Hey, Manda. Welcome back. Thanks for the update. Happy birthday, bf.
Pizza and time together is special ☺️
...it hurts SO F*CKING BAD! My Nurse Sis had me take 800mg (double the instructed dose) of ibuprofen & it didn't help a single bit. She was shocked & said I have to call the doctor on Monday. She said I need an X-ray/imaging to see what's going on.
I was used to the pain occasionally because it only hurt to do certain things. Now EVERYTHING hurts. Just sitting here, I'm dying.
Oh Manda. I hope the pain eases quickly
Ouch. Back pain can be temporarily debilitating. Hope you find relief soon.
Welcome back btw. Unintentional pun. We missed you.
Aw! Thanks, Love & Pandas. I saw the doctor & she just told me to take ibuprofen twice a day. Today is the first day it's felt a bit better. My therapist recommended a chiropractor. I've never been to one. Thinking about it.
Thinking of you Manda, extra hugs
Happy birthday to your daughter!! 🎉
Thanks, mik! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas. ❤️
I too am struggling with weight. I realised I gained even more weight since I last weighed myself. I thought that by not weighing myself, I was protecting myself from a trigger for emotional distress but maybe I have just been hiding from the truth?!
My joints have been hurting. I can hardly stay standing too long or walking too long without my back hurting. I have never been like this before. It is difficult to get my head around and I can't see myself losing all the weight.
So I can relate to how you feel. Stay strong, Manda. Christmas can have so many expectations for being picture perfect happy families etc., when often there is so much unresolved tension, sometimes even trauma,so much temptation to eat so much crap,
missing loved ones who have passed away etc. etc. Take it easy on yourself and start small. It is such a difficult time to start a diet or to try losing weight because we are surrounded with even more temptation than usual! XxX
It is lovely that you are looking forward to Christmas and the joy of exchanging gifts though, that's great! Have a good Christmas and don't be too hard on yourself about the weight right now! Xx
Thanks so much, KT. It's nice to have someone that understands. It's awful to have struggles with something like eating. Everyone has to do it, it just doesn't go easy for so
...some. We're in it together! ❤️ Thanks for the hugs, Pandas!
Definitely in it together! Here's to better things in 2021!! ❤️♥️❤️
...spend on what I want. Usually just drink, food, candy, or Goodwill books when I'm out. Feels good to have a softer pad. Therapist did say I needed more financial freedom.
I'll have an increase on my Social Security Disability check next year. Not much, but it'll be a big difference. I'm so thankful for my government's assistance!
I overslept and forgot about an occupational therapy phone appointment today. 😬 These winter days and new routine being in family home for Xmas!!
I'd take it as a win, too.
Well you did an amazing job!
Sounds like a win to me. Go you. Xxxx
Thank you, my lovely Pandas! 💚
Wow, well-done, Manda! You are doing so well with your exercising! I am really struggling to motivate myself to start because I am having joint pain and I am scared of enduring pain or of making something worse than it already is!!
I've been majorly slacking with my yoga & treadmill. It's so upsetting. I just gotta make myself do it!
Still, it's better than nothing which is pretty much where I am at. No-one is perfect all the time! Don't be too hard in yourself, Manda! You've done it before and you can pick it back up again! 😘
I hope you feel better soon
those are positive morning routines.
Thanks, Pandas. 💚
funny. I can picture the cat climbing it... and getting squirted.
Thank you Manda for the image. It made me smile. I'm so happy that you and pog are enjo6each others company. I should think about getting a tree
Thanks, nixi! 💙 I sure am thankful for him. He makes me so happy. Well, he gets into a lot of trouble by still being kitten-ish & I've snapped a couple of times. I always feel bad after I do it.
It is a funny sight, Love! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💚
...now. Luckily, I found copies of the exercises I'm supposed to do for it from when I hurt it initially. Starting them tonight! Covid test was negative. 👍
MYbe you're having a regular flu. Let's hope so!
Not going to any family Thanksgivings. We are gonna do our own. Mom said to start a new tradition. I'm so excited for Christmas. Can't wait to give my gifts! We are gonna put the tree up soon. Stopped in Goodwill today & came home with 9 books for...
...under $10. It makes me happy! New Hearthstone expansion so that'll keep me busy too. I guess a 4 because i don't physically feel well.
Hope you and the fam recover quickly from whatever is ailing you. In the meantime, you've got some good books and plenty to look forward to.
Hope you're all feeling better ❤️
Get well soon!
Thank you, sweet Pandas. 💜
it's out if the way now. yay!
Oooh good old sibling rivalry! Just kidding, I know you two love each other to bits. :)
I'm ready to kick her ass! 🤣
OH MY GOSH!
I'd love to join some time
John! 😂 We'd love to have you, Albertine. You were my first thought when John asked for any Pandas to add.
Bless:) Hope I can live up to that!
Yeeees, Albertine, find me on insta and I'll add you, I'm abstracttherapy
Here's to a better future
Most definitely, Alicia! Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💜
Know exactly what you mean!
What did you buy?
I bought a nice hardcover book about the history of the world map by map because BF is a big history & map fan. I also got him a set of PlayStation coasters, a clock that has math problems as the numbers for him to hang in his classroom, & a Funko...
...Pop from one of his favorite video games. I got daughter a cool notepad & a great tumbler cup for my Sis that thanks her for being my sis & that if I had a different one I'd punch her in the face & come find her. 😂
Agreed. Hoping for the best, prepared for the worst.
Its gonna be a close call right? I'm really curious.
It's sooooo close! Absolutely unbelievable. Should be called tonight.
small victories. small nudges. step by step we walk toward the truth of who we are.
Thanks, Love. I'm getting there & the person I see isn't so bad after all. Thanks for the hugs, Pandas! 💜
...it's looking like the schools will be going virtual because now they are lots of students, teachers, & other staff testing positive. They will still make teachers go to the school to work. SO DUMB! Sent Mom a pic of my blonde hair & she said...
...she barely even recognized me! I've received several compliments on it. My Aunt & BF's Mom even said specifically they I looked good as a blonde. Very surprising! I think I'll stick with it. When you dye your hair vibrant colors you are only...
...supposed to wash your hair every four days. Working out gets me sweaty & I have to wash my hair or I'd feel icky.