Good Saturday everybody. I do hope that your weekend is starting nicely and that the weekend will be fibro issue and pain free.
Well it's going to be nice and warm for us here in middle TN. 62 during the day and only 49 tonight. There is rain due in tomorrow afternoon and because it will be warm at 63 the line of storms may turn strong. UGH
DD and family are due here around one to help put out the Christmas lights. I usually don't put things out till after Thanksgiving but DD wants the house to look festive for the little ones on thursday. OK I can go with that. DH is coming home early to help put things up on the second story roof. Knowing the family was coming today DH and I went through the lights a few days ago and we have enough lights to been seen from space if DD thinks to put them up.
Spent the last few days nursing the cold that I thought I had gotten ahead of. Nope. To add insult to injury I am also in a fibro flare. This is not uncommon for during the holiday season. It's either a cold or the never ending flare. I hate winter. I hate the cold that triggers the flares.
I haven't heard back from my GYN test, but at least that yearly exam is behind me. Now it's on to my other appointments. Monday I see my Urologist for my bi yearly exam. Over the next few weeks it will be a flurry of bi yearly or yearly medical appointments until the week right before Christmas. But when done, if all is well with me, I will not have to see a doctor until May or June. Yeah that.
Am still waiting with sadness for the sad news phone calls that will come soon.My best friend was keeping in touch with me by phone last week. This week a few fb messages. Now those have stopped. I am sure the doctors sent her home Wed so she could be at home when the time for her to stop overcomes. And that is a good thing. I know it is what she wants.
I called my life long friend yesterday to talk about her soon to arrive grandson. But when I hadn't gotten a call back and when she didn't return my calls I left a call me back it's urgent message she finally did. I asked her why she hadn't called me back she said she hadn't called me before because she didn't want to hear the news that our friend had passed. Death affects those close and those not so close to the person. And honestly I do believe that she too has had too much sad news from me this past year. I wish I didn't have to know either.
Except for the visit from my DD and family I have a low key day going on. And this is good I feel so lethargic and run down.
Okay, let me wish everyone a wonderful pain day. To those here who are dealing with a snow dig out I send <<HUGS>>
Good Thursday one and all. As per my usual I wish each of you a fibro issue and pain free day.
It's a bit warmer here today with lots of sunshine. It should go up to about 48 here and then down to 28 tonight. We'll get all the way up to 60 on Saturday with, again, rain. Then we'll be looking for thunderstorms to roll in with the warm temps. Some might be strong. Just what we need possible tornadoes and a trip down into the cellar.
Let me say Thank You to all those who posted about my SIL. With the knowledge, in advance, of someone's closeness to death it's always hard to get one's head around it. Your understanding and warmth helped me. I am dealing with it day by day and knowing that she is in so much pain I know, that for her, moving on will be a relief. I am getting some comfort in that. But it's never easy to say goodbye to someone you've spent over half your life with.
Got my GYN yearly out of the way. Waiting now for the pap smear results. I forgot to ask the dr when can I stop taking the pap. I heard it was 70 so I have a few years yet to do these if that's the number you get to stop at. I also wanted to double check what the suggested age mammograms can stop. I have been taking both every year since the age of 35, for no other reason than better safe than sorry. I have also been getting the flu shot for the same amount of time and have been told over and over the shot is a waste of time. ??
No plans for my day. Maybe a trip to some discount stores but that's about all. Slow days are the best.
Okay, let me wish each of you a good day. I know many of us have been dealing with frigid cold, record snowfall or both. I wish each of you a warm day, no snow and relief from any more of this bad weather.
Lou, thank you ever so much for the support and good suggestion. I will take your advice and begin to write some now. I tried to contact her yesterday and just as I called she went into a medical emergency and I was told I'd get a call back. Nothing so far so I am hopeful that I will hear something today.
Good middle of the week everybody. I hope that you day will be a good one and that fibro and issues and pain will not be a part of it.
It's sunny here and 34 degrees at 9 a.m. and it will climb up to 50 by noon. Yeah that! And it looks like the worst of the cold, for us, is over here. And daytime highs will be in the 50's for at least 5 days. I can take that.
Have been MIA, again, because of a new medical issue. It just showed up about 6 weeks ago and when it didn't get better, after my bad cold, I started getting into doctors to get it checked out. I am getting tests done now and hopefully it can be taken care of easily. But I may have to go under the knife, not sure which way it's going to go yet. I could have done without this as I have to get the last of my yearly medical exams done before the end of December. I do hate having to see doctors every 6 months now that I'm of that age where doctors need to see me twice a year rather than just once or like when I just went in as needed. Ugh, I long for the good old days.
My life seems to be full of ups and downs this year. I have lost a BIL, an uncle, 2 nephews and niece and a sister who dealt with cancer, another niece who is dying, days to live, from breast to bone cancer and now my dear adopted SIL, she nearly married my DH's younger brother, is near death today. I talked to her on Monday night, she's in the hospital again, and she is so ready to move on. She told me how much she has suffered and is suffering and that she no longer has a life outside of hospitals and hospice care. She cried and I cried, we said goodbye and it all just broke my heart.
Although I am so very sad about this, I know that the Lupus she has had to deal with the past 5 years has just made her life not worth the bother. She has been in so much pain, had so many bad medical problems this past year that I can't wish that she stay with us and suffer more. She asked me to write her Obituary and I fear I could not do her life justice with it, but when the time comes, and it will be within days, I guess I will do this one last thing for her, but I know that I will not be able to deliver it at her service.
Aside from these things life here as been slow, not a lot to share so I will close this here with my best wishes to all that this day be a very, very good one.
Good middle of the week to one and all. I do hope, as I usually do, that each of you is in a good place today fibro issue and pain wise, and that you have just the best day.
MiMi, middle TN is just now getting the cold air over us. It's overcast and just plain dreary here. UGH and burr. It will be in the 40's today and then low 30 to high 20's overnight. Thank goodness the rain will be gone by the time the real cold air hits. Snow before Thanksgiving is NOT what I want to deal with this early into the cold months.
My cold is finally lifting away but the IBS and just plain over all ache and pains from fibro and NP is still going strong. I have had to cancel three of my bi yearly appointments. Now I have everything bunched up into Dec. Not a good thing.
I did get out yesterday with DH and went to ROSS, 10% senior discount day, to get some things to use on the Thanksgiving table. I am always lucky and find, most times, just what I'm looking for.
We will be doing the marketing early today as DH goes into a sleep center tonight at the hospital. He snores something awful. He's gone and been tested 5 times in 35 years and each time he is told that he is a mild snorer and that he really doesn't need a machine at night, even though they have given him one. Really? It's so bad some nights that I have had to sleep upstairs or downstairs, depending on the season, because of his loud, non stop snoring, being startled by his own snoring and waking up with a jolt, body bouncing, legs moving. And they say he's okay. UGH. So am not, no pun intended here, holding my breath, that help for us both is in sight.
Aside from these few things, life here is about the same. Nothing much to post about.
So will close this here with my very best wishes that each of you have the best day possible. Gentle hugs, Linda R
Cory, my heart goes out to your dear wife. I have been where she is and it is traumatic. I quit college, at one point, to work at GM but after just a few weeks of hard labor I opted to go back to school, but took only half the load, so I kept the student loan repay at bay. I do so hope she finds the job she has now easier as the weeks go by or that she rethinks school and gets back at half the classes so she doesn't interfere with the startup of the loan repay.
Good Veterans Day. I hope that this finds each of you in a good place and no one here has fibro issues or pain today.
Lou, I too have been MIA because of a terrible cold and now fibro symptoms are setting in. I feel just awful.
Lou, I hope that at todays meeting you hear some good news about your mother. I understand what you are going through as I watched as my aunt and then my uncle leave us in stages over the years. I wish Alzheimer's was a disease that could be detected early and stopped. There is no disease like it and it breaks your heart to not be able to help as those you love slip into darkness. <<<HUGS>>>
The weather here is still warm at 60 something but by tomorrow we will see a drop in temps. Nothing like up north of us, but cold for this time of year.
Nothing to post about, just wanted to stop by and say Hello. Gentle hugs to all, Linda RView Thread
Good Tuesday one and all. Hope that everyone is in a very good place today. For those that are not I hope that you are feeling better quickly.
It's warm this morning and will get into the high 60's. Tomorrow we get rain and then the temps go down into the 50's and 40's for day time highs. UGH.
Yes MiMi it's election day. I voted early 2 weeks ago so no long lines for me today. I always vote the person regardless of their party affiliations. Tonight's election results, for me, will mean that the political ads will stop. Thank goodness for that. I swear every time theres elections the ads get uglier and muddier. I get so sick and tired of them. Today their over, and for me, that is a very good thing.
DH and plan to watch recorded movies tonight as all the channels here plan to go non stop until midnight with election coverage. I guess around 10 DH and I will take a look to see who's in and who's not. What passed and what didn't. The campaign ads here have been so nasty frankly I'm disgusted with everyone.
Today I have plans to stop at ROSS for Tuesday discounts and then onto BFF house for lunch. Her DH is putting in wood floors today so she couldn't meet me for lunch out so she invited me over instead. I hope to get my nails done before heading over there.
MiMi, sorry your computer is still on the fritz. Hope you figure it out.
Lisa, feel better.. glad you made it to work in time.
Not a lot to post about here so will close this with wishing everyone a great day.