Good Thursday one and all. I do hope your today is going well and that fibro issues and pain are not a part of it.
It's so sunny out my window. Such a nice change from the past few bitterly cold, overcast, gray and ice filled days. UGH. It snowed here late last night. Put about an 1 and a half of white fluffy stuff on everything. So pretty this a.m. Glad I took pictures of it all because when the sun came out the snow began to melt and is all but gone now. After days of ice everywhere this is the best snow ever!
I do hope this is the last of winter. I am so beyond looking forward to spring. And it's just 20 plus a few days away now. Yippee.
DH is home today. Took a snow day and is redoing the kitchen floor. The wood panels we put down in July began to lift and we just said No Way to that because of what we paid for it.. so DH took it up last week, got our money back and ordered new wood flooring from Lowes. Which is what we should have done in the first place. Hopefully the kitchen will be back to normal by day's end, but if not, this weekend when DH has Sunday off.
I have very little to post about. Things here are just about the same. Fibro flare ( symptoms) seems neverending. Have a few appointments next week but a very slow next few days.
Will close this here with my best wishes for each of you. Have the best day ever.. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Firstly, HAPPY BIRTHDAY CORY and Happy ' Hump ' day to all. I hope that it's a good day for each of you and that fibro issues and pain are not part of your day.
Had to cancel my doctor's appointment today because DH took my GMC with 4 wheel drive.The roads aren't bad in the day time but I didn't trust the car to get me up the road to the appointment. It was snowing when DH was going into work, 5 a.m. and all that snow will melt today, we have some sun, and freeze overnight. What a mess that will be tomorrow. Honestly I didn't think TN would get hit by winter weather this late into winter, WRONG.
DH and I plan to attend Ash Wednesday service tonight after going to the market and it's gonna be a very cold night. Going below zero they say over night. Roads tomorrow will be glass like.
MiMi, sorry you are having sleep issues again. It's part of the ' dragon's ' wrath I think. I too find that I am awake for no reason near dawn some mornings. I listen for a sound that perhaps woke me and the house is so quiet, so I am awake and I don't know why. Like you it's so hard to fall back asleep.
Cory, I hope you and your brother have the best birthday ever. Make a lot of wishes and I hope they all come true.
Lou, really sorry about the temp falling off. I have had one come loose but they got it back in and it stayed. I hope that your dentist can put on another one, shouldn't be a big problem since he has the cast of your mouth there.. and that the new one stays put until the permanent one gets put on. I have an appointment to get my bridge, permanent one put on next month.
Mel, I am betting the test was covered and it just didn't show on the bill you received.
cece, hope your day is going well, not to much stress. Hope your dad is better and that everything is there is okay. <<< HUGS >>>
Not a lot here to post about. My IBS is not as bad as they have been. My fibro symptoms are not that bad either. I guess my flare is letting up cause the pain is not as bad. Speaking about fibro pain: the Vit D3 I'm taking, 4,000 IU's of D each day now sure is helping with the pain. But a few weeks ago I started to feel deep leg bone pain so I upped my D dose and the pain is gone now. I'd hate to think about how much pain I'd be in without my D. My levels were good at 68 in November and I'm sure a bit higher now with my upping my daily dose, but come March I'll go back down to 2,000 a day.
Let me close this here with well wishes to all... Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Hello and TGIF to one and to all. Friday the 13th, to think we're just a mere few days away from being halfway through February and heading to spring! How nice.
I hope my post finds each of you in a good place where you're not dealing with fibro issue or pain.
It's dry here to MiMI, but wicked winter weather this way cometh. They are saying, the news here, that two storms heading towards us will leave 1-3 inches of snow on the ground Monday and Tuesday and it will be bitterly cold to boot. I could have done without that bit of news.
I hope you all have some nice Valentine's Day/ evening plans. DH has to work tomorrow and we're going to church service with DD and family Saturday evening, so DH is taking me to the movies and dinner afterwards tonight. He bought me some very nice gifts for Valentine'S Day. One he brought me is 12 red rose, abit little though. Their in a 6 inch pot and the bush has 13 red roses or buds. Just too sweet. He also got me SEE'S candy along with the clothes I was able to choose the other night. Now a movie and dinner, I am truly blessed.
Speaking of blessed, my SIL had terrible stomach pain the other night so her son took her to an ER. They did a cat scan on her and saw a mass in her lower colon. The admitted her and yesterday they did surgery on her. A true blessing and answers to many prayers the mass was not cancerous and although she will wear a bag for 5 months and have to have surgery again, she will be fine. If it had been bad news I just don't know what DH would have done having lost 3 family members to cancer last year and this year having his favorite sister ill and fighting cancer. So we are beyond blessed.
I mention this because I wanted to bring up and stress the importance of having a colonoscopy every 5 years. Yes it's unpleasant preparing for it,( I have my 5 year one in a few weeks ) but colon cancer is the most treatable cancer if caught early. Colonoscopies catch polyps early. My SIL hadn't had a colonoscopy in over 10 years. And she already knew the colonoscopy she had 11 years ago found and took out 5 non cancerous polyps. And yet she chose not to go back for another one in 5 years. She told me 10 years was when you go. No amount of telling her it was 5 worked. So this year, the 11th year out she has this colon issue.
Nothing much on my end to post about, slow down in middle TN I guess.
Wishing each of you a wonderful day. Gentle hugs to one and to all. Linda RView Thread
Good Wednesday MiMi and to all that will follow. I do hope that your day will be a good one, done your way and one that will not find you dealing with fibro's issues or pain.
I didn't back read today so am not up to speed on how everyone is doing. I do hope that each of you who visit here are doing well. Not many down days from fibro flares or much pain to deal with.
It's a lovely morning here. For a change. It's been a dreary gray here lately so waking up to the sunshine was a welcomed change. It will reach mid 50's today so that is also very nice.
I do apologize for my popping in and out of Roll Call so much lately. But I just don't find myself sitting in front of the laptop that often and the smartphone doesn't register with webMD. So my only way is on the laptop, which like I mentioned I don't use much. I also have a pad and don't use it either. The smartphone, the Galaxy Note4, is so good for me that I depend on it and communicate everywhere with it, except Roll Call, cause I can't get onto me post.
My fibro issues have been a bear of late. Just when I thought I had gotten over the worst fibro flares symptoms, BAMM, Sunday I went down with a migraine, slept a lot on Monday, up yesterday and catching up on things and today seems to be good, so far. The shots I take for the migraines must not be as effective as in the past because 9 weeks in from getting them I got that loulou of a migraine. And I know it's from my neck and shoulders. I am now wondering what to do because I can't take the trigger point shots again until the middle of next month.
I know it all comes down to be watchful and careful on how I do things, and eat and sleep and exercise, I know my whole body is sensitive and just about anything can trigger a flare and I need to be mindful of that each day. I mean I've had PN and fibro for decades and I should know how to keep from getting a flare up and what to look for and what to avoid that might trigger a flare up. But just when I think I have a handle on my symptoms, BAMM, here comes another one that knocks me down :') Example, I know that my neck and shoulder nerves are so badly compromised that anything can trigger a flare up, and I know if I use my creams on trigger points 2 times a day I can help stave off skin pain or a migraine. So do I do that? Nope, and boy oh boy do I suffer from not doing that. So yesterday and this a.m. I am using the Voltaren cream on my back, shoulders and neck, so far so good.
No real plans for my day. Getting my back adjusted later with DH in tow.Did catch up errands yesterday evening and DH took me clothes shopping for Valentine's day. He said he doesn't know what to pick out for me so I went a gave him ideas. I ended up with a really nice pair of Michael Kors jeans and sweater. Both on the cheap. Saved 85 on the jeans ( originally 110.00 ) and we got the sweater just about for nothing with coupons. The sweater was discounted down from 36 to 15, and I had a coupon for 10 off, so we paid 4 dollars and change.Tonight it's a stop at KOHLS with their coupons, reward points and Wednesday's senior discount of 15%. Not sure I'll find something for DH for Valentine's Day but should be fun trying to buy nice on the cheap.
Today is also discount market day and I will be looking through my coupons to see what I have that I can use for items I need to stock up the cupboards. Being cheap these days is the only way I know how to shop anymore. We spent so many years with so little money that now that we have a little extra I just don't waste it. And using coupons for me is fun and I like saving money.
Aside from that I am not having a lot to post about. The weather is not bad, as it could be, and life is slow lately. Both good things I think.
Let me close this here with my best wishes to all for a good today and tonight. Feel well wishes going out to all.
Good Post Super Bowl Monday everyone. I hope that your day is going well and that fibro issues and pain are not a part of your day.
it's cloudy here and Oh So Cold. Last time I checked it was 30 feeling like 20 something. Burrr. Sorry that the groundhog feels it's gonna be a long 6 weeks to winter's end. I could have done without it being so. But why put faith in a groundhog anyway? He's been right 10 times. Me? I always check out the trees, bushes and lawn(s) for my indicator that winter is moving out. Things here are looking more spring than winter. So I am feeling like here we may have more warm days than cold. Hope so anyway.
Nothing on my plate today. And that's good since yesterday just about wore me out. DH went overboard on foods for the DD and family. The preparation, cooking, serving, cleanup and packing away of left overs ( not too much of that though ) just about took all the fun out of having family over to watch the game. And the ending of the game, well, what can I say but fire the sideline coaching staff in Seattle.
MiMi, I agree with you. Too much money is wasted on super bowl ads. Just a shame. But I say that with a smile because Danny Trejo, the Machete actor, who lives near where I did back in the San Fernando Valley, did the SNECKERS Brady Family ad and it cracked me up because everyone who knows Danny knows he is the gentlest of people. I've met him twice, thanked him for what he gives back to the community both times. He sets aside one day a month, more if he's schedule and business commitments allow, to visit schools to talk about students staying in school, not joining gangs and not being like the characters he portrays in film. He doesn't have to do this, but he feels that if he can keep children in school and out of gangs it's what he's going to try to do. Again, he has just the kindest of heart. And his wife started a, and runs, a shelter for animals who would be euthanized if taken to the city pound and I am betting most of his ad paycheck will be used at her shelter to save more animals until they can find forever homes. Again, he's a really good person.
I back read some Roll Call posts and am glad that many of you are doing well and enjoyed Super Bowl Sunday.
MiMI, I am sorry you DD is having some medical issues and that your GS's are dealing with cold symptoms. Hope you do not get a cold.
Nancy, so glad to hear that your elbow is feeling better.
Cory, the gas prices here are still under 2.00 but you are so right about them going back up. The Saudi's say their holding firm at their current oil prices so they should stay low, but greed will prevail I am sure and we'll all see higher, higher and higher gas prices by summer. #SAD
Mel and Lisa, hope your temps get warmer. It's cold here too. Darn winter!
cece, I do hope you SBS was good. Not much cooking or clean up. I hope that you were able to just sit and enjoy the game with your family. <<< HUGS >>>
Not a lot to post about so will close this here with my very best wishes for a great day for each of you. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Good morning and Welcome. I put Gabapentin because it's what worked for me the past 4 or 5 years. But honestly I haven't been able to take all the others. Too many side effects. I'll be interested to see which one of the ones listed comes up #1. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Good Saturday, MiMi, NancyB, Cory and to all who will follow. I hope today is a good one for you. I hope you slept well, have low or no fibro issues or pain today. I also hope that where you are the sun is out and that it is warm.
Here it's clear but cold at 30 this a.m.. It will get warmer as the day goes along, all the way up to 51. Tomorrow there's rain but again, warm at 55. Our temps are getting warmer each week letting me know that spring is but a few weeks away. Yay that! I do know that there will be a snow event or two along the way to spring, but for the most part winter is waning. Again, YAY that.
Haven't done much this week. But next week I have appointments each day. Not looking forward to my dental work Monday. Wednesday I set up my 5 year colonoscopy exam with my Gastro dr. Thursday is the tax preparer and outta everything this week, that's gonna hurt.
The fibro flare that was on it's way out, came back in. I have been dragging most of the week, getting a few things done, but slow at everything I set out to do. The IBS symptoms are less, so that's a good thing. I am hoping that my system knows that the worst of winter is behind me and that it's getting somewhat back to normal, which is flares but not so many and NOT such long ones. I hope.
Super Bowl Sunday. UGH DH LOVES the Big Football day. Our DD and SIL are coming to pick up our GS and are staying to watch, eat and enjoy the game with DH. He has spent the last few days getting ready for those few special hours of eating and drinking while watching football. He has the ribs, the Craw Fish boil ingredients, the Shrimp Boil ingredients, I picked up the King's Cake, cupcakes and a pie to bake. He has brew, soda's and enough chips to wrap around the subdivision. He has 3 dips and 2 salsa's. As for me, watching what I eat and drink, what I get is the clean up and not one of my teams is playing.
MiMI, I am glad you are getting to watch your GD's game. I wish so that I could have the chance to watch my GD play basketball. She plays at guard and at 5'7 she's tall enough to enjoy the position. My DD lives on the coast there in NC and not a flake of snow has fallen, but it has been rainy and cold. I think this winter season has been pretty good for the SE. Not much in the way of real cold, or not for many days, if we have some. I really do see spring coming now here. We're pretty much getting 50's for temps, still gray though.
NancyB, Oh I so glad that your elbow is doing better and I do so hope that your pain subsides and that you feel much better sooner. My tulips bulbs are now plants <3 and I hope to get them out of doors into the flower bed some time over the next few weeks so they can settle in for spring.
Cory, when it comes to your birthday, how you spend it and with whom, is up to you. If you want your twin brother to help you celebrate the day, it's your call. Little people are such fun, and 3 year olds, well that's a great age to enjoy them. And WooHoo, the tax return is there already. We have to give, not get.
Lou, wish I could see that hat when you are done with it.
Let me close here. I have to be, well don't have to be, at a Tupperware party at 1 and am running late as per my normal.
Wishing each of you a good day, a day where you do things your way not Fibro's. Gentle hugs to all, Linda RView Thread
Good Middle of the week MiMI, Lisa and to all that will follow. I hope this finds everyone in a good place today and that fibro issues or pain are not something you are dealing with today.
It's sunny today, yeah that! It's warm too. Going up to near 50 and with the sunshine it will feel so nice and warm here. It has been gray and rainy the past few weeks so a nice day like today is so welcomed.
DH is heading home so we can attend a funeral of a friend who passed away Saturday from a heart attack. As I get older I find I attend funerals more and more. Last month it was one of a dear lady. This month a really great guy. I do hate to attend them and say good bye to people who have have made my life fun and interesting.
Nancy, so glad the snowmageddon was a no show and that you had no more snow than you could handle. Funny about your DH. Isn't it always the way. Glad your office was closed, better safe than sorry.
MiMi, Happy belated Birthday wishes going out to your GS. The party for him sounded nice. And sorry too that your GD was not able to attend.
Not much to post about, just wanted to sign in and say Hello to everyone.
Will close this here with gentle hugs and best wishes to all. Linda RView Thread
Good Saturday MiMi and to all that will follow. I hope that your weekend is starting off well and that you have fibro issues and pain free days and nights.
Well we woke up to an inch of snow and it is just lovely. The snow will be gone by this afternoon but more snow is expected Sunday late. School closings will be posted I am sure late tomorrow for that. I had to laugh because in the good weather years here I also would say " If it doesn't snow by my birthday we'll be sliding into spring early." Well it snowed one day after. I wonder if we will get spring a few weeks early.
DH and I made Chili Verde last night, not hard but getting the right ingredients,ugh. Made three stops at three different markets. It's really a simple recipe, takes 15 minutes if you follow the recipes order, but DH always goes off the recipe and it's back tracking to get it right. But we recovered and the salsa is good. We made it for Super Bowl Sunday's Salsa and chips.
My day will be slow, I have to venture out to Walmart for two things this a.m. and since the snow is not on the roadways I should be okay driving there. May stop at Hobby Lobby for some Valentine things. Gosh that's only a few weeks away! Winter will be over soon and trust me it won't be soon enough! When DH gets home we're heading out to church service and dinner with DD and family. Tomorrow we're having dinner with our youngest DD and family. Nice way to round out D's and my special week.
MiMi, I am sorry you have been hurting the past few days. I wish that this pain will lift off you and that you feel well again quickly. Your little grandson is just adorable. I am sorry the medical tests he took weren't as good as you all had hoped. I am sure he will be okay and maybe he will not need medical intervention. <<< HUGS >>>
Mel, I did have a nice two days. Thank you so much for your birthday wishes. I got so many Bday wishes and phone calls. My fb page was filled with nice messages and posts that it just made my heart so happy. Almost made getting a year older worth it.
Cory, hope your day was good and that you are not having much stress or any pain.
Lou, hope all is well with you and your DH. I envy your talent to knit and make things with yarn. I am all thumbs. You sound so happy when you talk about the kitchen. Wish I could see pictures of them. If you ever care to you can catch me @ email@example.com and log onto me with fb.
cece, I do hope that you get to rest some over the weekend. I also hope that your dad's medical condition has improved enough that he can go back to rehab soon. Perhaps you will be able to catch your breath then. I am sure the worry about his health has not been good for your's
AND Thank You for the nicest birthday post of them all. It meant so much. <3
Okay not much to post about, things are slow in my neck of the woods. My fibro flare is easing more each day. I am feeling stronger and the IBS issues are getting better so much so that I can handle them. Life is good.
Anyway I will close this here with my best wishes for good days for all. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread