Sorry I haven't been on much lately. I've been having computer problems, one of them being losing all of my usernames & passwords for different websites. For some reason, I was able to move all my bookmarks over, but transferring the saved usernames/passwords didn't work. I need another adapter for a monitor so that I can be on my old computer and my new one at the same time. It would make it MUCH easier to transfer things!
I've had a mixed couple of days. The last two nights have been really bad, and I'm sure being busy all day yesterday contributed to last night. I went to the gym for my exercise program at 10 and made it home from that about two hours later. Then I had lunch and girl talk with friends...and didn't leave until about 5:15. After that was a trip to the grocery store and then the library. I could have skipped visiting my friends, but I only see them once every couple of months or so. So as bad as last night was, it was still worth it to see them.
I've had a so/so day today. DS12 came home from spending the night at a friend's house and asked if his birthday cake had been baked yet. I said no, and that I was going to bake it in the morning. That's when I discovered he'd told his friends the wrong day and they were coming over in 2 1/2 hours! I was tired, achy, and still in my pjs and the house needed to be cleaned (nothing major, but it was time-consuming stuff), the cake needed to be baked, dishes needed to be done, and DS12 hadn't cleaned the bathroom (part of his weekly chore list) or his room yet. DH, DS12, and I divided things up and got busy. DH left to pick up hot dog buns & things and I made it upstairs to change clothes 10 minutes before DS12's friends were supposed to arrive.
Uh oh...I've got to restart my computer. Hope you're all having a great weekend
I ended up asleep on the couch early yesterday afternoon and slept until almost 5:30. I must have needed it, because I was still asleep by 10:30 last night and slept until almost 7 this morning. I was up repeatedly due to pain, but managed to get back to sleep without needing pain meds.
MiMi - All the stores up here have had back-to-school sales, but the middle school DS12 will go to doesn't have supply lists up on the website yet! One of the stores had supply lists, including one from the middle school, but I don't know if it's the official list since I can't check it on the website.
Linda R. - I think guys are better at buying gifts for other guys than we are DH is HORRIBLE to buy for - he always says "I don't know" when asked what he wants, but then gets annoyed if I give him something he doesn't want.
I'm going to get off here and go watch my movies & tv shows. My classes will start in less than a month and I've hardly watched anything I recorded during the spring semester.
We had a great trip to the ocean this weekend. I took lots of pictures of DS11 and DH playing in the ocean together and we found shells and silver dollars. I'm hoping we can go back next summer and DS15 will be home to come with us.
The increase in gabapentin has done wonders for me. I'm worn out from the trip and hurting some in a few places, but it's nothing like the past 3 weeks.
It was absolutely miserable when we finally made it home. We arrived on the hottest afternoon we've had all summer (heat index was over 105.8* according to one website). It was one of the few days a year that I really wish we had AC.
I need to get off here and go through the pictures I took. Hope you've all had a good weekend and you're off to a great start this week
I'll be busy today, too. I'm going to head across town to the thrift store so I can look for some exercise pants. It hurts too much to wear most of my non-denim capris (no jeans allowed in the gym). I'm wearing my loosest pair, but I'm going to need to change as soon as I get home.
I'd better get off here. I need to get a few things done before I leave and the thrift store opens in 40 minutes. If I don't make it back here, I hope you're all having a great Friday
hugs* I hope you're able to get some rest tonight, so you'll feel better tomorrow. For me, the exhaustion usually kicks in when I'm stressed and feeling like I won't be able to get things done. I would have been in horrible shape if I'd have had to wait 3 hours to see my doctor! Try to not feel too bad about eating things you shouldn't. That will just add guilty feelings to what you're already upset about. (Now if I can learn that lesson... ).
hugs* I know what you mean. I met my husband online several years ago, and my boys and I immigrated to Canada to be with him. The plan had always been for me to find a job once I got up here, but my pain got to the point where I couldn't just ignore it and push through. I was diagnosed with FM about 9 months or so after our residency was approved. Since then, I've only been able to work an hour a day supervising kids during lunchtime during the school year. Some days I can't even manage that. I feel so guilty sometimes for putting all this pressure on my husband. He did so much to get us up here and instead of a partner who was able to provide additional support for our family, he ended up with another dependent. Lately, I even need help undressing.
I know he doesn't feel this way and that I shouldn't, either, but I still do at times. So no, you are most definitely NOT the only one feeling this way.
I'm back from the doctor's office. This appointment went really well. He seemed to listen to me quite a bit better than usual and even helped me out of my chair when it was time to leave. My gabapentin has been doubled, so I'm up to 600 mg 3x a day. I really hope this will help soon because we're going on a short vacation this weekend.
MiMi - I hope you hear back from your doctor soon and you sleep better tonight.
Lou - Have fun and stay safe
~air hugs~ Time to go check on the beans and mix up some more Mexican seasoning for dinner. We're having nachos I hope you all get plenty of rest tonight and you're feeling better soon!
I'm still flaring, but I'll see the doctor tomorrow. It was bad enough this afternoon that I had to go upstairs for a 5 minute meltdown.
I had my first supervised exercise program appointment today. I'll start doing the actual exercise program on Friday. Sunday is a holiday (BC Day), so everything's cancelled on Monday. I'll be going M W F.
MiMi - I bet the dogs really appreciate the pool.
angelswife - I hope the PT will start helping soon
Kath G. - I can't imagine something like that happening to either of my kids. I'm glad they made it through relatively ok and I hope the men who did this are caught soon.
Teelady - I hope your body starts cooperating soon so that you can get the exercise you need without causing the FM to act up.
I need to do a big more moving before dinner. Hope you all get plenty of rest tonight so you feel better tomorrow
I'm having one of my good hours right now and I'm enjoying it I've run a lot of dishes in the dishwasher and rinsed everything else that couldn't fit. I'm going to see if I can get the clean dishes put away and the rest loaded before everything sets in again.
MiMi, I'm sorry yesterday was so bad for you. Are you feeling any better today?
maggie - Ouch! Curbs and stairs can be awfully sneaky. I rarely use our front steps because they're slanted a bit too much for my comfort. Every time I go down them I'm afraid I'm going to fall. I hope you feel better soon
angelswife - Enjoy your birds and crocheting
Feels like my good hours are done for the day. I'd better get moving so I can at least finish the dishes.
STILL flaring...this makes 12 days I had PT this morning and felt ok when I left, but by lunchtime I was at a 9. DH was upset, too ("Going to physical therapy is supposed to make you feel better, and you're crying!"). I wasn't quite...but I was teary-eyed. I think I'll call the doctor's office tomorrow and see when I can get in. Something needs to change
I hope everyone who's not feeling well is better soon. It seems to be that if it's not the FM acting up, it's something else (that usually ends up causing the FM symptoms to act up).
~air hugs~ Hope you all sleep well tonight and feel better tomorrow