Saturday, March 22, 2014
For some reason I feel compelled to let you know the Support Teams I belong to (and help administer on some). Some of them seem to go together,
while others are way out in left field.
However, maybe I just need a new look at them and get some input from friends!
So, here's my list and a few comments:
I Need Sleep -- probably the first team I joined. My whole family are insomniacs, but some who can go to sleep early and arise early, fare better than the night owls . BUT, if they miss that window of opportunity, bye bye sleep for them too.
Living with Neuropathy -- Still trying to find out all the numerous places this devil can hang out. Seems to go with the Diabetes in the family. What are your thoughts?
Restless Leg Syndrome aka WEB Disease -- Another family oriented condition. Males have it more than females in the family. You might try sitting WITHOUT crossing your legs. They go together (in my opinion).
Challenged by Arthritis -- Like most of you, mine didn't set in until my later years, but seemed to start everywhere I'd been injured or overdid the wear and tear on my body.
Now, it's like having my own built-in Barometer, too. When a low pressure storm is a couple of days away, I get to know about it first. Also, do the rest of you have trouble walking due to stiff joints first thing in the a.m.? YIKES!
Workout Music -- This one is a favorite because all family members LOVE music, dancing, singing, playing musical instruments, etc. So naturally, everything is more palatable when accompanied by music as far as I'm concerned.
Sleep Apnea -- A twin to I Need Sleep. However, this one is a little more complicated and usually requires some type of equipment to help us sleep without stopping breathing, snoring, choking, etc. There is a selection of things like: Cpap, BiPap, Dental appliances, etc. If one, doesn't help, go back to your doc, and try something else. We usually need a compression tank to go along with these items. I'm still working on mine, but have settled on the BiPap AND a dental appliance.
Hypothyroid -- This one is tricky. However, one of the big signs is feeling exhausted most of the time. Another for me, was losing the outer 1/3 of the few eyebrows I had. Then a doc pulling up Xrays for something else, found nodules on my Thyroid and reported it to my Primary Physician. I can't say I'll thrilled with the outcome so far, but the nodules seem to have disappeared. I still don't have a lot of energy, but I'm not giving up, either.
Acid Reflux Support -- This is another joyful condition that a lot of us are plagued with. Taking antacids, raising the head of my bed, not eating big meals within 6 hours of bedtime, or even watching foods that don't appear to agree with me, does help. I've also found that a tight waistband, bra, or whatever can cause some unpleasant repercussions, so to speak.
I belong to quite a few Support Teams but these are my most active ones at the present. I enjoy dropping by and leaving some encouragement on the Huddles and hope you you'll join us.
I'd love to hear your comments or additional info to these Support Teams.