Hello to everyone!
Looks like the last time I posted here was way back in December. So much has happened since and yet life continues on. I kinda' dropped off the map while trying to deal with some of the same serious issues many of you are dealing with......fibro/health, family & friends, critical illness, death, serious marriage problems, economy, threat of unemployment, depression.....you name it. I chose to crawl into a shell and disconnect myself from everything and everyone and thus lost interest and passion for this site and it's wonderful people and pretty much everything else outside of my immediate family and myself. I believe it's time for me to regroup, reconnect and re-establish relationships because when you circle your wagons and isolate yourself, you become just that - isolated and feeling alone! Everyone here has always been so caring, loving and supportive and I'm realizing just how much I miss and need that.
I went back and glanced at all the subjects and read some of them in depth all the way back to January. I was so sorry to read about Chuzzle's loss, Karen's stroke and all of the other sad, exasperating and painful things many of you have had to experience and endure. I wish I could have been here for all of you in your hours of need to offer encouragement and support but I got lost along the way and am slowly finding my way back so please bear with me. It's been a long, exhausting and painful trip back to reality but all I have to do is look at Chuzzle's and Karen's experiences to place mine in it's proper place.
On the fibro issue, the vast majority of my pain & discomfort remain under pretty decent control from my weekly glutathione/atp injections. I've been on this regimen now since my December post and all I can say is life is so much better with them than without them. I went through a one month trial period in late December where she stopped the shots to test my body's response and my body went back into full fibro misery. It took six weeks of twice a week shots to get it back to a very manageable comfort zone and now I'm back to once a week injections. I can tell when it's time for the next injection as pain receptors become more sensitive before the injection and calm back down fairly quickly afterward. At 10 bucks a pop, I can only hope that the economy doesn't crater further and cost me my job but it is looking increasingly possible that I have to form a "Plan B" just in case. I still have peripheral neuropathy in my hands and feet that the injections don't help but ibuprofen still works fairly well there so, all in all, things could be far worse.
Hello again my friends and the gentlest of hugs,
Dx'd June 2008 with Fibro, CFS and CEBV (Chronic Epstein-Barr Virus) after many years of ongoing and worsening symptoms......also, previously dx'd sleep apnea, high blood pressure, hypothyroid, low testosterone, high cholesterol, heart arrythmia & migrane/cluster headaches.