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    Saturday ****3/17/2012 ****
    dollbug posted:
    Morning FMily....MiMi in NC...where my day started much too early this morning....Harley (grand dog) had to get I ended up waking up due to her....I keep her almost every week-end....she is a good girl....but I sure do like my rest....anyway....I will be going over to Noah's this his mommy is working the cosignment sale today....only 3 it will not be that bad...they had several sales this week-end...and I was able to go yesterday to shop for the boys...

    Alec will be starting to kindergarten this fall...and I wanted to see what I could get for him...he is a small fellow...and wears slim sizes....but his shirts have to be bigger to get over his head...anyway...I was able to find some good buys for both boys and also for my granddaughter....even though I have not seen her for almost 2 years now..I sure do miss her...

    Here is hoping today will be a good day for all of us....I hope that everyone will have little to no pain....and remember to pace, pace and pace some more...

    I have lots of flowers in my pots....they are blooming and bright...and the birds are slowly getting back to the feeders....
    I did see the chipmunk yesterday....I think he is a baby one...all by himself sun bathing on the edge of the well house...funny that they have been there for many years now...

    Welcome to the new members who have joined our FMily....sorry that you are not feeling better...but I am sure that soon you will be able to find something that will help you cope does take a trial and error process....which does take time....there are no quick fixes that I am aware of....and whatever you decide to try you should allow at least 6-8 weeks of doing it.....I do know though that there is a combination of tools and tips that will help you cope is just a matter of finding the right ones...

    Vitamin sure and ask your doctor to check this....low Vitamin D can cause some of us to have additional pain....this has been a mission of mine now for a long time....and will continue to be...I am sure that some of you who have been here a while....knows that I include this in almost any and all post that I put was an important "step" for me....and made such a BIG difference....that I want to remind people to be sure and talk to your doctor about it...

    New members please check out the info under "tips " and"resources" will find some good info sure and read the "sharing your toolbox" this provides some more good things that our own members have found to help them in their journey with the wrath of the dragon, aka FM....

    Have a great Saturday....enjoy the sunshine if you have it today....

    That's my story.....


    My personal exchanges are Vitamin D and Pain and Wrath of the Dragon....if you care to visit..
    angelswife responded:
    Good Morning, Mimi!
    The flare is gone; I'm just completely worn out. Today will be a day of rest, except for a little puttering in the yard. I haven't seen the weather, but I think it's going to be nice.

    Yesterday was not fun...The pail level wasn't super high, but I had the crawly, "electric" waves of it going all over my body. The only thing not affected was my fingers and toes, lol. I felt so tired I could barely move. I tried going for a walk and it took me over an hour. My legs felt shaky and they didn't want to work. I'm glad today seems to be better.

    Husband has been struggling lately; although in typical male fashion he refuses to talk about it to anyone. He is tired of struggling financially and even more tired of working at a job he dislikes. At the moment, there is no way to move past the source of the financial difficulties, and it's taking its toll on both of us. I know it hasn't helped the Fibro any.

    Husband hasn't been sleeping well for over a week. His tossing and turning keeps me awake too. He's been very tired and cranky; and his blood pressure is suddenly borderline high. He also remarked the other day that he was wondering if it was worth going on any longer. My heart broke when I heard him say that...I suggested he talk to our pastor, but he's too embarrassed to say anything. He is a cornerstone of our church and is afraid people would think less of him. I don't know how I can help when he won't even talk to me.

    I have been working overtime with my journal. I realized a while ago just how angry I still feel at Husband's ex for causing this whole situation in the first place. It's SO tempting to blame her instead of trying to stay positive. But the anger won't help anyone, least of all me. I am tired of the challenges too, but I need to work at looking beyond them. If I get into the same spot Husband is in, we will both be in real trouble.

    So---more journalling and prayer this morning. Husband is off at a gymnastics meet, watching the youngest grandchild, and I am home by myself. I am going to make some breakfast and coffee; then I will curl up with pen and notebook...I have a few big yard projects percolating, and some inside stuff as well, but I don't know if I'll get to much. I think resting is the order of the day.

    Happy St Patrick's Day, by the way...Hope it's a good one for all.
    crazytaurenswife responded:
    Good morning

    Well I did it again...went out, started talking to a friend and didn't get home until very late. This time it was the mom of DS14's best friend. We rarely see each other, so we started talking when I took DS14 to her house to spend the night. The teenagers went to bed before we stopped talking lol I normally go two or three months without getting together with a friend, so it's like I try to fit three months worth of "girl talk" into one afternoon or least that's how I've tried to explain it to DH.

    I need to get off here so I can try the other 30 min session on the yoga dvd I used yesterday. I'm really enjoying this one so far. The instructor gives better instructions than some of the others on how to get from one pose to another, so I was able to do more. I think there was only one pose I couldn't do

    I hope you all have a fantastic weekend I'll be studying and going grocery shopping today, then we're having nachos for dinner. I can't wait If I get a few 'free' minutes later I'll try to fit in replies!

    ~air hugs~

    DakotaWilsonFM responded:
    happy St Pat's Day... yeh I need to talk so I am leaving a message... besides this one... look for the update... I need to finally kick back and start living again... It would be helpful if every move didn't make me dizzy lol... I might have an easier time lol.... Still hurting and still tired and still weak... put it all togeather and you really have me right now... hope you are all better then me... take care... Dakota/Jan
    MaryinMt replied to DakotaWilsonFM's response:
    Hi Dakota I'm here if you want to talk to someone. Hugs Mary
    Signing off with tender hugs , caring thoughts and well wishes.
    mnjeepguy responded:
    Good evening. We had a mellow Saturday. This afternoon we brought our little Subabru in for an oil change. The thing is icredible in the snow. The only complaint is that is was small. We test drove a modestly equiped Outback and it was over. We drove it home. Esentially the same car as we had, (Imprezza) but with leg room for my boys when I drive. I'm 6' and they are both going to be taller than me.

    I started on Fibro Response today. I'm excited to see what happens. I was ready to see a specialist to find a way to reduce pain.

    Take care everyone, I hope you sleep well.
    fitzgift replied to mnjeepguy's response:
    MY 5th Subaru has 204'ooo miles on it and is still going strong Love my Subaru. I have had fibro since the 90's I hate to say this but it has gotten worse since I am retired and am not as active , so stay activeI walk every day but need to get into a reg. aqua class that is onmy agenda to do soon. Take are keep your chin up fitzgift

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