Hi Elizabeth We are right on the line. Kristen has missed two days school for "snow days". But we only got ice! Yuck and dangerous. Yesterday was beautiful if you were on the inside looking out. 3 inches on the ground but they had school. She is eighth grade and the principal let them go out and have snowball fights!! They loved it. The snow is still on my deck but will be gone by this afternoon. Do you ever go to the beach? Montgomery is usually my first stop. Looking forward to some warmer weather!!!!!!!!!!! BethView Thread
Hi I wish the perfect words were in my brain to make it all better but you and I both know that isn't the case. I am 50 years old and have been diagnosed 14 years and still try to make sense of my life. I would love to volunteer but I feel I cannot be "counted on" anymore. Getting out of bed and moving around hurts and it goes from there. I live a somewhat normal life with my husband being sole provider. I am on Social Security Disability but that is much, much less than what I could make as a fashion buyer. I miss my old life but so thankful to be alive. I have a 19 year old son and a 14 year old daughter and I want to be here for them. My mother died when I was 10 years old so I know the HUGE void it leaves. My son is in college and presently living at home and my daughter, well, she is the one my painful body moves for. I have to look at it as "I am doing my best" but my house stays messy ALOT and I can no longer have the luxury of a housecleaner. To be honest, we rarely speak about FM. I have to say he does and yet doesn't get it. He knows I am in pain but he is sick of it also. I felt very detached when I had to stop working. People went on doing it all and I felt I hit a major roadblock! I promise you this much: you will find a "new" way. Something and somehow. I do not have alot of support but whether you do or don't, you find a path. This is a fantastic support group and whether you post daily or monthly, FMer's are reading and responding. I am just trying to keep it real. Telling you all will be well etc., etc, etc., is just a plain lie. Adjusting is what I say about it. Best of luck. Also, about the disc, I had my second surgery in October. Mine are in my neck but have lumbar disease. Wonder sometimes if it doesn't somehow go together? Take care Beth in ALView Thread
Hi Elizabeth I actually go by Beth. I think we talked before and you are in Montgomery? I am in Northport. When I hit hwy 82 the sign says 99 miles. Not a bad drive. Go that way to the beach alot. I would love to get together this spring just to talk and compare. Winter is doing me in. We have probably 3 inches of snow on the ground right now. The freezing cold kills me almost as bad as the humidity in the summer. Take care, BethView Thread
This is the time of year when I think I will lose my mind! I live in Alabama but the last two years feel more like the north. It is cold. It stays cold and feels like it will never warm up. Had so much pain I landed in ER on Sunday. Gastritis. Stupid of me to try it but desperation will make you lose your good God given sense. I took a Goody powder for the first time ever just trying to stop the pain. If you are sensitive to aspirin, NEVER take this. It has been a nightmare! Take care Beth in ALView Thread
Hi Denise That sounds awful! As if you need anything else to go along with this nightmare called fibromyalgia. I have had random rashes on my body for a long time. Have been checked for Lupus but thankfully negative. I hope you can find an end to this. Beth in ALView Thread
My trigger came over 14 years ago when I had my second child. I was 36 years old at the time and thought the delivery went fine. I started having problems before I even came home from the hospital but was told things like second baby makes the uterus contract more etc., etc. etc.. I called several times and even went in to be checked (did nothing but talk). Finally, on my two week checkup, the doctor came in and I burst in to tears. After sonogram, discovered five inches of placenta had been left in me. Went in to surgery and told all would be well but infection got in my bloodstream. Got incredibly sick! I had already suffered from trauma when my mother died and I was only ten years old. So I wonder too. What caused this? I did have so much trauma from my mom dying but not the pain. Have been in pain every day of my life since my daughter was born. Any thoughts on this??? Oh so confusing, but like MiMi says, whatever the reason we do not know. But what we do know is we have it and we have to deal with it.
Hope everyone is having a low pain day. I have a question. I have been reading about some of you getting your vitamin D checked. I had mine checked last week and the doctor has called saying he has ordered a prescription that I take one time a week for 2 months. My level is 13.1. Can anyone give me any input as to what this actually means? The only thing the nurse told me was that this was very rare for him to call in this med. Thanks for any advice. Beth in ALView Thread