Awwww.. (gentle hugs, Sue)
I think flares and weather go hand and hand. It does for me, atleast. When its too cold.. Flare, when its too hot, Flare. When its been raining for days on end..ANOTHER FLARE. And sometimes, there's just no reason at all. The other day I was hurting A LOT, my husband said "what did you do to bring on this pain??" My reply was, "just breathing. I didn't do anything.. it just happens."
Sorry you're having a rough time.. just wanted to give you a supportive hug and let you know, I'm here if you need me.
Oh and I also wanted to give you a huge pat on the back for volunteering at the hospital. The country needs more volunteers, thanks for pitching in and sharing yourself with those in need.
Warm fuzzy hugs,
Thanks ladies. I actually went back to bed after I posted, and I NEVER do that. Probably because my husband and son are out of town, and I dont feel guilty. I decided I wont let this flare get to me. I took a hot bath with epsom salts, used the Fibro towelettes(Patsie, yep, still working), put on my best jeans, a nice warm sweater, put on full makeup and did my hair really nice. And know what? It made me feel better. Sometimes I think I have to just stop fighting this and go with the flow. I know there will be pain, some days more than others, but the stress of not knowing when a flare will hit or how long it will last, really plays havoc with my mental being. So, I WILL make the best of the day, despite the dreary Michigan weather. I wont over do, but I will get out of this house and head to Starbucks. Next Wed my husband and son are going to Florida for six days, so maybe that will let me relax a bit.
Jeez Sue, I am learning real fast that weather plays a part in how I feel. Winter/the cold just about did me in! Most of this week cloudy and rainy here too so more pain!
Like you said when "the guys" head to Florida for six days, take advantage of lots of do what ever you want to do time! HEY- why are you not going to sunny, and warm Florida with them?????
Thanks for all your posts ladies. I did go out today for about 2 hours, but came home exhausted. Tried to nap, but the pain was so bad. I knew my husband had some 800mg of motrin prescribed by our dr, so I was desperate and took one. Ohh my, what a difference. I could actually feel the pain start to melt away, especially in my lower back. So I called my dr and asked him for a script. He just called and he WILL NOT let me take them. I was SHOCKED. I told him I needed something for pain and over the counter drugs dont even touch the pain. I do not have any medical condition that would stop me from taking this ONCE in awhile. He said continue with your vitamins and heat treatments. Yeah, easy for him to say. Now what???? I am so mad at him, I feel like switching drs, but have been going to him for nearly 20 years. I just dont get it...........
sorry for the ramble
What the h-e-double toothpicks is wrong with your doctor????? That's insane!!!! (BTW, did you get my reply on your email?) Can you go to a "Doc in the Box" aka Urgent Care clinic and just ask for the test??? I just can't believe your doctor won't do the test!?!? What a nim-rod!! I'm sure you spend plenty of money at that doctor's office, I can't imagine why you would be refused on a request for a test. Is Lyme unheard of in Florida?? I would think with all of the snowbirds they would deal with Lyme a lot!!!
Sorry to hog up your thread - Sue.
YOU GO Patsie, GIRL. Get someone else to do it. Next time I'm in Fla. (which probably not be for like 100 years).... I'm gonna go kick that doctor in the butt!!!! I'm fuming, too, Girlfriend.. that's almost unethical!!!
Hugs for now!!!
Patti (aka Maria LOL), your not hogging my thread!!!
Patsie, I had to laugh when you called him a numbskull!!! It sounds just like something I would say (have said worse, but wont go there).
I also thought I was a little old to get Fibro, I was 58, BUT, I have had symptoms for years, but the dr said it was just anxiety...DUH, they do hand and hand.
I wish I could write a book about drs.........when I went to see mine in Dec, three weeks after my brother passed, he said "so, whats new?" I said I am having a very hard time dealing with my brothers death. He said "What?" Well the NUMBSKULL had just called me in a script for Ambien the week before (which never worked), and I guess he didnt write it on the chart. I think he was veryyyy embarrassed. I wasnt looking for sympathy, just could not believe he would not chart something like that.