Hi All! I'm sorry to say that I'm getting a summer cold. I know that summer colds are awful, but, does anyone feel worse with fibro? Everything seems to be 1000 times worse. Can anyone relate? What do you do?View Thread
Took my youngest to UW Eau Claire for orientation last week. She's excited and I'm getting sad. Lots of walking (too much!) and lots of driving. My daughter got frustrated w/ me for stopping so much. Glad to say that she did understand. We saw some dorm rooms and saw how they can be arrainged (sp?) Great mother/daughter time together. I did get to have a Skype date with my daughter that I gave up for adoption. I have not seen her since she was born! Oh, that was sooo awesome! I need to go to my sister's or brother's house and use their WIFI, cuz I'm a country girl and their isn't affordable WIFI where I live. All in all, it was a good time. (Pain be damned!)
Hi JulesP, I'm waiting for the court date for my second appeal. You're right, they don't take any of your problems into consideration. I'm entirely frustrated and equally depressed. I am not working (I can't work), and what my husband makes, is less than what is going out. Hang in there, we can go thru this nightmare together.
Hi, Fibro-Friends; Well, last weekend was a visit with my sick bestie, remember? Many of you told me how stress will make the pain worse, and many of you told me to rest and not feel guilty. I did that and I was starting to almost feel human when another weekend crept up on me. My youngest graduated from high school yesterday and it was a very emotional day. It hit me that, somehow, she grew into a beautiful, loving young woman and in less than 2 months from now, I'm going to help her move into her dorm at UW Eau Claire. Wasn't it last week that she was toddling around the house playing hide and seek with me?? I'm in such pain today. I'm barely able to hobble to the bathroom. I couldn't sleep in my bed last night, and I'm not even going to attempt it tonight. The lazy-boy is calling my name. One day, I hope to be able to afford a sleep number bed, but that's out of the question right now...just too many medical bills. I've been taking on-line courses thru Kaplan University, and lately, the fibro fog and the pain has really been making things hard for me to concentrate on my classes. My motivation stinks right now and I'm fighting w/myself to do my homework. Thanks all of you for caring and giving me pointers along the way. Maybe one day, I'll be able to give some of you tips and maybe some encouraging words like you do for me.
I have two girls. I had my first daughter when I was 16 and I gave her up for adoption. She found me a year ago and we have been emailing ever since. She lives in New York State and I'm in Wisconsin, so we have not met face to face. She has two boys 16 and 7. I really want to meet her and her family!
Hi, Bette, I enjoy taking the classes and keeping my mind working. I feel that I'm getting just as much with the online courses as I would with conventional classes. Thanks, I'll look around for a decent bed.
Good evening! I was still pretty foggy today, but, I felt a little more like myself. Pain is still hitting the top of the scale, tho. I just got another denial letter from S.S. Disability today. Can anyone suggest anything? Maybe someone knows of a decent lawyer firm in the Milwaukee, WI area? The lawyer I have now is worthless.
The weekend with my friend with cancer is over. We had a fun visit. It's good that she still has her sense of humor. She's lost a ton of weight, has no hair, but she's still my friend that I love! I'll love her till the day she dies and then some. I wonder tho, has anyone had extra foggy days after an exhausting weekend? What have you done about it? I'm just super foggy and I just don't feel right today. Next Sunday, our daughter is graduating from high school. Hmmm, another exhausting weekend coming up...Help!View Thread
First, I want to thank those of you who have replied to my latest posts. Thank you for your prayers and support. I'm fairly new to this sight, and I already can see how loving and supportive you all are. I check on this as much if not more so than fb! Just a little more about me, I'm 53 and have been suffering with fibro for about the last 25 years. Since that time, I've been in a car wreck and now my neck is fused in 3 places 'cuz of that. Now, I'm told that I have arthritis in my neck, back, hips, and knees. Also, some blown out discs in my lower back. I don't work any more due to the pain, and I am trying for disability for the third time. My husband tries to keep up with the bills, but it's a losing battle. Now, not only do we have all of my med. bills, but, we have med. bills from him. He was off of work for 5 months as he had to have part of his lung removed. I fight with depression all of the time and it seems more so now, because I feel so useless not being able to work and help with the finances. Thank you all. What a loving family you all are!View Thread