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   Posted 6/3/2012 7:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everybody,
 
Starting a new "daily check in thread".  Hope you all join in.  It is fun to read about what others do during their day.  And a great way to get to know eachother.  I hope you all have a great day!!!
 
It is chilly here, been raining for days.  It is suppose to stop this morning and then get sunny.  Yay!!!  It has been raining forever it seems like.
 
Take care all, feel free to join in on this thread...
 
Luv and hugs, Karen
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   Posted 6/3/2012 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sweetie

Hope that rain goes away-no fun walking a dog in the rain and the SMELL-phew!

Screaming nerve pain in left arm this am, tomorrow is xray..pain pills going faster than they should. I cannot wait til wed to read xray with doc and hopefully, find out what we are dealing with, altho I have a feeling more tests will follow. We fibro folks are so used to someone telling us they cannot find anything "wrong"-lol.

Sorry don't mean to be a bummer, but it is impossible to talk w/ hubby so... here I am

Love to all and have a lovely day
Maggie
"We never realize how strong we are, until being strong is the only thing left"
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   Posted 6/3/2012 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope your exrays are clean. Keep us posted. I am worrying about you. But I know all will be well. Nerve pain is a pain in the you know what. I had it before in my shoulder. Took surgery to get rid of it. But I hope you don't have to have that either. Like I said, do keep us posted. I hope you have a wonderful day. Sun is trying to come out here. Yay!!!

Luv and hugs, Karen
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   Posted 6/4/2012 4:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Monday morning...
Rain overnight...cool week expected ahead.
 
Got some gardening jobs done over the weekend.  The weeds really have been popping! 
 
Feral cat has been intruding on our territory.  It was on the deck and had my favorite trapped.  Don't know how to get rid of it, and worry about injuries.
 
Hope you all have a pain free week.
CUL
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   Posted 6/4/2012 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
HI 2 ALL.

HAVE A NICE DAY.

JAMIE
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REMEMBER TO LOVE YOU. BE YOU AND BE TRUE.

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   Posted 6/4/2012 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Same here,

Have a nice Monday all!!!

I don't know Joyce, whey do we park in a driveway and drive in a parkway??? Just trying to stump you Joyce... I am sorry about the farel cat. Do you have a live trap you can catch him in? Sounds like he is trying to move in... Too bad they don't get along...

Jamie I hope you have a nice day too...

Hello to all...

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 6/4/2012 7:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Just a quick reply before heading to work.
 
The feral intruder is part of a colony.  (Hope I'm not repeating myself but...) I've given permission to a neighbor to feed feral cats on my eleven acre property.  He comes twice a day to feed, trap, neuter , vaccinate and find homes for these kitties.  There are probably seven or eight right now.
 
Anyway...one of them has decided to come 'our way' and is not a nice guy.  Don't want to complain to the neighbor...he's VERY sick (with lung cancer) and on O2. When he's hospitalized, his wife or son does the work.
 
Gotta run..CUL

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   Posted 6/4/2012 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Y'all
 
I go to catholic charities pharmacy and recertify, in other words show how destitute I am and get free meds-really a great org.
 
Then off to dreaded chest xray which we w ill see on wed....say a prayer.
 
Took a extra klonopin last night and slept til 8am-what a treat.
 
Gotta run
Tslk to u later
 
Mags

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   Posted 6/4/2012 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mags, hope the arm pain is easily findable and "fixable". I have read about fibro & you and Karen definitely already deal with enough. I don't think you should apologize for telling us about it... that's why we are here! Lord knows I whine enough about the silliest things :)

Gma J.... eww. If I saw Carter pinned down & possible being "taken advantage of"... I'd have an absolute fit. And I mean temper tantrum. That cat needs to stay on his own property- well, at least his side. I hate to say I hope he finds someone else's cat, but uh... I hope he doesn't continue visiting you.

Karen, it's crazy that you have cooler weather. I read in the Farmer's Almanac for our region that June 1-2 would be the hottest days of the month and the 3-6 would be the coolest. It definitely felt nice this morning when I left home, around 78º. We haven't really had much rain.

To all... this weekend, I put a kiddie pool on my balcony. I think it's pretty ingenious. Carter was not a fan. Too bad I can't post a picture. But just imagine, a kiddie pool on a balcony in the middle of the busiest street in the historic district with a pale gal and her pup just chillin in the water :)

I pushed myself to go to mass yesterday. It is hard going alone, but I made sure to take notice of the other people alone there as well so that next Sunday when I struggle going alone, I will remember there were others there as well who most likely felt the same way at one point. I am my sister's confirmation sponsor, so I really want to be there for her in her faith and that it was pushes me. Besides, I always know how great I will feel after going... hence the great mood today.

Hope you all have a great Monday. If not, maybe your Tuesday will rock!

Courtney

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   Posted 6/4/2012 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning everybody,

It is a nicer day here today. Sun is out. Too bad that farmer's almanac wasn't right. But today is nicer. Still not hot. But nice enough.

Thanks for posting all. I love to read how things are going. Maggie good luck with your exrays. Joyce I hope you can get rid of that cat. And Courtney, You are doing good. I am so proud of you. I am glad you went to mass. Even if it was by yourself. Way to go girl...

I hope you all have a great Monday, like Courtney says, if not, may Tuesday Rock!!!

Hugs to all, Karen
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   Posted 6/4/2012 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear All
 
Good news/bad news
 
Good: Pat's brother who is 68 had all his social security and medicare taken from him 18 mionths ago. Florida said he had reneged on court orders for community servie on a drunk in publc 18 years ago and said it was a "FELONY". He has been living on $120/month from a peniosn, apt whre he lived waived his rent and friends and family helped with food etc.  It is not a felony and they had no right to take his $ away but it took us this long to settle this w/ federal gov't. He should get his first ss check in july-hallelujah!!
 
Also my hubby worked at Lowe's before cancer and they want him back for part time position. This would really help out monthly shortfall.
 
Bad news-my pap smear came back..it is ik but there was way too much blood in urine so senfing me to a specialist-scared. Had my x ray and will see it wed.
 
OK just wanted to spread a litle love and joy around-lol
 
Talk to you soon
 
mags

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   Posted 6/4/2012 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
You could have a uti and not know it. I hope it is something simple like that. And nothing serious. I know it isn't the same, but that is how I knew something wea wrong with Jasmine, she had blood in her urine. She had a uti. So I am praying that is all it is.

I hope that your hubby goes back to work part time, I know it would help you so much. He may even enjoy it.

I am glad that your bil got the social security. I hope that they have to pay him some back pay. That would be nice for him...

I hope that your day goes well. How is Katie??? I hope she is good.

Keep us posted on everything. Try not to stress over any of it. I know you got a lot going on medically and otherwise. Try to go with the flow of things, breathe...

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 6/4/2012 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Still kicking here. A bit giddy today :)
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   Posted 6/4/2012 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey there everyone!

Thought I should finally do a check-in, though it will be a short one, today...

I've been M.I.A. for a few days, Karen -- going through an intense trial of stimulants for my CFS and treatment-resistent depression, but so far they've done very little other than make me very weepy, MORE tired?!, and agitated. So I've been coping by trying to sleep through the worst of it (which is difficult because of the agitation). Last day on Adderall XR. Trying something new tomorrow, so with any luck, maybe my next check-in will be more positive. (I hate leaving a negative check-in!)

You're a really special group of people, and I'm so glad I found this forum! Can't believe how many of us are out there -- makes you feel a little less alone, especially when so many "others" dismiss or deny our types of illnesses.

Well, after an incredibly sunny and warm March!!, April & May, June here, so far, has been rainy and cool... Good for the gardens, though!

Take care all!

Cailin
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   Posted 6/4/2012 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea, we had some 80 and 90 degree days in March. So far the rest has been cold and rainy. Today is a nice day though. I planted beans and they are popping up. We need a little more warmth though...

I am sorry that the adderall didn't work for you. It does help me though, I am glad for that. What are you going to try next? I have a girlfriend with fibromyalgia and adderall didn't help her either. She finally went off of it, but she tried provigil. It didn't work for her either. There is also vyvanse. Let me know what you try next.

I hope everybody is having a good day today...

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   Posted 6/5/2012 1:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for this thread Karen.

I feel disquiet about the house move. There is a lot I am not happy about, but I count my blessings that some things are okay.

I'm tired. And I'm feeling quite down on myself and what I see as my life of failures. I understand I have failed because I am mentally ill but I fail to achieve and sustain basic connections.

I am so angry sometimes and I am such a ***** to people to get my own way when something important is at stake. I can move mountains when I have to and I am a formidable opponent. I am a loyal, generous and caring friend but when I'm betrayed my PTSD kicks in and I am stuck in a tsunami of painful emotions.

I can't seem to get my bipolar better despite great psychiatric care. I can't seem to get my PTSD better despite great psychiatric care. Depression distorts most things I see, and the world of pain has it's way and I have to wait until it passes.

One crisis to the next. I don't know how to step back any further than I am an take actions that don't even occur to me to get my life to a better place.

My pain body builds up with each bad experience - how to start dissolving it, combing out the tangles, quelling the storm, I really don't know how. I've been in therapy and on medication for most of my life. I just don't know how to "be" to be successful in this world (besides that ***** persona that does get results but erodes relationships).

Jade :(

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   Posted 6/5/2012 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jade,

Know that this is a slow process. Though you can't observe changes, I am sure that they are going on. Take it one day at a time. Maybe journal some. Write down the feelings that you get when certain things cross your mind. PTSD is stange. It has it's own way of working out. And you are at it's mercy most of the time. But it will work out and you are going to feel better in time. Just don't try to rush it. I found writing about it helped me sort things out. Maybe start a journal if you don't already have one. Keep posting here to because it helps.

Hugs to you...

Karen
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   Posted 6/5/2012 7:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Cailin and Living well

Sorry for your woes..I pray things work out for you.

I go and get my boob smashed like a pancake today for my mammo-lol...no more surprises...urine problem is not infection, that was ruled out already by gp

I am happy tyo report that i felt downright happy yesterday, even amidst the bad news so I hope/pray/beg that it is the effexor...finally a chance to see the sun again!!

I hope everyone has a drama-free day and something makes you laugh and smile!

Love Mags
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   Posted 6/5/2012 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all!

I agree that PTSD is very different to deal with BUT with the right help, it gets MUCH better. I have been in counseling now since september with PTSD and there are still triggers, but there are less than before.

Back on my kick of trying to lose weight... hopefully I will stick to it this time after a month passes. Tonight is the season premiere of one of my favorite shows :) Yay.

Yesterday, I got $5 off a bag of Carter's food which is RARE. He eats the Science Diet & there are never coupons for it, so I got lucky! I try to share the little things with you guys :)

Much love to all- Mags, good luck with the boob smash- luckily, I have a bunch more years before I have to do that! :)

Courtney

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   Posted 6/5/2012 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
I think that they like to start with mamograms when you get in your thirties. That is when I started mine. Haven't had one yet this year, but I iwll. So much fun.

Good luck Maggie... I know how uncomfortable they are... Have had many. lol...

Glad you got the coupon Courtney. Every little bit helps...

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   Posted 6/5/2012 11:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

Hope everyone is well.
Just 'checking-in' today since I'm not feeling too good. My depression seems to be coming back, but I'm trying not too break down.

bayoub2, I hope your x-rays come back okay.

LW, I hope you're hanging in there. Maybe you can try doing something that you enjoy or makes you happy and see if it help. I know it's hard but hang in there. Hope you feel better soon.

Wishing everyone a great day!

Take Care

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   Posted 6/5/2012 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi y'all
 
UA and Jade and Cailin-hope every day gets better for you...have been in a long dark tunnel myself for a long time. Thankfully, I see some light, especially since it looks like some physical challenges are ahead.
 
We are having a yard sale so have been pricinf clothes and books all morning-I hope someone shows up-lol!
 
Off to boob mash, and urologist has called with appt for next week-not sure what the problem is. Wouldn't you just love one month with no doctors?
 
Katie's boyfriend is coming home tomorrow so I have to go to Dollar Tree and get some balloons and silly party hats-lol.
 
Hope all have a good day-I'm outta here
 
Love
Mags

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   Posted 6/5/2012 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Mags, I know I've been in & out but Uhh..

KATIE... BOYFRIEND??? What?!?!? Coming in from where?! Details PUHLEASE!

To everyone checking in here, I'm glad you have joined! And JB1... Let me know what you do to motivate yourself to workout! I neeeedddd it!

Court

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   Posted 6/6/2012 4:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Wednesday morning....
 
Cool day expected.  Crazy weather recently...sun then rain then sun...etc. etc.
Nothing much to report from me.  Just the normal bumps and grinds.
 
 
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   Posted 6/6/2012 5:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Court, I'm so glad your ptsd counselling is working. I am working through a workbook and journal each day and I like my new counsellor who I see once a fortnight. He accepts the complexity of my condition and doesn't attempt to cut off or deny important parts in an effort to simplify the reality of my conditions and situation. I'm taking the courage to heal, and I hope it pays off :)

They don't boobie mash where I live until 50. They give us scans instead because the density of breast tissue makes mammograms very unreliable. I loved telling my elderly friends I had to have a scan because my breast are too firm :P I have persistant UTI's as well Mags - and they really impact on my mental health... my pdoc gets very irritated with my urinary tract. I've been on the urology waiting list for years.

UA, I'm so sad to hear that the depression is having its way with you too. Thanks for your well wishes and my throughts are with you too.

Well done JB1 on exercising to combat numbness - perfect antidote!

Karen, I've taken on your soothing reassurance. One day at a time, I'll take another step to managing my conditions so I can have more of my basic needs met.

Thank you all for your lovely thoughts and sense of good will and mutual support here xx
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