Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Mom3, Nov 12, 2002.
Hi tes if you are on the computer do you want to meet in the chat room?
sure. what do you go by?
Hi tes was waiting for you in the chat room last night, i go as mom3. I thought that was funny we both posted at the same time and i could get your attention to come and chat, maybe tonight? I am usually around 10:00 on the computer (our time). Anyways I feel not to bad today, my husband a week coming of up soon to go to the states for a training course. Yuk, i hate being on my own coping with the kids. I have started christmas shopping i have to go to promenade, do you go there? I prefer yorkdale but toooo busy can't handle the parking lot alone. I will check out gymboree for my daughter, she will be 4 this february. I can't believe how the years fly by. I am 5'9 and just cut my hair supposed to look spiking flipping out style. I try to gel it to look right. And I weigh 155. I would like to lose 10lbs. I did do weight watchers it's the best program i ever did. It's so hard now with will power. I used to work out but haven't had much energy for that. I have been married for 15 years to my highschool sweetheart. I miss the way i used to be before my accident, work full time always on the go, loved to shop, entertain and party with friends in moderate way of course. Now I refrain myself to commitments because i feel fatigued, migraines, neck and shoulders ache all the time since my car accident. Although not everyone understands how i feel because to them i still look good. Oh well at least my husband understands and supports me. Talk to you later. Hugs Mom3
Glad you're feeling a little better today. It's funny how people on this board seem to feel horrible together or good together. I have been feeling abit better myself. Weird stuff! I went to the naturopath yesterday. I really liked him because he is so knowledgable about fibro and really has alot of interest in this area. He asked me a million questions and of course my answer was almost "yes" to everything. He didn't prescribe me anything yet as he wants me to fast tonight and have blood work done in the morning. He just wants to check my vitamin and mineral levels first. He told me to have patience and we will get some good results. I hope and pray he is right. In the meantime, I'll just have to wait until May to see Dr. Reynolds. Funny how, of all the specialists in Toronto, we have the same one. By the way, how old is he? I love going to Yorkdale as well, but it is so busy there at this time of year, it can get pretty frustrating. I know what you mean about entertaining and doing things. This has been such a bad year with my health, I've barely done anything outside of the house. When I'm in a flare up, it really destroys my mood. I don't want to go out, have people here. I just want to crunch into a ball and die. I am a very outgoing person and this has changed my life somewhat. Do you have any sisters or brothers? I have an older sister and a younger brother. I have 2 nieces as well. Do your in-laws support and understand what you're going through? Mine don't really understand and it makes it hard. Although, they are awesome and I love them very much. I just have to hide the way I feel when they're around. Can get tough at times when I'm in alot of pain. Anyways, I have to go finish cleaning before the boys get up and get dinner started as well. Life as a stay at home mom. Yeah!lol.
Do you take any vitamins or minerals to help with your symptoms. I heard magnesium really helps. Did Dr. Reynolds put you on anything for the pain?
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Hi Tes, how are you doing? I have been very fatigued due to work, usually by the middle of the week I'm ready for the weekend and I have to push myself to get thru thursday and friday and i only work half a day. Oh i get soo frustrated with this. I started taking epson salt baths I find that it really relaxes me. I close the lights in the bathroom and i have a candle lit and soak for 20 minutes and tune everyone out. I call it mommy's time out. It's so hard to pamper ourself especially with kids but it's so important take the time for ourselves. Yes i have 2 brothers one 34 and one 21. I am the oldest. None of them are married. Next year I will be turning 40 Yikes!! It's hard for me to believe that, but people tell me i look about 33ish. That makes me feel good, although I've seen alot of people in their 40's look great. I think it's all the way you take care of yourself. When my husband turned 40 i took him to punta cana, it was beautiful. We had a great time although i was a basket case for the first few days then when i finally unwinded (missed the kids) we had to come home. I wonder what he will do for my 40th? It better be good. Anyways I hope you are doing well. Hugs Mom3
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Sorry I didn't get back to you earlier. I had a dinner party tonight for my husbands birthday. Oh my god, am I ever tired and in pain. I spent all day preparing foods and it was way to much. I can't do these functions anymore. They take all out of me. But it turned out nice anyhow. We europeans prepare so much food. I think I have leftovers for the whole weekend. At least I don't really have to cook anything for a couple of days. So how are you doing? I have been going through a flare again. Just when I think I'm getting better...bang...it hits me again. My chest and lower ribs are sooooo bad. I'm hoping I feel abit better tommorow because I want to go to Yorkdale to do some shopping. But as you know all to well, we have to take it one day at a time. Hard to plan anything in advance. I saw a naturopath earlier this week. I really liked him. I had blood work done yesterday morning. He wants to check all my levels first before he gives me anything. Finally, a doctor who understands what I'm going through. I can't wait to see Dr. Reynolds. I feel like taking a tylenol #2, but I really don't like taking strong meds. They sometimes make me feel worse. So what do you like to do? I love to redecorate and shop, shop, shop. I love Yorkdale because they have the trendiest clothing. I love to keep up with fashions. We just finished refurnishing our family room....big screen t.v., massive wall unit from Ikea, tables.. the whole works. It looks really nice. We also redid the kids room as well. We have spent so much money lately and with Christmas coming it's taking a toll on our funds. But, I figure, live life to the fullest. What does your husband do for a living. Mine works for IBM. I can't wait to starting feeling better so I can get back to work. I miss it so much. I used to work for a stockbroker doing accounting before I got sick. I studied accounting in school. I love math. Although, I think I want to get into retail and eventually get into the buying sector. I have a passion for retail as well. How are the kids doing? Must be nice having a little girl. I always wanted one....but I guess it was not meant to be. Anyways, I'm really tired and going to head up to bed. Hope to hear from you soon.
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How are you? Sorry I haven't posted lately I had my father in laws b-day yesterday and we were busy for that then today I made lasagna and ran out to get boots for my daughter. I am sooooooooo tired and muscles aches terribly. My husband has to go on a business trip first time and i miss him already. It will be hard coping with the kids alone. I hate to hear them argue. The snow today definatley made us all run out to get boots. It was so funny people were line up at globo's for them to open and I was one of them last minute people. I will probable be back on computer around 10:00 pm tonight let's see if we could meet on line? Write back to let me know if that's good for you. Hugs. Mom3
I'll try my best to go on line at 10:00pm. I usually have the boys in bed by 8:45pm. Talk soon. Tes.
P.S. I go by "tasia" in the chat room because tes was apparently taken...just thought I'd let you know.
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Hi Tes so sorry I haven't responded sooner. I have been totally fatigued. I decided to take the day off work today I feel so heavy in my neck and shoulders and in slow gear. I also have a planned personal day off tomorrow but i will go in friday, so that should be good for me to rest. This cold weather does not help. How are you? My daughter was so excited to play in the snow she was so angry when she looked outside and it was melted today. I plan on doing some christmas shopping tomorrow. I would like to be finished so I don't get anxiety about going later. I also would like to plan a dinner party (i used to all the time) with some close friends before christmas. I really enjoy that especially this time of year. Talk to you soon, oh what area do you live in Tes? Hugs Mom3
I just got my son off to school and have about 3 hours of just having to deal with one. I woke up this morning with pink eye. I have the flu and wondering if it's from that. Can't believe how much snow we got this past weekend. Quite depressing if you ask me.lol. Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I myself have been feeling a little crapy too. The cold really causes me alot of anxiety. I live in North York by fairview mall area. It's a beautiful neighbourhood but housing has gotten so expensive here. I guess with the new subway line coming in. How are you doing with your husband away? Must be tough on you. I know it would be hard for me. My husband helps as much as possible. What does your husband do for a living? Well, enjoy your 2 days off and I will check in later. Nice chatting with you.
Hi tes i am home and resting although i did clean earlier on, my house was a disaster. I cannot stand it when my house looks messy. I feel better now that it's clean although i will pay for it. I am going to take a rest now and then i have to pick up my daughter from a kids program. This morning i felt kind of guilty though because my mom watches my daughter in the morning and i dropped her off as if i was going to work. I cannot do much with her as far as housework or really take a rest. Last night my boys were arguing and my daughter was in a real crabby, whiney voice, i thought there must be a full moon!!! So today was home alone, too quiet , forgot what that was like. My husband works for ttc, as a matter of fact he was supervising that subway at sheppard a few years ago. Talk to you later. Hugs Mom3
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How are you today? Sorry I didn't post earlier but haven't had a chance to stay on the computer long. My boys are driving me crazy. My 4 year old has been in such a bad mood this week and it's really bothering me. Wondering if he's going through growing pains. I just came back from IKEA. I love that store. We just bought our light fixtures for our family room. Now we are finally done the whole room. How are you coping without your husband here this week? At least you had a few days off to rest(or at least try to rest.lol). Do you smoke? I do, but not very heavy. I might have about 6 in a day. I want to quit, but right now I really can't. My naturopath told me it would make a big difference in the way I feel. He said the amount I smoke is not a big deal, but having fm, it just takes one to cause pain. Hopefully in the new year I can try. I came down with a cold and developed pink eye. My eyes are so sore. What have you been up to? Are you still in pain? When your ribs hurt, is it the lower ones around the stomach area. Mine have been abit better this week and I've noticed when i get stressed out they bother me more. I'll check in later. Maybe we can go in the chat room.
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