laurab, do feel better soon. I'm sorry you feel exhausted and are in pain. Rest and recoup and feel better soon.
And your right isn't it always something? Just when I get all my loose ends together someone moves them and I have to deal with ' stuff ' I'd rather not deal with all over again. And like you say I always remember: This to Shall Pass.
Wish I had your sunny day. It's beyond gloomy here. The nights here are not really cooling down.. high 50's lately. The past few days have been cooler because of the clouds but tomorrow the sun will be out and it will be warm.
Good middle of the week one and all. Hope your day is going well and that you are feeling well today with little to no fibro issues or pain.
It's cold and dreary here this a.m. with dark clouds that is making the out of doors gloomy. It will go up to the high 70's by mid day, but right now UGH. Tomorrow will be sunny and warm, 80, as will the next few days. But going into the weekend rain is due back.
Didn't get much done yesterday, nails hair, etc, except lunch and some shopping with my BFF. We went from store to store looking for a coffee and end table. Finally found both at the same store. But it took some time to find um. But it was fun and I enjoyed spending the afternoon with her. But in doing so I missed my GS's cross country meet. I told DH to call me when he got there so I could drive over and he didn't. So when I called him to see if the competition was on DH told me GS's group had already finished. UGH DH!
Well today I head up towards Nashville to get my sinuses checked out. I hate medial testing now because I know the tests can, and in my case a few years ago, be read wrong. Getting an incorrect DX can wreak havoc on one's nerves. So I have a bit of anxiety about taking the ultrasound today. But the new ENT doctor is checking all the bases being that I'm new so that's a good thing. And I do need to know, rule out the sinuses as a cause for my eye and sinus issues.
DH starts his 4 day weekend tomorrow. He hasn't said if he has any plans for them. I hope he offers to take me on a day trip down to Memphis and then Tunica, MS. I haven't been to down to Tunica, MS in, as they say around here, a dog's age. Meaning at least 10 years. Time flies.
Mary, my experience with Gabapentin has been mixed. I don't like it, but the fact of the matter, for me, it does work. I've been taking it for 4 years now and at a low doses. It does cause side effects at higher doses for me tho. I found this out when my Neurologist told me in late last year to up my dose from 600 a day to 1800. Hugh mistake for me. I had a rapid heart rate, gained 5 pounds and was on edge all day. And t tell you the truth I didn't feel all that much better than I did at the lower dose. So without telling him I dropped it back down to 600 at night 2 weeks ago and bingo, my heart rate and BP is back to normal and I feel pretty darn good fibro pain wise but with the foot pain from the PN I really do have to take it every day. LYRICA is NOT a drug that I can take so Gabapentin is what I will have to stay on like it or not.
MiMi, so glad that your washer is being repaired today. I know it must have been hard not having it working. Your right when it comes to appliances sometimes you get good ones and sometimes you get ones that have to be repaired over and over. My refrigerator, a 2000 dollar GE,6 years old and a 4 year old dishwasher, 700 dollar Samsung, were both lemons that DH and I had to have repaired quit a few times over the years. So DH and I replaced them this past spring. But I got lucky with my washer and dryer. I bought Maytag's 8 years ago and have had no problems with either of them.
Cory, hope today will be a good one for you and that you have talked about the panic attacks you have been having with her. Like I mentioned in my reply to your post yesterday I just got my prescription filled for the depression that will come with the cold and dreary months of winter. If I were to begin to have panic attacks I know already that a mild antidepressant helps. I also had sessions with a counselor for a few months after I got the panic attacks to talk out my stressful issues. That also helped get me back to feeling well.
cece, hope today is a good one for you. I also hope that there has been some movement on where and how to care for your parents long term. I know that when those issues are settled you will have a lot less stressful days. As always, I'm wishing you a very good day.
Let me close this here with well wishes for each of you. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Cory, I too have had Panic Attacks. Those of us with FM seems to be prone to getting them. I got my first one years ago while sitting in a class in collage. I too had to get up and leave. I thought it was the new paint in the room that 'bothered' me and just past it off. But I got another one while sitting in traffic on the 405 back in Los Angeles.Now that alone could bring on a case of nerves. Then I got another one, again while driving,and that one sent to the ER. They told me it was a Panic Attack and sent me to a Psychiatrist. I couldn't believe it wasn't a real medical thing. They feel so real. I was put on a antidepressant, a mild one and the Panic Attacks went away.
I think as MiMi mentioned you should talk about this with your DW. You are under a lot a stress and from what the doctor's have told me over the years stress/ worry can bring it on. You said you were going to talk to your doctor about something for the seasonal depression I think you should be looking into getting that prescription now. I got mine and will go on it just as soon as the season's begin to change from warm to cold and colors to gray. I want to feel the best that I can and with somethings you need medical help.
Good Tuesday one and all. I do hope that you are doing well today and that you are dealing with fibro issues or pain.
It's overcast here, again. We keep being told that it will be a sunny day and then the sun is a no show. It is also supposed to be a warm day, 80's, but with the clouds it feels more like a cool day.
I have to tell you how happy I was to see a post here last night that Laura is done with her treatments. So very glad to hear this news!
I have a few things to do outside the house but nothing newsworthy. A stop at the nail salon, maybe getting my hair reshaped, Hobby Lobby for a few more decorations for the Halloween season and then I will be having lunch with my BFF after my errands are done. Later today DH and I are going to see our middle GS in a cross country meet near our house. His team is traveling down from his city to compete nearby. Nice. It gives DH and I a chance to cheer him on. Our youngest GS is into baseball, our oldest is into Hockey. Our youngest GD is into cheerleading and the oldest is into track and field. If they were all nearby we'd be kept pretty busy sitting in the stands watching them compete.
Anyway like I said it's a slow news day and there's not a lot to post about. Will be going into for the ultra sound of my sinuses tomorrow, that's part of my getting in with my new ENT. My eyes and sinuses are acting up again and for the life of me I have no clue as to why this is happening. Some days the vision and balance is worse than others. Some days it's as though I have no issues going on at all. #Confused.
Closing with well wishes for each of you. Have a wonderful day. Gentle hugs, LindaRView Thread
Good Monday one and all. I hope your weekend was good and that each of you are feeling well today and are not dealing with fibro issues or pain.
It's nice here today. It was overcast every so often then the sun breaks out. It will be in the 80's or near there for most of the week. Nice. Our hummingbirds numbers are thinning out. This is early for them to be leaving us. I am sure they are feeling the coolness in the air, which has come early then normal as well. Saturday night it felt downright Autumnish. People were wearing long pant, long sleeved shirts and jackets. I was too and had a scarf as well. So I guess the little birds feel it too and are beginning heading south where it's warmer. We got them so late this year, July >, and to have them leave so soon is sad.
Speaking of things Autumnish I just noticed that a lot of houses in our subdivision now have Autumn decorations up. I have given in to acknowledging Autumn and Saturday changed the door wreath to an Autumn one and set out a few fake pumpkins and planted a few more mums too.
DH brought home 2 more, he has 2 in the attic, Halloween lighted pumpkins and their sitting on the staircase that goes up to the attic and will be put out October the 1st along with the few things for Halloween that I will put out. Without little ones here I just do enough to nod to the holidays.
DH and I had a nice weekend. Got in church service on Saturday and then dropped by DD's house to leave off a sweat shirt w hoodie that we ordered online for GS. He loved it, so that made our day.
Spent yesterday doing some around town errands and watching football games. It's the season for that. Have few plans for my today. Couldn't fall asleep last night to save my life and so I slept in this a.m. Well I slept in until DD who lives in NC called and that woke me up. I could have used a few more winks of shut eye. But I'm up and moving.
The trigger point shots I got Friday are working full force now and I don't have any neck or high shoulder point pain whatsoever. Thank you again NancyB. Why didn't I do this before?? Now if only I could get them head to toe I'd be good to go.
For those here who haven't looked into getting trigger point shots I suggest strongly that you do so. Everytime NancyB posted about them it didn't dawn on me that they'd be something I could get or that would be helpful to me. Only this past year when I began seeing a Neurologist to get shots to help keep the migraines away did what she was saying about the trigger point shots she was getting make sense to me and I asked for them and got some Friday. And by golly they have made a difference already.
MiMi, glad you were able to get proof when you purchasedyour washer and dryer. They do try to help. Ya know LOWES has a MYLOWE'S card that you use at the checkout and it keeps track of everything you purchase with them and you don't need to keep receipts. Which is more than handy for me since I tend not to keep receipts. I hope that you have an appointment with the manufacturer repaid people and that it gets fixed quickly.
Cory, glad you have a long weekend to rest and recoup. So glad you got in some fishing and that you caught some really nice ones. UGH Cleaning fish. Saw the list of things you did and yup, you over did. Rest today and recoup.
cece, what can I say except that I wish you a calm and non stressful work day. I know your life is beyond stressful and has been and I wish, hope beyond hope, that things fall into place soon and that you find a healthcare facility that will be able to take your parents and give you breathing space and time to recover from months, years or being the only one in the family to carry the burden of being the caregiver for your parents. <<< HUGS>>>
Mel, sorry you'll be a single parent for a bit of time. But nice to know he'll be back before you can miss him. Long deployments can be hard on families.
Hello Mary and Nancy.
Have a very nice day everyone. Gentle hugs, LindaRView Thread
I dread 9 11 too. Each year I feel the same bone chilling pain, fear and terror. The news media does make it worse. I try not to watch the TV on 9 11 because of the coverage it gets. I don't want to relive 9 11. It really is to painful.
I realize now that the whole nation has been effected. The date 9 11 will be my generation's Pearl Harbor.
And I don't think of 9 11 all the time, but show me a view of the NYC skyline without the two towers and the terror of 9 11 comes back. When I visited NYC 3 years ago and went to where the towers were I just started to cry. I was overwhelmed by pain and sorrow. The question that haunts me is " How could this have happened here and could it ever happen again? "
They use the term We Will Never Forget.. and that is truer than true. How can any of us? That date is etched in our hearts and minds.
Hello to all, just a quick check in. As always I hope that your are having a good day and that fibro pain and issues are not part of it.
It's a dreary, overcast day here. Cool too. Won't get up over 74 today. But on the good side there won't be any rain showers. Tomorrow looks to be a very nice day with temps up to the 80's and ditto for the entire next week. Sun and warm. I'l take it.
MiMi, could your groin pain be from picking up the baby? I know when I was watching the little ones I had aches in places I forgot I had. Most of the pain(s) when away as soon as I didn't have to pick the baby, toddlers up.
Lou, sorry that the work has suffered a set back and that the inspector is a butt head. We got so lucky the ones we've had over the years we helpful and very nice. Wish you had gotten one of those.
Cory, a whole day shopping what a guy! DH wants to go home two store out. He's not a spender and really only want fishing or car stuff. Everything else he leaves to me but doesn't want to tag along with me when I am out looking for that stuff. Hope you are rested now and ready to catch your limit.
cece, sorry to hear about the theft of the jewelry. I hope you have reported it.
I'm off line here. Wishing each of you a good Saturday. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Good TGIF to one and all. I sure hope your day is going well and that fibro issues and pain are not a part of it.
It's overcast here and cool. We're in the 70's today and will be for the next day or so then it's into the 80's Sunday and all of next week and lots of sunshine. Yippee that!
Busy morning. Had my Neuro appointment at 11 and then onto the pharmacy for my yearly flu shot. I feel like a pincushion after so many shots this morning. When DH gets home he'll get his flu shot so we should be good for the flu season.
While at the Neuro's I asked about three things, Trigger point shots, Prednisone and something for my seasonal depression. Got the Trigger point shots, nixed on the Prednisone ( to many complications long term if I were to try it for the fibro or NP ) and got Sertraline 25 MG for the seasonal depression. Would have taken Lexapro but it gives me an irregular heartbeat. My doctor thinks this one will be a good fit for me. I haven't read up on the side effects but hopefully there aren't one that will keep me from taking it next November.
November is usually when I start to go downhill because the all the colors are gone and the cold sets in. Even with the happiness of the holiday lights, ornaments and cheer I just can't get happy or feel well. So hopefully this medication will help me get over the depression. This would be a very very good thing. And this December DH and I are doing a lot of traveling. December 18th we are flying in NC to visit with our middle daughter and their taking us up to Virginia to see Bush Gardens decked out for the holidays. Then at the end of December, the 29th, we are traveling to Los Angeles with DD and family to stay at Disneyland and see the Rose Parade ( work on a float too ). So I'm hopeful that being busy for the month of December and using the new med that the seasonal depression will be a no show.
Nancy, let me thank you for the information about trigger point shots. I asked my Neuro today about them and he said, " Sure just show me where you want them."
I got mine in the upper and lower neck, ouch that, and shoulder line. Didn't hurt half as much as the shots to the back of skull I get for the migraines, so I was okay with it. He said I should see some difference in a day or so and I should be good for the next 3 months. If these shots help keep me from getting migraines I will gladly take them every visit to my Neuro. Really sorry to hear your knees are bothering you. I do hope that you get relief from the shots.
MiMi, you sound so happy having your GS there with you. I know he keeps you busy now that he's moving. What a special age that it. I am so happy for you!
cece, thinking of you. Hope that things a good there and that your father has been moved to a care facility. I also hope that you ( wish your sisters were helping you with this) have come to some arrangement for you mother. Sending love and prayers to you.
Cory, I hope that you catch a lot of fish while out fishing. Wish it would warm up there tho. But cold is fishing weather so I've been told. Fish like cold, who knew? LOL
Mel, so glad you have been getting the sleep you need. I how so many of us here suffer from not being able to fall asleep or being awakened way to early.
Nothing much to post about so will close this here with well wishes for all. Have a wonderful day. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread