LInda-- my mom had both fibro and P. neuropathy. she had a lot of other things too--but I think those 2 probably made all the rest worse. I don't think people understand that at all in general.peripheral neuro. doesn't sound like a real bad thing --but in fact it can cause pain just about everywhere, as can fibro. Some researchers believe that fibro actually is a polyneuropathy of some type. could be. MaryView Thread
Good Thursday Morning Mimi and all to follow.. I am working on my list of things to do before Thanksgiving; and to prepare for Christmas when I will have house guests staying here. First thing I am doing is bringing in my houseplants--which I have a lot of them and they've all summered outside and gotten bigger--many need re-potting. I also need to give fresh paint to some plant stands. So I have finally figured out 'where' all the plants are going and it is a big space near the windows in my sunroom. Today I am painting some of my old 'vintage/antique' stands--which are very plain---50s or so styles. I'm using all these pretty fresh light colors on things.
So that is on my to-do list. I also have to straighten some things out to do with health--I missed some labwork (bad memory) and need to re-sched that and also I guess I need to have an ovary cyst checked out according to my spine mri. Lord I am so tired of going to doctors! Always something.
Been looking at the medical bills and I'm just really bothered that we have all these. But such is life. could be worse. My little grandson has croup and has two ER visits so far. His mommy is the one expecting baby #3. They live on the opposite side of the country from us. My son's family does not need anymore medical expenses either. His dear wife needs c-sections and I don't think they have had a chance yet to pay off baby #1 much less the next one. Insurance these days is even worse than it was before.
Well that's my grr moment. Grr! just hate the way this all costs so much. Gotta see the neuro Tuesday--and while I want to know what they have found out--I just don't want to pay again to find out. LOL
Well not much else to say. My best to you all! MaryView Thread
Good Morning Mimi & all.. Lovely sunny morning here in SC; its been cool, I have not checked today's weather. So far no hard frost and this is the prettiest fall color I've seen here. Yesterday my grandkids out in WA state got to play in snow! Well--one of them did, the other is in house with croup. Hard to believe there is snow there when, here I am sitting in my hot tub looking out at my banana tree which has not died back for winter yet.
I am getting ready for Christmas early. I've already made a few plans and got some supplies and begun the process of dejunking my house; finding room for my plants in the sun room and considering all I must do before thanksgiving in order to leave this house in a ready for Christmas state early, so I can go up to NC and pack & clean that that house for moving. Its a little too much to be honest--but If I chip away at it all I can do it. I have some painting to do too-- front door & some little plant carts & 2 chairs--I'm hoping to get those done.
Yesterday I went to daughters where she is getting Christmas ready early too. She put up her lights outside the house and I gave her some ornaments & decorations for her kids to enjoy--I'm changing up and going with a 'color scheme' for my tree. LOL-- so grandma of me. When kids were little the tree was a mix of everything; but now I think I will just stick with silver gold and blues--plus nature items and just a hint of pink or or red maybe in berries.
I've sorted the ornaments out already into keep and give boxes.
My guest room(s) are duo use rooms--so I'm trying to make them ready to use as guest rooms for family coming here from far away-- while still having them in use for other reasons. The big challenge is my big room downstairs it is full of tools and art stuff and saws; hubby and I both use it and it really is more a workshop than a bedroom. That's gonna take some thinking.
Well anyhow its nice reading about everyone. I just now read Tuesday! Actually I just now realized it isn't Tuesday.
I've had a lot of cognitive issues-- remembering and staying on track mainly. I'm pretty sure its due to those seizure-y things. Next Tuesday I see the neuro so hopefully she has something helpful to tell me. I have been forgetting appointments--so I will need to work on that. I missed a labwork apt. and an eye apt. Even with all the steps I take to remember things. I also forgot to pick up my RXs for several days--I had enough--of most things.
I'm kind of excited--I stopped my allergy/asthma stuff-- 3 meds for that--and usually it doesn't work--I get very itchy and vertigo, nauseous and then sinus issues. This time I'm doing pretty good. Hoping I can stay off one of them permanently and the other 2 until I either get some kind of virus or until early spring when the trees start to flower. We shall see..
Well no more about me. My best to everyone. MaryView Thread
Hello Sparkyar-- I quit mine about 3 years ago.. closer to 4 now I guess. I haven't filed for disability--but I was a stay at home mom for a lot of years before going back to work--so I'm thinking I wouldn't be eligible for much. Dunno. I probably should consider it. I am not sure but I think you have to have been away from work for a bit before applying but I"m sure a lawyer can tell you how to do it.
It is very nice to not have a job. Its not nice that folks seem disappointed at times--but I don't know what to say to them. I'm turning 55 soon, young to be retired--although I"m sure not the only one at this age. I do have an etsy shop and I sell things I make but it doesn't make much. I"m thninking of submitting some writing to the local paper and see if I can get a little work from them too. Currently I'm preparing help hubby with moving from the place he's been staying during the week and host Christmas so I decided to close up my etsy shop for the year. I sell wedding things so this is a slow time anyhow for me.
I have to have a LOT of time to get things done cuz If I try to do it all in a day or two I'm knocked down for months--especially this time of year. I can't tell you how many Christmas holidays sent me into a downward spiral from stress and exhaustion. Last year was much better--and I think it is because I worked at not stressing and getting help. This year I am doing it and expect my daughter will come help me-- I have much less stress for quite a few reasons. I'm actually excited about the holidays for the first time in a long time.
We do what we must in order to be the best we can be--at the things that matter most. Good for you taking that step-- it won't cure you but it will make life more doable. MaryView Thread
Hi Bette- It would have bothered me too. I've had a similar experience with an older man who was widowed. Kind of got under my skin a bit while I tried to figure out if he was just being 'southern style friendly' or way too familiar. I just avoided being close to him after that. Also prayed he'd find a new wife, as he seemed to need one. MaryView Thread
Good Afternoon everyone. I am having a pretty busy day, got a lull. Mimi-- pjs and undies sounds like a great gift! I just got SC grands each a pair of shoes and half a dozen pairs of socks, and some undies for the young potty trained gal.
Speaking of grands--I have 3y/o gd 7 1 y/o gs here for the weekend. Hubby is home too--but he is leaving for Germany for 2 weeks this evening. So we are all going to Charlotte to drop him off, me and grands.
I also have 2 grand dogs here--which is getting a bit too much. one is in heat, and I have an intact male chihuahua who is litterly crying. the other grand dog--has learned how to jump over my fence! She comes up on the deck so I open the door and she runs to the other door and back into the yard.
Its crazy here!
Speaking of crazy--Hubby decided to give up the house he's been renting in NC and move into something cheaper and come home more often. So.. he is moving out just before Christmas. Which means the week of the Holiday I need to be up there cleaning it out, then come here for the holiday. I'm tired out already just thinking of it.
The grand kids have been busy all morning and one is watching cartoons now while the other one finishes his nap.
Hubby is hiding in the hot tub. I don't blame him--he needs to fly tonight and I'm sure he's wanting to relax.
A lot of things seem to be happening at the same time lately. a bit too much. I'm going to try to get my house all clean and decorated before Thanksgiving--if I can do that-- I can go up to NC after Thanksgiving and maybe get that place cleaned and packed up early so I can rest a little bit? maybe before Christmas? I don't know. I'm not really sure I can do any of this well.
Its good to be busy I guess, but I would not mind a little peace soon. I know the kids will be home for thier kids by evening tomorrow-- hope I don't lose the one dog and the other doesn't end up preggers. The grand kids are a handful as is without also having dogs. I didn't think it would be so busy--last time they were here they just played outside most of the time and nobody escaped or was in heat. Didn't expect that.
Well gotta go, there she is out on my porch again. silly dog.
Hi fibrokathy, Pacing is going to be different for everyone I'm sure. I don't have a job right now, but do have an online biz that I work at very part time. I have a routine every day that is simple-- I start kind of slow, sipping some coffee and using my hot tub to do some stretches of my legs and lower back that I can't do on land. Then shower and get going on things. I do housework and sit and do things and sit.. like that. In the early afternoon I do any errands I have and then come home to tend my dogs and eat. Evenings for me are almost entirely spent in my recliner. Wish I could say otherwise but I'm really just tired.
When I had a job outside the house I had a similar schedule-- except that it wasn't possible to sit as much in the day. Evenings were still recliner time--and my house wasn't as important. MaryView Thread
hi all, cooler here but not cold really. I have a little heat on, a little AC sometimes and sometimes neither. I found that I do enjoy my hot tub on cold mornings--even if I have to go out on the porch to get in--the heat in the water keeps me from feeling cold at all.
Got some test results today. my lumbar spine has a bulging disc and arthritis, some muscles are sore, all that is not enough to really account for pain--so physical therapy for me. I also got my gabapentin upped to 3x a day. A little side matter on my mri some cysts and fibroids-- need to get a pelvic ultrasound to check things better.
My brain stuff--I do not yet have results except that the nurse has assured me that no news is good news--as in nothing life threatening. So that's good. She says the neurologist orders so many tests she prefers to talk to patients at thier follow up appointments about all the results. Unfortunately I forgot to make a follow up apt. so now I won't be seeing her til nov. 12. The nurse said she would leave a note and see if I could find out anything a little earlier.
Tomorrow I take the grand kids to the library story time. I need to put the guest room in better order so they can nap here afterward. My son-in-law works 3rd shift and goes to school 2nd and keeps the 2 little ones 1st shift while daughter works. So I do want to help a little with the little ones. I don't help near as much as I wish I did though.
Well that's about all, I need read more what folks are saying, so I can comment. MaryView Thread