Morning FMily. MiMi in NC. I have had less pain with my foot and I am so glad. You know how more pain bothers us FMers....well, I had about enough in dealing with it. The doctor told me that I needed to tape the 2 together so that the little one would have the support it needed. I think this is actually helped more than the shoe. I have worn it but it seems to cause me hip pain. I don't need any thing else to deal with. So I only year it when I go out. My foot is still swollen some but I can deal with this a lot better than I can the pain.
I 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.
It was another hot day yesterday and will in the 90* today. I kept my GS for a couple of hours and he had a temp. He was NOT feeling good at all. I hope it is just his gums hurting but you know with little ones you never know. They went on vacation last week and one of their relatives got sick and had to go to the ER....with temp and not feeling well. The doctors did NOT know what this was. I just hope my GS does not have the same thing but he might. I hope this passes soon for him. I am sure it is tough to be little and not understand what is going on and people don't know how to help you.
DH got back from the lake where he helped his BIL with some repairs. They have a lake house and are in their 80's. I do not understand them trying to keep up 2 places at their age. I told my DH that perhaps it would be a good thing for him to speak to them about this. Neither of them are in good health and I am sure it is hard for them now. It is hard just to keep up with one place for us.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group. I am sure that each of you will soon find *the just right combination* of tools and tips that just might make a difference in the way you feel. This does take time and effort so hang in their and continue to learn all you can about what others have found that has made a difference for them.
Vitamin D. Magnesium Malate. So very important. Be sure and talk to your doctor about getting these checked.
I hope you each will have a good Sunday. Try to stay cool and remember to pace at whatever you have to do.
Morning FMily. MiMi in NC and it is going to be another hot day. Yesterday turned out to be quite a day for me. I arrived early for my doctor's appointment since I thought I might be one of the first appointments right after lunch. My appointment was 1:15. I ended up talking to the doctor for a few minutes and then she viewed what was left of my rash (as it had not gone away completely) and I told her that I had called last week about the salve she had prescribed me....it did not last as long as she had told me it would. She had given me a refill, but I could NOT get it. She did not understand this and neither did I but it was the way it was written. She claimed she did NOT get my telephone message as well. Anyway she sent me to x ray and lab as well. So I waited a while to get this done. Finally got finished with this and waited some more. She finally returned and told me that sure enough my toe was broken and that she was going to send someone in with a shoe. She sent another prescription over for my rash and told me she wanted me to return for a physical in 2-4 weeks and someone would be in to make this appointment. So again I waited. The first available appointment was in December. Well, we live in a *hurry up and wait world* and you never know what is going to happen. I took the appointment and left - I guess the doctor has not idea when I will return. It is what it is though as I can do nothing about it.
As it was I did not think I could even wear this open shoe. But soon it seems to be ok. I am now worried though that this might cause other problems with my hip. Sure hope not as I do not need anything else to deal with. I was slow anyway and this has definitely created my pace to be even slower.....maybe this is a good thing though.
Here is hoping each of you had a good peaceful and restful night and I hope today will be a good day for all of us with little to no pain.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group. This is a good support group to be a part of. So many people join and then for whatever reason they either just lurk or disappear. Perhaps they find whatever they are looking for and then decide to move on. I have no idea. Again it is what it is though and those of us who are dedicated remain and try to help any and all who pop in and out on this site.
Vitamin D. Magnesium Malate. Important. Have you gotten your Vitamin D level checked yet? Perhaps you should as this might be another reason you have more pain than you should. I requested that mine be checked again yesterday. The doctor also wanted to screen me for something else. (something to do with the liver - I forget Hep c I think) She indicated that this is a new thing that doctors are wanting to screen on older people. I am ok with this....again it was just a blood test.
I do know that the blood work can tell doctors a lot about what is going on with people. When my DH had cancer this was done multiple times during his venture with dealing with the cancer.
OK....that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Have a great day and remember to pace. Yesterday I was forced to pace and I was still worn out by the time I got back home.
Camella....have you tried wearing wrist braces at night? You can pick up a pair in Walmart and tried wearing them so that you do not have the hand problems. I know that I have worn mine off and on for many years now. I don't use them as often as I use to but I do know that they help. I also had to have right elbow surgery and I had a brace for this as well.
Also you might try soaking your hands in Epsom Salts if they are in pain. Or you might try the Stop Pain Spray....which is good stuff.
Hello.....MiMi in NC. Pinched nerves can definitely be a HUGE problem. As you probably already know most of our issues are nerve related. I have had problems with carpal tunnel in both hands with multiple surgeries. I am so positive that the doctors allowed mine to go beyond what it should have before the carpal tunnel was addressed with surgery. I read somewhere that IF this happens then a person has permanent damage to the nerves. I think this is what happened to me and I suffered with all sorts of pain issues with both hand UNTIL I happened to fall outside on different occasions and broke both wrists. Once this took place and I had both of them repaired with plates and pins....and recovered....did the pain finally take a turn for the best. I still have pain every now and then but it is nothing that I can not deal with. Before it was daily and very bad pain. Nothing I did helped. I think the hardware somehow separated the nerves which were making problems.
I also want to add that I have had issues with teeth grinding as well. I use to wear a mouth guard but it broke and I tried the ones you can buy but could NOT wear them either as they made sores in my mouth. I talked to my dentist about getting one done and the request came back that insurance would pay part of the expense. I plan to do this soon. The dentist explained to me that I am wearing my teeth down.
Take care and good luck with you neck. I had to have cervical surgery on mine which helped the shoulder/arm pain that I was having.
TGIF****MiMi in NC and it is going to be hot again this week-end. Soon I am sure that it will soon be cool again and then winter will arrive and it will be cold. It has indeed been quite a hot summer. I am thankful though as my air conditioner has not given me any problems this year. No rain expected until next Wednesday or Thursday. Time is ticking as the days pass and soon schools will be back in session and I will get to spend some quality time with my GS. I am looking forward to this but he has really changed a bunch....just growing up too fast and being a little stinker. It is hard to believe that he will be 2 in November. Time sure does pass by quickly these days. There are times when I wish I could *slow it down a bit*.
It is odd just how some things work. As I have said before *nothing is ever as it seems*. As I think back to so many things that I looked forward to turned out to not be what or how I expected them to be. Young people should always take the time to enjoy life though. Things are so expensive these days and it is tough on young people to even make a living. I try to help with the GC and do what I can otherwise.
OK....enough on my soapbox this morning. I have a doctor's appointment this morning due to the rashes that I had/have. I had a refill on the salve that I was using but ran out and could NOT get the refill due to the way the prescription was given. I call and left a message at the doctor's office and heard nothing from anyone about this. So I guess I will voice my concerns today. This is NOT what I am use to....but I guess everyone is quite busy these days. It is what it is.
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. There are no quick fixes and it seems that most things require a process to go through. A heating pad is about as good as it gets to possibly get some *instant* relief. But of course, this too, might not last long. Have a bit of relief though is better than no relief. I know that I use mine daily.
I am hoping to have my blood work done today and I am going to ask if they can check my thyroid and Vitamin D as well. I guess I will find out.
Vitamin D. Magnesium Malate. So important for me.
I do hope each of you had a good restful and peaceful night and I hope everyone will have a good Friday.
Try to stay cool and remember to pace at whatever you have to do.
Hello.....MiMi in NC. I use to have panic attacks often....I do think stress has a lot to do with them. I don't have them often any more. Perhaps I either out grew them OR I learned how to avoid them.....not sure which.
Happy Thursday*****time if flying by as the summer vacation will soon be done. Everyone is out and about now shopping for all sorts of school supplies. It is odd that for the most part some items can NOT be found. I don't exactly understand this if something is required but can NOT be found. Makes no sense to me. I have been trying to get together what is needed for my grandchildren. I think this is a good way to try to help them out. And this way I hope they will have all of the *supplies* required.
I had a not too good day yesterday with my foot. I do not understand why one day will be ok and the next I'm in trouble....(lots of pain). It is almost like the foot does not have a pattern here. I have another doctor's appointment tomorrow and I just might see if there is any way I can get it x-rayed while I am there anyway. I had requested to have blood work done as well. I guess we will see. I hate having something *extra* to deal with....as I feel I have enough as it is. It is what it is though....as I can not do much about it now.
Here is hoping each of you had a good peaceful and restful night and I hope we will all have a good day with little to no pain.
It is going to be another hot day here again. With fall soon approaching though I am sure cooler way will arrive soon. And then of course, winter will get here before we know it again. It seems to me though that it has been either too cold or too hot. Not much *feel good kind* of weather.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group. I am sure that each of you will soon find lots of good info here that will be a benefit to you. It does take a trial and error process to find what works for each of us so hang in there and try what others have found that has made a difference for them - to see if it makes a difference for you as well. You never know until you try.....it does take a process, like most things do for those of us who suffer from the wrath of the dragon, aka FM.
Learning how to pace might be a good place to start. Perhaps keeping a daily journal of what is going on in your personal space. Keep track of all activities, pain levels, what you eat and any vitamins, supplements and medicines you take and when you take them. Keeping a journal for a while might just provide some sort of *pattern* which might help you decide what to change, stop or add to your daily schedule. Drinking lots of water each day might be a good thing to try as well. Trying to stay on a schedule of sorts....getting up and going to bed at around the same time, eating on some sort of schedule and trying to watch what you eat. Taking a hot shower at night using lavender bath salts or Epsom salts might help you to relax better at night. Just a few *tips* that you might find helpful.
I do encourage new members to be sure and check out the *tips* and *resources* here....review the *member toolbox* and *Dr. P's discussions* too...(he is no longer here but he left us some good info.
Vitamin D. Magnesium Malate. Important. Do your own research on these and talk to your doctor about getting your Vitamin D level checked. Low Vitamin D can cause some people to have additional pain and it can also affect other illnesses as well.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it. Have a great Thursday and remember to pace.
Happy Hump Day....MiMi in NC. It is too darn early for anyone to be up this time of the morning. For whatever reason I woke up around 4. I am feeling better just really tired. Getting around 4-5 hours of sleep does not help my feelings at all. I think I wake up with the brain spinning. Don't quite understand a lot of things these days. It seems that the older I get, the less sleep I get. Perhaps this is the case. At least my foot pain has eased. Yesterday was a better day for me and I hope today is at least the same.
The political nonsense has already started. I often wonder why so many people think they are qualified to become the leader of our country. But I guess anyone can actually *think* they can. I am thinking it is going to get quite interesting this time around. Not looking forward to the mud slinging though at all.
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.
I have a couple of errands to do today....which I should have done earlier but hopping around on an injured foot is not an easy thing to do. Driving might not be a good thing either. But I do need to get out today and do several things regardless. It is always something going on.
Welcome to the new members who have joined our support group recently. I am sure that soon you will find something that will improve your daily journey with the wrath of the dragon....aka FM. Here you will find all sorts of good *tools* and *tips* that just might make a difference. It is good to know that there are people here who truly understand what you are facing every day. When people communicate and learn what and how others function with a chronic illness, hopefully you will find something that will help you cope better. It seems sometimes though life is quite complicated when you are trying to figure out just how to feel better. What works for one may or may not make a difference for you. So keep on keeping on until you have figure out the *just right combination of tools* that makes a difference. It might be something easy and it might take multiple things to help.
Learning how to pace sure helps me. I try not to get in any hurry anymore to do anything. (I often get in trouble IF and when I do) It never pays to cross the line.....as you will surely pay for doing so.
Vitamins and supplements might be something to learn more about. I know they sure make a difference for me. I think I have shared this before but I have found that taking a prenatal vitamin makes a difference for me. I tried them since I read that folic acid might help and it seems to be a good thing. Has anyone else tried this?
Vitamin D. Magnesium Malate. Omegas too. Joint supplements for anyone who is having any sort of joint issues. (I have bad knees and hips too)
Not much going on with me today. Have a great Hump Day. Drink plenty of water and remember to pace.
Hello Jeanne. I wanted to reply to your comment....I, too, pray about lots of things and I know that GOD does answer prayers....sometimes not exactly the way we might like and sometimes not as soon as we might want....but in time we do get answers.
I have been quite *blessed with all sorts of issues* though (sometimes a lot more than I think I can deal with) and I continue to seek HIS Guidance on whatever I am blessed with. Some of what I have been exposed to though is *unbelievable* and I have to wonder why....(I know that we are not suppose to questions things)....I will say this though that just recently my DD got a positive decision from the higher courts on her personal and up close experience and I am so very proud of the work she has done. (this involved people's U.S. Constitutional Rights). This has been over 5 years in the making and it is still going. It has now become a *principle of the matter issue* now. I have realized through all of this that people need to *speak up more* about things which take place in this country. I do think that this is the reason why our country is in such a mess. It is a very hard and difficult thing to address and quite expensive. I did not realize just how much we, the people, take for granted though. It is kind of like the political world and people NOT voting. Those who don't vote should NOT express their opinions IF they do not voice their concerns on who gets put into office. (sometimes, I do wonder IF this is the case)....but voting is important. I do voice my concerns as I always vote. Sometimes it takes only *ONE* person who can make the difference in something which is very important for everyone. I can only hope and pray that my DD makes a difference....so far, so good.
I think sometimes we are *blessed* with things that we should indeed address, whether we want to or not.
There are days when I can only hope and pray that things get better.....and sometimes this is all I can do.
Take care and thanks for being a part of our FMily.
Hello Maggie....and thanks for the concern. I should have known better to go barefoot....but I have Morton's toes and sometimes when I stand too long, the pain gets too much and I have to take my shoes off. I was so mad at myself when this happened. I have enough *issues* to deal with without adding to them. It is what it is though, regardless of what I think.
Knee problems? OMG....I, too, have had my share of them. I had an accident back in the early 80's at the Atlanta Airport and dislocated my kneecap. I have suffered greatly since then. Had 4 right knee surgeries and ended up having a bad left knee as well due to the right one be damaged.
I do want to share though with you that *joint supplements are great*. It has taken a long time for me to find one which really works but I take the Osteo Bi-Flex (orange label)....now. This brand has several different kinds (different labels) and you will have to find which one helps you. But I do encourage anyone who has knee issues to try joint supplements. I have now been on them for years. I have also had the synvisc injections as well, several times. These worked well for me too. (they have changed them to one injections but I had the 3 injections - one every 7 days for 3 weeks) I also use *stopain spray* as needed when I have knee pains I can seem to get rid of and I take Advil gel when the pain is unbearable. Years ago I was told that sooner or later I would be forced to get a knee replacement BUT I do not even think about this being an option right now. I don't want any surgery that I don't need....so it will have to be a *MUST* before I do any kind....as it takes me so long to recover from anything. (again I think this is due to the fibro)
I also want to say that I personally think our *body temps* can be a fibro issue and I also think anti depressants can make this worse as well. I know that I had huge issues with my body when I was taking them. I am so much better now that I don't......not gone completely, but much different.
Take care and I hope you find something that will ease your knee pain soon.