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    Thursday **
    Dollbug posted:
    Morning FMily.....MiMi in NC....and I was up early again this morning...but I did get some good rest...and I do feel better today...
    It has really been hot, hot, hot here....and is going to be this way for the next 2 weeks or so....the weather people say it is like we are already in I can just imagine what it will be in August....

    And last winter...when it was so very cold.....I thought it would be so much better when spring and summer came....I guess though with the wrath of the is a vicious cycle for us to deal with....kinda like the never ending story.... is hoping that each of you will have a better day....find some sunshine in your corner of the world....I am keeping my Baby N this I am sure that I will have a good time....he is such a sweet little full of giggles and smiles....I love this baby...he is so very might say that he has MiMi wrapped....I think we will do bubbles today...he is so cute with them....and he has a very special laugh very cute...

    Welcome to the new members who have joined us recently....this is a unique support group of FMers....and you will find some interesting and helpful info stick around....and I am sure...that before will feel better too....

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it on this Thursday, June 24, 2010....

    MAY GOD BLESS my FMily too....

    1rmouse responded:
    Hi MiMi.. I know the heat just keeps coming at us here just south of Nashville, TN. I thought that when the warm weather hit, after such a long and cold winter, that I'd be feeling great with few Fibro symptoms. Boy was I wrong. I seem to be having one Fibro flare after another. The weather people are saying the heatwave will break next week, thank goodness, when we go from the 90's/ 100's, to the high 80's. Doesn't sound like much, but I'll take it. :)
    I am in a flare right now and had one a few weeks back. I have to ask: What's Up with that? I had hoped that I would be flare free right about now, summers usually are, and with the High doses of Vit D but I'm still getting them. I know for a fact the the D has taken away the deep leg bone pain, but the aches and being tired is over whelming, which I usually deal with in the winter.
    I add more Probiotics, billions per serving, to my list of herbal and Vitamins, but I am still having the flares. Having said that, the flares are not as strong or last as long, but I am getting new ones back to back ,( I try to stress the use of Vit D and getting levels up to everyone I can. I firmly believe that D is on its way to being a big helper in the fight to find a way to elevate the pain of Fibro and maybe even help lesson the flares and symptoms.

    Sending soft hugs out to you,
    Linda R.
    Anjl26 replied to 1rmouse's response:
    Good morning FMily! Linda, I hope the heat isn't slowing down the clean up efforts in Nashville and surrounding communities. We hope to come back down again in the Spring.

    Our town is still cleaning up from the tornados that struck last week. They've discovered it was a computer glitch that prevented the warning sirens on our end of town from going off... exactly where they were needed most. There's been alot of complaints about it, including myself.

    Anyways, the forecast for today is.... NO RAIN! Sunshine and 80 degrees. Fantastic! I'm thinking of going back to the Library to go thru the tables I missed yesterday, then to the Fest to get some lunch. It's too nice outside to be indoors all day. I'm hoping I can convince a friend to take a long lunch with me. :)

    My neck and shoulders are quite unhappy about carrying books yesterday. I knew they would be. Frankly, I just medicate and keep on doing what I want. I don't mind the pain when I know that I caused it. It's when I've done absolutely nothing and are still hurting that I get frustrated.
    Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you decide to see beyond the imperfections. hugs Sharon
    MagPrincess replied to Anjl26's response:
    Good Morning Fmly.

    Well i am off to the dentist shortly. Fun fun. Fillings. Ick!

    Today it is finally going to be nice. it is only 80 right now and the high is only 92. FInally a break in the heat.

    We are keeping a close eye on that tropical wave that they say may turn into a nasty storm. we need the rain but not that much please.

    neck and shoulders are also bothering me but that may be as i am out of Soma and Ambien so sleep has been very poor.

    well that is my report thus far. Tomorrow is even more fun with an MRI at 8am!
    CORYSGIRL30 replied to MagPrincess's response:
    Today's my 1st MRI...I leave in 45 minutes. This one's for the low-back. I'm really interested in seeing(hearing?) what the world is going on inside my spine! Aside from the bulging discs I mean....

    Temps mid 70's, with 60% chance rain today. Yipee.

    We got fogged for mosquitoes 2 nights ago. We can finally sit outside again and enjoy the weather! Gotta tell ya, those king-size monstrous blood-suckers bring their entire family to get ya! Apparently this is the worst year on record so far.
    alispazz responded:
    Good Morning FMily

    Oh what a night...up..down..up...down...just could not get comfortable....finally about 4:30 I managed to sleep a couple of hours straight...YEAH

    We are suppose to get a break from the heat and humidity and storms for the next couple of days....That is good news..I can take heat but the I can't do the humidity.

    Decided to throw the cherries away yesterday....say what???? I worked for hours pitting them and only had 4 cups and said I did not need cherry jam that bad...I am off my game, normally that would not of bothered me....DH thought I was nuts...but after he saw all that I had gotten out of it, he agreed...

    Our area was hit again by some pretty strong storms, lots of damage to the north of us but we are unscathed....

    Don't know yet what I am doing today as I am tired as all get out...but I will do something.

    Supper is already ready...made a cold chicken noodle salad and we still have a cold asparagus soup left over....NO cooking today.

    Hope everyone who is having trouble with pain finds a way to overcome it today...

    Hugs to All

    Follow your heart and not your dreams..the dreams are from your mind and can lead you astray, the heart never can..SMOLOL Hugs Ali
    suswannaq responded:
    Hello, all. It's pretty durn hot down here in Charleston, SC, too! It's 86 feels like 94 at the moment. We're under a heat advisory with the heat index reaching close to 110. Lovely!

    After 2 mornings in a row of waking to a 6 on a pain scale of 10, this morning I awoke right back up at a 9. Even with an extra tablet of Lortab, I'm still on the verge of tears. Trying to stay positive, but my mood is in the gutter.

    Even with the pain, I still plan on making the 40 minute drive to my acupuncturist. I've been going to this woman for about 3 years, but only the past 2 visits have been specifically geared towards FM. Before, she used to stick me with around 40-50 needles. Now it's upperwards of 120! Yikes! The first treatment, I felt absolutely no change. The second treatment, I felt worse, especially my hands, unbelievable pain! Today I'm going to ask her to just relax me. The pain is already pretty much unbearable, so I don't want to take the chance of feeling worse, especially since I have to write a paper this afternoon! Sadly, I just don't think acupuncture is going to work for me. :(

    So, I'm going to chill out until I must leave at 1145, do a little light stretching.

    I hope you all find some relief today. Aside from Ali (so jealous of your areas temps though sorry to hear about the tornadoes! Hope everybody's alright!), stay inside and rest! ;)

    Soft hugs.
    Your strength is in how calmly, quietly, and peacefully you face life. Be kind to yourself and others.
    fibroinsd responded:
    Good it good??? Everyone sounds a little out of it...and I think I have to join the group. I haven't got much of an excuse...except for just me not sleeping well. Just like Ali..awake, sort of sleeping...nightmares...brain not shutting off...dozing...ugh. I did get up at 7:30 I hope I got some sleep in there..I sure hope I don't take a nap today...I want to be ready for bed tonight. I think this is still connected to getting off of cymbalta...but how long do I blame that..and How long till I blame..FM...well, at least I have something to blame !

    Jules..really interested in your MRI...I want to know how my back can move easily and without pain on Cymbalta...and I feel like I cannot even bend over without it...

    Oh Ali...should have had cherries and ice cream !! Sounds good..I do know pitting cherries is the pits..

    Susan...hope you get that stretching in...that is what I need to do.

    "Our" Padres are on television at 9 am this morning, I guess, so Looks like we will be starting the day with baseball !

    Let's put the fun back in dysfunctional !- Mary Englebright
    larmarus responded:
    Dear FMily-

    It does seem that the weather is affecting us all. From the heat to the rain to the fog, summer has not been the relief a lot of us were looking forward to in winter. Please be safe out there, don't over do in the heat, drink lots of water--dehydration is not a good thing, stay out of way of the tornadoes and rain, etc....

    I saw the foot doctor on Tuesday and found out I tore the ligament in my ankle again. So I go back into stabilizing braces again. No surgery at this point. (YEAH!!!!) He says that due to all of my issues he will wait until it is a complete tear to repair it, that the minimum of 6 weeks of no activity would be a disaster for me. I agree. If we do it now, may have to have it done again, if we wait, may not have to have it for a good while. Probably have to go back to using a cane again though when I am out but that is ok.

    Pain specialist yesterday was happy with the foot docs assessment and glad that inactivity and crutches are not in the near future. Both docs are worried about our trip in July really taking a toll on us though. Both made appointments for the day and day after we get back, no waiting to get a handle on things.

    On Tuesday, I lost a good friend. She lost her fight with heart disease and FM. Today is her memorial service, glad the weather is going to be nice. They are having the service at her favorite park. It is going to be a rough day. Her grandkids are like nieces and nephews to me. Please give me the strength to be there for them.

    Please take a moment to yourself today. Soft Hugs to all-----Marianne

    Pretending to be happy when you are in pain is just an example of how strong you are as a person. That simple smile even when you feel like you are dying says so much about your character.

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