FALL BACK******I meant to include this *IMPORTANT MESSAGE****yes, it is this time again as well. Saturday we will gain an extra hour of sleep....I think this is good for the most part. I sometimes wish that they would keep the time one way or another....instead of changing it back and forth. It is what it is though.
Happy Halloween on this Friday....MiMi in NC and they are saying a cold front is headed our way. I know it is quite chilly this morning. At least it is dry, for now. They say parts of NC might get some snow, but this is not close to where I live. I am NOT ready for winter time weather. No way. I dread it every year.....especially when it is very cold and wet.
I do hope each of you had a good night's rest and I hope today will be a good Friday for us all.....with little to no pain. I slept ok and I have been able to rest more for a couple of days since I did not have to take care of my little GS. They are out of town and I have had to look after the dog. She is not any trouble though. Just letting her out and feeding her and giving her medicine. She does NOT like staying at home by herself. I wish I could let her stay here but the furbabies do not get along so that is not an option.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group recently. I am sure that each of you will soon find something that will help you cope better. It does take a trial and error process to find what works for each of us. You should also note that what works for one person may or may not work for another. I think this is why it is so very hard for doctors to know how to treat the wrath of the dragon, aka FM. It seems to affect people in different ways. I am thinking it is just a combination of whatever might be going on at the time for all of us.
Vitamin D. Have you gotten yours checked yet? If not, then you might consider speaking to your doctor about this on your next visit. Low Vitamin D can cause some to have additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well.
For those of you who have little ones or will be out tonight, please remember to watch out for them....as they will be excited about Halloween and being dressed up.....it is a fun time for them but sometimes they get really excited and do not pay attention to what is going on. Make sure they stay safe.
Thanksgiving is now just days away.....can you believe this and Christmas is right behind it.
Hello.....MiMi in NC. I also have problems with walking and/or standing for a long time and actually I have issues with sitting as well. I use pillows and cushions though which really help me. I have had bursitis in both hips and have had major issues with my knees too. I have had injections in both several times.
I also have lower back pain....and I take P5P for this. I don't know if you have tried any supplements but I know that I can tell a difference taking them. I also take joint supplements as well.
I have had 4 right knee surgeries from an accident that I had back in the early 80's at the Atlanta Airport. I was on the tram and dislocated my right knee cap. The medical workers thought I had broken my leg. (the doctor said it would have been better if I had).
I do NOT think any of us FMers should just assume that when we have health issues to think it is from FM. Have you been checked out by a specialist for your problems? Have you tried using heat pads as well?
I hope you will check out the info here under *tips* and *resources* and be sure and read the *member toolbox* and Dr. P's discussions as well. I am sure you will find some good *tools* that you might try that just might help you cope better.
Have you had your Vitamin D level checked as well? It seems like there are a lot of people who have low Vitamin D.....some very low. Low Vitamin D can cause some people to have additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well.
Morning FMily. MiMi in NC and they have mentioned the Snow word here, for the mountain area. It is cooler here this morning but not as cool as they thought it might be....it will be around 66* today which is no bad.
I do hope each of you had a good peaceful and restful night and I hope today will be a good day for us all with little to no pain.
Halloween will soon be here and gone. Not a favorite time for me. I have dressed up in the past when I did public work and I know the children love to trick or treat....but with so much going on I do dread this time of year. I hope the little ones will be safe this year and be careful as well.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group recently. I hope each of you will soon find some good *tools and tips* that just might help you cope better. There are no quick or easy fixes though and what works for one may or may not help you....you have to find though what works for you...as I am sure there is something that will help.
Little things such as using a heating pad and drinking lots of water each day might help you. Learning how to pace, pace and pace even more is something else as well. This is not something that is easy to do but it is indeed something to try to find a way to do. Not crossing the line or pushing yourself to the limit is so important for many of us who struggle each and every with the wrath of the dragon.
Vitamin D. Yes, Vitamin D is important. If you have not gotten yours checked, please speak to your doctor about getting this done. It requires a simple blood test that they send off. Low Vitamin D can cause some people to have additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well. You have to ASK the doctor though to check it.
Kmart has closed most of the stores in my area. I guess the walmarts of the country took over the bulk of the business for them. I guess this is the sign of the times with cut backs and people without jobs still. Not a good thing at all. It is predicted that another recession might be in the future. Let's hope this is not the case. It is good to see that gas is lower for now anyway.....below $3. Wonder just how long this will last. Perhaps it is because it is election time...which seems to be a good time, making people think things are getting better.
Enjoy your Thursday today and remember to pace, pace and pace even more.
Happy Hump Day. MiMi in NC and I am having computer issues. It seems like I get *locked* out of trying to post for whatever reason. It indicates at the bottom that there is a long script running and WebMD is not responding. I have no idea what this means but I know that I can NOT do anything when it pops up.
Here is hoping everyone had a peaceful and restful night and I hope today will be a good day for us all, with little to no pain.
So much going on everywhere. It is interesting just how much is exposed through our modern day technology. Much more than I ever expected to know. I will be so very glad when the election is over. We voted early and I am done with all of it. I am truly not even sure that it makes any difference whether we vote or not. (just my own personal opinion). I do know millions of dollars have been spent on trying to win the seats that are available. (more money than any of the seats are worth, again in my own opinion)...I find it quite interesting that anyone would or could even think that one person can make any sort of real change....it takes people working together.
OK....enough on my soapbox this morning.
SNOW in NC? I just heard the prediction of possible snow in the NC Mountains this week-end. REALLY? Well, I guess we will be off to a good start, IF this happens.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group. I am sure that you will indeed find lots of good *tools and tips* which just might make a difference in the way you feel. I have found that the more you research, the better you will feel. What works for one though may or may not work for you. So continue to keep on keeping on until you find the right combination of *tools* that make a difference for you.
Vitamin D....get it checked. Low Vitamin D can cause additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well.
Hello and welcome. MiMi in NC. No one knows or can predict what your future will be. I think perhaps this is why the marriage vows are used when 2 people unite. The common vows used go something like this: for better or worse, ( but they don't say how much better or worse it might be)....for richer or poorer (again, how much richer or poorer is not defined) in sickness and in health....(again things can happen...no one is *promised tomorrow* another day.....til death us do part. (I guess one might say this means or should mean forever*).
Love is a strange thing.....and sometimes very hard to understand. Marriage takes a lot of understanding, dedication and love to make it work. Both parties must want it to work....as it can NOT be just one sided. There is a lot of *give and take*.
I think a lot of people enter a relationship with the attitude that IF it doesn't work, then there is a way to get out of it.....which is not a good way to start a new life.
I also want to add that life is *never as it seems*....or at least this is the way I have experienced it. Now let me explain....as a child, we look forward to a lot of things in life....as a teen, even more. Dating, learning how to drive, graduating, going to college, getting a job, marriage, family and all sorts of things in between. Life is really very short though and you should try to make it a good one.
With this being said.....let me also provide some info to you about me. I am over 60 years old. I got married at 18 and 6 years later I had my first child. I have 3 wonderful children and 4 precious grandchildren. I have been married a really long time. My husband is a cancer survivor and I have multiple health issues. We have had many *ups and downs* throughout out lives together. Has it been easy? No. When I first got sick, my DH did NOT understand at all. It is really hard to understand someone being sick, when they do NOT look sick. He was sick with cancer and he looked sick....he lost 96 pounds and looked like death warmed over. I do think any sort of illness is a challenge to not only the person who is sick but to the family and friends of them as well.
Neither of us expected to have so much to deal with. There was a time in our lives, right after I got sick, my DH decided he wanted to move out and get on with his life. He was gone for 6 months. I guess he found out how life was going to be for him on the other side and I guess it was NOT what he expected.
Couples deal with a lot of unexpected issues. In a perfect world, perhaps things would be easy for everyone. But, as I think, we all know, that most of us do NOT nor will not ever live in a *perfect world*.
Morning FMily....MiMi in NC and it is really very quiet still at my house. I have been up since before 6....which is too early for anyone to have to get up and do anything. I have more early mornings of waking than I really care for but it is what it is. There is not much that I can do about this at all. I think I have tried everything for better sleep. My DH thinks I have a thyroid issue with being so tired. He was reading an article explaining how fatigue can sometimes be thyroid issues which doctors seem to miss a lot of times with patients. One would think that there would be something that they could do to figure out what is going on.
Anyway....I do hope each of you had a good night's rest and I hope today will be a good day for us all, with little to no pain. I know we all live in a stressful world and with having to deal with the wrath of the dragon surely does not help anything at all.
My daughter was swinging the other very late afternoon and looked down and there was a very long snake under her. OMG....I am so glad that she saw it but it sure scared her. She managed somehow to get her phone out and video this and she then called her DH to come out and he had no idea what was going on. She lives close to a wooded area and I am sure this snake came from the woods onto her driveway. Perhaps the snake wanted to get a head start on Halloween.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group. I see that we are growing again. It seems like we have had a lot of new traffic recently. I am sure that each of our new members will find some good info here. Please check out the *tips* and *resources* along with the *member toolbox* and Dr. P's Discussions too. (he is no longer here but he left us with a lot of good info).
Learning how to pace, pace and pace even more is a good thing to figure out how to do. It is not an easy thing to do but it can sure make a difference for me. Learning not to cross my line can make my day better......you just have to figure out when to stop before it is too late.....which is hard to do at times.
Vitamin D. Again I stress just how important this is for a lot of people these days. Be sure and speak to your doctor about this. Low Vitamin D can cause some people to have extra pain and I do not know anyone who needs this. Getting out in the sun can help but I am not sure that anyone whose D is extremely low can get enough sun to bring the D back to a normal number.
Using a heating pad seems to be a good thing for me. I find that when I am in pain that I can use it on my neck area and it reduces my pain, no matter where it is. I do not understand this but I think it has something to do with my spine area.
I am still having computer problems. I think I need a new one...as mine seems to be worn out.
Have a good Tuesday. Remember to pace, pace and pace even more.