Hello, here I am again in the wee hours of the morning. Insomnia has struck again.
tyno, thank you for the welcome. I hope to find all that you have found here too. It is hard going it alone. Regarding the ME, I received a newsletter from P.A.N.D.O.R.A., Inc, (Pandoranet.info/) Since 2006 they have been trying to get a name change for CFS-to give it a name that more closely reflects the severity of the condition. A name that will hopefully remove the stigma the illness has received. Anyway, no one (Advocates, Doctors, researcher, insurance Co, etc.) seems to be able to agree on a name. ME stands for Myalgic Encephalopathy or some like Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Others just want to keep it Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. So, the new name will be ME/CFS. Starting in January 2009, there will be a big campaign to get the name out there. So, that pretty much was that part of the newsletter. LOL
Danielle-Yes, I wish Maeve Binchy would get another book out, I love her writing. Since you like Maeve Binchy, you will love Rosamunde Pilcher. She is exactly like M. Binchy. My favorite novels by R. Pilcher are "September" & "The Shell Seekers". I think you would like Belva Plain too. I had never read anything by her until recently a friend told me she was good.
GamJill-Where abouts in Montana do you have land? I live in the Northwest corner of Montana, in the mountains. I think it is very beautiful. I have heard Minnesota is also a beautiful place. For me, it is the only reason I can last the winters here. I just wait for Spring & devour the seed catalogs in the meantime.
Marlee-How was your son hurt so bad? Is he getting along ok? It must have been a terrible time for you as well.
My daughter, Misty, has Fibromyalgia, MCTD-which is Lupus, Scleraderma & Dermatomyocitis, she also has Rheumatoid Arthritis, HOS, & was recently dx'd with asthma. But she is my inspiration. She has been ill for all of her life & just has such a good attitude. She has 2 kids & just lives one day at a time & most people don't even know she is sick. They are always so surprised to find out. So, I have learned from her how to live with illness.
Love & hugs to all, Denise
I have: Fibromyalgia, CFS, Hot-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.