Happy " HUMP " day MiMi, Jill and to all that follow. I hope your day is going well and for those who have had a rough night and yesterday << HUGS >>.
It's cloudy here today and cooling down fast. I dragged out the boots, scarfs and coats ( warmer winter things ) yesterday to be ready for the colder days and nights coming @ us.Tomorrow and Friday are going to be the coldest so far this season. Hard freeze both those nights. BUT, it will get warmer after that. Not spring like but not freezing. I like that.
Heading out to get my neck traction in a bit. I wonder how much of this neck, migraine, arm hand numbness and pain is fibro caused. I've been told by three medical people it most likely is. So will it get better?.. they hope so.. Well so do I!
MiMi I to woke up with neck pain this a.m. and I can't for the life of me can figure out why. Used a neck friendly pillow too. If the neck traction I'm doing 3 times a week was keeping my neck from hurting and my hand from going numb I'd be happy, but NO.. I still feel the numbness and pain, but no headaches lately so Yay that. I will be talking to the PT today about maybe doing deep massage for a couple of visits and not the neck traction. The deep massage, heat and eclectic stimulation helped a lot last week.
Speaking of numbness I had to make an appointment to see a Podiatrist about the Neuropathy. I'm not happy. My feet feel swollen and puffy all the time now, but aren't and my feet feel funny in my shoes! Sandals are okay but now I've got cold temps coming and have to use heavier foot wear. UGH. It just seems if it's not one thing for me to deal with it's another. I HATE this fibro! I can't seem to reel in any one of the many conditions it causes for longer than a month and then I get hit with something new! Beyond a mental challenge!
I felt good knowing I'm not alone with DH issues. I rarely vent but I just had to yesterday. I am so cheap and use coupons, deeply discount sales, clearance and store discounts that when DH shows up with something we really could have done without, well it gets under my skin. But to his credit whenever possible he is good about not buying things we don't really need. To prove a point yesterday we went to a new Wal-Mart yesterday and I set a 100 dollar limit. I used coupons and shopped from a list of ' need to replace ' items. We got discounted things when possible and clearance too. When we got to the last thing on the list we had hit 95 dollars. I added 10 dollars for sales tax and when all was said and done we spent a total of 102.00 and saved 32. I love to shop cheap.
Example, today I shopped on the TODAY show's Deals and Steals. I needed new gloves and stores here are just now stocking them. So when I saw gloves on the TODAY show I got some. Their very nice, worth 45 dollars and a deal for 13 dollars shipping the total was 17. If I had bought these gloves at Wal-Mart they'd have cost more than that. Again, I like to shop cheap when ever I can.
Okay enough about me. I hope that each of you has a great day. If you had a bad night, lost sleep or got up early I hope that you are able to rest and recoup during the day today. I also hope that none of you has to deal with fibro issues or pain today, sadly not always possible, but if you do I hope it is slight and that you can pace and pace some more so that fibro doesn't take even one minute away from the way you want to spend your day.
Good Tuesday all. I do hope your yesterday was good and that your today is going well.
It rained a bit last night and it's foggy again this a.m. I sure hope old wives tales and Indian predictions are off ( not true ) for this up coming winter's snow events by the numbers of foggy mornings. UGH we're in for it! As I mentioned before people are talking because we've had so many the past few weeks.
Anyway it will be an nice day today once the fog clears out. Cool at 68 tho. Going down hill temp wise until Friday and Saturday. Sunday, football fun day, it will 70 again. Yay.
Haven't got a lot of news here to share. Going out @ 2 to get my hair trimmed. Did my shopping yesterday while out. I surprise myself now at how many things I don't need these days. I put off buying things until I really need them or run out of. I buy on senior discount days, with mag or store coupons. I buy on the clearance rack at each store I go into too and it's ingrained now. I don't need to buy what I don't need to buy and when I do I buy it as cheaply as I can. DH it seems hasn't learned that lesson as well as I have.
DH brought home a indoors Butterball deep turkey fryer last night. He said it was deeply discounted because it was a closeout. WE DIDN'T NEED IT!!! . Why did he buy it? He has a deep fryer for turkeys' and shrimp boils out on the back porch. A fairly new one and not cheap either. But he says this new fryer will do the turkey and shrimp in an hour, in doors, no gas, no being out on a back porch for hours in cool November temps. .
Frankly I'm getting tired of the sales pitch he uses on me. He used the same selling pitch when he brought home the Green Egg a few months ago. He said it does the cooking is better and faster than his 5 burner grill which was not cheep either and is less than 2 years old. And now it sits there covered as he uses the new cooking toy each Sunday. And the smoker, which he had to have, sits covered and unused as the Egg does the smoking too. These cooking tools are coming out as fast as new ipads and iPhones and it seems to me he's just waiting to bring um home. UGH. OK done venting but I spent so many years going without that I don't buy it if I have one at home.. And he already does.
MiMi, sorry about the cold and rain heading your way. I don't like it either and am sorry it's going to your area. And I have been saying prayers each night for a good turn of events for your DD and DIL. I just want this to be over for you. Enough is enough.
Let me close this here with wishes to all for a good day and one that does not have you dealing with fibro issues or pain. Gentle hugs to all.. Linda RView Thread
Good Monday morning all. I hope everyone's weekend was nice and that each of you had a chance to be out and about enjoy Fall colors.
It was eye candy beautiful here yesterday after the fog burned off. Not really warm but nice being outside. It was foggy again today and it's burning off now. cold last night and the rest of the week. Temps falling fast and by Thursday it will be in the 20's at night. UGH cold to soon.
Spent yesterday afternoon with DD and her little ones. Meet in a quaint little town just south of Nashville. We window shopped, bought some spices and herbs. Was on the hunt for a light weight scarf but didn't find one that I liked. Then we took the little ones to the toy store and we could find one thing they wanted. Then finished it off with a stop @ Sweet CeCe's for yogurt and sweet toppings. I got the Pumpkin Spice flavored one and yum it was good. We made a stop at a thrift / discount store that carries a hash posh of things but I didn't find a thing I wanted. DD bought a really nice Christmas train ( Lionel ) deeply discounted. Her game plan is to put it underneath her tree this year. I had one but mine went missing years ago.
No real plans or errands for my day. I do have my standing appointment @ 1 every other day for my neck therapy and I do look forward to that. I now have an open script for the PT and when I get to where my insurance won't pay I'll wait until January and start again. It is helping. I don't fear getting a migraine outta the blue now and that's a really good thing for me.
I do have calls to dr's office tho. I need to get my right wrist looked at as it is hurting as if I cracked a bone in it / pulled a mussel. Also need to get my bi yearly heart appointment in. I have a good heart, no issues, but I have no idea what it was that my mother died of, so prevention is the word here. So I go in every 6 months ( have been for 10 years now ) and have the test and blood work done to on the off chance it was heart disease.
And you know checking for these things and catching anything early is the key. I go in tomorrow for my yearly GYN exam. did the Mammogram a month ago and this is just to finish my complete yearly. I go in Thursday to have some film taken off, by laser, from my left cataract lenses. Again a pain to do, but better than not going in and getting them past me. I feel kinda silly to know that I am one a hand full of seniors,I know, who went in and got the Hepatitis C test. But again better to know than not to know.
MiMi, sorry about the rain, we had it hear for a few days. It sure is looking like Fall now and with the cold temps now it will really be Fall like. So many of the trees have colors now and I can't figure out how. It's been way to warm for them to have done that. But for sure more and more leaves will change this week and be eye candy beautiful for Halloween. I do hope the trees keep their leave a few weeks longer. Thanksgiving always seems nicer when the trees have leaves. Keeping your DD and SIK in my prayer each night.. hope it helps.
Mary, sorry you had another seizure this past weekend and I too am glad you are getting that MIR soon. I also hope your DH gets works nearby.
Okay, time to make calls as dr's offices are now open. So will get up and get to doing that.
My best to all and I hope each of you has a wonderful day. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Good Sunday MiMi and Cory. I hope that everyone's day is a good one. I also hope that your day does not include dealing with fibro issues or pain. Both of which I am dealing with today.
Cory it is cooler here today and is going to be cooler yet as the week goes on and cold air comes down from Canada. Trees here are changing color too and we've had a fog the past two the mornings that could rival the ones in London! I mean you couldn't see your hand in front of your face foggy. If TN ' old school ' nature weather predictors are right the # of fogs, rings on the woolly worms and spider webs predict the snows here. If so,OMG we're in for it if this keeps up. Some yesterday two mean were talking about the fog yesterday morning and one said they counted 6 rings on a wooly worm and with the 2 bad fogs we had, now add today and means 6 bad snow storms and at least two ice storms. OH PLEASE let me have beach time in LA this winter, Please.
DH is home and that means Sunday football fun day.. I plan to meet up with DD and GC today and have some quality Nana - Grandma time. Have candy for them and some Halloween stickers. Hope to take them to Sweet CeCe's for yogurt sundaes and maybe to the toy store for a toy each. Hope DH decides to tag but when he does on football days he stays glued to the radio or TV so it's like he's still and home and frankly he's not much fun.
Took down my Dodger car flag yesterday. My boys in blue BLEW it big time. I dunno what happened they have been the best this whole season and to see them let it all go here at the end. I am depressed.
Also feeling a bit depressed because of the fibro issues that have had me feeing in pain and discomfort the past week. Feet hurt sooo bad. Bones ache and I can't take any more D3 cause I've got so much built up. Can't take B12 either. Have Advil to help some but not so much and my eyes are acting up. Have to have laser surgery on my left eye's cataract contact Thursday. A 5 minute thing but UGH hate the thought of doing it. Wished I felt better and wished I had something to help take the edge off the pain and achiness I'm dealing with. But on the high side I'm up and I'm moving so that for me is a very good thing.
MiMi, I hope that all goes well for your DD and SIL Wednesday. I hope that ex cop get his royally! I am sure this is why he doesn't want to go to court because he knows this is going to come back on him and he's the one who's going to be paying and going to jail and I hope he does both!
Cory feel better quickly. I know you enjoyed your morning walk. I know it's pretty there now.
Will close this here, DH is up so I've gotta get moving.. Have a good day everyone. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Good TGIF MiMi and to all that will follow. I hope you have a great day with no fibro issues or pain. Not always possible but wish it for each and everyone of you.
It's foggy this a.m. Not sure why as yesterday was over cast with patchy rain. Not hot or humid. But Oh Well it will clear out and warm up but not a lot. All those warm summer days are gone now it's just a down hill slide to 60's and 50's then 40 and 30's for day time highs. Sigh
I noticed yesterday that more of the tress here have leaves that are yellow or orange. Even saw two with red leaves. Lots of leaves on the ground too. Not sure how this has happened as the temps here just haven't been cold enough to turn leaves colors. Oh well I guess I am just going to have to accept it Fall and get over hoping for summer to still be here. Again, Sigh
Not a lot going on with my day. Two appointments this afternoon.. one for the PT and the other to recheck with my Neurologist. Am hoping I get to keep on with the PT and he will need to send a script over to the PT office so I can do that. My current one ends on the 31ST. I am sure it's all helping so fingers crossed he re scripts the PT for another month.
MiMi, I know you are so ready to hold this new little GC in your arms. I can't wait to hear the news that your little one is there.
Not much to post about. DH's colonoscopy was good. No polyps so he's good to go for another 5 years. I hear so often of people my age who haven't even had one. I've gotten one every 5 years for the past 20 years just to prevent getting the bad news that I have colon cancer. So when I hear this I just want to say " Are you nuts? A Colonoscopy can save your life! " Everyone should have one done at least every five years. Colon Cancer kills, colonoscopies save lives.
I should close this here with wishes to all that you have a good day.. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Happy HUMP day to all. I do hope that your day is going well and that you are not dealing with fibro issues or pain.
It's over cast here with the sun coming out from behind dark rain clouds every now and then. It rained earlier and will rain later today, but now it's just sort of cloudy. It is going to rain again tomorrow, they say, and it is OH SO MUCH cooler 60's. Shades of Fall for sure. I'm SOOO Not ready for it. Will have to take wind breaker with me today when I go out for my PT.
The PT seems to be working some magic with my neck, shoulder, thumb and hands issues. So am happy for that. For the most part the PT is just something their throwing on the wall and hope sticks cause they can't find a reason for the neck, shoulder and hand issues. The migraines either for that matter. They ruled out bone issues and are trying to relax the mussels and using the blocking shots, their thinking is that by doing that the migraines, soreness, stiffness and pain will wane away. Fingers crossed.
MiMi, it's justso unfair what's going on with your DD and SIL. I'd like to say there should be a law against it but in the court symptom there in NC I'd wonder if it would do any good seeing how unfair what's going on now. I just don't see how a DA could try this case seeing the person, the ex cop, doesn't want to go ahead with it. But on the bright side, perhaps, just perhaps this case will bring out how this ex cop has been making these false claims against your DD and SIL and it will get him brought up on charges of stalking and harassment. Maybe? Again, just so unfair. I'll keep you and them in my prayers.
DH is prepping this afternoon for his early morning colonoscopy tomorrow. He really hates to take the OTC prep meds and drink all that Gatorade. His dinner tonight is clear chicken broth, jello and more Gatorade. Ugg I'm sure glad mine is 2 1/2 years off.
Okay, will close this here and get my day going. My best to all. Have a great day. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Bette, your problem sounds like the one I am having right now as well.
Had deep massage, heat and electro done Monday ( PT ) and same things is scheduled for today as well. I had the Rheumy check it out and They aren't sure what is going either. But he sent me in for the PT that I got Monday, that on top of the neck traction PT I'm already getting. Honestly I do feel better and the hand, thumb thing is better. Not gone, but better today.
Do hope your tests show what's going on and that they are able to quickly treat you so you can feel back to normal. Gentle Hugs, Linda RView Thread
Hi revmomx2 and Welcome to our family. I'm sorry you have been DX'd with fibro but glad you found us here @ WebMD's fibro support community.
So glad to hear your PCP is knowledgeable and works with patients with fibro. So many PCP don't get it and will not be able to DX their patents, who go onto suffer the fibro symptoms for many months, years even until they get to a Rheumy who can DX their fibro.
You've been given a great deal of good info already so won't add much to it. I do suggest that your Google all things fibro. Vit D3 and supplements that help with fibro symptoms. Keep in mind that one size does not fit all with fibro. Some things are proven to work, others work for some and not at all on others. It's a trail and error things... so try things for size.
And I too take Gabapentin daily. I was able to go on and off it during the warmer months of the year but as it's been such a cool, no typical weather year ( 2013) I have had to use Gabapentin most of the year and since fall and winter is typically when I go on it again I'll be on it until March. When hopefully it will be warmer this year and I go wean myself off of it until October 2014.
Also keep in mind that weather is a player here with fibro symptoms, aches and pain. You will feel, for the most part better in the warmer months, ( may not always be true ) and more sympatric and achy during cooler months with rain, cold and snow. Not always the case, but most times this is the pattern fibro takes. Knowing you will feel these symptoms during these months ( times ) you can take extra D for a week or so, more supplements that help ward off pain, etc symptoms. Some of us have heating pads that work well for us, other use, ( I do ) OTT-LITE which helps give us like sunlight during the winter months when being out doors and sunlight is not a daily option. But as I said it's trail and error until you find what fits you and your symptoms.
Will close this here. Again, welcome to our family.. feel free to post daily. Please join MiMi's Roll Call. It's a daily check where we say Hi and journal our day's plans with others. Nice way to keep it family. Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Debbie, I am so sorry to hear your sister is having medical issues again. Had hoped with the surgeries she's had that any issues with her breast would be done and behind her. Keep us posted and know that I am keeping you and her in my prayers. <<< HUGS>>> Linda RView Thread
cece, I am so sorry that your days are exhausting you. I know your have so much on your plate.
I hope that this new helper will take some of the demand off you and what your have to do physically to help your parents. And for a good long while I hope. But I worry about how long you can take Up and Down days, along with your own life's demands.
Please back away from some of it when ever possible and give yourself a ' free ' YOU day when it becomes too much. I wish there were more hands and hearts there to help you help your mom and dad. If I were near by I sure would.