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Old 06-24-2018, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Central NY
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In my search for employment in my early 50s, I saw a few of those USPS jobs and UPS jobs. All ask if you can lift up to ???? lbs. I can't remember how much, just something to consider. Heavy lifting can take its toll.

 
Old 06-24-2018, 01:28 PM
 
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Mayvenne -- So happy for you!!! Two exciting things happening in your life -- quitting a stressful job and moving closer to family!

Singer21 -- Good for you! That CDL will open many doors for you. You could be a driver picking up elderly patients and driving them to Dr appointments, driving a school bus, a small delivery truck, so many possibilities!!! Great choice!

NYgal -- Sorry you are having so many FB troubles. I notice that way too many people post political things, and many of the posts are not nice. I use the "see less of these posts quite often. I have friends and relatives on both sides of the aisle and simply do not want to hear these things.

So this morning, me and the "boys" got ready for church, got in the car, and knew we had some trouble. Made the mistake of backing out of my driveway. I have a hunch it is the alternator. But I am thankful it happened in a safe place and I will have it towed my our mechanics in the morning. In a few minutes a friend is picking my bro and I up and we are off to lunch and then seeing "Won't You be my Neighbor?" at the theater. Should be a nice afternoon!

Have a good Sunday, everyone!
 
Old 06-24-2018, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Prescott AZ
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New experience for me. The ER at 2 AM. Terrific pain on the left side. No way to sleep or get comfortable. Vomited and diarrhea too. Was afraid it was a kidney stone (or worse). Nah. I dragged myself into the hospital in agony, and found out I have diverticulitus, Bad infection. Now I have 3 meds and the Percoset is putting me out. Can hardly type. Anyone ever have this??? Am sorta glad it was just this and not worse.
 
Old 06-24-2018, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I did but my Dr caught it before it got that bad & antibiotic s cured it. Actually, I insisted on the test because I was having chronic diarrhea & that was totally out of character for me.

Sorry you had to go through so much pain.
 
Old 06-24-2018, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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AZgarden: Very sorry to hear this. I have not had it, thank goodness. My mother had diverticulosis, but never the -itis (inflamed) version.

I did know two other women who had bad bouts with it, too. Both landed in hospital.

Hope you feel better very soon.
 
Old 06-24-2018, 03:35 PM
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Location: Middle Tennessee
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Another quiet day here in Tennessee. Had a nice rainshower a bit ago; still thundering but the sun is shining. My buddy bluebird is in his spot in the Franklin tree near my window.

Dinner tonight is cranberry beans and ham with corn bread and some of the four berry pie that I made for dessert. Overall, not a bad day.
 
Old 06-24-2018, 05:04 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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New experience for me. The ER at 2 AM. Terrific pain on the left side. No way to sleep or get comfortable. Vomited and diarrhea too. Was afraid it was a kidney stone (or worse). Nah. I dragged myself into the hospital in agony, and found out I have diverticulitus, Bad infection. Now I have 3 meds and the Percoset is putting me out. Can hardly type. Anyone ever have this??? Am sorta glad it was just this and not worse.
Iím glad you went to the hospital and I hope and you start improving soon with the meds onboard. Pain on the left side is a classic symptom with this. I was an MR/CT tech and saw many patients with diverticulitis, usually in pain and in an ER situation.

DH had surgery last Monday for a hernia and is doing fine. He was given Percocet and interestingly the doctor told him to use just what he needed and the nurses said use what you need to get ahead of the pain, donít be a hero. Heís had the hernia since Thanksgiving and I found out about it when he came home from his annual physical a month ago with a surgical consult. I seriously appreciate that he doesnít complain, but that was a bit too stoic.

Anyway, feel better and take care.
 
Old 06-24-2018, 05:15 PM
 
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New experience for me. The ER at 2 AM. Terrific pain on the left side. No way to sleep or get comfortable. Vomited and diarrhea too. Was afraid it was a kidney stone (or worse). Nah. I dragged myself into the hospital in agony, and found out I have diverticulitus, Bad infection. Now I have 3 meds and the Percoset is putting me out. Can hardly type. Anyone ever have this??? Am sorta glad it was just this and not worse.
I had it but by the time I got to the doctor, it had started to wane somewhat so I didn't have to go on the antibiotics or pain pills. Ibuprofen and a hot water pad kept the pain to a tolerable level but I ran fever and was miserable for a few days.

I had already been on a clear liquid diet for a couple of days when I saw the specialist and he told me to continue that for 24 more hours, then switch to a soft bland low fiber diet for a couple of weeks. I ate only unseasoned baked or boiled chicken, yogurt (for the fat and probiotics), scrambled eggs, and well-cooked green beans. Nothing else.

Now I'm in week 4 and have been adding in other foods (low FODMAP only) one at a time to see if I can tolerate it. He said no red meat under any circumstances. So far so good.
I see the dr. again next week and he'll let me know then whether or not to continue the diet. Honestly I'm almost afraid to start eating regular foods again, I don't want to EVER have another flareup. And I really don't want to take the antibiotics - cipro is what they prescribe here and that's nasty stuff imo.

Previously I had never even had divertculosis, much less divertculitis. My last colonoscopy 3 years ago was perfectly clear and I had never had any kind of digestive problems. I had been eating a healthy diet, with plenty of fiber and water, no sugar or processed food, for years. The dr. said there's no way to know what brought it on.

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Old 06-24-2018, 10:05 PM
 
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In my search for employment in my early 50s, I saw a few of those USPS jobs and UPS jobs. All ask if you can lift up to ???? lbs. I can't remember how much, just something to consider. Heavy lifting can take its toll.



Actually, I saw a UPS delivery driver use a mini dolly to transport a huge box. So, I have to believe it's there to use for heavy items.
 
Old 06-24-2018, 10:09 PM
 
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Singer21 -- Good for you! That CDL will open many doors for you. You could be a driver picking up elderly patients and driving them to Dr appointments, driving a school bus, a small delivery truck, so many possibilities!!! Great choice!



Yes, I'm looking forward to new opportunities driving! It will be a new experience for sure!
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