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    Happy birthday! Welcome to the club. And yes,...

    Happy birthday! Welcome to the club.

    And yes, I think all the various things I'm doing are helping, thanks--I keep at it. Needing fewer pain med, somewhat less crippling, no feeling like the...
  2. Loved the cartoon! OH yeah...and yep, sometimes...

    Loved the cartoon! OH yeah...and yep, sometimes I find myself being one of that crowd.:p
  3. I must not spend much time on the forum! Other...

    I must not spend much time on the forum! Other than a couple of minor dustups a year ago or so, I've missed all the drama--go me!
  4. Thanks, me too! I had some deep massage once,...

    Thanks, me too! I had some deep massage once, too, and that worked as well...bodies are interesting, aren't they?
  5. Thank you, and hey, can't offend me, I don't give...

    Thank you, and hey, can't offend me, I don't give a rat's patoot. :D We're all different! I've had it, it worked for me.
  6. Yep, I love goats too...used to have 3 of them,...

    Yep, I love goats too...used to have 3 of them, back in the 70s. Crazy critters!
  7. Thanks for the welcome, babble babble! I...

    Thanks for the welcome, babble babble!

    I think it probably depends on what healing modality you're using...some people think Reiki is massage, but it's not. It IS gentle though, because it works...
  8. Thank you! Yep, I had a friend who did some kind...

    Thank you! Yep, I had a friend who did some kind of extreme pressure massage, and it DID hurt like hell. But I could move my shoulder afterward, without pain.
  9. So exactly what do you DO with the hard foam...

    So exactly what do you DO with the hard foam roller? Lie down on it? Roll it up and down? What?
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    My husband studied Reiki years ago, and has used...

    My husband studied Reiki years ago, and has used it on me twice...it helped, both times. He says he is WAY out of practice, though, hence the classes!
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    I've been doing PT for a couple of months now for...

    I've been doing PT for a couple of months now for my arthritic knees, and recently added an online class on Reiki, looking to find an in-person one. But most days, I have measurably less pain...this...
  12. Oh, that IS a good idea! I'm doing PT for my...

    Oh, that IS a good idea! I'm doing PT for my knees, etc., and the props seem more expensive than they need to be. I got a big kid's rubber ball that I use to massage my back, sometimes...just put...
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    Oooh sorry about the gluten! I avoid it if at...

    Oooh sorry about the gluten! I avoid it if at ALL possible, but sounds like it wasn't...

    I believe pain can be managed, whatever the cause...I'm working on it!

    My favorite therapist...
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    Yep, I've been using turmeric for a year or two. ...

    Yep, I've been using turmeric for a year or two. I think it helps...not sure how MUCH, but I think it does!
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    And since I posted this problem, my nails are...

    And since I posted this problem, my nails are back to being, well, hard as nails! hooray!
  16. What a hoot! And yep, I made yogurt with a...

    What a hoot! And yep, I made yogurt with a combination of dried milk and canned back int he 70s--pretty good, actually!
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    I've avoided grains and sugar for almost three...

    I've avoided grains and sugar for almost three years now, unfortunately (or, well, fortunately, really, but still have knee pain!)
  18. Thanks for the input! The therapist that I...

    Thanks for the input! The therapist that I really LOVE definitely agrees with you on the working up to but not through pain, unless post-surgical. Wish I could get her every time. She is versed in...
  19. I just got water kefir grains yesterday...will...

    I just got water kefir grains yesterday...will have to try this! And yep, kimchi is up next for me...I didn't know it ever called for sugar!
  20. That's next up for me! I like kimchi, my husband...

    That's next up for me! I like kimchi, my husband doesn't...
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    I do use ice when I think of it, thanks for the...

    I do use ice when I think of it, thanks for the reminder!
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    Whoa, that's interesting about the magnesium...

    Whoa, that's interesting about the magnesium problem! I haven't had that one...we're all different, I guess!


    Tart cherries or cherry juice seems to help as well, so I try to do that...

    I may...
  23. Do you just add powdered turmeric to your second...

    Do you just add powdered turmeric to your second ferment? Good stuff!
  24. Oh, that sounds good with apple! I really like...

    Oh, that sounds good with apple! I really like tsukemono, but my current batch is kind of weird...
  25. I haven't tried water kefir yet--just got grains...

    I haven't tried water kefir yet--just got grains today!
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