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gindi commented on the post, Winter Is Coming 1 day, 10 hours ago

I have one of those adjustable tempurpedic matresses. It is great to control hip pain, elevate my legs but less so for my back when I have the occasional spine flare. So I need something more rigid under my spine. Best thing I found was to use a thin soft (is it the right word? I am French speaking…) cover book. Rigid enough to keep the spine…

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CathyD posted a new activity comment 2 days, 10 hours ago

It’s definitely more impressive than making soup!! I am glad it made you laugh 🙂 so silly! I am heading off to sleep now (my brain obviously went a few hours ago 😉). Hope you have a wonderful day with your granddaughter tomorrow, @grammi28!

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grammi28 posted a new activity comment 2 days, 10 hours ago

I just laughed about it too. I think it’s cool that I can make soap too. I just learned last christmas. It makes wonderful gifts. My 13 year old granddaughter is coming over tommorrow and we will make a couple more small batches.

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CathyD posted a new activity comment 2 days, 13 hours ago

Oh wow, it must have felt great (and maybe a bit strange?) to be driving again, @grammi28! I hope your knee isn’t feeling too bad today. That does sound like a lovely day – I bet the Christmas parade was sweet. I wish you weren’t suffering because of the busy day though 🙁 Definitely take it easy today. Have some of that lovely soup you made! I…

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grammi28 posted a new activity comment 2 days, 15 hours ago

Thank you Cathy. I did get some fun stuff done. I drove for the first time since my knee replacement 6 weeks ago, did some christmas shopping, which involved walking around Walmart, made a batch of home made soap, and went to the little christmas parade my grandkids were in. So I’m laying low today to get my body to forgive me.

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CathyD posted a new activity comment 2 days, 16 hours ago

Oh no, @grammi28 🙁 It’s so unfair that we have to “pay” for doing things. Did you get up to anything nice yesterday? I hope you were able to get some sleep last night. Hang in there! -Catherine, Community Moderator

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Neva1975 posted an update 2 days, 18 hours ago

New to this site. Feeling sluggish and painful. Been diagnosed since 2013 with PsA and Ankylosing Spondylitis. Already fused lumbar region and all other major joints are effected and some have had surgery.

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CathyD commented a story 2 days, 20 hours ago

Ugh, yes it really does affect absolutely everything. You’re definitely not alone in getting grumpy and irritable because of the pain! And then there’s processing how much life changes when you get PsA… As you say, I think anyone would react in that way. But I know it’s not nice to feel like that. We’re always here if you need to vent!

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