When is enough enough??

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Rascaliggy
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   Posted 4/11/2010 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
 
I do generally believe that we are not given more than we can handle however I sure am being tested on that thought these days. As you can see from my signature below I have a few things on the go right now. I am also in the process on changing pain meds as the ones I am on are no longer working and that is a fun trip in its self. So just to add some more fun to the mix... I have my third thyriod ultrasound this month to see if the noduals have again grown and multiplied and see where that leads to.
I have not had my monthly visitor for approx. a year and a half now but last month I had a bit of bleeding. I already know I have a polyp and I had it checked last year and it was fine then. Mentioned this to my doctor so now with the polyp and the wee bit of bleeding off for another ultrasound. So really with Fibro and all of the othere issues I have on the go lets add a couple more that could lead to the big C or at least some surgery. So as I said in the subject line.... When is enough enough????? shocked
 
I have a lovely daytimer that I take with me everywhere I go. Once upon a time it was filled with meetings, conferences and happy things. Now it is filled with doctors appointments and testsshakehead
 
I also start to see a therapist tomorrow and I am actually looking forward to that:-)
 
Lorraine
 

Fibromyalgia, Panic/Anxiety attacks, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Depression,                       Bi-polar Mood Disorder, Nodules on Thyroid.
 
Lorraine


Hara
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   Posted 4/12/2010 1:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Lorraine, I to wonder sometimes when enough is enough. I use to have a nice normal physically active life until around September of 2007 when I was diago. with Diabetes. We are all here to support you and to help in anyway we can. Sometimes I breakdown and cry for reasons far beyond my comprehension (sp). Over the last 2 1/2 years or so I have also had alot of DR's appointments and DR. Specialists appt. and surgery also. So you see I do understand some of what you are going through as others on here will to.
 
HARA

Acheybody
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   Posted 4/12/2010 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
It's overwhelming. That's why I'm here, too! And this forum has helped me so much in the 6 weeks or so I've been on it. (It says my join date is 2008 but I don't remember that!) Try not to be too hard on yourself, that's one thing I've learned. Hope the therapy goes well.
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harleybluz
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   Posted 4/12/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
It's hard isn't it? I used to have, in my signature, FMS, IC, OA, IBS and working on the rest of the alphabet. It's just amazing how the stuff hits the fan. And for me it all started with the Fibro. Thinking really positive thoughts for you here. Like you said, even or maybe even especially, changing meds is a trip in itself.

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Dagger
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   Posted 4/12/2010 4:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I am handling my health things ok, it's the rest of my life that is starting to wear me down. I'm starting to dread the phone, email, and the mail. I have never been hit with so many things all at once. Uggghhhh.

I am a stress eater. I know it so I should be able to control it better. Nope, I've put on twelve pounds since February.

getting by
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   Posted 4/12/2010 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Try not to be so hard on yourself. Allow yourself to be sad and worried. But try not to dwell on it. I know that you are afraid, but try to have faith. Know that we all care about you and are praying for you. Maybe a nice soak in the tub is in order. Maybe put on some relaxing music, and light some candles. I use to do that and I would be in teh tub forever. Had to run a little hot water as it got cold. lol... But this time for ourselves is so important. Try not to think too much, and take this one day at a time.

Hugs, Karen
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Rascaliggy
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   Posted 4/12/2010 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you so much everyone. Your well wishes and prayers have made me feel so much better. I used to look at this site from afar and see how nice everyone was... now I really feel blessed to be apart of such a great family. There really is no other place or people that can understand what we are going through. I really do appreciate each one of you and I will try to take one day at a timesmilewinkgrin
 
Hugs,
 
Lorraine

Fibromyalgia, Panic/Anxiety attacks, Depression,  
Bi-polar Mood Disorder, IBS, Nodules on Thyroid.
 
Lorraine


Rascaliggy
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   Posted 4/15/2010 8:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
 
Just when I thought I had had enough.....I have been turned down for Canadian Disabilty for the second time. This process has taken almost year and a ton of paperwork. Now I will hire a lawyer and appeal. shocked  This is so tiring and just drains what little energy I have. They want people to give and go away but I won't. I have always be a stubborn gal and I guess I still have some of that left in me.   
 
Lorraine
Fibromyalgia, Panic/Anxiety attacks, Depression,  
Bi-polar Mood Disorder, IBS, Nodules on Thyroid.
 
Lorraine


Hara
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   Posted 4/15/2010 10:23 PM (GMT -7)   

You go girl! Sock it to them. I'm rooting for you again and again and again. If you can keep going then I know I can keep going.

HARAyeah


Acheybody
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   Posted 4/16/2010 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Good for you! I notice you love cats - me, too. I never really appreciated them until Tom came into our lives about 12 years ago. The coolest cat in the world. I could write a sonnet about Thomas but I guess I won't subject you to that.
Debbie
 
  Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes (why?), keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine
  Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
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Hara
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   Posted 4/16/2010 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Acheybody said...
Good for you! I notice you love cats - me, too. I never really appreciated them until Tom came into our lives about 12 years ago. The coolest cat in the world. I could write a sonnet about Thomas but I guess I won't subject you to that.

I have two kitties also. They at times make me laugh and other times I have to get up and try to kill them because they did something wrong. At least they make me move about.
HARA 

Rascaliggy
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   Posted 4/18/2010 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks ladies...I will do my best to keep on rollin.  To be honest one of the things that does help besides my great hubby is my 6 kitties..yes...6. At times having that many drives me crazy...I don't have far to go hahaha...but most of the time their love makes me feel so good.
 
Lorraineyeah
Fibromyalgia, Panic/Anxiety attacks, Depression,  
Bi-polar Mood Disorder, IBS, Nodules on Thyroid.
 
Lorraine


gonuts
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   Posted 4/18/2010 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
:-) H Hi lorraine. I love your sense of humor. That in it self is something that can really help to keep you going. You let me laugh when reading your chats.... I just wanted to thank you for that... and i really hope you get the ssd. We all deserve it. I too have 2 cats. I love them dearly, If i didn't they would be gone already for some of the things they did. tongue I am sending a huge (((((((((((( hug )))))))))))) and hope it goes to everyone here who reads this. Laura :) wink
Cervical spine surgery 2004, C-section 1986, Cholecystectomy 1999, Thoracic and Lumbar injury 2000. Anxiety/depression 2008. Fibromyalgia 2009, Thyroidectomy 2008. Degenerative disc disease. IBS. Asthma, Rheumitoid Arthritis, Sacroillitis, Scolylosis, disc bulge in L5/S1.possible Lupus and/or ankylosing spondylitis. Meds: Lisinophil, xoponex, symbocort, pulmocort, troponal, vitamin 2000 D, Vitamin B complex, Hydrocodone, Tylonal Arthritis, Cymbalta and Lyrica


Hara
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   Posted 4/19/2010 12:18 AM (GMT -7)   

I have two part Siamies kitties and for all that they do or get into I'm suprised I haven't killed them yet. But I also love them dearly and would hate to part with them.

HARA


@rianna
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   Posted 4/19/2010 12:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with this subject too!  I've had days where I'm waiting for extra hands to appear to clean the house and the big answer book to fall out of the sky so it can at least answer why we get chronically sick and how we keep the backbone to walk tall and smile.  I'm not sure if this will help you cope, but I have a cat who acts more human than cat.  Even tho I am allergic to him I still get the biggest enjoyment and love from him than any other cat I have owned.  His name is Duncan (Scottish pride) and he will let you know when it is petting time and what you were doing was not as important anyway.  He lets me hold him like you do a baby over my left shoulder and my husband can hold him like mr. bigglesworth from austin powers.  He'll drag his yellow feather on a stick around like a baby and can only put it on something else otherwise he looks at you and meows like "where do I put it now?"  He crows at you when you come home until you pick him up.  Then he'll race around like something shoved a rocket up his butt because he has to or just went to the bathroom.  He is the funniest thing and the sweetest thing in the world.  I know that if you get a cat like him that he will distract you enough from feeling like the tons of weight is getting to be too much.  I'm sorry if this doesn't help, but to be honest I've been dealing with this since I was 15 and now at 24 I can't remember a time without fibro, heartburn, migraines, arthritic hands and feet, IBS and so on.  Plus my dad has a slight handicap and has helped raise me to believe that you can do anything you set your mind to until your handicap puts a stop to one or two things.  I think it would also help you if you tried to look at it as I have limitations and there seem to be more.  So let's reevaluate what you want out of life.  For me I want to be a casual girl who doesn't always get fancied up to do groceries, an easy job, and at least one child because I don't know if I can give two as much care and attention (cuz I'll never run outta love) as I could with one baby.  My husband helps, but he doesn't have boobs. tongue   Bottomline I, myself, couldn't tell you the ultimate answer to when is enough enough.  But I think that looking at things in a simple light helps you deal with the tons of weight and relax.  My husband's always telling me that I can't sit here and get myself excited because my pains will not totally go away, because getting upset all the time is counterproductive.  I hope you feel better than now really soon!!!

Rascaliggy
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   Posted 4/22/2010 8:38 PM (GMT -7)   
@rianna...thanks so much for your posting. It made me laugh out loud. I am very happy your hubby does not have boobies  tongue  
I have 6 cats and at least a couple that do the very same things that your Duncan does. I loves his Scottish name as i have a ton of Scottish pride as I was born there. I came to Canada when I just  7 and I will be 50...holy crap!!! in June. 
Most of the time I am pretty ok with my lot in life I just think right now everything is coming to a head. I just got myself a lawyer as i really need to amp up the fight against the government for my monies and can't go it alone. I have actaully had a ton of the symptons of fibro since my teens also except for the pain. That did not hit till 2005 and it came on full force.  I just try to live my life one day at a time and love talking to great people like you smilewinkgrin
 
Laura...glad I could make you laugh. Hubby and I try to do it as much as possible. Without humour I think I would go crazy yeah
 
Lorraine
Fibromyalgia, Panic/Anxiety attacks, Depression,  
Bi-polar Mood Disorder, IBS, Nodules on Thyroid.
 
Lorraine


lostnomad
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   Posted 4/23/2010 4:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Lorraine, I could have written your post. I've been reflecting lately about this last year and why things keep piling up. ALOT has changed. Like you, my date book was filled with meetings, conference calls and "busy" things. All that changed April 9, 2009. My calendar logged 54 doctors visits, labs and specialty tests from that date til the end of the year. If you do the math you will see that in 9 months that averaged 6 visits a month, 1.5 visits a week. And this year is looking about the same. With every visit, lab or test comes another diagnosis. There never seems to be an end to it all. But what can you do?

I, too, am a cat lover. Right now I only have one. He is such a handful but I love him. Hubby got him for me in 2004, right after Hurricane Charlie. I was at my lowest point and wanted a cute, cuddly ball of fur. We had a female at the time who was anything but cuddly. She was a biotch! But we loved her anyways! However, I really wanted CUDDLY! Suki turned out to be anything but. Infact, I named him "Ute Suki Ahote", which means "little black wild thing". Turns out my hubby brought home a feral cat who was scared to death of everything. Over the years Suki has adapted to home life but still shows some tendencies towards being feral. Interestingly though, now that Suki is the only cat in the house, he has come to life. He can't meow so he makes this bleeting sound that's so funny. And he demands attention more than ever. Oh, did I mention he weighs more than 20 lbs? And his stomach drags the ground when he walks? He also has a "snaggle tooth" that he purposely catches on you to get your attention. Totally an awesome cat. He makes my days brighter even when everything seems so dark.

The only thing any of us can do is take one day at a time. That's all!!!

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   Posted 4/24/2010 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I love that you all find cats such a comfort! Can't have them because of allergy issues in daughter & granddaughter who live with us but.. I can still love them. Had a series of kitties as a child growing up.

I heard that they are smarter than dogs. I mean really! You would never get a bunch of cats to pull a sled through the snow in Alaska!!!
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Acheybody
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   Posted 4/24/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Dogs have owners, cats have employees!  I don't know what I'd do without my sweet cat, he cracks me up even when he holds a grudge against me for a whole year after we went on vacation! (only me-the one who feeds him).
  Achey 
 
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Jenniferever8
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   Posted 4/24/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hahaha. I love everyones posts about their kitties! I myself have 4 and a little dog as well! I do not know what I would do without them except prob sleep better since they ALL like to share the bed with me and my significant other!

Lorraine- i hope everything works out with yr disability claim, keep fighting for it! And I hope you are staying positive and feeling better! Remember take one thing at a time! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers! :)

Jennifer

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   Posted 4/24/2010 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Loraine!

I also think that your attitude can make or break us. But it's not easy to stay on top of a life with pain. Depression often comes along for a ride with chronic pain. When I say depression I think all of you know that it's not just that "bummed" feeling or being down because of the pain. Depression is a clinical diagnosis and is needs medical care. I think one of the smartest things you are doing is seeing a psychologist. There are also psychologists who special in chronic pain, for those who are interested.

I do wish you well and hope things begin to turn around for you!
Chutz
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Rascaliggy
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   Posted 4/26/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
 
Thank you for your prayers and good wishes. You are all so lovely. :-)
I love all of the kitty talk. I too do not know what I would do without mine. My 18 year old boy is having trouble walking and he reminds me of me. I take extra special care of him just like hubby does of me.  
I have been diagnosed with clinical depression which in a way is a good thing. I only say this because it will help with my disability claim. I have my first lawyer appointment tomorrow to talk about my appeal. I will let you all know how it goes.
 
Hugs to you all,
 
Lorraine  
Fibromyalgia, Panic/Anxiety attacks, Depression,  
Bi-polar Mood Disorder, IBS, Nodules on Thyroid.
 
Lorraine

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