Hi Krazy it is a good idea but it is next to impossible to get medhelp to keep a post up we use to have a post that said ''please read b/4 posting'' and they took it down no mater how much Sarah and I bit ched it has been a long time now.. as for posting it we look for members to participate in the forum this would be a great way for you to bring this to the table when needed this will be your contribution to our community where glad to have your help if each of us do one thing good this forum works like a well oiled machine so you are now officially the berror of the home cure post run with it....Gnarly
Sorry, I had to redo posting because I missed part of it. So if I understand what you are saying is that MH will keep taking it down if it is a permanent posting so that I should post it myself periodically? How many times? Once a week? Daily? I can see where that would work ... peeps could just say search for Withdrawal Symptom Relief to find it??
Let me know what you think would be best as far as when I should post or how many times and I would be more than happy to make this my contribution to the forum....one nice thing about that is I could add/deduct from the posting as new things come up or old ones are disproven.
We used to have health pages with this info on them.
They have been down now for quite a few months now.
Thanks for rewriting it.
Your very welcome. I couldn't find anything except Thomas Recipe. Hopefully those who want to use it will post in their journal or somewhere so they have it and I will do what Gnarly suggested which is basically that I post it, keep it updated, etc periodically which I'm more than happy to do. I just wanted to make things a little easier on everyone. Less time typing up this stuff and more time talking about aftercare, etc. Ulterior motive :-)
Krazy post it on the nebees posts we need them to feel welcome and that will help them most people read the posts so if it is out there people will find it if someone says it is day one post it to them you get the idea we should all try to personalize as much as we can again you remember your first post and also how alone it feels to even be in this situation they take a chance reaching out it is up to us to reach in.
Okay, I can do that. You are quite right about the reading...when I was here the first couple of days I read all the postings with newbies so I can see that after a few busy days it could be found by all quite easily
Okay I've been asked and have agreed to take on the responsibility of contributing to our forum here by posting the above to the Day 1 newbie postings. I'm very happy to do this so that it frees up time for all of you with more experience to offer support and work on aftercare and how to work on life-time sobriety with the newbies...which we all know is harder than detox.
If for some reason I'm working or unavailable and you need the sheet just go to my journal....it is posted there and all you will have to do is cut and paste it. Please cut and paste it as is though because of the warnings about medications, supplements, etc.
Dont feel pressured to do this tho as your recovery comes first. The word will get out that you have this in your journal. I dont want you to become overwhelmed as we do have days with lots of new ones on here. The cleaned up version is good!
No worries hun. If I happen to be in the forum and Day 1 newbies come in I'll be more than happy to post it....I usually try to catch them right away so I can let them know they've been heard and I start out by giving them a list of goodies to pick up :-)
One thing I will never, ever do is get in the way of my sobriety which is why I took last night off. I had a busy day ... didn't sleep well the night before so I rested last night and got a good night sleep.
I figure that Gnarly is right that I don't need to post with every Day 1...on a busy week if I post just a few times it will get around PLUS everyone knows they can go to my journal to cut and paste it too. I did add one more part that I thought was crucial...things to help with pain...you know...thermacare heat wraps, stop pain roll on, lidocaine and/or voltaren gel, therapeutic massage, etc etc.
I like that I can make a contribution to the forum...and quite frankly, I like knowing that I can free up time for all of you (the more experience) to work on the harder parts of this stuff with the newbies...like aftercare, lifelong sobriety, support for those things.
I do promise I will not put my sobriety into jeopardy. If for some reason I feel I can't keep up with everything I will be up front and honest about it and ask if someone else can take over....okay? I make that promise to you and I always keep my promises :-)
Okay, i just wanted to make sure. Compiling that list will be very helpful so thank you very much.
I bet you have your magazines alphabetized!!!!! lol
LMAO my wife use to have a organizer bissness she lost hope with me we drive each other nutz if I dont nail it down it will be moved then moved again can't ever find my a s s drives me nutzzzzz
Don't have any magazines but I have a neat office, my books are alphabetized. I'm a note girl...note pads of things to do that kind of thing. I need it or I'd forget. I'm not as organized as I used to be. My main skill has always been organizational skills...I've gotten and maintained some awesome jobs because of that skill...and no, I'm not OCD...you'd have to see inside my closet for the proof lol
I gave up on my hubby years ago...I'm into a clean house, he's a slob, I'm organized...I can't find a thing in his home office. I at least wash my car occasionally...he swears if he washes his the dirt is the only thing that holds it together so it will fall apart lol. I've learned to live with it....plus he's learned to cook really, really good AND clean the kitchen pretty good after he's done so that's been a good trade off :-D
Ya wher both good cooks my wife is a recipe cook I just know what spices I like lots of fresh veggies some good cuts of meet and I will make your mouth water.......
The man cave at my house is just shameful.........and he doesnt care!
Same here...people come over and I have been known to put a note on the door saying "I am not responsible for the condition of this room" lol. He just laughs. I'm heading to bed now...gotta be a good girl and get some rest so I don't get yelled at for overdoing it ;-)
Have a great night....you too Mark!
Your suggestions are good- One thing I would not suggest are the compression stockings/tight hose. There are some folks who should just not use them: Anyone with diabetes, neuropathy, peripheral vascular disease, a leg ulcer or infected area on the leg. We can't know the medical background for everyone and don't want to cause an injury with our advice. I would remove that suggestion.
Also, the Epsom salt baths. Along with being relaxing, the main reason these salts are so helpful is because they contain magnesium which is what muscles are craving. The magnesium is absorbed during the soak, thus calming the RLS.
All the best with your continued recovery; keep it first and foremost in your daily life-
Thanks Vicki...when I get back I'll make some changes. I'm going to leave the compression stockings on BUT I will put your warning right there just like we decided to do with the vitamins and supplements. Even if I don't put the suggestion on the paper someone will suggest it...I've seen it often...so I'd rather have it suggested with the warning.
I think this is great but it's nice for everyone to contribute to newbies posts with their own experiences and what works for them.
Isn't that what it's all about? Sharing our own experiences? I think that's all that we do and can do.
Yes Pat...I still think that everyone should share their own experiences. Originally I just thought that anyone who wanted to use this page could come and cut and paste it for themselves. I will talk to Mark about your viewpoint tonight and see what he says. Having me post on Day pages was an idea he had. I'm willing to go anyway the majority wants. I don't want to step on toes or upset anyone. The ONLY reason I did this paper was to make it easier for everyone who wanted to use it.
I still like the idea of me just periodically posting it in the forum but I've been told it will get pulled if I do that. I will send a message to Lira and see what the mods have to say about it too :-)
Will try to do this so everyone is happy....if it is going to make anyone unhappy I'll just delete it.
Seriously, I'd leave it off. Those stockings can be dangerous and many people don't even know they have circulatory insufficiency. It would be a bad way to find out. If you keep the suggestion there, please be sure to list all the ways to check for adequate circulation and list the dangers to compromised individuals. I'm sorry to push this so strenuously but I'd be remiss if I didn't.
I gotta say PK you sure have a lot of mojo. its all good and I think your determination, drive, and well wishes are incredibly powerful. I like the other comments too though, what people said ... its nice for the newbies to have the idea that things are personalized for them and like, they're the center of attn. when they come on here for the first time etc. But you are great to do this! I admire your hard work and kindness.
Thanks hun...that's why I like my original idea of having anyone who wants the paper to take it, put it in their journal, personalize it their way and move on from there. I certainly don't want to cause problems...I just wanted to help.
I'm just going to drop the whole thing!
Yeah I've got mojo all right...but typically it seems to upset people...I need to put my Type A in the closet, do my own thing and just quit trying to help. Seems to be safer that way. Hugz