I'm from Connecticut

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Kay31, May 18, 2006.

  1. Kay31

    Kay31 Member

    Born and raised in Connecticut....about 10 miles outside of Hartford...
  2. jgcd11

    jgcd11 New Member

    Hi Kay! I was born and raised in Middletown and and now reside in Cheshire. I have been stuggling with Fibro for the past six years. There are not many from Connecticut that post. Like you, I'm in my early 60's and am no longer able to work. Life has been very hard but I keep plugging along one day at a time. It is nice to know there is someone else from Ct. on line. jgcd11
  3. kimfibro

    kimfibro New Member

    i'm in westfield, massachusetts. the next town south from me is southwick. then the connecticut border! takes about 30 min to get to bradley.

    been struggling w/fm and osteoarthritis in my back for years and years. diagnosed last summer though.

    just popping in to say hi neighbor!
  4. IntuneJune

    IntuneJune New Member

    I live in Rhode Island but my BEST friend from junior high school lives in Cheshire and we visit as much as we can!!

    She on Staff at Quinnipiac (sp?) University.

    June
  5. shelby319

    shelby319 New Member

    I was born in Michigan but moved here when I was 4 years old, so I have been here for a very long time now, seeing I'm 58!!!
    I am about 8 miles from the Uconn "Huskies" College, where I also attended and my father taught there, so we lived right on the campus grounds back in those days.
    Anyone of you go to the Buckland Mall to shop? I go there quite often, but now its gotten so big and too many stores that the traffic is unbearable!! I'm also not crazy about the driving part either!! Thats where my good ole husband comes in handy!!LOL!!
    I hope everyone is feeling pretty good today~~~
    Shelby

  6. kirschbaum26

    kirschbaum26 New Member

    Hi Kay:

    I was born in NYC and raised in Darien and Connecticut. I love it there and would love to be able to live there. I still have lots of friends and a step-mother in Southbury.

    I miss the serenity of Connecticut. I live in LA County and think that it might have a lot to do with my FMS as well as other problems.

    Ingrid
  7. Yucca13

    Yucca13 Member

    I grew up in Cheshire. Moved to California 39 years ago, but still feel like that it is my 'real' home. Have lived in a high desert in California for 34 years now and wish I could escape. I've served my time. Maui would be a nice change (where our son is).

    I keep in touch with a friend from high school who's brother is half owner of the Waverly Inn. She says that I wouldn't recognize it because it has grown so much. One of these days I'm going back to see the autumn leaves!

    Val
  8. anemella

    anemella New Member

    I'm not sure if I'm posting correctly, I'm new to this. I live in Marlborough, CT and was just diagnosed with FM and am lost in a world of information that I am trying to weed through. I have a dr. who doesn't see this as anything but a "head-case" and I'm searching for a specialist to help me sort things out. Thanks and I hope to talk to you all soon!

    Kathleen
  9. Cabbie

    Cabbie New Member

    Born and raised in Torrington, now live outside of Waterbury. I'm 60, "retired" from my job a year ago, and just got my first denial from SSDI - got a lawyer for my appeal. One doc says I have CFS, and I also have MS, my neuro says fatigue is from that.

    Glad to see some other Nutmeggers here! Does anyone go to a support group in CT? I was going to one in Waterbury for a while, but haven't gone lately. I also heard there we one in Southington but never tried it.

    Cabbie
  10. WendyC

    WendyC New Member

    have lived in Granby for 8 years, 8 years in Hartford and before that South Hadley Ma and Milfor NH. Anyone who needs a doctor, let me know, I have a couple that I would recommend.

    Wendyc
  11. anemella

    anemella New Member

    Wendy; if you know of a dr. I'd love to get a name. I'm outside Hartford and was referred to Dr. Lewis Parker, but I heard he's getting on in years and may be retiring sooner than later and I'd like to see someone who will be around for a bit longer. Thanks!
    Kathleen
  12. WendyC

    WendyC New Member

    Dr. Michael Shevin in Woodstock, he is an MD and a homeopath. Dr. Christopher Manning in Southington, he is a rheumatologist. I also go to the FCC center in Norwalk.

    Wendyc
  13. Jasmine

    Jasmine New Member

    Hi!
    I live in near UCONN in Storrs and I just went to Vitamin Shoppe at Buckland Hills Mall area yesterday. How is the FFC center in Norwalk?


    Love, Jasmine
  14. Kay31

    Kay31 Member

    Wow, didn't realize there are so many of us from Connecticut. You mentioned Dr. Shevin....I've been to him....and am still seeing him. Did you have any success? I also went to Dr. Lapp in NC a few years ago....very expensive trip....but at least he confirmed that I did have CFS/FM. He has worked with Dr Cheney and knows his stuff about CFS.
    [This Message was Edited on 05/24/2006]
  15. IlivetocantoronXena

    IlivetocantoronXena New Member

    I to live on the MA CT line right near Thompson CT.
    I am so sorry to hear that you too have MS; we MS peeps need to stick together. (lol)
    I was reading in your post that you have MS also.
    I to have fibro, RA, MS and seizures since Dx with MS.
    My MS was exerbated by a RA drug called enbrel in 2003.
    This was not a side effect listed it is NOW!
    I was wondering what testing you had to Dx your MS.
    Do you have trouble with your eyes? Do you have Progressive MS or relapsing remitting MS? Have you had any exerbation from the MS? If so what are they? Sorry to ask so many questions I am just curious to see if you and I have similar systems. Oh one more thing do you take any meds for MS like interferron?
    Thanks
    God Bless You
    Michelle
    [This Message was Edited on 05/24/2006]
  16. Kay31

    Kay31 Member

    Hi Wendy: Thanks for replying to my message. Did you see that I was curious about Dr Shevin. He's been treating me recently. Did you have postive results?
    [This Message was Edited on 05/25/2006]
  17. Kay31

    Kay31 Member

    So great to see another CT person who MUST be a Husky fan. I love watching both the men and the women. Sure makes winter go by sooner.

    Thanks so much for responding....it's nice(?) to see that we have a little community. Too bad we can't all get together for lunch and compare notes. Is this permitted?
  18. Kay31

    Kay31 Member

    Hi Chesie, So nice to hear about your location. My Mother was born and raised in East Hartford. We then moved to Hartford, then to Canton....now I'm in Wethersfield.

    I don't know how you can work full time with this DD. I am so grateful that it didn't hit me until I was retired.

    Keep in touch and keep the faith!