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Nonna
02-07-2011, 08:03 PM
Here I am trying my best not to get down on myself. I'm so tired of being tired, of being in pain.......
I just can't seem to make a decision as to which Doctor to see. My muscles are spasming, but which disease is causing it. Hypocalcemia is the Endo; is it the Parkinson's......... That's the Neuro. The weather is aggravating the spasms and making my joints hurt and pop.... Pop..... Pop.....

So here I am trying my best not to be depressed. My good knee now is giving me problems. So do I go back to the orthopedic guy. They all tell me to lose weight. How the blankity blank can I do that when I can't exercise and I'm on pred.

The pity party has started , so I need to stop. I think of the advice I give, of the words of comfort and I think......... What the HEY!!
Sorry guy I guess it was my turn to vent, rant and more of all RAVE

Toni

lovehubby
02-07-2011, 08:39 PM
I am learning that we have the right sometimes to feel a little sorry for our selfs. And who would not get tired of all the docs. we see I know I sure do. So go ahead and have the pity party and I will be there to join right in. Then another day will roll around and we wil be just fine. Take Care Cause I Care
Michele

tgal
02-07-2011, 08:49 PM
Well said Michele! Toni, she is right. Sometimes a good ol' pity party and a cry releases all the junk we have inside and makes us feel 10X better! You are so wonderful about helping everyone here it is about time you gave yourself a chance to just b**** (I didn't say it Rob!) LOL

We are all here for ya so just let it out!

Nonna
02-07-2011, 09:15 PM
Well said Michele! Toni, she is right. Sometimes a good ol' pity party and a cry releases all the junk we have inside and makes us feel 10X better! You are so wonderful about helping everyone here it is about time you gave yourself a chance to just b**** (I didn't say it Rob!) LOL

We are all here for ya so just let it out!
What do you think my blankity blank is for, I don't want to get in trouble for LANGUAGE. TeeHee sometimes you just got to say it. Hey Rob, would we get in trouble if we used battlstar galectica words?????

LOL
Toni

red246
02-07-2011, 10:52 PM
hey toni! you're going to have to send me those galactica words cuz i don't know what they are! would they be okay to substitute w/my kids? cuz they're figuring out my "substitute words" now! LOL I agree w/everyone above! Sometimes you have to just let it all out: scream, cry, rant, rave & even throw some dishes if you have to! Makes you feel so much better! (((HUGS)))

debbie-b
02-08-2011, 04:56 AM
Pity parties are good for the soul.
So my dear, just party away.

Debbie

rob
02-08-2011, 05:16 AM
What do you think my blankity blank is for, I don't want to get in trouble for LANGUAGE. TeeHee sometimes you just got to say it. Hey Rob, would we get in trouble if we used battlstar galectica words?????

LOL
Toni

Frak yeah,

You can use any frakking Battlestar Galactica cussword you want. Just don't use the real f word othewise we'll have to have tgal send you to the frakking brig... ( smiley face)

OK, all Sci-Fi humor aside, I think if you are having muscle spasms Toni, you should probably talk to your neurologist about it first. Usually muscle spasms and twitches are caused by some nerve misfiring. There's a word for this but I can't remember it right now. About the weight issue- I've known plenty of people with knee problems who are at or below their recommended target weight for their age and stature, so I think the weight thing is more or less a cop-out care providers use when they don't know what else to tell a patient. I mean, sure, we should all strive to stay as healthy as possible, and that includes watching our weight. But if a person is experiencing fatigue from Lupus, or is on certain meds like prednisone, it can be very difficult or damn near impossible to lose weight.

As for pity parties, it's not really a pity party if you really do have a legitimate problem. I think Lupus counts as a legitimate problem!

Rob

ETA-Over in the Star Wars universe, they have these big animals called Banthas. And Bantha poop is called Pudu. So the term Bantha Pudu is often used by sci-fi geeks such as myself as a substitute for the word Bulls**t. And, you can combine words. Like if some rheumy tells you it's all in your head, just say "That's Frakkking Bantha Pudu!"

rob
02-08-2011, 07:17 AM
hey toni! you're going to have to send me those galactica words cuz i don't know what they are! would they be okay to substitute w/my kids? cuz they're figuring out my "substitute words" now! LOL I agree w/everyone above! Sometimes you have to just let it all out: scream, cry, rant, rave & even throw some dishes if you have to! Makes you feel so much better! (((HUGS)))

For the uninitiated, here is a short tutorial on the use of the wonderful four letter Battlestar Galactica word "Frak"-

www.youtube.com/watch?feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_771105&v=r7KcpgQKo2I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_771105&v=r7KcpgQKo2I)

Nonna
02-08-2011, 11:54 AM
Rob
Frakking is my favorite. But Frakkin' Bantha Pudu is fantastic.
Oh my fellow sci fi buddy you're the best.

And from the Star Trek universe - may the universe's peace and tranquillity reign in your life

jmail
02-08-2011, 08:51 PM
We used to use a number code at work, something like "Hey Mike! The boss called, needs you right away pronto!" Mike: "Well tell him 9-6-1-2! I'll go see him as soon as I get done with the 12-63!" 'Course, it only lasted until supervision found the code sheet... "Frakkin' Bantha Pudu" is def more "portable", and loses nothing in the translation...

magistramarla
02-08-2011, 09:14 PM
I love the sci-fi cuss words. We use frak around our house all the time. From the Star Trek New Frontiers world, there is also "grozzit!"
We also use Grok interchangeably with understand (from Robert A. Heinlein's "Strange in a Strange Land").
My mother-in-law used to say "dirty word, dirty word" in her cute southern accent to get the point across - hilarious!

I know what you mean about the spasms, Nonna. I've had them a lot lately. The neuro swore that there is nothing wrong with my muscles, and the rheumy uses the cop-out. She tells me that I will be just fine if I exercise and lose 20 lbs. I love to walk, and I would walk on the beach every day if it didn't cause me so much frakkin pain! I trekked all over San Francisco with my hubby last weekend, and paid for it by being in horrendous pain for two days.

How I wish that those docs could feel what we feel for a few days!
I hope you're feeling better!
Hugs,
Marla

SandyR
02-09-2011, 07:56 AM
I remember as a kid my mom's substitute was sugar honey iced tea. I used to say it all the time thinking it was funny the reaction adults gave me but then I figured it out one day. It's still handy around kids now.

& Nonna - I'll come to your pity party. Mark me down for the tissues and the chips. :) I assume pj's are acceptable attire to this party? (((HUGS))))

rob
02-09-2011, 01:37 PM
Rob
Frakking is my favorite. But Frakkin' Bantha Pudu is fantastic.
Oh my fellow sci fi buddy you're the best.

And from the Star Trek universe - may the universe's peace and tranquillity reign in your life

Some sci-fi purists frown upon combining words from different shows, but I think that's a bunch of frakking bantha pudu. Those sorry motherfrakkers are just a bunch of scruffy looking nerf-herders anyway. Hey, you really wanna have some sci-fi geek fun? Walk into your local gunshop and ask the guy behind the counter for a Phased Plasma Rifle in the 40 Watt Range...

magistramarla
02-09-2011, 02:02 PM
Ah, Rob!
I always understand exactly what you are alluding to when you go sci-fi geeky on us!
Does that make me a super-geekess?
Marla

rob
02-09-2011, 02:26 PM
Ah, Rob!
I always understand exactly what you are alluding to when you go sci-fi geeky on us!
Does that make me a super-geekess?
Marla

Hey baby, wanna see my M41A Pulse Rifle?

It's always a good pickup line...

magistramarla
02-09-2011, 02:47 PM
I grok that!

Nonna
02-09-2011, 05:09 PM
The force is with you both, I only wish the brain fog would go away so I ckould fi d a really good comeback. I'm 40 years out of practice

rob
02-09-2011, 06:53 PM
The force is with you both, I only wish the brain fog would go away so I ckould fi d a really good comeback. I'm 40 years out of practice

The Dark Side clouds eveything.

Nonna
02-10-2011, 03:40 AM
Big hugs for all the sci fi humor I seem to be over my funk.
Thanks guys, now all I need is better eye finger co-ordination. Which I don't think is going to get better, only worse.

Toni

Bench
02-11-2011, 12:57 AM
Nonna,
you are such a comfort to so many members of WHL...I'm kickin' back and joining you in your pitty party!!!!!!
Whooo hooo!!!
PS. I couldn't agree more with Rob about the doctor mentioning your weight- that made me want to screaaaaam! Some docs seem so full of knowledge that their reasonability brain cells seem to have been recorded over
ughh you deserve a pitty party full of all things wonderful: wicked movies, the BEST junk food (weight's just a number! haha), and your fellow WHL members :)
xoxox

Nonna
02-11-2011, 02:26 AM
Bench you are so sweet. I'm pretty much done with the pity party now and I've taken the day off to run errand that can't be done on the weekend. I'm going to call Phyllis(mountaindreamer) and see if she wants to met.

Today Life is good,
nonna