My husband, daughter, and I took a 3 hr. road trip to see some very dear friends today. They are like our brother/sister, best friends. My husband introduced me to them about 23 yrs ago. Carolee welcomed me into the 'family fold' right away. This couple is as much family to us as our blood family is. Carolee is our daughter's god-mother. Carolee was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer last winter. She has gone thru chemo and radiation and now there is nothing that they can do. Although there are treatments that can be done, they will not take the cancer away and will, in fact, make her quality of life worth s**t. She and her husband have opted for quality of life. I certainly DONOT blame them. It's hard to be here and see her garden that she has always loved, overgrown. Her beautiful home, that is on the list of Historical Places. Well, it's very difficult to be here. Carolee is nothing but skin and bones. She eats sometimes, and sometimes not which is sooo hard on her husband and daughters. We had to come to see them because this could be the last time. We love you, Carolee ! Our BFF, sister, aunt, mom, and more. Keep your quality of life, Girlfriend, and don't let anyone tell you that you can't. Think of yourself, for once in your life. Ok, I'm not going to cry, I love you, CaroleeView Thread
I so agree with you! Yes, I'm stiff in the a.m., but after walking to the bathroom, turning on the coffee, etc., it's o.k. It's hard when I do cleaning or something like that, laundry, etc. then sit, that I feel bad. A hot shower helps some, but not a bath...I can't get in or out of the tub. If I could have a hot tub, it might help, but I only feel good when the heat is on. When I get out of the shower, hot tub, or turn the heating pad off, then I'm very stiff and sore all over again. So, when all is said and done, I guess I'm not a very big help, sorry. If you find something that helps, let me know.
Hi everybody! Well, I made it thru the holiday weekend. It's my dads b-day (86 this year). My brother and sisters and I bought a stone marker to acknowledge his service in WWII. He was very surprised and even tho we had to stand in the cold and rain, it was very nice. It's good that we had all this stuff going on, it almost helped me forget the pain. We are having hot and humid weather now (my favorite!), but my body says that it isn't my fav. Fighting the pain while I'm enjoying the heat. This sucks!View Thread
First, I guess I'll say "happy hump day". I've had quite a stressfull day. The weather has been very wet and nasty here. I don't know about any of you, but, the wet weather is awful for me. It just makes my pain 100 times worse. Then, I get a text from my daughter (a senior in high school) that they are on lock down, a suspious person with a gun was spotted on or near the campus. I felt so helpless and all I could do was listen to the police scanner and pace. Thank God all of the kids are fine and they have the suspects in custody, but the stress has really gotten to me. I have been so tense and my muscles are really yelling at me right now. I can't seem to relax and so I'm in some major pain right now. I can't do a hot bath because I can't get in or out of the tub. I'm listening to a thunder shower CD and posting this is helping me to relax. Sleep wee, my lovlies, and I'll try to do the same. Thanks for letting me unload. <3 MayvilleView Thread
Thanks for the encouraging words, MiMi. I'm 53 yrs. old and no, I don't work anymore. My Dr. is 100% behind me and I have a lawyer helping me w/ SS. This weather is not helping me w/ the pain, but, I'll hang in there, I always find the fight in me somewhere.
I have been dealing with fibro for about 25 years now, and I've had it! I can't work, I keep getting denied for S.S. Disability and my husband is trying to keep our heads above water all by himself. My concentration is shot, my sense of balance is gone and I'm always falling, and my knee keeps giving out. I don't know how much longer I can hold out anymore. Anyone else feel like me?View Thread