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    Thursday ****12/6/2012 ****19 days and counting until Christmas ***
    dollbug posted:
    Morning FMily....MiMi in NC...where it is cold this morning...with showers expected today....and another cold front on the way as well....yesterday was not a fun day for me as I had a dentist appointment and did not get home until almost 5....I had fixed chicken stew yesterday though konwing that I would not be up to eating much at all....actually did not eat until later last night....I was worried about sleeping last night but I was able to do so....

    I hope everyone had a good night's rest and I hope today will be a good day for us all....I get to spend some quality time with Noah I am looking forward to this....

    I know so many of our FMers have had some rough days recently....I do hope each of you are seeing improvement with whatever issues you are facing....I hope each day you can see or feel an improvement....It does take time to get over health issues with most of us....and I think sometimes we tend to take longer than the normal person in trying to recover from whatever it is we are dealing with.

    I know this year I have had less problems with my sinuses so far but my eyes have really acted it seems like it is always one thing or another....

    Welcome to the new members who have joined us recently. I am sure each of you will soon find something that will help you cope better with the wrath of the dragon, aka FM....

    Vitamin sure and speak to your doctor about getting your Vitamin D level checked....which is important to a lot of people these days....low Vitamin D can cause additional pain for some of us and it can also affect other illnesses as well. And the best part about this is that it is a cheap fix....I have noticed that more vitamins now have *extra D* it seems like these companies have picked up on what the medical researchers are saying....people need extra D....

    Here is hoping each of you will have a good day with little to no pain....


    My personal exchanges are Vitamin D and Pain and Wrath of the Dragon....if you care to visit..
    dakotaspirit1957 responded:
    Well... I lost the post to this cus Webmd was down or not available the message said and it hasn't showed up for over half an hour so I will try it again...

    I have finally gone to the ER for this cough and breathing problem... the family was sure it was pneumonia and it isn't... Just a bad case of bronchitis... Dr gave me antibiotics and 2 inhailors and potassium for it was low... and said I was to live lol... I am still coughing pretty bad and yes I am flaring both FM and Parkinsons... So life is a jerky painful kind of fun... But remember the dr said I was to live lol...

    I haven't been around even to read much lately... I feel pretty behind... I hope everyone is doing better then me... I have kept you all in my thoughts and my prayers...

    19 days huh... Means 20 days to the first anniversary of my dear husbands death... It has made this Christmas a little sad... I miss him dearly... This Christmas would have been our 14th wedding anniversary... If I am not mistaken... I always tend to forget the numbers... lol... Always have to recount again... What does it matter now...

    I am done with Christmas shopping I think... I am sure I will think of something I forgot... I still have Christmas money put away for just that but right now need to start tallying up to see what I have... lol... I can tell you this much... I have too much for the grandkids here lol... I overspent on them... but bought an educational and clothes Christmas for them... I bought them something they already had but had to share so now they won't have to share... So I will wrap both of them and put them both under the tree and they will both have one... No more fights... No more his time is up... etc... Now they will fight over the books that go with them lol... Oh well... Such is life...

    So... Such is a day in the life of me... I think I will go crawl under some nice warm covers and rest a while... Meds are overdue... Just wanted to finish before I got up...

    You all take care... Love... Jan/Dakota
    teelady1 responded:
    Good morning!

    Mimi, hopefully you don't have to go back to the dentist any time soon. I'm with you - going to the dentist is not fun. Glad you got some good rest last night.

    Dakota, I hope the antibiotics work and you get rid of the cough. I'm sorry you have that to deal with along with the flare. (((Hugs))) I'm envious of you having your Christmas shopping done. I've still got quite a bit to do.

    I need to cross a few things off of my Christmas To Do List so that I won't start to panic about not getting things done. This evening I will hopefully finish up a blanket I'm crocheting as a gift for my new little cousin. Then I can start working on my annual ornament project. Each year I make ornaments for friends and family. Last year I did crocheted snowflakes. I've decided to do some crocheted stars this year.

    Wishing everyone a great day with little or no pain - and good sleep tonight!
    rudyandirmouse responded:
    Hello and good Thursday to MiMi, teelady, Jan and all to follow.

    I hope this finds each of you in a good place today. I hope you had a good night's sleep.

    It's over cast but warm here and it will be warm for about two more days then the bottom falls out from under us. >(

    MiMi and angelswife, hope your feeling better today and sorry you've had to deal with dental issues.. I so know how that goes. Feel better. : )

    I am only going to be able to say HI wish each of you a good day and then close this. I have two appointments with DH and have to go out the door.

    So here sending each of you a hug for the day, feel well and make this day all yours.
    Gentle hugs, Linda R.
    angelswife responded:
    Hi Mimi!
    I just got in about ten minutes ago...I went to mom's early this morning to do our laundry. I got the first load in at 9:30; but the last load didn't get into the dryer until after 2:00. The heating element is going bad and it takes up to an hour and a half to dry a load. I didn't leave the house until 4:00 this afternoon.

    But we have clean clothes again, hallelujah. I am absolutely pooped, though. I stopped at the market on my way home because I didn't want to cook. I've had zero energy and this flare has been kicking my tail big time. That "wellness window" a few days ago was just a tease, lol. I have been hurting worse than I have in months.

    Tonight I'm breaking down and taking a Cyclobenzeprine, because I've been in spasm from the middle of my back up since Monday afternoon. I took a Percocet last night to sleep, but when I woke up I was just as stiff as I'd been when I went to bed. I pushed through the day to get the laundry done; and tonight I'm hurting a bit less; but I'm still taking the Cyclobenzeprine anyway. I may have to do some extra holiday baking tomorrow and I need to be able to move.

    I got some surprising news from mom today. She has to go see an eye specialist in January because she has lesions on her cornea and she's almost blind in one eye. It was a total shock, because she'd never said anything about it before. Her opthamologist says it's caused by an autoimmune disorder of some sort, but he hasn't been able to figure it out. So she's off to the specialist.

    I was floored...I knew dad's side of the family has a lot of autoimmune issues, including Fibro; but this is the first I've heard about mom's side. I've been going blind in one eye for two years now and my MD said it was a cataract; but I'm wondering now if he's wrong. Maybe it's the same thing mom has. I have no way of knowing at the moment, though. My insurance has already covered two surgeries this year and I don't dare risk a third. We've already been notified that our premiums will be going up.

    I can't help but wonder---with both sides of the family having autoimmune issues (dad had Fibro, as did my uncle and grandmother; my aunts have Fibro, and my cousin has Fibro, Lupus and RA), what does that mean for my future? What are my risks, especially since I have Fibro too? Mom's news knocked me for a loop; because she's always been obnoxiously healthy. Now I'm wondering if what she has is hereditary, because we're both going blind in the same eye.

    But I'm going to stop wondering, lol. Husband has just served dinner. I'm going to eat, take a Cyclobenzeprine, and go to bed good and early. Tomorrow is another day.
    mnjeepguy responded:
    Good evening everyone, I see my post from yesterday never made it, oh well, good typing practice I guess. Today, like yesterday, was alright. I have more motivation and energy in the evening.

    I think the Gabapentin is helping, I take 100mg before bed. I don't like taking meds at all, but I was at my limit for what I could handle day to day with work. I did some more research and it is a lesser version of Lyrica. It does the same basic things but Lyrica is faster and stronger. The bonus for me is is is very cheep. So far, good things.

    I thought I would have to do a long drive this weekend to pick up Jeep parts, but it looks like the guy can bring them most of the way to me. This will save me time and money. He did also offer for me to drive there, visit, and go offroading, then drive back, a round trip of 230 miles.

    Take care everyone, sleep well, and I hope you all have a great Friday.


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