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Olwyn Mary wrote:
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I relate to the "could hardly hold some things..." bit, and it
gets more and more difficult to open jars etc., too.  I take two
tablets of Glucosamine 1500MG/Chondroitin Sulfate 1200mg every
day and have been for a few years.  The benefit was great when I
first started taking it, I think eventually the effect gets less
and less.  I still take it, though, every day.  Can't hurt,
right?  I just know one of these days researchers will find a
really effective treatment.  In the mean time, I just keep
plugging away.

Beverly

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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What about heat?  I've found that even holding my hands under hot water
for a while seems to help.  I've tried dripping candlewax, too, but that
only does for a small joint.  I've seen parafin baths, though, and
thought that would feel lovely.

For jars, I couldn't do without my thin rubber pieces.  They usually are
give aways, with advertising of some kind on them, but I swear by them.
  The ones in the stores are too thick and stiff.  I always have several
handy, one for the lid, one to hold the jar.

--
Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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I have received such mixed advice about heat vs. cold.  The
finger joint was so inflamed looking, red, swollen, tender to the
touch, that I decided to ice it.  It almost appeared to be like a
"jammed digit" injury, but I know I didn't jam it.

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I have a great little gadget I've had since we moved into this
house (anybody else remember "Welcome Wagon"?)   ;-)  It's hard
to describe, but it has two parts, which you move until they are
the size of the lid, then clamp down and twist.  Works every
time.  Trouble is I need to also have a good grip on the jar with
the other hand, and sometimes *that* hand is also giving me fits.
Of course the old rap-the-edge-of-the-lid-on-the-counter works in
a pinch.  Or running hot water over the lid.

I don't know, maybe I better get married again......

Naaaahhhh

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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This is why I use two of the thin rubber squares or circles.  I can even
sit the jar on top of one sometimes, and it has enough resistance to
hold the jar while I open the top with the other.  Though, usually I
wrap one around the jar or bottle and hold that with one hand, then use
a second one on the lid.  It nearly always works.  I've had very few
that wouldn't, then I try hot water on the lid, a handy husband or
handyman (always pointing out that I loosened the top), or even use a
"church key" to pop the edge of the lid.  I had to do that once when
even my handyman couldn't get a jar opened.  I used the key while he was
going to his truck for a wrench.  ;-)
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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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My handy-dandy little gadget has a thin protruding piece on the
end of one of the parts (similar in size to a regular screwdriver
blade) which works perfectly to pop the seal on many jars.  And,
like you, if I *have* to hand the job over to someone else, I
always inform them that I loosened it for them first. ;-)

Funny, we seem to keep the same hours.  I'm off for my half hour
of bedtime reading, g'night.

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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I am a night owl, as was my grandmother, who was a dressmaker in her
later years.  We used to burn away the midnight hours together, which is
a precious memory.

Night owl is not bad - and I would go on record that I can tolerate
sunshine, and see my reflection in a mirror......
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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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One thing I love about being retired is keeping *my own*
schedule.  I go to bed when *I* want, and sleep until I awake.

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And you don't run screaming from garlic, right?  ;-)

Beverly




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BEI Design wrote:
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Looooooooooove garlic!!!!

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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Me tooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

When my twin sister, aunt, brother, and I celebrate our joint
birthday, I always suggest Olive Garden, but for my brother it's
a non-starter.  He can't abide the smell of the stuff, and just
walking into the restaurant is enough to take his appetite away.
We usually end up going to Red Lobster, especially as they have
their "unlimited shrimp" promo going on every year in mid-May.

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Unlimited shrimp?  That would be a tough decision -- garlic or shrimp,
shrimp or garlic.... but there's a local restaurant here that serves
camarones al mojo de ajo,  the best of both worlds on one plate.

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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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Yum!

DB always asked the server at RL to ask the chef if his sautéed
shrimp can be prepared *without* garlic.  (???!?)  Servers always
raise their eyebrows.  But so far he has always been accommodated
so he's happy.  I had lobster last year, with garlic butter.....

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Let's have lunch next time you're in Reno.  ;-)

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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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I've never been to Reno, what's your favorite dining place?

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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Now you got me.  I go out to eat so seldom!  I did have lunch with a
friend up from Sandy Eggo last week - we went to the Stone House, which
is a little restaurant in an old house.  Lunch was excellent, and not
nearly as pricy as their dinners.

With my vegan son, I had dinner at Thai Chile, a very pleasant Thai
restaurant with adequate choices on the menu.  Fortunately, they don't
make everything hot.

There is a fabulous Italian restaurant in the ElDorado, La Strada.  John
Ascuaga's Nugget has several good restaurants, I like the Oyster Bar,
especially.

Pirate's Pizza is one of my favorites - it's a Greek-Italian restaurant.
  They have a chicken & artichoke pizza that I love, but I've never had
anything there that wasn't good.

There are a lot of other places in town that are very good, I just
haven't gotten to eat there.
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Two suggestions, Beverly: Biofreeze gel for the hands when they hurt
(Colleen McDonough* got me going on this when I fell at Puyallup and
my knee started swelling -- also works on my arthritis) (Colleen is
ErgoSew.)

Lids Off Jar Opener (bought one for my mother when she broke her wrist):
e.g.: http://www.dynamic-living.com/lids-off-jar-opener.htm

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Looks very interesting.  And it comes in travel packs, so would
be good for my upcoming east coast trip, too.  Thanks!

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Also very useful looking.  In appreciate the links, Kay, thanks.

Beverly, whose finger is less swollen today, so maybe I'll get
the last pleat sewn.



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Adding on to a previous suggestion -- I gave these to most of my
family as stocking stuffers one year at Christmas. They have all said
belated thanks after trying them out. And, they're inexpensive.
Ev

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Re: Pout!
I found a brand new one, unopened paraffin bath for hands at the thrift
for $15 so I grabbed it. I've used it several times since and it is just
wonderful.  Plus it makes hands so soft.  Takes about an hour to heat
the wax to the right temp. =20

I think part of my problem right now is my thyroid levels are way off
again. Got my recent labs back yesterday and the doctor is increasing my
thyroid med dose. And one (of many) symptoms of too high TSH is joint
pain. On top of the arthritis...it is a double whammy.   Takes a few
weeks or so to notice a difference, when changing dosage, so we shall
see.

-Irene



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IMS wrote:
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Wow!  Color me green with envy!  Good score!
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Joanne
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Olwyn Mary,  I take Glucosomine and Chrondroitin and it helps a LOT with
my hip and back pain - like making it non-existant!  Unfortunately it
doesn't help my hand pain, which is also arthritis.  Go figure!

-Irene

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