Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The "When To's" of Life

When to use ice or heat?

In much pain, I went to my chiropractor yesterday. I had prayed for him to have God's Wisdom as to what the problem was. So, I take what he said as truth.

Pain in my hip, but severe pain in my knee.

"Sciatica." OK, so when to use ice or heat on the pain?

For some inflammations "they" (THE authorities on the subject) say ICE.  Other they's say HEAT.  My Chiro took the decision making away from me. NEITHER was his counsel. i,yi,yi.

Another "when to" for me is when to use the words "effect" or "affect" in writing. My whole life I've struggled with these two words.  I don't know why I just don't get when to use those words. Anyone have a little trick that might help me remember?

The one "when to" I'm so sure of is this:  I run to Jesus first and foremost.  He is my "When To" Guy! (with absolutely nothing but respect intended).

"When to go to Him vs. my friend, my blog, my therapist, or my support group?" you may ask.

To me, there is no decision making needed here either. Jesus, first and foremost!


Because of Him and Unto Him,


Veronica Shticks said...

Hehe. Someone on the Internet says, "The way I remember the difference is associating "Special Effects" with effect; it's something that happens.
And, "Affection, petting a dog" with affect; it's something you do." I thought that was pretty good.

Diane Ronzino said...

hhmm....thank you, Victoria! I'll give it a try.

Pam said...

Victoria's suggestion is good. Effect is something that happens as a result. Like an effect of the tornado was that the roof came off. But if you want to change that around to say that the tornado affected the roof, then you use affect. Make sense?

Yes, Jesus first and foremost!

Martha Herden said...

If you don't mind, please allow me to put my Texas Twist to these two words-

"Well I sure do wish this ICE Bag would have some AFFECT on my Leg-but then I realize, its the wicked Sciatic Nerve and you have to dig really Deep in the Body to EFFECT it. Like onetime when it was hurting so bad and a person at church commented "Oh it can't hurt that bad now!"

I was determined to SHOW him how bad it hurt and i recalled there was a very tiny Hammer in a drawer in the church office (of which we were standing in) so I grabbed the Hammer, and hit my leg with it! His eyes were HUGE and he never asked that question again. Of course I then had to explain to my Pain doctor about my stupidity in trying to give somebody a lesson about Pain. I was dumb to pull such a stunt but frustration had hit an all time high and I really wanted to have some EFFECT on his comment.

Diane Ronzino said...

Thanks, Pam! Yes, it does makes sense. WAHOO!

Diane Ronzino said...

Martha, I don't know if you meant that to be funny. But, I was laughing so hard I had to go pee! I apologize if you didn't mean it that way.

You, my Texan friend, scare me! It's a good thing you don't carry a gun. LOL...

Now I can't stop laughing again...

Lolita said...

Ohhh, girls! And do you think this is the effect of what Diane wrote which affected everybody who has read it?

Did I get it?

And Diane, let me not forget, you are making light of your pain. Does this occur often? I have to dig out that Sciatic word you are talking about and one mentioned also by Martha.

Lolita said...

Oppsss.... sorry, it should have read Sciatica.

Lolita said...

When does one use lead and led? Sorry for I usually get confused over these two words too.

Martha Herden said...

Yes-I was definitely putting my weird humor into how these words are used and there in the midst of our Pain, we are listening to a doctor saying "oh just use that ice pack-it will give the Effect/Affect you need for the Pain to go away." I have learned something over the years that when a doctor tells me "Now this is NOT going to hurt" I stop him/her cold and ask "Well, have you had this procedure done on your body?" I swear almost all of them say NO-to which I then reply- "Okay, lets stop the work on Me and have you do this procedure on YOU."

it DOES make them think. I loved your comment about its good i do not carry a weapon! My husband says there are times when My Pain is raging and suddenly I go from being a fairly decent caring Person to a Well- "Woman who uses a Hammer!"

Thanks for bringing these two words into the picture-this brought back some interesting memories for me! I am Thrilled to know you were laughing-what better medicine can there be at times then sweet laughter from the heart?

Stay strong my dear friend and I promise to put all my hammers away.

Love, Martha

Diane Ronzino said...

Lolita, you caused me to laugh as well today. I think you got the "effect/affect" better than me!

Lead and led. LEAD means to take somebody somewhere (it is pronounced like LEED). LED is the past tense of that verb.

Lead (pronounced like LED) is a noun as in "the lead pipe was heavy.

English is MOST confusing even to some of us who have it as our first or only language.

Here is a link to help with lead, led:


Diane Ronzino said...

Can we call you the hammer-toting Texan, Martha?
Hammer-toting CHRISTIAN Texan? LOL

Lolita said...

Yeahhh! Swell. You got me, Martha.

That Texan humor, you have!

Thanks, Diane, for the tutorial. I will ask God to lead me in my journey.

Once I was led to believe that Jesus Christ died for my sins. Now I need to lead others too.

Betty said...

Girls, your humorous english lesson is having an affect on the effects of my tired mind which is leading me to be go to bed early but felt led to write this instead...did I get it right?????

Diane Ronzino said...

Very good, Lolita! You got it!

Diane Ronzino said...

LOL, Betty...thanks for taking the time to read, figure, and write before bed.

How this post affected evryone - I never expected that kind of effect.

Did I get it right????

Lolita said...

That's spreading like a "ripple effect" that has affected your circle of friends here, Diane, and led them to comment which will lead others to do so too. I am getting better at this now. LOL!