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    I took a dark chocolate bar with my to the hospital and foolishly left it in the car. Of course it melted. What's a girl to do? Spoon it over a banana, of course!

    I can live without grains, but probably not bananas.
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    Glad to know it's not kidney stones. I hope you find out what was bothering you. A muscle strain would be nice, in that it can get better without more intervention, and doesn't signal any long-term problems.

    I'm going to have to read your journal less often if you keep talking about bananas and chocolate!
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    Sooo glad you seem to be OK ... I am loving this blog.

    Went to my daughter's 2nd year art show and then out on the town with her, husband and my brother. Apart from vats of red wine (???) I ate steak, salad and well ..... ok chips (US fries) but in a French Cafe/Bar so v v good. I'm finding that even when I have to go 'off piste' there are degrees of choice one can make. I have had minimal grains since February ... just the odd piece of home-made cake. Husband had some toast (1 slice) with his 'full English' this am (breakfast: mushroom, tomato, bacon, sausage and egg) but I had an omelette .... feeling good!! Came home and had a mackerel salad and tonight had 2 beef burgers (patties??) and salad for supper. Really once you get your head around this primal lifestyle it can be done even when you're eating out.

    I have several melted bars of chocolate in my car ' for emergencies'!!!!! Maybe I will re-melt them over bananas ... sounds yummy!

    Hope you have a good night and all is finally well xxxx

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    Thanks all, it is really heartwarming to think there are people out there thinking good things about me! I am feeling pretty low. The back is marginally better but my stomach feels like someone has taken a machete to it - the ibuprofen is not stomach-friendly, certainly not in these doses. I'd rather have a sore back than stomach pain with nausea. Spending my time curled in a fetal position. That seems to be best for my back, honestly. And I SWEAR, I am not a big baby. I am usually pretty brave and not so bad with pain and discomfort. I wish I could just go to sleep and not wake up until this is over! I even asked my ex-husband, who is still a very dear friend, to come here and help me, but he is far away visiting his family. My two very best friends here in town are 1) away in Cincinnati and 2) having a house full of family for Mother's Day, so I am on my own and really feeling like I can't cope very well. The cats would help but they just don't have thumbs and even though they can jump really high, they can't reach anything. They do sit next to me on the bed with very solemn expressions on their cat faces. I went out to get something from my car (quite a project) and the landlord's 100 lb lab jumped on me - wanted to scream for real! I love dogs but that dog is out of control - normally an annoyance but today more than that. Okay, I will stop complaining now and just chill for awhile and dream of bananas.
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    Robaxocet? (sp?) That's what I use when my back is spasming, fortunately not a frequent event. When it does, it usually brings on nausea too, and the two together are horrendous.

    Soaking in a hot bath?
    5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
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    Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again

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    Hope u are doing better.. Happy Mother's Day from your cats since they can't type :-)

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    Oh, thank you! (Sniffle) My late husband used to get Mother's Day cards for me and sign the cats names. I still have them. (Sniffle)

    I'm afraid to get in the bathtub, I don't know if I can get out again. Using alternating hot and cold, and Bengay. I smell like my grandpa.
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    I'm sorry you're still in pain and lost a day finding out it wasn't kidney stones, but i'm so glad you weren't admitted and are now home with your kitties. IT's terrible to be in such pain that you feel rather helpless... and with your friends all out of town!

    I hope you can manage to relax with your book & kitties... thinking of you!!!

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    I'm glad it is not kidney stones, but too bad there is no definitive answer, as in: This IS a muscle strain, and you WILL feel better in 23 hours.
    Do you really need to make up the bed? How about you just throw a sheet on top of it and a quilt on top of you? There are no points for hospital corners.
    Mt mother pissed me off royally this year by sending my a birthday card with an inappropriate (hurtful) message inside, so I went to the store, and bought myself the card she should have sent, and wrote a beautiful message inside, signed, 'from the mother you deserve'. It was done in an urge of self-defense, but I was amazed at how good opening it a few days later at my birthday dinner made me feel. Why not make/get yourself a card from whomever (cats or otherwise) you would like to get one from? It might be just the thing to make you feel better.
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    So sorry you have the pain still - it feels awful when you are down and needing your friends and they are unavailable! I wish I could be there for you! Nothing worse than feeling bad and then having drug side effects to deal with too - yuk! I really hope this is a strained muscle and that it will settle down quickly now! If it is a strained muscle it is better to just stick with ice packs, heat is better on an 'old' strain. Ice for 20 minutes (no more! or it will increase the inflammation)and then off for 40 minutes. You need to decrease the inflammation right now and the heat at this point will be counter productive. I really hope this is just a muscle thing that will clear up nicely! Sending hugs {{{}}} through the internet! Let us know how you go ok?
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