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    Ok the last couple of months have been horribly stressful with money situations and a bunch of other things to the point where its really affected my health.

    I started off late february with blisters that appeared on my hand. After they started to take over my right palm I started to worry and went to the doc. Come to find out I had shingles (BLECH!) talk about disgusting! Ok so I rush the kid in for her chicken pox shot and start taking the meds to ditch the shingles. Then I break out in hives I suspected I had gotten it from eating crab but after about a week and goin to the doc I found out it was the meds. I had taken them 3 times a day for 2 weeks and was covered in hives. It was horrible! If you even touched me youd think I was sunburned the heat was unbearable! I took a bath and my 4 year old daughter came in speachless until i asked her what was wrong and she asked me in a scared voice,"Mommy, are you turning into a monster?" Poor thing she was scared for me and of me. Finally the shingles went away leaving hardly any skin left on my hand, but I was still stuck with the hives dang they itched!!! Then I caught the flu (Double Blech!!) When that went away I noticed more blisters on my hand and didnt know what to do so I took some of the meds I know Im allergic to cause if you dont catch it in the first 24 hours I found out you get nailed hard with them. they went away pretty fast but I now think i have nerve dammage in my hand. 2 days ago I found some more shingles I could cry!!! I also found out that I had a staph infection and Ive also had heartburn for about a week. Ive Oh and to top it all off I have a cold and my left ear either has fluid in it of its infected. Ill find out on tuesday.

    My doc insists that I do something to reduce the stress in my life but refuses to give me something for it. Im already on prozak and I think my immune system could be shot for having a bad liver I havent had it checked in awhile.

    Ive decided that each day Im gonna make a point to do something for ME and relax. which is why you all may be blessed a bit more with my presence then before. Im going to try and get more into this hobby also. Last year I lost alot of plants due to not making enough time for them.

    Im curious what does everyone else do for relaxation? I mean I cant continually preen and prune my plants I need other outlets. Im a single mom so I dont have alot of money to take a vacation or anything fancy. Any suggestions (which are legal) would be helpful except 1, no suggestions about finding a man with all these skin problems that is NOT an option! unless of course he wants to scratch all the hard to reach places, mid back & between the shoulder blades would be nice.
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    ahh... and thus one of the reasons my passions have flowed more and more towards my reef tank. Watching a fish swim among coral is far more entertaining that watching your plants. Sure, the plants look cool, but are not nearly as active as a pair of of clowns cuddling up to their anemone. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] my two cents... it is a rather expensive hobby however. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img]
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    I'm very sorry about your stress level. I'm the same way at times. I go fishing. I've taken yoga classes and Tai Chi (both are fairly inexpensive). If you don't have time to take a class, buy or rent a CD or tape. Please be careful with those skin reactions from meds. They can be very, very serious.
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    Oh dear,I'm really sorry to hear what you're going through.My friends son has shingles right now also.I'm also on anti-depressants(not prozac).How's the weather over there?Maybe you could go for a picnic?Or do you have a dog you can go for a nice stroll with?I also heard that Yoga was really good.Take a nice hot bath with bubbles,and maybe some candles(if you're into that sort of thing)I love baths [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] Um...Where do you live?Maybe there's some sort of attractions you can go see(zoo,a nice garden...)Buy yourself a new plant.Oh! Origami is fun!Do you like to sew or knit?Baking?Take pictures of nature.Do you like animals?You could volunteer at the SPCA or your local shelter.I always feel better when I help an animal out [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] You could take a painting or pottery class at your local Rec Centre.I'm taking pottery right now,and I just LOVE it!Go buy yourself a new pair of shoes,or a shirt or a bag or jewellry or something.Um...I'm really trying to help you here cause I know what it's like to be stressed!Do you like to work out?Lots of people feel better after a nice work out.Doesn't have to be long,like half an hour maybe,and then you can go soak in the hot tub.Why don't you take your daughter and have a nice portrait taken of you two.WalMart has good prices for that sort of thing,if you have a WalMart that is.Go for a nice bike ride or rollerbladding.Rent a movie you've always wanted to see,and sit down with a bag of popcorn [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] Ok I'm running out of ideas here,lol.And you probably want me to shut up anyways [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] Ok well I hope I helped a little.*Niki*
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    Niki had a ton of really good "little things" suggestions - very feminine. I would add taking walks, getting exercise, being distracted a bit by what is happening outside your home. Cultivate a friendship with a forum member who shares this hobby. I don't know the geography of Washington State, but Bonnie recently moved down there. Pinkerton is from Everett. So maybe you can visit with them?

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    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] thank you those are all really great ideas
    Im actually trying to make a list of things that I can post somewhere in the house so Im sure to remember to take time for myself even if it means staying up later that the norm to do it. Sometimes the only time I get to myself is after the kid is in bed.
    Also my place has become a reck since I havent been feelin the cleaning bug. I just wanna curl up in bed and stay there till I feel better.


    Yay!!! I just heard a squeek my rabbit is starting to have babies in her cage behind me [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] Now all I have to do is wait for the cat to have her kittens [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] better go, thanks !



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    hmmm, babies what a joy! LOL I might also recommend taking a REALLY long hot shower (but not too hot, just comfortable and little steamy). Make sure the majority of the pressure hits the upper back area just above the shoulder blades. That ALWAYS does the trick for me it seems.
    Most everything else I came up with was listed though.
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    I know a nice relazation method, just slop in front of the TV on a comfy sofa and turn into a couch potato. It always works for me lol
    When I was very stressed and depressed last year I sometimes listened to classical music to make me relax and de-stress, it actually worked

    Also, there are quite a few CPers in your state(Washington State), such as Homer.Also, Bonnie has recently moved to Port Townsend, in Washington State. Maybe you could arrange to meet up and cuotivate a relationship with them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    Or perhaps you could spend some time with your daughter, like going to the cinema. The good thing is you will relax and she will have fun at the same time. Or you could always rent a video or DVD.Alternatively, you could go on a mother and daughter shopping trip together. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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