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Monday, April 28, 2014

Still holding on

Another Monday and I'm really hoping to be noticeably improved this week.  Yesterday was another day spent in pajamas and doing little or nothing.  My back hurts from sitting so much.

Saturday Jeannie took me to the Farmers' Mkt., Target, the grocery, etc.  It was tiring but it felt good to be back outdoors and on my feet.  After all the shopping we went over to Mather Field and walked.  I walked only 20 minutes and was finished, then sat on the bleachers with the girls while Jeannie walked a number of laps at a faster pace.  I was absolutely spent by the time I got home and didn't have a very good night.  I need to walk a whole lot more since I know it is better than sitting!

This has nothing to do with anything I usually write about, but I thought I would mention it in case someone out there is having the same problem, that is, Dry Mouth.  I've been noticing it for a while when I wake up at night and can't swallow or move my jaws because my mouth is so dry.  I've seen a TV ad for Biotene and decided to try it, so I bought the toothpaste and oral rinse at Target on Saturday.  I used it before going to bed and can't believe how well it works!  I'd give it an A+, and would recommend it for anyone suffering from dry mouth due to medications or other reasons.  The two products cost me about $12 which is a little more than regular toothpaste & mouthwash, but it absolutely works as advertised and is worth every penny.  We are bombarded with ads for products that don't live up to the hype, but this one has been absolutely perfect for me!  End of endorsement.....

After a rainy week in the 60's we will be going up into the 90's this week.  I think temps will go back down a bit then, and I certainly hope so as I can't really get away from the heat.  It's so strange not planning a trip somewhere but I do hope that I'll feel like doing some camping in a month or so.  I want to try out my new tent!  I just re-read that last line and I guess I'm going to live if I can think about setting up a tent!

I hope readers in Arkansas and the entire area threatened by tornados are ok.  The videos and pictures being show on the news are devastating.

Although I'm still not able to spend much time on the computer, I'm trying to read and comment on a few more blogs each day.  Sometimes it takes a lot of energy just to read!


  1. Glad you are up and around.
    I'm always curious about the side effects on products . Apparently they are rare in Biotene. That's a good thing. ;-)

  2. I suffer from dry mouthalsobecause of my CPAP, tried biotene, it worked well except I have a bad sensitivity to sorbitol which I understand is very common. Wonder why they put it in, who needs the sugar?

  3. I am sure you will be ready for a camping trip. Just don't over due it.

  4. Glad to hear you were able to get out some and to walk. Hope that heat doesn't get you. Seems like it should be spring, not summer yet.

  5. Glad to hear you are still holding on!!!! :) Take Care

  6. You cannot beat a product that actually works as promised:)