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Started 5/6/20 by Musivore; 45209 views.
TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Oct-27

I most certainly do not drink honey in tea! Good gravy, you lose all the flavor! Although maple syrup does sound tasty. Not sure what you would pair it with other than english breakfast or an earl grey. I am dreading the hallmark thing not because I'm above it or look down on her, but becuim a documentary kind of gal. I love learning about things in nature, how the brain works or science. I watch nova even though the koch brothers pay for it. Lots of other stuff too. I'm like a walking billboard for pbs. I love it! Netflix had some pretty good stuff too. I really love the ocean shows, go figure. Somebody needs to do a starfish documentary, dang it! Anyhoo, I think people start dying when they stop growing and learning is part of that. My therapist said I need to learn one new thing every day. It's not like it has to be a big thing, just a fact or a trick on your cell phone will do. Isn't the world amazing? So much to learn and so little time.

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Oct-27

Yes...it is a truly amazing planet for sure. Since you have Netflix, and like docs, I highly recommend watching “13th”. Careful, it may make you want to smoke, but don’t.

Cant wait to hear what your thoughts are on the Octopus one. You’re probably gonna cry. I did. 

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Oct-27

Well, carp. I'm a huge softie so there will be some weeping. 

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Oct-27

And...enlightening! From both. 

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Oct-27

I think you should come up with a documentary must-see list for me. Hopefully some involving the ocean, but any subject will do. Do you watch a lot of them?

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Oct-27

I go in spurts. There are a lot of band ones, actually. Those interest you? Right now I gotta make some dinner. I am starving!!

TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Oct-27

Pbs did one on the eagles and I was transfixed!

Loreficent

From: Loreficent

Oct-27

I saw that one!! If you haven’t seen “Little Girl Blue” about Janis Joplin I highly recommend that one. Not sure if still on Netflix, but was worth renting if not through Roku or Fire or whatever you use. 
 

So, over the last year, I have been having this weakness in my right small finger and ring finger. Pain in my elbow and wrist. Some in my neck. Had an MRI on my neck which showed some very minor changes that correlates with the Ulnar Nerve. But minor. So I did PT for my neck, which helped headache, but not arm and hand. I haven’t played my piano for close to 3 weeks because now the swelling in my inner wrist on the small finger side is really bad and I have no feeling in my small finger and ring finger. I have been sleeping in splints for over 6 months. Been getting acupuncture and massage. For the last week, I cannot open a bottle of Kombucha on my own! Now...we all know that this in itself constitutes an EMERGENCY right?joy So...I saw a Hand Specialist today. I have what is called “Double Crush”. Now, this does not mean that I am in love with Bono and Clint Eastwood (though I am, trust me!) it means the nerve is entrapped in two places. She thinks she can fix it by just releasing the elbow and wrist. I also have some Carpal Tunnel too, but this Ulnar Nerve issue is way worse. Have to wear a splint all the time and it stinks at work, let me tell you. All I think about is my splint is infested. Oh, and we now have one in hospital and one more positive. One in hospital is 40, and very fit. He is stable but not keeping oxygen up well. No ventilator yet. 
So she wanted to schedule my surgery for next Wednesday but we have so many people gone from work right now, I can’t do it. Will be working with our schedulers tomorrow to find a time. Probably first week of December. Will be off for 3 weeks. So...Tiny...I may be watching those sappy movies too! joy
Sorry to put this personal stuff out there, but was easier than sending big long PM to you guys. Will be just fine! Will still be able to go on walks, etc. Just a splint and sling for a couple of weeks. And lots of frozen dinners! Lol!! stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye Oh! And tons of the World’s Best Chocolate Milk! 

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  • Edited October 27, 2020 11:25 pm  by  Loreficent
TinyBadger

From: TinyBadger

Oct-27

Firstly, I have seen the janis joplin one because I remember thinking that she really did not have her poop in a group. Her love life was a mess. Secondly, I'm sorry about your arm/hand and I hope the treatments will help. I bet it's not fun to be in pain and it must effect every aspect of your life. Oh no! You can't even open your own kombucha?!?! Looks like you're moving to sun tea, muwahahaha! I'll pour you a glass from my pitcher! All kidding aside, I hope you feel better soon and keep the documentary list coming. I have to go find my dog. He's somewhere in the house, eating cardboard, I can hear him. While we do a food trial to see if he has an allergy, he's on prednisone and it makes him hungry. That's an understatement! I'm lucky I still have paint on the walls because he's licking everything! He will not stop chewing, even on his metal food bowls. Soup to nuts, he's a madman. 

euknight

From: euknight

Oct-28

Well so glad you are letting us know!!!  Man, no piano for 3 weeks?  Is it your dominate hand???

ouch.  If you can’t press on piano keys...ouch ouch.  Yeppers, so glad you went to hand doc.  Bummer it wasn’t connected to neck thing but at least you know now.  Long process. Really no choice on getting this fixed....for sure.  Splint for that long???  You are so awesome....no whining at all.  I let the whole world know when I am in pain.  Sad but true.

Uh YEAH if you can’t open a bottle of Kombucha, it is emergency....it is time.  Next Wednesday?? Pretty good timing actually even tho you hate to short your coworkers another hand, literally, but this HAS to be done....NOW.  No more stalls.  NOW.

I Took your cue and am saving kombucha bottles and now they are falling off my fridge.  Maybe it is time to try my hand with SCOBY.  Well if you are down for recovery maybe we can walk thru it????  Is this your texting hand...........  drum roll........  Lol

So my fab workout atmosphere at the “little gym” down the street turned into disco madness this morning.  Laura sent me a video of her on the eliptical so I threw on clothes and went down there and we both got in a workout with disco shouting.  I hate disco music but it was actually totally fun.  I am bringing my disco ball....elec strobe light thingy down for “atmosphere”. Kinda cool with semi freezing temps all around outside the “workout cottage”. Got a lot more done when I got home.

Really curious if smoking screwed up heart rate....grrrrrr.  Wrote you garbage on PM.  Hi to all the online tribe!!”

Have a fabulous smoke free day.

Peggy

5-8-2020

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