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I Tried But I Couldn't Do It



Like most of those here who have had to learn how to do things differently, I am no exception. I am not completely with the use of my legs and manage to get around my single wide mobile adequately enough and hobble around my yard with the aid of a canadian crutch, just so I don't fall flat on my face, which I have managed to do a time or two.

Anyway, the day was nice and I felt good, so I did a bit of work on my motorcycle and then decided to try and tackle starting my lawnmower, an hour or so later and several false starts and breaks to rest and catch my wind, I had to give up. Like me the lawnmower had been sitting around doing nothing for to long and could no longer stay running. Like my lungs, the carburator on the lawnmower needs a good overhaul, but unlike the carburator, my lungs need a whole lot more work and help getting them back, at least, in near good running condition.

When I said we must find a different way to do things, I forgot and tried of course, doing all this as if it were like always and now I am suffering for it. Not only do I find it hard sitting here typeing this, even the movement of my fingers hurt, dispite an added dose of pain meds, which I am aloud at times like this. I've gone an irritated every joint in my body, not to mention the connective tissue to my muscles, if not my muscles as well.

I bring this to all your attention so that as the good weather of spring and summer is upon us, don't find yourself overdoing it like I did, try to work up to more physical things you can do, take your time, rest more often then you think you should and keep yourself hydrated while you keep your Vitamin C and potassium levels up.

I even think my Cat Tom thinks I should take it easy for awhile, he's not pestering me to get up at 06:00 a.m. to fix his can food, settleing for his dry food in his self feeder until I get up later on.

I feel bad about not getting up to feed him when he meows for his morning meal, I miss how he insists on getting me up, it reasures me that all is right and I've made it through another night, not to mention that I know he has made it home after a night out catten around and picking fights with all the other tom cats in the neighborhood. LoL

So all, take it easy on yourselves unlike me and remember, even the slow tortus won in the end.

Rockhound Rider. :D

p.s. any sage home remedies for just the hands, I'd like for those not to hurt as much as the rest of me. LoL

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My paternal grandfather swore that wearing copper bands

(he made them himself) around his fingers, wrist, waist, knees

and ankles - was the only thing that enabled him to move

around at all.

Good luck buddy,


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the only suggestion I have for the hands is to keep a hammer by your bed when you wake up slam your big toe alternate feet daily I promise you the pain in your hands will be the last thing you will be thinking about

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I take gabapentin, can't say it helps all that much, but my RLS problem at bed time seems much better. If I could hold the hammer without it causing my to hurt more as I grip it, I might be tempted to try hitting alternate big toes to take my mind off my hands. LoL

At least the next few days will keep me indoors due to thunder showers, so I will have some time to give my body time to recouperate before the weather allows me to go outside again to try and do a little more work on my motorcycle and hopefully time to clean my lawnmowers carburator so I can cut down the weed crop in my yard before the weeds dry out and become a fire hazzared. LoL

Rockhound Rider :D

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Yea..I know you will think I am crazy, and you would be part right..I am CERTIFIED CRAZY. Anyway, you dont have to listen to me, you can suffer the pain or take wheatgrass:


If you read the book that comes with it, you will see why.

Shortened summary:

Lady was left for dead with pain in legs. Her grandmother had applied grass to wounds to heal. She tried it, recovered, then wrote this wheat grass book, after considerable research and "trying it out".

Some peoples theory is that we eat mostly cooked food and that destroys all natural enzymes, causing numerous deficiencies and illnesses. The wheat grass has enzymes and minerals (from the azomite, which is very rich in minerals..for more on azomite try : http://www.azomite.com/index.html )

You can buy wheat grass juice at some very high quality health food stores, and even some grocery stores (with a health emphasis). Around Dayton, it can be purchased "by the shot" where they juice it in front of you for about $3.00 at Dorothy Lane Market (DLM) Or, you can order the kit and grow your own (recommended). The book tells all about it, included in the kit. DLM caters to some very, very wealthy people in the area who dont mind paying more for the best.

No, I dont make any money recommended this..just a feeling that if someone listens, it will help a Vet. Most of you will "scoff" at wheatgrass..its ok. Have you ever seen a sick cow? I grew up on a cattle ranch..and believe me, cattle are much healthier than people..much healthier.

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Thanks for the reminder Rock, was out putzin about for just an hour with small garden rake, dern weeds. Paid for that later, achey hands and cranky back. Least front part of the flower garden looks better for now, the rest is green, ha.

If I don't move in the early mornin, takes a longer while to jumpstart my mobility and get a goin. Family has to hold on or fend for selves until I'm on.

My usual, got a house dog that joins me in stretches and toy tossing while listening to upbeat Christian and/or Country music. Then a lil breakfast and light chores before reading news. Mornin siesta and computer time. Doctor appoinments get me moving, go down steps out of house,climb in truck, climb out to office, climb back in truck, up steps back to house. Whew!! Course that don't count the sittin down and gettin up outta the chairs. Its all exercise and not always easy.

Bronco, maybe could drink wheat grass here if it was colored like koolaide. (but $3.00 is spendy!)

As a mom, I don't drink or do 'green'!



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"p.s. any sage home remedies for just the hands, I'd like for those not to hurt as much as the rest of me. LoL"

Here is a link to bizrate that compares paraffin warm wax treatment machines, which may help ease the pain in your hands:


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I honestly DO NOT know if this actually works but I will mention here since it is harmless if it doesn't work.

I have a friend who has been fighting pain for years. She has a LOT wrong with her which I won't go into. She can't take pain meds and is fighting a lot of major problems. She is 84.

Well, talking to her this week she says she no longer has the pain she used to (they wanted to cut her toes off because of it) because she now does the following

1 teaspoon of French's yellow mustard per day like a pill. Not on food, just taking it like a pill. No more toe pain and a lot of other pain has eased.

This is the common mustard you buy in the store where the catsup etc. is.

Now whether this actually works, I don't know, but it can't do harm. You might want to try it.


By the way, if you try it and it works, let me know. :)

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If you have pain it means your body is still alive. When you stop feeling pain in your feet after having pain for a long time it may mean the nerves are dead.

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If mustard works just think what a whole tablespoon of Horseradish would do.

Well, it would clean out your sinuses. THAT's for SURE! If you had any left.

The only reason I mention the mustard is because I remember mustard plasters work when you are sick. Maybe this will work. Who knows. It can't hurt.

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My sister in law was admitted to Hospice Friday. One of her symptoms is she is pain free. Not even iv's bother her.She also has turned to mush and can't remember who saw her or care about anything. She lies in bed waiting and its ever so sad.

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sorry Pete this is one of the hardest things for families to watch the end of life my Mom when she passed the pain meds had quit working as her organs were shutting down and culd not process them, she wanted wine, my little brother decided it was bad for her and told her no, I went to the fridge and poured a large glass and got her a straw if the pain meds weren't working I doubt the booze would either, but she was dying from cirossis of the liver I think the days to stop her from drinking were far past she died the next day I still think my little brother is an azzhole......the reason the hsopital sent her home to die was the fact there was nothing they could do for her, no meds worked they couldn't even knock her out your family has my prayers

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