fibro family grins and bares it

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   Posted 9/11/2010 12:34 PM (GMT -6)   
As a group, I think we are some tough cookies. We all have our own challenges
but we are strong. Sure there are somedays we might be feeling overwhelmed
but we pick ourselves up and "keep on Keep'n on."
I think all of us have a goal in common...trying to make each day a good one,
doing what we can to feel better. Knowing we have eachother for genuine
caring and support is a definate plus. I think we are finding out we can have a
good life in spite of pain.  I'm proud to be a part of such a wonderful family.
Thank you all for making my life better!
Hugs, Robin wink

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   Posted 9/11/2010 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree, Robin! Thank you for reminding me that I have the power to make my world a more positive place.
All you really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
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   Posted 9/11/2010 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Robin thanks for posting this. Sometimes we all need reminders of how blessed we are, I know I do!
Dx: Fibro, HTN, Depression, IBS, Lupus like symptoms

"The Lord is close to the broken hearted and He saves those whose spirits have been crushed" Psalm 34:18

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   Posted 9/11/2010 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Robin thanks for this post. I really am greatful to be able to be a part of this group. You guys have given me so much support and I feel the prayers that you are sending my way. Love everyone here
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)

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   Posted 9/11/2010 3:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the positive post. I think we all needed this.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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   Posted 9/11/2010 4:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Robin. Well said!! I'm proud to be a member, too.

...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

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   Posted 9/11/2010 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I am proud to be part of this diverse family of very good folks!!!  It seems like I am back to my OLD self, busy from 10:00 am until about 10:00pm.  I am pushing through quite a lot but I am realistic and know there will be a crash skull one day.  Could be a small one or it could be a whopper.
Either way I know that I can talk about it on here and many, or should I say all of you'all can relate and that is comforting.  Thank you!!

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   Posted 9/12/2010 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   

You inspire me! I hope to be saying that very same thing very soon. It seems like I'm back to my old self! You know that is exactly where I was when I got knocked down again in June. I have been pushing hard for the past 2 years and I've been debating going back to work. You have helped in the decision, I retire in about 2 years, so if I can go back and hang in there till then and keep pushing and asking Jesus to help me each day...How can I loose? I am so thankful for this site..all of you just light me up! It is so comforting to know that we aren't alone and we aren't going nuts! This is real and it sucks! But with the Lord and my new found friends we can encourage each other and living life!

have a blessed week everyone!


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   Posted 9/12/2010 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
What a great post...thanks for sharing your positive motivation.
Trying to keep my focus...

Fibro, deg/bulg discs in neck, rotator cuff tear, exteme nerve pain in hands after carpal tunnel on both, multiple foot surgeries with pain still, IBS, tension headaches, (Lap band)

Savella, MS contin, Vicoden, claritin, prilosec, flonase, vitamins, calcium

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   Posted 9/12/2010 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new here.  And I have found that this family here has been awesome.  It is nice to know that I am talking with others that are going thrugh the same thing that I am going through.  All we can do is be positive.  I got a post from someone the other day that told me that I need to not think about things that I know is going to happen, and rather not thinking about the stages of the f/m that i go through.  It was so touching to me, that it made me think, she is totally right.  I need to send her a thank you.  I have not been on all weekend.  Hope you have a great Monday...

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   Posted 9/12/2010 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Robin, you are so right. It's nice to have positive vibes sent out.
Thanks for that.
Hugs, Deb
DX:Fibro, RA, Degenerative disc disease, carpal tunnel, ulnar tenndinitis, bulging discs (L4 & L5), osteopenia, depression & Breast cancer survivor.
MEDS: femara,neurontin,ativan,plaquenil, prednisone,percocet,fluoxetine
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   Posted 9/13/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I couldn't agree more!!! I feel like each and every day we get up and walk hand in hand dealing with the new days tasks and requirements. You guys are all the best!!!

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   Posted 9/13/2010 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
One thing I know for sure...We all have courage and we all are strong and the
support we give eachother can only make us stronger. We are family!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements

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   Posted 9/13/2010 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   
The people here ARE awesome. I have learned so much, and there is always a shoulder (or two or three or four) to cry on or lend support. We are some tough cookies (but with sweet, soft filling inside) smilewinkgrin

Thanks for the encouragement.


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   Posted 9/13/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -6)   
This is a wonderful thread, Robin.  Yes, we all are very strong people and we can be in charge of this lousy illness!  We can look forward to each new day with anticipation and it WILL turn out far better than if we expect it to be a lousy day.  That's how I've made it this long AND I've had a full and enjoyable life to boot! 
I'm glad we have found one another and can offer a helping hand.
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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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   Posted 9/13/2010 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed
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