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
Good Friday to one and all. I hope your day is warm and that you have sunshine over you. I also hope that you have a fibro issue and pain free day and night.
I'm up early because of the rain. It's not much and it isn't snow so am happy about that. As with North Carolina, where MiMi lives, TN has had a mild winter. More rain than normal and some real cold spells, a lot of really gray day, but mild considering it's winter.
MiMi I do see that NC is getting a bad winter storm, even along the coast where my DD and family live.. do stay safe and warm.
I got my Pneumococcal vaccine shot yesterday and am surprised it doesn't even hurt or anything. No bad reaction or anything. I was told that this fairly new Pneumococcal vaccine is 100 times better than the one we get before 65. Has more protection because it covers more strains. Anyway got it and that's behind me.
Had a nice day yesterday...lots of wonderful and beautiful birthday well wishes. DH spent the day taking me here and there spoiling me with gifts and food. I even got a Cheesecake Factory classic Vanilla cupcake with Vanilla chai tea latte as a chaser. Just a beautiful and I feel so loved.
I have a slow day going on here. Post office, market and done. But its cold, gray and rainy out there so not having a lot to do is just fine with me.
MiMi, I was discussing retirement planning with a friend a day or so ago, as her husband is ready to retire from GM and they just attended a group meeting at the Union Hall. They were in shock because they are no where near ready for him to retire. That's the same thing that happened to DH and I. We never discussed finances after GM. So when he retired from there we had no clue as to what we faced financially and we hit bottom right out the gate.Debt that needed all his pre retirement income and then some. It took us 7 cash strapped and moneyless years to get solvent and we're still not ready for DH to fully retire. He'll be 70 in 2 years. Sad what it takes now to have and enjoy those " Golden " years.
cece, am so sorry your father is back in the hospital. I hope his time there is short and that he gets back to feeling well enough to leave to return to rehab then hopefully home. I know this is so stressful on you. I know the toll it's taking on your health. I wish you could have just one totally stress and worry free day to enjoy. Each night you and your family are on the very top of my nightly prayer list. I have added your name on the prayer list for our churches weekly prayer meeting. I wish so much I could do more.
Cory, hope your day is less stressful and that fibro issues and pain ease off so that you begin to feel well again. Thank you for the birthday and anniversary wishes, means a lot. <3
I will close this here wishes to one and all that you have the very, very best day. Gentle hugs, LindaView Thread
Good ' HUMP ' day y'all. Hope your today is going well and that each of you has a fibro issue and pain free day and night.
It's only going to 45 today. I am going to miss the warmth of the past few days. A tease of spring but I know it's only a few more weeks away. I did read that NOAH is saying that spring in the SouthEast will be below normal.. not happy about that if it's the case.
Got only one thing on my plate today. beside dinner and a movie with DH, a quick in and out at the dentist to get impression for a bridge I'll be getting in a few weeks. And like I just mentioned DH and I are going to see UNBROKEN and then get a meal afterwards. It's a low key 48th anniversary date. Tomorrow I have to make a quick stop at my lung dr's office to get the newest pneumonia vaccine shot. I thought the one I had taken was the best out there but he said I needed the new one that covers many more pneumonia strains. So in I go to get it. UGH And since we're going to be nearby the movie theater we're going to see another movie and get a meal out to celebrate my birthday. Our parish priest just called as I was typing this to wish us a happy anniversary and me a nice birthday. He sent me a lovely card yesterday. How nice.
Not much new here, same old.
MiMi, I agree with you totally. The ' system' is broken. And it's shameful that anyone could collect SS money from ex's account. No wonder the SS is running out of money.
Cory, sorry the past few days have been stressful. I hope the weather there stays sunny and warmer than it's is supposed to. I hope you feel so much better quickly.
Mel, I'm sorry you are feeling so much fibro pain. I hope the sun starts to shine there. We've been lucky the past few days with sun and warmth. Glas Sunday is going to be in the 60's there. Maybe we'll get some of it. Have a good day with your class this a.m.
Lisa, hope the tests come back quickly and glad your first test are all good. Miami Valley, ah the sounds just says beach and sun.. sorry it hasn't been so much of that. Do hope the sun and warmth comes back quickly so you feel better.
Okay better close this here with my best wishes to each of you for a really good day. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Lou, I have been thinking alot about you and your past mold issues the past few days. I was telling a friend about how mold could have been a trigger for some here that have had mold and then fibro or vise versa. Not that mold triggered my PN or fibro. A horrific auto accident did that back when I was a teenager.
The reason I am posting again is I have a question: Have you gone to your Rheumatologist yet for a recheck? I do so hope that there about whether or not mold could have triggered you fibro and maybe there is medication(s) for you and a turnaround for your symptoms. I hope so, so very much.
I know you'd rather be working right about now, but just getting some knitting time in sounds lovely. I wish I could knit. I have friends who do and they make such lovely things. I'm just all thumbs I guess.
Good Tuesday MiMi, Mel and Welcome Christi37757 Hello all. I do so hope everyone is enjoying the day, Each of you doing it your way and that you have no issues or pain from fibro today
It's sunny and warm here. High of 58, a bit cooler than yesterday's nearly 70. It will be warm and sunny tomorrow too. Just a tease of spring, but I'll take it.
Didn't do much yesterday, got to the post office and then picked up my contact supply for the year. I hope I hear back about the hearing aide. Today I go to Ross, as always and then to the Bone and Joint Dr about the knee. After that I go get my monthly back adjustment and home. Not to much to do but enough to keep me out in the sunshine and warmth. #HAPPINESS
MiMi, I too long for spring and can;t wait for it to get here. On the downside NOHA is predicting a cooler than normal spring for the southeast. I do hope they are wrong. I need sunshine not gray. I need warm days not ones that are cold and rainy. UGH.. I want spring!
Christi, I am so glad you found us here. Make yourself right at home. As for your question: I was DX'd while I was in college nearly 40 years ago. I spent 2 years going from one dr to another trying to get a Dx. Felt so sick all the time and so tired, but they kept telling me I had the flu. And finally when I got one, back then there wasn't much for us out there, I was sent to a head doctor who kept asking me why I wanted to make myself sick. What?? And I only got flexeril. It wasn't pretty for those of us with fibro back in the day. It's so much better for us now. We have dr's who believe in fibromyalgia. Treat it and try to make it better for us.
Mel, I do so understand your feeling down with the weather being cold, gray and sunless, as it has been. I do so hope that you begin to feel better and that fibro issues and pain go away quickly.
MiMi, you have a ' ME ' day. How nice.. enjoy. Am glad your problems with the water heater are now over. And isn't it amazing how they fix these now. They make a phone call, they connect and VOILA it's fixed. Amazing. My grandmother would be just so in awe of today's technology.
cece, hope your day is going well and is as stress free as possible. <<< HUGS >>>
Cory, hope the sun is out where you are and the weather is warmer than it should be.
NancyB, wishing you a very good today..
Mary, hope your enjoying the day with sun and warmth.
Okay, am heading out the door to run an errand or two before going to dr appointments.
Good Monday MiMi, NancyB and to all those who will follow. I do hope that today is going well for you and that you are not dealing with fibro issues or pain today.
Mimi, what is the ulna nerve?
It's sunny and warm, 54, going up to 60, here. Has been so nice the last few days I dread going back to winter's gray, cold and rainy. UGH. But each day that passes brings spring closer and closer and yea that!
Don't have much on my plate today. Going to pick up my contacts, they finally came in. Got my reading glasses last week, very nice. Not top of the line designer but much nicer than OTC from Walmart. My hearing aide is not in yet but hopefully someday this week. Once that's in I'm done with eye and ear things until next January.. nice.
Spent my yesterday running a few a.m. errands with DH and then back home to watch the football games. I hear the game between the NE Patriots and Indy was in some way rigged in NE's favor. Under inflated game balls. OMG how are they going to ' un play the game ' or let the scores stand? My cousin is a die hard NE fan will she want to ' un ring ' the winning bell? Think not and she'll be the one crying foul over the score and win last night by her team.
Just got off the phone with our local church and the Cathedral in DownTown Nashville. Seems DH and I have been invited to a celebration mass for couples who have 25 or 50 years of marriage under their belt. Nice, so unexpected though since DH and I have been married 48 years this coming Wednesday, but have been a couple 50 years since January 1st. I left a message at both, since no one picked up, that we are so honored to have been invited by the Bishop, but it's just a year or two too early we think. LOL Lets see what they say when they call back.
Okay I think I'll get back to putting recipes in my new cookbook. Such a nice gift from DH and so needed. My old one is so crammed with recipes collected over the years and family ones, that it was just impossible to find ones I use more often than not. So the new book has come just in time. The cookbook is a birthday gift from DH. He took me to see it at Barnes and Noble yesterday, before he bought it for my ' big' day Thursday, and I fell in love with it. Such a nice cookbook, just for my recipes, unlike the Better Homes and Garden one I've had for over 30 years. It's leather bound, embossed with a plate, knife and folk and looks way more expensive than what we paid for it. #HAPPINESS.
Nancy, what is an EMG? Is it the tests where they use small amounts of electricity to check the nerves? Why would they need to recheck a person once one's been given. OMG the ones I got hurt so bad I swore that their never getting me to do those again.
Anyway, I have a question about the shots. I have been getting steroid shots diluted with numbing medication and although it's very low amount of steroids, like 12 MG's each side and less on the trigger spots. In your opinion is long term use of them a bad thing? I really can't go without them more than 4 months and then the migraines come roaring back. The fear of going into the hospital with one just terrifies me. Any thoughts?
Congratulations to you! I am so happy to hear your news! And you get to have your sister living in you town, near you! Such happiness..View Thread
Coming in here on Monday morning as I'm trying to back read Roll Call posts.
MiMi, sorry you're still having water heater issues. Odd as this is DH was working on our bathroom/ bath tub water pipes this weekend. Had to take out part of my closet wall to get to the pipes, ugh. We almost thought we'd be needing a new water heater but DH was able to find the issue to our not so warm hot water and we're doing okay now. I hope that you are able to get you water heater issues fixed and not be bothered with it for a long while.
Cory, so very sorry that you had a bad today. I know doing just a little work can push us over. I am glad that it's warmer there than it could be, as it is here, I hope that the warmth and sunshine is of help. Do feel better quickly.
Mel, hope that you enjoyed the sunshine and the warmer temps. It's been nice here the past two days but like all things winter it will be gray and cold sooner than later. UGH.