I'm out of my flump

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   Posted 8/18/2007 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone.  I'm out of my flare/slump (flump) and feeling much better emotionally.  I'm enjoying my self-help books and I'm finally considering a diet change.  When I start working from home I will have time to actually cook instead of eating all the processed crap I eat now.  Thanks again Ladies for helping me through the flump!
Dx: SLE diagnosed 2005, major depressive disorder, diabetes, fibromyalgia, gerd, sleep apnea, hypertension, IBS
Tx: plaquenil, methotrexate, Imuran, prednisone 10mg, flexeril, prozac,  celebrex, lisinopril, actos, lipitor, nexeum, seroquel, arthritis tylenol  PRN: ambien, neurontin, promethazine, xanax
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             Better living through chemistry :D    Donna

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   Posted 8/18/2007 8:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad to hear things are starting to go better for you. It's amazing how quick this illness can get us down. It's quite a rollercoaster ride because for me, I notice that my mood seems to fluctuate with how I'm feeling physically so it can be a wild ride sometimes.

You must have gotten some good books. I need to get some lupus books, including Dr. Wallace's book.

I hear you about the diet thing. I had been pretty good earlier this year about cooking some pretty healthy meals, but this last month or so, it's all gone down the toilet. Last night I made chicken nuggets and fries for the kids (that's about as yucky and processed as you can get) and my son said, "it's good to finally have a decent meal again" I laughed out loud because if that's what my kids considered a good meal, then I must have been doing a pretty poor job of throwing meals together for them lately.

I'm really hoping that working from home will give you the break you need and will help your body get the rest it needs. Keep us posted on how things are going. ((((Hugs))))
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   Posted 8/18/2007 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
That's great news Butterflake!
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   Posted 8/18/2007 12:04 PM (GMT -6)   


   That's great news!! yeah I hope you continue to get better with each passing day. Enjoy yourself and take care. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

                                                      ((Hugs)) Babs

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   Posted 8/18/2007 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Donna! that is wonderful news. So when do you start working at home? I bet that really helps with fatique but try to get out when you can. It's not good being couped up to much either. I actually have gotten out the past couple of weeks and it has helped my head alot. boy when i get home though I'll set down and slowly sink away into the chair. I'm so happy you found some books that are working for you. A good attitude does alot for a person.
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   Posted 8/18/2007 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Donna:

Just wanted to say that's great news! I hope you continue to feel better each day that passes. Good luck with working from home. I'm sure it will make a huge difference in how you feel.

Take care,
dx fibro, SLE, glaucoma, cateracts, bells palsy, depression, migraine headaches, gastreopaersis, chronic anemia, MDS (Blood Cancer). Mediport and tons of meds.

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   Posted 8/18/2007 11:55 PM (GMT -6)   
The Flake is flyin' again--yahoo!

Seriously, that's good to hear. I got myself a couple of relaxation/self hypnosis type CDs a few weeks ago. They have been helping me with stress which tends to lead me down the depression path. I'm glad the self help books you got are hitting home for you. Basically, if we could just quit going to doctors, I think we'd all feel a lot better!

Keep us posted on your new work at home set up.

xoxo emmie

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Audrey Ann
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   Posted 8/19/2007 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Great news, Butterflake! I love your "flump" word. You are very "punny" (pun/funny)!

All my prayers! Audrey Ann
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   Posted 8/20/2007 10:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Wonderful Donna... I just love good news :-) I hope you can continue to feel really good. I know that working from home will help you tremendously and hopefully will allow you to take it easy and get you better. I have also been trying to eat better foods as we used to eat processed or fast food at least 3 nights a week... now we have worked our way down to just 1 night a week and its made a huge difference.

Here's to staying out of the flump!!

Take Care
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