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8/25/16 7:27 P

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Maybe just try spacing them out first then instead of going cold turkey. It might be easier for your body if you slowly tapper off it, then just stop abruptly?

I am doing well. I hope everyone has a great night and weekend.

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Decided to take a pause on a daily dose of my doTERRA Probiotic+. It, along with the DigestZen, has done wonders, but recently I've had an excess amount of gas. When I asked my internal medicine doctor if I could take probiotics longterm, she said I'd know when it was time to quit....when I got gassy. We'll see how this goes. Kind of afraid to stop taking them.

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8/24/16 9:48 P

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Besides the warm and muggy weather I am still doing good. I hope all is going well with everyone else too.

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8/24/16 4:27 A

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I went to a physiotherapist yesterday and she didn't dare to make a new appointment to give me exercises until the end of September because of how bad my pain is (and due to my underlying condition, which slows down healing time considerably). Since she's not expecting me to be much better by then (her choice of words was "Let's make an appointment in a month, so you might be a little bit better by then and we can start thinking of what to do to ease the pain and strengthen it."), I'm also going to take it easy. I'll try to exercise, but will be careful not to hurt myself and I won't do anything that might tire me out unnecessarily and possible make my back worse. I don't mind though. It just means I'll have more reason to focus on myself and my well-being.

On the upside, I've had no issues since that stress incident. Or well, I felt a little nauseous this morning while eating chia seed pudding for breakfast, but since I seem to be in the middle of a really bad Ehlers-Danlos flare up, a little nausea is at least expected. It could also be that I'm not used to chia seed pudding and even though I'm not actually a picky eater some new foods just makes me feel sick until I'm used to it.

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8/23/16 7:42 P

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I felt pretty well today. I did have some fried food for dinner which has bothered my belly a bit. But mostly rumblings of gas. I have been keeping up with water and exercise which I find helps a bit. I also had some 2% milk this morning.The lactose intolerance and IBS are partners in my belly issues. So between the milk and the fried food I will say not a great decision.

Unkyndenesse- happy to hear that so far you are having mild problems.I hope that it continues into the work schedule. Wishing you no major problems.

Jenni - I can relate to those stress issues. They are terrible. Hope that your back is feeling better.

Janette - between the WWI and fancy scale it sounds like things are going well for you. Hope that work is going well and no belly issues today.

Darlene - hope that you are feeling well today.

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8/23/16 2:16 P

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I'm a second-shifter, so I'm not sure how today is going to go yet. I don't wake up until 12:30. I think it should go well because yesterday I did all the things I normally do to try to stage a good outcome today. Mild pain, which is a blessing. I hope everyone has a good health day today! emoticon

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Except for a flare on Friday due stress, I've had no issues. The flare due stress was because the physiotherapist never called me, though they were supposed to. I called them back today and was called back almost right away.

I need to see one because of severe back pain that hasn't allowed me to sit and it's not the first time it happens. Luckily I got a time tomorrow and the physiotherapist I talked to understood it was a problem for me. It's better now, but I still have issues with, like, tingling in my legs and it hurts a lot to be sitting for an extended period of time. I need to lay down a lot, or it gets worse again.

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8/21/16 9:25 P

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Thanks Linda! So far I have been a lot better, no more cramping, no C or D. We finally got our Wii working again and before that I bought a fancy new scale that will track and record and save in a memory profile for me several different measurements.

I hope you are all well and having a great weekend.

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I am having a bad case of D today. I ate trigger foods yesterday and it seems as though they caught up with me today. We went out for awhile and at the grocery store I had to track down the bathroom ugh! When I came home, I even tried to lie down, due to a headache as well. But I could not get comfortable, etc. So I am being pretty lazy this evening.

Janette - I am so sorry to hear about your bout with C. It sounded like terrible pain for you. I hope that you are feeling better. You are right, I am so much better when I make a habit of eating oatmeal. I am out of the habit also.

Maureen - so happy to see you on our team and this thread. I have not tried the heating pad with the cramping for a long time. But I really need to return to that. Anything that can help is what I need.

Darlene - I enjoy salmon so much. Good that you were able to get some good prices for the salmon and veggies. I am sorry to hear that you also were hit with D.

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Maureen, Welcome to the team! Hi Ladies!

I use to use a heating pad all the time for aches and pains when I lived on my own. Now I usually just use it for my aching back once in a while if I am sitting in my office chair so I am close to an outlet for it.

I sure could have used one in the wee morning, but it is under a pile of purses and such in our closet, so I would have woke the whole house up looking for it. That is how long ago I have used it. But they do work wonders for all kinds of aches and pains.

I had a bit of constipation last night after dinner, wasn't bad, no cramping or such. I just felt like I needed to go and it wasn't wanting to come. I had drank lots of fluids too. Then about 2 am I had the most horrible cramping pains I have had in a long time. Woke me up, I thought it was IBS, but it also reminded me kind of like really bad bladder or kidney issue, and the pain was really low more like bladder or ovaries and would radiate back and forth from the front to my back. I was in the bathroom for sometime waiting for it to let go and when it finally did I was having "D" and at the worse for a few minutes I thought I was going to throw up too. Luckily I didn't and luckily a little later I felt like I could try to go back to sleep. The pain had subsided, but I still was feeling off. I decided to get up and take a cap full of apple cider vinegar with some water, just in case the bladder and kidney was involved too. And luckily I was able to get back to sleep after a bit and all the pain and that went away. I am doing much better today, but took some more apple cider vinegar just in case.

I think it might because I haven't been eating my oat meal that I have ate for years to control my IBS. It has just been so hot that I haven't wanted to eat it for sometime now. But I made myself go back to it today, so hopefully I won't have more of the IBS.

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Maureen, thanks for mentioning the heating pad. I never even seem to think of that. I usually go soak in a hot tub of water. Of course, with my weight the hot water doesn't get up over my stomach. Wish I had a hot tub like my friend has rather than just the bath tub, or that the therapy pool was closer because it is really warm and I could either just sit in there or exercise. My problem is usually that if I had to take something for the D I end up in pain and get gas, so I need something to alleviate the pain it causes.

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Good Morning to you ladies,

I'm new to the group, not to Sparks. I had a bad flare up of D about 2 wks ago (due to fresh veggies from our garden), so I thought I would look for a group who suffer from the same thing. I'm happy to say I finally got the D under control, but was still having lower belly aching so I tried the heating pad and that seemed to work. Anyone else use heat to relax the gut?

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I hope you are feeling better. I had a lot of heart burn lately, kept ending up with it at bed time, or waking up with it or both. Yesterday I woke up with and took a tums for it and thought it was okay. Then decided to just try a plain blue berry bagel as a brunch as I hadn't ate yet. And right after it happened again and ended up taking another tums. So last night I just make myself a turkey sandwich for dinner, as I didn't want to risk fried chicken that we had left overs of and that the boyfriend wanted to eat. That seemed to work. Today I just ate some of the kids dry cereal and that worked. And then we had beef, baked potato and corn for dinner, and so far so good.

Well I hope you have a great weekend. I am off work now until Monday morning.

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Oh, yes, that is the issue with the cabinet. Just so heavy it would be dangerous if it tipped over. So my friend was covering it with flannel material and then will use that for a story board when she is teaching the kiddos. She will teach 3 days a week, but this week has worked every day and was working some last week trying to get the program she will teach done. They are still having problems finding a director. They have one for one day, but need a full time director (or as full time as the preschool needs since it is only 3 days a week).

Today my D hit, but I know what triggered it this time. I guess I can't have flavored coffee anymore and mostly can't have a small piece of cake, though that I have had with no problem. It was cooler today, especially this morning and later this afternoon/evening, so I had the coffee at Bible study, then we had a birthday cake for one of the ladies there.

I got some good food like veggies and even salmon on my way home. The one store had asparagus for $0.98/lb, which is unknown around here, so I got some. Saw something where they used a tomato instead of bread for sandwiches, so I got some of them. Just hoping my IBS doesn't get triggered again.

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Hi ladies!

Darlene, Kids safety is probably the issue with that cabinet then as peg board is not that sturdy so it would be hard to secure the cabinet good to the wall to stop the kids from knocking it over. Some kids died from climbing on furniture like that so they just passed a new law about it and recalled tons of furniture because of it.

Luckily the boy has stayed with is mom most of this week. He was only here Tuesday evening and his dad took him to the buss stop Wednesday morning. I guess his mom is on another business trip or something as tonight would usually be her night to have him. But he is going to a game with friends tonight, and then coming home here around 9 pm. He was suppose to be with us Friday evening and through Wednesday morning as that is our normal schedule. But they sometimes change it if the mom goes on a business trip, or the parents agree to let the boy sleep over at a friend's house, or such. So all I know is he is coming here for the night. I am off until Monday now too.

It has still been just too hot here, and we are having fires closer to us now too. I had a lot of relatives that had to evacuate from the fires going on is San Bernardino. Luckily so far I don't think any of them have lost a home to the fires. And just yesterday there was a fire in Spring Valley where I used to live, and my brother and his wife still live. It was just a few miles from their house. But luckily the fire dept got to it fast and knocked it back fast. Some people close to it had to evacuate, but my brother's family did not have to. And I don't think anyone lost any homes in that fire. They think that one was set by kids playing in the canyon with fire. The San Bernardino fire has took some homes and businesses from what I understand.

My job is back and forth busy and then slow. Always the first two weeks, and the last week of the month are busy with different reports. The second week also has the bookkeeping run to do on Thursdays. The third week I don't do any reports, just payroll and bookkeeping, and there is less payroll accounts to deal with that week too. And then there are more reports to do at the end of each quarter.

My boss has given me some new responsibilities to do with less hours to get them all done. And has talked about having me do some other new things too. But he was suppose to give me back some hours to get it all done. But I think he has decided to save some money and just keep doing some of it himself instead of giving me more hours to get it all done. The last two weeks he has only gave me hours two days a week instead of maybe three or more days. I know this office is just not as busy and doesn't have as much money coming in it as his other office.

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Linda, I'm glad that your belly issues cleared up.

I have been doing okay with the IBS. My problems lately have been around my eye hurting and my feet being swollen. I started taking the lasix to see if that will help. It usually takes about 1-2 days. This time I haven't been able to take it every day because of going places, so it is taking a little longer.

From the tests I just read, my liver enzymes were fine. Of course, that was 9 months ago, but was about the same time as the ultrasound. The only thing off was my A1c and my kidney counts. Kidney have been off (at least one) most of the time because I don't drink enough.

Hope everyone is doing well.

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I have been doing pretty well. This morning started off rough. I had an appointment to get my stitches out of my mouth. So I was nervous and having a lot of belly issues. Everything turned out well and I had no other problems. I overate this evening. Even though I did my belly caused no more issues.

Darlene - my youngest DD also has fatty liver disease. She also has PCOS which makes it difficult to lose weight. How are your liver enzymes?

Janette - I hope that the boy has started school with no problems. Are you very busy again at work? I agree with you. Since your bf works at home, I would also let him take care of transporting his son.

Jenni - I would find it difficult to have winter for six months. I understand that your body is probably used to this since you probably have lived there for many years. I hope that you are still sleeping better.



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The cabinet at my friend's preschool is really heavy and about 4' according to my friend, so I guess they are afraid it might fall over on the kids. She said it would take 4 men to move it. I don't know if it could be screwed into the wall or not. The back of it is of pegboard.

I had a slight problem today, but it cleared up right away, thank goodness. I was looking at some information in "First for Women" and am trying to figure out how to get two of the things to work for me for losing weight and to get my BS straightened out and my liver to not be fatty. That 2nd might help with the gall bladder, too. That will take me some doing. One of them is to eat fish instead of red meat (I don't eat that much red anyway), but I don't like many kinds of fish and it all costs over $8 a pound unless it is something like canned tuna. It does say that chicken, eggs and something else can be eaten instead, but you need to take something like fish oil capsules. I would have to find something else than fish oil. The other cuts out animal fats. I have been trying to eat more natural and for spreading on something I prefer soft butter, not oil. So it will be a bit of doing.

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Thanks Ladies!

Darlene,is the reason they can't use the cabinet because of fear of the kids climbing the shelves and having it fall over on them. I heard a lot of dressers and bookshelves are being recalled or discontinued for that reason. We have a bunch of Ikea dressers we bought new when we moved into this house about 6 years ago and they are being recalled for that reason. But they said if you bolt them to the wall they are okay, and they even had kits for that free when we bought ours. So we are not getting rid of ours, as everyone here knows not to climb on them and there are no really young kids here that would do it.

Linda, the boy will still have to be driven at least 35 - 40 mins one way or more depending on traffic when he is here in the mornings to get him over to the bus stop by his mom's house. She decided to keep him at her house tonight, so that helps that neither of us have to worry about work schedules to get him there on his first day. But I am sure that one of us will have to get him over there in the mornings in the future. The new school is further south of her place. But it is only showing per google maps that it will take about 5 mins or so more to get there. Going to her place gets crazy with traffic to his old school too, and I bet this new school will be terrible with morning traffic too. Just getting on and off the free way to get from our city to Poway is terrible too. Her place is about 10 miles one way from us, and the new school is about 13 miles one way from us. So for me it would mean giving myself and extra hour to get him there and an extra 1.5 yrs to get myself back to Escondido and to my job. So it could add an extra 2 hours or more to my morning commute. So I will try to get out of dealing with it as much as possible on my work days. The dad has been working from home most of the time lately. So I will let him and his ex deal with it.

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I live in northern Sweden. We have 5-6 months of winter, so the rest of the four season need to be crammed into the remaining 6-7. So from April to October we are probably not having winter, but we do get a lot of snow both in April and in October.

I slept well last night, which was really nice. Well, it was well by my standards. I did wake up a lot, but I didn't stay awake and that's the good thing.

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Today I got in a long walk. It was good day. I felt pretty well except still running to the bathroom a lot. At least I don't have the cramping. I had some chocolate in the afternoon - which wasn't a good idea. I hope that I feel like going to the gym tomorrow.

Janette - happy to hear that the boy is going back to school. It is going to be convenient for him to take the bus from his mom's house. Not driving him to and from school will be a good thing. Sometimes bagels actually give me heartburn as well as other things. But I really do enjoy eating bagels.

Darlene - I am so glad that you didn't have an IBS attack while shopping. I even worry about going to church sometimes that it will hit me. I actually try to watch my diet the night before to try to avoid an attack. It is so hard to live this way.

Jenni - sorry that you have been sore. I know that weather affects me and my joints at times. Too bad that the diet is causing problems with your sleep patterns.




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I have been doing pretty well with not having the IBS issues. I thought for a while at times that I was going to have a problem, but thankfully didn't. Went to church this morning and then to lunch with my friend and then helped her with her shopping for her pre-school class. They were told that the cabinet they have in the room cannot be used in the class, so they turned it around and she was getting something to cover the back of it. Then she will use it for a story board.

Then I went to Bennett, which is often a fear for the IBS to hit. Had to get feed for Fancy and food for Cassie and, wouldn't you know, they didn't have Fancy's feed. So then I had to go to Brighton, where the only store that had the feed is. I made it all the way with no problems.

Jenni, I hope that you get to feeling better soon. Where are you that you have hit autumn already. I feel that we are almost getting it here. It is really cool in the morning, but it still gets really hot in the day.

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Thanks Ladies! I hope you are all doing well.

I haven't heard of any friends or family having problems from the fires in CA so far, so that is good. But prayers to all those that are having problems from them.

I am hearing a lot of friends and family are having flooding problems in their states, but I don't know of any yet that have been flooded from it. I have heard of people on here in SP that have family and friends in flooding states too, so prayers out to all of them too.

Still no IBS-D issues for a very long time. But I have been having more and more heart burn issues on and off. The bf bought a big thing of packets of cream cheese and bagels and I have been eating them instead of my oatmeal as it is too hot to want to make and eat oatmeal. But I think the cream cheese is giving me a lot of heart burn issues. So I think I need to give it up for at least a bit and see if it helps. It probably didn't help that last night he made up burritos with refried beans, spanish rice, and carne asada meat that was really spicy too. But I did okay last night and woke up okay. It was only after having the cream cheese this morning that the heart burn kicked in bad again. So I think it was the problem.

I am thinking of boiling some eggs again and eating one of them tomorrow morning and see how that goes.

I will be back to work tomorrow, and the boy will be back to school Tuesday. He is starting Middle school for the first time then. So it will be a totally new school. But he wants to catch the bus across from his mom's house to go there each day instead of one of us driving him to and from.



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IBS has been really calm this week, but I think the diet change messed with my pains and sleeping, so I haven't caught much sleep. Finally got a decent night of sleep this previous one, but before that I woke up in extremely severe pains that really ruined my entire day. I've tried to log in here every day, but keeping a food and symptoms diary at the same time, so kind of hard, so I am going to plan all my meals in advance and add them in tomorrow (that's when I know what is and isn't a bit cheaper at the store so I can plan lower cost meals).

I also think some of my joint pain right now is associated with the weather. The weather went from too warm and dry to autumn in a week and the sudden switch probably is why I feel so stiff in all my joints.

Janette - I'm glad the fire missed you. We are finally not in any fire risks, because it's been raining a lot this week, but for most of July up to now it's been really dry.

Linda - I always have C first, then D, then it straightens up. I hope the trip was nice though.

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Janette, I am glad that the fires didn't cause you any problems. It seems like California can't get away from all those fires every year. We get a lot, too, but I don't think as many this year. It is surprising because it is a dry year this summer. I think we had more fires last year with a really wet start to summer.

Linda, when I have problems with C it always ends up with D before things straighten up. I don't know why that is.

I have problems with eating things like the squash if I eat very much, too. I try to get the smallest spaghetti squash that I can find and I still will only be able to use half of it since I am alone. Broccoli goes the other way for me and I end up with a gas attack that feels like a heart attack, so I cannot eat it at all. Last time I had eaten a teaspoon at most. I just hate not being able to eat what I like.

That chicken I had the other day tasted even better the next day. It had absorbed some of the balsamic mix and had more flavor.


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I am back from my trip.It was nice to get away. Walking was my exercise and I did a lot of it. I had just the opposite of my normal D. Normally when I travel, this happens...I go to C. Ugh! It was terrible but now the D is coming back. Wow, it is all so weird.

Anglingmore - I find it so sad when we enjoy a food but cannot enjoy it due to the side effects. I find I also have these issues. I am suffering from a lot of migraines also which often are associated to certain foods. Enjoy the cool temps.It is still very hot here - but I do expect this as summer in Florida. I was able to swim today which was nice.

Janette - I am so sorry about the fires. While I am happy that you are okay, I hope that your friends and family are doing well.

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Janette - glad the fire has missed you. Hopefully, the others will be out soon.

Linda - wonderful for you that your able to take those nice walks. Are you still on your trip?

Doing a little housework and laundry this morning. It's so cool it feels like fall outside. Fingers crossed it stays that way for golf this afternoon. Roasting a spaghetti squash from my neighbor's garden. A little nervous about eating it. I ate a bunch of squash when I cooked the last one she gave me. It was the first one I had cooked in a long, long time and it was so yummy. I had terrible IBS-D the next day, but I also had broccoli that day. I'm going to have sensible portions this time and see if it makes any difference, plus no broccoli. I don't know why broccoli hates me in my older years because I really love it. lol

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Hi Ladies, I hope you are all well and having a great weekend.

The GopherFire off Interstate 15 and Laurence Welk Dr, near Gopher Canyon (San Diego County) is now 100% contained at 35 acres and was really close to us. It was between Escondido just north of us and between Temecula, Ca. I am in Escondido, south of the fire. It made the sky really smokey, but our house wasn't in any danger of it as long as the winds didn't blow it south. A couple of yrs ago that happened where some fires north of us merged and were heading closer to us. But luckily they stopped to the north and west of us like this one.

There are still fires going in the LA/San Bernardino area, and I have relatives up there. And there are several burning up further in Ca.

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I am happy that my IBS has not been bothering me on my trip. I walked just under 5 miles today. I love when I can get in a long walk.

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Yes, Linda, have a good trip.

Janette, where you live are you near the fires or the big rains? I just heard them mentioning them on the radio a little while ago.

I tried one of the Recipes of the Day tonight; Honey Balsamic Chicken. It was really good tasting. My only problem was the chicken itself. It was tough. I keep running into that since they have such big chicken breasts anymore. I will definitely have that again (as soon as tomorrow, too, since I only ate half of it tonight). I hope since it is new that it doesn't bother the IBS.

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I hope you are all doing well. Have a great trip Linda. I am still doing fine.


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I went to the dentist yesterday. Only one stitch came out and the others are intact.He said things were fine so I was happy to leave on our trip. The internet is good here and we are able to keep up with things. I did walk over three miles today and I hope that I can tomorrow as well. Feeling pretty well.

Darlene - hope that you foot is feeling better.

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Thanks Ladies! I hope you are all having a good week.


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I had a busy day on Sunday, going to a church block party for a couple hours, then to a fair. I wanted to see a dog exhibition at the fair, then wandered around for a while, then back to the next dog exhibition. I had lunch at the block party, so didn't try anything at the fair. I was thinking of a little ice cream, but it was $5 or $6 for a small size, so I didn't think I would bother. I didn't have any problems the whole day and totally enjoyed the day.

I did get some pain relief cream while at the fair. My foot had started hurting a bit again (actually the bottoms are always hurting) and with the sample she gave me I decided to experiment and see if it helped. Well, the foot I put it on felt really good after, while the bottom of my other foot hurt. It is probably spending way too much, but I decided to get it. I have had so many that would work for a while and then quit and said something about it and she said to try some for a while, then switch to another and just keep switching to see if that will help. So guess I will do that.

Linda, I hope your trip goes okay.

Jenni, hope you feel better,

Janette, hope you have a good week.

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Last night I started feeling poorly. No IBS issues but the stitch came out of one of my incisions in my gum. It was supposed to come out in two weeks. So I think they will want me to the dentist tomorrow. ugh! We plan to leave for a 4 day trip on Tuesday. Hope I have no problems at that time.

Jenni -I hope that the FODMAP goes well for you. Feel better soon.

Janette - glad to hear that you are feeling well.

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Thanks Linda.

I hope you are all doing better today. I am doing okay, no IBS issues. Have a great night and new week.

JENNICHRY, I hope you are doing better and are able to get your groceries or some one helps you with it.

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My EDS is acting up, so I'm not getting any exercise. It was a struggle just to get outside to throw the trash out. But I'm seemingly getting better. But luckily not IBS symptoms right now.

My low-FODMAP diet starts tomorrow. I would had planned out what to eat, but again, I can't really get outside to do grocery shopping, so I will have to do with what I have or ask someone to go shopping for me, but I don't have a lot of options for the latter as my partner is usually pretty busy and most of the time when he headed to the store he's doing grocery shopping for his grandmother or his mum so it'd be hard for him to help me too.

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I am doing somewhat better after the dental surgery on Wednesday. I will say that I am eating but having some slight pain. Maybe that is a good thing since I am not eating as much - especially with chips and other snacks. No IBS problems right now. It is still hot here in Florida but that will be the case until October or so.I wanted to go into the pool today. It looked like rain all day but it never happened.I had to settle for a walk.

Darlene - good to hear that your foot is feeling better. Also,great that you haven't had IBS for a few days. Enjoy the cooler weather.

Janette - happy to hear that you have the weekend off. Hope that you are enjoying it.



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I hope you are all having a good weekend. I am still doing well and have another long weekend off.

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My foot is feeling better. It is still swollen, but not hurting anymore, thank goodness.

We are having cooler weather this weekend. Can't always tell the temperature because my phone weather won't work since I got the new modem. But I can feel it is cooler, for sure. I think it is suppose to rain, which I will like for the few plants in the garden. Still don't think I will get anything from it. I planted way too late.

I haven't had much problem with my IBS the last couple days. Hope it will be okay tomorrow because I want to go to the fair.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Linda, I hope that tooth problem clears up soon.

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Have a great weekend everyone. I went into work yesterday afternoon for a bit. I haven't got called into work yet today, so I don't think I will, so looks like I am off until Monday morning.

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Thanks Linda! I hope you are all doing better now or will be asap. I am still doing well.

I had yesterday off after all, and ended up just going in for a little bit this afternoon. I think I might end up off now until Monday, but I will have to wait and see if I get called in tomorrow or not. But I should have the weekend off.

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Yesterday I had some dental surgery. It has slowed me down as far as doing much activity. Although, I did stay in he pool quite a bit today. No IBS issues for the past few days. But I have had some pain and staying with some pain pills in the evening. It is still a bit difficult to eat so that is a good thing for going without belly issues.

Jenni - sorry that the exercise doesn't help with your IBS.

Janette - happy to hear that you have had some time off work.Hope that you will be off tomorrow so that you can catch up on some of the other things in your life. It is good to know that you are not having IBS problems right now.

Darlene - I hope that your foot is feeling better soon.

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Jenni, I can understand that not knowing what causes your problems. I am the same way. I will eat something that hasn't caused any problems, then I am having to run for the nearest restroom. Just makes me so mad.

I was having problems the end of last week and had to take 3 Immodium, but I think it has straightened out now. At least I hope so. Most of the time I don't have to take that much. The last few days my problem has been my foot more than my IBS. One foot is really swollen and hurting. I don't know what caused that, but maybe some meat I was eating and I got gout. I don't know if that is what it is, but I am trying to eat something other than the meat. Cassie needs some meat to eat, so I am feeding it to her since I don't have any dog food for her. And she likes it, too.

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I hope you are all doing okay. No IBS-D for me for a long, long time now. But did have a few stomach upset episodes a while back that I think were from the muggy hot weather and stress from work. I just had a little constipation issue on and off lately too, could be an IBS issue, or just changes in my diet, or stress from work, or a combination. Luckily nothing really bad.

I worked a long day Monday at work. I was on call yesterday and ended up going in for a few hours in afternoon. I am on call again today and might end up doing a few hrs in the afternoon again. Not sure what the rest of the week will be like yet.

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I'm going to go on the low-FODMAP diet from next week and hopefully figure out if I got a problem with gluten. If it's not gluten I'm going to guess I have a wheat allergy.

I have been walking a lot lately. Even though my joints (and especially my knees and back) hurt, I'm enjoying my walks. When I can take them. I usually walk 3 km in the morning, which takes about an hour, and in the evening, I take another km when I walk with my partner. I'm a morning person, so I tend to walk in the morning, while my partner is busy during the day and is an evening person, so we kind of try to have that one walk together every evening. I also tend to follow him if he has to go to the store and I think he enjoys walking more nowadays than he used to, because he has someone to talk to.

Sadly, exercise doesn't seem to help much with the IBS for me. I was out earlier and I got pretty severe pains and had to rush home to use the toilet. I can't figure out what caused it either. I suppose going low-FODMAP might help me figure it out later. If I remember in a few months, that is.

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Thanks, still doing good.

Have a great night everyone

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Thanks Janette. I had a great day today.

Glad you were able to find some relief for your headaches.

Hope everyone else is having a great day.

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I hope you are all having a great Sunday and a new week too.

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Really hope you are all doing better asap. I am doing okay. I think I beat the headaches that had been coming on by taking a cool shower as soon as I feel it happening when I am at home. Luckily since the a/c is always on now at work I haven't been getting them there.

It is still hot and muggy here, but I heard up north in Big Bear they had hail.

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I didn't get to sleep very late, so took a nap this afternoon. My friend called about 2:40 to go to the county fair. Just got home a little bit ago. Spent about 2 hours (a little more) wondering around the fair. I won a bag of blue tortilla chips by throwing a couple of bean bags through holes on a board. Total shock, because I have terrible aim. Maybe I will take them to the youth at church again. I don't think I could eat them.

Yeah, the "D" is back again. I ended up with 3 Immodium today. Now I am having to take Gas X. I am not sure what is the trigger. It might be something altogether different from food, like the lack of sleep or even the spider or whatever bites on my leg. Also have two tiny ones on my toe that I thought were just from my shoe rubbing. The bites are infected, so I am trying to find something that will draw that out.

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I slept in later today, however I have been tired all day. I took a nap around noon and still sleepy right now. Maybe I have a bug, I don't know. But I did go grocery shopping late afternoon to two stores. I also stopped at GNC to pick up a supplement.I hate going there because their prices are so high. But I checked around a few other stores and could not find what I was looking for. No belly issues today.

Janette - glad to hear that you are off until Monday. Having a long weekend is the best.

Darlene - hope that you are not having another bout of D.I ate something that caused D for me this week but I am okay now. I envy you I am not artistic at all. Happy that you enjoy your class.

Jenni - I hope that gluten free works for you. I have not tried it but have heard that others like it. Since I have a husband, that absolutely will not eat healthy, it is for me. I rarely eat bread and have cut out most white flour. It has helped.

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It seems to be better now, but who knows how long it'll stay this way. I might have developed a sensitivity to gluten, so I'm going to try to be glutenfree for a while and then try adding it again.

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I have a habit of falling asleep with the TV on, too, but I try not to be sweating because of the heat and turn the fan on for Cassie and me. Orzo doesn't care if the fan is on or not. He goes in the back bedroom where it is cooler.

My gut is having one of it's "D" episodes the last few days. Today I had 4 or 5 papaya enzyme tabs and finally got it to settle down. I was really getting worried for a while at class and when I went shopping. But I managed okay.

I had watercolor class today and we were doing a landscape (not in real color, mostly blue and purplish) that I finally got okay on the 2nd try. He has been telling me to use more water all the time and last week I managed to get that right. Now I can't get the dark part dark enough. We have to have at least one good picture to critique in 2 weeks. I will probably do a 2nd one of the fox (the only thing I have really had come out right) and maybe I will try some flower or flowers. I will just see.

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Hi ladies! I know, he is just strange. I think it is more about just complaining about what I am doing than anything else.

I worked Thursday, and then had today off and I am off until Monday.

I hope you are all doing well.

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I was so busy today with our close friends from Germany. I did eat a few things that I should not have. But I am feeling okay except a little gassy. I did so much cleaning the past few days before they arrived. Things look great for right now. lol Too bad it won't stay this way.

Janette - being hot in the house would be a tough time for me. It is odd since your bf has all of the other electonics going. Hope that you feel better.

Darlene - it is good that the enzymes helped you.

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Hi ladies, I know it is strange because he and his son with leave lights and TV going all the time, and will be busy playing on phones or other devices instead of really watching the TV. The kid likes to sleep with lights on still at 11.5 yr old. Also likes to fall asleep to the TV on like his dad, or while playing on an iPad, or his phone or other device. Computers run pretty much 24/7 instead of being turned on and off. The boy is allowed to take really long baths or showers. I just seems to be the fans that he complains about and that is probably because I am the only one wanting to run them 24/7 almost all yr long.

I kept getting head aches lately and they seemed worse in the evening and night. I think it was from the heat. I started taking a cold shower before bed and it seems to cool me down and help the head ache go away. And then I take one in the morning again if I have to go to work as I am getting drenched in sweat a lot in my sleep. And that seems to be helping.

I did have some stomach issues on and off today, but again I think it was the heat and not any thing I ate/drank or didn't eat/drink.

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Jenni, it is good to see you back. I hope you are feeling better.

Janette, your BF sounds like my mother used to be, except her deal was the lights. She would go around the house turning them off even when you were in the room using them at night. I think you are right to run the fan when it is that hot. That kind of heat can really give you a serious headache.

I have been doing well today, though I did have to take several papaya enzyme tablets. Either yesterday or Sunday I had to take Immodium and at least it didn't turn everything the other way. I was outside for quite a while today while the branches over the roof were trimmed back and Paul even trimmed the branches over the wires that were completely laying on the electric wire. Good thing it is well covered with rubber.

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I am feeling well today although I have a headache. I think my headache may be due to the fact that I spent 90 minutes in the pool. The humidity and the heat were so high. I enjoyed being out there but paying for it now. My belly is feeling well now. We have some friends coming to visit us on Thursday afternoon. We will just have a day together before they move onto their next destination.

Jenni - glad to see you.

Darlene - hope that you are doing well today.

Janette - I don't blame you for running the a/c. It is so hot and doing without it is tough.

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Hi Ladies! I hope you are all doing well. It is still really hot and muggy here. I managed to get out to the bank and store Saturday. Sunday I did a ton of laundry as the bf headed to AZ again to get his son from his brother's house. Monday I had to work and even though it was a big payroll day, it went well. And it was nice to have the place to myself and blast the a/c. I got off of work at a decent time on Monday and I had left a ceiling fan going in the dining room and so the house wasn't so bad to come home too. But the bf came home from AZ several hrs later and complained about me having it on and turned it off. He doesn't want us using it, he says it is not efficient, but I think something is better than nothing and really feel like it help. So I will just keep running it when he isn't home and it is hot.

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I haven't been online for some time now. My health has been really messed up, and it affected my IBS on and off.

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Linda, I woke at 5 this morning without Orzo's help. Just started cleaning some more so the TV could be set up. Of course, that just went down so I had to unplug the modem and lost everything I had done on here.

Yeah, the lemonade is good, but it doesn't seem to like me. I will probably drink more, but not as much at a time. No more 2 glasses at once.

Janette, I hope your week next week isn't so stressed.

That's about all that is going on here. I am hoping it will be a little cooler after church tomorrow when I go get Fancy some more food. It is supposed to be coolest on Friday, but that is Bible study and watercolor class, so I can't wait and go out there then.

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This morning I woke up earlier than usual. I just couldn't sleep for some reason. I did talk to my youngest DD on the phone. I also did some vacuuming and picked up a few groceries. We went out to eat dinner. So far I feel okay. I had a bit of D early in the day. I am not sure why. Guess I am feeling better.

Darlene - lemonade sounds very good. So refreshing when it is hot out.

Janette - wow! 100 degrees for you.. Today was 89 which is the lowest day temp here. All month it has been in the 90s which is typical here.

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Thanks Darlene! I won't get on our roof unless there is a long ladder and some one strong is holding it, even then don't really want up there. There is a retaining wall over by the garage that can be used to help get up to it with out a ladder, but I just don't feel as safe doing that. The guys get up there that way though. I tried it a could times but was constantly afraid of falling and really hurting myself. We had a bunch of branches came down in a storm a couple of times and landed on the roof while the guys were gone. So I went up that way and removed some of it. This last time there is a huge branch that is stuck part way on our roof and part way hanging down the side of our garage ready to fall behind our garage and will land part way in the neighbors drive way too. The branch came off of a eucalyptus tree of one of our other neighbors that lives behind both of our homes. That branch was just to heavy for me to deal with so I just left it for the boyfriend our the other home owner to figure out what to do with it.

It's been really hot and muggy here. Over 100 yesterday, so glad I had the day off and didn't have to do anything or go anywhere. Today it is creeping up fast again and will probably be the same. Hopefully a tiny cooler at least. Going to force myself out later with the bf to get groceries once he gets home from his class for his job. Take care

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Wow, Janette, I think your job would drive me totally nuts.

Today I made lemonade for the girl who was raking my leaves and twigs and junk in my yard and had a little of it myself. Found out that is something I should stay away from, too. May be okay if I only had one small glass, but I had two because it tasted so good. Olivia didn't have any, but the little one from next door who came to help wanted some and her mom had some, too. Pete, who is my next door neighbor, said that Olivia will be back probably Saturday to do the rest that she couldn't get done today. I guess Pete is paying her to rake my lawn. I can rake okay, but I have problems picking the stuff up and getting it in the trash since my back gets to hurting really bad. My neighbors are so great. The roof was covered after that hail storm last week and Pete got up on the roof to blow the leaves and bean pods off and clean out my gutters. He won't let me climb a ladder (even the short one) because I might fall. I won't get on the roof anyway. I started to get up there to clean it off one time and totally freaked out.



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Hi Ladies, I hope you are all doing well.

Thanks Linda! I hate anyone watching me while I am typing or working, it makes me nervous! And having someone keep yelling at me from another room to hurry up with something when he just gave it to me a few minutes ago really makes me nervous. I tried to tell him that before, but I guess he didn't get it or what ever. Maybe it is because he is a foreigner, or maybe just a guy thing, or just his personality or what ever? But the more he bugs me, the more nervous I get, and the more mistakes I can make, so it just slows me down.

I am glad that most of the time I have the office to myself. But I wish that when he has a new project for me to learn that he would slow down and do one for me while I take notes, and then stick around to watch me do one and make sure to tell me if there might be any of the accounts that need to be different, and how to handle that. Instead of rushing to show me one and then leaving and not telling me that most of them will be needing to be done different from that one he showed me.

Two weeks ago while I was off of work we had one payroll account added a new employee to their account, one of the owners of the corp. And my boss entered her info and ran a check just for the new employee, as I had done the check already for the other employee. Well when he ran that check he gave it a check number that had been used long before by the other employee. So the program didn't like that. I am sure it probably gave him the message that there were two checks with the same number, but he must have ignored it or knew how to over ride it.

So then when I went to run their payroll last week, I noticed that there was another employee, so I called my boss whom was at his other office to see if he had already set her file up in the payroll system or not. As he usually leaves that for me to do myself now that I have done a couple of them. But I guess since this was one of the owners and she wanted a check right away, he set her up in the system and ran a couple of back checks for her. So he said that I just needed to run a check for the other employee that I had been already doing all year. And that the next week he would show me how to do the owners check as it would be different than usual. So I added a check for the employee that I had been working with all year and went to print it out, and the program didn't like that, and was telling me about duplicate check numbers. Which I didn't understand as it was showing me about two checks numbered 1020, and the check number I used was # 6. And it wouldn't let me print out the check # 6 for my employee. So I called him at his other office and told him that it looked like he had made a check number 1020 for the new employee, and that it looked like there was already a check number 1020 from long ago for the other employee, but the check I was trying to print was check number 6. So I didn't know why it wouldn't let me print it. He said he would take care of it, but hadn't done so. So today I had to go in and change the check number from 1020 to 1021 for the new employee to get the program to let me print out my check for last week for my employee, and then print out checks for both employees for this week too. And the new employees check is done different than any other check I do for any other the accounts too. And he was trying to tell me about how to do it, but then had to get off the phone to deal with a client before I got it figured out. So I had to keep trying different things on my own before I got it fixed right. So another hassle to try to figure out myself. But luckily the rest of the day went easy, and I did have the office all to myself today too.

tomorrow I am suppose to go in for a few hours in the afternoon to cover the phones while he has some appointments with some corp clients. So he will be in the office with me the whole time. But I think I will probably have Friday off.

And luckily my stomach was just acting up but no IBS-D or C and it went away fast too after I was home for a bit. And hasn't seemed to bother me today.

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I had a sore upper back today. I did go into the pool for awhile which seemed to help. We went out to eat afterwards. I got D immediately. Wow, still have a bit of cramping. Ugh. Really a rough evening.

Darlene - happy to hear that the Social Security visit was quicker than expected. Sorry you had the IBS D today. I also have problems with munchies. If I can stay away from them, I will be much better off. They cause belly pain for me.

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I was rather surprised at Social Security. They have added employees to the office I go to and I was out of there in less than a half hour. Usually I had to wait over two hours. Then I found out that to get my name straightened out I only have to bring my birth certificate instead of going through the courts and pay to get it officially changed (they are the ones that dropped part of my name, not me -- not that I go by that name). So I can get things with the same name everywhere instead of having confusion when I get things through insurances and medical offices and such.

Today I have been doing the cleaning, but I ate a bit more than I should and triggered the IBS-D, so I haven't gotten very far. I am also sleepy, so may nap for a while before I get started again. If I would quit getting he munchies, maybe I could stop having the IBS problems.

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I felt pretty well today except a toothache. It seems like something is always bothering me. I did a 30 minute yoga class at the gym this morning. I think it has made me feel better. I wanted to get into the pool today but in the afternoon thunder and rain rolled in. I am sure I will swim one day this week.

Darlene - anytime we have to deal with social security it can be a hassle. But glad that your gut hurting didn't turn out to be C or D. It is good for you that you are volunteering

Janette - sorry that you were not feeling well but glad that you did not get D. It is also good news that the boss didn't bother you today. I know that my belly would really be bothering me if I was under your stress at work. When I worked I had D so often due to stress. It is so tough.

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Janette, I can understand you getting stressed under those conditions. I think that would drive me nuts.

Today I had to go to Social Security and get a paper to get a rebate that I really need. Then took that down to the department downtown that needed it (they never needed it before, just the letter that said how much I got last year or the 1099). My gut was acting up all morning, too. Not C or D, just causing problems. I hope that it will straighten up. Today I took the chance and turned in my application to volunteer at the library near me. Orzo and Cassie will hate if I do much of that. They don't like me to leave the house at all unless it is me taking Cassie with me or taking her outside. That doesn't make Orzo too happy, but I can't trust taking the cat out.

Also had some goings on with the internet company. I hope it is straightened out now. The guy I was talking to said he was trying to somehow get my lower price through, but the computer threw it out right away. So he has it figured if I get the TV service with the next higher internet speed I will get both for $4 less than what I am being charged now (of course, with taxes added it will probably be the same amount). If I decide I don't want to keep the TV the lower internet charge should go through. Of course, either way I end up going through the same thing next year. So I am switching everything to come in on gmail and then I can just keep changing internet providers to get lower costs. Right now I don't know if I can afford the deal we just did.

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Thanks Linda! I got the day off, I haven't even bothered to turn my cell phone on yet today. I had turned it off last night to charge it, and just haven't turned it back on. If the boss wants me he can call the house phone. I am glad I got the day off too, as I needed it. I some how irritated my left hip and lower back again. Had a really hard time getting comfortable and going to sleep. Just taking it easy today. I go back to work tomorrow. I didn't have D, but my stomach did act up after the boss left yesterday, and was acting up on and off last night too. Luckily today it doesn't seem to be bothering me. I think Wednesday I might have the office to myself, but not sure. I know I have a couple of payroll accounts to deal with and then there are a lot of bookkeeping accounts that he just brought info back from that I can work on. I think I prefer it when I have the office to myself, lol.

I hope you are all doing okay. Have a great week.

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I had quite a day with D. It was such a drag but I still was able to do some things. I took Imodium and that helped a bit. I had an appointment for getting a pedicure and I went ahead and did it. I actually got through it fine. I then went to the bank and a grocery store. So feeling much better tonight.

Janette - happy to hear that you are off tomorrow. Especially after having a stressful day of hurrying for the boss.

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Thanks Linda! It was another warm day today so I turned the a/c on at work as I was the only one in the office at first. The day was going good with phone calls and payroll. And then the boss came in and gave me other stuff to do. He was really rushing me to do a bookkeeping account that he just gave me as he got to work. So that was stressful that he kept asking for it as I was trying to do it. He finally had me start giving it to him in pieces as I finished it. And luckily got it done before he left for the day to go on errands and to the other office again. Then I had the company finally call in there hours that I was suppose to do Thursday. So I finally finished that payroll and then I got to run their checks to the post office to get them out to them. Supposedly I am off tomorrow and will be back Wed.

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I wasn't too busy today. I did take a walk and worked out to a workout video. I ate pretty well but then had 4 cookies, which I should have skipped. But I did not have any problems with D. We have a few things scheduled tomorrow. Should be a fairly busy day.

Janette - you are going to have a busy Monday, at work. Hope that you get through the day without having D or any bladder issues.

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Have a great new week

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Hi ladies! Thanks Linda! Darlene, I have found myself doing a lot of stress eating lately too! Luckily like you said Linda, the stress hasn't seemed to cause any problems with the IBS. I did notice my bladder acting up from it, and feeling like I needed to go more. Which does happen to me when I get stress, or really upset. But luckily it hasn't been that bad that it interferes with my work.

But I was really stressing both Monday and Wednesday as I felt like I was doing really important financial reports for our payroll/bookkeeping clients blindfolded. I really had no idea what I was doing. I was just following some quick notes that I took while he did one accounts Federal form 941 quarterly tax return, and Ca State DE-9 and DE-88 quarterly tax return and EDD forms. Luckily, my boss was double checking each account later before sending the info off to the clients and government. But it was still stressful! And then there was so much to do each of those days too and yet so few hours I was suppose to be at work to do it. There was no way I could get it all done in time. Maybe if I didn't have to do all the reports over again I might have made it, but I am not even sure with that. But luckily with what I did those two days he seemed happy with. And he didn't give me any more to do on Thursday. Thursday I just went in and got the phone msgs off the machine and call those clients back. I called the one payroll account for their hours, but like usual they didn't have the info ready for me yet. Then the only calls we got were sells calls. And he didn't give me anything to do while he was out dropping off and picking up from the clients. So I really didn't have anything to do Thursday, so he let me go home early.

Monday I will have a lot of payroll to do. Plus he will have brought back in more bookkeeping to do Thursday and Friday when he was running to the clients. So I know I will be busy Monday and probably a few other days next week too. And then the last week of the month and the first week of next month I will have to send out Federal 941 Coupons to several of the clients along with their payroll. And sometime time later he will probably have me starting to do the P&L's for the clients too. So that is another important report I will have to learn and add to my list. And there are probably others too.

So I am happy I had Friday and this weekend off. Take care

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I think we are at the end of our heat break. It is supposed to be back up to the mid-to upper 90s tomorrow and by Monday 100 or more. The rest of the week upper 90s to 100 or so every day.

Was doing good with the IBS until I went to see if I could get a mop brush for doing watercolor with. I am thinking it was a total waste to take that class. I cannot get anything right in there. Guess the frustration with that class has me eating what I shouldn't. I ate more than I needed to tonight.



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