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    Hump Day *****7/31/2013 *****End of month today *****
    dollbug posted:
    Morning FMily....MiMi in NC where it is cloudy with showers expected today. Good news for my DD and her DH...there was a court date (but they did not have to appear) and the judge ordered an investigation in what has been going on with this m targeting them the way he has. The judge also ordered him to appear in court to explain what he did (this was scheduled for Sept). The charges were dropped and the attorneys are trying to get a *gatekeeper order* for my DD. It took 6 months for charges to be dropped and thousands of dollars in expense to them. There is really something VERY WRONG with the system and how it works OR NOT. It is good news though.

    It is quite interesting just how tangled up *innocent people* can get through no fault of their own and be faced with so much expense to deal with. I guess he actually went a bit too far this time.

    I am so very thankful that this part is now done with. It is so sad though just how much the *incidents* have affecting all of our lives. From it my DD is now ready to move and they put up all sorts of security cameras on their property and they became gun owners.....none of which happened before this started. It is odd just what can happened to people within a very short time.

    Thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers sent my way. I do appreciate the concern.

    OK...enough on my soapbox.

    Welcome to the new members who have joined our FM support group. I am sure that each of you will soon find something that will help you cope better. It is also good to know that others know exactly how you feel and what you are facing each and every day. It is a *tough journey* for us all.

    I would encourage those who have not already done so to speak to your doctor about getting your Vitamin D level checked...which is important to a lot of people these days. Vitamin B can also be a good thing to learn about, as I have recently. I had no idea that taking P5P could ease my chronic lower back pain. This has been a very pleasant surprise since the doctors had no idea how to help me. Sometimes things just happen for a reason.

    Check out the info here also under *tips* and *resources*. Each of us have to figure out and find just what we need to do in order to lessen our pain....but this too is a process and takes time and effort. So hang in there and remember that you are not alone.

    Have a good Wednesday and remember to pace, pace and pace even more.


    katmandulou responded:
    Good Morning - Wednesday is Trash Eve!

    Cool and sunny today, low humidity and going up to the low 80s here. It seems like a perfect summer day!

    This will be very short; my client emailed with work! Dad is recovering well, better than I thought. The swelling is down in his knee and lower legs, but he's still on the meds that makes him loopy. It wasn't anything else but the meds!! I'm on vacation next week, and I was hoping he'd be home by now, but he might be better with 'adult supervision'. My brother and I will talk before I leave.

    MiMi, I'm so happy things are starting to work out for your DD. I hope they can recover their financial losses through the courts. All it takes is one person saying something bad about someone else, and it all goes to heck.

    Gotta run, but I wish you all the best day you can possible have!
    fibroinsd responded:
    it is late..won't take much time now..I am back from a trip to see relatives..some good..some not so good..overall a good trip..

    Mimi...glad to hear things are at least progressing ...hope your DD will be careful right you never know what this guy is capable of....ugh...but yea..I know where you are coming from..

    Lou....glad your dad is better..I tell you I went through the same thing with my dad...he went in the hospital and they got him on too many meds and he was terrible until we could get him off of them...hope he gets better soon..

    I have a lot of catching up to do.
    Let's put the fun back in dysfunctional !- Mary Englebright
    rudyandirmouse responded:
    MiMi, I am overjoyed to hear this news!! Thank God for this. I am sorry tho that your DD and her husband have had to spend the time, money and change their life style due to this very troubled and hopeful in jail man. I hope they can take a deep breath and put this ' nut' past them.. after they go after him for out of pocket monies = their court and lawyer costs that is.

    Gentle hugs, Linda R
    BetteK responded:
    Oh, MiMi what wonderful news for your daughter. Back in another age, my sister in law was being beaten by her then husband. She finally went home to her parents. When the very drunken husband came looking for her, he faced my hubby and his brother cocking their shotguns and aiming them at the creep. Just to make things more interesting, a state trooper parked at the foot of the driveway and got out HIS gun and aimed it at my former brother in law. We never saw him again. He didn't even show up at the divorce hearing. I wonder how that would play out in today's world!

    Let's hope you and your DD never see or hear from YOUR creep again, too.

    Bette K (Now that HughesNet finally fixed their satelite dish.)
    moxie1956 responded:
    Hey MiMi,

    We've *spoken* before, but it's been a very long time. It sounds like your family has just come thru some very difficult times. Hopefully, the worst is behind you for good.

    I know about vitamin D; I take 2,000 units/daily. I also take vitamin B-2, along w/feverfew, for migraines per my neurologist. When I think about it, I take a sublingual B-12 as well. But, what is P5P?

    Thanks! (((gentle hugs)))
    Moxie, also in NC
    Featherlight Hugs,
    dollbug replied to moxie1956's response:
    Hello Moxie....P5P is a processed form (capsule) of Vitamin B 6....I had lower back pain for months....actually probably a couple of years and it continue to get worse. One day my daughter was listening to a local doctor here who appears on Fox Channel and the doctor was speaking about Morton's Toe and what this doctor has found out recently at a medical seminar. daughter called me and was telling me about what the doctor said.

    So when I came home that day I did my own research about Morton's toe...(which I have on both feet) and was very surprised at what I read about this. So it seems like there are some people who can NOT process Vitamin B 6 and now I just wonder how much more we, FMers, do NOT process. Anyway....when I returned to the vitamin store I talked to the manager about this and he told me that he thought that I would be able to tell whether or not it was helping me before I finished the first bottle. I was totally took last than 2 weeks for me to *feel* a difference. My back pain stays away as long as I take my P5P. The doctor said that most people have to continue taking this the rest of their lives. (I guess I will fit into this category)...

    Now I would also like to say this. I had been to my medical doctor about this and he sent me for tests and to a specialist as well. I thought that my lower back pain was from kidney stones (I have them in both kidneys) But the specialist explained to me that he did not think my back pain was from them. (I guess they were not causing the pain) Several years back I went to the foot doctor about my toes and he told me that eventually I would have to have surgery to correct the toes.

    When I was researching the *Morton's Toe, I was surprised at just how much this affects other things as well. Carpal Tunnel was one, kidney stones and lower back pain were other things, all of which I have encountered. None of my medical doctors or surgeons ever mentioned that there might be any sort of *connection* with Vitamin B 6 and my body not being able to process this.

    Fluke? Well....I just do NOT know. But I do know that every day I take my P5P and for whatever reason I no longer have my back pain, at least for now. Will it always work? I have no idea. But it is working right now and I am so very thankful that my daughter was listening and told me about this. Would I have ever *discovered* this on my own? Probably not.

    I also want to add that for years I have taken the Super B Complex....but I no longer take it. I do take the P5P and I also take the B 12.

    I also know this that my sister in law had problems with her leg and my other sister in law fell and broke her radius and both of them (who are much older than I am) were told that they needed to take the Vitamin B 6.

    I hope this helps.

    You indicated that you take the Vitamin B 2 for migraines, have you tried magnesium malate?

    Take care.


    moxie1956 replied to dollbug's response:
    Hey MiMi! Thanks for your reply.

    I've been online for a while now, and have typed long replies in other discussions, so I make this one brief, without meaning any offense.

    I do take magnesium malate, have now for at least one year, if not longer. All of my supplements fall into the same category as all of my meds: I don't dare stop taking any of them for fear of finding out just how well they are, in fact, effective. In other words, I've spent years trying different meds (& supplements) under doctors' care, forced to tolerate numerous dosage adjustments, and now I'm in a tenuous pattern of pain mgmt. I feel like I cannot stop anything I'm presently doing because I Having said that, I still have the goal of eventually weaning off the meds and going strictly with supplements. Lord, I hope so.

    That's it. G'nite:)
    Featherlight Hugs,

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