Morning FMily. It is much cooler this morning than it has been. It is predicted that the *COLD* front is on its way. I know I am NOT ready for the very cold weather. There is going to be a 22* drop in temps. I am not sure I am ready for the winter temps at all.....especially if we have the *S* word. Not looking forward to it 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.
It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving will soon be here. Time is surely passing by quickly, to say the very least. It seems like once Halloween is here...then is picks up the pace and moves even quicker than it has been moving all year. I don't know if time changes have anything to do with this or not....after all, it is only 1 hour....and we gain a hour to boot.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group recently. I am sure that you will find lots of good info here on things that just might make a difference in the way you feel. It does take time and effort though to actually kick in....so try to select what you want to try and continue the same thing for a while...it normally takes 6-8 weeks before you can say whether or not it is making a difference. If not, then select another thing and proceed again.
Finding good vitamins and supplements might make a big difference in the way you feel. I know that this is how I have learned to *control my FM pain*....Drinking plenty of water each day is an easy thing to do and this just might make a difference as well....water is so good for us. Learning how to pace, pace and pace even more is a must for me as well. IF I don't follow this, I can soon *feel* a difference and it is not a good one at all.
We, FMers, are NOT the same as we use to be so we have to figure out how to move past trying to pretend things are the same. The wrath of the dragon makes this difficult to do at times...so we have to figure out a way to *dance with the dragon, instead of draggin the dragon, as Nana B. says.
Vitamin D. Be sure and ask your doctor to check this. Low Vitamin D can cause additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well.
Hello and welcome....MiMi in NC. I am not sure what kind of response you will get here....you do not say how long you have been dealing with the wrath of the dragon, aka FM....or how long you have had the other health issues. I do know though that dealing with health issues can be really hard on anyone's marriage. When I first got sick and was dealing with all of my health issues...my DH decided he did not want to stay here. (this was in 2007 I think) Now I will also tell you this much that over 20 years ago, my DH got cancer and almost died. He had to go through all kinds of chemo and radiation and other things...he was in the hospital for an extended period of time...off and on during his illness. This was when our children were quite young. (we have 3 children). I guess it is *different* if the shoe is on the other partner's foot, so to speak.
I don't think men in general deal well with lots of *issues* and especially health issues. (sorry if I have offended any of our male posters here, especially Cory who is very dedicated to posting almost daily).
I do hope you will try to get your stress under control and try to stay positive about what is going on. I also know just how hard this can be as well.
My husband packed up and moved out and was gone for 6 months. He then decided that the grass was NOT greener on the other side. This was a very stressful time and very hard on me. I also think that my DH learned just how *expensive a divorce can be*....especially if there are children involved.
I hope you have someone you feel comfortable discussing your situation with....a friend perhaps or a close relative, a pastor.....someone you can trust.
8 years is a long time to just walk away from a marriage. Perhaps you both can work this out.
We are here for you and again I hope you can stay positive and keep your stress level as low as possible. You do not say whether or not you work...there are lots of things to consider, especially since you are now 61.
I hope you will find a good attorney who can help you work things out for the best. (this is really very important).
Happy Hump Day - MiMi in NC....The cold front is headed this way....or this is what has been predicted. It is supposed to get really cold here for a few days....but they say no snow for NC. Well. I guess this is a good thing. Cold and damp is not a good thing for me....my body does not like this kind of weather at all.
We have had a couple of nice days this week. I wonder where the perfect place might be for those of us who drag the dragon behind us. I am sure that there must be a place that would be better for all of us.
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. I think we all know there are no quick fixes or overnight cures....and that every thing is a process which does take time and effort. I do know that sometimes this is hard on most of us trying to wait until we see IF what we are trying will actually help us or at least make a difference for us.
Vitamin D. Be sure and ask your doctor to check your Vitamin D level. This is so very important for a lot of people these days. Low Vitamin D can cause some additional pain for some people and it can also affect other illnesses as well.
I hope the weather is good in your corner of the world today...and I hope we will all have a good day with little to no pain.
Hello Kari....MiMi in NC. So are you trying to get SSI or SS disability. I don't quite understand. If you have been trying for over 10 years to get it, then perhaps the attorney is confused as well. Your disability is a benefit and is based on your working record. Back when I applied someone told me that you have a window period of 5 years from the time you have not worked to file for your disability. Now I do know that things are continuing to change. The system is broken and it seems like there is no one who knows what to do or how to fix it.
I would hope that your attorney would know what to do to help you get this approved.
Hello and welcome....MiMi in NC. I am so very sad to hear that your daughter is facing the wrath of the dragon, aka FM. And to think she is only 10 years old. I am sure you will be able to help her learn how to cope with this illness. There will be good days and then not so good days.
I am curious though. Did the doctor rule out other illnesses that it might be ? Did the doctor also check her Vitamin D level ? This is really very important. Low Vitamin D can cause some people to have additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well. I hope you will speak to the doctor about getting it checked.
I hope you will try to learn all you can about *tools and tips* which might make a difference for your daughter. I am sure she will need as much help as you can possibly give her.
Getting her on a schedule of sorts might be a good thing to help her with. Going to bed and getting up around the same time each night. (sleep is really important for those of us who deal with this illness) Keeping her stress levels as low as possible is also a good thing. Perhaps getting her a hot water bottle to use on places which are giving her pain. (this might be better for her at her age instead of using a heating pad) Heat sometimes is a life saver for me....I use one almost every day.
Eating right and drinking plenty of *water* each day might also be a good thing to start. A good vitamin also might be a good thing. Doing some *gentle stretches and/or gentle exercises might also help her.
A foam mattress topper might help her sleep better too.
Taking a bath using lavender bath salts or Epsom salts might also help her relax better so she can sleep better.
There are only a few things that she might try.
Again I hope you will continue to learn all you can about FM and how to learn how to *dance with the dragon, instead of draggin the dragon....(this is Nana B's slogan - she is a member here and is a nurse.....she is only here on week-ends....she has some good advice...so look for her posts - Booch is her user name.
Morning FMily. MiMi in NC and it is chilly this morning but going to be nice for a couple of more days....until the cold front hits. I read that this is going to hit the entire country. I guess Cory has already received a lot of bad weather. I guess it will be slow moving across the country. Not looking forward to the very cold weather at all.
Here is hoping each of you had a good night's rest and I hope we all will have a good day with little to no pain as well.
I will not be keeping my little GS this morning since they are off. Schools are closed today....for Veterans Day. There are lots of activities going on and the weather is going to be nice today. I hope this is the case where you are located as well.
I am dog sitting my grand dog as well. My older son had to go out of town and so he dropped her by my house last night on his way out of town. She is a good girl though and minds well so this is a good thing. I have missed keeping her some. She was not sure about all of this last night.
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. This is a process though and it does take time and effort to find the right combination of *tools* that will make a difference.
Vitamin D. Again I want to encourage any and all FMers here to speak to your doctor about getting your Vitamin D level checked. This is so very important to a lot of people these days and especially to anyone who has any sort of chronic pain.
Low Vitamin D can cause some people to have additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well. Again it too is a process as well. It does take time to get low level of Vitamin D back to within the *normal range and keep it there*.
Learning how to pace, pace and pace even more is a good start for those of you who have just joined this support group. Keeping a journal of sorts might also be something that will help you *see and understand* what might be causing your body more stress. Getting enough sleep is really important too. Lack of sleep can increase our pain. Keeping our stress level down as low as possible is important too.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Have a great day and remember those who have and are defending our country and their families as well.
OMG***as I was trying to close my computer....I found it. I am going to submit it as well.
Morning FMily. MiMi in NC and it is cold this morning and another very cold front is headed our way....actually I read that all of the country will be hit with an early winter. OMG. Not sure I am ready for the cold, especially very cold weather. They did say some warmer weather is behind this front. I don't really understand how they know all of this but normally they get it right, or at least close to what they have predicted anyway. It is what it is though...so we just have to do the best we can do.
Here is hoping each of you had a good night's rest and I hope today will be a good day for everyone with little to no pain.
Yesterday I was still trying to get over Saturday...we had hamburgers and fries for lunch...an easy simple lunch. I bought the McDonald type fries. They were actually good. (I don't go to McDonalds) My children tell me that I don't know what I am missing....I had a very bad experience with eating there many years ago and don't care for the food there. DH will sometimes stop by and get us a sundae...that's all for me.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group. I am sure that each of you will find lots of good *tools and tips* here that hopefully will make a difference in the way you feel each day. There is something that will help you cope better, it just takes time and effort to figure out what will work....so continue on and learn all you can about what others have found that has made a difference.
A good start is learning how to pace, pace and pace even more. Sounds easy ? Well, not exactly. This is a process that we, FMers, have to learn. It is not an easy thing to do at all....well, at least for most of us. We are use to going and doing whatever needs to be done, regardless....that is until the wrath of the dragon, aka FM.....took over. Yes, it certainly changes our lives, that's for sure. Sometimes it will turn your live upside down. Not fun at all.
New members...I want to remind anyone who has not filled out your *community profile*....to do this so that others might learn more about you...this is on the left side of this column. Click on the *my community profile* and it will take you to a user friendly place where you can post what you want others to know about you. You can also read other members' profiles by clicking on their user name.
Vitamin D. Also want to again mention this....Low Vitamin D seems to be a common issue 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 too.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Have a great day and remember to pace, pace and pace even more.