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Author Topic: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down  (Read 774 times)

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Offline coalsmok

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How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« on: May 04, 2017, 01:18:55 pm »
 Currently down and on heavy antibiotics and a clear liquid diet thanks to a case of diverticulitis, so I don't have a lot of energy to do things. I'm on day 2 of seven and am going out of my head with boredom and I would almost kill for a ham biscuit.   
  Used to being up and going from can to can't or until the job is done. My brain can only handle so many movies and internet time a day.

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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 02:36:03 pm »
   Staying sane would mean you first have to be sane so that lets me out. I knew a guy once who was sane but I found he was boring and just no fun to be around.

   Hang in there. If you're on forced rest go ahead and read up on all the FF threads starting at the finish with Mr. Tom and others.

   Get well soon. Hope everything goes well with you.
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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 03:39:00 pm »
Whittle something with wood and a blade.  Makes you feel a little more in the woods...
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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 04:06:29 pm »
fish  :)
edit: I'm also along the same lines as WV, I guess you have to be sane first  ;).

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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 04:07:34 pm »
Crazy people don't know they are crazy. So your fine . Read about Quality of Life . Don't say it can't get worse because it Will.
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 05:02:23 pm »
Have you tried to find some interesting e books? Most local libraries are online and a good book can make time disappear. :)
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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 05:07:09 pm »
I get the heck out of the house and go visit people!

Takes my mind off of whatever is getting me down!
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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 06:06:27 pm »
i know some what how you feel my wife has/gets it and she is a miserable         till she starts getting better hang in there it does get better don't know if you can drive but thats what she does to help ease the pain of boredom she will also crochet maybe try that :D sorry had to put that in there   the hard part is not being able to eat the things you want

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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 07:51:16 pm »
Well my sanity has never been established. Lots of people look at the way I go and work and call me crazy, especially with keeping my two boys with me when it's safe to do so.  But I can not stand to just sit anymore 15yrs or so of 200-300miles a day on a pickup along with working 40+ at work, then farming and whatever else. It's okay if I decide to sit not to be forced to.

It will be better in the morning. Wife called my family doctor and asked them about me being on a clear food diet that long. Apparently they thought that 7 days was a bit excessive, told her I could eat low fiber foods in moderation until they see me on Monday. I didn't have the energy to walk out to the front yard and feed my chickens without resting. Got a couple small plain burritos for supper and feel lots better now.

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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 10:39:30 pm »
   Reminds me of the guy who tried to avoid legal prosecution using an insanity plea which did not work. He was convicted and court told him they found he was sane. After that he would show his court certificate to his friends and co-workers and say "You think you are sane but I have proof I am."

    Hang in there.
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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2017, 08:15:27 am »
   Reminds me of the guy who tried to avoid legal prosecution using an insanity plea which did not work. He was convicted and court told him they found he was sane. After that he would show his court certificate to his friends and co-workers and say "You think you are sane but I have proof I am."

    Hang in there.
:D :D :D i use my cat scan as proof i have a brain ;D that has been questioned for many years both by family and the small community i live in :D ::)
 
hang in there coalsmok you will be back at it in  day or 2 :)
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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2017, 07:24:21 pm »
Hope you recover soon
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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2017, 08:20:13 pm »
I have the same thing. I've only had 1 attack and it was bad. In the hospital for 3 days.
I was put on rest for a week and only ate soft foods with no seeds.
I sill went out and road the atv and sat in the deer stand and hunted.....it was deer season.
I'm thinking......

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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2017, 08:30:11 pm »
Well my wife and the doc decided I needed to go back to work and get off from under her feet 8) 8)

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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2017, 06:07:00 am »
Too busy to be down.  ;D
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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2017, 07:19:47 am »
glad your feeling better :)
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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2017, 07:39:22 am »
Well did you pass the Sanity Test ?  Or did the Doctor say this guy is Nuts just let him GO . .
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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2017, 08:37:51 am »
   Reminds me of the tale Dad used to tell about the old man charged with a crime and his hotshot lawyer told him every time the prosecutor or judge asked him something to just say "Baad". He did that and after several attempts the judge said "This guy is an idiot and can't be held responsible, get him out of here. Case dismissed." The man and the lawyer left and the the lawyer gave the guy his bill and the old man looked at it and said "Baad".
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Re: How/what do you do to stay sane when your down
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2017, 12:35:00 am »
I'd never go to a burrito as my first food off a clear liquid diet! But just me. I've had gut issues all my life, found out 8 years ago to go to a gluten free diet and it's helped a lot. Doesn't do anything for my diverticula though.

First question, what antibiotic do they have you on? Years ago, I called my family doctor after not feeling well after finishing the pills the gastro doc gave me. A month latter, I could barely lift my right arm. I thought I did something to blow up my shoulder. It finally got better. Many months passed and I got another infection. Family doctor prescribes the same thing, Avelox. Before taking the first pill this time, for some reason I read all the warnings. I then read about it on-line. Turned out to be a black box drug. First implemented in 1979, black box warnings highlight serious and sometimes life-threatening adverse drug reactions within the labeling of prescription drug products. That drug carries the warning that especially in people over 60, it may cause spontaneous tendon ruptures! I called the doctor to tell them how mad I was, then never went back to him. I couldn't believe he would not give me a personal warning when giving me anything like that. You can read on-line how that line of drugs has ruined people's lives!

My homemade remedy, now that I know how it feels when the infections starts, is to drink gallons of water and LOTS of Metamucil when the discomfort or slight fever starts. I literally mean gallons. My Mom had to have a section of colon removed, so follow all the doctor's orders. A few days off food is a lot easier than having a section of colon removed!!!!