Have a minute for a quick check in...this week has flown by. Dad is home and is doing fairly well. However, this seems to make me more exhausted than ever. I am not even over there, but he is making requests for things that need to get done...and I know that I will have tons to do for him...I don't even want to think about it. He has gotten some physical therapy at home..and now the physical therapists wants us to buy new chairs for the family room...saying the ones they have are too low...It is hard for me to imagine spending money on new chairs at this time..they are regular swivel chairs...I don't want to spend thousands of dollars on other chairs...ugh..
fibro wise...I am hanging in there..I have been having so many knee and back aches..you know...the things that just don't go away...I assume they are all fibro related...my doc always says my x-rays and tests are great..I am trying to keep the weight down with medifast and keep exercising when I can..
Hope you are all doing well...Cory..I sure hope your wife can find a job she loves...tell her I will be thinking of her and wishing her the best...
Afternoon...on my way in a min. to mom and dad's ...nervous about how this will go...
Cory..I do have a similar story to yours..well..not exactly..but I went back to school to get a teaching certificate..spent lots of money..and then have never been able to get a job..I am working at something I could have done without a certificate..frustrating..I hope your wife can find something she wants to do...and will make her happy...
hope you all have a good Sunday tomorrow..and yes..Mimi..I am already tired of all the election lies..."This guy is a crook".."This guy is terrible"...:this guy will steal you blind"..oh it is all so terrible and really does hurt our country as people become so that they don't trust anyone or the system..sad..
Afternoon...just back from another tour of another living place for mom and dad..this place wants a $6000 entry fee plus $14000/month..I don't think that will be happening..You would think it was the taj majal..nope..just an old folks home...old and not very fancy..Their claim for specialness is that they are pet friendly..so dogs are walking all over the place..not being a big dog person myself..I wasn't too impressed..and then she took us out back to see the two miniature ponies..now what are old people going to do with miniature ponies..ridiculous..
semily...hope they get that mouse ..ick..I would tell them call me to come to work when you get rid of the mouse !
Linda..yes..between baseball and football...ugh..DH is in heaven...not me..and the ironic part...My DD loves to watch sports ..especially football..and her bf doesn't like it..If you have ever watched the Big Bang Theory...she is definitely Penny ! Between Penny's love of shoes, working as a waitress...and love of football..that is so my daughter..And her bf might not be as smart as Leonard..but quite like him..
Glad to hear you are weaning off..hopefully VERY slowly...I did take Cymbalta and it was great for awhile..and then I decided to try and go without it...my doctor had me wean VERY VERY slowly...I almost thought too slowly..but I didn't have any trouble getting off of it..but I do know you can...so hang in there..hopefully you are getting there.
I would ask your doc about taking flexeril (cyclobenazaprine) ti help you sleep..I take one of these at night and two advil..I was taking melatonin..but think I started taking too much of that and then had trouble with it...so you could try the melatonin route..but if you start taking too much..go for the flexeril..it is a muscle relaxant..and just really takes the edge off at night..
Are you taking some GOOD vit B completes? I have been taking those plus a B-12 and a multi vitamin during the day..
wow...super low..definitely need Nancy B. to comment..but yea..don't think 2000 units will do it for you...go pop those vit d pills for sure..and then check into a doctor that deals more with low vit d...that is just crazy !
Oh Mimi...reading your story of the trip to the college does sounds exhausting and frustrating..glad that all in all it worked out..and you made your connections..but these days, for anyone to not have a cell phone, does make it hard to get a hold of them. I know..I tried for so long to go without a cell...I don't like getting interrupted at work, and didn't see the need..and didn't want the expense...but finally broke down..not state of the art..but basic..and I have certainly used it...and have also had people call me while I am working..after I have told them not to call me during the day..
Things here are a mess as usual...They say dad is going to be released on Friday...but we don't have a place for him to go other than home..so we will do what we can..and see how it goes..one day he seems to be good,and the next he doesn't make sense..so when do we call a doctor? and then...there is the question of do we give him water without thicket in it...If nancy B. is around I might need a conversation with her..
so many calls to make and so much to figure out..and I need to get a hold of my insurance and make sure I am covered for the next year...
oh my list of calls to make just keep getting longer..and it is exhausting..
semily...I think we are all amazed..I think you have the lowest Vit D I have ever heard of ! No wonder you are having problems ! According to most pages I have seen, your Vit D should be between 30- 80...and if it gets too low, some doctors will give you shots of 50,000 units of vit d...My sister once told me not to worry about taking 4,000 units a day..so I was taking 2,000 in the morning and 2,000 at night...I guess I would try it your doctors way...but you could always ask about more..
just a quick hello...things are still crazy around here...I am hanging on...maybe hanging on by a string..but hanging on.
Nancy..hope you and your DH are doing ok..
Linda...hope your friend finds something close to you..my best friend is talking moving..and neither she nor I are happy about it..it is her DH's idea...and I do understand..sort of...but I surely don't know what I will do without her down the street..
So, I was hoping someone else could remember...I haven't tried for disability..but I know people here that have..There is a legal group that many people have used, and seem to be happy with them..but I cannot remember their name....something like Alsup?? Allsup??? maybe try to google it..maybe someone will chime in..I hope that is helpful..
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