Friday, April 30, 2010

Good Books About FIbromyalgia

I have bought so many books about fibro really trying to get a grip on all this. I read this one, but it seemed kind of vague, but it was a good introduction to AutoImmune Disease and a good overview on everything. I can def see how this is a genetic thing, seeing my Mother and Aunts and Grandmothers symptoms in a lot of these diseases talked about:

Women and Autoimmune Disease: The Mysterious Ways Your Body Betrays Itself


When looking for books specifically addressing fibromyalgia I really wanted ones written by someone who has FM. It seems to me that unless you have it, you don't really get it! And I am impressed that even with fibro they were able to write their books. That's awesome. I have really taken my time to read through these, take notes, highlight, dog ear pages, go back to again and again etc. The two best references I have found for fibro have been:

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fibromyalgia, 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Fibromyalgia, 2nd Edition

The First Year: Fibromyalgia: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

The First Year: Fibromyalgia: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed

Next I need to tackle books on chronic fatigue. But I am too tired to do that today. (ha ha funny joke!) :) Happy Friday!

Tried Zanaflex!

Ok so a big debacle with trying to get Lunesta. Even though my doctor wrote me a script for it and recommends I try it, my insurance company is going to decide if they will let me try it. And they will take their sweet little time to make that decision. Maybe they have to go out and get their medical degree, that would be nice. Anyhoo! So my doc called in Zanaflex for me. I tried it last nite (4mg). It is a muscle relaxer that has been used to help those with migraines and fibromyalgia, I know that I tense up and grind my teeth at night, so I am sure that is contributing to my sleeping issues. But the zanaflex seems good, I think there is hope! I will try just the 2mg tonight. The 4mg was powerful, I am a bit groggy this a.m. But I do feel I got some good sleep. I remember lots of dreams! I can't remember the last time I had a bunch of dreams. I do wonder though, since I have not slept good for the past 9 months, how long it would take me to catch up on restorative sleep?  I'm curious how all that works. I read somewhere once to think of it as "sleep debt" -- (and this may help explain to others my tiredness) say you need 8 hours of sleep a night to feel restored and have enough energy for the following day. Ok so maybe I slept 8 hours but only got like 2 hours of good sleep. So I have 6 hours of sleep that I behind and owe myself. And so each night I keep accruing more sleep debt! I think I owe myself a lot by now :) Anyhoo, will keep you apprised as to how this zanaflex is working. There is a generic form so I was able to get it rather inexpensively.

Please remember to consult your physician before trying anything new. I am not a doctor and no information should be considered medical advice. Any information provided should not be used to take the place of advice from your personal physician or other professional. Links to other sites are provided for ease of research. Information on those sites is the opinion of those who publish the sites and is NOT necessarily that of FibroChick. I offer what I can as help. I believe in educating myself on all my medical issues and being my own advocate, for no one else will do that on my behalf. I recommend we all do the same!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Good Books for Weight Loss/Management

These are two books I have kept close to me, read and re-read, and really learned from and learned to abide by their nutritional advice. They aren't like other "diets" that I have read about, as these are basically touting good nutritional eating (for a lifetime!, not just a quick weight loss), and they break it out into easy to understand language and graphics. They teach you to really look at what you are eating and to change the way you eat for long term. And the food is good eats too! (AND they have tips for how to follow even when eating out!) Great, easy recipes included in both. I love. I am passing my copies onto my father because I really believe in them. (Though secretly I am reluctant to give them away! They truly are good guides.) They are good for weight loss, weight management, and good basic healthy eating just to feel better!! In relation to the fibromyalgia, I gained a bit of weight, but have been able to stop the weight gain and almost get back down to my pre-fibro weight following these guides! I think when I able to add back in my yoga this will also help with not just my weight but my overall toning etc.

Rick Gallop's Express GI Diet for Busy People

Rick Gallop's Express GI Diet for Busy People
 


Flat Belly Diet! Pocket Guide: Introducing the EASIEST, BUDGET-MAXIMIZING Eating Plan Yet 

Flat Belly Diet! Pocket Guide: Introducing the EASIEST, BUDGET-MAXIMIZING Eating Plan Yet

 Good Luck! Let me know how it goes!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for CFS STUDIES

Two important ME/CFS research studies being conducted at the University of Miami are in need of additional volunteers.

If you are not already a participant, please sign up today. If you are already a participant, please help recruit additional participants for these two important research projects.

The Good Day Bad Day Study

This study is investigating the relationship between immune function and symptom severity. The study involves both those with a diagnosis of chronic fatigue syndrome as well as healthy individuals.

Patients will be asked to come into the university for a total of four visits. During the first visit, you will be asked to fill out questionnaires and receive a complete physical examination. Another assessment will take place when you feel relatively well (Good Day) and another on a day when your symptoms are severe (Bad Day). Then you will be asked to come in for an 18 month follow up. Healthy individuals will also come in for a total of four visits.

All patient volunteers are asked to find a healthy person to participate in the study with them. Spouses and immediate family members are not eligible to participate.

All participants will be paid $20 per visit to cover travel costs.

The study will be conducted at the offices of Dr. Nancy Klimas, 1120 NW 14th Street, Suite 712, Miami, FL 33136.

To register or request additional information please contact: Phones: 305 243-1568 or 305 243-6218. Email: lgarcia2@med.miami.edu or Zbarnes@med.miami.edu.

The TeleHealth Study

This research project is designed to help individuals with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome understand and manage their condition.

Participants will be provided with information about the nature and effects of stress reactions, how to cope and manage stress, and how to take better care of themselves via an innovative home-based program.

To be eligible to participate, participants must be between the ages of 21-65, speak, read and write English fluently, have a telephone line and reside in Dade or Broward counties within the next nine months. Each participant will receive $50 for each completed assessment.

The TeleHealth study is funded by the National Institutes of Health in collaboration with the Behavioral Medicine Research Center at the University of Miami .

For more information, please call: 305-243-1434.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Is it Fibro, really??

I still have a difficult time accepting my diagnosis of fibromylagia. I guess because by not accepting it I feel there is still hope, hope that I have something else, something fixable. But by accepting it, accepting that I have something so hard to understand, means a lifetime of going to doctors that will run a bunch of tests, and end up throwing out the FM diagnosis and shrugging their shoulders and kicking me out the door.

I do remember having a lot of pain that escalated to unbearable joint pain in Dec. 2009. But I don't remember (this fibro fog thing wiping out my memory SUCKS) anyhoo I don't remember very much MUSCLE pain, I mean here or there I have sensitivity to touch. I mean maybe my body ached and I don't remember that specifically? I def rememebr the joint pain, THAT was unbearable and still gets me some days. Pain in my knees, hands, feet, shoulders and elbows. But these don't seem to be part of the fibro pressure points. This I don't understand.

I def have the chronic fatigue though. UGH.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

HOPE & INSPIRATION

"Drugs are not always necessary, but a belief in recovery is."
- Norman Cousins
(1915-1990)

Look him up, he has an interesting background. He was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis (though today doctors suspect it was actually reactive arthritis) and he poo-pooed doctors wanting to but him in the hospital and pump drugs into him. He hypothosized that the positivity of the human spirit could prevail, so he checked out of the hospital and took heavy doses of Vitamin C, Marx Films for healthy deep fits of laughter, and a heavy dose of hope and positivity! And he did prevail! He survived and thrived much longer than any of his doctors predicted. Inspiring. My new personal motto!

REST FOR LESS! WIth Lunesta. OK, I'll try it.

So got the results back from my sleep study. No sleep apnea and no restless leg (which I kind of already knew, even though my Dad sufferers from these, I did not think I did.) But I did show a very porr sleeping pattern (duh! is why I did to the sleep study!) Anyhoo :) So neuro doc wants me to try Lunesta. I told him I tried Ambien to no avail. He said Lunesta is a little different. Ok, so sure, I'll give it a whirl. Esp since I found these savings programs:

SAVE UP TO $50 on EACH of your next 12 Lunesta Prescriptions! EVEN IF You have insurance with a copay! $50 OFF EACH COPAY!!
https://secure.lunesta.com/lunestaPromos/lunesta-rest-for-less.cfm

Try for 7 Nights FREE!
https://secure.lunesta.com/lunestaPromos/lunesta-coupon.cfm

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Zanaflex?

I’m so tired, wish I could stop breathing as that seems to take too much energy right now. I tried 900 mg of Valerian root last nite. Still took a while to fall asleep, and was SO hard to get up this a.m. Will not do that again. I don’t understand, they say that people with FM don’t get deep sleep, but then why is it so difficult for me to wake up? I am still waiting for my sleep study results. I know that I do not have sleep apnea or RLS, but I am wondering what they saw in relation to the deep/restorative sleep. I have read articles about a muscle relaxer, Zanaflex. I want to try taking that at night before bed, as I have read it is good for people with migraines and for people with FM!

Please remember to consult your physician before trying anything new. I am not a doctor and no information should be considered medical advice. Any information provided should not be used to take the place of advice from your personal physician or other professional. Links to other sites are provided for ease of research. Information on those sites is the opinion of those who publish the sites and is NOT necessarily that of FibroChick. I offer what I can as help. I believe in educating myself on all my medical issues and being my own advocate, for no one else will do that on my behalf. I recommend we all do the same! 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Winston Churchill Inpirational quotes

We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
- Winston Churchill

If you are going through hell, keep going.
- Winston Churchill

The FM / CFS Downward Spiral

This is an excellent graphic, especially the parts indicating how to STOP the downward spiral and how to pick yourself/your loved one up and get back on the right track!

CLICK ON GRAPHIC TO VIEW LARGER

Monday, April 19, 2010

Back on track... maybe

So I actually managed to get back on my exercise bike for 10 or 15 minutes this evening! Yay! Has been so long that I think I forgot how to turn it on (the timer/counter) and heck maybe even the batteries have had time to run dead!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Garfield's Take on Gaining Weight

Funny, from Garfield/Jim Davis:

"We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads. So I'm not fat, I'm just really intelligent and my head couldn't hold any more so it started filling up the rest of me! That's my story and I'm sticking to it!"

Friday, April 16, 2010

The NEW Criteria for Fibromyalgia Diagnosis - preliminary

WOW. Check this out, and take the survey to provide feedback on the NEW fibromyalgia standards for diagnosis:

http://www.fmnetnews.com/basics-news-criteria410.php

It's been 20 years since the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) published the criteria for the classification of fibromyalgia.

Energy Diet!

Wow I am going to try this, from the March 2009 issue of Natural Health Magazine. You can read more in it or on naturalhealthmag.com. You can also find ideas for how to incorporate the foods into some great recipes.
Feeling fatigued? Supercharge you meals with the 10 most vibrant foods and you may never have another "energy crisis."
1.) Broccoli. Loaded with nutrients, broccoli offers a huge dose of vitamin C--which has been shown to reduce fatigue by increasing iron absorption--and is a good source of non-dairy calcium. Vitamin C can also keep your adrenal system running strong, which helps stabilize your energy through stressful situations.
2.) Brown Rice. A high-fiber complex carbohydrate that's packed with manganese, amino acids, and magnesium (important in many cellular functions including energy production), brown rice provides a complete meal when paired with lean protein like tofu, fish, or chicken.
3.) Eggs. Very high in protein and choline, which is vital to brain functions like memory, eggs also contain tyrosine, an amino acid that helps your brain produce the chemicals norepinephrine and dopamine, which improve your mental function and keep your feeling energetic.
4.) Green Tea. For calm, alert energvy, sip on green tea. The small amounts of caffeine (30 micrograms) and theanine, an amino acid that stimulates GABA (the calming molecule in brain receptors), produce feelings of relaxation, as well as improve cognition and mood. Green tea also stimulates your metabolism, which may make weight loss easier.
5.) Oats. This breakfast staple, also great in chili, bread, and waffles is a complex carbohydrate that's high in heart-healthy soluble fiber and unsaturated fat, which means it provides a steady stream of energy. They're also packed with energizing and de-stressing B vitamins.
6.) Oranges. The fruit's well-known vitamin C content aids in the poduction of carnitine, a molecule that helps the body burn fat for energy.
7.) Nut Butters. The fat and protein in nut butters provide a concentrated source of energy, plus the soluble fiber in peanuts works to control blood glucose and prevents saturated fat from entering the bloodstream. Most nuts--including peanuts, cashews, walnuts, and almonds--are loaded with the amino acid arginine, which may relax blood vessels for better blood pressure controlo. Look for nut utters that don't have added sugar, which could contribute to an energy crash.
8.) Salmon. A great source of omega-3 fatty acids--which keep cell membranes healthy and maintain cardiovascular health by regulating blood clotting and vessel constriction--cold-water fish like salmon, herring, and scallops are also high in protein and magnesium, which aids in converting glucose (blood sugar) into energy.
9.) Sea Vegetables. Ounce for ounce, seaweeds like arame, dulce, and nori contain the broadest range of minerals of any food, plus the B vitamins pantothenic acid and riboflavin your body needs to produce energy.
10.) Yogurt. This creamy treat is an excellent source of energizing protein and B vitamins--which are critical to converting nutrients into energy and reducing stress and anxiety--including vitamin B12, which fights fatigue by building strong, healthy red blood cells. If you want added flavor in a yogurt, look for those sweetened with honey or real fruit.
ENERGY SECRETS:
Want all-day energy? Eat enough of what you need at every meal. This checklist will help you do that.
1.) Complex Carbohydrates that are high in fiber (like oats, brown rice, and other whole grains) are absorbe3d more slowly and sustain you for longer periods. They also help keep blood sugar levels stable, evening out energy highs and lows, and preventing you from overeating later in the day.
2.) Protein (soy, lean meats, nuts) helps regulate the release of energy throughout the day. "Protein takes a long time to turn into glucose, providing a steady release of energy into your body," say Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., autho of "From Fatigued to Fantastic!" (Penguin/Avery 2007).
3.) "Good" Fats (cold-water fish, olive oil, eggs) are concentrated sources of energy. "A 2002 Danish study showed that the monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) in nut butters help curb your appetite so you don't overeat which helps keep you from feeling weighed down," says Heather Zwickey, Ph.D., of the National College of Natural Medicine.
SUPER SNACKS:
A morning or afternoon snack keeps blood sugar from spiking or dipping. Teitelbaum also suggests a high-protein snack just before bedtime to kep your blood-sugar levels from crashing while you sleep, which may wake you up.
1.) Granola with nuts and dried fruit mixed with yogurt
2.) Apple slices with cheddar cheese
3.) Whole-grain crackers and hummus
4.) Tuna fish on a whole wheat cracker
5.) Whole wheat bagel with nut butter and a banana
Hope this can help you guys!

Please remember to consult your physician before trying anything new. I am not a doctor and no information should be considered medical advice. Any information provided should not be used to take the place of advice from your personal physician or other professional. Links to other sites are provided for ease of research. Information on those sites is the opinion of those who publish the sites and is NOT necessarily that of FibroChick. I offer what I can as help. I believe in educating myself on all my medical issues and being my own advocate, for no one else will do that on my behalf. I recommend we all do the same!

Feng Shui & Maintaining Optimism

Trying to stay positive :) Have started a notebook where I write really inspiring quotes that I read or hear or come across. If I start the day and end the day reading them, it inspires me to try to stay positive. Anyhoo. So also trying to create good energies with feng shui, in my house and life. It will take me a while to get everything in order, trying to find the energy to do it all!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Good summary

Wow read this in something @ FM, really sums it up!

With FM I feel numb, dumb, fat, and a shadow of my former self.

Soooooooooo Tiiiiiiiiiired

I have been soooooooo tired this week. I have come home most evenings from work and just crawled in bed @ 7/8pm! Let's see Monday, early to bed, Tuesday I did have dinner with friends (it felt soooooo good to get out with friends -- but did the rest of my week really suffer because of?? Did this overexert me?) Wednesday early to bed, Thursday as soon as I got home I conked out on the couch, at least I did get 3 hours of sleep. My boss asked me to get to work earlier. Our company opens @ 8:30 am, I have been getting in @ 9am-ish. It is so hard on the mornings for me. Just waking up is so very difficult, I wake up sooooooo tired! Getting ready is a struggle too, I rush around, I kind of have a small routine down where I am able to sit a lot to put on my makeup and dry my hair (though often don't have the energy and/or time to fully dry!) And I have kind of a standard stock of basic comfy clothes I grab and throw on. They are not too corporate or professional, often jeans and tees, but for now it is what I am able to handle. Just getting up and getting to work is such a struggle, and then once there lasting thru the day. I have noticed that I haven't really had any energy to do errands at work or after work even lately. I ran out of my Mobic (for pain) and Prilosec (for heartburn) and was too tired to go pick up more, and paid the price! Anyhoo. Tired. So sick and tired of being so tired! I wish I had more energy to go out with friends. Sitting alone at my home struggling with all this is no fun.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

EXTREMELY Itchy Skin!! Anyone else????

My skin, especially my calfs, and secondly my arms, are SO itchy that I can scratch and scratch and scratch until I bleed. It just itches so much and won't stop! I have a combination of 2 lotions, very bland (no harsh chemicals or irritating perfumes, safe for sensitive skin) - one petroleum based and one mineral oil based, and use on my legs everyday, 2x a day. I have switched to a very basic Dove bar soap (for sensitive skin, no harsh chemicals and irritating perfumes) for bathing/showering. I have even been trying a body wash by Eucerin, called Calming Body Wash, for itchy skin. To no avail! I try to wear long pants and long sleeves to keep myself from scratching so much.

Has anyone else experienced such intense itching??

Supplements and Fibro - I'm Trying

So I invested in a pill box. Not just any pill box, but a 7 day with AM and PM. Its scary. But I manage to fill it quite well. Over the past 6 months I had read and read and researched and read and tested and tried many many vitamins and supplements. There are several drugs out on the market know to treat or help with fibromyalgia. I can address those later, when I have that energy. But I don't want to go the drugged up route if I can avoid it. So what I have found is my own personal "cocktail" listed below. And I have noticed that it does help, as one week I was too lazy to "organize" my pill box and thus skipped my supplements for 3 days, and boy did I feel the difference! I know that my body is healthier after being on these vitamins/supplements because I had a huge bruise that showed up 10 days ago, and already it is all gone! Usually a bruise like that would stick around so long that I'd have no choice but to be friends with it. And my hair and fingernails are super healthy too from all this, as they are growing at a phenomenal rate! And I have avoided recent rounds of the cold and some terrible flu that went around the office. Must be the Zinc! :)

*I am not a doctor nor am I claiming to be. Please check with your own doctor before taking any vitamin, supplement or prescription medicine to verify what is best for you. Many supplements, though they are natural products, can have harmful side effects when mixed, mixed with certain prescription drugs and/or your body's particular conditions. Please work with your doctor on what will work best for you.



A.M.

Ginko Biloba -- to help with fatigue and memory

Ginseng -- for energy

Malic Acid -- for FM specifically it has been shown to help with improving overall muscle performance, reverse muscle fatigue following exercise, increase energy level and improve mental clarity; it also helps boosts immunity, maintain good oral health, boosts metabolism and promotes smoother and firmer skin

Rhodiola Root - is supposed to help with energy, but after taking for 1 month I have not noticed a difference, so I have stopped taking

Milk Thistle -- good for liver cleansing

CoQ10 -- I took 200mg/day for 3 months, and have recently stopped taking (is a bit pricey!) and have not noticed any difference. So unless I start feeling more crappy will probably stop the CoQ10

Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc -- Was taking this combo until I read a great article on calcium and magnesium on how they can work together AND against each other -- http://www.absolutelythepurest.com/other%20parts/mysteryandmagicmagnes.html

Magnesium -- So now I am taking 1600mg/day of magnesium (UltragMag from Vitacoast)

Vitamin D3 -- I had a deficiency, as do most FM sufferers apparently, after 2000IU for 3 moths I am back within good range and will start taking 1000IU to maintain.

Vitamin B-12 -- for energy, not sure I have noticed a difference though

Prilosec -- OTC -- helps with acid reflux

Limbrel - script -- started taking at the same time as Mobic, and within 48 hours my pain went from a 10 to a 3!! Was not sure which or if both were helping the pain. And since this Limbrel is $50/month and the Mobic is $4/month I have stopped taking this Limbrel, and still have little pain....

Mobic - script (and on the $4 prescription list at WalMart!) -- seems to work well for the pain control.



P.M.

Magnesium -- 800 mg/nite

Fish Oil -- is just good for me all around

Flax Seed Oil -- is just good for me all around

Ginger -- I read somewhere this is good for joints, and I know it is good for nausea (sometimes the magnesium makes my stomach queasy)

Melatonin -- 5 or 10mg/nite to help me fall asleep (I tried Ambien, but while it did help me fall asleep, I just could NOT wake up the next morning when I took it! Kept oversleeping for work!!)

Nortriptyline - script -- for daily pain & migraine prevention, 25mg ($4 at WalMart!)

LoSeasonique - script -- birth control, continuous, so I only get 4 periods a year (helps tremendously with my migraine prevention)


Anyhoo, these above are what I've read about/researched and am trying, pinning down what does work and what does nto seem to for me. Again PLEASE consult YOUR DOCTOR before you try and of these. I am not a doctor, I am just writing about what I personally am trying an my results.

Please remember to consult your physician before trying anything new. I am not a doctor and no information should be considered medical advice. Any information provided should not be used to take the place of advice from your personal physician or other professional. Links to other sites are provided for ease of research. Information on those sites is the opinion of those who publish the sites and is NOT necessarily that of FibroChick. I offer what I can as help. I believe in educating myself on all my medical issues and being my own advocate, for no one else will do that on my behalf. I recommend we all do the same!

Good Days!

Having more energy these past couple days! So is it the Mucinex D I have been taking since Sat? Or the 1600mg of magnesium I have been taking since last Tuesday? Or the new warmer spring weather? A combination of two of them?

A Double Edged Sword

When I get energy I feel good so I am up and move around more, and then this in turn makes my knees hurt.

So its a toss up, have no energy to do anything but also no pain, or have the energy to DO stuff but also have the pain?!?!?!

Thoughts on this?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Guaifenesin and CFS?

Yesterday was one of the best Saturdays I have had in a looooong time! It was really a loooong and tiring week, I ended up sleeping until 10:30am Friday and going into work @ noon for a half day. I wonder if that made a difference on my Saturday? I also had a little cough, snuffles and scratchy throat, thought maybe I was coming down with something, so took 2 Mucinex (guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine) in the a.m. I have read all these articles and books on the "Guaifenesin Protocol" -- and while it sounds like it does help some people, it sounds so complicated! It makes me tired just reading through their guaifenesin regimine. Anyhoo. I wonder if that helped my super-fab Saturday too. I did have a tough time falling asleep that nite though. Hmmm... It even gave me the energy to put my Christmas tree away :D

Please remember to consult your physician before trying anything new. I am not a doctor and no information should be considered medical advice. Any information provided should not be used to take the place of advice from your personal physician or other professional. Links to other sites are provided for ease of research. Information on those sites is the opinion of those who publish the sites and is NOT necessarily that of FibroChick. I offer what I can as help. I believe in educating myself on all my medical issues and being my own advocate, for no one else will do that on my behalf. I recommend we all do the same!

Dishwasher Salmon - EASY and YUMMY!!!

Serves 4

- 1 tbs olive oil
- 4 6-oz pieces salmon fillet
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- 1 lemon, cut into wedges
- heavy-duty foil

1. Grease the shiny side of two 12-inch squares of heavy-duty foil with the oil. Place 2 pieces of fish side by side on each square. Fold up the outer edges of the foil (to contain any liquid) and drizzle the fish with the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Fold the foil closed to form 2 airtight packets. (To test the seal, press down on a packet gently with your hand. If air escapes easily, rewrap.)

3.Place the packets in the top rack of the dishwasher. Run a normal cycle. Remove the fish from the foil and serve with the lemon wedges.

--As long as a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the fish reads 145 degrees F, its safe to eat - and probably pretty moist.

Migrane vs Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue

The crazy thing is, sometimes I think I *want* to get a migraine, because I know how to take care of that when it hits! I have that under control and know how to make *that* pain and misery go away. I wish I knew how to do that with the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Tooooo Tiiiiired

Too tired to go pick up my prescription for my pain meds. That sucks. Is that evil irony?

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Good Quote

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

ELBERT HUBBARD