Oh Nana Nan.. I LOVE your name (my mom's -81 yrs young-name is Nancy and she goes by Nana to.. she would be a Nana Nan too )!!
Big warm welcome to you.. I'm so glad you found us and that you found some conselation in the posts you've read. I admire you because you're working hard teaching our future leaders!!! Good for you. Sherrine, one of our moderators was a teacher too, I'm sure she'll be along soon. So you two will have that in common. I think we have a couple of other teachers on the forum too.
I know its hard to do all that you do and help raise your grand daughter. I know I couldn't do that.. but I'm not too good with kids..LOL. They just look at me like DUH.. You're weird lady!! I have 4 grands 2 boys and 2 girls they're about the same ages.. 5-8 yrs old. They're a bundle of energy and wear me out just lookin at them!! We don't have any of them around nearly as much as you do and I'm sure that's a challenge.
I can totally relate to what you said about reading and learning from this forum. There are times when I can't believe the things that we fibromites share. I've learned so much from this forum, I can't begin to tell you.
I just wanted to welcome you to the family. The folks here really care about eachother and we're always happy to welcome someone new.
Keep reading and posting!!
Hi Nana and Welcome!
Before I joined this wonderful group, I read and read and read and nodded my head also. I have not been able to work since the fibro hit, but I will watch my 2 granddaughters and relate to just looking at them and it wearing you out! The oldest will be turning 4 next month and the youngest will be a "big" 1 yr. old. I don't stop until they are in bed sleeping. Your plate is full and you need that rest time- ideally I need two rest periods a day in order to function. Can you escape to your bedroom with the door closed? And maybe she can have quiet time then?
Sounds like the Effexor is working well for you and the Lyrica somewhat?
Nice to meet you!
I have: Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11