Morning FMily. MiMi in NC.....where it is going to be a chilly week...with the temps in the 60's and at night it might get as low as 30's. It also has been predicted that NC will have very cold weather with lots of snow. Yes. I know it will be whatever it is going to be. Nothing much we can do about this. I will just try to make sure my house is as warm as I can afford for it to be. I am not looking forward to having lots of snow though at all.
Here is hoping 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.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group. I am sure that you will find lots of good info here that perhaps will help you cope better. It does take time and effort though to figure out just what might work. Learn all you can about what others have found that has made a difference for them.
Vitamin and supplements are what I have used for a long time. Vitamin D. Be sure and ask your doctor to check this....which is important for a lot of people these days. Low Vitamin D can cause some people to have additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well.
Eating right and drinking plenty of water might also help you as well. Keeping a journal of sorts might also help to see what might be causing issues. Learning how to pace, pace and pace even more is a good thing to learn. Getting enough sleep is also very important for us FMers.... I am one of the people who struggle with this issue and find it quite difficult trying to fix it. I have found that some issues are just hard to deal with. I also have chronic fatigue which I have not found anything that has helped this either. The bad thing about this is I never know from time to time how I am going to feel. It is very difficult to plan any sort of activity not knowing if I can move forward or not. There are days though that I just have to push myself no matter what. This is not a good thing at all.
New members should check out the info under *tips* and *resources*....also be sure and find the *member toolbox* and also review Dr. P's discussions. He is no longer here but left us with some good info.
Hello Lou....actually I just copied and pasted the picture from the internet.....I had a picture of my DD's swing that we built for her birthday. It did not take....I do not understand how these things work / OR NOT. Sometimes I can get them posted and other times not. I do the same thing every time. I wish I could tell you more....but to be honest I have no idea what some take and others don't.
Maybe it is the *luck of the draw*.....but I don't it because I am not a lucky person.
I hope your kitchen is on its way to being finished. So glad that you will have it for the holidays.
Morning FMily. MiMi in NC....where it is chilly and going to be a nice 60* plus temps this week. My kind of weather...not too cold, not too hot, just right. As most of you know my mornings are filled with MM and BG....(Mickey Mouse and Bubble Guppies)....I guess this has rubbed off on me. My little GS loves the *hot dog song*. I laughed since he tries to say *hot dog* ...perhaps this will be the first plain words he will say. His little faces just lights up and he tries to dance when we hear the song. I told him he needs to move his feet....and I showed him how. He just moves his body though.
Yesterday my GS was here and my son asked me to meet him in another close city and provided me with an address. So I headed out not knowing exactly where I was going. I don't like it when I am not sure where I am suppose to go. Well, I could NOT find the address and I ended up at a dead end road right in front of a college. I went into a panic mode as it was close to the time I needed to get there. (I think all of us have these kinds of moments)....anyway....I made a turn and then turned around to go back and revisit my steps to see if I had missed something. I then called my daughter and asked for help. My older son is in process of getting a new phone so he did not have one. (not good at all for me). Anyway as it turned out the place was at the college. I stopped and ask for directions and was told where to go. I had to stop at a security stop and the man would NOT allow me in. I tried to explain that I was picking up my GD and he said I don't think I can let you in. I was not even sure of the group he was there with. It was not a good time for me at all. What little bit of energy I had got sapped up really fast.
I ended up calling my DD back and when I looked up I saw my son behind me. I told him that this was not a good thing. I tried to explain to him what happened and I told him that he needed to explain this to the security man. I know that have to do their job.....which I do understand but he could have been nicer. It was not what he said but how he said it.
OK...so this was my Sunday....which did not start out good at all. I ended up getting behind for lunch and not doing everything I normally do but we got by and this too passed. Left me in extreme pain though.
I was able to rest some though and I got some needed rest last night. I hope each of you had a better Sunday. The good thing was that I ended up buying some gas for $2.95 a gallon. I was shocked. First time I have paid less than $3 in a very long time. I should have filled up but I only got 3/4 of a tank. I don't drive often anyway.
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. You have found a good support group here and lots of good *tips and tools* that just might make a difference in the way you feel. You should remember though that what helps one may or may NOT help you. Keep on keeping on though until you find the *right combination of tools* that improves your daily pain.
Vitamin D. Had you gotten your level checked yet? Speak to your doctor about this. Perhaps this is a good start for everyone.
In the beginning it is hard to know what to do and keeping a daily journal is a pain but it might be worth the effort to do this for a while anyway. Keep track with your pain levels and the activities you do and what you eat and drink. You might find a pattern of things that you might can change to make a difference.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Have a good Monday and remember to pace, pace and pace even more. Yes....your body will thank you.
Hello and welcome. Yes....you can have good days and then all of a sudden, out of the blue, you can have what is called a fibro flare. Learn all you can about what others do to cope better. I am sure this will get better for you in time.
Has your doctor checked your Vitamin D level yet? If not, then you might speak to him/her about getting this test done....it is important to a lot of people, as we tend to have very low Vitamin D level....which can cause additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well. It is just a simple blood test BUT you must ASK the doctor to run it.
I hope you will also check out the info here under *tips* and *resources*....be sure and review the *member toolbox* and read Dr. P's discussions. He is no longer here but he left us some good info.
I hope you will post often and tell us how things are going with you.
Morning FMily....MiMi in NC and I got up too darn early again. My life of resting/sleeping is never a good one. Up and down like of like a roller coaster. Never enough of a good thing. I would have never dreamed that I would not be able to get enough sleep.....years ago I looked forward to when I could stay home and do what needed to be done without it being a *hurry up* issue. Now I have all of time in the world and no energy to keep up with anything. My life is NOT what I had hoped for or even planned....actually it never was and probably never will be. It is odd how strange things turn out to be with lots of things or just life in general. It is what it is though and we just have to do the best that we can.....whether we like it or not. Sometimes I often wonder about the *what if's*....but I guess I will never know.
I went to Kolhs yesterday and was returning when I witnessed something that I hope to never see again. It involved 2 cars one with some men in it and the other with women in it. And it was NOT a good scene at all. The men were, no doubt, trying to make the women stop for whatever reason....( I can imagine). There was a SUV in front of me and these 2 vehicles were on a side road waiting to get on the main road. The car with the men whipped around the other one and tried to block them....almost hit the SUV in front of me and then they stopped and tried to back up to block the car with the women in it. The woman driver was smart enough and quick enough to put her vehicle in reverse and headed back from where she came from. The SUV almost got hit a second time as he blocked the man who was doing this crap. I got so nervous....thank goodness I was not too far from home. I should have called and reported it but I did not have my phone with me. As I pulled up in my driveway though I hear the sirens so I am hoping someone else die. You know one never knows what might happen these days....so much going on with everyone.
I am thinking about getting me a *taser* to have just for protection. Being that I have no strength I could get myself in a pinch if anything were to happen. Not a good thing at all. I do NOT go much without DH which is a good thing but you never know still.
OK...enough about my strange incident. Here is hoping each of you had a good night's rest.....and I hope today we will all have a good day with little to no pain.
On another note....I guess I am going to have to find someone who can do ceiling repair. I have an issue with one pulling away from the support. Not a good thing at all and we have no idea what caused this. I just dread having to deal with this. Several years ago we had a leak in one of the bedrooms and had to fix it as well. The room was always so cold....found out there was *no insulation in the ceiling at all*...no joke and to think I had the energy company years ago who came out and did an inspection to see what was wrong. (they did not do a good job at all - so I discovered).
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group recently. I am sure each of you will soon find something that will help you cope better. It does take time and effort to find the *just right combination* that will work. You have to learn all you can about what others have tried and then do your own trial and error process....as what works for one may or may not help you. It is a process of elimination. You should allow at least 6-8 weeks though of whatever you decide to do....as it does take time to get the full potential of what something might do. (especially with vitamins and supplements or new prescriptions) we, FMers, must learn patience.
Learning how to pace, pace and pace even more can also be a good thing - but sometimes hard to do.
Vitamin D. Get it checked. Ask your doctor. Just DO IT.