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    I did all my Christmas shopping online. The Fedex man and the UPS guy know me by name, lol. Problem-now it's 4 days before Christmas and I haven't wrapped 1 thing. What am I gonna do? I was thinking about giving everyone a box cutter and and just putting the fedex and ups boxes under the tree but that doesn't sound very Christmas-y. I'm just feeling SO crap but I'm the one who did ALL the shopping so I'm the only one who knows what goes to who. Bleck, why does this have to happen at Christmas.
    Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
    Lexapro-20 mg
    Aciphex
    Ambien-as needed
    Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
    Valium-10 mg x2 per day
    Phenergan-1 at night
    Prelief w/everything
    Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

    Currents treatments that help somewhat:
    Heating pad
    Hot baths
    Ice
    Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated

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    wrapping gifts

    Originally posted by KatieB View Post
    I did all my Christmas shopping online. The Fedex man and the UPS guy know me by name, lol. Problem-now it's 4 days before Christmas and I haven't wrapped 1 thing. What am I gonna do? I was thinking about giving everyone a box cutter and and just putting the fedex and ups boxes under the tree but that doesn't sound very Christmas-y. I'm just feeling SO crap but I'm the one who did ALL the shopping so I'm the only one who knows what goes to who. Bleck, why does this have to happen at Christmas.

    Hi Katie,
    I'm sorry you're feeling bleck for Christmas.
    We don't celebrate Christmas, but we did have some gifts to wrap and mail, so I made a list of who got what, and then asked DH to wrap and prepare the packages for shipping. I even laid the cards for each person on the items they were getting. DH did a great job and everything got out on time . Couldn't have done it without him.
    I hope you can get your stuff done and then enjoy the holiday.
    Feel better,
    Laurie

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    • #3
      Gift bags with tissue is way faster than wrapping boxes! The Dollar Store for gift bags or Michaels plain red or green gift bags are the least expensive places for gift bags Can you filter out the labor & have your kids wrap your husband's gifts or each other's gifts? Bribery might work....
      Kadi

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      • #4
        All excellent ideas! I just got all the crap out to wrap and realized I didn't have any name tags or tape. DH is going to bring those home and he told me he would help me. I knew he would, I just hate to ask him. I ALWAYS do it. But this year I just don't think I can. So, I'm just going to have to ask for help. I hate that.
        Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
        Lexapro-20 mg
        Aciphex
        Ambien-as needed
        Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
        Valium-10 mg x2 per day
        Phenergan-1 at night
        Prelief w/everything
        Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

        Currents treatments that help somewhat:
        Heating pad
        Hot baths
        Ice
        Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated

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        • #5
          Off subject a little here but I used to LOVE wrapping presents and then I had a summer job at the Make A Wish Foundation where all I did was wrap presents ALL day long (no kidding!) I just don't have the same enjoyment for it as I used to. haha
          -24.

          -Started having symptoms in May 2009.


          -Doing pretty well on diet alone.

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          • #6
            Oh geez baaaby11

            If only you still found then same enjoyment in wrapping, I would fly you in!!!!

            Oh, I forgot to add, tomorrow is DH's birthday!! Oh boy.
            Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
            Lexapro-20 mg
            Aciphex
            Ambien-as needed
            Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
            Valium-10 mg x2 per day
            Phenergan-1 at night
            Prelief w/everything
            Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

            Currents treatments that help somewhat:
            Heating pad
            Hot baths
            Ice
            Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated

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            • #7
              I stayed home today to do exactly the same thing, plus wash and pack suitcase as we are going to family for a few days.
              Not only did I wrap all of the stuff that I bought, but my husbands as well, as by the time he gets home from work, he won't really have time to do it (the only thing was, he wouldn't let me wrap the stuff that he got me!)
              I did a mixture of gift bags and wrapping paper (our kids are grown up so I only wrap what I have to plus also my young nieces and nephews.
              Went out to the car this afternoon, and thankfully the weather is getting a little cooler (last few days its been near 80 degrees; Christmas Eve and Christmas its suppose to be 50 or so.

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              • #8
                Oh Mary!!

                You are SO much further along than I am. BUT I did get all the boxes opened today and everybodys stuff is in piles in my bathroom. So I've told the kids they are going to wrap each others presents and I'm going to wrap my husbands. I'm getting there, but right now I have a PILE of boxes in my bedroom. And my big dog is sleeping between the boxes and the door so I have to step over her to get out!! It's a zoo but hopefully it's getting better!! Have a wonderful Christmas!!!
                Katie-46 yr old female dx'd with IC after 15 years of symptoms off and on long term antibiotic use, GERD,IBS and now IC diet, gallbladder removed, endometrial ablation w/tubes tied
                Lexapro-20 mg
                Aciphex
                Ambien-as needed
                Percocet-7.5 up to 3 per day as needed
                Valium-10 mg x2 per day
                Phenergan-1 at night
                Prelief w/everything
                Now recovering from acute pancreatitis

                Currents treatments that help somewhat:
                Heating pad
                Hot baths
                Ice
                Being VERY still while lying down with legs elevated

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