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My county has recycling stations conveniently located. They used to require separating plastics by type but they now all go in together. I'm amazed at how many people will drive to recycle unused meds, especially opioids. I hardly ever have any but when I do I just put them in my burnable trash. I don't trash meds until they are several years past expiry. I still have some coumadin that's maybe three years past expiry but rat poison don't really expire and may be good for COVID use.
This City has one recycling station where they accept #1 and #2 plastic, cardboard, tin and aluminum, glass and old Oil / Gas. I don't use RX drugs, but I have no idea where to recycle old supplements. I have a small 13 gallon bag full of them for when I get that answer.

Good thing you have old Rat Poison you haven't used. Is it because you figured out that Ginger and Cayenne are also blood thinners and make food taste good while not poisoning you?
 

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Shan... If you sit completely still, is there sharp pain?

If you notice sharp pain upon moving, it might be an Intercostal Rib Muscle tear. I have? that, but it has been years since it has acted up, so maybe it's healed.

Besides that though, have you tried Chiropractic?

One thing I will always recommend is Acupuncture, but try to find a tech that is a graduate of Bastyr University, which is the Gold Standard of Holistic modality institutions. I have had Acupuncture from techs that graduated from Bastyr and techs that didn't, and it's like night and day.

Have you heard of Gravity Defyer shoes? They supposedly help with all kinds of skeletal pain. I have a pair, but am saving them until my disc slips out again to test if they make a difference / will wait until Summer to wear them daily for the same experiment on my knees. It might be worth a shot if you can get them. Ordering for me took a few months.

 

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Dental work went ok. Someone almost ran into the back of me at a red light on the way in. I was behind a big truck and slowed gradually as we got to the light. Person behind me wasn't paying attention & slammed on their brakes. I also got stuck waiting on a funeral procession. I wonder who died.
Cats just had a fight directly over my foot. Gravy Jones is in a fighting mood today. He beat the crap out of poor Namir earlier and now he's picking fights with his sister, Aminatu. Looks like he's about to get into it with Biscuits-- who got upset when Gravy was fighting Aminatu.

So, I got distracted. Dentist had trouble getting to the very back upper tooth. Side of my mouth got scraped up & I have prescription mouthwash and toothpaste to pick up tomorrow. I'm supposed to eat soft foods for awhile.

Rupert keeps trying to climb on me but keeps putting his claws in sensitive spots.

I'm tired so I will probably take a nap soon.
 

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Never thought I could possibly get so bored that I would start making Chocolate. This is just Cacao Butter, Cacao Powder and Coconut Sugar. I'm going to add Peanut Butter Powder to the experiment and figure out a good recipe for the Kids and add Liquor for the Adults.

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Hmmmm Chiropractic. That turned on a light on for me. I moved to the recliner, reclined on my SpineWorx board, heard several cracks and feel better.
 

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So that thing actually works?
It helps me, you should hear the pops and cracks. I am using it mostly for posture correction now but used to use it when my lower back hurt or was extremely tired. It should be fairly easy to make one out of wood if getting the curvature right.
 

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It helps me, you should hear the pops and cracks. I am using it mostly for posture correction now but used to use it when my lower back hurt or was extremely tired. It should be fairly easy to make one out of wood if getting the curvature right.
I might try one, but the cost of materials would be more than buying one. Thanks.
 

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I might try one, but the cost of materials would be more than buying one. Thanks.
You're right, unless one had scrap wood as I do. I was going to make one for my son but he didn't seem interested.
 

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You're right, unless one had scrap wood as I do. I was going to make one for my son but he didn't seem interested.
Well, I would want one designed correctly for the spine, not something I threw together.

I ordered it, will give my opinion after a few weeks using it.
 
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My plan was to make a pattern by tracing the curvature. Then transfer to 1" stock and cover the edges with foam pipe insulation. I still may make him one. It looks like Spine-Works may have improved the cushion strips.
 

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Spicoli, the chocolates look good! How do they taste?

I still need to clean my kitchen but I'm exhausted today. I'm hoping to get enough energy to do something productive. I know I need to go to the pharmacy today.

Are spineworks things custom made for people or are they one-size-fits all? I have lumbar lordosis and scoliosis. Exaggerated curve forward in my lumbar which also causes my upper back to turn back forward in compensation (sort of like a hunchback) and my spine curves to the left so my left shoulder is lower than my right. I saw a chiropractor for a few years back in Guam when it was covered by insurance. But, that was over 20 years ago now.
 

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Spicoli, the chocolates look good! How do they taste?

I still need to clean my kitchen but I'm exhausted today. I'm hoping to get enough energy to do something productive. I know I need to go to the pharmacy today.

Are spineworks things custom made for people or are they one-size-fits all? I have lumbar lordosis and scoliosis. Exaggerated curve forward in my lumbar which also causes my upper back to turn back forward in compensation (sort of like a hunchback) and my spine curves to the left so my left shoulder is lower than my right. I saw a chiropractor for a few years back in Guam when it was covered by insurance. But, that was over 20 years ago now.
Thanks. It's as simple as pumping gas with the mold... I used 100 grams each of Cacao Butter and Cacao Powder and about 50 grams of Coconut Sugar, so they are Mega Dark with a slight sweetness. I'm going to experiment with all kinds of different ideas, but will need more molds. It might get ridiculous because I go all out whenever I have a new "hobby".

One size for the Spineworx... I had Scoliosis as a kid, no idea if I still do. I have Degenerative disks like most people over 40, and a bunch of other fun stuff. If this thing helps me sweep the floor AND do dishes the same day, I will literally be excited.
 

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I made reverse seared burgers for dinner. I was gifted some 7 oz gourmet burger patties with squiggles of cheddar cheese in them. I placed 2 patties on a cast iron fajita plate in a 250° oven for 30 minutes then seared in the same plate on an induction burner (on the deck).
 

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I have a massage (30 min) set for friday.
No sharp pain, it's a muscle spasm on steroids and just general hypersensitivity. I went to my PCP yesterday. She felt like it is really related to fibromyalgia (I am so freaking tired of that word lol). She gave me steroids dose back to get me through the next 5 days (I work 4 out of 5) and then I am on vacation. She asked me to call my rheumatologist and see if he would up one of my meds to see if that helps....
I tried to be stoic when she told me that. Its not what I want to hear, however.... i guess at some point, I need to get serious about this dumb diagnosis and research it more. I am trying to read a book called. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind and Body in the Healing of Trauma.
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma: van der Kolk M.D., Bessel: 9780143127741: Amazon.com: Books
I am only like 35 pages in, but it is interesting.
And then I have digitally borrowed a book about fibro, but I dont remember the title. However, I do feel better today after taking the steroids.... of course.
I bout a cheap table saw from harbor freight while it was on sale over the weekend. It only has a 9" rip, but for most things I would use it for that is plenty.
I absolutely refuse to let this take the few things that keep me sane outside of family and dogs.

I am putting my craftsman 10 cubit foot cart together so that I can clean up the front of my Sanford and sons house lol. And hopefully use it to fill in some low spots if i ever have dirt delivered. The spring in the picture just about did me in.... until I figured out I was doing it wrong lol
I made vegetable soup for dinner.
I now have to figure out how I will get my moms wheelchair in and out of the car 3 days a week for the next 4 to 6 weeks. I am not going to tell her no, i am shocked that she agreed to go. But man, is it going to be hard to do.
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I was working at an odd angle sanding and applying wood hardener to the lower part of my entry doors. I didn't have pain but a strained tiredness in the lumbar region. A few pops and cracks and a couple of minutes of stretch on the Spine-Works and I was good to go. I hope @Spicoli43 gets good results with his.
 

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Shan, I hope the medicine adjustments and massage will help. I completely forgot about the coconut oil when I went to the store. No more tooth pain though. I was told to swish warm salt water around in my mouth.

Friend asked me to come haul lumber and cabinets today. They were trying to remember the name of a type of board and couldn't but I remembered since it's a kind I bought before. So they got some 1/4" luan (sp?) and put a 2nd layer of flooring over the rough plywood. They were cutting it with a box-cutter and I had to give them some tips on using a 2x4 to give them a point to bend the scored part against to get it to break. They didn't listen to me at first and messed up one of the boards. I also had a metal putty spreader that I suggested they could use sort of like a chisel. That actually worked. They didn't listen to me about staggering boards but hopefully that won't be a problem.

I'd asked my brother to make sure to cook for Mom while I was out. I got back after 8pm and discovered he had gone to sleep without cooking for her after she'd asked him to cook & she couldn't get him to wake up. So she was ticked at him. So I had to cook when I got back and am now resting.
 

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Shan, I think I probably sent you this link? Maybe not..


I think you really could use some Mary Jew Wana, Umkay?

I fight through my back pain, but I'm headed toward the days where I will just lay around stoned out of my mind unless I find something that works... I HATE that feeling of laziness. It was cool as a kid, but the thought irritates me now.

I can't thank you enough for the endorsement and recommendation, Eddie... That spine board is cheap and the shipping is only $10. I can't wait to try it.

I avoid Harbor Freight power tools because they don't have a warranty. That doesn't make any sense to my brain. Their 10" standard Miter Saw for basic jobs is $139.99 with a "90 day guarantee", while the Metabo at Lowe's is $149 (or $134.10 with Military discount) and comes with a 5 year warranty! I still have that Metabo (Hitachi) and the warranty is still in effect, and it has never let me down, cuts like butter.

That's a dump cart, right? I love my Gorilla, have had it for 7 years now and it needs a bolt that was lost somewhere and I filled up one tire so far. Other than that, it has hauled Thousands of pounds of rocks, gravel and dirt around my yard. I don't think the thing will ever quit. You're going to love the convenience.
 

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I will have to look up the spineworx board. How exactly does it work? Do you use it in a chair or while lying down?

I forgot to mention my friend's mom caught a "mud puppy" that was as big around as my arm. Very cool critter. I just hope she didn't forget about it and that she remembered to set it free in a damp area.
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I also saw a rail thin mama dog and her puppies (who were also extremely thin). Poor things look starved. I keep meaty bone dog treats in my car so I made mama dog & puppies very happy by giving them some. Mama dog kept coming back for more. I wish I could have brought them all home. They would be fat in no time.

Speaking of fat, I'm under a pile of 5 fat cats now.
 

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On youtube they show using Spine-Worxs on a yoga mat. I am using mine on a power recliner for convenience and ease of rising. I am going to try my zero gravity chair. I think an inversion table might work also.
 
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