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    Daily Check-In Monday 4-26-10
    davedsel57 posted:
    Good morning, everyone.

    Cold, damp, cloudy, rainy and in general yucky weather in WNY today. Pain levels at about a 6-7, so not too bad. My wonderful wife works 2-9:30, eldest son works 10-6, youngest son is off work today. I have no specific plans but will do things as able.

    Have a blessed and marvelous Monday, friends! :)

    bj1208 responded:
    morning dave - boy guess one word can describe it: ickie! LOL
    it's chilly here too - had to turn the heat on last night and i'm glad I did and its still on - it's cloudy, a little bit of rain here an there and temps will only make it to maybe the low 50's - seems strange as we've had the ac on and I though that was a little too early for that -.

    i really don't like weather changes it causes my pain levels to just go sky high - oh well maybe the weather will calm down a bit and stay where it's supposed to HE HE ~~ my husband and I have found a new game - guess old game re-introduced to us - Domino's - and did not realize that there were different types of games to play - only thing we did was line them up and know em down to see what types of designs we could make - so we've been playing that - got DH's father and my mom to play so it does make it fun the more you have!

    well i hope you enjoy your day - don't do to much - take it easy - Joy
    BrenBren30813 responded:
    Hello to all!
    I hope you're having a lower pain level day - I'm not: 8/10 and the meds don't want to work for me today. Now onto something more positive...

    So Joy? Do you live in my neihborhood?? (j/k) The weather is exactly the same outside of my bedroom window right now. I haven't turned on the heat though, maybe that would help with pain, but I feel comfy as far as the temp goes.

    I'm curious, do either one of you take Calcium with Vit D and Magnesium for muscle pain? Does it help? I read that this a.m. and decided to give it a go - but it's definately making my stomach turn...I also took some Glucosamine for the arthritis in my SI joints ('cause I heard that was good for them too). Words of wisdom: Don't take all these supplements at once - try and space them out. I did eat a small meal with them, but I feel like I might see them again, real soon..YUCK!!

    I hope you have a great day, guys and thanks for writing and sharing! - B
    davedsel57 replied to bj1208's response:
    Hi, Joy.

    Oh, I can feel those barometric pressure changes and the cold fronts coming in a few days beforehand. I can fully relate to that.

    We play a lot of games on the Wii. We have Hasbro's Game Night 1 and 2. It has games like Boggle, Yahtzee, Sorry on the first one, and things like Operation, Pictureka and Jenga on the second one - all in electronic format. My wife likes to play Donkey Kong Country - 1, 2 and 3 while I and our sons watch. You Dominoes games sound fun, though.

    Hope you are having a great day. :)
    davedsel57 replied to BrenBren30813's response:
    Hi, B.

    I started taking a 50,000 unit vitamin D pill once per week about 3 weeks ago. My doctor had added that to my usual quarterly blood test and found my levels were very low. I think it is helping a little with my chronic pain, as all the research says it should.

    I am so sorry your pain levels are high today. I'll be praying that you get some relief very soon.

    Take care.

    bj1208 replied to BrenBren30813's response:
    hey there - i can't remember where u live - i know down south i think - i'm in th midwest - Missouri - lived here all my life except 8 years in CO - so i was surprised when I found out the true pronunciation of Missouri is actually Misery!!! it's an Indian name - so funny cause i used to tell everyone I lived in Misery -

    yes i do take all of that - because of my blood pressure med and my thyroid med I can't take these items with them (funny) so I take them at night - with the exception of the Glucosamine which the ones I purchased u take one 3Xdaily - just on my first bottle of it and will keep taking it for a few months and see how that does.

    i take a woman's multi vitamin, extra vitamin C, D, A, E and I take the calcium chews (can't tolerate the pills) I have not tried magnesium so may give that a try

    but yea i do take all these at night - wish i could take em in the morning but boy does it really make me sick mixed with the blood pressure med and thyroid med - it's mainly the blood pressure med - and i can't take that at night as it does have a diuretic in it - oh well guess it wouldn't be too bad as i'm up during the night anyway ! LOL so i've written down the magnesium and will get that the next time i shop which will be when my DI comes in the 2nd wed of the month! ugh hate waiting for it but it's all mine to spend!! HE! HE!
    bj1208 replied to davedsel57's response:
    hey dave - i wished we had a Wii it sound like fun and good exercise too! i have Yahtzee to but it's only me and my mom that play that - and it gets a little boring - but Dominoes is really fun - the first time Tim and I played it was over at our friends' house - Mary was working and we had just finished dinner - John suggested it and so we played a few games - it's was funny cause my hubby and John had had a few drinks and I was the only sober one!! well i guess u could say that but pain meds I guess could be construed as being dopey -

    at l least it's getting our minds working by playing these games - getting better at remembering things -

    take care -

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