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Huan Yi
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0 posted 05-06-2009 08:53 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

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What illness are you having to live with
even as you type a response to this?


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Juju
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1 posted 05-07-2009 01:41 AM       View Profile for Juju   Email Juju   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Juju's Home Page   View IP for Juju

Anxiety - It makes me a wierdo.

-Juju

-"So you found a girl
Who thinks really deep thoughts
What's so amazing about really deep thoughts " Silent all these Years, Tori Amos

serenity blaze
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2 posted 05-07-2009 05:03 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Um, they don't know.

I have diverticulosus.<--spelled wrong, (But it's healing nicely.)

A lung condition of unknown origin. (I suspect it's due to smoking.)

I also have some odd pigmentation thing going on--my arms are spotted.

I have gastro-intestinal problems, that may be gluten related. (They don't know yet.)

Um, I have degenerative disk disease. But I'm told everyone over forty-five does.

My eyes are bad.

*shrug* Aren't everybody's?

sciatica, and doesn't everybody?

and yeah, I'm flat footed. Not a problem with the right shoes.

I was surgically slammed into the mat of menopause, so I really never know if I have a flu-type virus--hot flashes make me cold and clammy anyhow.

I just blow my nose alot, and I enjoy it.

It makes my ears pop.

And I don't think any of this is evil-bad-illness.

I am a better being than I have been for a long, long time. I sleep well, and I drink milk and eat proteins--and I love apple juice.

I cut my cigs (I failed my cessation) but I did cut my habit in half, and I think I breathe more oxygen. ? I'm trying to decide if I should order vegemite again--I love the stuff, but the salt is outrageous--and I could lick tablespoons of the black shiny tar with a glad heart and five thousand wheat thins.

And oh...I have this mini-trampoline.

I jumped on it yesterday and screamed "T'WANDA!"

I hurt like hell today, but still walked circles around the beloved French Quarter.

So all in all, I think I'm okay.

I'm just gonna be forty-eight real soon.

Oh. I have a mass of unknown specs on the outside of my tummy, but it's probably just scar tissue,and perhaps mildly herniated since I um, fell off the mini trampoline eight months ago, and hey? My white blood cells are FINE.

My pressure is perfect, too.

I'm still kinda hypoglycemic, but I think I just need to down some more "slippery nipple" shots and that situation should correct itself.

But I definitely need glasses.

EYE glasses, not . . . shots.

oh lawsy...lessee...I need a pedicure and some sun on my legs, and a nice spine adjustment and massage. Slather me in mud, and dunk me in salt water, then douse me with a cold hose and cocoa butter.

I don't think I'm sick at all.

I think I am suffering self-neglect.



* * *

I know.

Ya'll are stunned in amazement.

* * *

but that's the laundry list. I need, oh, two more tests, a bone density thingie, and a mammogram, before we do the hormone panels in August.

I think I'm doing pretty damned well.

<--proof?
Midnitesun
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3 posted 05-07-2009 05:58 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Happy that my list is a whole lot shorter than Karen's
My main reality check point is still cancer. Other than two leaky heart valves that are doing fine, my issues are considered normal for the 60+ generation.
The knees don't like to bend anymore (no groveling for me! LOL).
Hiking all day like I could at age 40, then out dancing all night isn't on my agenda these days. ~sigh~
But I still garden, and design rock/stone pathways on good days, get my fingernails as dirty as any healthy 6 year old.
(graveling is still on my list. LOL)

So in the long run, I'm doing A-OK!

What about you, John???
serenity blaze
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4 posted 05-07-2009 08:53 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Kacy? Mine is a lot easier to cope with, and I'll say it again. If you hadn't insisted on me getting that test done, I would have a lot more to itch and moan about.

Watch it, lady. Another thank you. I love you so much.

And yes, how are you John?

Because honestly, I'm just sore from dancin' too much last night!
 
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