Linda Mammogram's good thing! Never was a believer til was one who caught it before it spread.
Mimi anything put on my face has to be fragrance free, I have had to give up a lot but not as bad as you.
Cece when all is said and done you will have memories of your parents your sisters will not. I have it a little easier than you as my Mom is not living her own.
Pacing and guilt so hard to deal with a necessary thing to learn so life is not any harder than it needs to be. It is rough but we need to use our energy wisely.
Nothing exciting today, did have coffee out with DH and we ran into a friend so I stayed and visited for awhile longer. It felt good to be out and it made for a nice morning. Small thingsto feel good about.
Your words are so true. I have been meaning to write you for awhile about thyroid issues you brought up. I have dealt with them since I was 17, up down, changes to my meds in the last few years. The symptoms are so similar to fibro it is confusing. What finally made me get a DX was when a Dr. said if my thyroid is being treated then the fatigue had to be something else and it turned to be fibro.
And yes I am convinced that all my other issues have something to do with the weakened immune system and that fibromyalgia has something to do with it. Actually I know no one with fibro that does not have several other health issues and they all seem to be related.
I actually keep a positive outlook, this last year was rough but all the Dr.'s said my attitude would get me through it and so far it is working. I make it game to find something to laugh about or someone else to make smile, dorky but it works.
Hope you are sleeping and won't wake up too early. laurabView Thread
It is cold wet and rainy here in Washington. It goes with my mood. Old and whiney!
I always believed I would cure fibro with exercise, diet and supplements, so wrong so irritated. I just get older and add on new issues. I keep telling myself it could be worse at least all things added are minor changes.
I like to find things to laugh about and latest is my Mom, when I told her about the most current I just left out most of the minor changes in the heart as I do not understand them myself and just told her I have A-fib. She says "well our family just does not have that kind of heart issues, the Dr, must not know what he is talking about".
I am in a flare with way too much pain and too much to do. How do I control the wrath of the dragon as I have never found my golden spear.
I have fibor fog beyond anything I have ever had before. chemo brain is real and the med they gave me to help keep the heart rhythm down effects the brain........now just how am I to function? Skipped the metoprolol and pulse bounced from 34-104. Hour after the meds it was my normal 57, I did not go to ER a 3rd time this month just not my thing. I was giving it an hour and I would have done what they said and gone if it had not calmed down.
Top that off with a can scan of the lung for a nodule of the lung that was not cancerous, they actually came up with a pet scan from 1 1/2 yrs ago and it was there and had not change and had not lit up when checking for previous spread of previous cancer.....found it sooner and I would not have to have that awful die shot in me again.
So this all answers what became of me in the last few weeks. I can make fun of most of it now so I can post and not be a drag. I am just trying these days to take life and find the funny parts of every day things.
I am not even mad when people tell me I look good. I just say smoke and mirrors.......If they irritate me I say what wonderful thing wigs and painted up eye brows will do for you.
For any one of a certain age or like country music my new theme song is "If you like them painted up, powdered up your sick girl is going to look good and don't forget swingest swinger you ever had" Now you all know what happens when you hit the wall, you say crazy things and it is better than a cry.
Good morning, just way off. Fatigued and could be tring to balance thyroid issues to see if it is causing afib.
I had already decided that not to stop at red lights last year after being rear ended for the fourth time at one. Now I think it best to stop going to the Doctor, they just find something else wrong so why bother-83D-E09.
We are a little rainy and dreary but we do get s sun breaks. We have a pellet stove so we stay warm, at the momen too warm. That man loves air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter, at least it helps with pain to not feel damp.
Took a walk with the dogs todag in sunshine and shirt sleeves. Stopped and looked around at the beautiful area I live in. Nice moment and nice memory, I love to keep these times in memory for the rough times.
I got disability in 2009 and it took two years, I had to quit at 55. I had Dr. backing so that was a plus. I am married so we still had an income when I quit and was too stressed to worry too much as we talked about it and knew I could not work no matter what happened. I always tell people who ask me when to quit and throw in towel and I always say you will know when you can't get to work any more.
I was in no hurry and just let them give me three turn downs and turned it over to a lawyer who specialized in SSD. I had good documentation from Medical and Psych Dr. as chronic pain had lead to Panic attacks that were causing non epileptic seizures. He told me it would be easy, the whole process took exactly two years. I never had to go to court which I was very happy about.
Allsup is the name of a company that I have heard many people use. Money is scarce so I think they are holding on to it harder these days.
Not been around for a few days. Just trying to get a hold of the Atrial fibrillation thing, just weird I feel fine and it comes out of no where, I guess aging is not for sissies! I've come to know one paramedic well, he tells the nurses don't listen to all her excuses here is the numbers. Sorry it is just weird to feel fine and then have your heart beat go crazy. They have changed my meds a couple of times and it seems to be going good.
I saw my Oncologist for the first time today since ending treatment. Now I come in every three months for a year or two and let them know of any new pains. LOL what kind of pain are you talking about, I live in pain, the kind of pain that doesn't go away, got that kind all the time. So now got to figure the difference between a flare and something different.
We have rain but I really do not mind seems like a good excuse to curl up and read a good book.
I am going to take a few minutes and catch up now.
A little late but sad and unusual day. I will get to it in a minute. Mimi do not start me on the forced technology, every simple task needs a computer or they keep you on hold forever.
Linda, I needed your story as much as I enjoyed it. My DH is a spender on cards and I buy all in cash and on sale......trying to get him on the same page. Work in progress.
Well my daughter who has a mental illness and addiction problems had to leave today. Left last week for a few days after falling off the wagon, we let her home and two days later back to her old ways but added her sleeping meds. Bad scene and broke all rules, including therapy. She is 35 and thought we were going to make it this time. My heart is broken, but she made it further this time than she has in years. Sometime she will make it that is all I hope for. She has broken my heart and tore apart my boys again. I can't even talk about her children it hurts too bad, when they look at me I know all they think of is their Mom.
I will make it though and remember I have three wonderful boys.
Chilly but sunny. Solution stay in warm house and look outside at the sun, pretend it is warm.
Lisa chili sounds good I am hungry and too lazy to fix anything....1:00 no lunch maybe just plan dinner.
Mel when I cross the line and do too much I just say if it was for a good cause this too shall pass, slow maybe.
Linda, a good shopper you are I am taking lessons from you, I am planning on taking some unused rewards to Kohl's and see if they let me use them. Give me a break one of them expired while I was in ER. Also it must be hard on you waiting, cancer is insidious......slow and relentless. I hate it and what you are going through.
Mimi, I start slow every day but I did notice when I sleepily read this morning you were missing hoping the rest of your day is better.
Cory, your weather is way too cold for me. I hate the dampness here but we to have mild weather.
Cece, you know you are in my thoughts often. Our problems are so related. I wish I really had words of wisdom but so much of you what you deal with is out of your control, parents not aging well, family and children. My neighbor is 92 lives alone and drives. She is mad at the new place put in across the street that she must stare at, so her and DH are going to go pick out some big trees to plant so she can't see them. I watch people older that my Mom walking by and they walk better than me. The perils of living in a 55 neighborhood. I could go on and talk about the pain our children put us through but you know the story all too well.
Well that is my two cents for the day, except I am so exhausted and know not what to blame these days.
Good morning, checking in! A fib still being checked out, when I went for the ultra sound yesterday the tech was reading my chart and said I look good for all my problems. She was kind and understanding. The medication has controled the heart beat and the fatigue is better. How hard it is to not blame everything on fibro. Funny thing my mood is good and I really do feel okay and positive, hey I will take it.
We have been sunny but in the 60's. We have the pellet stove on in the evenings and some nights as well. The heat does feel good but out comes the humidifier.
Lou, sounds good and exciting to be in your new kitchen soon!
Mimi I slept better last night and I do always feel so much better, sleep is a good thing.
Cece, hope the assisted living works out, it is easier than working with care givers yourself.
Hope you all have a good weekend.
Linda, can I be your friend I need a new phone?
Do not to leave anyone out but memory only comes up so much.