How many Cindy's are out there?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by UPK5, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. UPK5

    UPK5 New Member

    I have read about the Nancy post twice. But I never asked about my own name.

    So I decided to see how many Cindy's we have with FMS or CFS.

    It is an interesting diversion from all of our pain problems.

    I am a real Cindy by the way, not a Cynthia. I work with pre-schoolers and sometimes I tell them my name is short for Cinderella. I don't think I could get that glass slipper to fit on my swollen foot now. Shhh, the kids don't have to know.

    Looking forward to meeting more Cindys.

    Smiles for miles,
  2. sickasadog

    sickasadog New Member

    I am not Cindy, but have a friend named Cindy! ;-)
  3. sickasadog

    sickasadog New Member

    my friend cindy also has Fibro, that's why I'm mentioning it!
  4. UPK5

    UPK5 New Member

    Hi Sick as a dog,
    Thanks for letting me know about your friend Cindy. I am still wondering how many Cindys are on this message board.
    I hope you are feeling better and soon will not be sick as a dog. How sick is a dog anyway? I don't have one.
    To your health,
  5. Cindyvr

    Cindyvr New Member

    Hi My name is Cindy I was diagnossed with Fibro in June of this year..Real name is Cynthia but NO ONE is allowed to call me that!!! LOL
  6. UPK5

    UPK5 New Member

    Hi Cindy,

    So glad another Cindy responded. I checked your profile, and I see you became a member on my wedding anniversary. So, we have 2 things in common. The same name, and June 22nd is an impt. day for both of us.

    I am sorry you have FMS, but I am glad you have found this messge board and I hope you find the information helpful. There are many people who suffer with various problems related to FMS and CFS. I hope you are able to get relief and ideas from others who have been in your place.

    I find the board very informative. The members are friendly and willingly to lend their support and ideas when needed.

    Where do you live, Cindy? Who diagnosed your FMS and what kinds of treatment have you had so far? Have you found relief? I am interested in finding out more about you.

    Thanks again for responding.

    From one Cindy to another, Feel better!

    With gentle hugs and smiles,
  7. cindymindy

    cindymindy New Member

    Live in Indiana. Have had fibro for long time but just diagnosed last year. I'm not a Cynthia either, just a Cindy Lou. Whats your middle name?
    My dad used to call me Cinderella. No glass slipper here though.
  8. UPK5

    UPK5 New Member

    Hi Cindy Lou
    How are YOU?

    My middle name is Diane. My older brother wanted my mother to name me Diane, so she let his choice be my middle name.

    Once when I told the kids I was teaching, Cindy was short for Cinderella, one kid called me "Little Mermaid", by mistake! I decided to try another idea.

    I love to rhyme, so sometimes I tell them Cindy rhymes with Windy (like the weather).

    I live in NY. How is Indiana? What kind of work do you do, or do you do work?

    Nice to meet you Cindy Mindy or Cindy Lou.
  9. UPK5

    UPK5 New Member

    Nice to meet you too. I have been getting bits and drabs of Cindy responses. It is always nice to meet another Cindy.

    I just read your bio and read you have a son with ADD. I have a son with ADHD too. He has been taking Adderall for years. He is now 16 and is has come a long long way. He is trying hard to master his social skills. Academics have always been his forte. Friends and social relationships were not so easy.

    I lived in the DC area for 10 years. I went to college there. I met a lot of army (and other services) brats there. What a terrific experience to live all over the world. I hope you enjoyed your unique childhood. Do you have a favorite area that you had lived in?

    How do you manage, Cindi, without working and rasiing 3 kids? I would imagine you have a tough time. I hope you have help and support at home.

    Again, nice to meet another Cindala! Sometimes, my friends, call me that.

    Take care,
  10. cindy41

    cindy41 New Member

    I am a Cynthia, but have been called Cindy all my life. Diagnosed with CFS and possible MS in 1999. Became ill in 1993 after a bout of walking pneumonia. Good to meet you.
  11. UPK5

    UPK5 New Member

    Dear Cindy,

    My my, no wonder why you like napping. You wake up at the crack of dawn. I read your profile and see you have a delightful sense of humor. Having a sense of humor is so important in life, and very helpful to get through some of our hard days.

    I too, have 2 teenagers. It's amazing to think my kids have grown so old, so fast. I have 2 sons, one is 13 and one is 16. Both of them are taller than me now, and they are still growing. I stopped growing when I was 12. They do try to help when they see I am incapacitated.

    Nice to meet you, Cindy!
  12. UPK5

    UPK5 New Member

    Good Morning, Cindy

    I just read your message. It must be hard raising 3 children by yourself. I noticed you said you recently got divorced. Do you think the stress of your marriage, brought your Fibro on? Stress is a BIG contributing factor in this world of pain. Also the stress of raising a child with ADD can get to you. I learned what "anxiety" was, after I had my son.

    How old are your kids? How does your son, get along with his sisters and his dad?

    My son with ADHD has come such a long way. He has become extremely organized. We were able to prove that the local school system didn't have a suitable program to educate him. According to NY state law, every child is entitled to an appropriate education. Jason, was too smart for special ed., and his ADHD prohibited from learning in a large classroom. He needed a small, academically challenging program. We were awarded non-public school funding for him. He has been in private school (paid for by the board of ed.) since 5th grade. It has made a tremendous difference in his life and thus the whole family's life. He is a pleasure (most of the time) to have around.

    I hope you are feeling okay. We are having gorgeous weather in NY this weekend. Hope it is beautiful in Ohio too.

    Feel Good!

  13. gramaT

    gramaT New Member

    I just wanted to say "Hi" I grew up in NY. Victor, near the Finger Lakes area (upstate). I have a lot of relatives still there altho all of my 8 sibs have moved away. I now live in central Illinois. I miss New York. Its a beautiful state. You sound like a wonderful person.
    You have a rewarding job too. I have four grown children including twin sons who are both in the military, one in Germany and one in Korea.

    I take Cymbalta and Oxycontin. I would love to do the FFC thing someday if I can afford it. I took care of elderly in their homes for the past 12 years.

    btw, I have a friend named Cindy Lane
  14. UPK5

    UPK5 New Member

    Hi Carolyn,

    I too, am interested in going to an FFC center. I live about 2 1/2 hrs. from Philadelphia without traffic. My friend goes and feels she has gotten the most thorough evaluations and their extensive treatment plans are superior than any specialist she has gone to. I am hopeful that the center in Stamford Conn. will open this month and I will be able to have an eval. and treatment there. It is much closer.

    Do you live near a center? Keep me updated, if you decide to go.

    Also, now with gas prices sky rocketing through our wallets, I am not looking forward to driving very far. They say, the prices are NOT finished rising. When will it end?

    I have never been to Victor, NY. It sounds like a pretty place. Do you still have family in NY? Do you see your children overseas?

    Thanks for your response. It is nice to meet you.

    I noticed there were so many Nancy's, I was curious what kind of response I would get if I asked for people with my name. Carolyn and Cindy, but start with the letter "C", just like Cookie Monster!

    Cheers - to your health - Carolyn,
  15. JimB

    JimB New Member

  16. pumpkinpatch

    pumpkinpatch New Member

    Hi Cindy:

    Another Cindy here. Christened Cynthia but go by Cindy.

    I've been doing the FFC protocol for almost 3 months now.

    They did extensive testing and found lots wrong with me.

    I have phone consults now every 6 weeks and probably will fly back to Denver at some point. Last week was re-tested to see how my levels have changed.

    It's expensive but if I can get a fraction of my life back it's all worth it!

    I've been making subtle changes, it's not an overnight cure.

    Can't wait to get back to work.
    [This Message was Edited on 09/04/2005]
  17. UPK5

    UPK5 New Member

    Hi CindyCor,

    What is the cor for? I just looked at your bio, and saw your picture and all the handsome men in your life. YOU LOOK SO HEALTHY!!! Isn't it weird, that people can look good on the outside, and not feel so good on the inside? Was that picture just taken 2 days ago? Great picture.

    I read you're from Canada, and you mentioned you flew to Denver for treatment at the FFC. How far was that for you to travel? How does long distance treatment work? How long did it take before you noticed a change?

    Of course, getting the proper treatment and getting your life back on track is more important than anything else.

    I just don't understand how they can treat you from such a far away distance.

    What kind of work were you doing before you got FMS and needed to stop working? I noticed you are anxious to get back to work, but I wondered what kind of work that is.

    Nice to meet another Cindy. I think we have quite a few on this message board also.

    Hooray for Cindys!

  18. UPK5

    UPK5 New Member


    Do you have any Cindy's in your life?

    Thanks for the friendly greeting.

    Hope you are having a good day.

  19. pumpkinpatch

    pumpkinpatch New Member

    I'm in the middle of organizing my bedroom, WOW what a mess! I just went to Walmart and bought one of those 3 drawers on wheels so I have all my meds, supplements etc. all in one place!

    Anyway I have noticed that I look a little better in pictures. Not so deadly looking! My skin is getting softer.
    Anyway yes the picture was just taken. We bought this Canon digital camera and it takes great photos.

    I was working part-time at the postal service and haven't worked in 2 years. Too sore and dizzy.

    I flew to Denver, 2 hr. flight for me. I think once your hormonal levels, immune deficiencies and any bacterial or viral infections get adjusted things start to improve. I'm attacking everything at once so it's costly right now.

    Nice to meet another Cindy

  20. UPK5

    UPK5 New Member

    Hi Cindy,

    I look at my bedroom everyday, and think... gee I really need to organize this place. I need to dust it and clean it. When my fibro was flaring everyday without any relief or breaks, there was no way I felt like doing anything. Now I am grateful that my pain level has diminished. It is NOT gone, but it is not any where near the intensity it was for a year and a half. And I haven't gone to the FFC yet!

    I have been doing a little bit more around the house as I feel better, but definitely NOT enough. In fact, my 16 year old son, just walked in my room and commented how he noticed I am on my computer and HAVE NOT made my bed today. He is my son with ADHD who is hyper-focused right now. He said, Sunday is his day to get things done around the house. I guess I better start cleaning too, or I'll be in BIG trouble!

    Hope you are having a nice day in Canada. The weather is GORGEOUS in New York, I want to go out and play!

    My mom, just took a vacation to the Canadian rockies and LOVED her trip. She said it was so gorgeous and breath taking! My mom doesn't understand FMS. She is 75 years young, plays tennis daily, dances, goes to theatre, walks or goes to the gym almost everyday, does crossword puzzles, plays bridge... almost never sits still. She looks and feels great.

    She wonders if we are related sometimes! LOL

    Keep smiling,

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