Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday Thoughts and Pseudogout

Hello everyone!  A very warm welcome to you all! 
Well, I had a pseudogout attack last night.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with what this is, please let me explain.  Pseudogout, like gout, is another form of arthritis. Most of you who have been readers of my blog for quite a while are aware that I have osteoarthritis, am in the early stages of osteoporosis and that I have had several attacks of gout in the past, which is why I am on medication to prevent gout.  However, the meds didn't prevent this pseudogout attack which came out of nowhere last night.  Most of you know, as well, that I love to walk and enjoy a nice long walk.  The pseudogout is in my right ankle, which makes it swollen and very painful. Even walking without shoes hurts, so imagine if I were to put a pair of shoes on.  Yikes!  I will see if it clears up on its own, which I am hoping, but if it doesn't within the next few days I will have to see a doctor.  I have only had pseudogout on 3 occasions in the past, and the last attack I had was over a year ago, so thankfully the attacks are few and far between. Please keep me in your prayers and thoughts.  Thank you so much!  :)

The videos I have chosen for this post are:

A Just for Laughs Gag/Juste pour Rire

Chinese Rock Salt Tea (Thirsty for)

How to Save Money by Eliminating 10 Things You Don't Need

Animal Assisted Therapy:  How Pet Therapy Works

For the following, I am providing the link sources beneath each photo.  You just need to click on the images to see a larger view.

Laugh at your mistakes, but learn from them.  Joke over your troubles, but gather strength from them. Have fun with your difficulties, but overcome them.


You have to find happiness in yourself before you can find it with someone.


Until and unless you make peace with your present, however it is, you won't be able to fabricate a beautiful future!


Do what you love...you have gifts the world needs! So don't hog them!


I am a simple person with a complicated mind.


No matter how hard life can get, go to bed grateful for all you have...good night.


If you are carrying a heavy burden, you don't have to carry it on your own.  Wisely look for the person who will help you carry the burden with you without judgment.  Look for the person who loves you not despite your vulnerability and imperfection, but because of it.


The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm. - Aldous Huxley


Some people are lonely.  Some people are sick. Some people are in pain.  Some people are sad. Some people can't read.  Some people are angry...everyone needs someone to reach out and be kind.


We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. - Abraham Lincoln


Meditation is the ultimate mobile device; you can use it anywhere, anytime, unobtrusively. - Sharon Salzberg


In the end, there are only three things that matter: how much you loved, how gratefully you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. - Buddha


Tater tots.  :)




Thank you all so much for visiting me here! I always appreciate and enjoy reading your kind thoughts, which you are always welcome to share!

48 comments:

  1. Hi, dear Linda!

    I am very sorry to learn that you experienced a pseudogout flare-up. Have you ever tried gel insoles for your shoes? I use them in both shoes and they make walking much more comfortable. I will keep you in my prayers, dear friend.

    The gagmeister is going to get socked in the kisser one of these times. Some of those people seemed angry when he stole their drinks and doused his head with them. I appreciated the 10 money saving tips. Mrs. Shady and I have a reservoir style water filter and no longer buy water in bottles. I never eat at fast food places nor do I drop one cent into a vending machine in the course of a year. We do waste perishable foods, however, and that is something I nag Mrs. S about. Contact with a gentle, enthusiastic animal is very therapeutic and the animals love the affection we give them. It's a win-win proposition when you keep animals close to you.

    Thank you very much, dear friend Linda!

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  2. Merci Linda pour cette belle publication.

    Les attaques de goutte font beaucoup souffrir.
    Je prie pour que tu ailles mieux très vite et que tu puisses enfiler tes chaussures pour aller marcher, comme tu aimes tant le faire.

    GROS BISOUS et tu es dans mes pensées.

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  3. love you, praying for you.

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  4. Feel better soon, L ... Always, cat.

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  5. Oh dear! Hope you're feeling better now.

    Great tips on saving money.

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  6. Hope you are feeling better with that 'gout'. My husband has that all the time, plus he takes pills the Dr. prescribed each day for the gout...he says it's painful and can't stand the bed clothes on his foot at all, let alone shoes when it plays up, which is often.

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  7. Get better soon, I feel for you. Diane

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  8. Sorry to hear that you had an attack. :( I am sending healing thoughts your way.
    Today's gag was funny. The tater tots made me smile too!

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  9. I hope you're feeling better soon Linda. Very occasionally I get a touch of gout in my big toe. It's very unpleasant while it lasts.

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  10. so sad to hear that. I hope you will get better soon. A big hug!

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  11. gros bisous vent et pluie ... c'est bien l'automne ça !

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  12. Petits Bonheurs5:28 AM

    Je ne sais pas où tu trouves tes beaux posts ... mais ils sont fantastiques !
    Belle journée Linda. Bises

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  13. une attaque de goute est très douloureuse Linda..

    je pense à toi dans ces moments difficiles

    greetings

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  14. Hello, sending my get well wishes and prayers for you! I hope you feel better soon! Take care , happy Thursday!

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  15. A beautiful blog Linda, I wish you strength with arthritis

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  16. I think I'd have to describe myself as a complicated person with a simple mind!!! So sorry to hear about your attack - that's no fun. I have found that growing old is not easy...it's just one thing after another! Stay strong, though!

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  17. So sorry to hear about your attack Linda :-( You are in my prayers and I hope you get better soon so you can again enjoy your long walks! Best to you, Silvana

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  18. Hope it's better soon, dear, Linda.
    Nice gag !

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  19. You take care. I'ne had pseudogout in mr knees for years, and the flares are no fun.

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  20. Le thé Chinois semble vraiment délicieux!

    Bisous

    Manon

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  21. Oh, I feel for you Linda; and I've already asked the Lord to help you through this. Love, love, love the gag today, especially the surprise ending. And the tater tots...so cute.

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  22. I hope the trouble you are having with your ankle heals itself. My prayers are with you. I enjoyed all the videos and all the great quotes. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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  23. I hope you will be better soon, take care of you Linda

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  24. Yes, I will pray for you that somehow this pain can subside. I know what pain is, I'm having it everyday and I have to get use to it. It's not going to stop or change so life is what it is. Get well Linda.
    Have a the best day you can my friend. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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  25. Linda, I hope and pray by now your ankle is back to normal, no more swelling and no more pain. Take it easy. Its the wear and tear of our aging human bodies.

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  26. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hopefully things will clear up quickly and you will be back on your feet (sorry for the pun) very soon! Sending healing thoughts your way. :)

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  27. i've not heard of pseudogout, but it sounds quite troubling, and i do hope you'll be relieved of the pain as soon as possible. do take care!

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  28. I hope you get better soon. Sounds awfully painful.

    Loved the gag. That could get you hurt here.

    Loved the 10 ways to save money. It takes but a bit of thought.

    The animal therapy is awesome. It's a proven fact they reduce stress and help the sick heal quicker.

    Have a fabulous pain free day Linda. ☺

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  29. Salut Linda, désolé de savoir que vous n'allez pas trop bien....Hier j'ai envoyé un de vos messages à une amie, ça lui a remonté le moral....merci pour vos beaux messages...J'allumerai une bougie pour vous apporter du réconfort. ;-))

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  30. Another arthritic pray for you, Linda...
    A lovely post, like usual.

    Have a good evening and a good health!

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  31. I hope you are better soon! :)

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  32. Oh, my dear! I am so sorry! I suffer with osteoarthritis as well as osteoporosis but never suffered like you are doing! Prayers that you feel better very soon!

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  33. Oh non, j'espère que tu prends du mieux ma belle amie, prends bien soin de toi, gros bisous!

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  34. I hope you will be better soon Linda!
    Cool gag!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

    My Facebook

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  35. I pray you soon feel better my friend. God bless you.

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  36. Poor Linda, you should drink more milk.

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  37. Oh I feel for you. My great grandma had both osteo and rheumatoid arthritis. She was in terrible pain at times.

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  38. (((((Hugs)))), Linda. Hope you feel better soon.

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  39. I hope the problem clears up soon.

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  40. Our thought are with you Linda, take care...

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  41. Oh wow. So sorry you're going through that. You're in my prayers.

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  42. I hope you feel better soon!

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  43. Hi, Linda-- sending warm, gentle, caring hugs and lots of healing thoughts and prayers your way. Hopefully you will overcome this hurdle soon. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration today and everyday. Hugs, de

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  44. Ha! That gag was good! I enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing, and I'll be praying you soon recover. Take care.

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  45. Oh, tater tots!!! I love it!! And that goes right into everyone needs love :) Those JFL bits always have me actually laughing out loud and that is rare. I remember they used to be on TV here a few years ago in half hour episodes. My favorite was one with a port a pottie where the unknowing victim would enter and while they were inside a crowd would gather around the potty. When they emerged, the crowd applauded with great gusto. In all my born days nothing has tickled me like that. Sorry about your bout of illness. When I first saw that name of it I had no clue what it was. The closest thing I had were the creatures that helped run Cloud City in Empire Strikes Back but I think they were the ughonots or some such. Sending you healing wishes and continued laughs :)

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  46. Hi, Linda. I hope you're feeling much better. Warm wishes for a beautiful day and prayers for a speedy recovery. (hug)

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  47. Linda I am sorry to hear of your ailment , do hope it isn't persistent. Wishing you well.
    Love the Quotes and video,s
    Best Wishes

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