Got so busy this morning reading about fungal and black old forgot to post. I am usually on my tablet easy to read but not as easy to post.
I react bad to mold and never had a fungal infection til chemotherapy All of it is bad on the immune system and I get more convinced Immune issues have have a lot to do with fibro and it's sister illnesses.
I hate meds and side effects but Linda the hair thing is very interesting. I hate headaches too so I guess more trims?
know that story well, except it is my daughter. She was with us this summer thought it was going well. Even her brother's were starting to trust her. Self medication with drugs and alcohol were not permitted.
She broke the rules three times (this time) before she was ask to leave. Not sure if I could've done it without DH, her step father backing me up. I just keep hoping one of these times will be the time she actually wants to be better. It is really hard on a mothe it is also hard on her brothers but she is not their child. My heart goes out to your family.
NAMI helped me to learn she needs to want to help herself.
I have been reading but no energy to post lately. The AFib I was DX has been a bugger to get under control.
I kind of went into a little depression as I decided fibromyalgia and cancer was too much and I just could not have anything else wrong with me. Guess I am coming to an understanding of this and learning it will not kill me, quit trying to find the answers and deal with it. I spent way too many years trying to cure fibromyalgia before accepting it was chronic and I had to find a way to live with it. So I guess fibro did teach me something after all.
With all the medical people from DR. to nurses and even PT's I am learning that our immune systems have a lot to do with a lot of diseases. They keep telling me take care of my immune system and stress.......excuse me if you live you have stress and when you live in pain you have stress.
So when Mimi says stress is bad for us with fibro she is being wise.
PS I may have missed a few days but it has been awhile since I have seen Cece post does anyone know what is going on with her and her parents.View Thread
I know it is hard, I always tried new meds on the weekend when I was working to see how they would affect me. I would start with sleep as I could not function with out it, but had to be careful as I was a school bus driver. So I would used cyclobenzaprine almost as soon as I got home, that way the effect would be gone in the morning. The rest were supplements and diet only.
I always thought I had IBS until a Dr. had me give up gluten for a few weeks and I found out it was my major trigger. It took a long time to give it up for good though. I have a few other triggers to digestive problems that I have discovered through the years.
When I worked I had good Insurance so I was on a rotation of acupuncture one week massage the next and chiropractic the next. All these things did for me was keep me working. None cured me.
I was also able to work only 91/2 months and from 5-8 hours a day depending on how I felt. Part time is good if you can afford it. I was a single Mom with four children who received Social Security, which allowed me to work part time.
I still get a massage when money allows and the chiropractor every few weeks(Medicare pays for that one). If I am in pain I can now take something and not worry if I have a slow day.
Well Nancy we know how to shop as I sit here in jammies from QVC my favorite place to shop. Then Kohl's conveinient for me so I can run in spend 30 min. or less and be out. The trick is know your size and try on at home, since I drive by all the time I just make my stops when the energy is there.
Time marches on and add fibro and energy takes hit. I never make the Mall except to walk in the door of Macy's and stalk up on makeup I get there. Recreation shopping not a part of my life, how I ever shopped all the sales for my four children I have no idea. Four to keep clothes on and single Mom sale's were the only way to go.
Feeling somewhat better today not sure why but I will take it. Hoping next month to get the shingles shot but have to check with oncologist.......weird that I did not realize that I had it. Pain is part of life is the only answer I have.
Mimi doing things for your children is always a way to bring contentment that what makes you a good Mama.
Cuddling with one dog and heating bad. Woke up in extreme pain so took one tramadol, think I can move now so I will check I and then get busy. I was supposeto get one of my grandson's yesterday, but with Shingles and his age we decided to wait a few more days.
We only lost power a few hours but there are several far worse than us but we are not like California.
Wishing myself and everyone a good productive day, even if it means just taking care of yourself. I am doing some housework and then taking my Mother to lunch.
Wow I made it here. Last night here in the NW we had major power outages due to high winds. I am not sure why but my pain was bad. I did not want to climb into bed till it calmed down, then I still tossed and turned. Hoping my day gets better.
Linda so sorry for your losses and family in pain, it is awful to see such suffering and feel hopeless.
I busy doing some PT for cancer mobility issues and the fibro has been a constant, really do not know where one ends and the other begins. The therapist is good and says it is all connected. Just hope I can keep up, the next two month's.
It has been hard to stay up lately as something new keeps happening......I now have shingles. It is not bad but when you live in pain I just did not realize it was anything so went to Dr. too late for antiviral, who knows I might be better off without any more junk in my system.