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Rowan73

Joined: 01/05/2014
My Story:
Hi! There's not too much to say. I'm a mother of 2 wonderful disabled sons, and have recently turned 40. I've had fibro since childhood. I thought that everybody else felt as much pain as I did, when doing anything. I joined the Navy out of high school to pay for college. BIG mistake. I was put in a job that required working with metal stock. (heavy lifting and what not). I also took a course in welding after I got out. Another mistake. Now I've found out that I have 3 discs in 2 parts of my spine that are damaged. Two of them pressing into the spinal canal. And recently they discovered some irregular heart rhythms. Huh..Fuel to the fire. I was divorced in 2008. I have two wonderful boys who are incredible! (13 & 15 yrs old). They help as they can and try to understand. The eldest is a high functioning autistic. My fibro has been throwing me some curve balls, so here I be. Looking for advice and, maybe, hope..to not be a member of a elect group of extraordinary people. :)

Ps: My FibroDragon Tattoo….now resting on my right forearm. So, on bad days I have something solid to work against. Ya know, give it dirty looks, etc…ha ha….something for those that can't see the fibro to look at and consider. Not the least painful thing I've been through, but satisfying.

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Reply: Bumps or nodules under skin
Question: who helped you find this out? From what it sounds, I may have this with fibro as...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Do you have little bumps under your skin??
or are your muscles smooth?
  • yes, I have bumps under my skin.
  • no, I don't have bumps under my skin.
  • I don't understand the question.
  • yes, I have bumps but they don't hurt.
  • yes, I have bumps but they do hurt.
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Reply: Bumps or nodules under skin
I'm sorry about the delay in reply. Thanks! This has given me a direction I had never...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
Posted by rowan73

Take the Poll

Do you have little bumps under your skin??
or are your muscles smooth?
  • yes, I have bumps under my skin.
  • no, I don't have bumps under my skin.
  • I don't understand the question.
  • yes, I have bumps but they don't hurt.
  • yes, I have bumps but they do hurt.
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Reply: Lowering Lamictal (anti-convulsant) results
OMG!!!! YOU ARE THE FIRST PERSON I'VE MET THAT ALSO TAKES/HAS TAKEN LAMICTyL!!! Wow... I...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: Where is everyone from?
I'm up in Mount Pleasant. Home of Central Michigan University,and the Soaring Eagle Casino...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: Tuesday ****2/4/2014 ****too early for the birds*
Good Morning MIMI! And to al in the FM WORLD(I'm a newbie so I'm not sure when I am...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: Saturday ****2/1/2014 ****Spring is just around th...
That sucks! Colder than all get out! You poor man..my prayers for and to you. I'm in Mt....More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Bumps or nodules under skin
Howdy all! Fighting the FM dragon today, Big time. I seem to have a continuous flare up for...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
Posted by rowan73

Take the Poll

Do you have little bumps under your skin??
or are your muscles smooth?
  • yes, I have bumps under my skin.
  • no, I don't have bumps under my skin.
  • I don't understand the question.
  • yes, I have bumps but they don't hurt.
  • yes, I have bumps but they do hurt.
View Poll Results
Reply: 24 Hour Duty
Rowan here, Navy vet. 24 hr duty sucks. Your rating would also contribute. I was an MR(aka...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: lumbar stenosis
I have the disc issues, mild scoliosis(very mild, not noticed till ex-rayed), and a bunch...More
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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Reply: Saturday ****2/1/2014 ****Spring is just around th...
Blessings to you. And prayers. For all your pains. Peace to you and yours. RowanMore
Smile you're never alone, and laughter is the best medicine. As Bobby McFerrin said Don't worry, be happy...an anthem for me...remember stress makes it worse ;)
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