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KCat
08-04-2011, 01:33 PM
In thinking about the phrases we hear most or hate to hear most, I thought of some of the things my daughter has said over the years. None of which were that bad. She whined about not being able to go shopping and "spend Dad's money." She was joking of course but...

But perhaps the best moment was a result of the fact that I was forced to use a wheelchair for a few years when we went to the mall. This was something I hated but walking and being under the UV wore me out and left me in bed for two or three days each time we went. When I begged off a mall trip because I just didn't want to do the wheelchair thing again, my daughter, 15 at the time, piped up and said, "But Mom, you know how much I love to push you around."

If only she'd been kidding...

She's been a smart alek all her life. I told her to pick up her room once when she was five. She said she couldn't because it was "too heavy."

It's good to have happy people in your life. To this day she is my little blonde ray of light. I just wish she wasn't living 250 miles away.

What have been some bright moments in your journey?

rob
08-04-2011, 04:08 PM
I was down at the marina one day getting our boat ready for a day trip, and I was talking to my sister about how I recently had some serious fog and a bad flare.

The harbormaster overheard part of our conversation and came over to scold me saying that even the best flaregun in the world won't help you if you get lost in the fog out there. Don't go into a fog bank son, that's how accidents happen...

I just said umm, OK, thank you for the advice sir. We started laughing as he walked away, and I think he was kinda miffed thinking we weren't taking him seriously. When we got back later that day, I took him aside and explained to him what we were talking about. He broke out into a huge belly laugh, it was great! And surprisingly, he actually knew what Lupus is, but did not know the terminology or catch phrases we use. We both still laugh about it.

Funny stuff.

Rob

KCat
08-04-2011, 04:46 PM
I was down at the marina one day getting our boat ready for a day trip, and I was talking to my sister about how I recently had some serious fog and a bad flare.

The harbormaster overheard part of our conversation and came over to scold me saying that even the best flaregun in the world won't help you if you get lost in the fog out there. Don't go into a fog bank son, that's how accidents happen...


:) Great collision of two very different situations.

Now, if we could just use a flaregun to find our way in the lupie fog!

lovedbyHim
08-04-2011, 06:50 PM
I am torn as to whether or not to tell this, but I know all you women on steroids will get this. I recently went to spend the day with my daughters. My youngest one who always blurted out whatever flies across her mind, looked at my chest and said, "Omgosh are those all you? Wow! How did you get those! I want them!" So, for all you women afraid of going on prednisone, I can attest, things have changed in that area! Take heart!

magistramarla
08-04-2011, 10:32 PM
KCat,
I have a short blond daughter with a sharp tongue, too. She inherited it from her Dad's mother, and she reminds us of her grandmother in many ways.
My kids all live in other states. Sometimes I miss them, but usually I'm glad that they and their dramas are far away - LOL!

My funny story comes from long before I had AI issues. The youngest three kids are involved - Tom was @5, Kayla (sharp tongue) @3.5 and Meghan was a toddler.
I had given them some Easter seals and envelopes to play with. Kayla came to me blubbering that Tommy had "mailed" Meg far away. I found her on the front porch wearing only a diaper and with Easter seals stamped all over her face. Tom had put her there for the mailman to take her away!
Kids can give us such great memories!
Hugs,
Marla

KCat
08-06-2011, 08:26 AM
I am torn as to whether or not to tell this, but I know all you women on steroids will get this. I recently went to spend the day with my daughters. My youngest one who always blurted out whatever flies across her mind, looked at my chest and said, "Omgosh are those all you? Wow! How did you get those! I want them!" So, for all you women afraid of going on prednisone, I can attest, things have changed in that area! Take heart!

LOL! Magic! Dontcha love their candidness? :)

KCat
08-06-2011, 08:32 AM
KCat,
I have a short blond daughter with a sharp tongue, too. She inherited it from her Dad's mother, and she reminds us of her grandmother in many ways.
My kids all live in other states. Sometimes I miss them, but usually I'm glad that they and their dramas are far away - LOL!

My funny story comes from long before I had AI issues. The youngest three kids are involved - Tom was @5, Kayla (sharp tongue) @3.5 and Meghan was a toddler.
I had given them some Easter seals and envelopes to play with. Kayla came to me blubbering that Tommy had "mailed" Meg far away. I found her on the front porch wearing only a diaper and with Easter seals stamped all over her face. Tom had put her there for the mailman to take her away!
Kids can give us such great memories!
Hugs,
Marla

They are a joy (and sometimes a heartache). Mine is 28 now and still speaks her mind and stands up for anyone she perceives as getting short shrift. I'm so very proud of her, even when she's using that smart mouth of hers. Perhaps mostly then because I know she comes by it honestly. Apparently she said something the other day and her husband said, "Oh my Gosh, you sound just like your mom!" Oopsies. :)

Elo
08-06-2011, 12:59 PM
She's been a smart alek all her life. I told her to pick up her room once when she was five. She said she couldn't because it was "too heavy."
LOL!!! Your daughter is AWESOME! That's such a smart thing to say at that age! WOW!

I don't actually have any fun Lupus moments... :( It hasn't yet been a year, so i'm still waiting for something funny - besides the usual slip ups where I say the wrong thing or something. Yesterday, I said "We should wait until one... and be back at one, so we can catch Keith when he gets home".

Wait...so you want to wait to leave until one...but be here at one?? What?

Anyway - I get teased for that a lot, which helps, but honestly doesn't make for *too* memorable a funny story.

I LOVED Rob's story...that's so funny, I don't think you could actually get a better misunderstanding!

tgal
08-06-2011, 01:03 PM
Ok I have a question. Does it have to be about Lupus or can it be anything in our lives. I ask this because we have the "you know you have brainfog" thread which is completely about the disease but we have no where to put just funny things that we did or said from any time in our life. Let me know

KCat
08-06-2011, 05:58 PM
Ok I have a question. Does it have to be about Lupus or can it be anything in our lives. I ask this because we have the "you know you have brainfog" thread which is completely about the disease but we have no where to put just funny things that we did or said from any time in our life. Let me know

Oh, I say open it up to anything! Just have fun and find a bright funny moment in your day, your life. Originally I was thinking about lupie stuff but why limit it to that?

tgal
08-06-2011, 06:49 PM
yay! Ok then I will share one of my families favorites.

When I was a teen and very early 20's let's just say that I would not have been considered a good influence on your kids. Actually, that isn't true.. I was very good at hiding it so parents loved me but IF they really had known me I wouldn't have been a good influence! So we had this festival in the town that we lived in and my mother made the shirts to sell there. People from another town came and saw her shirts then asked if we could do one for their festival! My mom was so excited so she had the T-shirts made and we headed out the night before the festival so we could start setting up bright and early

Welllllll... we pulled into our parking spots and started taking things in. I had been diagnosed with an eye infection and it was time to put my drops in. I reached into my purse, pulled them out and put 3 good drops in. I went to open my eye and it wouldn't open! I tried again and NOTHING. I looked down at the bottle just to realize that I had not put my medicine in my eye I had put in the super glue that was used on my fake nails! I think I let out a few cuss words before my sister in law came over (she was high at that moment) and I told her what happened. We both DIED laughing. I mean, come on! Who actually glues their EYE shut!

When my mother came over she did not think it was funny at all! She also didn't think our laughing about it was proper either LOL. Anyway, my mom took me to the ER in the tiny town and proceeded to tell them what happened (I continued to chuckle every time the words "glued shut" were said). I did stop laughing when the nurse called poison control and mentioned surgery. At that point it was not funny at ALL!

Well to make a long story short this lovely EMS man came in and handed my mom 2 wash clothes. He told her to get them as hot as she could then rotate them on my eye. It should begin to loosen. It did. Very slowly but it did. Just as funny as I thought when this started is how MAD my mother was when she knew I was OK. We did sell shirts at that festival although I had to keep am ugly blind fold on that eye for several days.Anytime my family begins telling stories I KNOW this one will be in there somewhere!

KCat
08-06-2011, 07:20 PM
Oh good gracious! Yeah, if I were your mom, I'd have been furious, too! Nutty kid. At least you didn't freak out about it. I'd have been the freak-out kid.

magistramarla
08-07-2011, 07:29 PM
Well Everyone,
My DH had a Lupie moment this morning and he's not even Lupie!
On weekends, he gets our morning meds and supplements out and places the pills in a bowl for each of us while I'm pouring my cereal and slicing my banana. He pours the coffee, helps me to the table, pours his own cereal, and then joins me at the table. He always gulps his pills down all at once while he's eating. I'm more dainty, and I take mine one at a time. This morning, when I reached for my bowl, I noticed two big fish oil pills. I take a liquid version of this - the pills are hard on my stomach. Then I noticed other differences and realized that I had the wrong bowl. It was too late for Jeff - he had already gulped MY pills!

Luckily, the only prescription meds that were in there were my Plaquenil and my Pilocarpine. I teased him that he might have some gastric upset from the Plaquenil and start drooling from the Pilocarpine. Sure enough, the Pilocarpine really got to him. He did notice a lot of saliva, but he noticed sweating even more. Remember, it's chilly here - it was about 59 outside. He was sweating so much that he had to take his outer shirt off for a while. I certainly got a laugh out of it!

So, my hubby has learned a lesson - always let the Lupie wife inspect her bowl of meds before gulping his own!
Hugs,
Marla

KCat
08-08-2011, 09:05 AM
Well Everyone,

So, my hubby has learned a lesson - always let the Lupie wife inspect her bowl of meds before gulping his own!
Hugs,
Marla

Oopsies!

Poor guy. Bet he's much more careful in the future.

My husband would be down for the count because my Ultram would be in there. The first few doses I took of Ultram made me really loopy for about 20 or 30 mins each time. My husband conks out to 5 mgs of Vicodin. I can't imagine him on Ultram. He'd be hilarious.

debbie-b
08-08-2011, 01:11 PM
Oh Marla, that is funny. Now you can tell him, " welcome to my lupie world".

Debbie

Elo
08-08-2011, 03:57 PM
Oopsies!

Poor guy. Bet he's much more careful in the future.

My husband would be down for the count because my Ultram would be in there. The first few doses I took of Ultram made me really loopy for about 20 or 30 mins each time. My husband conks out to 5 mgs of Vicodin. I can't imagine him on Ultram. He'd be hilarious.

He's lucky you're more mature than I am. If he really pissed me off I might slip him one the next morning to get some good laughs in that day!

KCat
08-08-2011, 04:22 PM
He's lucky you're more mature than I am. If he really pissed me off I might slip him one the next morning to get some good laughs in that day!

Never said I was mature. ;) But nah, I wouldn't do that to him. Well, I wouldn't do that to me! I'd have to live with the consequences. Now I've thought about slipping him one of my Valiums now and then when he's been in stress mode.

He paces. He'll get a handful of peanuts and pace and rattle the nuts in his hand. ARG!

bunny28
08-08-2011, 04:48 PM
I am torn as to whether or not to tell this, but I know all you women on steroids will get this. I recently went to spend the day with my daughters. My youngest one who always blurted out whatever flies across her mind, looked at my chest and said, "Omgosh are those all you? Wow! How did you get those! I want them!" So, for all you women afraid of going on prednisone, I can attest, things have changed in that area! Take heart!

Oh my another reason to fear prednisone for me! lol....I so don't want any more...Good story though!

magistramarla
08-10-2011, 02:12 PM
Oopsies!

Poor guy. Bet he's much more careful in the future.

My husband would be down for the count because my Ultram would be in there. The first few doses I took of Ultram made me really loopy for about 20 or 30 mins each time. My husband conks out to 5 mgs of Vicodin. I can't imagine him on Ultram. He'd be hilarious.

We were discussing this. My hubby works for the military, and it would not be good for his career to accidentally ingest something that would show up on a random "wizz quizz".
Lucky for him, I'm terribly allergic or sensitive to most painkillers and can't take them. I'm VERY allergic to any opioid, which I think Ultram might be. My one experience with a Tramadol was a very bad one - we found out that it was an opioid after I reacted. I can't even eat a poppy-seed muffin or salad dressing without breaking out and having my throat swell shut. The one time that I took just one Vicodin I was floating for a couple of days. I also over-react to muscle relaxants. If I take a Baclofen for the spasms, I sleep for 14 hours and then feel hung over the entire next day. The docs have gotten pretty frustrated with me when trying to prescribe anything. I pretty much have to stick to an occasional Aleve.
My crazy over-reaction to meds was a big part of my choice to have my babies naturally, and at home. I did not want to have to fight with a hosp. about meds while in labor.

So, Jeff lucked out - he just had to deal with a little gastric upset and a lot of sweating and drooling - LOL!

KCat
08-10-2011, 02:42 PM
We were discussing this. My hubby works for the military, and it would not be good for his career to accidentally ingest something that would show up on a random "wizz quizz".
Lucky for him, I'm terribly allergic or sensitive to most painkillers and can't take them. I'm VERY allergic to any opioid, which I think Ultram might be.

It is. Different from vicodin but still an opioid.

If anyone gives a rat's backside:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tramadol