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serenity blaze
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0 posted 02-21-2004 11:20 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

After doing quite well the past two weeks, apparently that muscle in my left buttocks is once again wrapped around my sciatic nerve, result being that the "hamstring" muscle in my left leg is now jumping around like a Harlem Globetrotter. and tsk?
It gets worse--my eyesight not being too good either, I also mistakenly took Immodium all week instead of my Zanax (er... shouldn't I be constipated??) which might explain why I can sleep only a half hour at a time. Then my OB/GYN prescribed meds that conflicted with the meds that the osteodoc prescribed, all washed down with steroid "therapy" that damned near killed me, so I stopped the steroids cold, which was a mistake, as I was supposed to be weaned off of them--withdrawals really suck, folks--so I finally went back to the family doc who said I was chemically imbalanced (duh) and he informed me that I have to wait until all other prescribed meds are completely out of my system to go forward with my bloodwork--AND? I am now being sued as my insurance refuses to pay for the MRI's, sonograms, ultrasounds and physical therapy. The osteoarthritis is flaring again since I've developed a peculiar sensitivity to anti-inflammatories. It's also Mardi Gras here in New Orleans, and my husband has continued his annual tradition of completely losing his mind. The new puppy has eaten every pair of flat shoes I own (after I ceremoniously discarded all of my beloved high heels) so I'll have to wear slippers to go buy new shoes so I can go gadding about through traffic to gather my medical records to personally bring them to my insurer's office Monday--and???? The car is in the shop so I'll have to climb into the truck too.  

Forgive me. I realize how trivial this is in comparison to the injustice poets have received at the hands of the  malicious administration in Passions.

I just felt the need to whine a bit.



And by the way, I know of at least three people in this forum scheduled for surgery in the upcoming weeks, all of whom have been stoically silent regarding their pain. Good luck to you all too, I hope all three are successful and without complications.

Yep--forgive me, I should be ashamed.
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1 posted 02-21-2004 11:32 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

egads Blazey -- you certainly hit a bad spell...  I hope you can get some relief soon.. and in lieu of meds -- there's always Lamaz breathing if it hurts too bad.

Namaste

peace (soon)
serenity blaze
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2 posted 02-21-2004 11:47 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Reb? thank you--and yes, I still have the sense to know that I'm doing better than a lot of folks. At least that rash on me arse is clearing up. I thought of covering the scars with a tribal tat, but as it is, I don't see the point of decorating cottage cheese. *wince*

On the bright side, the doc says my hubby has a 75% chance of total remission for the Hepatitis if he quits drinking. ("after carnival" he said)

and actually, I'm in good spirits, since the doc had mercy and refilled my Lortab.



Oh well. I guess that means more withdrawals huh? I'm getting pretty good at it tho.  

and a get well wish to Michael Auguste too. (I haven't forgotten you bud!)

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3 posted 02-21-2004 11:56 AM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Karen...Sure would like a capsule containing just a little bit of your sense of humor.  You are amazing, lady!  I hope things will be better soon...there is something about February!  
serenity blaze
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4 posted 02-21-2004 12:02 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Martie, YOU are amazing.

Know you are in my thoughts and prayers this horrid month as well.

Love you dearly lady.

You are the queen of poetry.
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Geeez Karen, I read your words here and can't even figure out how to reply to them...
just keep doing what you need to to eventually come off all of those prescriptive drugs..I have used Xannax before so I know what it is like to not have it when needed and yes..it is another addictive drug.

I hope you get through this mardi gras time...and are soon relieved of all that ails you.

hugs and hopefully some peaceful sleep ( for the both of us)
Maureen
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6 posted 02-21-2004 12:28 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Maureen? Love ya lady.

and folks, it actually did feel good to just to blow off a little steam.

Thanks for being tolerant of me.

Hugs and um...sweet dreams.

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7 posted 02-21-2004 12:33 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Ah sweet lady, this too shall pass..like gas.
Yanno we have to keep our sense of humor.
I had my 'scope' this week and they couldn't knock me out
cause of my low blood pressure.
All they managed to do was put me into a drunken stupor.
You think the PDV chats are funny?
I did a stand up, (make that lie down) 'butt routine'
that had them rollin' in the aisles.
You get feeling better real soon lady.
And, everyone else out there who is facing surgery..
tests, or just feeling blah,..get well soon!

Michael Auguste..You know my prayers are with you sweetie.
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Sometimes all you can do is smile! You handle things with a wicked sense of humor and that's a testimony to who you are. I hope things in your life get straightened out (hang your shoes on hooks on the wall - people will think you're on the cutting edge of some new design craze and the puppy won't be able to reach them).



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Hang in there Karen!

And take care of you!

Miah
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Our bodies can play such mean tricks on us! hey I have an ear ache! among a lot of other crap...ohhh if only we can take our boidies in for a tune up like our cars!!!!!!!
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11 posted 02-21-2004 04:23 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Oh, gal... *shaking head*

It ain't easy being, is it? *S*

Hang in there... and email me one of these days... I keep getting bouncebacks. *S*
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12 posted 02-21-2004 04:26 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Ruth, Hey lovie! I tried to e mail you and got bounced too!

Try again? I cleaned up the ole mailbox--on top of everything else, I didn't even think to mention SPAM.
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13 posted 02-21-2004 04:39 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Karen - I love ya lol - email me would you? As I told Martie yesterday, your February sounds just like all of my Novembers.

K
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14 posted 02-21-2004 04:45 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

K? check your e-mail for a special greeting.



love, midi-k
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Love ya lady.


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16 posted 02-21-2004 07:09 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Grin.

My son stayed home from the parades today to stay with me because, well, I was behaving oddly, even for me. After watching me pace, smoke, post, catnap, pace, smoke, post, he delivered his current theory regarding my er...condition:

"The problem is, Mom, you have a very dynamic "chi" that is internalized to the point of self-destruction."

(I suspect that is a Bruce Lee quote.)

But I admit, his smug analysis irked me so I just said:

"Son, do you really want to discuss kundalini with your mother? Think about it. It could get weird."

He thought about it and changed the subject.

"I'm going to create a graphic for you when I get home later."

His idea? A tombstone with my name on it, d.o.b.-eternity, with a hand, bursting out of the earth before the stone, with carefully painted nails, shooting the world the finger.

I like it already.

See folks? It really ain't all that bad.

Hugs all.

and gee, I might as well stay up now so I can sleep tonight.

and nod.

now that I've announced that I'll prolly fall into a deep sleep as soon I submit this.

reverse psychology as self-help...it works for me.


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I go to a funeral for the day and come back to chaos!    You KNOW my thoughts are with you...AND the others!
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I need an aspirin...
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20 posted 02-24-2004 01:30 AM       View Profile for Masked Intruder   Email Masked Intruder   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Masked Intruder

Hey, K?  I just saw somewhere a pair of aluminum plated shoes...sposed to be super comfortable, but aluminum shell?  got me, no idea....but i doubt yer doggy would chew doze bad boys up.
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YOU of all people should KNOW better than to just STOP taking something I'm feeling for you twin...wishing I could take some of your pain you do know that right? My ma is down there right now...first parade 16 stuffed toys and too many beads to count and my cousin got grandstand tickets for what I was told was the biggest parade...sigh...I just hope she doesnt get her picture in the paper...imagine having to live down your MOM flashing her saggy boobs you are ever in my heart
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22 posted 02-24-2004 03:39 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

*chuckle*

Yep, Paula, the madness is going on even as I type. And if I have gone a little crazy here in the forums, it's because I didn't go nuts out there shudder. I told the husband I'd divorce him if he brought ONE pair of beads home. He did anyway. And I had to forgive him--it was from The Krewe of Muses and I don't dare insult the muses by refusing their gifts.

At midnight tonight, the last parade rolls through the quarter--police on horseback announcing the end of carnival and how everybody must go home now. (I keep expecting Ron Carnell to try that same tact with me.)

Our friends said carnival missed me this year--it was kind of a hard luck celebration that seemed to follow my husband around.
A man was thrown from his horse and my husband dialed 911. (Uh--there's just police and ambulances all over the place at a parade route but he calls 9-1-1. (Cute--but DUMB.) He was also right next to a guy who fell twenty feet off a float as they rode the streets in the Krewe of Alla. We also had our first murder ever at a carnival parade, which prompted the city to protect the public with the assistance of state troupers and coast guard helicopters. lessseee...the river was closed after two boats collided at the mouth of the river resulting in five deaths by drowning. The annual "Lundi Gras" celebration at the Spanish Plaza was canceled yesterday as a storm blew in, taking the stage and tent with it. My husband thinks I cursed carnival.



I like to think my friends are right--the gods and goddesses just missed me.



sigh. But tomorrow the streets will be clean, the people repentant, and a contrite, hungover bunch of cajuns will be running around with ashes on their heads.

Good for another year.

shaking my head.

Ain't it a trip?

Happy Mardi Gras Paula, and to everyone.
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23 posted 02-24-2004 07:55 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Wow Karen, you are having quite a time of it aren't you? Last week sucked for me as well....but at least I didn't mistake my Xanax for Immodium...lol...But I was flossing my teeth and flossed right off the bonding between my two front teeth! I looked ridiculous and so went to my dentist who was naturally away on vacation, but had another fellow filling in for him("filling" in..get it). He said he could fix it. Fine, but he had a slight tremor and it took a little longer than it should have. That cost $180. Two days later I was eating a muffin, soft and fresh as anything, and the back of another tooth fell completely off!! Back to the tremorman I go and he charges me $60 for a temporary filling. Geeeeeeesh! This Monday I went to my dentist now home from vacation looking tanned and rested. Out comes the temporary filling and in with the new, long lasting type. You know.....the EXPENSIVE kind!! Thank goodness for medication.
  Don't even ask me about the dryer that had to be replaced and the new high speed modem that took two days to start working! No, don't even hint about the sliding glass doors on our back deck which have decided it is time to quit sliding on the track!!!
  But, I did see the sun to-day and that was nice. It seemed to take the pain of my osteoarthritis down a couple of notches. Of course my dog threw up on my clean, white sweater....while I was wearing it...but I figure the undigested kibble kind of looked like buttons and just went on with my day.
   You're a love and everything you write, whether it be poetry or stating a fact, simply makes me glad I belong to Passions. Chin up Toots and go buy yourself some new shoes! hugs, Chris
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24 posted 02-24-2004 08:03 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Hey, it's all good, Chris.

A dentist with a tremor????

*heart felt hugs*

*wince*

I almost postponed oral surgery just because I suspected the doc was in a bad mood!

(I'd heard him hollering on the phone from his office while I was waiting, and I just kept saying "We can do this another day--it's okay by me!")



And as I was saying to someone a little while ago, y'just never know what others are going through...

Hugs lady.
 
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