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Things that slow me down. #2: Getting better, getting going, slowly and carefully.

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Blog entry by Natalie posted 02-22-2013 01:21 AM 1306 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Not exactly bouncing back Part 2 of Things that slow me down. series Part 3: Back in the shop, but not for long. »

As promised I have been very good, mostly staying out of the shop. I did spend 3 hours in there last weekend and am no worse for the wear, but got incredible tired. So, I took a clue and went back my sedentary work in the house.

The best news is that after all this time, (since mid Jan) I am finally beating the infection that has kept me down. Long story but they finally were able to get a good culture so they could identify the bacteria and get me on the right med.

So, I’m on the mend! It’s been a pleasant new experience to have such encouraging and caring support from you LJ’s.

I’ve been off the LJ site for the last week so because I was having problems with my computer, which eventually resulted in a complete crash. I didn’t loose my data, but the cost of repair was prohibitive, so I am now adjusting to a new computer and working out the glitches with the data transfer.

I’m going to try not to be too compulsive about trying to catch up and read every blog, forum, and look at every new project. Wish me luck.

Natalie

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.



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grizzman

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#1 posted 02-22-2013 02:59 AM

now see if you were closer i would come over and give you a nice sweet sugar cookie my wife made tonight, for being such a good girl, sorry about the computer crash, sometimes im thinking mine is close to doing that, its been displaying some strange behavior…but i will hope that it keeps going…i just came in rom the shop, put a few logs in the wood stove, when i was standing there looking at my stack of wood i have in there, and discovered two very nice pieces of walnut i had forgot about…..so im all smiles tonight…....you keep doing what your suppose to do to heal well, are you taking walks…if not you should get your hubby and start doing some short walks and build them up, it will really help you get your strength back….and before you know it, you wont feel tired anymore…im working on a big, personal project right now, it will probably be a few more weeks before i post it…are you using some of your time planing projects….if not…get to it…:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Natalie

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 03:27 AM

Taking walks, yes. It’s getting warmer, when the sun shines, and there is a hint of spring.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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Natalie

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 03:39 AM

Oh and I forgot to mention that the computer sucked up my DCS budget. Yes, I’m afraid it was that much. I’m a mac user. That explains it.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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Cellulosespinner

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 05:04 AM

What! I thought Mac’s never failed. I’m glad your better…funny how I save money for stuff but always seem to have a crisis get in the way of spending it.

-- Once in a man's life you should have a good dog, a good horse and a good woman. The trick is to get them all together at the same time

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Natalie

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#5 posted 02-22-2013 06:05 AM

Okay, C spinner, I tried really hard to stay away from mac/pc discussion, but you just had to drag it out of me.

Regarding my 17 inch mac book pro, (may it rest in peace), I had it for 5 years. I did not have one crash, virus, or malfunction of any sort. The poor thing just died of old age. This is my third Mac, the first one; I killed it with a large glass of water, after 3 years of problem free use.

It’s an expensive habit, but I have completely lost patience for computer problems and learning curves and it’s a tax write off for my business.

Even so, I am still agonizing over my DCS savings going away. I’ll be breathing dust for awhile longer, I guess.

HINT: If my comment seems rehearsed its because I had to have this ready when my husband saw the receipt. :)

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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stefang

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 09:38 AM

Glad to hear that you are better Natalie. My wife just went through the same thing with a cure that had no effect on her illness and a very slow lab test result showed that her infection was resistant to the meds she was prescribed. So after the first week she is now on the right meds. I am guessing that it takes some time to test these cultures as they have to try out different meds on them. Meahwhile the GP just prescribes something he/she hopes will work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Sandra

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#7 posted 02-22-2013 11:30 AM

Glad to hear you’re on the mend. Being ‘idle’ is difficult when you’re used to going all the time.

Mac user here also. Would never go back to PC. When we switched over, it only took my hubby about a day to get used to the new system. No crashes, no freezes. The first test for my mac was downloading some pictures taken on a work camera. With the PC it would have taken patience and a cup of tea. With the mac, it was instant.

Pros and cons to everything, but we are definitely mac users here.

All the best

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Roger

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 11:24 PM

Good luck, and happy healing.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Natalie

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#9 posted 02-24-2013 04:21 AM

Stefang,
Tell your wife to take good care of herself, and I will do the same. I am hoping for the best, now that I’m on the right antibiotic. I am on a 2nd 10 day course now just in case. I’m hoping for the best.

Sandra,
With the PC it would have taken patience and a cup of tea.

I would have had to say patience and Vodka!

The people at the mac store transferred all my data without losing a single byte.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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