Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Notes for Wednesday

I hope it will be a quiet week. Dr. Maria and I discussed anti-depressants and agreed that I can take a look at alternative options because my reaction to most of them is not good. I did, however, have to agree to continuing counseling and I will -- for a while. I suspect that when I had my stroke that it threw my body chemistry out of whack and marvel that no one seems to consider that possibility. Oh well -- I'll just keep on keeping on in my quest for answers.

* I keep forgetting to tell y'all that I'm doing another River of Stones project for the month of July. And y'all can see my efforts here and check out what it's all about by clicking on the link in the sidebar there.

* I'm working on finally getting my books organized and entered on my site at The Library Thing (until I get sidetracked) -- again! So far I have 425 books cataloged and prolly have at least that many more to add. If any of y'all are members there feel free to 'friend' me. I love to see what y'all like to read. I finally figured out that just entering the ISBN number saves a LOT of time and typing!

* I am probably jinxing myself by admitting that we have had some truly lovely weather of late. I hope it stays nice for Football's Greatest Weekend next month. Then again, it means that I'm throwing my annual party again. Funny how I only see those people one week out of the year. Oh well. It's one of those things that make you go "hmmmmmmmmm . . ."

* If y'all want know what John Boehner is about in 30 seconds, here's an ad from his last campaign:

If y'all saw this, would you have voted for him? I really wonder about those folks down in SW Ohio. And I predict that he's the next congressional sex scandal (1:13):
What do y'all think?

And stop by The Progress Report to see their latest antics! Sigh. We really have to start paying attention.

Happy Blogging!!!!



  1. Hi, I've been out of contact for a while b/c I've actually been working ... for money! Anyway, the River of Stones link didn't work for me -- said server not found. (Is that just me?)

    Meantime, The Library Thing sounds intriguing. Have you done Good Reads? If so, how does it compare? I don't think I want to catalog my books, which to me seems like too much of a grind, but I like the idea of a book club-type social network.

  2. Thanks for the tip on The Library Thing. I will explore it a bit later.

  3. the library thing looks intersting, will have to check it out.

    father n laws surgery went great, he is doing really good, thanks for your postive thoughts :)

  4. Anonymous1:32 PM

    That's an intriguing idea you have, Kay, about the effects of your stroke on your body/brain chemistry. I'm definitely not qualified to venture an opinion; but, it would be interesting to know what medical people would have to say. Sorry your own medical people don't seem too interested in the idea.

    Hope you get it all sorted out. Glad you're hanging in there!
    Cop Car

  5. Kay -- Looked over the Library site. It looks very interesting and might give it a try. Politicians seem to always be in trouble. -- barbara

  6. I think you could be right about your stroke theory. It's fun when you are your own doctor, isn't it? Good luck in figuring out your medication issues.

    Yeah I agree....John Boehner is a scandal waiting to happen.

  7. How many anti-depressants have you had to stop due to side-effects--and if the news ones have failed, have you tried any of the older tricyclics?

    Sam-e is one alternative treatment for depression--and for osteoarthritis too. I don't have any sources for learning about it because it has been a long time since I researched it, but the NIH ought to get you started. I buy mine at Costco, but I'm sure other drug stores have it too.

  8. I use Good Reads, but I imagine both sites are similar. If it were not for anti-depressants I would not have the quality of life that I have. I know you've had trouble tolerating them, but I know there are some really good new ones available now. I would imagine the stroke did change your chemistry and brain functions, but a really good psychiatrist should be able to find something that works for you. I've had a few friends lately who are tolerating Cymbalta well when they tolerated nothing else. I'm lucky that Zoloft works for me.


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