Good Sunday to everyone. I hope each of you has some nice thing planned for the last day of summer. I sure hate to see the season go.
It was a lovely day yesterday. It's as nice of a day today. Gotta say summer is going out giving us a nice day to enjoy.
DH and I have nothing special on tap for the day other than watching the football games on TV and doing a bit of outdoor cooking.of resting and recouping.
Speaking of birthday's today is our youngest daughter's birthday, she's 33. My goodness the time flies by so quickly. I didn't call her, as I would normally do, I sent a lovely text with a picture last night. DH and I have made the commitment that we will pull back from the drama our girls always seem to have and just not answer the phones or texts from them or anyone for awhile. I need time and space, because I have had so much, way too much, hurt and sadness of late and I need time to heal.
Have my ENT appointment and hearing test tomorrow. Plan to link up with DH and have lunch with him first. My hearing test is at 1 and the doctor appointment at 2. So for me a pretty full day if I get in at 10 to get my nails done before the 28 mile drive up to Franklin, TN where the ENT and DH are.
MiMI, I am sorry you are still feeling under the weather. I do hope that your feel better quickly. I know it's not really fair for those of us who have to deal daily with fibro issues and pain to have the added pain and discomfort of ' other ' medical issues added on.
NancyB. I'm so sorry that you are dealing with such pain and discomfort with your knees. I wish a quick recovery for you and I mean getting in and getting shots to help with the pain.<<< HUGS >>>> Also,the number of ' our ' hummingbirds are building. We seem to have more each day. They are feeding to be ready to leave us in a week or so. Like your's, ours are friendly and come up to the door and windows and look in. I will so miss them. What wonderful little birds they are.
Mary, do feel better quickly and I do hope the meds you have now will stop the seizures. <<< HUGS >>>
lauraB, you sound like you're getting back to feeling better, slow but surely. And I hope that your find a few good things that are fun to do.
amr31, sending <<< POSITIVE >>> thoughts your way that stress will stay away from you. I know you will get to where you need to be. <<< HUGS >>>
Lou, can't wait to hear that they are in the kitchen putting in new this and that.
Cory, hope your weekend has been a restful one.
cece, like with Cory I hope you have had a weekend, a few days, to take a deep breath and rest.
Okay, I'm pretty much out of interesting things to post about. HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY and for those who are hurting today <<< HUGS >>> Gentle hugs, Linda RView Thread
Good Saturday fibro family. I hope today is going well for each of you and that you are not dealing with fibro's issues or pain.
It's a beautiful day here. Going up to 85 with lots of sun and no rain threats. Can't ask for more than a day like today to be happy.
Well the CT scan shows the sinuses are normal and there is no longer any cement dust infection, or anything else for that matter, to worry about. So what's been kicking up my allergy symptoms? Well I guess it's a bad case of nerves like the allergy doctor told me Thursday. Looking back over the past 9 month so much has happened in my family it's no surprise that I have been either, sad, heartbroken, worried, scared or angry about this or that. So yeah I can see where it makes sense it's nerves driving the allergy flare ups. And I bet fibro is playing a part in it somehow to.
So to get my nerves back to clam I plan to lay low for a few weeks. Turn off the TV, read, do things with DH. Not take calls from family, calm down and get my health back. It's been such an unhappy time for me these past few months. So many things to be unhappy, sad or worry about. I see nothing ahead to tip the allergy scale again and if I don't worry, stress out or get angry I should recover nicely. I realize I have to take care of me first and let God take my worries and troubles and run with um.
MiMi, sorry your shopping trip for a new dryer took a toll on you. Sometimes its hard to match up the online items a store carries to the ones they have in stock at the store. DH said many times he will get something in to assemble that was an online order that they don't carry in the store. A couple of times he had a build order for something that was only available as a ship to the persons home and they called his store and wanted it assembled by his store.
NancyB, really sorry you are in a hurting place today. I wish none of us had trigger point pain or any of the dragon's medical issues. I wish you a much better, feel pain free day, and I hope that the things you have to help push the draggon away does their jobs and that you feel better soon.
Cory, hope today is a good one. Hope you are able to rest, recoup, recover and enjoy the days you have off.
Mary, hope all is well with you.
Mel, hope your day is going well and that you are feeling better.
Lou, hope the kitchen work is moving along and that you are enjoying the weekend off from work.
cece, hope today you are resting. I hope that you get to take in a deep breath and just sit back and relax. May not happen I know with so much going on in your life, but I do so wish it for you.
Okay, I'm off here... wishing each and everyone of you a wonderful day. Gentle hugs, LindaRView Thread
Good Friday to one and to all. I hope the last day of the unofficial summer, week brings the promise of a nice weekend where you will be able to rest, recoup and enjoy things that make you happy.
Not a lot to post about. DH is home and we'll be out doing a few things. Maybe a movie tonight and dinner out. But nothing newsworthy that one would write home about.
It's a lovely day here. 80 something with clear and sunny skies. And ditto the same for Saturday. I love days like this. It was a great day to be out of doors. Not hot, not cold.
Yesterday I took the CT scan and it took 5 minutes in and out. I'll find out Monday, when I see my new ENT, what if anything he sees on it that could be causing my eyes to feel watery and swollen. If it's truly allergy driven I take a Benadryl when the eye seems very watery but it really doesn't seem to take the symptoms away or give me any relief. I didn't have this issue before the cement dust exposure but do now and yet I'm getting no where in getting it to go away.
DH and I ran an errand @ the Sprint office yesterday before the test and then a stop at COSTCO I get my OTC meds there. I was killing some time before going to my afternoon appointment with my allergy doctor.
That didn't go as planned. He checked me out, really looked for an allergy issue, pushed away and to me " I think it's a case of nerves." He went on to say I needed a very long vacation. I told him vacations aren't always working out so well for me. He suggested that I call my PCP and get an antidepressant. I told him it's true I have had a lot coming at me over the past 8 months, but how could that have caused my eyes to feel watery and swollen? He told me the nerves are triggering an allergic response, causing hives around my eyes. Causing them to feel watery and swollen.
Who knew? I guess I'll know for sure Monday when I see the ENT doctor. If the sinuses are good and there's no reason other than nerves causing the hives like symptoms, then onto antidepressant I go. I really want to feel better.
Today DH will do yard work. We are cutting back things for winter, Seems to early to be doing this with everything growing and looking so green, But Autumn is on Monday and there will be changes soon. One I see already is the hummingbirds are feeding non stop now.Their getting ready to leave us and travel south. I'll sure miss them. We got a lot of them in our yard this year. Easily 20 or 30. Their so busy feeding it's hard to go out to the very back yard with out a few zooming in front or behind you. The sound their wings makes is so amazing. And yesterday one stopped right in front of my face, looked me over and then zoomed off. Loved it.
MiMi, I'm sorry to hear you're not feeling well today. I hope that whatever it is that has you feeling unwell today goes away quickly and that your up and about feeling back to normal soon.
Lou, glad so much is being done on the kitchen. Yay! You'll be cooking dinner in there in no time at all now.
Cory, glad your day went well. So glad you have talked with your DW and I know that when you talk to you doctor he'll get the right antidepressant for you and you'll be feeling back to your old normal self soon.
cece, I hope that today has been a good one for you. I hope some arrangements for your parents care/ short and long term has been figured out. The stress of it all can not be good for you. Look what they say stress is doing to me.
laurab, your blanket sounds lovely. I need to get one. Feel better and hope your shopping trip looking for the right chair is nice and remember pace and pace again.
Mary, know your party will be a good one. I know you're tired and I hope that throughout the day you get a chance to rest and recoup.
Mel, hope your temps the in Kansas are cooler. We're getting your nice warm days here. Thank you Kansas, it's been so gloomy a day like today is eye candy to my heart.
Have a wonderful day everyone, gentle hugs, LindaRView Thread
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
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