'Thank goodness for that'! I am sure I heard them cry!

@Humbug25 (12552)
June 30, 2009 8:25am CST
Today is the first day I have been able to speak since having a pollop removed from my throat and told not to speak for 2 weeks!! How did I manage for 2 weeks with 3 lively boys I hear you gasp. Better than I thought actually, with the help of a whistle to call them! I was allowed to whisper but not use my voicebox at all. Once the kids were within whispering range it wasn't a problem and they have been as good as gold considering! I am sure most of my friends and family were releived at hearing the news that I wouldn't be able to talk for 2 weeks! My middle son was in hopspital about a month ago having tubes/gromets put in his ears and they told me not to wash his hair for a week or take him swimming for 2 weeks which was difficult to hold back from doing too. What is the hardest thing you have been advised to stop doing on a temporary basis by a professional person?
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@apgh09 (514)
• United States
30 Jun 09
there was one time i got my finger smashed in a large apt door the surprising thing i didn't feel anything just seen speckles of blood on the door yeah ouch, anyway it was the hand i use everyday and i had to get a cast it was hard to do everything wit my other hand!!!!! at least now i can look back and laugh ha ha
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@Humbug25 (12552)
1 Jul 09
Hi there apgh09 Oh my I can only imagine. A friend of mine recently severed a tendon in her wrist and has been unable to use her arm and hand for many weeks now which has been very difficult for her as she has 3 children too and her husband is away alot! Thanks for your response
@Humbug25 (12552)
1 Jul 09
You asked how to add graphics to discussion, I assume you are talking about the emicons like smilies and stuff well you will be able to use them as soon as you reach 100 posts or is it 200? I can't remember but when you reach one or the other you will be able to use them - hope this helps!!
@Sissygrl (10999)
• Canada
11 Sep 09
After second c section i was told not to lift my first daughter.. but she wasn't even two yet.. she had to be put in her highchair and stuff still.. well.. i di d n't lsiten.. i didn't lift unless i had to and i managed fine.. no pain, no rips.
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@Humbug25 (12552)
14 Sep 09
Hi ya Siss I know you have to be careful after having a c section but I don't think I would have listened either, life can't stop when you have things to do!! cheers
@iskayz (5424)
• Philippines
1 Jul 09
Hi there! Two weeks without talking? Wow for me it's a torture hehe. Anyways, I might be stopping for a week on something that I really have to do, and that is to give my pet dog a bath. I give him a bath twice a week but now that he has an anal infection, which resulted in an open wound the vet advised me not to bathe him until the wound has improved it's condition. I need to clean the wound though twice a day. He has been smelling quite not good hehe. It's been almost 2 weeks since he hasn't taken a bath cause the time he had the wound was he's bathing schedule. I guess I just need to bear with the smell. I sometimes use my sister's DKNY perfume to prevent him from smelling to bad hehe. Ciao!
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@Humbug25 (12552)
1 Jul 09
Hi ya iskayz Yes it was something that wasn't easy to do but survived! LOL That can't be easy not been able to wash your dog when you do it on such a regualar basis but I am sure the perfume is helping! LOL Thanks for your response
@kellyjeanne (1578)
• United States
1 Jul 09
I applaud you for the great job you did with your boys! I'm also glad to hear that your operation was a success (I'm assuming!) I don't have any stories to tell you at the moment. At least I can't think of any. I just wanted to wish you well and congratulate you on your 2 weeks of silence with your boys! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
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@Humbug25 (12552)
1 Jul 09
Hi ya kellyjeanne Aww well thank you for passing by and I am sure you will let me know of a story when you think of one!! LOL Thanks kelly
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
1 Jul 09
Hey humbug25 I'm happy to see you posting agin, WOW a pollop in your throat my goodness how did you know it was there did you have throat pain? hope you dont mind my asking, I have a close friend that had some really bad throat pain and she was trying to figured why her throat hurt because it just started hurting out of the blue. Well its been a strange stressful week for me too it dosent compare to the week you must have had, but my week was rough I had a pipe burst my kitchen wall and hot water was leaking on the floor and maintenance had to repair the wall by taking part of the wall out and during that time my right leg got bitten by mosquitoes due to the naked wall, but thank goodness the wall is fixed now, well anyway I hope your doing much better now.
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@Humbug25 (12552)
1 Jul 09
Hi apples99 What actually happened was that it was getting harder and harder for me speak properly and my voice was always croaky. It had been going for about 2 years but started to get really bad, so I thought it was time to get it sorted but I wasn't in any pain at all and I don't mind you asking at all. Your friend needs to get her looked at as soon as possible if she is experiencing pain. Sorry to hear you had a bad week though!! Thanks for your response as always apples
• India
30 Jun 09
well, when i was a kind, i fell in the ground and had some stitches in my chin area. while i was not told not to do anyting,it was still quite a delicate situation.
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@Humbug25 (12552)
1 Jul 09
Hi mkrishna22 Ouch that sounds painful. Thank you for your response
@ANTIQUELADY (36492)
• United States
30 Jun 09
I certainly hope you & your son are doing fine now. Sorry u both had to go through what u did. When it rains it pours, doesn't it? I can't imagine w/three how u kept from talking, they had to be good, bless their hearts. after a couple of surgeries i was grounded for awhile from driving. Having to depend on somone else to do everything from me is a problem for me. I'm too independent. The last one was 4 years ago so it doesn't seem as bad now as it did then. U TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.
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@Humbug25 (12552)
1 Jul 09
Hi ANTIQUELADY Yes we are both doing fine and my son had his check up the other day and all is well there, I even got to see them!! I think I could cope without driving for a while but I would hate to have to rely on someone elses help! Thanks ANTIQUELADY
@p1kef1sh (45645)
30 Jun 09
I'm pleased to see you back and I'm hearing you loud and clear Humbug. I can't think of anything recent. Although when I was 14 I tore a cartilage and was forbidden from playing sport for a term. That suited me as I wasn't very sporty then - or now!
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@Humbug25 (12552)
1 Jul 09
Hi p1kef1sh If you are going to have to stop doing something for some time then it is lucky to have to stop doing something you don't particularly like doing!! One girl in hospital was having an op on her nose and had to have to take 2 weeks off work, that can't be bad can it? LOL Thanks for your response p1key
@dawnald (84124)
• Shingle Springs, California
30 Jun 09
Welcome back, voice. I can think of two things. The first was when I was pregnant and I had to go off my Fibromyalgia meds. The second was recently I had to take all milk products out of my diet for 3 months. I love Mexican food and I can tell you it is nothing without cheese!!!
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@Humbug25 (12552)
30 Jun 09
Hey dawnald!! Aww that's gotta be tough, I too love cheese and would find that hard! Thanks for your response
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
2 Jul 09
I've been wondering what happened to you. Am so sorry that you have had all of these problems. This is the post post that I have received so I guess that you have not been posting. Have been without internet from last Thursday -- got it last noight so am trying to catch up. I hope that all is now ell. Take great care. Hardest thing? Well, each time I became preganant I had to lock up shop on the doctor's orders, if you know what I mean.
@Humbug25 (12552)
2 Jul 09
Hey there cynthiann I have not been able to catch up with all my friends discussions, it would just be impossible for me. The so called problems have really caused to much of a problem, so to speak just been busy because of them if that make sense. Have been too tired to get my head around mylot, but have missed my myLot friends a lot. Thank you for your response and I hope to be posting some more discussions soon