I didn’t make it to Photoshop class . . .


Due to some continuing problems with IBS. However, I am staying in practice, as you can see.  Oh, what a joy it is to work with that amazing bone structure and incredible physique–if only in a virtual reality sort of way.  Richard Armitage, you really are a beautiful man.

I hope all are well.

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. You have my sympathy Angie! IBS is a very nasty thing. Sometimes I’m not sure if it that that I have or just flare-ups of my diverticulosis! 😦 Either way it’s not the least bit pleasant.

    Good thing you can practice your skills on such a fascinating and worthwhile subject!!! He is indeed very very beautiful and in SO many ways! *sigh* Hope you get some rest and be up and at ’em tomorrow! 🙂

    • Hi Teuchter, I have diverticulosis/diverticular disease, too! I don’t take any medication for mine – usually, I can keep it reasonably under control as long as I have my 30-35 grams of fibre every day.

      But, because I’ve been on anti-inflammatories for about 35 years, my stomache is damaged anyway (even though I’ve always taken the tablets after food as diected), so I have almost constant nausea and pain. So it feels a lot like IBS sometimes.

      Ah well…. thank goodness we have Richard to get us through the day! That gorgeous man can make us forget all about our problems, can’t he?

      • Oh, wow, that’s awful, Angie! You have my sympathy as well. Take care and have a good rest. And if you can’t rest, enjoy a little dose of RA therapy.

        • That’s awful for Kathryngaul too! I didn’t read carefully enough this morning before heading off to work!

      • Yes, hooray for RA.:D I have had to take a lot of NASAIDs over the years and with the acid reflux and IBS, it can be quite discomforting at times. I would like to quit taking the omeprazole every day due to some side effects, but I end up with so much pain and so uncomfortable I have to go back to it.

      • I’m thankful I can also keep mine at bay for the most part by trying to be careful what I eat. I had to stay away from some wonderful ham and bean soup at our Senior’s group lunch today and it smelled SO good! 😦 Anti-inflammatories sure are hard on the stomach. I stick to Tylenol for pain-killers and for my arthritis as it doesn’t affect my stomach like some other meds do.

        As you say, “thank goodness we have Richard”. I truly can’t go a day without him!! 😀

        • What frustrates me is how literally bread and water–really bland food– can upset my system at times. Once I went more than a week during which a few bites of food sent me to the bathroom every time I attempted to eat. And I had to go constantly. We went out of town to visit relatives and I was miserable the entire weekend. I forget how many times we had to stop for me to go to the toilet during a 2 1/2 hour drive. 😦 Thank God it has never been that bad again. I lost weight but that is not the way you want to do it.

          NSAIDs can also damage the liver over time. When I was having to take them on a very regular basis during the Year of the Knee (surgery and six months of rehab before and after it) they did blood tests on me regularly to make sure everything was still functioning OK.

          • Those damned NSAIDs can hit you in the kidneys, too. I am so sorry you are suffering so much. You have my sympathy for all of the trials, and I send best healing wishes.

  2. I’m sorry you missed your class due to the wretched IBS. I really hope you managed to get some rest and are feeling much much better. Hugs!

  3. Thank you, Carla and Laurie, for your kind thoughts, but I was actually just emphasizing with Angie and Teuchter as we share some of the same health issues. 🙂

    We distract ourselves with our Richarding, don’t we, ladies? 😉 He keeps us smiling

    • Thank heavens for Richard, he doesn’t know how much he helps us through difficult/painful/stressful/sad days (and nights). Bless his sweet and beautiful heart! 😀

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