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BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please

07 May 12 - 01:39 PM (#3347855)
Subject: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

For various reasons, I have been struggling with depression, whilst waiting on a procedure which will help the cause.

I dislike asking for help, but a friend, again, reminded me it's okay to ask friends, so please, if you've a mind to, add me to your good thoughts, etc. I know my Rog would appreciate it, too. As the brunt of all this he catches a lot of whiney-titty-baby stuff.:-)

As ever, thanks a bunch.

luvyakatofsleeplessnights&do-nothing-days


07 May 12 - 01:47 PM (#3347857)
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From: fat B****rd

Dear Kat, you've always been friendly to me so the best I can do is send love and best regards.
Yours with extra oomph !
Charlie.


07 May 12 - 02:33 PM (#3347874)
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From: MGM·Lion

Don't do prayers and such; but keep you kindly in my thoughts, Kat, with all strongest possible hope all will be well for you.

... and keep on laughing as best you can.

xX❤♥~Michael~♥❤Xx


07 May 12 - 03:12 PM (#3347899)
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From: wysiwyg

Oooooooooooooo...oh.....oooo....MPH!

~S~


07 May 12 - 03:21 PM (#3347905)
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From: Bill D

Well...gee whiz! You remind me of an old saying:

"Whatever hits the fan is not distributed equally!"

Many thoughts winging...

(Does a tuba quartet count as oommmph? No...wait... that's oooompa...oh well.)


07 May 12 - 03:28 PM (#3347907)
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From: Megan L

Oooooomph is that no the sound of a hipopotamus fartin

Ok Wheres the cellar


07 May 12 - 03:35 PM (#3347909)
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From: Richard Bridge

To help cheer you up may I say that VT (I think it was VT) sang one of your songs at Sweeps and it was very good.


07 May 12 - 03:39 PM (#3347912)
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From: gnu

I like Megan's approach... levity.


07 May 12 - 03:47 PM (#3347916)
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From: Crowhugger

Done!


07 May 12 - 04:36 PM (#3347933)
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From: katlaughing

Thank you!

(And, breaking my silence of years, gargoyle, sounds like you're an expert at eating dung.)


07 May 12 - 04:40 PM (#3347935)
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From: SINSULL

My get up and go got up and went.
But I am sending what I can, kat.
Much love,
M


07 May 12 - 04:58 PM (#3347943)
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From: katlaughing

Thanks, Marigold, please don't let your get up and go, go any more! Tell it to come back and that's an order (to it, not you:-)

Richard, I am heartened, but do you remember was it Wave of Sorrow? I've really only got that one and one about Colorado. Thanks for letting me know!


07 May 12 - 05:12 PM (#3347947)
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From: Megan L

Three auld wifies sittin on a waa
haudin on each tae the ither
Incase wan should fa
They each pull oot their pill box
the contents to compare
and aw the young fowk passin by
were seen tae stop and stare
but in our hearts we are the lassies
who used to dance and sing
whose joyous lilting laughter
could make the wild birds sing
But in our hearts we are still the lassies
who went coortin in the park
and sneekit hame in the mornin
tae the singin o the lark.


07 May 12 - 06:07 PM (#3347974)
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From: katlaughing

Megan, I love it!!

It's working, folks, thanks so much. This is the longest I've been able to "surf" in a few weeks!


07 May 12 - 06:13 PM (#3347976)
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From: Morticia

oooomph heading your way, hon.


07 May 12 - 06:59 PM (#3347989)
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From: Lizzie Cornish 1

Here you go, kat.... :0) The final piece of music, the intro to it, is just wonderful!

Brule at Mount Rushmore - A Concert for Reconciliation

And...both The Guardian and The Daily Mail over here have both done stories saying how James Anaya from the UN has said that stolen land should be returned to the Native Americans, including the sacred sites, such as Mount Rushmore....

ALSO, Japan has closed down it's final nuclear power station today, turning away from that form of deadly power forever...AND...Germany has banned fracking!

So, The Good Guys are arriving by the bucketload, kat...

Oh..and tomorrow is the very first ever National Day to remember all the Native Americans who have been massacred...The FB 'share' photo for tomorrow...

And AND, as if all of that wasn't enough to cheer you up, Chief Oren Lyons has 'officially' arrived in Facebook, writing on his own page!!! I am now SUCH a Happy Bunny! :0)

Oren Lyons - Faithkeeper - Facebook page

I really hope your smile comes home again soon, kat...Big hugs until it finds its' way back to you. :0) x


07 May 12 - 10:36 PM (#3348023)
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From: Janie

You got all the oomph coming at you I can muster, darlin' Kat!


07 May 12 - 10:58 PM (#3348025)
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From: olddude

What I can do is drop to my knees and say a prayer cause that is what I do for friends that I love


07 May 12 - 11:56 PM (#3348038)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

THANX - LafKat

No better way to get a sleepy, catnipped kritter movong than to ruffle the fur the wrong way.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

always happy to be at your service ... especially consider that sweetinn when you take your tea.


08 May 12 - 05:00 AM (#3348078)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: GUEST,Eliza

Dear kat, will pray for you. Sending my best wishes and thoughts (and tons of OOOOMPH!) Eliza xxx


08 May 12 - 08:43 AM (#3348160)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

Lots of love headed your way , just wait a sec and I'll lob it over the mountains.

My once a month pick me up comes along tomorrow in the form of a local open mic. Try to find one near you and get out on stage.

Here's a song, might cheer you up a little...

I wanna have a mid life crisis
but if the truth be told
I can't have a mid life crisis
My wife says I'm too old

I wanna drive a bright red sports car
with a pretty young blond for a date
I wanna have a mid life crisis
My wife says it's too late
She said
        I coulda had a crisis at Forty
        or even at Fifty Five
        If I'd wanted a mid life crisis
        I should have done it while I'm still alive

I want a pick up truck with monster wheels
I want to be stacked up with sex appeal
I want tatoos on my arms and chest
A Harley and a black leather vest
I want to let my hair grow long
I want to get to Nashville with this song
I want a Cowboy hat and belt and boots
I want a hand tailored white silk suit

I wanna have a mid life crisis
but if the truth be told
I can't have a mid life crisis
My wife says I'm too old

I wanna drive a bright red sports car
with a pretty young blond for a date
I wanna have a mid life crisis
My wife says it's too late
She said
        I coulda had a crisis at Forty
        or even at Fifty Five
        If I'd wanted a mid life crisis
        I should have done it while I'm still alive

I wanna drive a bright red sports car
with a pretty young blond for a date

Spoken:
I don't think my wife would go for the blond
But how about a sports car?
a 59 Subeam Alpine in British Racing green


08 May 12 - 08:48 AM (#3348164)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Major OOOmph activated! You have been a beacon of light for me and for many during dark times. May song and laughter return in abundance, and SOON!


Sleep, too!


08 May 12 - 09:35 AM (#3348183)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ranger1

I had a nice post all composed and the internet ate it. Grr! Anyway, I have extra oomph these days, you are welcome to as much of it as you like!

And enjoy this while you wait.


08 May 12 - 10:17 AM (#3348199)
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From: Sandra in Sydney

lots of oomph's winging your way across the big pond

sandra


08 May 12 - 10:20 AM (#3348203)
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From: Becca72

Lately, oooomph is the noise I make when tryin' to get up outta the chair....

Thinking of you, Kat. Feel better soon. Go give those gorgeous kitties a snuggle for awhile - that always makes ME feel better.


08 May 12 - 10:20 AM (#3348204)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bobert

Hmmmmmmmm??? The "oomph" filter musta blocked my post...

Storms never last, do they, baby
Clouds all pass in time
Your hand in mine stills the thunder
And you make the sun want to shine............... Don Williams

Holdin' yer hand..............................the ol' hillbilly

B~


08 May 12 - 10:22 AM (#3348205)
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From: SINSULL

When I was in my teens I helped an elderly lady across the street. She told me she was in her nineties. Shook her head as we passed some girls jumping rope and said a bit wistfully "You know in my mind I can still do that."
Jump rope in your mind, Miss Kitty.


08 May 12 - 10:49 AM (#3348227)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: GUEST,999

Keriste, I'd have posted before now but I thought the thread title was '. . . extra oompha thoughts' and I couldn't figure out what it was doing in BS and not above the line in music, and oompha music reminds me of irritating noise with a tempo-ed discipline.

Stress is a great contributor to depression. Witness the economy. Capitalist bastards took a chunk of the money out, spread it among their friends, stressed the world's finances and poof, depression.

Riding on a road in Alberta on the way to a MVC and the Rescue truck hit a big dip in the road, and poof, depression.

BUT, there's a reason it's called a depression and not a never-ending glide to madness: there is an upside on the way. Hold that thought, Kat.


08 May 12 - 12:23 PM (#3348277)
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From: Stilly River Sage

Kat, this might help inspire you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=qX9FSZJu448

Take care!

SRS


08 May 12 - 01:22 PM (#3348299)
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From: Richard Bridge

It was "Waves of Sorrow".


08 May 12 - 01:37 PM (#3348309)
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From: jacqui.c

Lots of good thoughts coming from a very wet Maine.


08 May 12 - 01:44 PM (#3348312)
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From: gnu

SRS... I am a big hairy-assed man. That video took more than one tissue. Thanks.

I sent it a lot of people, too.


08 May 12 - 02:05 PM (#3348315)
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From: Megan L

Gnu Skelp ye ken fine I hiv an over active imagination and the first part o yer statement will fuel nightmares fur a week :)

Now remember fowks the old saying is "Some fowk see the glass as half empty some fowk see it as half full" yer names no Dauvit so ye dont get awa wie sayin "Who the heck stole ma flamin glass"

Dont walk around looking down ye canny see the seagull that tries tae lay an egg in yer hair. Dont walk around looking up for low flying seagulls, you wont see the great big muddy puddle till ye fall in it. Dont walk around looking backwards ye wilny see the lampost in yer path. Instead walk around with your head up so people can see yer bonny smile, looking forward to all the good things you are working towards and with a spring in yer step and a song in yer heart it is infectious the rest of you catches the warmth and folk notice the new glow comming from inside you.


08 May 12 - 02:20 PM (#3348321)
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From: GUEST,999

'"Some fowk see the glass as half empty some fowk see it as half full"'

Meg, Gnu is an engineer. He'll tell ya yer using the wrong-sized glass.


08 May 12 - 02:27 PM (#3348322)
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From: Megan L

Ya wee scunner yer jist jealous cause ma favourite got a skelp and you didny.


08 May 12 - 03:20 PM (#3348347)
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From: Maryrrf

Best wishes for a quick recovery!


08 May 12 - 03:40 PM (#3348353)
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From: katlaughing

Thank you, everyone! For the laughs, love, etc. I was able to go for an osteopathic treatment today which was helpful.

Also, I called the insurance co. again to see if they really did expedite the approval for the eye-rawn I need.:-) Surprise and thankfullness. They did and I am scheduled for this Friday at 11a. All should be much improved a couple of days later barring any allergic reactions. I will take a benadryl before just in case. I feel nervous, don't know why...I don't mind needles, though 3-4 hours could get a bit tedious. Maybe I'll take the laptop.

Thanks, so much. I'm off for a nap, now.

luvyakat


08 May 12 - 03:59 PM (#3348365)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: fat B****rd

I hope you enjoyed your nap, Kat, or should that be Kat-nap.
I'll get me oomph machine.


08 May 12 - 04:10 PM (#3348371)
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From: McGrath of Harlow

Can't stay down too long if you pick up a banjo and play it while. (Of course it can drive other people crazy sometimes, but that's another matter.)


08 May 12 - 04:12 PM (#3348372)
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From: Hollowfox

Oomph now, a $#@!-reduction candle when I get home.


08 May 12 - 08:26 PM (#3348456)
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From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz

The great Sid Caesar had this story. He said(paraphrasing here...), " I had EVERYTHING, a hit T.V. show, I could buy any car, point at a house and it would be mine, but I wasn't "HAPPY."

"I met a friend who gave one simple direction. If you put your thoughts on "HAPPY" that will be your experience. If you let your mind drift to that which reminds you you are depressed, then THAT happens."

Ridiculously simple, but watch a funny film, PLAY with some kids, DO something good for somebody else, the direction of your thought HAS to change. You CANNOT be depressed while laughing. Unless of course, you are BONKERS...LOL...:0)

The expression, "he has lost his mind," is quite apropos.. For ME, that means you GAVE UP the CHOICE as to which thoughts YOU LET your mind entertain. It's not the wife or lack of one who is to blame. Nor is it your SITUATION. It's all YOU.

A CARPENTER ONCE SAID, : "I HAVE RISEN ABOVE THE WORLD VIBRATION."

The Secret/The Magic by Rhonda Byrne, recommended reading/living...FEELING...

Tripura Samhara Prachende Skandaya Namaha...Peace to all...BR


08 May 12 - 08:34 PM (#3348460)
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From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz

Just realized this thread was from "katlaughing", so if you're a female, please make the appropriate adjustments in my comment...LOL :0)

AND Waitaminnit! If you are kat LAUGHING, you CAN'T be depressed, unless you are ___________. (Just checking to see if you were paying attention)...:0):0)


08 May 12 - 09:07 PM (#3348466)
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From: maeve

Always here, kat, and always confident you'll see your way clearly.


08 May 12 - 09:44 PM (#3348482)
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From: ChanteyLass

Prayers, hugs, whatever you need that I can do for you in the virtual and spiritual worlds.


08 May 12 - 11:22 PM (#3348501)
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From: Neil D

I hate to hear all is not well katlaughing. Good luck on Friday, I HOPE all goes well. I don't know about oomph but
this cut always gives me the warm and fuzzies.


08 May 12 - 11:31 PM (#3348503)
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From: katlaughing

True words, Bob, thank you for reminding me!

maeve, straight to my heart..thanks to you and the rest of you, too.

Neil, that was wonderful, thanks!


09 May 12 - 07:51 AM (#3348604)
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From: My guru always said

Sending you positive thoughts KatDear!


09 May 12 - 08:32 AM (#3348617)
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From: freda underhill

kat, hope you get some sleep at the right time, some oxygen to the brain and some sparkle in your eyes. lots of love from downtown Erko, Sydney.
x freda

ps loved the song, Bert!


09 May 12 - 10:35 AM (#3348667)
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From: Crowhugger

Still with you.


09 May 12 - 10:47 AM (#3348672)
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From: katlaughing

Thanks, folks, your words mean a lot to me. Tomorrow should bring some relief after the iron infusion. For now, I am resting a lot.

luvyakat


10 May 12 - 09:15 AM (#3349109)
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From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity

Kat, anger and depression are very much the same thing, except anger going out, is just anger, usually mixed with frustration..depression, is anger turned inward, with a sense of hopelessness.
Anger, can be an addiction, to satisfy your receptors(in the nervous system)...much like fear, or lusts....lose the anger with your will, and discipline...before long, you can break the addiction. Re-channel, that energy, into your music. It can come out in several different ways, such as love, fun, something spiritual etc etc... The results just might NOT make you very angry..or the people around you!..The frustration and hopelessness will subside....but remember, art for therapy might be good therapy, but might not be great art. That's where 'craft' comes in.
I honestly wish you the VERY best....turn that unrequited passion into a masterpiece!!!!!!!

Highest Regards!!!

GfS


10 May 12 - 09:26 AM (#3349116)
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From: Megan L

GFS if you had read Kats post you would have seen the magic words Iron injection the depression is not the result of misplaced anger it is oxygen deprivation. Human brains do not cope very well with low oxygen levels.

Hope the injections have you up and bouncing around like the wee lambs i passed on my way to town this morning.


10 May 12 - 10:15 AM (#3349128)
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From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity

I read it, Megan...but when all systems are running at peak, the biological system processes better. You sound like you want someone to stay down...Misery DOESN'T HAVE to enjoy company...it's just an excuse not to want to escape into happiness.

GfS


10 May 12 - 11:06 AM (#3349147)
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From: katlaughing

Here I was a day ahead of myself. The infusion will be tomorrow, as in Friday!

Thank you, Megan, I really DO appreciate your comments.

GfS, I understand the psychological and metaphysical quite well, as does the therapist I go to when I feel a need. The depression is not ongoing; it comes from some problem which arises. I love myself and am not angry at myself. Any anger comes with things over which I have no control. I will not go into any more on the subject. Thank you for your best wishes and, now, please do NOT turn this thread into one of those types of threads in which you go back and forth until the true purpose of the thread is lost. Thank you.

To the rest of you, thanks, very much.


10 May 12 - 12:48 PM (#3349192)
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From: Stilly River Sage

Kat, good luck with that treatment. Did they offer a reason why this might be needed - a dietary omission, etc? Is it something you can prevent in the future? Taking iron supplements too often can cause constipation, but once or twice a week should help the blood without binding up the bowels.

SRS


10 May 12 - 09:28 PM (#3349358)
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From: ChanteyLass

I'm still "oomphing" for you!


10 May 12 - 11:22 PM (#3349387)
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From: katlaughing

I cannot take the tabs,SRS, and they would take too long to build up. One of my kidneys is tiny with little blood flow, probably from birth and the other one has been trying to take up the slack all of my life, apparently. I didn't have any trouble until I did the Atkins high protein diet. The docs believe it had a deleterious effect. (I'd done it for a few months, losing 50lbs, but I do NOT recommend it.)


The kidneys produce something, can't remember what, which helps to make red blood cells. When they don't do that as well as should be, one may become anaemic. Anyway, it's a balancing act between protein, sodium, and medicine which help the kidneys out.

I feel apprehensive, though I also feel all is well. I have been looking forward to it as I know I will feel better, though it will take 3 or 4 more sessions. I just hope to get some sleep tonight OR while there as I am taking a benadryl and alprazolam (xanax) before going there.:-)

Thanks for keeping me in your thoughts, folks.

luvyakat


10 May 12 - 11:57 PM (#3349394)
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From: Janie

You lovely person, Kat. Know you are surrounded by light, love, care and concern.

Janie


11 May 12 - 10:58 AM (#3349551)
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From: katlaughing

Thank you, so much, Janie. I appreciate it. We will be heading out in about thirty minutes. The actual infusion is at 11a RMT.


11 May 12 - 08:03 PM (#3349751)
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From: ranger1

Hope all went well, Kat.


11 May 12 - 08:10 PM (#3349756)
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From: Bobert

Still holding your hand, Kat...

B~


11 May 12 - 08:33 PM (#3349767)
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From: maeve

Checking in, kat; lovely sunset in Maine tonight.


11 May 12 - 09:03 PM (#3349782)
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From: katlaughing

I'm crying right now for the kindness of you for checking in.

It went well in that I showed no allergy symptoms, so far. The first nurse was a bit of a prat. Seemed as if all she cared about was the bare minimum..left a lot to be desired including having to start an IV line in the bend of each elbow and having one bleed out and the other one she pulled the needle out of a little sheath too soon, so tried to wiggle a "limp dick" sheath into my arm! LOL.

Then along came sweet, sweet Anya who got one started bingo on the top of my forearm so no bending to be worried about; handed me the tv/nurse call control and the chair control AND put an extender on the O2 line, so I didn't have to drag a bottle into the bathroom with me as I'd had to when the other gal was there and made sure I knew she thought I was a slacker. Well guess what? I get to request Anya next time and shall!

That will be next Friday, along with an echo-cardiogramn, the the following two Fridays and that should do it. It won't be so scary next time now that I know what to expect.

Thanks, again, everyone.

luvyakat


11 May 12 - 10:08 PM (#3349797)
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From: ChanteyLass

Ouch, ouch, ouch! I hate IV needles. Glad you finally got Anya!

I'm very glad that on the whole things worked out well for you today.


11 May 12 - 10:25 PM (#3349799)
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From: Sandra in Sydney

me too

love from sandra


12 May 12 - 02:03 AM (#3349835)
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From: Megan L

Weel done lass I am sure you will feel the benefits soon and be back to us in full force. Unlike me who is always here fool force.


12 May 12 - 07:16 AM (#3349896)
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From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Blessed Anya! When I was pregnant many years ago and had regular bloodlettings, there was one nurse known as the Vampire, because she ALWAYS made me bleed, and not in a good way!

Just checking in, and glad to see so many Mudcat Angels chiming in. Love you, dear one!


12 May 12 - 07:28 AM (#3349905)
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From: fat B****rd

Maintaining best regards from Scotland X


15 May 12 - 02:42 AM (#3350994)
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From: VirginiaTam

how did I miss this thread?   I'll tell you how. I've been lost on the wrong side of the veil myself for the last 6 months. Frantically trying to tear a hole big enough for me to get through it.

Sorry Kat you are now in my thoughts. Hope things get better for you.


17 May 12 - 03:21 PM (#3352131)
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From: katlaughing

VTam, you've bee through so much...I hope you get to feeling better and do NOT mean the other side of the veil! (Which makes me think of the old DOORS song,Break on Through. Just the refrain, not the rest of the lyrics!) Thank you for taking the time to post.

FB & Megan, you know my heart is in Scotland. Thank you, too

Bert, you are such a blast! Tks.
2Ls, you, too. I love thinking off Mudcat Angels, too.

I could really use some calming, restful energy today and tomorrow. The side effects have made this a very rough week. Look at the side effects and I can just about tick off every one of them.

love all,

kat


17 May 12 - 08:22 PM (#3352210)
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From: ChanteyLass

Today, tomorrow, and beyond. Sending my energy.


17 May 12 - 08:30 PM (#3352213)
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From: Bert

You're welcome katmeluv, you know you are my favorite, just don't tell Tree;-)


17 May 12 - 08:44 PM (#3352216)
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From: Janie

Surrounding you in light and love, Ms. Kat.


17 May 12 - 08:53 PM (#3352219)
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From: Bobert

This,too, will pass, Kat...

Better days a'coming...

B~


17 May 12 - 10:52 PM (#3352254)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Dear Friends, your support, so freely given, even in the midst of your own challenges, is also wonderful. Please don't feel slighted in any way if I didn't mention all of you by name.

I am honoured and blessed by you all. (Some kind of weird thing happened in the middle of typing: my computer decided its own mind about line breaks.      

I am sure that is a sign to go lie down and see if I might get some sleep. It's been a bit elusive.:-)

I'll see you all on the flipside!

luvyakat   

P.S. two of them, really. The kidney doc said we don't have to do them all in four weeks as my hemoglobin is a low tolerable. We'll know more   after lab results.

P.S. Part the Second, Bert, I won't tell if you won't tell.:-) I would not want Tree mad at me for any reason. I hope she's better, now.


18 May 12 - 02:35 AM (#3352289)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Megan L

Ah Kat my dear ye see thats the trouble wie learnin tae read if we couldny we never would know what we should be feeling :) Keep up the progress and dream of sunny Orkney, some day you will be able to run round the Ring of Brodgar but please DO NOT watch Billy Connely before visiting :)


18 May 12 - 02:47 AM (#3352292)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

calming, restful energy heading your way

also love & hugs

sandra


18 May 12 - 01:36 PM (#3352503)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

Thanks kat, she is getting better slowly. I think the reason she doesn't like me spending too much time here is all the mudcat women;-)


18 May 12 - 03:34 PM (#3352561)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: fat B****rd

What Sandra in Sidney said.
Charlie X


18 May 12 - 11:42 PM (#3352712)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Glad to hear that, Bert.<:0

I had a fairly good night's sleep and felt very calm this morning before and after about half way through the echo. I had to lie in a very uncomfortable position on my left side. Even with my own memory foam pillow, I developed a major headache. I've never had a migraine, but this sounded like. I was in excruciating pain. We bought some lunch which was awful, then went back for the IV Iron,but it was not happening. The nurse took one look at me and asked me if i'd like to postpone. I did. Could not get out of there fast enough and home to bed. I am reschedule for the second iron infusion next Thursday. I slept from when we got home, 1130a, off and on, until almost 7p!

Thank you, very much.

luvyakat


19 May 12 - 07:34 AM (#3352793)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

Keeping the love flowing, darling. Sleep is good!


19 May 12 - 11:23 PM (#3353089)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

One step at a time.


20 May 12 - 07:13 AM (#3353216)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

One step at a time is good, BUT NOT IN YOUR SLEEP!!!


20 May 12 - 10:23 AM (#3353285)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Janie

It is a lovely morning here, Kat. Hope it is where you are also.


20 May 12 - 06:52 PM (#3353462)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

lol, bERT! tHANKS, AGAIN, TO YOU STEADFAST FRIENDS. This is really the first time I've been out bed and stayed up for anything length of time today and a lot of yesterday.The headache from Nurse Ratched came back from hell...she even tried to get me toss my breakfast, a very benign smoothie. Called the doc on call, with my history of sensitivities to meds, he said to go back bed, take two heat packs and call him in the morning...well, not literally, but that's he meant to say! It has helped. I don't remember the last time I had a headache like that, the Tylenol I used was like a spitball at Goliath.

I have an appt. with my osteopath tomorrow afternoon. I am sure she will be able to help with an adjustment.

There's some other stuff, but that'll do for now. Depression keep rising but the therapist wants me to wait until after the next inusfion on Thursday, then i'll see my doc on friday get the results of the echo by then. If my heart shows up a happy camper after all the mauling I went through, I'll be pleased regardless. I'm trying to keep "in the pink, on the road to wellville" in my mind!

luvyakat


20 May 12 - 07:32 PM (#3353479)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

seconding that thought

love from sandra


20 May 12 - 08:21 PM (#3353506)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

There are a couple of headache types that Doctors often don't tell you about.

One is the hangover that you didn't earn headache, that can be caused by a lack of B vitamins.

Another is the odd time of day for no specific reason headache which can be caused by a lack of protein.


21 May 12 - 02:28 AM (#3353601)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Megan L

"In the pink on the road to Wellville" Ah Kat my dear if you stand in the pink by the roadside make sure you use plenty of sun lotion or we will have to call you Lapsterlaughing (an orcadian Lobster)

Mind you lass at my age the less pink folk see the safer it is for thier sanity :) Keep smiling it worries the hell out of folk.


21 May 12 - 04:47 PM (#3353966)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

We'll be waiting for you when you have more energy. In the meantime, get all the rest you need. Sorry about that headache.


22 May 12 - 12:35 PM (#3354349)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: YorkshireYankee

Missed this thread when it first appeared (am trying to get "caught up" on Mudcat after not partaking for 3-4 weeks).

Kat, I've long admired how generous and supportive you are to so many others on Mudcat. And I suffered from low iron once and remember how very hard it was to keep going...

You are an inspiration to many of us on here; I hope things are on the upswing for you from here on in.

Hugs and 'ooooomph' abounding,

Vikki/YY


22 May 12 - 12:50 PM (#3354357)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ClaireBear

Katmeluv, I missed this thread too. Psychic hugs, thoughts of strength and rest, and a song or three are headed in your direction. Be well.

Claire


22 May 12 - 11:09 PM (#3354598)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Neil D

Kat, we're still keeping you in our thoughts. Get all the rest you can. The Tylenol that works for my headaches is the Tylenol migraine or the generic equivalent, even though they aren't migraines. They combine acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine so they aren't so easy on the stomach, but they do kick the headache.


23 May 12 - 02:39 PM (#3354839)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Thanks, folks for your kind words and suggestions. The osteo manipulated that twisted neck & preztel contorted shoulder of mine and the headache has been gone since, but then the cardio called after looking at the echo. It wasn't grim, but Rog and I both have some work to do (eating and walking-wise) if I want to be around much longer, but then, of course, docs have to "lay it on the line." I am working with a healer, have you all to help out with such generosity, and my Rog and grandson, Morgan, to give me an immediate boost. I love it, when Morgan came in this morning, he knew serious stuff has been going on. We've always talked of how I'll always be here, in some form, for him, even when I die. I reminded him of that, today. Have gave me a nod, looked me right in the eyes and said, Um-hum, I know mama, then gave me a big hug.. He is an old soul.

I was thinking about having told my cardio I still have three more books to get published. Then, this morning I thought about starting a "What's your greatest achievement?" thread, but didn't. If I had , it would be writing my books, but before that or anything else, it would whatever hand I've had in shaping Morgan's life having been in it from the start. Other than Life, I'd say that's the great gift I've ever received, too.

I will be around, just taking it easy until we're done with the iron infusions. Please remember I do appreciate all you say and do.

luvykat


23 May 12 - 09:25 PM (#3354945)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

That's what I like, appreciation!

We'll be here after you finish taking it easy.


23 May 12 - 11:11 PM (#3354982)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Thanks, CL! I forgot to say if anyone knows an expert seamstress to please send them to the surgeon who put in the metal aortic valve to show him how it's done. Apparently it is not that uncommon for the skin to not heal quite as much as they'd like over the stitches, so there is leaking just as there was before that big, nasty surgery took place! (Last year I thought the cardio was joking when he said there may be a loose stitch or two!)I am over being angry and there's something else going on which is just as dicey, life-wise, but nothing of "immediate" concern. So, we're good to go once I've got the iron topped off.

I am filling up with Light, Life and Love and so happy you all are part of it!


24 May 12 - 07:59 PM (#3355281)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

Seamstress? Tailor? If my meme and pepe were still alive . . . among other things, they ran a haberdashery. I hardly remember my pepe, but my meme could do anything with a needle and thread. Mom wasn't as skilled, and I'm far less so. Maybe you need to ask one of the people on the sewing machine/quilting thread!

I'd be more than happy to teach penmanship to doctors, though! Most of them need it!


24 May 12 - 08:18 PM (#3355285)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bobert

Walk!!!

My late uncle lived with cancer for 25 years and was an inspirational speaker at cancer groups... His advice... Ya' gotta eat... Ya' goota poop and...

...ya' gotta walk!!!

Now do it...

B~


♥ ♥ ♥ This mudelf likes and concurs with that advice! It begins with the first step. . .


24 May 12 - 08:18 PM (#3355286)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

I dunno about oomph but you can get some oom pah pah here


25 May 12 - 04:44 PM (#3355656)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

That's one of my fav. scenes, Bert. Thanks.

I feel kind of numb, right now. Some important things seem to be worse, now, than they were last year, health-wise, yet alternatives may involve needing to go away to a a major uni-hospital, etc. We are going to try getting me back on track with the juicing, meds, and a few other things. Thank goodness, our primary care doc is an internal pro and does not think the specialists here are all "god." Looks like, now, another thing to start looking into is funding, what the ins. co will cover, what else I may qualify for, etc. UUUggghhhh, I'll I want to do is lie down, sleep, then get my books finalised. In stead it's doc visits, test, grandson two weeks until 1/2 day summer school, then half days.


25 May 12 - 07:31 PM (#3355725)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Janie

Post 100 is chock full of light, love and loving kindness beamed right at you.


25 May 12 - 07:55 PM (#3355730)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: gnu

Gee... just keep the faith, eh? I wish I had better words.


26 May 12 - 02:00 AM (#3355793)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Megan L

Lassie when life tosses ye doon in the mud lift yer face tae the sky its brighter and at least that wey ye keep breathing.

My footsteps are so faltering
I stumble and I fall
Its so hard to keep on going
when your'e curled up in a ball.

But I keep on crawling onwards
working slowly through my day
Till the day that i can stand once more
And dance along my way.


26 May 12 - 08:09 AM (#3355834)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

You are such a loyal & caring friend to Ann & myself, it grieves us to hear that you are struggling with depression. There is little we can do to help from a practical point of view, but we love you very much & based on personal experience, we know, unequivocally, there is light at the end of a 'tunnel called depression'. Don't forget, whatever the weather, the sun is always shining...the clouds just get in the way. Will send you a PM with more personal stuff which might help with that 'lift' you are seeking.
                                                                         With Love,
                                                                                        Nigel & Ann
                                                                                        xxxxxxxxxx


26 May 12 - 12:28 PM (#3355897)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

can't say it better than Megan did!


26 May 12 - 06:19 PM (#3355997)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

Sending hugs along with prayers that Mudcat's Kat will soon be purring.


06 Jun 12 - 09:18 AM (#3359955)
Subject: ADD: GOOD INTENTIONS (Paul Metsers)
From: Jess A

hi Kat,

You don't know me. I'm a sometime lurker on mudcat really, only contribute a little, and have been for the last 10 years or more, and I always so appreciate your part in making mudcat the place it is. You come across as a very warm, very wise, and very smart individual! Anyhow, just sorry to hear that things are being tough for you at the moment.

Here is a song for you (not written by me, I hasten to add!) but the best I can offer by way of a 'hope you feel better soon' kind of present whilst simply sitting at my keyboard... I like the 'But the sun will swing the seasons, And ever win the day' line.

GOOD INTENTIONS (Paul Metsers)

It's one day we'll go sailing
Oh you, my love, and I
We'll take us down to the water
Where fair the waters lie

   And then, with good intentions
   We'll try our debts to pay
   But the sun will swing the seasons
   And ever win the day

Then one day we'll go climbing
Come closer to the stars
And hope that those in spaceships
Will leave them as they are

And one day we'll start building
We'll use what comes to hand
We'll join what comes together
And bind what needs a band

Melrose Quartet - Good Intentions


06 Jun 12 - 11:01 AM (#3359989)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

Shoulder to shoulder Kat, shoulder to shoulder.
                  With Much Love,
                                          Nigel & Ann.
                                          xxxxxxxxx


06 Jun 12 - 05:48 PM (#3360180)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Thanks, again, seems so little to say. Nigel, you and Ann are so inspiring.

JessA, thank you! Nice to see a lurker come outta the walls and I really enjoyed the song.

I feel sort of in a mist these days..lots to think about and/or turn over to the Creator. So far what I do know is I have made an agreement with my bod that we will be here, together and well, when my grandson graduates from high school in ten years. Anything else that happens, improves, worsens or whatever, we'll deal with it as it comes or not."-)

luvya'llkat


06 Jun 12 - 07:34 PM (#3360238)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

I look forward to reading about you attending your grandson's graduation!


07 Jun 12 - 06:30 AM (#3360397)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

me, too


10 Jun 12 - 05:38 AM (#3361542)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

Our Dear Kat, assuming we're still around in ten years time, a photo or two would be good too. Graduations are (usually!) such joyous occasions. Our Grandson who lives in Charlotte NC has just graduated from High School & will, very soon, be off on a gap year, spent in Denmark. We never thought he could be so adventurous...up until the last few months, he'd always been a bit of an introspective, 'stay-at-home' chap...just goes to show!
                                     Much Love,
                                                      Nigel & Ann.
                                                      xxxxxxxxxx


10 Jun 12 - 08:15 AM (#3361587)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sawzaw

I don't know Kat so it is hard to give advice to lift the spirits. To get all mushy, warm & fuzzy, touchy feely but...

When I feel low I just stop and think of how other people are doing. I look at those poor folks in other parts of the world and I realize How well off I really am. I am just feeling sorry for myself.

Try feeling sorry for someone else who is 1000 times worse off than you are. Maybe even help them out.

Like Arlo said:

"During these hard days and hard weeks, everybody always
has it bad once in a while. You know, you have a bad time of
it, and you always have a friend who says "Hey man, you
ain't got it that bad. Look at that guy." And you at that
guy, and he's got it worse than you. And it makes you feel
better that there's somebody that's got it worse than you."


10 Jun 12 - 10:40 PM (#3361873)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

To get more oomph you could color yourself purple like granddaughter Kylea.


10 Jun 12 - 11:05 PM (#3361884)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bobert

I've heard that one of the factors to a long life is keeping goals out there... After the graduation set another set of goals, kat...

Luv ya' and am here...

B~


11 Jun 12 - 10:37 AM (#3362053)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

more hugs, kat & congratulations to Bert's little artist!


11 Jun 12 - 11:05 PM (#3362347)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

Kylea's adorable!

Kat, I hope we are penetrating the mist.


12 Jun 12 - 09:56 AM (#3362480)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: jacqui.c

Still here Kat and sending good thoughts your way.


12 Jun 12 - 08:19 PM (#3362729)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sawzaw

"I've heard that one of the factors to a long life is keeping goals out there"

I agree Bobert.

I have a standard lecture or a large chunk of advice I give to the younguns when they are maturing but seem to be lost, not knowing what they want.

I call it being Goal Oriented. I say they will not be happy unless they have a clear objective, make all of their decisions based on reaching their objectives and they can see that they are making progress reaching those objectives.

Otherwise they are drifting around with no mile markers along the road of life to tell them where they are at and where they are going.

Believe me, it keeps you going, putting one foot in front of the other and takes the worries away.


12 Jun 12 - 10:34 PM (#3362751)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Aye, CL, the mist and then some. Thanks so much, everyone. Still a lot to get sorted, but each day holds an improvement. I am gratefull to you all.

luvyakat


13 Jun 12 - 03:38 AM (#3362793)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Megan L

When I was a little girl there was what seemed to me to be a very old man he seldom drank. Ocassionally however he would get gloriously drunk and mum and I would kneel on the couch and watch him waltzing his way home.

It was always the same dance three steps forward waltz in a circle then a step back it may have looked strange and doubled the length of his journey but he always made it home safe.

Through ilness, trials and loss I have found I have found that sometimes the only way to get to the goal is by doing the drunk man waltz.

The other day I was sitting at my window so far from my childhood home and memories of our old neighbour began to dance through my mind. As I replayed his strange journey home I suddenly realised something I had missed as a child. For him the journey wasn't long he had a tune in his head and although his goal was to get home he did it his way and enjoyed the dance.

When life seem to be dragging me backwards I will remember him and instead of seaing each backwards step as a deafeat I will listen to the music in my head and keep dancing.


13 Jun 12 - 06:08 AM (#3362834)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

Beautiful piece, Megan, absolutely beautiful.

          We're all out here Kat, keeping watch, listening to You...listening to each other; praying, thinking, meditating, doing what we each do in our intercessions. I firmly believe that within us all is an untouchable, incorruptible 'essence of self' (Perhaps that's what people mean when they talk about 'Soul'). It's the complete You, secreted away, protected from everything Life can inflict, safe & inviolate. When the time is right, it will blossom & restore You. Your energies will return & you'll be ready to re-take your rightful place in the World. These are not metaphorical ramblings...metaphorical, yes, but taken directly from my own experience, following some deeply troubling times I endured some years ago.
          With Much Love,
                                  Nigel & Ann.
                                  xxxxxxxxxx


13 Jun 12 - 10:41 PM (#3363177)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Every gem you write, Megan...draws tears at its beauty, takes my breath away in awe. Thank you. (*tuning* up in my head.:-)

Nigel, your reminder about a safe place is most timely. A healer I am working with told me I need to get back in my body..it's been too scary to be in it with all the docs' pronouncements!**bg** I am to remind myself and my bod that what we are doing is for its betterment and it is safe. Your music is a good reminder of that. You know I love it. Thanks, again, for sharing it!

I know I am usually more forthcoming about what is going on. Without saying too much, my heart, lungs, and kidneys are all involved. Not in dire straits, but enough to get the docs' attention and mine. As they said, today, "yours is a complicated case." (Not sure if it has anything to do with the fact that the surgeon's knots from 7.5 years ago are loose in spots, so the new heart valve can't work as efficiently as it could have. It could be my tissue didn't scar over as much as "we'd like." Angry?! Me?! Not sure, yet, but paying attention and trying not to freak out.

There, guess the kat is outta the bag a bit more.

Thanks, again,

kat


13 Jun 12 - 10:50 PM (#3363180)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

I've just looked outside and it is cloudy, but on the next moonlit night I'll go howl at it for you.


13 Jun 12 - 10:55 PM (#3363186)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Janie

Lovely, Megan, and wise.

Iff'n you don't mind, I believe I'd like to share that bit of wisdom in a few places, including my own life.

You know I'm still here, darlin' Kat.


13 Jun 12 - 11:06 PM (#3363188)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Stilly River Sage

Kat, even if the stitches aren't as tight as they all should have been, anger will only make them worse, so take some deep breaths and help your doctors sort it and fix it.

As as been stated before, having a plan, even with baby steps, will help you feel better. Not just a general "getting better" plan, but an outlook that involves things to accomplish along the way. "Make X number of jewelry pieces" or "sell X number of books," if you want a simple list to cross out, along with "clean the kitchen counter" and have some more physical goals like the exercise, walking, breathing, good sleep goals you've been working on.

I like that song that Jess A posted, of the Melrose Quartet. Are you the "Jess" mentioned in the title? You're part of a great group! Thanks for giving that song link to Kat!

SRS


14 Jun 12 - 05:36 AM (#3363253)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

Our Dear Kat, I'm thrilled that something I have written can be a comfort to You. You can make the piece your own & let it speak to you in ways that are uniquely personal. Take as much rest as you can & allow your body to assume responsibility for some of it's own healing. Repeating myself, but 'Shoulder to Shoulder Kat, Shoulder to shoulder'
                            With Love,
                                           Nigel & Ann
                                           xxxxxxxxx


14 Jun 12 - 06:36 AM (#3363268)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Megan L

Janie my dear you are welcome


14 Jun 12 - 08:57 AM (#3363310)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: frogprince

Another thread I should have been paying mind to, while things were along easy for me and mine. Thinkin' better times for you, Ms.Kat

Iron deficiency? maybe we should just try and get you mad enough to chew nails.


14 Jun 12 - 11:03 AM (#3363358)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: catspaw49

Sometimes the cyber world makes me sad........

I have followed along without comment to the point of feeling stupid but the truth is that for all of these years here I am on this one without words. You have always been in my thoughts since we met but now I feel pretty helpless and unable to do anything except read and hope. You never leave my thoughts......never.

It is one of the times I wish we were closer physically and not here in Cyberland.............Much Love............


Spaw.....and Pat


14 Jun 12 - 03:00 PM (#3363435)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

I know...me, too. Sometimes words are just not needed nor enough. The sadness has kept me away somewhat. (IF they start talking of surgery, etc., we might see each other anyway...I and my doc don't want to deal with them here if that becomes the case.

Here's some good news, though: saw the kidney specialist today. He's happy with how things are going and doesn't need to see me again for 3-4 months. That's one marked off the list.

Patspaw...i know and i thank you for the big, beautiful heart hug.


14 Jun 12 - 07:00 PM (#3363516)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: gnu

Good news, Kat!

Megan... that was a beautiful post. Keep on dancing.


14 Jun 12 - 07:40 PM (#3363528)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bobert

Crankin' up an extra dose of "oomph"...

B~


14 Jun 12 - 07:56 PM (#3363536)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

Hey Bobert! you could give Kat some of your frogs, then she'd have some ribbit to go along with her oomph.

She would almost have a song then.

Sing along

Oomph ribbit ribbit
Oomph ribbit ribbit
Oomph Oomph Oomph Oomph

Laughter is the best medicine Katmeluv.


14 Jun 12 - 08:06 PM (#3363545)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

And some of you lot are great at providing it, Bert!:-)

Trying to refocus my mind on more positives: I have been free of Tylenol and Benadryl for about three weeks, now. The alternative pain med, all natural, which I signed up for, is doing a bang-up job of keeping the constant pain of fibromyalgia under much better control than anything I've ever taken before and it's only 10mg taken once in the evening.

Tomorrow I get another iron iv infusion. Might have to take it easy for a few days as it could lower my already low BP. (I've had it up to here with taking it easy!)


14 Jun 12 - 08:31 PM (#3363556)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

What is that Alternative pain med Kat?


14 Jun 12 - 09:16 PM (#3363567)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Bert, if i tell, garg might callout the feds...though i am legal in CO. first time in my whole life i've ever tried it!


14 Jun 12 - 11:09 PM (#3363596)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

OK. Gotcha! Thanks. If it works for you that is great.

Luvya.


15 Jun 12 - 10:01 AM (#3363723)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: frogprince

Hmmm...

All natural....

Feels good....

Legal in some states, not in others...


Wonder if it's oral sex....


15 Jun 12 - 10:42 AM (#3363743)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: GUEST,999

Call Delta 911.


15 Jun 12 - 11:35 AM (#3363760)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: catspaw49

Good one Froggy!!!

Spaw


15 Jun 12 - 05:44 PM (#3363919)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

I'm glad you have found something that helps you. More hugs and prayers on their way.


15 Jun 12 - 08:26 PM (#3363983)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

what ChantyLass said!


15 Jun 12 - 10:07 PM (#3364016)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

frogprince! That might do as well. Get down to it Roger;-)


16 Jun 12 - 08:44 AM (#3364132)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: frogprince

Mornin' Kat;

I'll be good, and not ask if....

The goat-tail tale is a day brightener.


16 Jun 12 - 10:14 AM (#3364162)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

It is indeed, Now if I could only get Rog to come up for air!


16 Jun 12 - 11:13 AM (#3364188)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: topical tom

As they might say in England "Keep Your Pecker Up"! Oops! That doesn't sound the same way here! However, it does mean "Keep Your Courage Up" and when all is said and done, I believe that laughter is the best medecine. All best wishes and try to keep on the sunny side.


16 Jun 12 - 10:39 PM (#3364414)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Stilly River Sage

I'm glad to read that the new meds are doing what they're supposed to. That should help everything else get back into alignment along the way.

SRS


17 Jun 12 - 03:24 AM (#3364451)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Megan L

found this old timer Keep on the sunny side


17 Jun 12 - 03:50 AM (#3364454)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Megan L

drat i am getting old was looking at two songs meant to post this one Sunny side of the street


17 Jun 12 - 10:29 PM (#3364776)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

And, I like both of them, Meg, thanks!

A so-so day...feeling a bit more energy, maybe from the second iron infusion on Friday. Rog kindly took me to a dept. store and pushed me around in a wheelchair to find some decent 100% cotton tees which we did. They are a good quality, very soft.

I feel trapped, kind of, in a stalemate of positive vs negative from a certain doc. Having trouble getting my mind to focus on the former more than the latter. Of course, being trapped in the house by not being able to drive, nor get around without help doesn't help.

You're right, SRS, getting the new meds to work for sleep and pain is helping to realign everything, but my brain needs to catch up. It's still mired in fear when logically it doesn't make sense.*sigh*

I guess I need to be patient with myself AND puir Rog. I think I've about driven him out of house and home!:-)

Tomorrow I shall try to get a few things done..paper stuff and will have Morgan here in the afternoon.

Thank you all for your help...I really, really appreciate it.

luvyakat


18 Jun 12 - 08:10 AM (#3364896)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

luvyaback

sandra


18 Jun 12 - 09:43 AM (#3364931)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: jacqui.c

:o)


18 Jun 12 - 05:14 PM (#3365163)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

:-) I manage to make myself meditate this morning, followed by 25 minutes of qi gong...first time in weeks. See the therapist tomorrow and the pulmonologist on Wed. The iv infusion went so well I've scheduled the last one for this Friday.

My mind is still mired, but I have managed to get a few things done, too. I know the therapist said to take three weeks and do nothing but what my bod wanted, but I can't stand just lying about so much while the dust layers build up, etc. in the house!:-)

I know...float, just float...:-)

katstillscaredalittle


18 Jun 12 - 10:04 PM (#3365265)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

Still sending love, hugs, and prayers.


19 Jun 12 - 01:44 AM (#3365317)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: KT

Atta girl, kat! You're doin' it!


19 Jun 12 - 01:48 AM (#3365318)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: LilyFestre

<---watching and smiling. :) Keep on moving Kat...I know how hard it is and you have plenty to be proud of!!

XOXOXOXO

Michelle


19 Jun 12 - 03:38 AM (#3365338)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Megan L

He He a little story of another scardeycat to make you smile. Cookie was the runt of the litter there were days when she jumped at her own shadow. One day the young lad down the road who babysat her when we had to go away came up to check what we were needing.

He told me he couldn't find Cookie we searched the house unsucucessfuly eventually we went into the bedroom nothing seemed out of place till I looked at the top of the bed. There was a tiny bump that mewelled pathetically when I gently nudged it. Our own little scardy cat had moved so fast when Triss entered the house that she had managed to co up between the sheets and the quilt without moving anything out of place.

Be good to yourself you are worth the effort


19 Jun 12 - 09:43 AM (#3365428)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Hawker

OOOOooooMmmmPpppHhhh, Prayers and thoughts from Sunny Cornwall x


20 Jun 12 - 04:37 PM (#3365963)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

There are more books in you than one, Meg. I can't wait to read them. Love that story, too!

Hawker, nice to see you AND the rest of you, too!

I have a huge sigh of relief and some good news.

We met with the pulmonologist, today. She says she is happy with how I am doing, now we are back on track with certain meds, and explained why cardiologists and pulmonologists never look at echocardiograms in the same way and don't have much to do with one other because of their differences.

Anyway, what had happened was the cardio read the echo, said everything was worse, no surgical options left, etc. scaring us half to death, literally. In between all of this was the new alternative pain med which we are still not done trying different combos of to get it just right, if possible, and weight gain from the lack of meds for a couple of weeks (another experiment), and the iv iron infusions plus my first ever (and I hope last!) migraine, and a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. I am glad the past few weeks or so are over!

I've been so scared, sleepless, tired, overwhelmed, etc. This one really knocked me for a loop. The way the cardio sounded, I felt terminal, up close and personal.

Of most concern, is the pulmonary hypertension, but as long as i continue to keep my O2 sats above 90% AND remain 100% compliant in using my bi-pap machine at night, the doc is NOT concerned about the ph and doesn't need to see me for 6 months!

Note to self: so, now you have three docs, a therapist, and a healer telling you they believe you are doing well and have no need to be so scared. Are you listening? Floating?:-)

I know one thing, I am THANKFULL to all of you for your help. I know I still have a lot of challenges, probably always will, but I can face them when I know of the wonderful love and support I receive right here on Mudcat. Thank you all so very much!

luvyakatnappingnow


20 Jun 12 - 04:54 PM (#3365968)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Stilly River Sage

Do these doctors ever talk to each other? That might help them sort it out and put a stopper in the one who scared you so much!

I'm glad to read that the doctor today thinks you're coming along. Time to sling the O2 cannula over your shoulder, pull yourself up by the bootstraps, and get yourself moving again. :)


20 Jun 12 - 05:53 PM (#3365995)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

so, now you have three docs, a therapist, and a healer...AND A MUDCAT;-)

Don't forget that we are here for you.

Luvya.


20 Jun 12 - 08:55 PM (#3366049)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: catspaw49

After several days of gas producing foods, I arrivbe here tonight to give you not an oomph but an oom-pah. Open a window, break out the Febreeez, and don't light a match..................


Spaw


20 Jun 12 - 10:18 PM (#3366076)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

Good news is . . . good news!


20 Jun 12 - 11:54 PM (#3366104)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

onward & upward


21 Jun 12 - 10:37 AM (#3366213)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ranger1

Kat, after your nap, check into acupuncture for the fibromyalgia. It worked wonders for my friend Kathy, to the point where she is symptom-free these days.


21 Jun 12 - 10:50 AM (#3366220)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: frogprince

My wife has found that being punctured a bit helps her get to sleep sometimes.

Hang in there, Kat; the docs were pretty much assuming my wife was gonna die, and she may be transferred to a rehab setting as soon as tomorrow.
               
D.Dean (Kat my be the only one here who knows what the D is.)


21 Jun 12 - 12:29 PM (#3366276)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: fat B****rd

Best wishes for the best, Kat.
Charlie.


21 Jun 12 - 07:45 PM (#3366420)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

I will, ranger1. I like acupuncture and there is a DO who specialises in alternative treatments for Fibroetc. down valley.

Dean, I sure am!*bg*

It has been a better day, folks. Still fatigued (neighbours actually yelled at each other and woke up both at 1a. I didn't get back to sleep until about 330a), but able to stay up and do more mental work on the computer, etc. than I have been able to in weeks.

Thanks, again, for all of your help. I love you folks!

kat


21 Jun 12 - 08:18 PM (#3366431)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Janie

Just peeking in to say the 'oomph' is still oomphing from this neck of the woods, Ms. Kat.


21 Jun 12 - 08:21 PM (#3366434)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: gnu

Glad to hear it, kat. OOOOOMMMMPPPPHHHH!


22 Jun 12 - 06:02 AM (#3366559)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)

I been ooomphing from here as well! Heading off to Old Songs in a bit, where I will singing you many more!


22 Jun 12 - 11:09 PM (#3366924)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

Sorry 'bout the neighbors. I have some like that. They are only a problem when my windows are open on hot days and evenings, especially on weekends, like this one. Sometimes I want to shout, "Shut up! Don't you know we can hear you?" but I don't.


23 Jun 12 - 06:25 PM (#3367198)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Ah, it's okay, CL. They are usually quite considerate...always shut their dogs up when they start yapping and are generally friendly. If it happens again I shall speak to them from the bedroom window or mention it the next day. Thanks, though.

The oomphing is working, folks! Thank you! The iron infusion went well, yesterday. Today, I was able to walk around the pet store, pushing a cart instead of riding in a wheelchair, though I did ride in one at Goodwill where we went shopping. Altogether I was out with Rog about 3 hours and did okay. It is too darn hot here and I had to put my legs up when we got home as I had some swelling, but it's all getting better.

We'll see how next week goes with Morgan here in the afternoons...I hope I have enough energy to do a few things around the house with him. Still can't drive alone (can't turn the key or unhook the seat belt due to old tendinitis, plus I've lost muscle tone in my arms.)

Thank you, again!


23 Jun 12 - 06:55 PM (#3367204)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

If you get woken up in the night again, you might want to try some of that alternative medication you were talking about earlier in the thread. I find it sends me right to sleep.


24 Jun 12 - 10:45 PM (#3367603)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

Glad to read the update, and especially glad because you seem to be improving. You keep improving; I'll keep oomphing.


24 Jun 12 - 11:08 PM (#3367608)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Deal, CL!:-) (I do still feel some fragility...need to work gently on building my muscles up, again.)

Bert, that's what I've been doing, but none of it conks me out...I seem to have a tolerance/resistance to certain effects.:-)

Thanks, everyone,

kat


24 Jun 12 - 11:25 PM (#3367612)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

It seems to affect people differently.

Here's a little smokey oomph for ya The fire got within about a mile and a half from our place. They seem to be getting a handle on it now though.

Luvya.


25 Jun 12 - 03:10 AM (#3367641)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Holy cow! I hadn't heard about that one. I'm glad you all are safe!


25 Jun 12 - 05:29 AM (#3367671)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

It is pretty dramatic, but I don't think that they have lost one building yet. Have some friends who had to be evacuated but they are all safe.


25 Jun 12 - 04:30 PM (#3367886)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

Yikes, Bert! Stay safe.


01 Jul 12 - 07:59 AM (#3370214)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

Our Dear Kat,
                   Sending you sunshine & blue skies from East London, UK. Are you guys all ok? We've been seeing some really frightening footage of the fires on the TV news.
                                                With Love,
                                                               Nigel & Ann.
                                                               xxxxxxxxxx


01 Jul 12 - 06:09 PM (#3370420)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Thank you so much, Ann and Nigel. I just put an update in the fire thread. It is 103 farenheit with terribly drying winds.I am okay thanks to air conditioning and a swamp cooler, but the mood is still a tough go. I hurt some tendons in my fingers and would like the pain to go away. It's very wearing, not just for me, but my Rog,too. My therapist reminded me behaviour follows our thoughts. i am trying to fire enough cylinders to *see* myself driving, again and dusting our household clutter. Tall order at the moment.

Thank you all.

luvyakat


01 Jul 12 - 06:36 PM (#3370431)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

Glad to read that you are still safe in your own home. More positive thoughts on the way.


01 Jul 12 - 07:05 PM (#3370450)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: gnu

Indeed! I hope all stay safe and sound.


01 Jul 12 - 08:09 PM (#3370477)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

I'll second that!


01 Jul 12 - 08:44 PM (#3370489)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Thanks, folks. Really, where we are, is no danger whatsoever from wildfires; a stupid neighbour setting weeds on fire or lighting fireworks in violation of a ban on them is much more likely. It's just so sad all over to think of the critters, wild and domestic, etc.


02 Jul 12 - 12:50 PM (#3370785)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Stilly River Sage

Kat, I know it's hot now, but I wonder if you can make it feel less in control if you did something like a back yard picnic breakfast with Morgan. One of those early in the morning affairs where the sun hasn't heated the day beyond comfort; a little summer ceremony when he can cook the French toast and you can slice the fruit and you can enjoy nice part of the day. I have to say that the mornings I get up early enough to walk the dogs are the ones we all enjoy most. They're happy and frisky and hungry - probably just like Morgan!

Or something along those lines. It really does help your spirits when you can enjoy the nice times like that.

SRS


03 Jul 12 - 04:19 AM (#3371145)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Megan L

One day the weather was driech grey and damp the sort of weather that drags the spirit down. Giving myself a shake I decided to head down into the town. I stopped by the pier to watch the boat longingly, much as I love my island when you are feeling down the boat represents escape.

A mother and her little girl wandered away from the other people standing near the boat. Both were crying the woman was trying to hide her tears but the child looked like her heart was breaking. Her mother sniffed away her tears explaining her husband was leaving the island to try and find work. I lifted the little girl to sit on the rail as I held her safe then we both waved at the boat as it drew away from the pier.

As I looked down at the water I spotted a shoal of tiny fish. We watched them dart around the water occasionally one would swim of alone for a few moments then swim back to the shoal. It is amazing the daft little stories that spring into your mind when trying to divert a child from tears.

One small group appeared to be following one particular fish and those became a class going out on a trip round the harbour with their teacher with all the naughtiness a primary school outing can muster. As we worked through all the little fishes giving them names and jobs along with lots of silly voices the tears dried and little gurgles of laughter filled the air.

When we parted I felt refreshed and greeted the next person I spoke to with a smile. Sometimes it is the effort we put into making life better for others that improves our own.

Go on lass make lots of happy memories with Morgan even if it is spreading a blanket on the lounge floor and having a picnic on a rainy or to sunny day.


03 Jul 12 - 05:02 AM (#3371164)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

Kat, you mentioned earlier about the danger to the the wild animals. Has that situation eased any? Ann & I are more than relieved to know that you are safe. The news coverage in the UK has 'dropped off the front page', so we're not getting much useful info. now.
       We are visualising you ring fenced with something sturdy & fireproof!
                                          Much Love,
                                                          Nigel & Ann.
                                                          xxxxxxxxxx


03 Jul 12 - 03:11 PM (#3371423)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: fat B****rd

All the usual good thoughts from me, Kat.
And greetings from Scotland. X


04 Jul 12 - 02:23 AM (#3371704)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

kat...HAPPY 4TH!!
                           Much Love,
                                           Nigel & Ann.
                                           xxxxxxxxx


09 Aug 12 - 12:38 PM (#3388017)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Heya, everyone. Just wanted to let you know I will mostly unavailable until after the 20th. Going to give my grandson a last week of fun, I hope, before school starts. Also, working on getting my hands healed up...the tendinitis has been exacerbated by fibromyalgia which flared up, I think, because I drove the car for the first time in a year, last week. The heat has also been brutal; I simply cannot go out in it as it is life-threatening.

I really AM doing better...just have to make it through the last of the heat and get the kid launched into third grade.:-) Lost 13 lbs since end of May.

Thanks for all of your help.

kat


09 Aug 12 - 02:05 PM (#3388055)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

Hang in there katmeluv.


09 Aug 12 - 03:38 PM (#3388087)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: fat B****rd

Good to hear from you, Kat.Keep going.
Love and best from Charlie


09 Aug 12 - 10:57 PM (#3388203)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

I haven't run out of "Oomph" yet. Just let us know when it is no longer needed.


09 Aug 12 - 10:59 PM (#3388204)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Janie

May it be a week of fun for you as well as for Morgan!


10 Aug 12 - 02:25 AM (#3388229)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

I'll second that!


10 Aug 12 - 12:34 PM (#3388387)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

Ooomph here in abundance too!
                                                 With Love,
                                                                Nigel & Ann.
                                                                xxxxxxxxxx


11 Aug 12 - 02:59 PM (#3388853)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: YorkshireYankee

Hope you're pleased about losing the 13 pounds (or was it water loss?). May you both have a lovely time together!


11 Aug 12 - 03:28 PM (#3388862)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bobert

"...doing better..." works just fine, kat...

But more "oomph" coming anyway and...

...200...

B~


12 Aug 12 - 06:30 AM (#3389074)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

Still here....up on Life's Barricades...flying the flag for Health & Happiness,
                With Love,
                               Nigel & Ann.
                               xxxxxxxxxx


28 Aug 12 - 11:16 AM (#3396449)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

Kat, how are things with you? Do you still need any of that extra 'oomph'? We've just got a fresh supply in with a little over to spare...yours for the taking.
                        With Love,
                                       Nigel & Ann.
                                       xxxxxxxxxx


28 Aug 12 - 03:10 PM (#3396593)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

Of course she needs more oomph Nigel. You can never get enough oomph.
More coming your way katmeluv.


28 Aug 12 - 09:58 PM (#3396764)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

I'm still sending some, too.


28 Aug 12 - 10:28 PM (#3396773)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Ah, you all are so sweet. Thank you. I AM doing better, but I can't type much, so as soon i figure out why Dragon keeps muting my mics, I'll be posting more.

Oomphs are grwat and always welcome, More later.

thanks and luvyakat


29 Aug 12 - 05:11 AM (#3396879)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

luv back


29 Aug 12 - 03:28 PM (#3397158)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: gnu

Dragon muting mics... never had that problem. Perhaps the Dragon knows?


29 Aug 12 - 03:32 PM (#3397164)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: fat B****rd

Rain soaked but warm oomphs on the way from sunny Dunfermline.
Charlie. x


29 Aug 12 - 04:24 PM (#3397192)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Megan L

Ah gied up talkin tae dragons a lang time ago lass they talk foreign an kept spierin me whit ah wis sayin.

Mind you we hae an awfy bonny we dragon lives a few miles alang the road Some daft fowk try tae say hes no a dragon the gowks


30 Aug 12 - 01:15 AM (#3397346)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Bert

Not quite a full moon yet but I howled at it for you anyway.


30 Aug 12 - 05:11 AM (#3397402)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

thanks for the link, Megan, I spent a long time there.

sandra


30 Aug 12 - 03:04 PM (#3397715)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Me, too, Megan. Lovely, fascinating and big smiles.

Thanks all of you.:-)


30 Aug 12 - 03:16 PM (#3397722)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Megan L

He he he its ok lass some day i will send you a dictionary Lady penelope did one for LTS when she came up for the first shindig. Mind you every time we started talking she would yell stop then check the dictionary to see if she could understand us she still couldnt:)


30 Aug 12 - 03:31 PM (#3397731)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

I'd love that, Megan!

Though, I think I've read enough on here, the past thirteen years, I can figure the written vernacular out, but I remember meeting a man from northern Scotland...years before my ear was trained and I could not understand half of what he said. I think I'd do better now, esp. after spending oodles of phone time with a Glaswegian!**BG**


30 Aug 12 - 03:58 PM (#3397754)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: gnu

Megan... your link has sparked something within my brain. I now know the mystery of... well, I can't say without further research but I am all atwitter with "eureka" glee at present and my mind is racing at the possibilities. Thanks, lass.

Yes... I am very serious.


15 Sep 12 - 05:49 AM (#3404984)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

Our Dear Kat, How are you doing...how's things...how's Life!
                      With Love,
                                     Nigel & Ann.
                                     xxxxxxxxxx


23 Oct 12 - 10:06 PM (#3425161)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Nigel & Ann, sorry for not posting here. Physically i am well, but we just detrmined i have depression due to a chemical imbalance, so new presription tomorrow should help. thanks a bunch for asking! now if the flood of tears wld abate just a bit.:-)


luvyakat


24 Oct 12 - 05:01 AM (#3425247)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

Our Very Dear Kat, will pm you today (Wednesday 24th). In the meantime, Love, Hugs & Kisses,
          Nigel & Ann.
          xxxxxxxxxx


24 Oct 12 - 05:27 AM (#3425259)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Megan L

Philosophy

Is your day begun with a smile or a frown
Are you looking up or looking down
Do you wear a smile upon your face
Or do you curse the human race.

I would far rather make someone smile
To rest and forget their cares a while
I would rather seek the good in life
Than burden folk with wrath and strife



Cannot remember how long ago i wrote this perhaps back in the 70's


24 Oct 12 - 06:25 AM (#3425282)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

best wishes with the new medication

love from sandra


24 Oct 12 - 06:34 AM (#3425286)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: kendall

Sometimes when I'm depressed, I like to think of crazy things to do. Such as, I used to live next door to a Mime. One night I drove him batty by playing a blank audio tape all night.

Be well, my dear, maybe the cd you ordered will help to cheer you up.


24 Oct 12 - 12:32 PM (#3425440)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

when i can see through the tears from your kindness which touches my heart, i will thank you all properly. much love and gratitude, kat


24 Oct 12 - 01:01 PM (#3425455)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: SINSULL

Miss Kitty - been there/done that/got the t-shirt. Be kind to yourself. And patient.
Love,
Marigold


24 Oct 12 - 03:25 PM (#3425512)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: fat B****rd

Kat, you are much missed here.
I'm still thinking of you and any other Mudcat persons who aren't at their best right now.
Best regards from|Charlie in Dunfermline. X


24 Oct 12 - 03:28 PM (#3425514)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Janie

Hi Kat. Much love. J.


24 Oct 12 - 05:15 PM (#3425551)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: gnu

It's katlaughing. Not katcrying. Gosh I wish I had some words of solace.

My heart goes out to you. I hope you laugh again soon.

Megan... as usual, your poetry is exquisite.

Kendall... as usual, your humour is exqusite.

Mudcatters are lucky to know all of you.


24 Oct 12 - 10:03 PM (#3425659)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

Oh, Kat, I hope the meds work quickly. In the meantime, more virtual hugs are on their way.


25 Oct 12 - 02:08 PM (#3425970)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: maeve

Thinking of you on this sunny autumn day, kat. You'll feel better.

:)
Maeve


26 Oct 12 - 12:22 AM (#3426230)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Stilly River Sage

I heard from Kat this evening, asking me to let all of you know that she is okay, but she just isn't up to the Internet right now (don't we all know that feeling at times!) She'll write again in a day or two.

Take care, Kat, rest up and come back when you're ready.

SRS


26 Oct 12 - 11:45 PM (#3426694)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: YorkshireYankee

The glorious intertwining harmonies, beautiful period costumes and choreography on a grand scale in this clip from Oliver Twist always make me smile: Who Will Buy

(My husband just came by as I was watching the clip myself, and commented, "One of the finest sequences ever committed to celluloid". He does have a way with words...) ;-)

Hope you're feeling better soon.


27 Oct 12 - 01:17 AM (#3426722)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Crowhugger

Love galore to you.


27 Oct 12 - 04:23 AM (#3426756)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Megan L

People can be so anoying! There I was yesterday enjoying a perfectly good grump. Well I mean it's not even November and we were having snow showers.

Then I received a text from my self appointed almost 40 daughter (Now I know why I never went for the real thing.)

"Yippee isn't it brilliant it's snowing"

"Naw it's cauld"

"Lets go out and sledge"

"Theres not enough snow GO AWAY PEST"

A long pause later i was just settling back into ma grump.

"We love you Momma Bear"

A perfectly good grump ruined by the mental picture of her standing there swinging her hip and scuffing her toe before running away grinning.

I love the people I adopt as family


27 Oct 12 - 10:14 AM (#3426859)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

well said


28 Oct 12 - 09:14 PM (#3427511)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

My deepest thanks to you all and to SRS for posting for me. Today has been slightly better...i even washed my hair! Tomorrow may be rocky...rog goes back to work so i'll be alone. he'll be home for lunch, so that will help.

More later. Much love,

kat


28 Oct 12 - 09:31 PM (#3427519)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: GUEST,.gargoyle

LafKat...

Reflect upon your MC posting for the year 2012.

Consider...your recent change to a non traditional med.

I am concerned for you...there is much more going on.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

not all stones are rolling.


28 Oct 12 - 10:49 PM (#3427561)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

Even more virtual hugs. I wish I could do more to help.


29 Oct 12 - 01:11 AM (#3427590)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Stilly River Sage

Thanks, Garg. Good to hear from you briefly, Kat. How is Morgan doing with his new puppy? Have they been over to visit you and the girls?

SRS


29 Oct 12 - 02:17 AM (#3427601)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Sandra in Sydney

adding to the hugs


29 Oct 12 - 04:33 AM (#3427623)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: saulgoldie

All the best, Kat.

Saul


30 Oct 12 - 01:39 PM (#3428434)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Nigel Paterson

As ever, holding You in our thoughts, Dearest Kat,
             Much Love,
                              Nigel & Ann.
                              xxxxxxxxxx


01 Nov 12 - 10:45 AM (#3429341)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: katlaughing

Thank you all so much.

Yesterday was a good day...no crying spells!

No sleep the past three nights, but the pharmacist said to take the new med in the morn and it should not be a problem. (My doc said take it at night to sleep through any side effects, but the insomnia is the only one, thankfully.)

love to you all,

kat


01 Nov 12 - 09:59 PM (#3429681)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: GUEST,hg

Depression is such a complex problem and unique for each individual.

Firt off, good quality sleep is the single most important factor in emotional well-being. Theta, delta, and REM in roughly thirty minute stints with five or six total cycles of 90 minutes each and every night being ideal. Any disruption of that will have cumulative negative effects on your emotional well being.

Fibromyalgia impacts sleep negatively. Non trad meds taken at night might also do that. Pain medications can disrupt sleep as does pain, as you well know.

Heart problems cause anxiety. Anxiety disrupts sleep. Sleep apnea must be treated if it is evident or depression will persists no matter what meds are taken. Beta blockers like inderal contribute to depression. Any persistent low level lack of oxygen can eventually create depression.

Then there are the life issues. Fear of death, fear of death with unfinished business, loneliness, sadness over attenuation of emotional ties, losses we face as we age; jobs, health, people, pets, status, finances,dignity, unrealized dreams. There is so much that can make us sad and depressed.   

Keep working on your health and adequate sleep Katie. Go to the therapist, come to terms with losses. Enjoy the present; your friends, family, grandchildren. Get lots of sunshine and fresh air. Enjoy nature Write, you love that I know. Tell your story, the painful parts as well as the bright parts. Good luck..You sound like you're better than you were in Spring.
love, harpgirl


02 Nov 12 - 11:29 PM (#3430243)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: ChanteyLass

I think Harpgirl is wiser than I. What she said, and more virtual hugs.


03 Nov 12 - 12:23 AM (#3430250)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: Janie

{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Big Friday Night Hug}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}


03 Nov 12 - 01:16 AM (#3430264)
Subject: RE: BS: Need some extra 'oomph' thoughts, please
From: LadyJean

When I was a little girl I had a floof cat. He was a huge gray and white long haired male. His notion of exercise was a brisk waddle from wherever he was napping to his dish, then back to wherever I was for some serous snuggling.
He was my best buddy.

When I was 13, we were told he had a tumor on his liver and he might live six months.

He did indeed live six months. He then lived another 11 years, napping, eating and snuggling. He died at not quite 18, of a gum infection.

There are two morals to that story 1: Don't take doctors' diagnoses too seriously. 2: Floss every day.