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  1. What are you thinking about?

    by , 04-14-2017 at 06:41 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post
    My behind hurts; been leaning back finding and editing numerous 'Branch Monkeys' while Pickles runs all around. She's had another great day--and it isn't over for her; she's been out since 2:00 p.m. She took a nap next to me for a couple hours, then ate and jumped in her cage for a look-see (who knows what I might have put in there), came back out for more exploring. She's a joy; one of the best companion animals, especially now that she's older, I've ever had the privilege to rescue, train, love
  2. How are you today?

    by , 04-14-2017 at 11:07 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post
    Over all, OK, but earlier it was rough: My husband has a long weekend but he wasn't available--still gone, helping put a lift in the church he attends, so I had to move furniture out of a room, put down baking soda, vacuum, strip the bed of everything including the mattress pad, put pillows into clean cases, take dirty clothes downstairs, and do a heck of a lot else that set off lower back pain and had my heart palpitating, scary...

    Once I got my afternoon meds in me--after lying
  3. What are you thinking about?

    by , 04-13-2017 at 07:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post
    The books came in--I'll mention which one of two I've started in the thread called something like What Book Are You Reading.

    Also, tonight's movie was enjoyable; sorry I feel so ill--chronic problems and the recent, acute gastro-paresis; same with our friend--kidney stones are no fun, so the low-key film was perfect for us.

    Pickles is running amok, piddling on me and various items, and she is estrusing which happens less and less as she is getting old: She "fluffs

    Updated 04-14-2017 at 11:07 AM by BranchMonkey (typo correction.)

    Rats and Other Small Animals , Ill health and Coping Skills
  4. How many hours do you sleep?

    by , 04-12-2017 at 12:36 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post
    I don't know because I wake up sweating, in pain, from nightmares, or because my husband is snore/snorting in my ear, so I'll say 8-9, and some of it is poor quality: I wake up in pain, so lethargic I have to scare myself into getting up, "You know people die from medication poisoning pooling in their blood; you have to drink fluids, do range of motion, meditate..." Then I'm up.
  5. What are you thinking about?

    by , 04-11-2017 at 03:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by BranchMonkey View Post
    Of the various diseases and causes, I'm thinking of bowel disease--I don't think I mention that one, and I've known what was wrong but not the name, which I got today: Gastroparesis

    I'm tired of the struggle with all my medical problems, some that started in infancy, only got worse with age, now old(er) age, although I feel pretty damn ancient lately.

    I almost never share this kind of thing, especially not when I'm feeling down about it: "Man up" is the equivalent
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