amen. To be honest of all drs I've seen over the years the LEAST helpful were the 2 rheumys.. why? Fibromyalgia to them was not a serious issue. They may have been taught how to diagnose it and something about treating it--but I could tell from day one that they had no interest in it.View Thread
did you start any new RX meds at around the same time this started? just wondering cuz I have had some tingly/numbness and other neurological symptoms and they seem to possibly be from one or a combo of the meds I take. still not sure, but I'm changing one of them this week.View Thread
I am looking forward to using it! He's got it working now-- heat /and pump etc. So it is still warming up. Its big and deep so I can do some exercises in there that are really hard on land. And I can relax.
We are raining like crazy again today! and it is cool out. ? cool?
This is SC in August--it should not be cool.
But that's fine-- I think tomorrow I will be able to soak. He still needs to build a surround for it--but we are going to wrap some insulation around until his next trip home. So hopefully I can use it beginning tomorrow. So excited!!View Thread
Good Morning Everyone! Mimi & etc.. Hubby is home this weekend early and working on a project--
This one is exciting---
We bought a 'project' Hot Tub!!! we picked up a hot tub that will need a new enclosure and a small part, it was $200 and Hubby is going to build a surround for it with a nice ledge to cover a bit of cosmetic damage on the rim of it.
Its large enough for me to get in and exercise my hips reasonably well and to just sit back in the hit water and relax.
I've been wanting this forever. So I am very excited.
He won't be able to get it all done this weekend but I should be able to use it at least.
Had just enough sales recently to give me steady work for August. Now I need to sell for September too.
Had our kids/grandkids over last night. My daughter is also excited about the tub and she helped by cleaning it well since it is 2nd hand and it would be hard for me to do. I watched the kiddos. (which is my fav job) Her hubby and mine carried the tub from our truck & set it in place in our screen porch overlooking the lake. So perfect!
I know most of what we do, we do with 2nd hand & DIY stuff--but that is our thing. We would rather have a little extra work than a loan to pay off. We have a truck payment and a house payment and that is all.
Anyhow-- that is my life currently. Trying to adapt to the Zone diet--which is not my cup of tea really--but I think I will figure it out as time goes on.
God bless all-- Praying for Jan, and her son & family, hope there will be good news. MaryView Thread
Just reading what Margaret has said here, I feel as if my own post last night was too 'light' on it all.. I am so sorry about your pain! Like Margaret, I too have that back of the mind sort of fear--of getting in that position in the future too.
I have to say- I do think the drugs very much led to my mom dying at 69--but I also think she needed pain relief. so I don't know what the good answer is.
I did add you to my prayer list and I hope you will find better help. Peace to you and may you have some hope too. MaryView Thread
I'm also sorry your in so much pain. I said this before--- pain meds killed my mom-- she had all kind of pain--so I understand it..but wish something else could have been done.
Anyhow--I too have had chronic long time pain-- these days it is much better-- never gone, but livable. In the years I was raising kids I was in really bad pain pretty much every day. I don't really know why it changed now it is manageable with celebrex and gabapentin and amitryptilene-so that's pretty amazing to me.
Since your pain is in your back-- I know this may seem nuts--but my husband actually worked out to fix the pain from his herniated discs. it worked for him--don't know if it will for you--just mentioning it.
He could barely walk for 5 years and then decided to just do that and somehow it all kind of went back in place.
In any case I'll add you to my prayer list--and I am sorry. Don't give up on life-- look for something to distract from the pain-- and try everything that you can --something may work.
there are a lot of different approaches to pain control-- something might do it enough to give you some peace.
Don't disappear-- I find talking to others about these things is a lot of help--especially here cuz its people who do understand pain.