Post Edited (Sherrine) : 9/1/2008 6:40:28 AM (GMT-6)
Hi Pam and Welcome-
I have arthritis in my neck and it can get VERY painful and have had chronic pain for as long as I can remember. I was just diagnosed with fibro this past spring and when it hit it was horrendous. My neck acted up at the same time and the pain brought me to my knees and many tears!!! The worse is over and with the help of this group I have started to enjoy life again.
I'm going to bet your a good grandma also- you may not be able to pick them up but there are other things you can do with them. I got many good ideas from the members and the moderators by either reading posts or asking. My granddaughter was here yesterday while my son went golfing and we had so much fun! We played Hi Ho Cherry-O, Mickey Mouse Bingo, drew on big sheets of art paper, watched her Princess DVD, snuggled and just enjoyed quality time together. When she asks to be picked up we tell her Grandma has a bad back and she is OK with this. I do pick her up once in a great while but I'm very careful.
It does not look like you are on an anti-depressant. I'm taking Zoloft and would not be without it. It is like night and day.
We do understand and it was nice to meet you- let us know how your doing. GamJill
Post Edited (Pamela Neckpain) : 9/1/2008 4:22:48 PM (GMT-6)