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What's on your mind?

Discussion in 'Your Front Porch' started by Bittersweetvenom, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Glenn

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    .. I wouldn't mind if they wrapped my head up like a damn mummy for that MRI as long as my whole body didn't have to lay in that tube for an hour..i get claustrophobic just thinking about it.
     
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  2. Pupper

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    Glenn, everyone is claustrophobic, it's part of our nature. I also get a muscle knot (also known as a hot spot or trigger point) in my upper back when I lay on my back too long. I got one in the tube and it was agony. As for the claustro, what I do is never open my eyes. Before I even enter, I close my eyes, and don't open them till I'm out. This gives you the feeling of simply being in unlimited dark space.

    Plus, you know, you just have to relax the mind.
     
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  3. AnneT

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    Hi Glenn,
    Here are a couple things that helped me through MRI's, dental procedures and those nasty vestibular tests.

    A meditation called the body scan is very relaxing. I'm sure you can find how to do it online (www.fragrantheart.com is a free meditation website). I learned it from a book "Full Catastrophe Living" by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

    Another trick was taught me by the technician who was doing my vestib test - going alphabetically, name female names A-Z. Then male names. A great distraction.

    Also, if you've never had an MRI before, be prepared that the noises are strange and seem to change randomly! It's all ok. I try to imagine healing magnetic forces doing great things for my crazy body.

    Hope that helps! Let us know how it goes.
     
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  4. Seasons in the sun
     
  5. AnneT

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    On my mind... shall I brave the wind and snow for a walk, or go to my meditation meeting, or stay in my pajamas and putter... tough Sunday decisions :)
     
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  6. Pupper

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    Never heard "putter" used that way. Funny. What's a meditation meeting?
     
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  7. AnneT

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    A 12 step meeting with focus on step 11 (prayer and meditation). We chat and share, talk about spiritual stuff while dropping F-bombs (I feel so st home haha!)and then do 20 minutes silent meditation.
     
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    If there are 12 step meetings where you go through all your steps in one or two meetings, I'd do it. But I don't have the patience for drawing it out for months and months or years. Wonder if there's like a 12 Step Speed Course.
     
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  9. AnneT

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    The early founding fathers zipped through those steps pretty fast. But then it’s something that you keep revisiting and it gets deeper. If you can find a copy of The big book aka Alcoholics Anonymous the first 164 pages lays it out. Even if you don’t have addiction issues, there’s incredible wisdom in there for dealing with life and people. So the powerlessness in step 1 - can be people, places and things that we have no control over.
     
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  10. Getting QCI’s done
     
  11. Thinking about going to the shooting range tomorrow
     
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  12. AnneT

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    Ooooh I wish I had a shooting range nearby. Did you go? Did you have fun?
     
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  13. I did and I did
     
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  14. Wishing I could turn back time



    Missing my loved ones
     
  15. Nathan

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    It's strange to discover that I have been, by default, visually represented by a gender pictogram.

    From a certain, dare I say vantage point, said pictogram could be considered a visual euphemism for the dreaded dick pic.

    Yet here I am, prescribed & represented, by default, a dick pic, via technological advancements that exposed our objection to as much in the very first place.

    Irony.

    Wonderful.
     
  16. Mike B

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    Nathan, with the alternative being a "no dick pic", I'd stick
    with what I've got.

    Never changed the avatar after joining, so apparently I'm not sure
    what I am..:D
     
  17. Pupper

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    When I'm making excuses for not going to the gym or hiking or doing ANYTHING hard that'll be good for brain-fog, lethargy and depression, I throw this song on and it motivates. "Watch Me Jumpstart", from Guided By Voices. It's a hard-driving little number. Sounds like early Beatles with its revved-up chorus. Like the grinding, primitive guitar riffing. (I've prolly posted this song before, sorry can't recall).

    Watch me jumpstart as the old skin is peeled
    See an opening and bust into the field
    Hidden longings no longer concealed
    Watch me bulldoze every bulldozer away (so stupid! hah!)
    Each new obstacle from each old new day
    Where it's going it's hard for me to say

     
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  18. My little patches has cancer. I think no surgery and we will ride it out.
     
  19. AnneT

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    :( sorry for your Patches
     
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  20. Pupper

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    Rough you have to go through that Bitter. Poor Patches.
     
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