I have this wonderful heating pad that fits like a collar with a magnet to hold it in place. It sits by my chair and year round it goes on my neck first thing in the morning, then I slide it down to get the rest of the back.
Rain has hit the NW, still mild temps so no complaints as it wouldn't change the weather. DH is working on a roof so it will be a lot cooler for him.
My DW door broke awhile ago. This is the second issue we have had with it in 5 years.(5 yr next month) The sad thing is DH has put several just like it in for customers and they have had no problem so he did not get the warranty. He has decided not to repair it and start over. I just want it now! You know the story of the shoemakers kids have nomshoes, so goes it cor the remodelers wife.
two days in row maybe a personal record.....I use a tablet these days. Easier than my laptop as I sit cuddled up in my recliner, just slower. laurabView Thread
Just tired actually exhausted and in pain, sitting here wrapped up in my heating pad and blanket. I need a break before I have a break down. Too much on my plate, but all necessary things. This too shall pass. My 34 year old daughter finally getting her life together, it jus feels like I do half the work since she can't drive. Just be glad it is getting better.
On the good side sunny days n cool evenings! The best summer I ever remember in the NW.
Cory, my first panic attack started in my car on the way to work. I was exhausted and just not want to go to work but it was too late to call in sick.
Whenever I pushed to hard they would come either in my car, before I got out the door and finally on my school bus. I got help right away, to this day two things akways set them off too tired but still push or too much traffic. My triggers, what is yours.
Talk to your wife and get help before they becom dehabilitating, you need her support Brains od fibro peronalities like to misfire.
I am always amazed at the pace you keep, you may need some slow done times. Chronic pain and no rest bring mine on.
jusrnthe tow cents worth of a longtime. laurabView Thread
Hello, I don't really lurk I just have a hard time posting lately.
I spent the last two weeks with horrible muscle spasms in my back. Saw the Dr. Twice and no muscle relaxers because of side effects. I went off tramadol awhile ago and she would like me to go back on it as pain is bad.......wish I could try trigger point injections but she has no experience. I guess I will have to try to bring it up to her and see about a referral.
Don't want to talk about the appliances, they just don't work like they use to. Yes the more bells and whistles the more issues, that is why extended warranties are so big these day's.
As of today port free no cancer treatments planned, now I can get back to my normal self-83D-E2F not sure what that is anymore.
I am so sorry for what you are going through. It is tough with just my Mom, not sure how you are doing it with both parents and husband.
Last year when I was told Mom needed 24 hr. Care it was the same time I was dx with cancer so it was taken out of my hands as my immune system would not allow me to take care of her, neither would it be fair to her. Of course no help from my brother's.
You need time for work and everything else so prioritize. ......necessities only. Some kind of support system necessary. Do you have someone to help check on the ones in skilled nursing? I wasn't working just real sick, so managed to make a nuisance of myself where ever Mom was, so I knew they were tresying her good.
We started out in an adult care home which I ended up hating and ended up in semi assisted home across the street from the nurding home. Not perfect but works and is so close to me I can get there almost every day. They take good care of her and the stress is off me and I can pick her up and get out to lunch very easy. I was fortunate when she was home to have a caregiver who was a personal friend, so no words of wisdom there other than get to know who they worked for before you.
You have hard decisions, I still remember Mom cannot speak up for herself so it is hard to know who comes first. In the last year she has been in skilled nursing 3 times, I really depended on the social workers to help me make decisions as they face these hard decisions all the time. Sometimes my me time came laying on Mom's bed just letting her talk. I also make a habit of smiling and talking to all the residents wherever she has been, smiling and giving does help your own spirit.
The hardest thing I ever faced is taking care of my Mom these last three years and the feeling the desertion of my brothers if I had sisters I would just get mad. Sometimes I just didn't tell my brothers what was going on and that finally got them a little more involved.
Hang in there I keep reading and promise to write to you and never get it done.
you may never see this so short it will be....for now. I am one tough woman who has been through a lot but the wrong word said raise my anxiety so high and then brings me way down, small things that most people can let slide.
I know they are no big deal but dealing with pain all the time makes everything harder to react to and bigger in my mind.. Just my thoughts.
I don't remember what it is like to be at a 2-4, generally around a 5 or 6. I do know sometimes for a brief time feeling like things are looking up only to be slammed with such fatigue I can hardly move.
Pain is just there no matter what, I do my best to pace, stretch and breath through the pain. Some days meds work and other days no good.
I just tell myself this too shall pass because if I'm stressed it just gets worse.
Not sure where the summer has gone. So tired of too busy to even think between my Mom and daughter I need to make time foe me! We did take a couple mini trips in the airstream, I am ready for at least a week.
I am so glad I do not work thoug, if I did afraid they would commit me. Wait maybe padded cell and meals brought to me"63A I do miss the days when I worked, took care of a house and all that stuff without giving pacing a thought.
Dental work is still a nightmare and I rarely have anything more than a cleaning. The fear of any extra pain is not fun.