Yea...Monday..just got home from mom and dad's...and the weather is beautiful again today..Got some laundry going and need to get going on bills...and trying to organize my "to do " list that I never get to during the weeks when I am working...but my usual fibro brain wants to got from one thought to the next, and I usually end up playing Bejeweled3 on MSN free games..! Got to get that timer going !
Hello all...I keep meaning to do the Friday check in..but don't seem to get here until Sat.
Took my best friend to the Farmers Market for a crepe this morning ...After 30 years of being best friends...she is moving to Missouri as her DH has insisted he wants to move there...(she does not...)...long long story..but she and I are pretty tearful at the move...30 years of having coffee...and sharing our lives...won't be the same..even though we have phones and fb..and I have no idea what in the heck she will do out there..We did have a wonderful morning out..
I hate to tell my East Coast and Northern Friends..the weather today is absolutely perfect..(as they just said on the golf game..)...85...no wind...just beautiful..
I am still struggling with dealing with mom and dad...last week, dad had an OT out and she got his blood pressure so high she wanted him in the hospital..the next day he went to the primary care and it was so low...he would have put him in the hospital, but he knows that is just dad...it goes on and on..Hospice did come out and they are going to see about getting him in the program...just so we can have access to an on call nurse.. Meanwhile...mom struggles along quietly...They are so loving to each other it is quite sweet..but it is so much work for me...I will be there this afternoon until Monday morning...
We still have to go to the grocery store..so much to do..
I do have off work next week...hopefully I will have time to check in more...Mimi...hope the aches and pains get better with better weather..Nancy..glad you got your arm back...and yes...was just talking to someone else and we were stating problems with proflowers...they look ok to start but fade so fast...I bought mom, my friend and the caregiver all flowers from the farmers market today...will see how they do ! Cory..hope you can find a car with heated seats...you need that there !
Meanwhile...still have problems with grown "kids" I have to deal with...sigh...it is always something !
Hi...all....We are suppose to go tonight to see a 4D ultrasound of my daughters baby...should be nice...but now the bf has been told he cannot leave work..after a full day of work...this guy doesn't run his business very well...so hopefully he will get off work and we will all get there for the ultrasound...my how things have changed since I had babies !
Cory..hope that helps your back.
Mimi..glad your daughter is ok..
Still dealing with mom and dad issues...it sure gets old..
I hope those of you in the North and East cold weather are staying cozy and warm...boy I look at those temps...and say..that I guess I better not complain ! I am cold and grouchy today...yea..I know you all feel SOOOO sorry for me !!!!
Well, dad came home from the rehab center..I swear I don't think they were giving him all him meds to keep his blood pressure up..He seems to be up and around at home..and every time I went to see him at the rehab center, they would say.."oh he just went to bed."...and he would be asleep and not quite with it...Now his clarity is fine..except he suddenly wants to see every doctor around and wants second opinions..etc...So he is driving the caregivers a bit crazy..
Had to take mom to the doctors last week and then get several tests done...he back was really hurting..and she was having trouble walking...she had an MRI and echocardio and an EKG. She was not happy about it..but got it done..and naturally..at least with her Alzheimers now she has forgotten about it...All tests came out fine..I read something about kidneys...so pushed her drinking more water..and that seems to have helped..
I am still doing my little job...not too exciting..any way..I am hanging in there...good to see you all on here.
Mimi...I do hope your DD is ok...tests are scary..
Cory..bless you for working and taking care of all the kids and dealing with all that cold..brrr
to all you others..have a good weekend. I will be going to a funeral on Sat. This family lost their son to suicide this past year, and on the 28th of Dec. The mom died suddenly ..got sick and surprisingly died while they were visiting friends.. It will be a difficult funeral..Leaves the dad and daughter..so so sad..
Afternoon...trying to get the energy to go exercise..I feel so tired these days...would love to spend a week in bed..but there is too much to do...so will keep on keeping on !
Dad got sent back to the hospital today as he had his 4th non-responsiveness at the care center and has been confused as of late..all related to low blood pressure I do believe..
Not much else to report...I have been doing my little three hour job as the extra hours I have been getting depend on a certain student attending school, but he has been out sick..so no extra hours for me...and that is ok with me right now !
hey Mimi...I just wanted to add that we also had gone to a financial planner...and man..I think everyone should try and find one...there is so much to know..and when to take medicare and social security is so important..and I have heard reports that they can make social security solvent and last...but it takes political will..and I don't see that right now ! And yes...they don't have any trouble with their retirement in Congress even if they only work there a couple of years !...and I do think there are WAY too many really old people in Congress...but you can't seem to get rid of them !
I have never tried the Fentenyl patch...I was on Cymbalta for over a year and it did help me a lot..but others have had trouble with it..but you don't know if you haven't tried..
Look for a post in the tips and resource section..called Member Toolbox...it was started by Nancy B..and it is a place where people have put things that have worked for them..and I do think it even has some medication suggestions..
I hope more people will put thoughts and Ideas here for you..hang in there..it might not be cureable..but it can be better !View Thread
Let's put the fun back in dysfunctional !- Mary Englebright
Hi...Mimi is the Vit D. expert...but a lot depends on your level..if you are majorly low in D..you need a lot..some people even get 50,000 units.. If you are just a little low, you can use 1,000 -2,000 units easily..and maybe even up to 5,000 units..My multi now has 1,000 units..so I don't need as much extra..now that I have built it up a little..
Hopefully Mimi will chime in on this too..
Did you have yours checked by a doctor? It is an easy test to get these days.