Good Morning MiMI,Laura and to all those who post after me. I do hope that your day is a good one. One with little to no fibro issues or pain.
I'm sorry that I have been MIA here. I have been dealing with sad family issues and medical problems and just haven't had the will of heart to pull out the laptop and post. Nothing cheerie or upbeat to share here so just stayed away. Things are much better now and I don't feel so overwhelmed by the things and life around me.
I also didn't back read the Roll Call posts before posting this, so if I sound clueless about things going on with all of you, forgive me.
MiMI, it's cool here as well. I noticed the hummingbird numbers here are thinning out. Sigh. Last week we had at least 14 - 15 of them zooming around and at the feeders. Yesterday and this a.m. I am not seeing any. A sure sign they are feeling the cool of Fall that is just around the corner here. It's not going not going to be cool later today or for the next few days but yesterday and this a.m. is a sure sign of those cooler days ahead. Again, Sigh.
Being that Fall will be here in just no time I began to put up in door and out of doors Fall ish things. Door wreath, wall wreath and decorated the fireplace with Fall decorations. I hated to put the things that were spring and summer ish but just couldn't put it off much longer as Fall starts next Monday.
It won't be much longer as well that I can have the plants out of doors. Maybe into mid October. DH and I have already designated places for this plant or that plant and will be putting the rack by the window for those over flow ones that won't have it's own place around the house. I hate to put the rack up but need to so they will stay alive during the winter. DH is going to enclose the shed he built for his veggies last spring and make it warm enough for the trees and some plants to stay out of doors this winter. Fingers crossed. Ugh, I do so hate winter but will try as I always do to make the best of it, ugh.
Okay, not much going on in my life. Have a dental appointment today and an appointment Thursday @ 1 up @ the Vanderbilt Allergy clinic to get tested for allergies. Hip, Hip Hurrah. I do hope they find something. I suffer so from the changing of seasons, summer to Fall and Winter to spring. last spring and summer were the worst yet. The testing will take 2 hours if they find nothing and 4 hours if they hit on something I am allergic to. I do hope they find something.It's so hard being sensitive to things but not allergic. I never know what will trigger a reaction. Next week I have to see my stomach dr and set up, yuck, my colonoscopy and endoscopy. I hate the prep for it but better safe than sorry.. catching anything in it's early stage is a win- win.
Okay, nothing much going on with me so will close this here with my Hello's to all: cece, Nancy, Lou, Cory, Lisa, Jeannie and Hello LauraB. Hope all is well with each and everyoneof you.
Good Sunday MiMi, Cory and to all those who will follow. I hope everyone is feeling well today and that your day will be a nice one.
It's overcast here, for now, but will have sunny skies later on. It's cool today, very Fall like. It will warm up later on in the week but it would have been nice to have sunny skies and warmth on the weekend.
DH is smoking turkey drumsticks today. Bought 6 of them at Publix on Wednesday. My goodness the prep time involved... But OMG are they just the best. DH uses his Green Egg to smoke things. We have a smoker but the egg does such a nice job.
No real plans for my day. Have the suitcases ( carry ons ) open and getting things in them for the trip to Orlando. Always nice to not have a lot of things to lug to and from. One carry on bag, my purse and one carry one suitcase should be just enough. Don't plan to buy many souvenirs for either of us, but of course the GC will be getting things as I go from park to park. I will not have to mail any of these things either as GD will be here and she can take back what I buy to her brother and sister. The 3 GC here will just get them as I go from their house to visit. I love it when life is simple.
MiMi, I too hope that the reason so many here have not been posting is because they are all out and about enjoying the last few days of summer. But yes it's nice to see posts from them.
Cory, the wedding location sounds lovely. Glad you had a nice time. Sorry to hear about the aches and pain this a.m. Cool temps will do that.. that's why I so do not look forward to Fall or winter. Feel better Quickly!
Nothing much to post about so let me close this here with Hellos to all.. Nancy, cece, Lou, Lisa, Jeanne and Mel..
TGIF and hello MiMi to all those that will follow. Wishing each of you a fibro issue and pain free day.
It's going to be a nice day here. More Fall than a day in the last full week of August. But I'll take a nice day whenever I get one. 86 and sunny all day. Gotta love it. It will warm back up to the upper 90's next week.
I bought my first 3 pots of Fall Mums yesterday. But I bought them in lavender colors not yellows or reds. I have the Fall door wreath up as well, might as well not put off the inevitable. Looks nice but miss my things out there that shout SUMMER. I am guessing it won't be much longer before I see my planted Mums coming up for the fall season.. I am in no hurry to see them replace my Hostas tho.
MiMi, it's so hard to believe that September is just days away and Labor Day just beyond that. DH and I are heading to Orlando/ DisneyWorld for our annual 4 day get out of town, without the family, Labor Day weekend. Gotta say I am really looking forward to it this year.
Just being with DH for a few worry and stress free days is just what the doctor ordered. DH needs the distraction from the medical things happening in his family right now. An older sister is fighting 4th stage Hodgkin's Lymphoma, again, with cimo, she's 87. His sister that's 3 years older than he is has had medical setbacks this year and things are not looking good. And our youngest SIL, 62, is in end stage LUPUS. Each month it seems to be something new for his heart to deal with. He needs to be somewhere to take his mind off trouble.
Speaking of Labor Day our oldest GD is flying in from NC to spend a few days with the family before she leaves for Air Force Boot Camp. Since DH and I will be out of town the first 4 days she'll be here we are leaving her my car and the keys to the house. Am thinking she'll spent a night here, maybe, then spent the time at her other GP's. The car she'll use I'm sure.
She wants to have a family gettogether dinner the night before she leaves but I will just be getting back into town so if she wants that she's going to be doing the cooking. My goodness how the times flies. Seems to me it was just yesterday that I held her in my arms and rocked her and sang lullabies to her. Now she's all grown up and going off to the Air Force. It's true: love um while their young the years do fly by.
cece, hope your school week has gone well and that this weekend you get so R & R with the family. Also hope your dad and mother are doing well and that everyone has adjusted to the care facility and the staff there. P.S. your GD is just too cute for words... # SOHAPPYFORYOU.
Nancy, hope all is well with you and that things are good... <<< HUGS >>>
Cory, got my fingers crossed that the first week back to work is an easy one. I used to be, BITD, a Lathe operator and I loved it.
Jeanne, thank you so much. How dear of you to be so happy for me.
I usually check during my Rheumy blood work to make sure that LUPUS hasn't become part of my medical issues. ( I have them check now just because my BFF got the LUPUS DX 5 years ago and is now in End Stage LUPUS and she worries that having fibro and LUPUS that I might one day get it... so she makes sure I asked to be sure. )
Thank goodness I have never had any reason to worry about it but knowing that I don't is really nice.
Again, thanks so much for the kind words.. Gentle hugs my friend, Linda RView Thread
Good middle of the week one and all. I do hope that your today will be a good one. I also hope that it will be one where you have no fibro issues or pain to deal with.
It will be lovely here. 80 something, clear skies and light breezes. Ahhh. Hard to believe that September is just a few days away. Spring and summer, although not spectacular weather wise this year, are my best seasons and I will miss them and be counting the days until their back to enjoy.
The hummingbirds are so busy these days. My goodness there are so many of them in our yard now. We put up one extra feeder, 7 out there now, because we know they are ' plumping up ' for their trip down south the first week of October. DH and I will miss them. The chirping and zooming about us. Most years we have to be careful how we walk out in the backyard they zoom around us so quickly. I'm really gonna know Fall is here when they leave. #SADNESS
Got all my test results back. Vit D3 is @ 67. Same as last year. My bone density is in the normal range so I will not have to take the bone density test until 2017. While I was there taking all these blood tests I ask my Rheumy to check for any signs of LUPUS. ( When one has fibro and PN, like I do, asking to make sure that LUPUS is not in the medical mix is a wise thing to do.) There is no sign of LUPUS and for that I am very grateful.
Saw my eye doctor yesterday and he says there is still a bit of inflammation behind my right eye so I have to continue with the eye drops for a bit longer. Getting the eyes taken care of now, well before the Fall allergy season sets in, is my goal. And to that end I have been given an appointment with Vanderbilt's allergy clinic, my old allergy dr was useless. They will do allergy tests on me. Said it will take between 2 to 4 hours, But I just want to cross all my T's and dot all my i's and make sure they know what I have or don't have and that I get meds that will help keep my eyes and sinuses clear this Fall. I suffered so with allergies last year, if I can, in any way, not suffer with seasonal allergies this coming year I'll be very happy.
Nancy, sending you HUGS. I know this all can't be easy for you.
Oh gosh, where did the time go? Just noticed I'm running late. I have to head out the door in just minutes to the dentist. A temporary partial needs it's clasp readjusted. So I will quickly close this here. My best to all...
Good Saturday MiMi and to all those who will follow. I hope you each have some nice plans for this weekend and that the weather where you are will be nice.
It's overcast here, again, and cool. As for rain, we got 3/4's of an inch the past day or so. Weather wise this summer it has been more like Seattle, WA than a typical one from TN. Watching the trees go bare ( from so much rain ) in August rather than in November is heartbreaking.
Getting ready to head out the door with DH. He's leaving me at DD's house where he picks up our GS. Will take about 4 hours or so for them to get to Bristol, TN for the NASCAR race. He will stay overnight in Knoxville, TN and then after breakfast head back down to drop off GS and pick me up. He wants to be home by the time the games start. UGH Fall sports.
My eyes are feeling much, much better and looking better. By Wednesday I should be able to put my contacts back in, I hope. I don't mind wearing glasses but I only need them for reading and close work and having them on when I'm not doing either of those bothers me.
Okay, nothing much to post about.. will close this here with my best wishes that each of you, Nancy, Lou, Lisa, Jeanne and Me, has a wonderful today.
MiMi, sorry you were up and up again too early. Hope you can recoup some with a nap or rest today.
Cory, your trip sounds so wonderful. My father who walked down to the Canyon's floor once said of it: " It's 1 mile down and 7 miles up. " He never walked the Grand Canyon a second time and I passed on it when I heard his story. I always wanted to ride the rafters tho.
cece, hope it was an easy transition back to work this past week. Hope all is well with your mom and dad.. keep you and them in my prayers.
Good morning Lisa and to all that will follow. I do hope that your day is starting off well and that you all will have a fibro issues(s) and pain free day.
It will only get to the mid 80 here today. I can already feel that the summer warmth is waning. But at least there are no rain chances today and for that I am grateful. Each day it seems we've had some kind of rain event, clouds or it's overcast here. They are saying that this winter will be wetter than last. OMG, really? Like I need more days and days of overcast skies and rain. Seems the rainy days are back to back now. We have lost so many leaves already due to the rain that has caused yellow and black spots. Our cherry tree is bare now, the apple tree is following suit. I do so hate to lose leaves before they get a chance to change colors. UGH.
No plans for my today. I got my dr appointments in yesterday as did DH. He for his annual physical. Me for my bi yearly's @ the ENT and Rheumy. Good thing too as they figured out why I had been getting Red Eyes. It was the nasal spray my ENT gave me a month or so ago. I fell into the 2 - 5% of people who would get it using the spray. Oh so lucky me. Now I just have to use the super steroid eye drops for a few more days and go back to the eye dr on Tuesday. Thank God I didn't get any damage from using the nasal spray.
Not a lot to post about. DH is going the the NASCAR race in Bristol, TN, with our GS Saturday and I am going with my 2 DD's and families, to a Sounds baseball game at the new stadium in Nashville. I have wanted to get up there before the baseball season ends and get in a game. So am glad that they're taking me. Our Sounds team is a minor league team. And every few years we get a new team here and for the next year or two we will be seeing the Oakland AA's minor league team play here for us. So happy to route on a team from Cali.
Hellos to MiMI, Nancy, Lou, cece, Cory, Jeanne..
Okay will close this here with my best to all... Have a great day everyone. Gentle hugs my friends, Linda R
Lou, thank you. I said the same thing to the dr yesterday. But NO it wasn't anything I had or did,it was the nasal spray my ENT gave me.
I mentioned to my ENT that the ONLY thing I did before each Costochondritis event over the past month was use to use the nasal spray for a day or two before the red eye occurrence. He looked it up and there it was, the nasal spray can cause Costochondritis in some cases.
Turns out I am only in the 2 to 5 % of the people who have ever used it to get Costochondritis. My dumb luck right. UGH
And I tossed out so much of my makeup, both times, for nothing. #crying.
Happy ' HUMP DAY ' one and all. I hope your day is going well and that it will be wonderful and fibro issue and pain free.
I am going to make this a very short post as my eyes are not helping me this a.m. Geez I wish I could catch a break medically. The eye infection is back, no reason for it, just back! I'm heading into the eye dr this afternoon for a recheck of it. Totally confused as I am using the old eye drops to help with it but it's just as bad as the last time a few weeks ago. I totally swapped my eye makeup out, face cleaners, pillows, pillowcases too. Washed everything even changed laundry soaps thinking a reaction to them. NOT. Totally confused, made and hurting this a.m. as I have ' bunny eyes ' again. UGH and worried.
cece, wishing you a great start to a new school year...
Hello to everyone: MiMi, Nancy, Lou, Cory, Lisa, Mel, Jeanne and Sarah
Wishing all of you the very best day. Gentle hugs to one and all.. Linda RView Thread