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I Have A Question For You..........
Sunday, November 12, 2017      14 comments

Have any of you who have osteoarthritis ever heard of or used a medication called UC-II. The letters stand for Undenatured Type II Collagen. It is totally drug free and is used for arthritis pain. I think that Walgreens carries it and will ch... Read more
I Am So Lucky................
Saturday, November 11, 2017      17 comments

Today I spent 6 hours with my Grand-daughters and their Dad (our oldest son). I am used to being with the girls an average of one day/week and due to my surgery, I haven't seen them for about 6 weeks. When they came in the front door, 10 year-... Read more
Foods That Help To Alleviate Inflammation
Friday, November 10, 2017      18 comments

Since learning from my surgeon that I CANNOT take any anti-inflammatory medications during the next three months, I am very motivated to search for anything else that may work. If you have osteoarthritis, you know how much pain comes from infla... Read more
My First Day Out and About.............
Thursday, November 09, 2017      14 comments

It has been 14 days since I left the house and I have to admit to a bit of cabin fever. I haven't felt 100%, but I didn't expect to. Today when I woke up though, I thought that I had to get out among people for my mental health. So.......... Read more
A Friend And Fellow Pet-Lover Sent This To Me Today
Wednesday, November 08, 2017      37 comments

Puppy Size This is one of the neatest stories you will ever hear. You will know precisely what this little girl is talking about at the end (you'll want to share this one with your loved ones and SPECIAL friends)! 'Danielle keeps repe... Read more
We Had A Great Team Effort Today
Tuesday, November 07, 2017      19 comments

Right now my husband is between fishing seasons. Soft-water fishing is pretty much finished due to the cooler weather and higher winds. All of his boats have been winterized and put in storage. The next season is ice fishing and that usually ... Read more
I Was So Proud Of My Brain Today.................
Monday, November 06, 2017      15 comments

When I woke up this morning the left end of my surgical incision seemed larger than it had yesterday and also a bit warmer. I didn't have a temperature, I didn't have any fluid leaking from the incision, I hadn't bumped or scratched it in any w... Read more
Saw This In A Newspaper Today................
Sunday, November 05, 2017      19 comments

I saw this in a newspaper today. I was reading quickly as I only had a short amount of time, but this really resonated with me. I grew up in a small town about 7 miles south of us. We moved to the country 21 years ago. We have friends tha... Read more
Elizabeth and Nola Called Today
Saturday, November 04, 2017      20 comments

Elizabeth and Nola know that I am not supposed to talk due to throat issues caused by my surgery last Friday..................so....
...............they each sat down and wrote a list of all of their favorite activities done last week. Then ... Read more
Answers To The Osteoarthritis Quiz & More
Friday, November 03, 2017      15 comments

1. All are good for people with osteoarthritis except: A: Taking It Easy 2. The following may cause osteoarthritis: E: All of the above Trauma, Obesity, Family History, Other Diseases. 3. The person with osteoarthritis should... Read more
Test Your Knowledge: Osteoarthritis Quiz
Thursday, November 02, 2017      17 comments

Take the quiz below and I will give you the correct answers tomorrow to see how well you did. I have Osteoarthritis and have experienced many of the signs listed. Feeling like your legs are buckling when you stand and experiencing in... Read more
Another Pleasant Surprise.............
Wednesday, November 01, 2017      17 comments

One of the MANY things I love about this site is how much sharing goes on that is truly helpful in so many ways. When I asked about actual experience with the Cervical Spinal Surgery that I had done last Friday, I immediately received a reply f... Read more
A Surprise Of The Very Best Kind....................
Tuesday, October 31, 2017      22 comments

I am a firm believer in giving credit where credit is due. If I don't feel that I have been treated fairly in some areas of my life..............I talk about them and what should be done to make it better. If I am going to do that, then I shou... Read more
Not A Good Third Day After Surgery
Monday, October 30, 2017      22 comments

By today, I am quite sure that the heavy-duty drugs given to me during my surgery and also on Saturday, are out of my system. When I left the hospital on Saturday, the nurse asked me if I wanted a prescription for Oxycodone. I have become very... Read more
My Surgery Is Finally Over.................
Sunday, October 29, 2017      33 comments

Friday, October 27th, at 3 PM, I had my Cervical Spinal Surgery. The only negative thing that happened that day was during the pre-op session. The nurse gave me two soft wipes coated with an antiseptic to rub on my throat area. About 5 minute... Read more

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