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Old 03-29-2012, 01:22 PM   #2491
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Shrek is rushing me to get going this morning for a bike ride. Since I didn't sleep the night before, I slept soundly last night for 9.5 hours. Now it's rush, rush, rush.
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I really should bring my bicycle for a tune up. Thanks for the reminder.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:23 PM   #2493
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Shrek and I rode for 45 minutes. Have to do short times with him, until he can ride further. Baby steps!
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:27 PM   #2494
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I suffer from a form of vertigo myself, Addie, and it is no fun. At least with mine it comes in spells ("crystals" in my inner ear become go out of alignment and I have to do some exercises or go to the specialist to get it fixed depending on the severity).

But when it happens I have to make sure I always use my cane (even inside), don't drive and be careful getting up and down, turning, etc.
Vertigo is no fun for anyone. The first attack I had was on a boat in the middle of Boston Harbor. It was July 4th and they were turning around the Constitution. (Old Ironsides) When the boat is in the middle of the harbor, no boats are allowed to run their engines or move until she is back in her berth. The aircraft carrier JFK was in port and they traded gun salutes. By then I was in full vertigo condition. Very, very sick. I was laying on the deck throwing up with sunstroke and a second degree sunburn. My sister had wet down a sheet and covered me. Vertigo, sunstroke, and severe sunburn. They had to radio the Coast Guard to airlit me off the boat. I was in the hospital for four days. three and a half of them I don't remember. Later on the fourth night, they felt I was well enough to go home. I was so weak from the dry heaves. Now I cannot look at tall buildings, tilt my head backwards, turn my body or head too quickly, or move too quickly if I am throwing up for any reason. Any of these activities will bring on a full blown episode of vertigo. And when I do get hit with one, I go right down on the ground. but I now recognize the first signs and have time to get one of my meds into me. There have been a couple of times one of my kids have walked in and found me on the floor laying in my own vomit. I can only get out the word "vertigo." They get down to business and clean me up right on the floor, change my clothes, wash me down and get one of my pills into me. As soon as I felt well enough I managed to keep my head still while I crawled into bed. I wouldn't wish vertigo on anyones ex-husband or wife.

I was born with ear problems along with other stuff. At three months I had to have my mastoids removed. So it is no wonder I have vertigo.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:11 PM   #2495
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Shrek and I rode for 45 minutes. Have to do short times with him, until he can ride further. Baby steps!
When I was pregnant with my fifth child, we lived in Texas and out by the city limits. There was no public transportation and I didn't drive. So I used to borrow the kids bike. On school days they would have to ride double. I needed a bike to go shopping. Little by little I was able to increase the distance I could ride. I eventually got up to ten miles in one day. By then I was also in my seventh month and being only 4'8", I carried quite low. The tummy was getting in the way of my pedaling. And it was becoming a strain on my tummy muscles. So I had to quit bike riding. Unfortunately, have never been bike riding since. And I miss it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:11 AM   #2496
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So Son #2 is supposed to come next Sunday and clean the kitchen. I had planned on making stuffed pork chops with the bone in. None available at the supermarket. So Son #1 is going to take a look around and try to find them elsewhere for me. But I picked up some 26/30 frozen shrimp for a backup plan. I will make some Alfredo Parm with Angel Hair Pasta. Otherwise it will be the stuffed chops with mashed taters and gravy. Broccoli on the side. No dessert. Neither one of us needs the extra calories. Well, maybe some scratch chocolate pudding.

My girlfriend in Atlanta called me after 11 last night. She is definitely not a baker. She needed to know how to make buttercream frosting. It took me 45 minutes before she got the directions right. Either I am a lousy teacher, or ..... I hate to say it. Then she wanted to know how to color coconut. That one was easy. Or so I thought. I have done that so many times, I have lost count. But then again it took a while to make her understand. Hopefully she will call me tonight letting me know that all turned out just great. I am going to suggest the next time she head out the door to her local bakery. When it comes to baking, she needs someone right at her side. She is intimidated by the expression, "baking is a science." I don't think science was not her best subject in school.
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We decided it was time for cocktails, so DH is having Amarula and I'm having a dry martini.
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We made the mistake of walking into a bakery when we were hungry...
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We made the mistake of walking into a bakery when we were hungry...


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Son #1 came by with Teddy Bear around 5 p.m. for a visit. He took care of some chores for me and I then settled down to watch some TV. Next thing I know it is 9 p.m. I fell aleep.
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