Or maybe you could just be Buffy, he'll see your amazing heart, and he'll fall in love with you.

Xander ,'Get It Done'


Spike's Bitches 49: As usual, I'm here to help you, and I... are you naked under there?

Spike-centric discussion. Lusty, lewd (only occasionally crude), risqué (and frisqué), bawdy (Oh, lawdy!), flirty ('cuz we're purty), raunchy talk inside. Caveat lector.


amyparker - May 19, 2021 10:20:24 am PDT #7635 of 7664
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

Laura, that sounds scary and I am glad you are having matters looked at. May whatever work you undertake to make you feel better in your body be rewarded.

Did someone mention Reformer Pilates? {does the excited meerkat dance} It is my favorite thing. It is not everyone's thing - my yoga teacher who danced professionally for years haaaaaaaates it - and you absolutely do want at least one private session before you start dropping money on classes. But one of the requirements for our next place is enough space for me to have a Stott machine at home, that is how much fun I have on them.


DavidS - May 19, 2021 10:21:48 am PDT #7636 of 7664
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Did someone mention Reformer Pilates? {does the excited meerkat dance} It is my favorite thing.

Good advice on the private lesson first. I have several options within walking distance. Just been waiting to feel safe to go into an indoor exercise space.


amyparker - May 19, 2021 10:40:23 am PDT #7637 of 7664
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

I have several options within walking distance.

Yay!

Just been waiting to feel safe to go into an indoor exercise space.

That is a good decision.


flea - May 19, 2021 2:02:13 pm PDT #7638 of 7664
information libertarian

In my observance of various elder family members, I feel like if you’re reasonably active and moderately lucky, most people are good until about 80. After that it’s a crapshoot. My mother is 71 and capable of anything I am, and she dragged her husband (now 89) along until a couple of years ago, although I doubt he enjoyed it much, and he napped a lot. My father is 75 and hates exercise but is big into gardening and home renovation and he’d manage to walk across Scotland except he hates exercise.


lisah - May 19, 2021 3:06:14 pm PDT #7639 of 7664
Punishingly Intricate

The moderately lucky part is where the universe will get ya. My father was always active and reasonably healthy but Parkinson's is a motherfucker.


flea - May 19, 2021 3:46:42 pm PDT #7640 of 7664
information libertarian

Yes, my grandfather died of Parkinson’s. I’m sorry your father is facing it.


Cass - May 19, 2021 5:23:22 pm PDT #7641 of 7664
Bob's learned to live with tragedy, but he knows that this tragedy is one that won't ever leave him or get better.

The most concerning thing is my brain.

Really glad you are getting it looked at as your spicy brain is a favorite of mine.

Also calling my Dr. to get them continuing to harass my insurance to cover a CT scan.


Laura - May 20, 2021 11:42:49 am PDT #7642 of 7664
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Well, my MRI showed no big issues. No sign of stroke or anything like that. Some apparently super minor stuff that can be blamed on blood pressure or diabetes. Neither of which are a current issue for me, but I do have a tendency toward them if I am not diligent.

My BP has sucked the last couple doc visits, but I have been blaming that on my anxiety over all of it. The Neuro doc had kind of sensible advice that I might take. She said at my age and weight it is going to take me a couple years to lose the amount of weight it would take to get my cholesterol and BP under control, so just take the damn meds. Then when the weight is down I can stop the damn meds. I'll see what my blood look like later today and make some decisions.


sj - May 21, 2021 7:01:37 am PDT #7643 of 7664
"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea."

My favorite Wacoal bra broke yesterday. The wire came out so far it nearly stabbed me in the throat. It seemed like something that should be posted about in Bitches.

ION, my inlaw's were supposed to take ltc for her first sleepover ever this weekend, but TCG's stepmother is sick so they cancelled. ltc is at school right now and doesn't know yet, but she's going to have a major meltdown. I spent two weeks convincing her it was okay to go, and she was finally excited about it. We're taking her out to a restaurant tonight to soften the blow that has burgers and milkshakes for her and cocktails for me.


DavidS - May 21, 2021 7:53:40 am PDT #7644 of 7664
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

I spent two weeks convincing her it was okay to go, and she was finally excited about it. We're taking her out to a restaurant tonight to soften the blow that has burgers and milkshakes for her and cocktails for me.

It's important to have a strategy! Milkshakes (and cocktails) to the rescue.