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cat8201
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   Posted 11/11/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, so I've noticed by reading other posts, and by the response to the question "what would you do"..if you had no fibro for a day.  So, I'm still in the depressed, mourning the death of my life phase, but I noticed that it is a general consensus most of us struggle with getting daily chores done.
 
So, I thought maybe some of us could post tips and even recipes, that help make your life easier.  I personally do not have a lot of tips, but I guess that is why i'm asking for tips.  hehe
 
The one thing that I do almost 100% of the time is made double batches of homeade soup and freeze the extra half for later. 
 
So, I will post a Taco Soup recipe later that helps a lot, but i'm all warm in bed, so i'll have to do that tomorrow.  blush
 
Looking forward to reading your posts.
 
-Tabatha
27 yrs old-Fibromyalgia; PCOS; Surgery induced Menopause; Classic Migraines with Aura; Neuropathy; Ankylosing Spondylitis w/ narrowing around the spinal cord; Spinal Stenosis of the Cervical & Lumbar Spine; other little things
 
Medications for pain: Oxycontin; Soma **will update when change meds for sleep, etc.
 
Other treatment: Aquatic Therapy (still have to start); Sleep Study (need a sitter)


patsie
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   Posted 11/12/2009 6:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cat,

I was thinking the other day that drying my hair is so tedious for me and something popped into my head. I know scary! Anyway I thought how great a stand hair dryer would be. I know years ago they were around but not sure now. Does anyone have one?? Holding that hand held thing for 20 minutes is awful.

Patsie

Jhemi
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   Posted 11/12/2009 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Patsie...you can buy the stands that hold a blow dryer in place. Or if it's a bonnet type flexible dryer I noticed one in a catalogue just recently. They also had the "salon style" dryers that you can sit under. I'd search amazon or just do a search for hair dryer and see what you come up with.

When I feel pretty bad I lie down in bed on my comforter for extra softness and snuggle under a blanket and read. I'm never as comfortable as I was as a child or even before I had fibro. But it's much better than the pain of being up and about. I've come around now to realizing those days are over and guess I'm getting used to the pain better than I did when it first happened.

Lying down soothes me and relaxes me. A good book takes me away from whatever stress I was going through and I either doze for a bit or get up when I'm feeling better.

deme
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   Posted 11/12/2009 6:56 AM (GMT -7)   
I've got an 18 and 14 year old. Usually I try to spend time separately with them shopping or taking them somewhere for one on one time to keep up with what they are doing but I haven't been able to get around real good and do that as much as I like and I've been feeling more out of touch. I've also noticed that they miss that as well.

I also have a tough time in the kitchen some days and cooking can be difficult I end up little cuts and burns.

So I combo'ed the two. I'll have one come in while I'm cooking and they sit at the bar and we talk about their day or interests. If I'm having troubles I'll ask for a hand cutting vegetables or whatever I'm having difficulty with.

I've gotton a lot less little injuries and the reproitre between me and the kids has gotton back to what it was before I started having so much trouble getting around. I think they like it to because now I dont ask them to come in if one notices I'm cooking and the other one isnt there they come and sit down and start telling me their troubles.

FunnyGurl
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   Posted 11/12/2009 7:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Some tips
My husband will cook somedays.  And last night he called before leaving the office and asked what was for dinner.  I told him Just finally got a shower have not made anything yet.
He said how about Chinese.  YES I exclaimed.  So some days we get takeout or go eat out.
But other times I try to make easy one or two pot dishes like pasta dishes.  Also love to use paper plates and plastic cups.  Helps with the cleanups.
When we moved into this house i also chose not to have alot of trinkets or dust collectors.  It looks a bit bare but I do not have to dust so much.   We have everything we need without all the clutter.
Looking for other peoples tips.
PS i have long hair but mostly just put some get in it and let it airdry with its natural wave turns out okay.  Because blowdrying it straight is tough. 
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Marlee2
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   Posted 11/12/2009 7:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Adjustable office chair and Swiffers makes life easier for me. I'm in simplify mode these days and have been going through stuff and tossing it. I figure the less I have the less I have to clean. Everything I buy anymore I ask myself how easy is it going to be to keep clean.
 
It's strange how fibro effects every part of our lives. I was cleaning out the bottom of my hutch recently and I had some large cut glass serving bowls in there and when I picked them up I thought, oh these are too heavy for me to use I need to get rid of them and get something lighter.
 
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WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 11/12/2009 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I get the hubby to do things like fishing stuff out from under the couch and moving copious quantities of junk. Hubby also gets to take out trash and to mix any kind of batter.

I cook extra ground beef and separate it before seasoning it. Then I have enough beef for 2 or 3 meals prepared.

I also chop any veggies I'm going to need throughout the day.

I have a comfy reading chair IN the kitchen for while I am watching water boil.

Easiest pasta sauce in the world:
1 can Campbell's condensed soup ... I usually use Cream of Something or Golden Mushroom.
A small bit of water to thin it out as desired
Seasonings as desired
meat or veggies as desired

Irish Babe
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   Posted 11/12/2009 9:14 AM (GMT -7)   

I make a list of things I want to get done for the wk. My DH tells me I'm the most organized person he knows, doesn't that tell you something?  smilewinkgrin   I set up different days in the wk when I take care of the banking, ck writing, prep for cooking (couple of nights worth), cleaning, grocery shopping, and my beloved laundry. I used to do laundry every day, several loads per day. The weight of the clothes - wet or dry was killing me. I try to do it every other day and I do skip Sunday. MY DAY OFF!!

Today my list consisted of the hall pantry and my LR shelves. I got the pantry done, but the shelves will have to wait. Even w/ breaks (which I hate to take) it has taken me several hrs and I'm beat. It is raining and blowing like crazy here, which doesn't help. I still need to get dinner ready, so LR will wait till after groceries tomorrow or Saturday. I wish I could do the two things for today, but I'm working on feeling 'good' for finishing the pantry. It is one less thing I have to worry about and I know what I have to stock for the holidays.

I'm going to reward myself w/ a cup of orange spice tea and a tart apple. Then I will get started on dinner.

God bless.  Alice.


cat8201
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   Posted 11/12/2009 9:22 AM (GMT -7)   
wow, thank each of u so much. i know sometime's even breaking big tasks down into little ones seems like a lot. my mother has had fibro for over 15 years. she still is super woman, but for about 6 years (we thought she had lupus) she was exhausted and couldn't handle more than a 4 hour wrk day. she is very type A and i call her martha stewart. she is the one whose house everyone wants to go too...hehe. i love my mommy!! she is my inspiration. although she doesn't remember being that sick because she has been better for the last several years and getting better every day, i remember. she was on the couch moaning in pain every afternoon. my mom is an excellent cook, always from scratch, normally healthy. these are things that i observed her do, while i was still living at home:

-peel potatoes in the morning or at lunch and soak in cold water until ready to boil. then have a kid or hubby do the "creaming" after they have boiled
-brown ground beef ahead of time and freeze it-like WhiteChocChip. i do this a lot.
-make twice as much stock, soup, and sauces and freeze them. this works espcially well if u put them in ice cube trays
-use rotisserie style chicken for things like chicken noodle soup, chicken and dumplings, etc.
-use a countertop stand mixer for any hard batter
-clean daily and it doesn't get bad (i have the worse troube with this)
-no matter how bad she feels, she always does at least 1 thing that day
- around the holidays wrap presents often and not all at once
-bake goodies early and freeze

i'm not nearly as domestic as my mom. i was always terrified that it would rule my life, like i thought it did her. she was very ocd growing up, but she is quiet calmer now (for instance when i was little we had an alphabetized pantry an we used a toothbrush on the floor every weekend)..hehe

ok, as for the things i've seen on here i have some questions/suggestions:

Patsie, i too like funnygirl let my hair air dry. my hair is all the way to the small of my back. it would take an hour for me to dry it, and it isn't thick. when i do have a special occasion instead of tryng to fix my hair in the bathroom i sit on the couch and blowdry my hair in sections and take breaks. i do the same thing when i flat iron it. air drying is also much more healthy for my hair and i cannot handle a blow dryer for long. i have long hair though because it is easier, to me, to be lazy...hehe

deme-swiffers are a staple in my house
deme, i love the cooking idea. i like to bring my 8 year old in the kitchen to talk to me, but honestly i don't cook like i should and the health of my family suffers. so i have got to find a way to make easier. i have seen people talk about using a moving chair in the kitchen, for those that do that, are you short? seems like i would have to reach way more ;)

jhemi- i lie down a lot too, but i find it impossible to get comfortable enough to read for long periods. i struggle with this lap top. i've probably moved around 20 times during this post.

funnygurl, i think it is wonderful that your husband is that way. my husband works nights, and he still likes to come in at 7 a.m. --when i've only had an hour of sleep--and he wants me to pop up and fix him something to eat, and then he wants dinner at night too. when i worked he helped..now not so much. but, that's life.

I've found that i struggle most with repetitive motions and bending swooping. i need to shampoo my carpets, but i have to wait until after this wedding this weekend, because i will most likely be down and out for a week after i do that. right now, i just need to clean my house..straighten and clean i should say. and it needs it badly.
27 yrs old-Fibromyalgia; PCOS; Surgery induced Menopause; Classic Migraines with Aura; Neuropathy; Ankylosing Spondylitis w/ narrowing around the spinal cord; Spinal Stenosis of the Cervical & Lumbar Spine; other little things
 
Medications for pain: Oxycontin; Soma **will update when change meds for sleep, etc.
 
Other treatment: Aquatic Therapy (still have to start); Sleep Study (need a sitter)


WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 11/12/2009 9:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Cat ... i don't usually freeze it, but 1lb of ground beef usually lasts for two meals :D

patsie
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   Posted 11/12/2009 9:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cat,

Just a quick reply. I have heard before that women improve with their Fibro as they get older. I even think Mayo wrote a blurb on this fact. Telling me this about your mom is so very encouraging!!! Thank you. I am also often referred to as Martha. I try to take it with a grain of salt b/c I get horrified at the thought of being remembered for a bottle of Windex in my hands or my food!!!!

P.S. if I let my hair air dry you have NEVER seen anything as unruly in your life. I am jealous.

Many warm hugs, Patsie

WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 11/12/2009 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
lol to dry hair just drive down the freeway with the window down!

oh wow ... he expects YOU to wake up and fix him food ... that wouldn't fly with me. I told my husband once that I would under no circumstance play the waitress while he sits and does nothing. Either HE serves up the drinks OR we'll each take care of our own food. I think it's a little ridiculous for your hubby to expect you to get up and fix him food. In that situation, I would probably tell him to heat up leftovers or make a packet of oatmeal himself ... and if I was feeling really nice, I might prepare his plate so all he would have to do was pop it in the microwave.

Sharmedimsure
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   Posted 11/12/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I bought some 8 oz. and 12 oz. individual plastic bowls and when I am feeling well, I make very large batches of chili or stew or spagetti or whatever and freeze them individually so that I always have something to heat up on those rough days. It's nice because sometimes everyone is in the mood for something different and can choose whatever they want to eat. It also helps with portion control. I always keep fresh fruit in the house to keep snacks healthy and easy. As far as drying my hair, I have terrible curly hair and have learned that the hair dryer is it's enemy. After showering, I put product in it and pull into a pony/bun. It is easy and my hair looks so much better when it dries like this. It even keeps the frizz under control. I may not look like a beauty queen but at least I'm not wasting my energy. (I save that extra energy for makeup!)

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Miss*CK*1
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   Posted 11/12/2009 11:22 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone!!!

I am fairly new here, I see my Rhuemy on the 27th, so i've been popping between here and the RA forum..till I know for sure what is going on with me......Just wanted to say what a great topic. I don't really have any ideas at the moment but just wanted to say I enjoyed reading all the great ideas.

I think we should start a new topic, and call it "Whats for Dinner" I never know what to make with the low energy, It would give us a chance to share "simple" recipes. I love cooking but the past months I just can't cook like I use to....Here in Canada we just had thanksgiving last month, I didn't even cook a turkey(i love making turkey dinner) ....hope it passes be Xmas. Sorry for rambling...
 
  Family Dr DX Fibro, possible Rhuematoid Arthritis(going to Rhuemy Dec.2)
  naproxen, amitiptilyne ( haven't really worked) waiting to see Rheumy.........
 
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cat8201
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   Posted 11/12/2009 11:54 AM (GMT -7)   
i agree miss ck, that's a good idea. i love this forum. i find myself a lot more at east during the day and not pressing my loved ones with my issues.

whitechocchip, it doesn't fly with me, not at all. we fight A LOT. he works long and hard hours, and he thinks my problems are mental for the most part. he doesn't wait on me to get up and fix him something, but he always comes in and says something. i swear the man cannot stand me to sleep early in the morning. i think it is because when i first got really bad, i could not wake up, now he doesn't quiet understand that i can't go back to sleep, and he comes in at 7 a.m. last night i only slept for an hour and i told him this. i was in the living room watching tv with him and i told him earlier i was going back to sleep because i have 2 ear infections, a sinus infection, and either a bladder or kidney infection---and i'm in a lot of pain. so i started dozing off on the chair and he would talk to me every time i went to fall asleep. it was funny because i don't think it was intentional, but i was like...y are you torturing me. it's just as difficult for him as it is for me. we are young and he wants his old wife back. it gets better for us every month, but we will..i'm sure...need counseling within the next year.

i think i'll save the taco soup recipe for "what's for dinner"..i'll keep my eye out for it if no one else posts, then i will.

i'm lucky with my hair..if i brush it while it's wet it is really straight if i scrunch it is curly and if i leave it be, it is really wavy. so, i can do whatever look. it's funny because before i had my son my hair wouldn't even hold curl from rollers, now it gets curlier every year..and darker. my hair was snow white (after they shaved it when i was born), and now it is almost black. hehe..u should see people when they see my childhood photos..cuz my eyes were blue too..and now they are dark hazel. ...and yes, i'm the same child...lol...
27 yrs old-Fibromyalgia; PCOS; Surgery induced Menopause; Classic Migraines with Aura; Neuropathy; Ankylosing Spondylitis w/ narrowing around the spinal cord; Spinal Stenosis of the Cervical & Lumbar Spine; other little things
 
Medications for pain: Oxycontin; Soma **will update when change meds for sleep, etc.
 
Other treatment: Aquatic Therapy (still have to start); Sleep Study (need a sitter)


Marlee2
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   Posted 11/12/2009 11:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Miss CK and welcome. My DH does most of the cooking and grocery shopping. He is actually a better cook than I am and I'm on a very limited diet so he doesn't mind. We always have Thanksgiving at our house and he will be in the kitchen along with me helping or telling me how to do it. smilewinkgrin He also does the vacuuming of the carpets, our bedroom is the only room we use much that has carpet. I take care of all the hard surface floors usually. I got a Shark steam mop and I love it.
 
Alice, I just cleaned the pantry and food cabinets before the holidays and they are bare since I thew out everything that had expired. I started a shopping list as I tossed so I can replace stuff. I still need to do the freezers and frig.
 
I can no longer do all the laundry in one day so I do as needed when I have a full load.
 
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Sherrine
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   Posted 11/12/2009 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I have gone on the Internet and purchased plastic plates with lids.  They are divided plates.  I am by myself most of the time but my daughter is home for dinner on Monday and Tuesday.  I will make a large pot roast, or a beef roast with all the fixing...just large dinners I would never make just for myself.  Then I pull out those plates and fill them with the leftovers.  I'll usually pop one in the fridge for later in the week and then I freeze the rest.  I do this with soups, chili, casseroles, etc.  So, I have wonderful meals and don't have to cook every single day.  Plus, I don't have leftovers hanging out in the fridge and I'm not eating the chemicals in pre-packaged foods.  I think that, alone, helps with fibro!
 
I also make a list of what I need to get done and then plan my week accordingly.  I never spend more than two hours doing something and many times it's only about 45 minutes, depending on how strenuous it is.  Planning ahead takes the stress away for me.  I plan things that I know I can finish within two hours or less.  That way I'm assured of success and a feeling of accomplishment.  That helps me, too, and keeps me smiling...and THAT helps with fibro!  I am never overwhelmed with housework because I know I have things mapped out and it will get done.
 
Patsie, have you tried a different hair style?  I used to have short hair and had it permed.  I had to use a curling iron every day and my arms felt like lead.  When I moved to Florida, the humidity and my permanent didn't like each other!  YIKES!!!!  My hair is poker straight.  I found a good stylist that gives me an excellent haircut and I can blow dry it within a couple of minutes.  But, even that was difficult until I went on a search for a light weight hair blower.  I found one at Walmart that had a completely plastic case and it's been great!  I've had it for over ten years!  I was at my son's house and he has a tiny bathroom.  I put the dryer on the back of his toilet and it fell in the toilet!  It's still working!  LOL  Also, Brookstone has a very nice travel hair blower.  It's small but mighty  and VERY lightweight!
 
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upbeat
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   Posted 11/12/2009 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Miss CK I love the "what's for dinner" idea! Cat - I will be looking for that taco soup recipe - I love it.

The only thing I feel like I have done to make life easier is to realize how much my kids are capable of! My 9 year old is great at cleaning floors and bathrooms and my 12 year old can change all the high light bulbs with our handy pole. He also mows the yard, blows leaves and they both help with dishes. Their future wives are going to love me!
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WhiteChocChip
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   Posted 11/12/2009 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
lol I had a 2 yr old over at my house and he just wanted to get in the way while I was cooking, so we splashed some water on the floor, and gave him a rag and he "cleaned" the floor.

cat8201
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   Posted 11/12/2009 1:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Lol, my son is 8 & he helps me too. But he's got a lot going on right now & too many chores seems to be a bit overwhelming. So I'm keeping it simple. Right now I've still got an unpacked suitcase from the weekend, dishes in the sink, and laundry. Clean & dirty that need to be done. O & I have to clean the bathrooms. Blech! I'm not feeling too well though with the ears & stuff. But I'll go to the dr in the am.

When I get on tonight/or this evening via my computer I will post the recipe. It is really very good. I double batch it & freeze half in a gallon ice cream container. We are eating that yesterday & today. It's good for stuffed sinuses.
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Medications for pain: Oxycontin; Soma **will update when change meds for sleep, etc.
 
Other treatment: Aquatic Therapy (still have to start); Sleep Study (need a sitter)


cat8201
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   Posted 11/12/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
ok, i decided to go ahead and post it, because i do not know how i will feel later this evening. The thread is what's for dinner, as suggested by miss*ck*1

i posted my mom's taco soup recipe
27 yrs old-Fibromyalgia; PCOS; Surgery induced Menopause; Classic Migraines with Aura; Neuropathy; Ankylosing Spondylitis w/ narrowing around the spinal cord; Spinal Stenosis of the Cervical & Lumbar Spine; other little things
 
Medications for pain: Oxycontin; Soma **will update when change meds for sleep, etc.
 
Other treatment: Aquatic Therapy (still have to start); Sleep Study (need a sitter)


patsie
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   Posted 11/12/2009 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Note to Sherrine,

If you happen to read this PLEASE tell me where you found those plates with lids. I looked this afternoon and found nothing.

Since we are still on this subject, the internet has saved my life with shopping. Sure shipping adds a little but what it saves me is immeasurable. I just ordered my Christmas cards, paper etc. Wow, I never used to even consider such as this.

You know I really do need a new hairstyle!!

Patsie

cat8201
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   Posted 11/12/2009 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Patsie, I too love the internet. Especially during the holidays and on black friday. Most of walmart's black items, for example are available the day before online. And they deliver to u, for a low fee, or to the store for free.

I use the internet to buy almost all video games. We have a wii and I'm just not a fan of paying double due to high demand.
27 yrs old-Fibromyalgia; PCOS; Surgery induced Menopause; Classic Migraines with Aura; Neuropathy; Ankylosing Spondylitis w/ narrowing around the spinal cord; Spinal Stenosis of the Cervical & Lumbar Spine; other little things
 
Medications for pain: Oxycontin; Soma **will update when change meds for sleep, etc.
 
Other treatment: Aquatic Therapy (still have to start); Sleep Study (need a sitter)


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   Posted 11/12/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Cat!

Your ideas are wonderful but we do have space issues to deal with on the forums. I did talk it over with the owner of Healing Well to do the daily Koffee Klatches. Also the moderators of all the forums had a good discussion about having off topic threads in the forums as it takes up very expensive space. I personally think it's wonderful to have a limited amount of fun topics going but currently I think there are too many. Some moderators don't feel these topics are appropriate at all.

We do have to stay focused on why we are here....to help and support others but we find it helps us to have some fun along the way. I often ask for people to send me ideas for the Koffee Klatches. How about sending me some of your ideas and we'll post them that way. I'll give you full credit for them too. After all...you are the one that thought of them. My brain runs out some days so this would be a great help to me. This will save a lot of space that is very expensive for the owner to purchase. I would hate to see anything happen to our forum for lack of money so we are always trying to find ways to conserve.

Thanks for your help!
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cat8201
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   Posted 11/12/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok please delete the threads or do whatever is needed. I am trying to be positive but to me these aren't just fun threads. They are things I struggle with every day: optimism and a struggle to do even the basic things in life.

I cannot cook dinner regularly, clean house, do things with my family, or think positively a lot. I will try to be more on topic, but I seem to have the wrong idea for the forum's purpose. For that I apologize. This is a wonderful resource and I do not want to ruin it for anyone.
27 yrs old-Fibromyalgia; PCOS; Surgery induced Menopause; Classic Migraines with Aura; Neuropathy; Ankylosing Spondylitis w/ narrowing around the spinal cord; Spinal Stenosis of the Cervical & Lumbar Spine; other little things
 
Medications for pain: Oxycontin; Soma **will update when change meds for sleep, etc.
 
Other treatment: Aquatic Therapy (still have to start); Sleep Study (need a sitter)

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