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Old 04-28-2013, 01:26 AM   #1221
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I am Madison Avenues' worst nightmare. I am not swayed by ads...
Just because I took advertising classes doesn't mean I pay attention to ads. I'm right there with you Addie.

One time a survey company in a mall asked if I would take a survey in exchange for something like $5 or $10 bucks. The kids were starting to make "we're hungry" noise so I said "sure" and they took of for the food court. The survey company gave me one section of a newspaper and told me to turn the pages and scan each one. When I was done and closed the up the questions started. Turns out they were looking to see which banking ad was most effective. Problem was I was very satisfied with our bank. When the exasperated person said "did you notice ANY ads?" I told her "yeah, Rockside Market has milk on sale". She wondered how I could miss 2 (two, yes TWO) full-page bank ads and not have a clue who they were for but I could spot a 2x3 inch grocery ad? I told her sure, I didn't need a bank but I did need milk.

You can get my attention only if I'm in the market for something. We don't buy much so I'm a waste of advertising dollars too.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:42 AM   #1222
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Love it CG...you see what you need
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:06 AM   #1223
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If I could I would be kicking my own backside right now. I really did it up good this time. All day I have been poking away at a bunch of little jobs that I have been putting off. And now I am paying for it. I even managed to turn and flip the mattress. I was too impatient to wait for Spike. Every bone in my body is hurting so much I can't relax enough to rest. I took one Vicodin and it hasn't even touched my joints filled with pain. I will have to take another. And I hate to. I hate taking pain meds. But I guess I need them this time. I feel as bad as I did the day after my son's wedding.

I had just had surgery on my bad leg. I should have been in a wheelchair. I told the surgeon that all I wanted was to be able to dance just five steps at my son's wedding. Well I danced with the DJ, my son, my SIL, all the Albanian men and women, and anyone else who would dance with me. I danced the night away. Two weeks earlier there was talk of amputating the leg. The next day I couldn't even move my legs to get to the bathroom. Needless to say when I went for my next visit to the surgeon's office I told her what I have done. "Just five steps?" That was all she said about it.

Well that's me. Always pushing myself beyond what I should be doing. Since I can't kick myself, would someone do it for me? Please?
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:32 AM   #1224
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Oh Addie, I hope the meds kick in soon and your joints stop hurting enough to get to sleep. My ankles hurt a lot but at least most of the time I get relief with a couple ibuprofen and a good dose of Icy Hot rubbed on the ankle joint.

Your story about dancing at your son's wedding reminded me of my own Dad. His legs went out under him the July before my wedding. His back was bad and he really needed surgery. When he asked the doctor if he would be able to walk me down the aisle after the surgery the doc told him there were no guarantees. Dad's legs were wobbly as a newborn foal and his back hurt like hell, but he waited on the surgery until after our wedding four months later. Two days later he was under the knife and, thankfully, ended up fully recovering. The things parents go through when their kids get married, huh? God Bless you all!
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:11 AM   #1225
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You know I am supposed to take two Vicodin three times a day to keep the pain in my hips and spine at bay. But being stubborn and non-compliant as I am, a ten day supply lasts me almost three weeks. I take only one at a time. That usually does the job. But I really did it up good today. So I just took another one. My second one today.

My son the P.A. told me that I will not become addicted to pain killers as long as I am in real pain. (And I am.) But I still have that fear in me. I have arthritis in both hips and spine. Usually if I sit down when the pain starts and rest, I am all right. I just couldn't sit down long enough today. My mind kept racing of all the things I wanted to accomplish. And turning and flipping that mattress didn't do my any good either.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:21 AM   #1226
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I am thinking I may have arthritis starting in my left knee...it is always quite achy on the outside of it and when I saw a specialist a couple of years ago about my shoulder, he checked other parts of me and told me that I have some arthritis in my left knee...so maybe I have
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:30 AM   #1227
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I am thinking I may have arthritis starting in my left knee...it is always quite achy on the outside of it and when I saw a specialist a couple of years ago about my shoulder, he checked other parts of me and told me that I have some arthritis in my left knee...so maybe I have
It is quite possible. A lot of folks don't realize that a simple childhood injury such as a sprain can be a major contributor to the early onset of arthritis. My system is auto-immune and arthritis is part of that. My sister had rheumatoid arthritis. She got it from rheumatic fever when she got a sore throat and ignored it. The infection went into her heart. That arthritis is extremely painful and disfiguring.
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Yes, I have heard the rheumatoid one is not nice at all, I hope to never get that one

Are your tablets strong enough Ads for your pain?
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Yes, I have heard the rheumatoid one is not nice at all, I hope to never get that one

Are your tablets strong enough Ads for your pain?
They are if I would take them like I am supposed to.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:02 AM   #1230
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My mum has really painful arthritis in her hands/fingers and she has tried taking tablets but they really upset her stomach, so sadly she has to just put up with the pain, it hurts me to know that
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