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   Posted 8/31/2010 8:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Seems everyone has had some rough days. cry  
 Well we joined a gym on Saturday. It's a family fun and fitness. I hate putting out the money but since it's turning fall here and snow will be on the ground before we blink an eye, figured I better do domething to get in shape now and keep the kids busy during the cabin fever months.(walking in the mall is not my idea of fun exercise). Went with hubby, and younger 3 kids on Saturday and we had a good time. Younger 2 kids went climbing the rock wall, and on the hoisted trampoline, and basketball,etc.. My older daughter, hubby and I went to this special course that works on toning muscles and is quick on burning calories. I was HURTING Sunday!! My joints were screaming. I don't see how the x-rays of my hands were fine when I hurt like this!! I was going to go in the pool but chickened out for fear of scaring the "tiny" people with my big butt in a bathing suit..haha. So monday my older son and younger 3 went with me to the gym and we did these bikes and different things that were connected to video games. I was surprised it was so much fun to race them, or try to hit the most dragons while exercising. smhair Then my daughter and I went back to do the course we did before. I had to soak my feet in the jaquizzi after the hour and half we did. sad Today my nw pr Dr. called and said the x-ray's came back of my back and I have severe arthritis.Bcause the insurance co. is ignorant I have to take more arthritis meds to see if it helps before they can do the mri to see how bad the herniation is..and I have decent mind boggling and backwards!! Meanwhile I have been taking the muscle relaxers, other arthritis meds, and viocodin that she prescribed. It helps somewhat but wow days like I had at work today..those meds can't touch that pain!!
So I hope everyone is doing good and just as glad that hump day is almost here. I need this 3 day weekend just to recoupe. My hubby said how you gonna handle the working out, work, the kids ,and trying to go back to school..I said"have you ever read the post here? These people are going through and do far more than me..I think I better try to handle it :>))". Everyone hang in there. Still no more updates about mom..she's on like day 6 with no meds and miserable. Biopsy scheduled for next week. Thanks for all the well wishes. Take care, Heather turn
Big Hugs, Mama6

DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Poss. RA or Psoratic Arthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months
Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol

Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

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   Posted 9/1/2010 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mama6!

You sure an amazing woman!!! You are brave and courageous to take on a gym and go at it with the kids. I guess we all have things we do even though we know we will hurt afterwords. It's just how we are if we want to have any life at all.

I'm still having a lot of pain in my right arm/shoulder from when I feel a month ago. Problem is the only cure is to rest the arm...ya, right! So it starts to feel a little better and then I pick up babies and toddlers when they are here and off goes the pain again. I tore a muscle or ligament in my upper arm/shoulder area and wow can it kick up some pain. Didn't need that in combination with fibro. I guess this is my own fault for not resting my arm but how can I function without using it? If I tell hubby and/or grandson (who lives with us) that my arm has shooting pains and I can't use it, I don't get any comments back from either of them. I do wonder if some days it's like a broken record so lately I've kept it more to myself.

One thing I did do a couple of years ago was to ask hubby if he would rather know how I'm feeling or prefer I not tell him over and over that I'm in pain. He said he'd rather know. I think I made the wrong decision to tell him each day...let's leave it at that.

As the old and tasteless joke goes, "But other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?" I keep moving and doing and work on enjoying life and try to put on a cheery attitude as much as I can.

So thanks for asking the question. Hadn't planned on carrying on like this but it's nice to get it out sometimes.

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“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Albert Einstein

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   Posted 9/1/2010 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow, you sure have done well to go to the gym. Kudos to you for being so brave. I am so happy you are enjoying it.
Hubby and i are supposed to be starting up at the new gym near our home as well but I am really not sure that I can do this with my headaches being so severe and constant. Time will tell. I know I would love the pool, that's for sure!!!

Keep on truckin'!! You go girl!!!!
One day at a time!!

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