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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 10/8/2008 5:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all! I actually found this site while researching MS - I think I may have symptoms of it so I joined to ask questions on that forum.

I thought I'd come in here and introduce myself, as I was diagnosed with FM almost 2 years ago.

I am a 32 year old preacher's wife. I used to be a paralegal, but had to stop working due my FM and also a panic disorder.

I love to sing and have recorded a few songs (they were never marketed so you won't hear them on the radio, turn ). I enjoy gardening when I'm able. I also like to write bible studies and articles for my blog and Christian messageboards. I teach a ladies class at church. I used to hike when I was able.

I have one child in high school and one in elementary school.

Hey, a smurf! smurf How cool is that?

Anyway, I look forward to getting to know y'all!


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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 368
   Posted 10/8/2008 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
You sound like you have a busy life, I hope the fibro doesnt affect it to much in future, anyways just wanted to say welcome.   sue2z

Fibromyalgia, ulcerative colonitus, arthritus, bi-polar
norspan patch, valium, prothiedon, lyrica

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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 1771
   Posted 10/8/2008 6:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Grace and welcome.  This is a very warm and friendly place and a great source of information on fibromyalgia.
It sounds as if you have a wonderfully fulfilling and interesting life.  I look forward to getting to know you on this board.
Hugs -
Austen :-)
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen
Fibromyalgia, 2 back surgeries, Meniere's Disease, 30+ kidney stones, GERD, IBS, Asthma, Allergies, Endometriosis, Heart Arrythmia, Myofascial Pain, TMJ.

New Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 10/8/2008 7:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Haha, no, not busy at all. Pretty slow, actually. Most of my days are spent on the computer or couch.

"Push and crash" is the story of my life - I think I'm still in denial! lol

Thanks for the warm welcome!

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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 6056
   Posted 10/8/2008 7:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Gracie! I'm really one of the grumps around here but I'm gonna' tell you to do your best to stay off of that couch! The less we do, the less we are able to do! This is critical or I wouldn't be telling you. With fibro all we want to do is sleep and get comfortable. If you do this you will become bedridden. Walk the dog, dust the furniture, swim at the Y, do anything on a regular basis to keep you limber. I know it hurts, but if you don't keep moving, pretty soon you won't be able to!

Oh, and welcome to HW!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

New Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 10/8/2008 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, yes, I do things around the house to keep me active, too! :) I especially like walks with my family, but it's starting to get too cold. The chill in the air makes me feel like a bruise from head to toe! I'm not looking forward to hybernating...I just LOVE the Summer!

Thanks for the welcome! :)
After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace...will restore and strengthen you. 1 Peter 5:10

Fibromyalgia, TMJ, Panic Disorder

getting by
Forum Moderator

Date Joined Sep 2007
Total Posts : 41844
   Posted 10/9/2008 3:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Grace,

It is wonderful to have you aboard. I am so happy that you found this site. It sounds like you are doing all of the right things, so hopefully you can keep the fibro at bay.

For some of us, you do sound busy. I couldn't do nearly as much as you do. But I am so happy that you are capable of doing what you do get done. It sounds like you lead a very productive life. I am happy for that.

I hope that you keep posting, and I am hopeing that you can continue your church functions. That is so important.

Best wishes for a wonderful painfree day,

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

New Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 10/9/2008 5:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the welcome, Karen!

God bless,
After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace...will restore and strengthen you. 1 Peter 5:10

Fibromyalgia, TMJ, Panic Disorder

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1279
   Posted 10/9/2008 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Grace and welcome-

I have been off work since last spring when the fibro hit. Slowly getting better and better. I just now am going to try working very parttime.
This body of mine has to keep moving or I feel worse. Me too, I like to walk and I decided I am going to walk at the Mall this winter so I don't lose the mobility I have gained so far.
Summer is my favorite time of year also, and just thinking about the winter makes me cold!
Sherrine, one of our moderators lives in Florida and we keep threatening her we are all going to come and stay for the winter- and that means 5 or 6 months!
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, TMJ, Arthritis/neck, SAD
Zoloft, Tylenol 4000 mg., Darvocet  

Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 637
   Posted 10/9/2008 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Grace and welcome to the board. I don't visit this board as often as I should but thought I would welcome you to the board.
Lortab,ambien,elavil,reglan and neurontin.
spinal conditions: Scolosis,herniated discs,spinal blockage,Spinal stenosis,bursitis and arthritis

Forum Moderator

Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17501
   Posted 10/9/2008 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Grace, welcome to the fibromyalgia forum!  I see you have met several members but we have many more and they all have great ideas to help live a full and enjoyable life with fibro.
When you said, "y'all" in your original post I thought we've got another Southerner on board!  (We have another wife of a pastor on this forum so you two have a lot in common.)  But then you talked about cold.  Yuck!  I agree with you.  I lived in the north most of my life but now live in Florida and things are getting mighty nice down here...y'all!  smilewinkgrin
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibromyalgia and it could help you.  Also, Jeannie is absolutely correct in saying you have too keep moving!  You will definitely feel better if you do. 
Meanwhile, read and ask questions.  That's what we're here for.  I'm so glad you joined us and I hope to hear more from you soon!  (P.S....check out our MS forum on HealingWell.  There are good people there, too!)
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

New Member

Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 13
   Posted 10/9/2008 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to all for the welcome!

Yes, I am in the south. When I mention the cold, I'm speaking of any temps below 65! That's a chill in the air to me! I am in Oklahoma.

Thanks for the suggestion about the MS forum - I went over there yesterday to ask a question.

This seems like a great support community!

After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace...will restore and strengthen you. 1 Peter 5:10

Fibromyalgia, TMJ, Panic Disorder

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