Hi All, I hope each and very one of you had a great l-o-n-g weekend!
It's hot here too, 83° now and going to 87 by mid-afternoon. The humidity is coming up too, that's the part I hate. Warm makes me feel good, humidity makes me feel like I have a weight around my neck.
My weekend was uneventful. Friday, DH had to work, so I did a little cleaning, then sat on the sofa watching movies and knitting. Saturday we had to go to a family member's house for a family gathering. These are not fun for me. After 2 hours in the car, I was totally wiped out, but these relatives think you should arrive fresh as a daisy and ready for fun. I made the best of it and everyone lived. Sunday I saw my Mom - and DH volunteered to come with me. He endured about a half-hour of Mom's babbling (she has Alzheimer's), then asked if we could leave. His ulterior motive: there's a great ice cream place near the nursing home! LOL
I have another business owner coming this afternoon to look at the kitchen. Two of the businesses I spoke with bailed on me, so I have one quote, and it's frighteningly high. I'm hoping to have something to compare it to soon.
Stay cool, everyone, and I wish you the best day you can possibly have! LouView Thread
If you have concerns about your meds, see your pharmacist.
Could you say why you won't "take anything with an anti-depressant in it. "? While what works for one of us won't necessarily work for other, many of us take meds containing antidepressants and get relief.View Thread
It sounds like you might need a different doc. Many of us here see pain specialists, rheumatologists or neurologists. A new doc could try something new and it could work. I know coming off meds is scary, but it's worth another opinion. My doc gave me Tramadol for pain, and it works well for me. Remember that what works for me won't necessarily work for you.
Have your doc check you for Vitamin D deficiency, too. it sounds so simple, but we who live in the northern hemisphere are usually lacking in D.
Have the best day you can possibly have, LouView Thread
Mimi always urges us to pace ourselves, and we really have to! You will figure out what you have to do in order to survive a trip, even just a few days.
My fave vacation location is Tokyo. I live in New England, and our trips always mean long plane rides. We're lucky that we have family on the other end, but I don't sleep on planes and arrive beat. It's a 10-day trip for us, so we just recover the first full day we're there. Sometimes I tell DH that I have to just rest, and we sit for awhile, have a snack, and just enjoy where we are.
You'll be able to travel as long as you remember to rest when you're tired and drink water to flush the toxins out. And take bathroom breaks, lots of them!
Finally, check out http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/ . It has good tips for us, and you have to read The Spoon Theory - it will help you explain to people what it's like to be in your body. Some days we have more spoons, some days we have fewer"026
Wishing you the best day you can possibly have, Lou
Hot and humid here, 81° now and SO sticky! yesterday I managed til 2pm without the AC, I turned it on at 10 today. We never got the rain they promised yesterday, there's a little rain near me now. I was looking forward to cooler, drier weather for a while.
They've decided to have the Boston Pops concert and fireworks tonight, because of Hurricane Arthur. Ironic that a storm with the same name as the iconic conductor Arthur Fiedler forced the move. It'll still be streamed at http://bostonpopsjuly4th.org/ so tune in if you can!
A couple friends have recently been let go from their jobs, and it was probably age discrimination. When you're 52 and let go after 31 years so a 20-something can have your classroom, or 61 and let go because they're doing a "cost reduction", you know. It's tough out here!
I tried the magnesium, Mimi, but it gave me muscle spasms, so I stopped after a month. I'm thinking about cutting the tablets, maybe I was taking too much? We'll see how it goes, whether I remember to cut and take it"026
I have no plans for today. DH is working tomorrow, so I'll be home doing whatever I want. I think it's time i get ALL my clothes out of the cedar chaste. LOL!
Here's wishing you all the best day - and the best l-o-n-g weekend you can possibly have. Here's hoping for independence one day for those of us with FM!!!!! LouView Thread
It's only July 2, and it's too hot for me! 10am and it's already 82° out there, and heading for 88° with icky humidity.
They're saying the Boston Pops concert (featuring The Beach Boys!) might be interrupted by Hurricane Arthur. I love being able to see it on TV, since going up to the city isn't an option, so I hope not! You can watch it live Friday night - see it at http://bostonpopsjuly4th.org/ There's already a clip there from last year's 1812 Overture. (note: webMD didn't like the word I used for watching the concert live Fri night. You know, the one beginning with stream and ending with ing.)
My shoulders and neck are tight and getting tighter. I'm sure it's a combo of the kitchen disaster, losing the dog, and the stress of not having work. I'm knitting like crazy, it's the one thing I can control, and I know it's good for me. In the heat, the nephew's afghan is on the sidelines, so I'm working a cotton/silk yarn into a tank top/camisole with lace. I can't wait til it's done, and I'm making good progress! Plus mittens, there are always my charity mittens!
That's enough whining for me today. I wish you all the best HUMP DAY you can possibly have! LouView Thread
This is another club we don't want to belong to, but you'll soon see that there are a lot of us here to lend an ear and an idea or two. I'm glad I found this place too, waaay back in 2005. We're a real FMily!
I'm happy your DH is helpful; too many of us have nothing but grief from spouses and family members who can't understand what we're going through. Before my dx, my DH did a bunch of research, and had a lot of articles and links for me.
I know what you're saying about everyone knowing everything about you. I'm very active in my community, and I decided that I had to be up-front about my FM. 95% of my group gets why I can't haul that table back to the office today, when I carried it out two days ago. The other 5% will be gone in a few months, and I'm not trying to impress them.
For more good tips, check out http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/ . You have to read The Spoon Theory - it will help you explain to people what it's like to be in your body.
I wish you the best day you can possibly have! LouView Thread
And here comes the humidity! DH took the time Sunday to put the ACs in the windows, but I don't think I could stand the noise today.
Back to the kitchen whine: I have one gi-normous quote. Two others who have been here have flaked out. The quote will expire soon. I've done my best, but I feel useless"026
I applied for three jobs since last friday. I'm sure I won't hear fro them either. The "no work/no income" thing is getting old. Most of the graphic designer jobs around are entry level or one step above. What is a "mature" woman with 35 years of experience to do?
Mimi, I think the sudden soreness can be attributed to healing. As long as it's relieved with an OTC med, I'm sure you'll heal well. As for 'junk food', we've come to enjoy a weekly something from BK. I've never loved McD's burgers, their salads are nice. The two Wendy's that are nearest to us are staffed by incompetents fools. We had a coupon and tried them Sunday. They said "we don't have that" - and the coupon expired the next day! AAARGH!
Time to start thinking about which "leftovers" to have for lunch. I wish you the best day YOU can possibly have! LouView Thread
I agree with Mimi. Your meds need to be included, but your medical records are better clues.
Any traumas you've suffered are clues as well. Many of us here have had their FM triggered by something like a fall, car crash or childbirth. For me it was a car crash, and it took 18 months to be diagnosed.
Mimi has great points, and do drop in and let us know how you're faring. Have the best day YOU can possibly have, LouView Thread