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#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : My Pain Increases


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : My Pain Increases

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday, February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday, February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were having coffee, I would be drinking iced tea because I can’t stand this heat. You may have coffee or tea, whichever you prefer. If we were having coffee or tea I would tell you that the Lyrica is not causing a problem, but it isn’t helping either. Maybe I need a stronger dose. I can barely walk because of the pain.

I would tell you that they are coming to inspect our new floors. One of the bad things about living in public housing, everything is paperwork and inspections. I need to try and straighten this mess up before they come. We are supposed to keep things tidy, but my disability forbids much of that.

Today was food pantry day and that is so hard. I drive and my friend does the carrying. Without him carrying, I would not be going. And he needs a ride for the most part. He is thinking about stopping one of the two we go to. He stops I stop, which I won’t miss. My pain makes it so much more difficult. As it is I share half of it with some of my neighbors who can’t get out and go themselves.

I would also tell you that Sunday is brunch with my BFF. We meet every Sunday unless something comes up which isn’t often. I look forward to it. She is thinking about having her knees replaced and that could mean no brunches for quite a while. She still doesn’t know if they will approve the surgery anyhow.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : I have my new kitchen floor.


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : I have my new kitchen floor.

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday, February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday, February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend or for me ice tea for sure since I don’t drink coffee and it is too hot for hot tea, I would tell you that I am flying through the first draft of my book. The first three chapters I am fairly happy with have been posted on the blog just follow the book page.

The new floor is in now. They are really nice gray tiles in long pieces. Much nicer than we expected since I live in public housing, we expected to find ourselves with the same kind of tiles we originally had. These won’t show dirt or turn yellow. I am thrilled.

I would also remind you that Sunday is the weekly brunch with my BFF. The weather is really hot and humid which means my breathing will be affected again. I am still having a problem breathing even with the nebulizer treatments.

My pain doctor prescribed Lyrica for my Fibromyalgia and my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Not helping much so far.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : book really coming along, still waiting for my new kitchen floor.


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : book really coming along, still waiting for my new kitchen floor.

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday, February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday, February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend or for me ice tea for sure since I don’t drink coffee and it is too hot for hot tea, I would tell you that I am flying through the first draft of my book. The two chapters I am fairly happy with have been posted on the blog just follow the book page.

We have been promised new kitchen floors and I am still waiting for mine. What I have is really nasty and impossible to get the dirt off of and of course, the yellowing is permanent.

My daughter, who is almost 40, is pregnant again. We have a new grandchild on the horizon barring any more problems.

I would also remind you that Sunday is the weekly brunch with my BFF. The weather is really hot and humid which means my breathing will be affected again. I am still having a problem breathing even with the nebulizer treatments.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : feet still swelling


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : feet still swelling

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday, February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday, February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend or for me ice tea for sure since I don’t drink coffee and it is too hot for hot tea, I would tell you that my feet are still swelling occasionally. Went to my doctor for my after hospital follow-up. I went in my slippers and he said they look ok right now. I have to watch salt intake, weight gain (I put on 4 more pounds in the last couple months), use compression socks or stockings and keep my feet elevated over my heart as much as possible. I don’t mind staying in bed with permission LOL. It is hard keeping the pillows in place and every time I wake up I have to fix the pillows as my feet have pushed them halfway off the bed.

I would also remind you that Sunday is the weekly brunch with my BFF. Tomorrow is supposed to be humid which means my breathing will be affected again. I am still having a problem breathing even with the nebulizer treatments.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : book on hold, hospital


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : book on hold, hospital

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday, February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday, February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend or for me ice tea for sure since I don’t drink coffee and it is too hot for hot tea, I would tell you that I did some research and there is a large list of words and I mean just words that are trademarked and require permission to use. Believe it or not Just simply the word Marine if it pertains to the military is trademarked and requires a license to use. I had a specific plan in mind and now I find all this stuff is trademarked and needs licensing to use. This really sucks. My whole project has come to a halt.

I would tell you that I ended up in the hospital for 4 days. Swollen feet and legs and couldn’t breathe with any exertion. Good news, not a clot like they originally thought. Breathing problem seems to be a major asthma attack along with allergies ramped up. Think maybe the swelling is due to the leggings because I put them on when I got home and now today I am all swelled up again. I guess I can’t wear them. For my breathing, I have a nebulizer now and 3 types of medicines used twice a day. Still having a problem, but hope it starts working soon. I also hope the outdoor allergies stop soon.

I would also remind you that Sunday is the weekly brunch with my BFF. I may have to go in my slippers since my feet are swollen now and may not go down overnight.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : publishing my book, the memoir on my blog


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : publishing my book, the memoir on my blog

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday, February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday, February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend or for me ice tea for sure since I don’t drink coffee and it is too hot for hot tea, I would tell you that I have decided to publish my book, the memoir, but not the traditional way. I am publishing it on my blog. I don’t have the money to publish it even if I finish it completely in the next few months. The idea of trying to publish the old fashioned way is not for me either. Then there’s the problem of the family having any issues with the content even though it isn’t really anything bad. They get upset if I mention them or their kids on FaceBook. They do not care to read my blog. They simply aren’t interested so this seems the best way to go, plus the government would have a fit if I were to make any money off of it. Any income would take away the little bit of extra help I get from them in addition to my disability, but wouldn’t be enough to pay for all the expenses they now cover. So it is just easier to self publish FREE on my blog. It is still a way of publishing and sharing with others.

Chapter one is up. You can go directly to chapter 1 here or to the Book Page “The Marines Corps Doesn’t Issue Wives – A Memoir” here.

I belong to two book groups so I have some help with my writing as at least one of the members has been published and helps others. Not sure if I just want to publish what I have already or wait until I can run each chapter past her. I would have to wait quite a while. I could always revise my chapters later if I find a reason to.

My pain is still bad despite the fact that I got my pain pills back up to 4 a day. She never did give me an answer as to why she lowered them. Then she added Topamax to my mix. Not sure how that will help. I think it is making me super exhausted. I find myself sitting here falling asleep and falling off the chair almost. Worrisome. I am taking a very small dose.

I got all the shirts I ordered for the leggings. They all fit, but one style. I sent them back. They are nice and long and hide my big butt LOL!

Sunday is the weekly brunch with my BFF. Don’t know what the weather is supposed to be yet though. I hope it won’t rain. It’s not so bad if I can park close to my building and then close to the restaurant.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : spending money on clothes


#WEEKENDCOFFEESHARE : spending money on clothes

Directions from ECLECTICALLI

Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?

All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from Friday, February 8th at 7am (Pacific Time) until Monday, February 11th at 7am (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

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If we were to have a coffee chat this weekend or maybe ice tea as the temps have risen to the near 70’s or higher at times of the day, almost every day now. In fact, it was 80 plus for several days.

I did some work on my memoir, but I am also still researching. I have about 5 chapters done so far. So far I haven’t quit. I don’t know if it will ever be published, but it will hopefully be written to a conclusion.

My pain is still bad despite the fact that I got my pain pills back up to 4 a day. She never did give me an answer as to why she lowered them. Then she added Topamax to my mix. Not sure how that will help.

I am hooked on buying clothing right now. I heard about these leggings from a company called Pop Fit Clothing on FaceBook and ordered them like a fool. At first, I got hooked on their introductory package and it is a subscription program and when I got them I took them out of the package and thought no way these would fit even though their size chart said they would. I held them up and tried to stretch them side to side and couldn’t pull them out to the middle of my middle. I wasn’t about to try and cram them on. I was furious and wrote them a sort of nasty note and told them I wanted to return them and get my money back. I was told I can’t have my money back. They have a no refund policy on the new introductory program itself. I didn’t see it and seeing refund policy I assumed it was like most. You know what they say about assuming.

I wrote back again, even madder. Well, they were very nice and politer than I was LOL! They explained that they use a 4-way stretch material (and I had seen pictures of people heavier than me wearing leggings so I wondered why I couldn’t fit in them) and that they would stretch and asked me to please try them on. Well to my surprise they did stretch out to fit and actually pulled the flab in some. Plus the ones I ordered had 2 pockets in them. Nice pockets and my phone fits nicely without falling out.

Well, I had to apologize for my nasty notes. I usually don’t act like that, but I spent a lot of money and was just mad. Of course, since I have a big butt I will have to order long shirts that will go with the leggings and they are comfortable. I was amazed at those large woman wearing the same size as me. The hand washing part is annoying though.

I do love the pocket part though. That was always a bad thing about leggings.

Tomorrow is the weekly brunch with my BFF. We will be going in the rain though according to my phone and the weather report. I had to park fairly far from the building door so I will be getting wet on the way there and who knows where we will be parking once at the restaurant.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com