-21-1999
Posts 3657
Sycamore, IL, USA


22 posted 07-21-2005 08:57 PM       View Profile for sandgrain   Email sandgrain   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for sandgrain

Gee, when I make coffee tomorrow, I'll pour you a cup if you'll come sit with me and sup.

Just be very careful with that HOT stuff when your hands are so bad.  You don't need to get burned in addition and I know coffee just doesn't taste right through a straw unless it's iced coffee.

((((((hugs))))))

   Rae
Gentle Spirit
Member Laureate
since 10-09-2000
Posts 14329


23 posted 07-22-2005 08:03 AM       View Profile for Gentle Spirit   Email Gentle Spirit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gentle Spirit

Rae, bless your heart for my coffee
Momma K? I ate the piece of pie  
but I haven't been able to sleep
this crap hurts so bad
and all that I can do is sigh..

and wait for results to come in....

Thanks everyone for your kindness
today, these 'lil paws hurt
so for now smileys will have to do

but darn, I sure do miss being
among everyone as much
here on these pages of blue.

Hugs, and peace to all.
~D~
Mysteria
Deputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 10 ToursDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 TourDeputy Moderator 1 Tour
Member Laureate
since 03-07-2001
Posts 19652
British Columbia, Canada


24 posted 07-22-2005 01:18 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

You take care Donna, and I hope to find out what your little computer hands have, as I think my thumb has it too   It has insomnia as well and it sure isn't arthritis I don't think anyway?  If it is, getting old really does suck!
 
 Post A Reply Post New Topic   Go to the Next Oldest/Previous Topic Return to Topic Page Go to the Next Newest Topic 
All times are ET (US) Top
  User Options
>> Discussion >> Announcements & Links >> A little note from our most Gentle Spiri   [ Page: 1  2  ] Format for Better Printing EMail to a Friend Not Available
Print Send ECard

 

pipTalk Home Page | Main Poetry Forums

How to Join | Member's Area / Help | Private Library | Search | Contact Us | Today's Topics | Login
Discussion | Tech Talk | Archives | Sanctuary



© Passions in Poetry and netpoets.com 1998-2013
All Poetry and Prose is copyrighted by the individual authors