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   Posted 4/21/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -6)   
(I have moved your post here so everyone will see it. ~Jeannie)

Good Morning Everyone...I'm the Newbie Lurker..LOL
I have read the rules, so if I make a nono please forgive
me the fibro-fog is haunting me at the moment....I also
love this group kind and Little, my Dr has finally
used the word FIBRO, last October...Soooooooo I'm NEW here
and also NEW to this condition.

Hats off to all of you who have built this group and to those who
post to keep it active..the infomation here is fantastic....I'm so lucky
to have found you guys.

I'm 60 years young yeah a wife married to the same man
for 41 years shocked HaHa..I have a very supportive hubby (Yes! I'm
lucky) I have 3 adult children and 5 grands Son and his 3
children live with us.. shakehead (Yikes, God help me, thank you
Lord, I have NOT lost my mind yet! and I refuse to).
I live in Louisiana, the Capt. (Hubby) is a Charter Captain
who takes peeps pleasure fishing..Yes we eat a lot of fish cool

Ok...back to reading and hugs to All
God Bless!

getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 40393
   Posted 4/21/2009 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pod,

I am so happy that you have joined the forum. I am thinking that you have read a lot on here, but want to tell you about the thread titled fibro101. There is a ton of information on there. I think that you will enjoy reading it. I believe that reading makes us stronger and more knoweldgeable.

Please keep posting, and remember that we all are here for you. I hope that you have a wonderful day.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17057
   Posted 4/21/2009 3:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Pod, and welcome!  Oh, I just love to fish.  I have never been deep sea fishing but I am going to try it one day.  Anyway, I'm so glad you found us and joined in!  We do learn a lot here, help one another, and also have a good time and make great friends.  So I know you will love it here too.
I see that Karen directed you to the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are all sorts of "goodies" in that and you will learn a heap!  The more you know, the better able you are to make good decisions to help you control the pain and live a full and enjoyable life.  I know I have had a great time in my life so far.  I'm 62 and plan on living to 120!  smhair    I'm a big dreamer!  LOL
You have come to a great place.  We have wonderful members that love to help one another and, as a bonus, we really do care about each other, too.  So, read Fibro 101, back posts, and ask questions.  We are here to help you.  Hope to hear more from you soon.
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 44
   Posted 4/21/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Howdy Pod,

Glad to meet you. I'm quite new here myself and think we both feel blessed to have found this Group. I look forward to seeing you around :-)

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1097
   Posted 4/22/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pod!

Welcome to the family :-) This is a great place to come and find support, so I'm so glad you've found us!!
love and hugs

fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 4/22/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi again Pod..
I said hi before, but I'll say it again. I figure we all have our foggy moments so no one would remember anyway!! LOL!!
Welcome!!! Glad you joined us!!
You'll love it here.. I sure do. Geez I've had nearly 1000 posts since January.. so I guess I'm really happy here!!
Take care and again.. Welcome!!
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown

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Date Joined Apr 2009
Total Posts : 43
   Posted 4/22/2009 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Pod,

I relatively new here, too. the group is fabulous. Very caring and funny,

My son lives with us with his 6 year old daughter. Yikes! is right. (and you have 3!) How old are your grandchildren? I have just the one, but love her more than I thought could be possible. I love having her around. It's one of those blessings in life you never plan on.


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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1279
   Posted 4/23/2009 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Pod and Welcome!

It has been a busy site lately and my week turned out to be busy, but wanted to get a warm welcome in to you. Louisiana, I have never been there but would love to go someday. I take it you are right on the coast? Oh and fish, I love fish! Sounds like you have a wonderful family and supportive husband, that's great. And one son that lives with you- never a dull moment! My oldest niece, husband and two children moved in with my sister and BIL as they lost their home due to the economy. It is hectic, but is working out.

I got fibro about a year ago- so I am not too much further ahead of you. Having this group for support has made such a difference in how I feel. I have a supportive family and group of friends, but it is hard for them to understand exactly what you are going through and boy does everyone here know what you are going through!

Nice to meet you!


Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, TMJ, Arthritis/neck, SAD
Zoloft, Tylenol 4000 mg., Darvocet  

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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 33
   Posted 4/24/2009 5:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all for the warm welcome... sorry I have not been here the last couple of days, My Mom was in the hospital shakehead I brought her home yesterday! :-)

Jill...yes we are 30 min from the Gulf...and NO there is never a dull the noise level that is difficult for me..ugh
thank you Jill for your post! gental hugs

NanaNan...The grands are 10, 5 and 2 YIKESSSSSSSSSS
I also love them dearly just so much work and noise lol
I love my bedroom...LOL
thank you for your post

Sherrine..yes sweetie I found fibro 101 (great info)
thank you!

Hope I answered all the questions asked
Thanks again for the warm welcome...I knew right away this would be the group for me wink

See you on the boards!
I pray you all have a wonderful and pain free day!

God Bless
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