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Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

A page from my 1987 4-H Record Book, which was my first attempt at what I now refer to as my scrapbooking (though who really uses scraps of paper? I always bought stuff especially for the purpose of scrapbooking). I was snarky even then.

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Thoughts about Chinese Massage

After having the massage, I have discovered all the ways that I’m “doing it wrong.” I sit wrong at church and in meetings, which makes the balls of my feet hurt all the time. I sit wrong at the computer and that is making my hip and knee and opposite ankle hurt (not to mention my head/neck). When a boy sleeps in my bed, I throw up my arms weird and sleep all twisted up, which makes my shoulders and spine hurt. I chew lots of hard, crunchy things, which throws my jaw out of place and makes my head hurt. So many things… *sigh* So now I’m trying to be more ergonomically correct and thoughtful about my body positions. Yay?

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Depression is Sneaky

Depression is Sneaky

This. Yes. That whole part about depression striking whenever and wherever and the grief of losing the life you had before the disease. I have been struggling with this lately myself.

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I had a form of Chinese massage today to help with my RA. Oddly enough, my massage therapist doesn’t believe that RA is a real thing. She told me that I had basically dislocated most of my joints and set to work putting them back into place. For the most part, I’m feeling pretty good now. Range of motion in my neck, shoulders, and hips is better than it’s been in years. A few places still aren’t up to snuff. One place actively hurts like h*ll. In any case, I get to spend the next three days in pj’s and eating soup. Then, I go back next week to try to finish up the stuff that wasn’t done today..