Greetings one and all...
Yes, I'm still a member of the living and yes, I know I've been MIA for the past month or so. I've been busier than a bed bug in a brothel.
Since I went back to work, full time, w/ a one hour a day commute I haven't had much time to spend with you.. my dear friends and fellow fibromites. And a lot has been developing over these past few weeks.
As many of you know I lost my best fur-friend, Zeke, and it broke my heart to bits. It was very stressful. He really was a great dog, followed me every where and had a 6th sense of my needs. He can never be replaced but my husband and I decided that it would be a good idea to check out the dogs at our local Humane Soc. We brought a little guy home and named him Micky. Now, Micky had a horrible start in life, he's only 1 year old and must have been abused terribly by a man, because he's terrified of my sweet husband (husband is 6'5" and a gentle giant of a man). Micky has some serious healing to do and we're doing our best to be extremely patient with him. One of his biggest problems is entering the back door of our house. As soon as he gets to the door he freezes and just can't seem to make it through the threshold. If anyone has some suggestions on how to make Micky more comfortable around my husband and getting through the back door please HELP!!! I have a call into an animal trainer but $$ is really tight right now.. so I can use all the free advice there is.
So May has basically sucked for me. My husband lost his job after 31 years. I went back to work full time which comes with its stesses, my best fur-friend died suddenly and just to put a little more icing on the cake, I got my MRI results back and I now have degenerative disc disease. I'm glad this month will be over and done with in a couple of days. Hopefully no more bad things will happen in the months to come.
But this is the remarkable part.... I haven't flared!!! Now I don't know if I will after the "storm"... you know how we can be strong during the crisis and then have the melt down when its over.. so we'll wait and see. But... I'm praying that I will get through this rough patch without a scratch.
I HAVE been having some terrible back pain.. but I think that's due to the DDD (degenerative disc disease). When I'm having a bad bout with my back my legs get very painful and weak.. but I know the difference between back problems and fibro.
Things at works should start settling down after next week and I'll be able to hop back on to the forum more often.. YAAAAY!! We had our golf outing yesterday and I worked for almost 11 hours straight... fortunately I was given an easy task during the outing .. all I had to do was sit and watch a hole for the hole in one shot (of course no one made a hole in one), so most of the time I was just sitting under an umbrella enjoying a beautiful day. But I was still not in my comfy chair at home.. and it was a long day.
OK... enough about me.. how are all of my favorite fibro-mightys doing??? Drop me a post and fill me in on how things are going for you. I think of all of you all the time and miss our little "conversations".
Be well and for now.. gentle hugs,
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown