Happy Saturday!

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Happy Saturday!
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Sat, 10-20-2012 - 12:17pm

I hear rumors that it's Fall somewhere, but today's high is 92 and sunny here in S. TX.  I have been suffering a long month's worth of allergies, sore muscles, and way too much stress.  My life has been changing so fast lately, with my son going to college, my mother's passing, and a divorce, that sometimes I just want to take a "time out" day, but I don't seem to be able to find the time.  I've been so busy with my little guy, getting the house cleaned and decluttered from my hoarder ex, work, general mom duties, and trying to have a life outside of all of that other stuff that I can't seem to make myself just take a day to do nothing.  And by that, I mean laying around all day reading, watching TV, eating whatever I want, and not doing any chores at all.  I am very blessed with two great kids who help around the house, my little one does light house keeping, and my older son and his friend, who comes home with him on weekends for free food, are outside doing tons of yard work for me.  I just finished feeding the masses homemade waffles and eggs, so they will pretty much do anything I ask at this point.  I know logically I should take a break, but when I sit down with nothing to do but think, I just feel sad and lonely, so I stay busy.  Not that I am running away from my life, but I don't think it does me any good to wallow in all the muck, ya know?  I'd much rather watch a football game with some friends and drink a beer!  I've noticed that when I DO spend some time reflecting on my life, I end up in pain, stiff, sore, and headachey, so I'm thinking it's not good for me, lol.   If there isn't any definitive proof that stress makes Fibro worse, I can offer plenty of evidence!  Ugh.  

OK, guys, let me know how everyone else is doing!  

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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 6:01pm

Heading out from Port Aransas for some fishing

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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 6:02pm

Fishing going to the dogs

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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 6:04pm

Boy pooped out now mom and dad time

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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 6:24pm

Hi MCPAYTON,

How is that IG shot working on your asthma?

I was a member of a clinical trail for Xolair, out of 200 in the trail 3 busted with opposite reactions than intended. Well we geeks are kind of weird folks anyway. IF YOU HAVE GOOD INSURANCE you might give it a  go. It's an injectable so you should have no problems with that, it took me a couple anxious tries before I got over it. It's a new class of rDNA drug, as I recall it's $1200 a pop but that was in trail and we lab mice had to pay for it. http://www.xolair.com/xolair/index.html

Ed

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Fri, 10-26-2012 - 6:44pm

South TX well I've lived there: Port Aurther, Pasadina, Rockdale all in the early 1950's. What always puzzeled me was Amarillo referred to as West TX, whereas it's about a North as it gets. From the hot humid Gulf Coast to the Edward's Plateau 3600' ASL hot and dry as it gets. DW spent a summer at San Angelo State University doing geological field work.  Students were stove pipe on legs so each rattlesnake strike gives a metallic ping, I'm sure the snakes don't enjoy that one bit! Ed

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Sat, 10-27-2012 - 10:02am
So long as I take all of my medications and stay healthy overall, my asthma doesn't bother me. So long as I use a shot or two of my inhaler before I decide to go running, I'm also good to go. Thank goodness, because I was a miserable, wheezy child for years and I don't ever want to go through that again, though I suppose as I get older, some of it's likely to come back and say "hi."
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Sat, 10-27-2012 - 10:06am
Looks like you have a very nice family! I know you enjoy them a lot.

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