Stuck

Stuck.
Have you ever been stuck?
Like glue?
Or gum on your shoe?
Some say between a rock and a hard place
Making a decision you don’t want to face.
People remark, just keep moving
You must, to be improving.
Lately that’s a hard thing to do.
Friends ask, what’s bothering you?
I think I don’t even know.
The season, the snow?
The wind, the cold?
Or just getting old?
I say so, as a funny joke,
Giving myself a peckish poke.
I feel in my mind exactly the same
As when I had young kids to tame.
In my mind, at least most of the time
Everything’s peachy, feel just fine
Is it the early lack of sunshine?
The darkness, that creeps into my mind?
Must be it, the winter blues.
Anyone have a sun lamp to use?

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114 thoughts on “Stuck

    1. I still do have one, I haven’t snapped in a long time but it seems my bad tempers have some how crossed over to my wife. Where as I used to be the first to crack at the kids when they were doing something silly now it’s her and she goes right off.

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    2. My problem is that over the counter meds don’t work and I can’t take some of them anyway. So my only options are more surgery or live with it so I choose to live with the pain, but I know at times the pain drives me to loose my cool.

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    3. Exactly. Last visit to doc asked me if I needed refills. I said no I’m not taking them. He said why, I said I’m sick of pills. Actually a lot less now than I used to. But I still only take them once in a while, just tired of it. He said, unofficially I understand, I laughed.

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    4. Yes, I had some doozies of pain med focus. One said get off everything and on methodone. I looked at him like wtf? I could picture me waiting in a line with a cup. No thanks.

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    5. Ancient times when the wheel was square? πŸ˜›
      They are trying to legailise medical marijuana here, that’s about the only thing I’d try. Although having ridden that ride before I can say that often creates more pain, kind of like being drunk does πŸ™‚

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    6. I have a friend in Canada in constant pain. It’s legal there. He cooks with it, can’t smoke it, makes him sick. They are trying to legalize Fentanyl up there. Stupid! That’s so addictive. I was on it for years and just had you keep increasing the patch strength because it wouldn’t work. Plus hydrocodone, Advil. All no help.

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    7. I don’t know what our over the counter pain meds are compared to yours but we have some with 500mg of paracetamol, then we have stronger ones then it’s doctors orders only. But I can’t take anything with ibuprofen in it and nearly all the stronger stuff does.

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    8. I suppose it is, I love visiting places here too but like I say to people who come to our area and tell us how lovely it is, if you live here it’s like any other place in the world, it’s nice initially but once you realise you need a job, and you are waking up in the same place every day it’s just like any other place in the world.

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    9. I don’t feel that way about here. I love Colorado especially and Vermont in fall. California has beauty. Lots of beauty here. All types. I’m sure after driving so long a toad trip is your least favorite thing.

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    10. I prefer the country, and Perth although it’s a capital city (the most remote in the world apparently) it’s small and almost like the country πŸ™‚ The downsides are it’s bloody hot, heatwaves that last 2 weeks with temps in the high 30’s and low 40’s anywhere from September to April.

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    11. I’ve had enough surgery for a while. I feel bad for my granddaughter, 21, who just had one hip operated on, other in a few weeks. You just know that’s going to be a lifetime of pain, arthritis, etc. way too young. She’s a sports Basketball and soccer.

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    12. I haven’t had that much surgery compared to others but considering it took me 3 months to recover from shoulder surgery the first time and it didn’t work I’m not keen on letting them go back for another go when they wont even give me a percentage success rate.

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    13. Yeah tore the rotator cuff and because they stuffed around authorising surgery it got worse. The biggest problem is they need to do an exploratory to find out what is wrong but they can’t fix it during the exploratory so if I go the surgery path I have to have the exploratory, 3-4 month recovery, several months of rehab, then they do surgery and hope things haven’t changed and I repeat the recovery and rehab time. I’d be easily out of action 12 months and as the only driver in the house that’s just not viable.

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    14. Sorry. My son who will be fifty next year yore his ACL playing baseball. He went back to college two days later. Midterms. He’s studying to become a nurse. He’s been a comedian, actor, carpenter. Great guy.

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    15. No I’m dead serious, my mum tells everyone of her friends all the things we do she doesn’t agree with and never what she does agree with. Last week it was ‘you are not fit to raise your own kids because you wont let me take them to Carols by Candlelight on a school night.’

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    16. See that’s the difference, my mum knows best and she doesn’t mind telling everyone. She’s been an issue in both mine and my brothers marriages because of the attitude, but she loves unconditionally and is always there for anything. It’s like a price we have to pay.

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    17. It wasn’t really a deliberate change, when they were first married they lived interstate but before they had kids they moved back in with mum’s parents and mum just reverted into being a carbon copy of her mother, always right and happy to tell anyone in earshot.

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    18. I never thought my son I just mentioned would ever have kids, but he has a four year old. They are great parents. Think he learned from my mistakes. Middle son only been married this time for a year and half. Idk if they’ll have kids. They’ve been separated for three years while she was trying to move here from Canada. Been together for six months here together. My daughter lives here, they have right kids, three adopted. They’re terrific parents too. I’m very lucky.

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    19. I went from delivering bread where I had the accident to surgery to two years off work to working with beef cattle. As I said I can do things and I can do things I shouldn’t but my shoulder still stops me if I do anything too long.

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    20. Recovery from pain varies from half hour to hours it’s different all the time but the aching is always there. It hurts when I do too much and aches when I do nothing I don’t actually recover from the pain.

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    21. Ok, this is funny. I’m snacking on some maple pecan granola and reading the back: Save our favorite pollinators! Make a contribution to CCD (colony collapse disorder)visit glory bee.com…. ok I have nothing against bees, but I can’t stop laughing

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    22. I always read the back to see what I’m eating. Old habit. It just struck me funny, CCD. Is there any kind of disease or Madly that doesn’t go by initials these days? Not that there’s anything wrong with that…..a family joke from some movie, I think.

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    23. I do the same when I am bored and there is some products that have classic stuff written on them. We have a toilet roll company in this country named Quilton and on the inside of every dunny roll they have the words “Quilton loves your bum”

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    24. Well to be fair I first heard about it on the radio, but it’s not hard to see something written there when it’s on the holder. Then of course there is the fact that we can’t throw a dunny roll out in this house because the kids always want to do something with the dead soldier.

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    25. Watch yourself…same granddaughter who took me for the Christmas tree worked at Starbucks during school and summer before college this year. Some of those customers! One lady actually threw her hot coffee right at her face.

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    26. The best and the worst I think. I always had fun. And I treated them all with respect, like I wanted to be treated. That’s not tonsay a few we would look at each other and say, it’s your turn!πŸ˜‚

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