I can’t believe it’s Thursday

@BelleStarr (55595)
United States
October 22, 2020 2:23pm CST
After so many weeks that have dragged, this week has flown. Got two good work outs in, homeschooled Jack two days, did 5 loads of laundry, and did a few writing assignments. We are leaving tomorrow to drive to Vermont to visit with my brother Fran and his wife. It’s been a few months since we have seen them. The orthopedic doctor has gotten approval for gel shots for my knees, that is the good news. The bad news is they are $300 per knee. I just got cortisone shots so I am going to wait til December but I am looking forward to getting relief, I order two new Laura Ashley quilts for two of my beds. It’s been a while since I have had new ones . I have been putting away the summer clothes and getting out the winter things too. I did make up a bag to donate of sheets I don’t want any more, some of them I’m not even sure where they came from. Last night we got pizza from a restaurant we haven’t been to since before we went to Florida. They don’t deliver so we picked up. We have enough to have it again tonight. That’s about it from sunny and unseasonably warm Connecticut.
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@amadeo (114689)
• United States
22 Oct
Same here the weather is perfect.But then going down hill over the weekend.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
22 Oct
Hopefully it won’t be bad In Vermont
@amadeo (114689)
• United States
23 Oct
@BelleStarr weather wise or the virus.What part of VT do you go?
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
23 Oct
@amadeo My brother lives in Rutland town, it is a small village in Rutland.
@jaboUK (61356)
• United Kingdom
23 Oct
What is wrong with your knees Isabelle? I only ask because I'm having trouble with mine - I think it's arthritis but I'm not on any treatment. The weather here is up and down - one minute a lovely autumn day, the next it's chucking it down.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
23 Oct
I have no cartilage left so it is bone on bone. Not very comfortable. This will put a cushion between the bones
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@jaboUK (61356)
• United Kingdom
24 Oct
@BelleStarr I have that lack of cartilage in my hip, but the knee thing is relatively new. Can't get anything done about either of them in the current situation.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
31 Oct
@jaboUK MY doctor told me it was safe to do now but I am not doing it. The cortisone shot really helps.
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@Tampa_girl7 (43030)
• United States
22 Oct
It has been sunny and warm here too.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
22 Oct
It feels like late summer I even used the fan last night
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Oct
@BelleStarr it was cold here this week but it's supposed to hit sixties two days next week unless that changes by then as it likes to do.
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26 Oct
It must be very hard and painful about your knee problem. I hope you find some relief and healing somehow. Safe travels to Fran and sister-in-law in Vermont. Have a lovely time!
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
26 Oct
As it turned out we didn't go but had a relaxing weekend at home.
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26 Oct
@BelleStarr Next time. How are they? I'm sure you miss each other.
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• United States
23 Oct
i dunno where the past 10 months've gone period. we aint 'llowed to cross state lines here without a 14 day quarantine 'n each side 'f the border. e'en travelin' city to city 'tis greatly frowned 'pon. too many non-compliant folks 'n whilst the state did quite well fer many months, we now lead the u.s. (last report i read anyhow) fer new cases per capita. sigh.. wowzers, don't reckon i've heard 'f gel shots fer ones knees? 's that kin to the stem cell schtuff? 't $300 a pop, should be a money-back guarantee, eh? hope yer happy with those new quilts. i couldn't e'en begin to tell ya how ol' my scthuff'd be. 'tis been warmer here'n the 'norm', but such's fixin' to make a big change. save travels!
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
23 Oct
No gel shots are made from rooster combs and have been around for 10 years or more. The gel replaces the missing cartilage. I wish it was guaranteed but if I get 6 mts of relief I think it will be well worth it!! Maybe we will Get another stimulus check lol that would help!!
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• United States
23 Oct
@BelleStarr very interestin', thanks fer sharin' that info. the hubs knees 're awful, bein' bowlegged doesn't help. he doesn't wish to go 'nder the knife 'gain anytime soon. i hear ya'n the stimulus checks..that'll not be comin'. those politicians 've to put too much other schtuff 'nto the mix. tryin' to sneak'n schtuff that ought not be there.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
23 Oct
@crazyhorseladycx I know seriously we don't need anything but things related to Covid!!
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• Midland, Michigan
30 Oct
Your week probably flew by because of the trip you have planned. Have fun visiting.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
31 Oct
I didn't get to go my sister in law had a migraine.
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• Midland, Michigan
1 Nov
@BelleStarr shoot. Those aren't fun at all. I've had my share but not any more.
@rebelann (77866)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Oct
Yikes, $300 a knee is really steep. I hope you can afford it really soon.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
23 Oct
I can afford it but I decided to wait til December since I just had the cortisone shots.
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@rebelann (77866)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Oct
I hate cortisone @BelleStarr in my experience it simply makes a bad situation worse. I hope you'll get the results you want.
@kaylachan (7305)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Oct
I know what you mean about the week flying by. It feels like it's done that for me. I can hardly believe how much I've gotten done today, and it's not even four o'clock. By posting a bit earlier than usual, I'm hoping I'll make a bit more than usual today. Hoping to reach my 5 dollars this month, but not hoping too hard. I have 1.25 to go, and it's the 22 second.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
22 Oct
That is easily doable!! Good luck.
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@kaylachan (7305)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
22 Oct
I sure hope so, so far, I'm 5 cents closer. We'll see how today goes, given I've had rotten luck this month. Took me forever to get this far.@BelleStarr
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@Courtlynn (69866)
• United States
29 Oct
thats great news! Hope December comes fast for you
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
30 Oct
I am trying to be economical, I could have it now but I just had the cortisone, it seems wasteful.
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@LindaOHio (51537)
• United States
23 Oct
Thanks for the update. The days and weeks are flying by; and I can't believe that November is around the corner. We could get s**w soon. :-) Have a nice trip and drive safely! I've never had gel shots. The weather has been up and down. It can't make up its mind.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
23 Oct
It is muggy today which isn’t what I expect in October
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@jstory07 (97243)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Oct
Have a nice visit with your brother.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
23 Oct
Thanks I am looking forward to playing some games
@thelme55 (56586)
• Germany
22 Oct
Yes, time really flies fast. Enjoy your time in Vermont.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
23 Oct
As it turns out we didn't go s we will be home this weekend.
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@snowy22315 (101798)
• United States
22 Oct
My mother gets shots in her knees. I had no idea they were that expensive.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
22 Oct
It depends what the shots they are are. They have a three shot gel one that is $160 for each knee but it means going three weeks in a row
@Corbin5 (208798)
• United States
22 Oct
That relief will be wonderful. It is sunny and warm in our Chicago suburb too.
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@BelleStarr (55595)
• United States
22 Oct
I am sure it will be cold soon enough but we might as well enjoy this Indian summer.
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