Getting sad - is there no one here from Minnesota?!?!?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by peachbunnee, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. peachbunnee

    peachbunnee New Member

    I've asked a couple times before, so don't meant to beat a dead horse.... but I can't believe I'm the only person here from Minnesota.

    If you're out there, be brave, send a smoke signal my way. ;)

    I'd sure like to say hi to you!!!!

  2. petsrme

    petsrme Member

    Hi peachbunnee! I have bumped/sent back to the top some Minnesota posts for you. You can also go up to the left hand corner and do search for Minnesota and it will bring up a lot of posts for you.

    PS those bunnies are adorable!!!
  3. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    MN. I grew up there. Have since escaped to sunny CA.

    For a lotta laughs read "How to Talk Minnesotan" by Howard Mohr.

    Or talk to my sister. She sounds just like the gal in the movie "Fargo" and loves bonde jokes.

    (Why is a movie set in MN named "Fargo"?)
  4. nibbernaaber

    nibbernaaber New Member

    Hey Peachbunnee!

    I'm from The Great State of Minnesota! I'm new to this board and I forget to check in sometimes, but would love to chat with you!

  5. Noralyn

    Noralyn New Member

    peachbunne...I like your username!

    I live right on borderline of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin so I am close!! MN is awesome.

    Without giving anything identifiable like a city name, may I ask what part of MN you live in.

    How are you with the wheather conditions in MN during the winter? I know it can get brutal but some cherish it.

    Glad I saw your post!


    Anyone out there from Wisconsin?
    [This Message was Edited on 12/29/2005]
  6. Jen102

    Jen102 New Member

    I have chimed in before as living in MN. Noralyn, you have a great doc in your area--Dr. Karen Vrchota in Winona. I have to drive 3 hours to see her, but she is my doc and is so excellent that is it worth it.

    Do you all have support groups? We get together (a group of about 6-8) once per month. We are south and a little west of the cities about 80 miles--follow the river.

    The warm weather has been nice, but I am ready for sunshine! Sounds like we will get snow today and tomorrow. Blessings to each and every one of you. Jen102
  7. MamaDove

    MamaDove New Member

    I have come to make you laugh (hopefully)

    Everytime I came on and saw your post asking is anyone from Minnesota, I'd start to laugh...

    I'm not, BUT my fave movies were set in Minnesota...


    I have literally watched them over 100 times each, I know every line and love every second of them...Dunno why, just do...

    Would love to visit that area, that lake/river someday...I live in central Maine and that area is very similar to where I live PLUS all the people and wisecracks remind me of my own family (they're all gone now so it helps to make me laugh)JUST FIGURED OUT WHY I LOVE THEM SO!

    I also LOVE your BUNNIES!!!

    I have been contemplating adding bunnies to my family but I understand there may be allergy issues and one of my labs is allergic to everything so I think I may be going with guinea piggies...If I were to get bunnies, I would love those lil ones in your profile...

    They would be known as MamaDove Bunnies...

    Do you have any advice about bunnies for me? I would consider welcoming them if my boy wouldn't have an ill-effects...I would like to keep them indoors too...I would prefer small brown ones too, any ideas I would appreciate...

    From Maine, the frozen tundra too,tehe~Alicia
  8. nibbernaaber

    nibbernaaber New Member


    Hi, I just had to put my two cents in! I grew up just south of Duluth in Carlton- I have since moved to Southwestern Minnesota, sometimes I wish I was still there because of all of the good dr's that are available- we don't have too much down here! I have to go at least 2 hours in any direction to get to a good dr, we are pretty rural here! Oh well, I'm still in Minnesota, I guess that's all that counts!

  9. peachbunnee

    peachbunnee New Member

    So GOOD to hear from you. :)

    I live in the Twin Cities area. I love MN, with the exception of the days when it gets bitter cold. But, I don't mind winter time. I LOVE snow!

    I am in the beginning stages of this whole diagnosis thing. My family practice doc and my psychiatrist have suggested that I have fibro, but suppose I need to see a specialist for confirmation.....? My next step is to see a rheumy, but I just lost my job and my insurance, unless I choose to continue it with COBRA. My mom has fibro, too.
    And it is confirmed that I do have arthritis in my neck. The doc said it's "mild arthritis", but it sure doesn't FEEL mild. :(

    Does anyone know how we can exchange e-mail addies and such?
    I'm kind of new to this board.

    Glad to see all your friendly posts. Hugs to ALL of you!!!!


  10. MimiMLR

    MimiMLR New Member

    I've been on the computer since 1998 and have had fibro since?? Well, who knows buy was DX in 1995. I have not run into a single person from Minnesota myself so when a friend sent me the new study and I clicked on this board and saw your Post? I had to join! I have a group of friends that I've collected over the years but there mostly from Iowa one Chicago one SD, one Cali & last but not least Canada. But in all my travels through the FMS www no Minnesotans! I live 30 miles west of Downtown Mpls. What part of MN are you snowed into? Sending up smoke signals now lol

    Nice To see the word Minnesota on here!

  11. peachbunnee

    peachbunnee New Member

    I'm in the Twin Cities area, south burbs.

    Would be fun to chat sometime.... not sure how to connect though on this site.

    Anyone know?

  12. MimiMLR

    MimiMLR New Member

    When we saw those movies a lot of us in Mound, MN said "wait a minute??" Someone who grew up here told the story of our Dad's too some producer? My dad fit the Jack lemons part almost to a T. And there was a guy named Buckley. Whom my Dad and friends DID tow his fishouse across the lake so when he drove out to fish the next day it was gone!! I found Dead fish in our mailbox as a kid and the practical jokes never stopped. My brother is older than me and has vivid memories of Buckly having a Pole named something similar too the one Walter Matthew s/p had! But as far as Fargo?? Nobody around where I grew up talked like that. LOL You had to go up to the Iron Range to hear them. And trust me the Police would never risk their lives walking around the streets downtown talking to people shoveling!! Oh, one more thing! I went to NORMANDALE! And I didn't meat anyone there who acted or talked like those Uhhh girls?? In the Bar. ha ha ha!

    Glad I Stumbled Upon This,
    Been feeling really down I mean real down!
    Take care All,
    Mimi R.
  13. MimiMLR

    MimiMLR New Member

    I know there are rules on most sites. Since anyone from anywhere who doesn't even have FMS or CFS can look on here and if we posted our direct e-mails they could send virus's so plopping your actual E-mail is risky. I know from a site I belonged to several years ago there was a way to block out everyone so they couldn't see what you were saying on the message boards and we could exchange e-mails that way. That's how I collected my "Sisters" as we call ourselves. We have all traveled in planes trains and automobiles and have all met on several occasions. I am the worst at getting to the get-togethers because I'm the loan MN in the bunch!

    I'll just wait until whomever is monitoring the board pipes in and gives guidance as to screen name protocol.

    But Great To Meet You!
    Mimi R.
    PS. No Spell Checker?? Oh No!!
  14. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    I do believe you can do it there.I have and did not have any problems.I exchanged email address.

    Im In RI .

    [This Message was Edited on 12/30/2005]
  15. ethel

    ethel New Member


    Hi, I'm from Mankato, MN, glad to here of more people from Minnesota. Any others from Mankato?

    Its snowing today so have to go out with the snowblower and clean up the driveway and sidewalk. I can handle that just walk behind the snowblower. But it does wear me out. That is all I'll be able to do today. What a rotten life!!!!

  16. Jen102

    Jen102 New Member

    Did you know a support group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 at the church at the bottom of Stadium Hill on Stoltzman Road? Can't think of the name of it. It is a wonderful group. Hope to see you there. Jen102
  17. janieb

    janieb New Member

    Nearby in Wisconsin. About 1 1/2 hours from Minneapolis. Don't travel much in that direction, but I'm open to e-mail. I've had fibro for about 18 years and diagnosed for 15. Do you ever doctor in Wisconsin? I'm looking for someone who uses Dr. St. Amand's protocol in Wisconsin. Am not having much luck.

    Do you have fibro and constant fatigue?

  18. Nay

    Nay New Member

    Hello Peachbunnee
    I have lived in places as far away as The Philippine Islands and and New MExico...and I have lived in Duluth, Zimmerman, St. Paul, Austin, and Donnelly MN over the years....I spent part of my growing up years in MN....and now after 10 years in north Iowa we still call Minnesota home! I am a misplaced Minnesota gal for now.
    Duluth is my favorite place to see...but the damp and cold would do me in I think for the fibro and CFS. Someone said they have good doctors there though. That would be nice. I am still searching for someone. Minnesota is a beautiful place to live!

  19. racin8fan

    racin8fan New Member

    Hi, I am from Mn. I have had FM for about 7 yrs now. I am in Hastings. I would love to get together or chat with others. There is aot of people in MN with FM. There is also a support group in stillwater at the courage center that meets once a month. Hope that helps someone.

  20. MNRose

    MNRose New Member

    I'm from Northern MN and was diagnosed with FM in 1997. The recent weather is REALLY beating me up but I have found some things that work well for me. I use a vitamin supplement called Emer'gen'C; it is a packet of fizzy substance - MUCH easier to take than pills. I also adhere to a low-carb diet which has made a world of difference. The Rheumatologist thought I would be out on disability by the time I hit 40 but I'm 46 now and still working full time. Keep the faith...........

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