Quick post to wish each of you a wonderful, fibro pain free Monday.
It's warming up here and by Wed it will be touching the 100 mark. But it's so much better than the gloomy days we've just had. So dreary and rainy. And I guess today marks pretty much the middle of summer. Sure hasn't been summer like tho. I guess I should be grateful it's not wintery but it has been so gray and gloomy that I wonder if maybe it has been more that end of the calendar and not this.
DH and I got the living room ready for the carpet installers. They will only have to move the wing back chair, the couch and a table out to the porch and then back in. I can do the rest.
While DH and I had been busy Saturday evening and Sunday doing the thins he couldn't help with after his surgery Thursday, we we failed to notice our cat Lovey had wondered off. I had last seen her on the back porch safe and sound Saturday. I had put her out so she'd be out of the way while we worked in the living room. She had her food dish, water and some treats. I even let her take out a roll toy to 'knock' around the porch. I failed to look for her Saturday night, thought DH let her in. And we left early Sunday to DD's and never gave it thought where she was. She's the kind of cat that is either in your face one day and sleeping under bed or hiding the next two. But she had never been the kind cat who'd leave.
So DH and I are thinking she had to have finally figured out the dog door we put in and gotten out. Knowing she has no front nails we are now frantic to get her home. We spent 3 hours last night going from yard to yard three streets wide looking for her. Not a sign. We will put up posters this afternoon in the hopes she has been taken in by some kind neighbors. She has never been out of the back yard so can't for the life of me figure why she left the screened in porch unless she saw a bird and went for it over the fence.
Will take another look see around the neighborhood before I head out to get ' must do ' errands done.
Lou, Congrats on the profession knitting. My daughter knows how but I just don't have the finger's for it and am always impressed with those who can.
Hi Cory, Nancy, Mary, MiMi and to all that follow. Wishing each of you a wonderful day. Gentle Hugs, Linda RView Thread
Lou, I will be watching how the vote goes as well as DH and I will be heading back home to Los Angeles to our final resting places that are in The San Fernando Mission. I think there's something like 20 million people living in LA right now. Not sure. When we left 22 years ago it was 10 million. And LA could be it's own state if it wanted. Thank God no one thought of that. But anyway, if the measure passes and the state does split into 6 states the state Los Angels County would be in would be West California And having done some thinking on it, if I were still living there I am pretty sure I'd vote against the measure.View Thread
Good Saturday MiMi, Nancy and to all those who will follow. Here wishing each of you a wonderful day that is fibro pain and issue free.
OMG it's so darn gloomy out there. It feels like a November day. Cool at 60 something and rainy. It will clear out later today but right now every bone in my body is feeling the gray of the day.
Didn't get MY day things done yesterday so will have to do them at some point today. I gave to clear the living room out so DH and I can cut and bag the old carpet and padding so we can clear the floor of dust and stuff and then get the bags to the dump before the car installers come on Friday. DH and I will leave the heavy furniture in the living room for the installers to take out to the front porch and they'll bring it back in when their done installing the carpet. Which is a very good thing since DH goes back in for the second surgery Thursday and will be unable to lift a thing for a few days.
MiMi,I'm so glad that your GD got to get a vacation with your son at DisneyWorld. It really is " magical "for the little ones, but your so right it is getting so pricey. 2 of my daughters just visited Disneyland and complained about it being so costly. And they used my SIL's Military discount for tickets too. Knowing how pricey the hopper psses are now DH and I are going to DisneyWorld and Disneyland this year and are sending away for discounted tickets thru the UAW. Will save about 80 dollars for Disney World, not a lot, but what we save will pay for the gas going and maybe coming back. As for Disneyland it's a whole lot cheaper there so we will get a smaller discount but pay less to get into the parks with hopper passes.
Nancy, I feel your OUCH. It's hard to practice Pace and Pace some more when you have little one climbing up and down and your lifting them up. And we hope the one little one who has been using our back feeder spreads the word that theres food and drink over at the Reyes's back yard. We have put in the flowers they like and 7 feeders, surely we can handle more than one little baby.
Cory, cece, Mary, Lou, Mel and angleswife- where ever you are, Hi to you and hope your day goes well. Nothing much to post about so will close this here and let you get on with your day as I should with mine. I'm always running behind. Gentle hugs to all, Linda RView Thread
msmary15. Linda R here and I've been on Gabapentin for about 5 years on and off. I used to be able to ween off it from March to mid October, but the past few years I've had nerve pain issues during the warm months,so the dr did a ' bump up' of the months I take it and the dosage.
Gabapentin can cause a slight weight gain and it can make you sleepy if you take 300 3 xs a day. I'm one of the lucky ones that the weight gain is not an issue nor is the sleepiness. I used to take only 300 mg at night, then a few years ago because of the deep leg bone pain, even with my daily Vit D3, I had to increase it to 300 2 xs a day. Now it's 300 mg 3xs a day, but the side effects of it haven't been an issue with me and it's still helping to keep the nerve pain away. My dr said I could go up to 600 mg 3xs a day but I don't want to do that as long as it's helping at the lower dose.
If you feel that a higher dose would work better for you ask your dr if an increase would be better for you. There is also LYRICA out there for those of us with fibro pain. I tried it a month or so ago and after a week I knew it wasn't for me and went back to Gabapentin. Fibro is, sadly, not A ONE SIZE FITS ALL collection of illnesses so Lyrica might work wonders for one and, as was the case with me, not work well at all. Everything connected with fibro is TRY IT ON FOR SIZE. Let us know how it goes.
Gentle hugs, Linda R
It does help to reduce nerve pain. It isn't as good at making foot pain go away though.View Thread
Hell and Welcome djnlivmom. So glad you found this site. It's a great place to visit and once here, you know you are NOT ALONE.
There are so many caring people here who deal with fibro's issues each day, just like you do. We all understand and we all care. At this site you fan help others who have been newly DX'd with fibro and have now idea how to coup. This site not only helps us, it helps others. A wonderful place to come.
As for the ' cocktail mix ' you are dealing with, I don't know much about that. I like, a few others here, try to go scriptless and OTC, supplements as much as whenever possible. I do take Gabapentin, 300 mg 3xs a day now because I have Peripheral Neuropathy DX now too.( That's long nerve damage as well as the fibro small nerve damage.)
Please post often we are soooo glad you are now part of our fibro family.
Hello and Welcome.I am glad you have found your way to this site. There's a whole group of wonderful and caring people who are dealing with fibro issue and pain like you.
Please feel free to talk all you want here. Also join in on TGIF Roll Call. It's a nice way to pop on, say HI and let us know how you are doing.
This is a site where you can talk your head off. You can vent on bad days and encourage others that have been feeling a bit down on days you are feeling up. This site is so special because so many of the people here are SPECIAL and CARING and UNDERSTANDING.
So settle in with us, feel free to post whenever the mood hits you.. Gentle Hugs, Linda RView Thread
Good TGIT MiMi, Mary and to all that follow. Wishing each of you all a great fibro issue and pain free day. I hope the weather where you are is nice.
It's overcast, cool at 60 and going to rain any second kind of day going on here. Miss yesterday's beautiful be out of doors weather already. Was busy yesterday so didn't have hummingbird watch time. I'm sure we've got them, but just one or two so far. With so few you miss them as they zip around. Hope we get more as the summer is now half over.
Today is a ME day. Getting my nails and some shopping in later this afternoon. Plan to go by Walmart, at some point, and pick up a wax machine. My DD has been using one for years and swears by them. Been to preoccupied with so many medical things of late to think about getting something as nice and useful as the wax machine. But today I will be getting one.
I'm physically feeling so much better. The flare that's been beating me up this week is backing off. I'm not as tired, don't have as many stomach issues and the body aches and pain are getting less noticeable. But ya know what I hate about this flare, which was really bad. is that I know what I'm gonna be feeling and dealing with in the Fall and Winter. Such painful body aches and medical issues. This preview I could have done without.
MiMi,so glad to hear your hand is better. Yes sad and OMGoodness the things that are going on in the world.
Mary, hope the test you will be taking will get to the reason why your wrist hurts. Glad you felt less pain yesterday and hope you have less pain today.
Lou, Nancy, cece, hope that each of you are having a great day.
Cory, we now have November temps here. No higher than 69 today and overcast with rain on the way. I am not going to like Fall at all, having now had a taste of it. As for California voting on splitting it into 6 states, I JDK how I feel about it. I posted an Editorial cartoon on my fb page about it.. The cartoon is really funny Having talked to family and friends back in California, my in my heart home state, they think it just might pass. OMGoodness. If you have fb let either cece or me know and I'll give you my email address to get you on there.
Okay will close this here with wishes for a great day and a day with sunshine, warm temps and no fibro issues. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Hello and Welcome. Sorry that you've gotten the fibro DX, but very glad you've found your way to this site. We all have the fibro DX and some, like me, have the added nerve damage DX of Peripheral Neuropathy. Both inside illnesses that is not seen by others. Hard to explain to anyone who doesn't have fibro
And like you, and many of us here, we went years until a doctor could pinpoint the reason for our pain, Fibromyalgia., nerve damage. And like you we took a deep breath and said: whew finally, an answer to why we felt so bad.
As for your friend who says it's a made up disease, phooey on that. Doctors know now it's Nerve Damage that causes the pain we feel. We can't make it up, it's what it is! Fibromyalgia is on google. There is so much out there on it and PN, I suggest your friend take a moment to look and see for herself.
And If I had a two wishes I'd wish they'd find a way to help us deal with the daily pain and fatigue we have and second that there'd be no Fibromyalgia to deal with.
Keep posting, here you will find caring understanding people. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Good Thursday one and all. I hope that you are having a good day and that you are not dealing with fibro issues or pain.
Another eye candy, spring like, day here in S. Middle TN. It's cool and clear. Storms due in over the weekend so I'll take today and tomorrow without a complaint.. it is July after all.
DH is in the back yard spraying for crabgrass and weeds that have been washed down the hill into my lawn. UGH. We've had so much rain over the last few weeks, months really, that the leaves on a few of our fruit trees are yellow. I wish I could give the rain to California. It needs it so badly. And while speaking about my in my heart home state, California, I still can't believe that Californians are going to vote on dividing the state into six states. OMG. If it passes it sets a president to all the other states to do the same. Never thought this would happen in my lifetime and being from Los Angeles I am not sure I would vote for my area to become the section to be named West California. cece your thoughts?
OMGosh, we saw a baby hummingbird last night. He's so small and he seems to be drawn to the back feeder. That means he's in staying in a tree nearby. DH refilled that feeder with fresh sugar water and then he redid the rest this a.m. I really hope we are getting our hummingbirds back. Last year was a blaze of colors flying zip and zoom all day. We had over 30 last year and to be so far into the summer without getting even so much as one, well, we had almost given up. But, last night we go hope back. If the baby is here, so too is the momma. And if the mamma came to our back yard, then she's one of ours from last year. So Yay that. #Hopeful
I have a few errands to run this afternoon, just a few, as DH and I got most of them out of the way last nigh along with the4 marketing. While out I picked up the Epipen from the pharmacy. The dr had given me a O dollar copay coupon so I paid zip for it. That was nice.
I really hate knowing that I have to carry the Epipen, or be near it from now on, and he said from now on. It's one more medical thing to have to deal with, I get so tired of dealing with medical things. And it's so hard being sensitive to things and not be able to get shots to build up an immunity to them.
I mean I knew I was allergic to cement dust. Tried to tell DD that I shouldn't be in the classroom Sunday. She just got an attitude with me and thought I was trying to get out of helping her. So I stayed and I paid for it with an allergic reaction hours later. And that's my biggest problem, I get a reaction to things and foods hours later. So hard to pinpoint what it was that I had the reaction to. And because I told the doctor about it, I now must carry the pen. According to the allergy dr what I had on Sunday night and Monday was a severe reaction to either the plaster dust or the cement dust and should have gone to the closet ER. I didn't so am now under orders that I must carry the pen. Okay moving, my self pity moment is over.
MiMi, so glad the hand is feeling and working better.
Mel, pace and pace some more as you work around your house.
Hi cece,Lou,Cory, Nancy and Mary hope your day is going well.
Nothing much to post about so will close this here with Gentle hugs to all, Linda RView Thread