Thursday, March 30, 2017

COLD, WET, AND WINDY:((

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A COUPLE DOVES FLUFFED UP AGAINST THE COLD AND DAMP

With a storm watch advisory out for our area this morning I knew Pheebs and I had to get on the road early if we were going to get out at all.  Needed a few things at the grocery store anyway so with a big icy cold wind blowing we decided not to go far and slipped into Bayfield for a short drive-around.  I had made a decaf coffee to go before we left plus we still had one of Bartliff’s carrot muffins left.  Aside from bumping into Kelly in Bayfield’s Foodland store Pheebs and I didn’t stay out long and soon made tracks for home.

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THIS MORNING’S STORM APPROACHES FROM THE SOUTH

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I GUESS ONLY FISHERMEN KNOW WHY THEY GET UP EARLY AND GO OUT IN THE FREEZING COLD TO STAND FOR HOURS BY A BODY OF WATER IN HOPES OF CATCHING A FISH

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STILL SAND COVERED ICE ALONG BAYFIELD’S SHORELINE

The coming storm looked really bad on the Exeter radar site showing heavy rain, freezing rain and possible snow.  It was nearly upon us and coming right up Lake Huron from the south.  Well I don’t know what happened to it’s ferocity but the big bad looking storm didn’t amount to much more than a cold wind and a bit of rain.  I guess it fizzled when it was supposed to have have frazzled.  At the time of publishing this tonight we are on the zero mark and it’s raining.  Yuk and double Yuk:((

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WORK CONTINUES ALONG BAYFIELD’S FISHERMAN’S WHARF…..I’M REALLY CURIOUS AS TO WHAT THEY ARE DOING THERE

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AT LEAST THE GUY IN THE CAB MIGHT HAVE A HEATER

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NO HEATER FOR THIS GUY ON THE ROLLER

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I think I slept a wee chunk of the afternoon away and that was about it for our day here. 

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THAT’S QUITE A SIZABLE BREAKFAST THIS MALE CARDINAL HAS IN FRONT OF HIM

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’OH I AM SO EMBARRASSED WHEN DARREN DUNKS HIS TAIL FEATHERS IN THE WATER LIKE THAT’

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‘OH GET A LIFE MARSHA’

Up until 3 weeks ago I had been on the same Arthritis medicine for the past 18 years or so and for me it has been a miracle drug enabling my legs to perform for the most part pain free.  However due to stomach concerns about it's long term use it was decided by my former and current Nurse Practitioner to get me off that drug onto something newer and safer.  Tried that a couple years ago but only lasted a week or so before I had to go back to my Arthrotec.  Three weeks ago I switched over to another arthritis drug called Naproxen.  The pain and stiffness in my lower back and legs has been increasing on a daily basis ever since so in desperation Thursday night I stopped the Naproxen and took one of my Arthrotec pills.   Within a couple hours I was up and walking around with far less pain in my back and legs.  I don't know what magic ingredient is in that Arthrotec medicine but it sure works for me and it has always been very fast acting. 

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Pssssssst, it was Kelly’s birthday today:)

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BAYFIELD CERTAINLY IS A SCENIC LITTLE PLACE

GROANER’S CORNER:((

Patient 1: 'Why did you run away from the operation table?'
Patient 2: 'The nurse was repeatedly saying 'don't get nervous', 'don't be afraid', 'be strong', 'this is a small operation only', things like that.'
Patient 1: 'So what was wrong in that? Why were you so afraid?'
Patient 2: 'She was talking to the surgeon!'

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Jacob, age 92, and Rebecca, age 89, living in Devon, are all excited about their decision to get married. They go for a stroll to discuss the wedding, and on the way they pass a chemists. Jacob suggests they go in.  Jacob addresses the man behind the counter: “Are you the owner?”
The chemist answers, “Yes.”  Jacob: “We're about to get married. Do you sell heart medication?”
Chemist: “Of course we do.”

Jacob: “Medicine for rheumatism?”
Chemist: “Definitely.”

Jacob: “Medicine for memory problems, arthritis, and Alzheimer's?”
Chemist: “Yes, a large variety. The works.”

Jacob: “What about vitamins, sleeping pills, Geritol, antidotes for Parkinson's disease?”
Chemist: “Absolutely.”

Jacob: “Everything for heartburn and indigestion?”
Chemist: “We sure do.”

Jacob: “You sell wheelchairs and walkers and canes?”
Chemist: “All speeds and sizes.”

Jacob: “In that case, we'd like to use this store for our wedding presents list.”

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Saying there are no aliens in the universe is like scooping a cup of water out of the ocean and saying there is no fish.

20 comments:

  1. Glad the storm fizzled out before it got to you but the cold weather is still a bummer. Bet that cold aggravates the arthritis too.

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  2. Happy Birthay to Kelly. She sure deserved better weather today. Wishing her sunshine and happiness fur the rest of the year!

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  3. Naproxen is just Aleve. I don't know about in Canada, but here in the states we buy Aleve over the counter just like aspirin. I'm not surprised it wasn't doing for you what the other med did....but it might have been cheaper and single payer health systems like that. Hope the sun & warm weather make it to Canada & help your arthritis feel better.

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  4. That sucks about the Naproxin not helping, maybe take Arthotec with something for your stomach.

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  5. Hope those pains go a way soon, and sure that Kelly had a wonderful birthday with the amazing meal you mad for her today ! Peanut butter and honey sandwiches maybe? Or maybe a wonderful smoothie.

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  6. Happy birthday, Kelly! Hope you had a great day!! 🎂

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  7. Glad the weather missed you, we drove thru a lot of today. Wish Kelly a Happy Birthday for us, Al.

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  8. I agree...Get something for your stomach along with the old med.

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  9. Happy Birthday Kelly with many more to come.
    Glad the weather wasn't all that it was meant to be for your area.
    The reason many doctors switch you from medications after you have been on them for extended periods of time is because your body will develop a resistance to it. By trying you on something totally different even for a short time then putting you back on your old medication tricks your body into thinking it is something new.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  10. I was told Aleave is the same drug as naproxen only not as strong. Dont know if that is true or not. But I can't take it any more because of kidney issues. It really helped my arthritis.
    Happy Birthday Kelly

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  11. Those anti inflammatory drugs are really hard on the stomach, but Naproxin is one that is especially hard on my tummy. I can't imagine after 18 years that they would suddenly have a concern, but then I didn't go to medical school! Hope Kelly's bday was a good one, and wishing her a wonderful year of adventure.

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  12. Wow, is that last statement profound or what?

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  13. Hoping Kelly had a wonderful Birthday.
    Wouldn't it be nice if the pharmaceutical companies could come up with medications that would help without causing other problems?

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  14. Happy Birthday, Kelly!! We'll be in Ontario later today, doesn't sound like a welcome greeting with the weather!! Yuk and double Yuk is right.

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  15. Happy Birthday to Kelly! Love that picture of the crocus for your header. I'll enjoy looking at that for a few days.

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  16. I have tried Aleve for pain, but it is just like Tylenol, it doesn't help like Ibuprofen...I swear by that anti-inflamatory, but I guess it does work on your liver...You're damned if ya do, and damned if ya dont!

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  17. Naproxine is hard on the liver.

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  18. Al: Have you tried Celebrex? Recent studies have shown that it is not the boogie man once thought possible. If one has a history of kidney or liver problems, anti-inflammatories can be a problem requiring more frequent lab checks, but so is gnawing muscle, bone and joint pain.

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