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I've crossed over :-)

Nov 21, 2015 2:22 PM

I was opening a can of carrots for my semi-homemade chicken soup when all 4 critters came running into the kitchen. I said " it's just a can of carrots people". So, I have officially crossed over to the other side and am now the crazy lady that thinks her critters are "people"! God help me, I even laughed at myself. I hope this brings a smile, chuckle or a goddamn ole belly laugh to you all.

Nov 21, 2015 2:32 PM

I talk to my cat all the time πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ My sister and I tend to tell each other our conversations between our cats in far to much detail. Animals are by far the best

Nov 21, 2015 2:34 PM

At least they don't tell us we complain to much.:-)

Nov 21, 2015 2:35 PM

Catniss seems to be the only one that doesn't get irritated by my yapping these days :p

Nov 21, 2015 2:36 PM

I do that to my sisters cats. Anytime, anyone meows, I say, "yes, I hear you. I'm coming in just a minute." Or when they stick their paws underneath the bathroom door, I say, "can't I get some privacy around here?"

Nov 21, 2015 2:41 PM

I tell her when I will be home or how long I'll be gone and she is always there to greet me at the door, to which I ask her about her day and she meows a whole bunch and rubs against my legs than I tell her my day and she meows back and gives me cuddles than follows me around my room as we chat with each other and I go through my routine. If I walk away to fast and she can't see me she tells me she's lost until I call out to her and she come finds me or I her. She's a very talkative girl :) one of my favorite things is she twitches her butt and tail a lot when she is talking or happy. First cat I've ever seen do that

Nov 21, 2015 2:44 PM

We have 2 dogs and 2 cats, my son and me in a 1 bedroom apartment. Yikes! Talk about right quarters, but it's only until the first of the year, then I'll be moving down to my oldest son's. Well, not with them, but in the same complex. I need space, and quiet too. I love my granddaughter, but she is like a Tasmanian devil on crack.

Nov 21, 2015 2:57 PM

Oh I love that analogy. I read a lot of things wrong at first so I read it as a Tsunami dealing Crack before I realized it was Tasmanian devil on Crack πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
I bet it will be so nice to finally have your own space again

Nov 21, 2015 3:03 PM

It will. One of these dogs is a German Shepherd. She was named after the Goddess Athena. Guess where her " throne" is? The middle of my bed. I have to have beg her to let me have just a small part of the bed. I'll be glad to have that back.

Nov 21, 2015 3:04 PM

Haha sounds like she lives by that name πŸ˜‚ so cute :)

Nov 21, 2015 3:04 PM

Oh that's a cool cat!

Nov 21, 2015 3:07 PM

She does. I swear my son asks these animals what their names are and that's what they get called. It's weird. He stares in their eyes and then says a name.

Nov 21, 2015 4:21 PM

Well, I needed that goddamn belly laugh this morning. I am very sick and have been up since 1:27am and have been throwing up, running a fever over 102.2. I tore something in my shoulder and under my shoulder blade when I was throwing up so that is really hurting beyond what I can take right now.-Trying to sleep a bit so that I can get some stress relief and maybe sleep through some of the pain and get some strength back. Love, gentle {{Hugs}} and prayers to all my peeps for a good evening and less pain. From my heart to yours, Sweet DreamsπŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Nov 21, 2015 4:25 PM

Aww, Alwayz, I'm so sorry you are so sick. I'm glad I could give you a dose of some good ole fashioned medicine. Try to sleep. Hugs, love and prayers :-)

Nov 21, 2015 4:40 PM

I was afraid of that 😳. I Look, I have emails! I found a cool place keyboard for my phone. Now I can smile ☺ like everyone else.

Nov 21, 2015 4:46 PM

I Love it!!! It's always fun when you can put the little faces and symbols to make your replies a little more fun, etc. πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Nov 21, 2015 5:12 PM

Me tooπŸ˜€πŸ˜€. I kept meaning to go look at the play store and kept forgetting 😨! What I wouldn't give to go a day or and be able to remember things. I have to write myself a πŸ“ to remember to check my daily basis schedule just to remember what I'm supposed to be doing that day. πŸ˜“ Makes me tired of just trying to remember to try to remember. πŸ˜€

Nov 21, 2015 5:22 PM

Cea, yes I agree. I would give anything to have a clear day on the calander for my own sanity.

Nov 21, 2015 5:37 PM

Sanity? I'm not sure I know what that means? 3 I haven't had a sane moment since the day my first son was born 28 yrs ago. β˜ΊπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜…πŸ˜―πŸ˜΄πŸ˜¬πŸ˜€πŸ˜¨πŸ˜±πŸ˜œ

Nov 21, 2015 6:02 PM

Sanity? I've heard of that!!! I think I saw an infomercial about it πŸ˜‚
I love the smileys, it makes it easier to set the context of your message :)

Nov 21, 2015 6:03 PM

Sanity??? I don't think I've ever been known as sane.. LOL!!😜😳

Nov 21, 2015 6:11 PM

Once apon a time in my family of 12 I was considered the most "level headed" of siblings, until they and life wore me down and now I'm a mess of pain, tears trying to make it through my day.
Oh you just spent your entire week looking after your 5 siblings and don't want to babysit my 3 kids? Stop being so selfish. Oh you're to sick and weak to even be able to lift my youngest child? Get over yourself.
I love how supportive everyone is for you until you can no longer adequately help them

Nov 21, 2015 6:20 PM

I πŸ™‰ you! Oh boy do I hear you. I went through the same thing. It's amazing how people who are completely unselfish get labeled as selfish the minute we say no. And the ones who should support us, are the ones who abandon us just when we need them.Has anyone noticed that little nugget of information that runs through our group? I need to kept forgetting to get a new keyboard with emojis. I can sound kind of preachy but I never mean to. II'm glad I remembered to get the keyboard today. 😜

Nov 21, 2015 6:34 PM

I've definitely noticed that trend more than a few times. I get horrible anxiety anytime I have to say no to anyone and than have to justify my reasoning and actual conversation
"Hey do you want to come over tonight? Also can i have a ride to the booze store"
"I'm having a bad flare today so no thank you"
"I've got lots of food and love here to help you feel better and gas money"
"Sorry just not up to it tonight"
"Oh you must have money than"
"No I actually am just not up to it and don't want to come over"
"Oh but (list off the names of the 7 other people there not including loud children) is here"
"Well now I don't want to come over period considering you weren't even going to tell me people were there, you know I have social anxiety"
"Oh Beth you just have to push through it."

Nov 21, 2015 7:52 PM

OMG!!! How absolutely insensitive can people be?!?! I see things and then read something like this and it never ceases to amaze me that people get worse and worse. I would not wish the kind of pain we suffer daily on my worst enemy but if they felt it just once, perhaps they'd think twice before being so totally insensitive.πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Nov 21, 2015 7:57 PM

There are definitely days that I wish they could walk a day in my shoes so I don't hear those remarks anymore or when they tell me "you wouldn't understand how bad this hurts" I've started to laugh at the ignorance and try my best to be patient with the ones who are willing to learn

Nov 21, 2015 8:13 PM

Omg!! 😸I know that conversation, I've had it a thousand times with the same 4 people. I just cut them out of my life even though they were family and immediate family to boot. They wouldn't believe me, or the Drs, and they had me sent to drug rehab who promptly called them and asked them if they were trying to kill me by trying to make me get off my meds, ( although my 86 yr old mother was on Norco, and and their son was on oxycontin both prescribed by drs) and this was after my husband was killed in the line of duty. I They just wanted control of his life insurance money which they tried to force me into signing over to them. I'm I refused and I had a son who was 18. Did they really think I was that stupid? They were never getting their hands on that money! I love wouldn't wish the pain we suffer on my worst enemy either, but but to let you know how much I hate this woman, who pretended to be my sister, I would wish this on her, and I would hope no Dr would treat her. I I know, I know. If you knew the whole thing you'd understand. I would have to write a book πŸ“– though.

Nov 21, 2015 8:16 PM

Ok. I That went to the depressing side. πŸ™ sorry. I just still get really pissed off πŸ“΄ about it. That off my soap 🎁

Nov 21, 2015 8:20 PM

I get it.. You're not a vendictive person. You are very kind and caring and after they pulled that shit on you, I'd feel the same way. Remember, there are no judgements here. We have all had our nightmares with family, friends, doctors, acquaintances, etc. and unless we have walked a mile in your shoes we have no room to make judgement on anyone for how they feel. As far as I am concerned the only person who can judge me is God himself and when I cross over, he will meet me at the Gates of Heaven and make his judgment. (Maybe I should get my handbag ready just in case I end up going the other way... LOL!!😜😳). But you know what I'm saying. I hope you have a blessed night and I am sorry that I caused you to remember such a traumatic time in your life. {{{{Hugs}}}}πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Nov 21, 2015 8:36 PM

You didn't make me remember it. It's always right there under the surface. I may have had an easy carefree childhood, and an energetic teenage run, but and met the other half of my soul mate at 15, but as soon as he passed the 🐺 came prowling around and didn't go away until I opened the door with my shotgun leading the way. Please don't feel bad. I have had an amazing awesome life and if God called me home tonight I would know I had done everything I was put on this 🌍 to do. Goodnight my friend, and I hope you sleep well.

Nov 21, 2015 9:01 PM

Cearea, your words are poignant and extremely powerful. I appreciate you making me feel better about thinking I brought up bad memories. I am glad for you that you had a good life and that if the Good Lord called you home, you'd go with a clear conscience. I am sending you prayer bathed {{{Hugs}}} and hope that you, my friend, also have a good night and have a peaceful and restful slumber. πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Nov 21, 2015 9:03 PM

I will as long as my son remembers to bring my melatonin home tonight 😴. {{Hugs}}

Nov 21, 2015 9:09 PM

I actually vape raspberry chai oil with melatonin in it. Very relaxing and it helps to fall asleep. I don't stay asleep though. πŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Nov 21, 2015 9:14 PM

Cea, does melatonin actually help you stay asleep? I can get to sleep just fine, but I can't stay that way. Usually up between 2-3 if I don't take anything like Benadryl.

Nov 21, 2015 9:20 PM

He gets the kind that melt quick .It takes 21 mg to get me to sleep on top of my other meds. Otherwise, I I have been known to stay awake for up to 6 days and that was documented in the hospital. They didn't believe me, of course. So, I in I went, and they took me off the melatonin and my other sleep meds and, if there I sat for 6 days. Then I asked if I could have my meds back so I could go to sleep. I was out in an hour. They were stunned. They still don't know why my sleep is like that 😳. I guess that's why they call it practicing medicine. 😊

Nov 21, 2015 9:31 PM

I take 1 mg of Xanax, and 21mg melatonin, and 50mg benadryl along with my other meds. This combo works for me. If you was don't try to start it all at once. Ifor you already take melatonin try increasing your intake by 1pill every 3 days. If you take only 25mg of benydryl and it doesn't make you swing from the chandelier like a monkey, then you might try increasing it to 50mg. Only increase the benydryl in between increasing the melatonin. Don't do it at the same time. You will find your perfect dose that way. Just don't take anymore than 50mg of benydryl, and it will make you jittery as hell. Good luck.

Nov 21, 2015 10:38 PM

My wife doesn't like inside pets but I would love one. I would talk like crazy to my dog if I had one because I am pretty lonely. I am by myself most of the day even though I am at home with my wife. She like to play on computer. But I like to talk and interact with people. I think a pet would be perfect for me. It sounds like it serves you all well.

Nov 22, 2015 3:56 PM

@ Cearea, thank you for the laugh, I sure needed it today. @ Alwayszinpain, I pray that you will start to feel better, bless your heart I know what all of that is like. I have been really sick and just staying in sooo much pain andfatigued. I'm just wanting to crawl back in my bed and pull the covers up over my head and just sleep but sleep just is not in the cards for me. Prayers would be great. I'm sending you my thoughts and prayers and gentle hugs, hope you will start to feel better fast. All my love and thoughts to all of you. ☺ have a great day my precious friends and family

Nov 24, 2015 7:17 AM

Congratulations Cearea... You joined the rest of us! My critter is my little boy I never had, "little brother" to my girls, and "my baby!" πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Nov 25, 2015 6:24 PM

How is everybody doing today

Nov 25, 2015 6:24 PM

I hope everybody has a happy Thanks giving

Nov 25, 2015 7:42 PM

You too Dustin

Nov 26, 2015 6:42 PM

Sometimes my upper stomach hurts when I rub on it In the middle

Nov 26, 2015 6:43 PM

Some days it hurts more some days it hurts when I have a tight T-shirt on and rub it hurt

Nov 26, 2015 6:44 PM

Huh... I don't know what that could be except for the valve at your stomach opening from your esophagus

Nov 26, 2015 6:47 PM

What is the valve at Stomach Esophagus?

Nov 26, 2015 6:47 PM

The stomach is really not my thing.

Nov 26, 2015 6:50 PM

In upper stomach right by my chest where it hurts it's like my think it's like my pancreas

Nov 26, 2015 6:51 PM

OK thank you anyways thank you for the voice

Nov 26, 2015 6:51 PM

When you swallow, the food goes down the tube into your stomach. There is a valve there that lets food into your stomach but keeps it from coming back up. If you have a lot of heartburn or stuff, it's called GERD.

Nov 26, 2015 6:52 PM

OK thank you

Nov 26, 2015 6:52 PM

No problem. I'll always try to help if I can and if I can't, I'll always listen.

Nov 27, 2015 8:04 AM

Did you ever use Capsaicin Cream

Nov 27, 2015 8:08 AM

Did you ever try Useing ice bath to relieve your pain

Nov 27, 2015 8:51 AM

When you eat, food goes down your esophagus to your stomach. Next comes the small intestine, where the food get break down. Before that, it mixes with digestive juice through the stomach. What's left goes to the part of the large intestine called the colon, which absorbs the water, salt, and whatever nutrients might be left, and moves out the waste. It's very important for us to learn about how our digestive system works because we might can find out a lot of problems that goes on with our stomach. I Hope Everyone had a Thankful Thanksgiving!!!!

Nov 27, 2015 9:55 AM

Dustin, it may be a good idea for you to go to the doctor (a gastroenterologist) and have them check you over. They will run blood tests and they will also do other either X-rays, an upper GI Scan (CT Scan), endoscopy or whatever they need to figure out the problem. You may have an ulcer. I had one and when it was acting up, I couldn't stand anything touching against me. Same for being diagnosed with GERD. The acid comes back up and bathes the lining of the Esophogus and erodes the lining causing horrible irritations and eventually ulcers. This can also cause scarring in the Esophogus which can lead to a condition called Barrett's Esophogus. But I'm getting way ahead of myself. Please better safe than sorry, call the doctor and get it checked out. All the bloodwork will check your liver and pancreas as well to cover all your based. I hope that you get to feeling better. You'll be in my prayersπŸŒ»πŸ™πŸ»

Nov 27, 2015 10:14 AM

Thank you for the advice

Nov 27, 2015 2:41 PM

Did any one ty capsaicin and ice bath for pain

Nov 27, 2015 3:48 PM

No ok thank you anyways

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