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Southernlady
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   Posted 2/9/2010 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
How many of you out there in Fibro land are suffering from the snow that's coming down all over the United States?
 
I don't know about the rest of you but I've had enough of it. 
 
My arthritis is killing me and I haven't had a flare in fibro for a long time, but I'm hurting all over.
 
I got into my hot-tub night before last and my hair froze solid on my head, even though it did help my aching muscles.
 
This morning we got up to another three inches.  Schools out again for the eighth day this year and they think we are going to get more tonight.
 
Thanks for letting me vent.  That's what's so good about this forum.  Being able to share.
 
God Bless!
Shannon
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   Posted 2/9/2010 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shannon,

We are suppose to get four to six inches of snow tonight, but looking at the weather report, it may miss us. Though the barometric pressure is still effecting me.

I am sorry that you are hurting so bad and hope that you feel better soon. Enjoy that hot tub!!!

Hugs, Karen
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southerndiva
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   Posted 2/9/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey there Southern Lady,

I usually am on the lupus forum but I saw your post on the home page and had to chime in.  I was diagnosed a year ago and have been doing fairly well up to the last 2 weeks.  I woke up this morning being the stiffest I've ever been in the last 8 months and all I can think of is that it's the weather!!  I live in Mississippi and we have had such a crazy winter with all kinds of weather.  It started to rain last night and the temps dropped down again and just Monday it was 60 degrees.  Thursday and Friday we are supposed to get snow as well.  I'm sooooo tired of it.  I go to see my rheumy on Thursday and I have a feeling that my sed rates will be up.  I guess all we can do is hang in there and baby ourselves when we need to.  Thanks for listening.

Sufferin again,

Lynnette

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Libby08
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   Posted 2/9/2010 10:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I totally understand.  There is a possibility we may get more snow tonight.  After the mini blizzard we got almost two weeks ago it has been damp, rainy and cold.  I have been flaring and just feeling terrible in general.  I am so ready to see some sunshine and warmer temps.  This year the cold weather has really got me.  I hope the weather for everyone starts to clear up and that our bodies start to clear up too!

MsBunky
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   Posted 2/9/2010 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I completely agree with you Southernlady...we've had cold, snow, more cold and today, the snow is melting so fast it almost looks like rain here. I live in Calgary AB in Canada, and our weather can literally change in 5 minutes to the complete opposite of what we just had, because of our proximity to the mountains.

There have been days when we've had all 4 seasons in the space of an hour...in fact, when I first moved here, people said the weather changes so quickly here, it was the only city where you could slip on the ice, get up in the mud, and brush off the dirt. ;-)

I hope you're able to keep pampering yourself and that the snow goes away soon.

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   Posted 2/9/2010 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
It is cold here today and it feels a little damp. We have a front moving in again, I can feel it.
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vestabula
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   Posted 2/9/2010 12:32 PM (GMT -7)   

Ditto. I am sooooo over this.  Just discovered I can't get my shoes or boots on wearing three pairs of socks.  Guess I just won't go to the store.

Donna


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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/9/2010 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I can't complain too much, even though we are having a little blizzard today, we have been so lucky this year when it comes to the snow.
 
I did have to cancel my massage for this afternoon and can't get in now til the 23rd and that didn't make me happy but........DH talked to someone that had come in on the interstate and that was down to one lane on each side so I sure wasn't going to try to travel the country roads.
 
My body is sore from play time with the cutest 10 mo old in the world turn but can't say the weather is having an affect on me today. Some days it does and some days it doesn't, can't figure out what causes the weather affect. Some times on a bright sunny day, the few we have had this winter, I will hurt worse than when the weather is bad.
 
Hang in there Shannon it will be spring break before you know it, if you get one this year due to so many snow days.
 
Pam, I think the constant weather change would get to everyone up there even if they don't have fibro. shocked My oldest son has arthritis in several old injuries, especially in one ankle that is put together with plates and screws, and he can predict the weather better than a weather person.
 
Keep busy everyone. I got a tub of old files cleaned out today that I had put off long enough cause it wasn't a job I was excited about doing. I may get my office closet put back together before spring yet.
 
Donna, you need to go shopping to get new boots big enough for three pairs of socks. I have a pair of boots I can barely get on with one heavy pair of socks, don't know what I was thinking when I bought them, well, I must not have been thinking that day is the problem.
 
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Irish Babe
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   Posted 2/9/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
It has snowed 2x here in the last wk, we got hit w/ about 2ft on Saturday alone. We are expecting at least a ft of snow tonight/tomorrow. That should be sitting on top of the sleet we are scheduled to get first. They are talking blizzard here, I have heard that word way too many times this winter already. Enough is enough!
 
In a good winter, I don't want snow. This has not been a good winter at all. I need it to end right now.
 
If it doesn't hurt, I don't own it.
 
God bless.  Alice.

crazykitty
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   Posted 2/9/2010 4:36 PM (GMT -7)   
It is at least 20 degrees colder than it is normally this time of the year in Arkansas.
We had snow yesterday and I'm hurting. Today the sun is shining but cold. I keep telling
myself I am acclimating for my trip to Wisconsin on Saturday. Don't know how I'm going
to deal with that cold. The smiling face of my grandaughter will distract me from the pain!
Hope everyone feels better!

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Southernlady
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   Posted 2/9/2010 5:19 PM (GMT -7)   
We have just received another inch of snow and just read on the news that school will be closed again tomorrow. 
 
Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!yeah
 
God Bless!
Shannon
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Nana Monster
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   Posted 2/9/2010 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I live just down the road from Vesta and this winter has been sooo cold. The first severe cold snap we had it was 46 in my
living room and my toilet bowl froze for the first time in the 20 years I've been here. I live in the middle of an open field and
it gets to be a nightmare sometimes. I don't understand why the plows never get out anymore if it's bad out. You'd think for
safety's sake they'd be out plowing and sanding.....the only time they do that is when the roads are bare (no joke).

The weather fronts have been horrible. I've been awake for the better part of the last 2 weeks at night. Nearly every hour. Last
night I took extra True Calm and Super Cissus and slept almost all night. I only woke up at 2 in the morning and went back to
sleep. Boy, do I get grouchy without my sleep, let alone the extra mood swings.

Keep warm Everybody.

Marlee2
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   Posted 2/9/2010 6:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Shannon, are you blowing that stuff up here??? Tomorrow was suppose to be sunny but now they are saying 30 mph winds and flurries. Thurs is suppose to be sunny, we will see.
 
The neighbor has a snow blower on his riding mower and cleaned our drive out, bless him.
 
I think our town's snow removal budget is $100.00 a winter and since we are the last block in town it will be tomorrow before they get this far.
 
If DH didn't have a 4-wheel drive truck I would be feeling trapped and I don't like that feeling. As long as I can get out if I have to I don't mind this weather, I have more than enough to stay busy with in the house.
 
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   Posted 2/9/2010 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Marlee,

When they plow our streets, they always make sure to fill in the end of my drive. Really deep too. Luckily we have four wheel drive too. Makes it easier to get around.

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Southernlady
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   Posted 2/9/2010 8:04 PM (GMT -7)   
We live on a secondary road and the first two snows of the season they salted and graded our road.  The last two that has fell must have caught them broke.  The only roads that are being worked on is the main road.
 
My dh also has a 4 wheel truck or we would be hurting.  My little bug won't go anywhere on it and that's another story.  It's been in the garage for repairs for the last three weeks and now they say it's the transmission.
 
Spring is surely just around the corner and things will surely start looking better then.
 
God Bless!
Shannon
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Chutz
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   Posted 2/9/2010 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
We sure to live and suffer by the weather, don't we! I'm in Western Washing where we have a marine climate but most winters we do get some snow. This year I think it all stayed in the Midwest. <whew> I do love it, love to watch it come down, to walk in it but not to have to drive anywhere it the stuff. Out here they don't salt the roads. It does so much damage to the under side of cars, hard on the road and it kills the plants along side the pavement. But I do understand why many states must use it or folks would never get anywhere. We do get lots of ice and black ice during the winter months and they now use a liquid that is put on the roads when they are dry and it prevents moisture from freezing on the surface. Neat stuff.

OK, I went way around a cul-de-sac there...lol Even without snow this year we get large swings in barometric pressure. That is murder on this body's fibro and arthritis. Plus the damp is difficult. As the saying in Washington state goes...the way you tell the seasons apart here - if it's cold rain it's winter, if it's warm rain it's summer. The icy dampness seems to go right to the bone! I'm sure the rest of you have felt this kind of cold too.

I've rambled enough so let's all try to keep the muscles warm so the pain won't get out of control.

Warm hugs!
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MrsCavbar
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   Posted 2/11/2010 2:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so lucky, I live smack dab in the middle of the Mid-west (Kansas) LOL I'm even tired of looking at snow. I went to the bank today wearing 3 pairs of pants, 4 shirts, a parka, 2 pairs of gloves, snowboots, ski cap and two pairs of gloves and I was still painfully cold, at 3pm it was 26* with a windchill of 16* cry
Spring can't get here soon enough!
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Southernlady
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   Posted 2/13/2010 8:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't believe it, but we are expecting another three inches of snow starting Sunday and ending maybe Tuesday.  This is the most snow we've had in years.  I think this will make us 11 makeup days of school.   Monday being Presiden'ts Day was one of our makeup days and it looks like we might not be able to go at all.
 
It is really getting depressing but what can I do about it?  I guess just enjoy the beauty of it and sit in the house.
 
Hope everyone has a painfree weekend and a wonderful Valentines' Day.  Enjoy your loved ones and be sure to tell them you love them.
 
God Bless!
Shannon
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   Posted 2/13/2010 7:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Around here, PA with 2 feet of snow, I can get around just fine in my 4x4 truck, but I have to plow out my tenants - about a mile of driveways - on my old Ford 4x4 tractor. I have two plows, one in the front and a drag plow in the rear. I wear a "Mad Bomber" hat with rabbit fur lining and two pairs of sock under my high rubber boots.

Of course 3 hours of plowing does wonders for the fibro! After such a lovely workout, if I don't wake up in the night and take a tramadol or a Vicodin I almost can't make it to the kitchen for my morning pain pills and coffee.

I hired a guy with a truck to do the plowing, but he can't seem to comprehend that you can't just go over the same narrow track again and again and plow the garages and parking spots shut. But then he's laid off from selling greeting cards and I've been doing this for 30 years. I don't want to get a plow for my truck because it beats up the front end. I went through two trucks that way. My diesel tractor takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Maybe I need to run on diesel?
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Southernlady
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   Posted 2/13/2010 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Alcie, I'm not going to complain anymore.  Bless your heart I really feel for you.  What a job you have and probably more snow heading your way too.  You have all my sympathy. 
 
God Bless!
Shannon
Of all the things that I have lost, I miss my mind the most!!!!


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   Posted 2/14/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I live in North Carolina and I have been having more pain lately. I hope its the weather! If not then I am getting worse. At least if its the weather, I know it will improve soon. It cant snow all summer... can it????shocked

Southernlady
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   Posted 2/14/2010 8:36 PM (GMT -7)   
It's starting to snow here again tonight.  We are supposed to get 3 to 6 inches again by Monday afternoon and the other one hasn't even melted off yet.
 
I don't know how much more we can all stand, but what can we do about it.
 
Might as well sit back, relax and enjoy it.
 
God Bless!
Shannon
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   Posted 2/15/2010 8:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Shannon what did you do to upset the snow gods??? devil We got maybe a half inch last night, just enough for the girls to have new snow to play in today.
 
At granddaughter's birthday party Sat. I asked oldest granddaughter if they had let Shayne touch snow this winter (he is 10 mos old needs to experience new things) and she hadn't so youngest son went out and got a plate full of snow for him to play in at the table. The look on his little face when they put his hands in it was priceless but he really got into it before it all melted.
 
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   Posted 2/15/2010 9:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, I must have really aggravated the snow gods, because we got up to another two inches this morning.  No school for the next few days again.  We haven't been to school a whole week since Christmas break.  It's getting ridiculous. 
 
My dh and I haven't eaten snow cream in years because of the pollution, but believe it or not last week he said it was the third or fourth snow of the season so we fixed a big pan of it.  Man is was delicious!!!!!  I was afraid I might glow in the dark that night but I didn't so this morning it is "peppering it down" and guess what?  Yes, he wants to fix another pan of it. 
 
Do you think it is safe?
 
God Bless
Shannon
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   Posted 2/15/2010 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
We older people at the party were talking about snow ice cream but we wouldn't let Shayne put any in his mouth just in case. If you can find a place where there haven't been any animals running through it you might be okay. As much as you have gotten it should be pure. smilewinkgrin
 
We have had snow off and on all day so probably have an inch now but no biggy here.
 
Since I know the area you live in with all the hills and curves I'm sure it doesn't take much to close the schools.
 
I hope you don't have to go til the 4th of July.
 
luv and hugs
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