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7 hours ago · Holidays are not happy, family times for everyone. in Just Want to Talk

@retiredteacher Yes Carol, that’s a great idea! I guess we could ask everyone to let us know if they would like prayers of gratitude???

7 hours ago · Holidays are not happy, family times for everyone. in Just Want to Talk

@retiredteacher Hey Carol, thank you so much for your post. It’s me, too. I hate this time of year and yes, I choose to try to only concentrate on the spiritual part of it. I have to put up my armor and quash feelings of depression and loneliness. I have 1 brother and no other family. Well, I do have some cousins but they choose not to be a part of my life. I just had to write when I read your post. I will be thinking of you and your husband this season…..,Karen

3 days ago · Having a bad day in Chronic Pain

@gingerw Hey Ginger, thanks for caring! The change in medicine is because I needed more help with pain relief. This time of year is very bad for me. Plus it’s been rainy which makes it a double whammy. Yesterday I journaled to help my mood. I also got lost in my reading, which is a good thing! When I’m really depressed, I’m unable to concentrate enough to stick with it.
I’ve decided to try being more cognizant of what I’m eating. I’ve read much about anti inflammatory foods, but I haven’t really believed it. So, I’m going to investigate. Anyone out there who has experienced success with the elimination of foods and lessening of pain – let me know! ………..Karen

4 days ago · Having a bad day in Chronic Pain

@nadoush Hey Nadoush! I appreciate you taking the time to reply! It has been a rough day. You are probably asleep – I think you are 4 hrs ahead of me. I had such a good day yesterday. I actually DID little things around the bedroom. That is where I live. I live With my brother and he has the living room so all my stuff is in my bedroom. Today I search for a reason for my malaise. Can’t find one. I am also bedridden because I don’t have a recliner. Where is your arthritis? Mine hurts most in my knees, shoulders, elbows, hips, back. I had my left shoulder replaced, but it doesn’t feel any better than the right one now. Thank you for listening!….,..,,,Karen

4 days ago · Having a bad day in Chronic Pain

@lioness Hey Ms Lioness, thanks for the reply! We have the same “holy grails”. Mine are heat and music. I never could use ice – it always ended up hurting. My gratitude today is for my “Alexa Echo”. I can tell it to play virtually anything and it does. I can close my eyes and be somewhere else – away from the hurt and the claustrophobia of the house. I hope you’ve had a good day and your tomorrow will be even better! I know mine must be – because football is on!!!………..Karen

4 days ago · Having a bad day in Chronic Pain

Hey Ya’ll, I’m starting out with a rough day. I’m not feeling mentally the way I should to be able to fight this. I’m on a new pain medicine and things haven’t been going too well these past few days. I believe it’s because I have fibro as well as rheumatoid and osteoarthritis and the weather has been cold and rainy – a double whammy. I wanted to communicate with fellow pain sufferers who would understand……..Karen

Sun, Nov 10 6:30pm · Recipes, Food Tips, Healthy Eating & More in Just Want to Talk

@jakedduck1 Hey Jake! This looks fantastic to me! I bet you could sub spinach for the Brussels sprouts, too……Karen

Sun, Nov 10 11:54am · Gratitude Discussion Group in Just Want to Talk

@parus Hey Parus, I’m so happy for you! Things must be really looking up! Glad to get the update!………….Karen