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jewelrylady
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   Posted 12/1/2008 12:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, my name is Denise, I am married with 4 grown children & 7 grandchildren.  I love to cook, bake & to garden.  I am an avid reader but have only recently been able to read a book again.  I had trouble with my eyes for a few years, dry, blurry vision & I squinted alot.  Oh, and light really hurt my eyes.  Still have some of those problems but for some reason I can read again, so I won't question it.
 
I was dx'd with Fibromyalgia January of 2004  I was working at the time, but was having a terrible time making it to work on time & being able to stay the full 8 hours.  In March of that year I had to quit, I was so tired, had so much pain, so foggy.  How I missed my job & still do.  I think it took me at least 2 years to come to terms with the fact that my life had changed & I didn't know how to stop it from changing.  I was very angry for awhile, on my bandwagon to anyone who would listen.  And then I was angry when they didn't understand!!!!  This seems to be the path we all take.  Kicking & screaming all the way.  I finally realized I do still have a life & it can be a happy one or not, it's my choice.
 
I was recently dx'd with ME/CFS.  I, of course, told my Dr she was wrong but I have really looked into it & read as much as I could & she's right.  I do. 
 
As I said, I love to bake & cook.  I garden very little any more but still love it.  This last summer I gave away over half of my perennials, over 150.  It was sad but I knew I had to do it.  I do feel better not watching them die out there.  I picked the name jewelrylady because when I feel well enough I do like to make jewelry & I was hoping I would be inspired to get back into it.  I can hope.  LOL
 
Thank you for reading this & I am looking forward to getting to know you all.
 
Love & hugs, Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, CFS, Hot-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression

Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.


Sera Smiles
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   Posted 12/1/2008 1:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey, Ms. Jewel! Welcome! I am glad that you have been reading so much about your health issues. When I first was sick enough for people to pay attention to me, I knew that I was not going to get the info I needed so I read as much as I could. I'm happy for you that you are reading again. I love to read and can only imagine your frustration at losing that. I hope you are on the meds you need to help you be as pain free as possible. I, too, love jewelry [who doesn't?] but instead of making jewelry, I collect gemstones. If there is something special I want, I take the materials to a woman I know who can listen to what I am looking for, then she creates the piece for me. Maybe we can email about our special passion that we have in common. I hope you are feeling well and its nice to meet you!
 


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   Posted 12/1/2008 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
hello Denise and welcome! I'm so glad that you found us, you'll find this site to be full of supportive, caring people who do understand. I'm at the 'kicking and screaming denial stage' right now, and I'm having a hard time coming to terms with this DD. But visiting this forum does help me put things in perspective, as well as the encouragement of the people here. I also love to bake and garden, although my garden did suffer last summer. I'm hoping the next one will be better. Bakign is difficult, as I foudn out yesterday! But luckily I'm not hosting Christmas this year, so I don't have to do as much :)

Once again, welcome! I'm looking forward to gettign to know you.
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 12/1/2008 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
welcome denise! it is very nice to "meet" you :)

i definitely understand the anger-i still feel angry about everything once in awhile, but it does get better over time. doesn't make the whole diagnosis any easier, though! i really like what you said here:

"I finally realized I do still have a life & it can be a happy one or not, it's my choice." that is so true! we do all have that choice, and we need to make it every single day. i try to remind myself every morning that fibro may have taken away my "old" self, but it can never take away my love, kindness, compassion, and joy.

i am so glad that you are able to read again. i am also an avid reader, and would be very upset if i couldn't read anymore! what types of books do you like to read?

welcome again!

~danielle

Marlee2
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   Posted 12/1/2008 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Denise and welcome. I'm glad you found us. You have a good attitude about life cause it is what we make it. Read the fibro 101 thread, second on first page, it contains lots of great info. There is world of great info on this forum to help with our daily lives and pain. Ask questions and we even let you vent when you need to.
 
I've never gotten into the jewelry making but I have looked at some books and it looks like fun. I stay away from the kitchen except on Thanksgiving. tongue
 
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jewelrylady
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   Posted 12/1/2008 6:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Thank you for the wonderful welcome.  It is so nice to meet all of you. 

This can certainly be a lonely illness.  I, too, still get angry at times or feel so sad & lonely & that no one cares about me.  But I also know that people are busy.  I try to remember "back in the day" when I was busy & I know I had good intentions of going to see a sick friend & just couldn't find the time or the energy.  There is just no way to understand how someone feels when they are so sick & their life is so changed.  I never understood it.  Hind sight is 20/20 for sure.  Mamanan, Like you, I am so glad I have found someplace that I can come where people understand, I just wish it wasn't under these circumstances.   Marlee, I will come here to vent & learn, thank you so much.

Danelle, I do love to read & some of my favorite authors are Maeve Binchy, Belva Plain, Rosemond Pilcher, Mary Higgins Clark, to name a few.  One of my favorite places is the used book store, my funds are limited but I can find great books to read & cookbooks & gardening & jewelry books.  Hand me a latte & I am in heaven. tongue

Sera, I like to make wire worked jewelry.  I love working with copper, silver & brass.  I like using gold & silver but my budget just won't allow it.  What do you like?  Yes, email me & we can chat about jewelry making & maybe inspire each other.  I also love vintage jewelry, ok, old to some but vintage to me. 

Once again thank you for the welcome.  It was so nice of you.  Soft hugs to all, Denise

  

 

 


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Chutz
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   Posted 12/1/2008 10:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Denise and welcome! This is such a great family. When ya feel down you can come here and get the lift you need. I too had to stop working...doc said "it's time". That was last June and it still breaks my heart. I also had a small plant nursery for many years and that one had to go about 2 years ago. I still have a lot of potted shrubs and perennials that are looking for new homes. Actually, most are spoken for by family...now if they'd just come get them. Anyway, I do understand your pain just watching those plants sit without proper care. This past weekend we spent 2 days going through hundreds of pots, throwing most of them into the compost pile. I am keeping some of the larger shrubs and trees though...and a few other specimens.

Anyway, as you can see, we do understand what you are going through and are here to support each other. I have gotten back into quilting in a big way. Even have hubby quilting with me and he's great! Makes it more fun that way too.

Good luck and keep in touch... and please join our daily Check-In.
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Piercings
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   Posted 12/1/2008 11:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Denise and welcome. Chutz and the others are correct in saying that it is like a family. (Even if I'm an absent sibling for stretches at a time) blush

People here are great. I hope you find as much support and caring from people here as I did when I needed them the most. (Now if only I could manage to sit down in front of a computer more often) Welcome to the fibro family and don't be surprised if we ask your name again. lol

GamJill
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   Posted 12/2/2008 6:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Denise and Welcome!

I have not worked since the fibro hit me late last winter and have missed my job and coworkers tremendously just like you. It is sad, our minds are willing but the body will not follow! shakehead

I love gardening also and was able to do only a little this summer- I also love African Violets, so if I can't garden I do have a few flowers I can putz with in the house. You have your jewelry making and that sounds like a fun hobby. I've always wanted to try it.

7 grandkids- they must keep you busy. I have 2 granddaughters and a granddog and they keep me hopping. Love them to pieces.

Was very nice to meet you and I think you will find this group is "the best"- :-)

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leemadd
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   Posted 12/2/2008 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi denise and welcome I too love to garden and read, I did give up alot of plants but kept the ones that are easy to mantain. Every now and then I just have to get my hands in the dirt. The hardest was giving up my water garden. I hand dug it my self designed it down to the very last rock and plant placement. No one understood why I did it but I could not physically take care of it, I hope that you can at least do a little gardening. welcome to the sight Im sure you will love it here.
LeeAnn

jewelrylady
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   Posted 12/3/2008 12:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Chutz, how sad it must have been to give up your nursery.  That was always my dream to have a nursery & greenhouse.  I am like you my dream hasn't ended just changed abit.  OK, alot.  I am going to have all shrubs, vines & trees.  Raspberry bushes & strawberries plants.  I have kept my shade garden because it is well established & runs with little care.  & I love herbs & have an herb garden that I kept.  How wonderful to have your husband quilting with you.  My husband & I used to dance alot & go camping & fishing.  My body has pretty much said no to the dancing but we have still been able to camp abit.
 
Piercings, thank you so much for the welcome.  I am the same way.  I may take me days to feel well enough to be on the computer for any length of time.
 
GamJill, It seems we all have had to give up so much, first our jobs & then our gardens.  But, I still have my grandchildren.  They are fun.  I only have 2 living near me & sometimes that is all I can handle.  But I do like to have the whole family get together as often as we can.  I went out last month & bought myself 2 African Violets.  Kind of a rebellion, I had given up most of my house plants, they went before the garden plants because it took sooo much energy to water them all.  I felt like I was saying "so there!!"  Who knows, maybe I am losing it.  LOL 
 
LeeAnn, I agree their is no satifaction better then getting my hands in the dirt.  And I have to say that I understand why you had to build that water garden yourself.  I am sorry you had to give it up.  You do have the memory & satisfaction in knowing you did it.  I do intend to garden as little or as much as I can.  I live in Montana so I have a long winter to rest up. 
 
Gentle hugs to all, thank you, Denise 

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, CFS, Hot-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression

Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.


tyno3
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   Posted 12/3/2008 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Jewelrylady: Welcome: This is where I come when I'm at my wits end, and in pain and miserable. Not only do I find love and understanding, sometime I get ideas to help me deal with this disease. I need you to clarify for me. In your post you said you were recently diagnosed with ME/CFS. What does the "ME"part stand for? Thank-you 

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SleepyBug
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   Posted 12/3/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
denise,

ooh-i absolutely love maeve binchy! she is one of my very favorites-her books make me feel so happy, like i'm part of some giant irish village family:) i do wish she'd write a new book soon, though!

i haven't read any belva plain, rosemond pilcher-are they in a similar vein as binchy?

~danielle

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   Posted 12/3/2008 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Denise-

Montana has a special place in my heart. We vacationed out there many summers as I was growing up and have land out there. I have never been out there in the winter- I live in Minnesota and the winters get very long here also. I have lots of projects to do. Was never able to get to them working full time. Well, thats something positive coming out of this! :-)

You bought African Violets- it's nice to have something blooming through the winter months! I also have miniature violets and they are the ones that really make me smile.

GamJill


 
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 12/3/2008 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Denise, my DH is from Montana. He grewup in the northeast part of Montana but most of his family now live around Billings. I love Montana in the summer but don't want to be there in the winter.
 
Before I got fibro I would have never understood what it was like living in a fibro body. I guess that is why I'm more forgiving of those that don't have a clue about fibro especially the young people with boundless energy and don't have aches and pains yet. My oldest son has aches and pains from injuries, one of his ankles is held together with plates and screws and his knees are a mess but he is like the energizer bunny when it comes to energy.
 
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jewelrylady
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   Posted 12/4/2008 5:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, here I am again in the wee hours of the morning.  Insomnia has struck again.
 
tyno, thank you for the welcome.   I hope to find all that you have found here too.  It is hard going it alone.  Regarding the ME, I received a newsletter from P.A.N.D.O.R.A., Inc, (Pandoranet.info/) Since 2006 they have been trying to get a name change for CFS-to give it a name that more closely reflects the severity of the condition.  A name that will hopefully remove the stigma the illness has received.  Anyway, no one (Advocates, Doctors, researcher, insurance Co, etc.) seems to be able to agree on a name.  ME stands for Myalgic Encephalopathy or some like Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.  Others just want to keep it Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.  So, the new name will be ME/CFS.  Starting in January 2009, there will be a big campaign to get the name out there. So, that pretty much was that part of the newsletter.  LOL
 
Danielle-Yes, I wish Maeve Binchy would get another book out,  I love her writing.  Since you like Maeve Binchy, you will love Rosamunde Pilcher.  She is exactly like M. Binchy.  My favorite novels by R. Pilcher are "September" & "The Shell Seekers".  I think you would like Belva Plain too.  I had never read anything by her until recently a friend told me she was good. 
 
GamJill-Where abouts in Montana do you have land?  I live in the Northwest corner of Montana, in the mountains.  I think it is very beautiful.  I have heard Minnesota is also a beautiful place.  For me, it is the only reason I can last the winters here.  I just wait for Spring & devour the seed catalogs in the meantime.
 
Marlee-How was your son hurt so bad?  Is he getting along ok?  It must have been a terrible time for you as well. 
 
My daughter, Misty, has Fibromyalgia, MCTD-which is Lupus, Scleraderma & Dermatomyocitis, she also has Rheumatoid Arthritis, HOS, & was recently dx'd with asthma.  But she is my inspiration.  She has been ill for all of her life & just has such a good attitude.  She has 2 kids & just lives one day at a time & most people don't even know she is sick.  They are always so surprised to find out.  So, I have learned from her how to live with illness.
 
Love & hugs to all, Denise 

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, CFS, Hot-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression

Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.


kara487
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   Posted 12/4/2008 5:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Denise ,welcome to the board . You will find alot of support here.
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GamJill
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   Posted 12/4/2008 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Denise-

The land is just north of Seeley Lake in a small town that if you "blink" you have passed through it. It's about an hour and a half northeast of Missoula. Sounds like you are in a beautiful area.

I don't have insomnia like many do - that has got to be miserable. But my body is used to my old work schedule and wakes up early when I really would like to sleep!

GamJill 


 
 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 12/4/2008 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Denise, my son is a fireman and they had an early morning structure fire and he had his full gear on to go in the house and his foot slipped off of landscape timber and he and the weight of all the gear came down on his ankle and crushed it. That's been quite a few years ago but it aches when the weather is changing and stuff. He retired out of the Air Force in Feb but he is still working as a fireman and EMT.
 
Are you close to Glacier National Park??? I love the Rocky Mountains in the summer.
 
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jewelrylady
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   Posted 12/6/2008 3:01 PM (GMT -7)   
kara, thank you so much for the welcome.  It makes me feel so good to have found this site with such wonderful people.  I had tried another site, along time ago, but they were rather clickish & not to receptive to new people.  It was not a good experience, my self esteem was in the toilet at the time anyway. 
 
Marlee, wow, how awful for your son.  It does sound like he is doing really well in spite of his pain & problems.  He obviously had good support during his trials.  I think that is the key to making it through.  I read an article about the people who were in the concentration camps during the holocaust.  It said a study done afterward showed that those who had a faith & a hope of relief, those who saw an end, made it through but those who didn't (not including those who died by anothers hand, for either group) died of hunger & illness, gave up.  That really says something about faith & the human spirit.
I live about 3 hours from the Park but have spent many wonderful hours there.  It is probably one of the most beautiful places on earth.  I may be biased but I don't care, I love it there. LOL  I love Montana pretty much year round with the exception of January & February when snow & ice are just too much.   I hate to have to drive in it & I worry everytime someone has to make a trip of any length.  I can be such a worrier at times.
 
GamJill, I was in Seeley Lake once a long time ago.  What I remember, I think, was it is a resort type city?  I remember it was someplace I thought would be fun to live in.  I think that was Seeley Lake.  Do you visit there often? 
 
Sleep is one of my biggest problems but for the most part my Dr has me somewhat leveled out.  I take cyclobenziprine & a sublingual Melatonin 5mg everynight.  It used to be I didn't sleep at all & was sooooo foggy & tired, I hated it.  Now, if I am not flaring with the Fibro I sleep 10-12 hours at a time.  The quality of my time awake is so much better that I finally told my Dr I would take the quality over the quantity anytime.  Between Fibro & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome this seems to be the best I can get for now.  I am always looking for something else though & so is my Dr.
 
Hugs to all, Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression

Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.


Marlee2
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   Posted 12/7/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
It is sooo beautiful up there Denise. I remember the first time DH took me to Montana to meet the family (he had a large family back then). The family ranch was on the northeast side of Montana by a little town, Richie, and to me it was like being on the moon. I could not believe how far apart the towns were and there was nothing there, not even roads. To get from one ranch to the other you had to get out, open a gate, drive through and get back out to shut the gate. It was nothing to have to stop and wait for cattle to cross the road. It was not love at first sight on that side of Montana but when we got down to Yellowstone I was in love. I still want to cry everytime we go there and we have to leave the Rockys. One of my SILs lives in Hardin and Custard's last stand is right outside of town.
 
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jewelrylady
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   Posted Yesterday 2:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Marlee,

I know what you mean, it is hard to leave such a place.  I have never been to eastern Montana but like here, life is slow & easy going.  I moved to a large city in Washington state for about 8 years & when my Mom died from cancer I moved back to Montana to help my Dad with my 2 youngest siblings.  I hadn't realized how much I had missed living here until then.  I will say it took me monthes to slow down.  I drove like a maniac.  It's a small city & if I have to go to the store for something it's only a 5 minute drive away but I guess I thought I really had to get there fast.  I have never been to Yellowstone Park.  I would love to go someday.  Take care & have a pain free day, love & hugs, Denise


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Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.


GamJill
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   Posted Yesterday 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Denise-

Seeley Lake has grown- and have not been back there in quite a few years now. My brother and sister made it out there for a wedding anniversary (I was not able to go), and they filled me in on the changes. I have been through Glacier 2-3 times and it is beautiful and so pristine. Highway to the sun - correct?? I remember we went through during the summer and we would get out of the car at one of the glaciers and throw snowballs! Was scary though being so high up. I also remember hiding under a blanket part of the way thinking that would help to not go over the edge! Hee-Hee.

Marlee- My whole family got tears in their eyes everytime we left Montana too- we not only had to leave our dear friends out there, but the Rockys also.

GamJill


 
 
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jewelrylady
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   Posted Today 1:24 AM (GMT -7)   

GamJill,  LOL I know what you mean about being so high.  I love the how you kept the vehicle from falling over the edge.  That must have been a very sturdy blanket.  Mine is always just the non-existing brake on my side of the car.  If I keep it held down we will stay on the road. 

I remember when I was a little girl (a few years back) & we went to Glacier & there were bears all up & down that road.  Yes, it is the Going to the Sun Highway.  You could get out & look at them but not feed them.  I think too many people fed them & it became dangerous so they had to be moved but it was such a cool thing to see them up close.  It's really too bad their gone.  The glaciers are almost gone now.  With the warming, soon there won't be anymore in the park.  The last time I was there the glaciers were so small I felt sad, like a passing of an era. 

You take care, love & hugs, Denise


 I have:  Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression

Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.


GamJill
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   Posted Today 8:29 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Denise-

Your story about the bears made me think about my mom when we went through Glacier for the first time. We were driving up the mountains and she had "Bears" on the brain (she was so afraid of them). We were taking a corner and all of a sudden you could see all these dark figures standing and laying in the grass. She shrieks "BEARS", "BEARS" !!!!!!! And just about broke our eardrums!! Here they were cows!!!! We never laughed so hard, I was crying from laughing so hard!! We never did let her forget that. tongue

I know it's heartbreaking- I was watching a show on one of the channels and they had a program about global warming and they showed how the glaciers are almost non-existent there. I was like WHAT!? If that isn't a sign something is wrong I don't know what is.   sad

GamJill


 
 
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