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I praise the Lord for each moment I am alive. Yes I am in pain most of the time . God never said we wouldn't have any pain but he does help me to bear and walk in the victory. Yes I do have some depression but I cant waller in it . thats when I look around at the pain and suffering that others are going through and say I am Blessed. I have much fatigue but have to keep moving, Today I slept in though and I loved it. Guess I needed it. My prayers are with you all here .

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GO to March chat!!!

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Prayers and hugs to each...Sarah especially praying for your weekend

Terrible pain for me today...going to bed and setting alarm for drinking every 2 hours and pain med every 4 ... we shall overcome!!! Always scares me and DH when i hurt this bad - must slow down and take good care and PACE my days....

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I have a prescription and have to make the appointment for the MRI. Bummer.
Wow..you sure had a workup. If it is fibro they will find nothing. I am praying for you.

I have a cold...runny/stuffy nose, sore throat, achy...please pray I feel better tomorrow...we are supposed to go be with granddaughter this weekend and leave tomorrow.Please pray my sons ex gives her to us as scheduled.

My birthday is March 4th...I hope to go to Red Lobster to eat....I hope I feel well.

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Sarah...when is your MRI? Praying for healing and decrease in pain levels for you.

My initial physical with Veteran's admin got referrals to :
Xray of neck, shoulders, spine, lower back, hips re-do the knees, ankles
Female specialist just based on Hx of cervical cancer 13 years ago ...
Will wait till after Xrays for physical therapy consult
Referral for eye exam ....
Plus huge battery of blood tests after fasting tonight...
Oh My....I forgot military paperwork and details....What did I learn?...nothing!
WIll keep you posted.

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Thanks Nancy..it is much appreciate.
I have a tumor on my thyroid and now it is really affecting my thyroid levels and causing me issues so I have to deal with off of that. My doc also ordered a MRI of my back since i am in such hard pain. We shall see what has become of my previous surgery I guess....I am praying it is not messed up.

My son is still here visiting till next week.....then he is gone for his job for 6 weeks. My eldest son leaves for a cruise tomorrow...how lucky is he? Please pray that they do not close his airport tower where he is an air traffic controller.

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I'll b!e praying about your appointment today and your visit next weekend

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2/25/13 11:58 A

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I see the doctor today.....no fun. I have my list of things I need to talk to him about.
It is raining here...so ugly out..all grey and damp and COLD....of course that combo makes my pain level is high.
I have my fireplace blazing...sure is a blessing when it is cold and damp.
My son is here with me this week. We are supposed to get granddaughter again this weekend....

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Oh yes..definitely will pray for you.....if I remember back the phone interview was pretty easy...mostly simple questions about yourself that you know the answers to....so take a deep breath and God will lead you through. Let us know how it goes.

I am home from visiting granddaughter....my son is here with me.
I go to the doctor tomorrow...I hope I can keep my thoughts together to make the visit worthwhile...

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2/24/13 9:39 P

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Nancy, will be praying for your phone interview ... can you have someone else with you at the time to help think through answers to questions? Sometimes our fibro fog descends in these tomes of stress and an non-fibro encourager is valuable to help you through...
Just go slow and ask questions if you don;t understand their comments or questions but DON'T volunteer things they do not ask for. I have not done one, but support group members for years have emphasized that over and over...write down what you say, and keep your records...
Keep us posted how it goes...the 28th is on my prayer calendar to pray for Nancy Appointment per phone. Gentle hugs and rest well, eat good protein meal just before and Drink extra Water!!!!

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Sorry to hear the troubles your son is having with his ex. It has to be so hard to not be able to see her, especially when you are expecting a visit. I am lucky to be with my daughter and 18 month old granddaughter this week which is a joy. Especially now that she is trying to say grandma.

Belle is right in saying to keep records of everything the ex says and does.

Will you all please keep me in your prayers this week as I have a telephone interview for social security disability on the 28th. I am nervous about it. We really need the income


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Yes Bellle..he is keeping the texts...it is total mental cruelty not only to him but me..it tears me up when he can't see her...I have to pick up the pieces and my heart is broken too. She is a living doll....the joy in my life and this whole thing stinks. We just want time with her and her mom is using her as a pawn.

So joyful to have her this weekend tho....will make the best of our time.

I go see my doctor Monday....not sure if I want to tell him about my back..that will mean tests....EXPENSIVE ones.....

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Sarah: record these events....it does show emotional instability on the ex-

Enjoy the time you have.

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We have first round papers...second round ones are done and court is March 26th. But what happens if she doesn't show up with his daughter? Nothing ! He files a police report and can sue her later on but he still doesn't see his daughter.

Last week we she did not trust us...now this week we got her....so that is totally mental cruelty to my son.
But Praise the Lord we got her this time...we have her till Sunday evening. My son is on top of the world.

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Sarah: the ex- likes the "mental and emotional" control she feels she has. Has the visitation orders been put into effect. Those take some of that control she feels she has a way. It's not without problems doesn't mean she will still follow them (as I learned from experience) but it does give your son the legal standing he needs instead of the "dependency" on her "good mood". I will continue praying for a speedy solution and that you get to see your granddaughter

I am just "drugged" on meds to beat this cold and walking pneumonia. The side effects leave me loopy that writing has been a difficulty. I finally had to give up but on the bright side I have read 3 books since being sick and none related to our ministry.

Linda: WTG!!!!!!!!!!!

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Oh Sarah, praying, praying, praying for you to get to see Grand-daughter and for it to be a blessed time with her well and NOT contagious to you and her Daddy in the process. Just love on her and make it all feel better for EVERYONE of you.

Physically down today and carrying prayer burdens but I do not feel depressed...excited a little bit to try my first time ever Sparks challenge tomorrow...Goal is 5%of weight GONE in 8 weeks. Praying I will be able to persevere with exercise and will get the OK from Dr to have physical therapy consult and learn more...will share if I learn anything....

Hugs to each ...look for the sunshine and let the SONshine in.

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OK guys...this depression has got to GO! We have got to focus on our blessings. It is so so hard living with pain day after day but we are ALIVE and God loves us..we should be thankful for SOMETHING...each day.

Linda...Today it is cold plus damp..the worst combination ever for pain. I feel the cold all the way into my bones and it makes the pain so terrible...not sure what it is..but I have read articles about weather and pain and it does affect us. My solution today has been to turn on my fireplace and take the cill out of the air. Hope you got warm and toasty.

OK...I am traveling out of town to try to see my precious 3 year old granddaughter again. My sons ex now says we can get her..after last week she did not trust us with her...now we get her...and she is sick..god figure. I really think his ex enjoys torturing him. Along with him tho is me suffering....and the baby. It is WRONG.
Anyway..I need to get ready to go...still need to pack..you guys know how it is to travel with fibro..we need all our comfort stuff and meds...etc.



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Why does it hurt so bad when we get the least bit cold??? I spent a good part of the day with friend and the house was only 65 degrees because no one is living there - we went to begin sorting through her parents stuff for a spring yard sale after death of one and other to nursing home.... but i got chilled and started aching and just can;t get thawed out since coming home. Hot supper and hot tea should help soon...

Feeling emotionally wiped out and still have to do the physical ...but that will help the sleep tonight i hope...

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Got my "TO DO" list checked off...time to start a new one

Wednesday is 'take the trash out' day and I always feel free and clean that evening...funny little quirk I guess but gotta take the good times when we can...Right?



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I thought I was straightening out but I started crying jag again this afternoon and then read about another girl's little dog dying and dear friend loosing her home to foreclosure and i know I should be thankful for my own peaceful life and then i just burst into tears all over again...

Belle, take time to heal completely from pneumonia ... don;t compromise those lungs!!! Gentle hugs!

Sarah I continue to pray for you son and Granddaughter situation.

I just filled our medi-sets for the next week with vitamins and supplements and DH has Rx meds...I added some extra immune system builders to mine ...there are so many nasty bugs in our valley and I be filling in with school kids next week while their mom does jury duty so want a little extra building up and will suck on vit c/zinc when I am With them hoping to keep the viruses at bay. Church was half empty yesterday several families and couples gone and a lot of one spouse there and the other home sick-a-bed.

Between viruses and crying times please take good care of each of you...i think I will make a big chicken breast/rice soup tomorrow with onions,celery and garlic and a dash of cayenne

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Sarah: yes it is a tough time. I finally "allowed" J to convince me to go see my dr. to discover I have viral walking pneumonia that "has to take it's time" to get through. I am beginning to think February is the longest month of the year instead of the shortest. I keep trying though. I realized today that I haven't had energy to read devotions so solution to kick satan out? J's going to read them to me. I battle hitting a depression wall. I am just tired of being sick.

Yes it is emotionally draining when dealing with visitations. I can pray.

Ok I have what I call the "look" which translates to time to go back to bed.

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We went to see my sons lawyer this morning. Getting the visitation papers ready...of course his ex will not sign but she agreed to them so they will go through anyway...but whether or not she will let us see the baby...time will tell. It is all so tragic and emotionally draining.

Pain level high today from the 4 hour drive there and back. Hmm...

Sorry to hear you've been so sick Belle. This is a tough time hunh?

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I think I am up...can't say for sure. I have lived on chicken soup for 3 days and my throat is raw. I go to the dr. and all I am told is it's viral and takes time. I'm tired of hearing that pat answer.

I pray for each of us and our roller coaster emotions. This seems to be a time of struggle for us all.

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Elaine..you described what is happening to me to a tee...we are clones...as I am dealing with the exact same issues...and like you question what is going on and why. I was fine and then started crying hysterically several times a day which I have NEVER done before....

Thanks for the prayers Linda...this fibro is really tough to deal with...it has out emotions all whacked out and dealing with pain day after day is horrendous. It wears us down.

I have noticed stress really makes my level go way up..and it can be the type of stress I used to handle easily..now it makes my pain shoot up.

I am hanging on to God....I pray He covers each of us with His healing and blessings.

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Prayers for comfort, wisdom and relief of buckets of tears; Hugs; box of tissues; three dark chocolate kisses, or maybe 6 if your calorie count can handle it; a gallon of water and 8 oz of protein of choice... For EACH of us...now I can't do any thing more than that ...God bless us every one with better days ahead ...PLEASE.

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I think there's an epidemic going around and I'm slow to get it. Am having technology problems and I've hit the wall emotionally. I'm crying about everything. It's like I'm pregnant. Totally emotional and can't tell you why. It started last night and is continuing today.

Also can't exercise because of pain. Can't sleep. Struggling on all fronts, but with no real reason. It's been YEARS since I've been this kind of emotional wreck, and the physical challenges don't help.

I do hope everybody else has moved quickly beyond the tears. Am praying for everyb ody and hope you have a blessed day.

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Today, I did a lot of walking indoors.Walking around Home Depo while honey decides what to buy,etc... Now my legs are so tired that I'm walking around like a drunk. No balance at all. Has anyone else had anything like this? I think I'll just go to sleep so I don't injure myself.

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Well my sons ex will not give us the baby...she says she can['t trust us with her...now I was a RN for 29 years and she doesn't trust me...hmm..anyway..the weekend is not turning out well..I will be home tomorrow after we file a police report. He is beside himself upset as I am.

Belle..sorry you are sick...I am stuffed up myself.

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I am writing a book called "Hi I'm Joan, Jonah's sister." It's about how I ran from Nineveh and see service to God after domestic violence

It's official. My son graciously gave me his cold.

Grief is a cycle. Anger will be revisited time and again through it. I still get angry at Bradley for dying on me. But that's an even harder story today. Feb. 5th well (sniff) moving on.

I return to my hot tea.

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Crying must be in the water!!! 4 hours straight yesterday of crying/ some anger/ lots of praying "Lord let NOT the seeds of Bitterness grow in me" and Forgive, forgive, forgive...as I waded through stuff from the 5 years I cared for my dear Mom before she passed 7 years ago...It has all been in a drawer in that junk room...now I need some medical info out of it and and plowing through page by page of medicine records, work schedules, reams of paper of hateful emails that siblings sent back and forth through the struggles of me keeping my sweet mom in her home where she wanted to be, NOT stuck in some nursing home hole like my sister wanted her ...ooops...still some anger coming out here...I guess that is part of grieving too... But I am shredding a lot of it so I don;t have to go through it again...finding some treasures too though and clinging to the good reminders....

Belle...I am a late comer to this team..could you share again about the book you are writing?
Sarah...we have known each other through other teams...gentle hugs for you and praying you got packed and off for the time with son and granddaughter...
Just spent some time getting to know NYKaren and cried over her situation too

Praying for each of us to truly have CLEANSING tears, to trust of Father to carry us through these hard times and to have Faith big enough to move mountains of pain and yes, even anger. Breath deep, Pray hard, drink that water and eat some protein and low carbs. and Hugs Hugs Hugs Hugs Hugs Hugs Hugs Hugs Hugs Hugs ~Linda in Washington state


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Yes Belle..I am praying for both of you...I am glad you have him. It is hard being all alone. I do think my brain chemicals are out of whack..I may need something to help. I have been stuffing my face and crying all day...from watching the dog whisperer?? Something is off. I should be happy I see my granddaughter tomorrow and I am usually on cloud nine.

I hate Valentines day...I hate the commerciality of holidays. It has made me hate Christmas too...I try to focus on Jesus and not the other crap. I am an official holiday boycotter...except for Thanksgiving since it is so good to be thankful. I just hate how they push us to buy buy buy.

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We think I caught my sons cold. I'm drinking orange juice by the gallon suddenly which usually is the first sign that I am getting a cold.

I struggle with Valentine's Day because I guess I just prefer to show my love year round not just one or two days a year.

Oh J is J quiet sits back lets me be me. Holds me when the tears fall says little but that's the retired seal in him. He's been fighting his own health issues some have us worried. We both know Sarah I can't lose him too.....I've already been there also along with you. But for now he's J just takes the days as they come.

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Don't worry Belle..I am crying with you. I am having emotions out of control today...not because it is Valentines day either...just because...not sure what is up. Hmm. This is a hard enough day but for some reason my emotions are whacky. Glad you are not doing baking today. This is a hard holiday for lots of people. How is your fellow..you haven't mentioned him lately.

I need to be doing so many things to get ready for my trip tomorrow...but alas..now I am going to wait till tomorrow to do a few before I go. I just can't deal today.





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A huge part of my sister's issues is my parents sadly they are enablers. They also seek for a medical explanation where one cannot be found. I'm learning to set boundaries on what I will or will not get involved in. This is under the "will not get involved". No it's very tense in the family as it is believed I am not caring. It's not that I don't care, I just can't fix it this time it's up to my sister. Phew! now on to more pleasant things.

I am in the part of the book that as I write I cry. I read once tears are cleansing then I should be cleansed for a year.

I sit thinking what to make my family for Valentine's Day I believe the decision has been made to bake nothing. In the past I have always gone out starting the day with homemade cinnamon rolls and escalating from there. We've decided popcorn and Charlie Brown Valentine later tonight as a family instead.

I wish everyone a blessed Valentine's Day

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Linda..when will you find out about your tests? I am so glad that your experience was good...of course that is because you are so sweet yourself. Keep me posted on how you are doing.
I like my doctor but he recently sold his practice to his partner and I am terrified he will retire and I will not be able to get my narcotics....his partner won't give them...so I will have to go through finding a new doctor all over again...it is hard to get them to trust you when you are on strong meds...drug abusers make it hard for us.

Belle..I can't believe your sister's issues are so deep....wow is all I can say...you called it from the beginning...

Tomorrow I need to clean up my car and pack for my trip Friday....I am so looking forward to seeing my son and granddaughter.....


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Well the Dr Evaluation on Monday went well although they did not tell me anything...but very kind and through Dr followed by kind Xray dept...Dear Husband drove the whole trip to and from and also got in good visit with my #2 brother ...he gives such big strong but gentle hugs!!! I am so blessed with loving family. This brother has a multitude of ills but stays positive...what a blessing!
Yesterday was re-coup day with high pain and fatigue but woke this morning with clear mind and pain levels down to near "normal" ...I am tired now and will take my nap but doing well.

Sending hugs to each of you ...Belle you amaze me with pushing through your difficulties and setting good boundaries for others' ills and needs. Good example for me.
Barbie/Vicki, your plate is too full . praying strength for each day for you and that you will be able to love and care for others while still taking good care of you too.
Sarah, sounds like you are on a fairly even keel...enjoy the son;s visit and pace your energy expenditures with Grand children and taking good care of you.
Who else needs special loves today? here is a hugs and an understanding ear for you each one. God bless.

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wow I seemed to have been in a fog and didn't get it until today.

Update: my sister-it appears she does not have epileptic seizures and what she is experiencing is a reaction to stress. I will refrain from comment at this point as she has been told she needs to see a psychologist or psychiatrist and well the advise was not received well. I now have to sit back and let God work because I live daily understanding the opinions held about my chosen degrees and God's plan (sigh)

my daughter-she's such a joy and really doesn't think about it. As long as we make sure our instructions are written down step by step she's good to go then she can mark off as she goes to know it's done.

I will try and catch up on posts now. I battle an ulcer and well I ate some spicy fish that was spicier than anticipated now I sit in regret. I also know I have to do some writing but words are befuddled in fog tonight.

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Vicki...I am sorry to hear all your news....my dad has glaucoma too and my mom is blind so they are needing tons of help. I know what you mean about depression...winter is so had. I have gained some weight too and have got to STOP eating junk.

It is rainy here...so tired of yucky weather. I want some sunshine and warm days...can't wait for spring.

I am still struggling with my back pain....it is controlled as long as I have my meds...but I am so worried my doctor will retire and it will be really hard for me to find another who prescribes fentanyl patches since they are dangerous...many doctors are scared of them.

My son is coming in Friday for his 2 weeks home..which means I travel to visit my granddaughter this weekend...I feel like it has been so so so long since I Have seen them.

I cleaned house today..I'm sure you guys know how that goes...work..rest...work..rest...work...re
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Hi Everyone,

I am struggling with some depression. My health is acting up. I have bone spur pain in my left leg and tennis elbow in my right elbow. My weight is up and so are my blood sugars.

I have recently found our that my dad's lymphoma is back. My step mom has vaginal cancer and my step dad has lost 90 percent of his sight because of glaucoma. He also doesn't hear very well and has very poor balance.

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How is everyone else doing? Please pop in and say emoticon emoticon

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Elzanne, good husbands are indeed a blessing. Mine made our supper tonight and did the dishes. That was a treat for me.

Belle, I'm praying for your sister and your granddaughter. Life is very hard and stressful isn't it? But God is always good (or always working for our good). I am so thankful that your daughter has such a good attitude...I know it isn't easy to be young and faced with health challenges.

Sarah, good job on the walking. Some walking, any walking is better than none. I did not track my food while we were gone last weekend, but I have tracked all this week from Mon on. We will all get there...just keep going everybody.

Jeanne, praying for your husband to feel more encouraged. I know it's hard for him. Praying that you will feel peace and not feel like you need to escape with food. I know that's hard too!

Linda, your visit with your dd sounds so nice. Praying your dr appt next week goes well and that you get a favorable result. Also praying for DH's tooth. Something like that can be such a distraction and so uncomfortable even though it's just a "little thing."



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Linda, am so glad you had such a good visit, and grateful you get to see her again soon. It is a real blessing to have family that is a joy to be with.

Belle, it seems your life is still full. I'm praying that they will find an answer for your sister, and especially that she will find peace with God in the midst of her trial.

I haven't been doing well with my commitment to do strength-building exercises. Headaches and pain have hindered me. I am weary of heaches and migraines. Grateful for a h and his understanding and care.

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Wonderful visit from DD that live 2.5 hours away ...such a great day!!! simple and fun
Had pot roast in the oven so no worries about food
We made quick visit to town for local honey she needed and then visit to my brother for 15 minutes and then drive up into the hills to visit her friend for hal hour or so...good talk time in the car and i dearly love her friend too so was just great! Home to tell stories with Dad and lunch and short nap ...then more talk and she had to head on back for 7am work in the morning and just called not quite there but almost hit a deer on the road.....

Fibro pain is steady but DD said she could tell both Dh and I were hurting this winter more that most...she does in-home-health care for elderly so is always mentally evaluating us... she is a delight! The good time with her was good for me and her Daddy too...he gave the special Birthday present he had picked out for her...pots and seeds to grow your own herbs..she was excited to go home and get them started! Her BDay isn't til next month but seemed appropriate to give them early since they came early. I will take my gift for her when I go down to here place for a few days in the next few weeks ...but Dh probably won;t go on that trip..it will be just girl time.

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Linda...I pray that your trip goes well and that they find in your favor....my hubby was 100 percent disabled through the VA but it took lots of work and he always said to never give up...that was where most people went wrong. Keep me posted on how things go.

Belle..so glad you are getting in some exercise...I am proud of you. I have been walking some but still need to increase the number of days...but at least I am walking again....
Your granddaughter is blessed to have you praying for her....I am sure you are a witness to that family.

I am off to get my hair done today and then a bit of shopping. I need a new dress for my niece's wedding in March.

Praying that your pain level is down and that you have a blessed and joyous day.

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I have managed to do the Wii Fit for 20 min every day so far in February. I wish I know how I was pulling this off but I don't. We think I pulled my shoulder. Somehow in the middle of the night I went to turn over and it started hurting and has been a constant reminder to me all day.

I also managed to get the living room cleaned on step at a time today and wrote on the book for a while. Sometimes the sledge you get when in the belly of the whale really hurts........

I got to see my granddaughter tonight. The poor thing is lost in a world of teenage parents and the maternal grandparents are not Christian. It's a mess. I just pray not sure what more I can do.

Ok now to read my night bible devotion and find my bed. It's sounding good now.

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Thurs - Up and out of the house to emergency dentist visit with DH at 7am this morning ...she thinks the filling is holding and wants to give it a few more days to
heal before giving up on the tooth ...ground off some of the tip so it doesn't bump the lower teeth and will try very soft diet and pain pills for a few days...then stopped at his favorite sport shop and dreamed a bit on the way home...

Had precious visit from former daycare child .. single daddy is doing a wonderful job raising him and getting him to grandparents for some christian training most weekends - almost four and very good speech, knowledge and social skills...so good to see the wonders of resilient children.

Got notice in the mail that I have to be in SPokane for noon appointment next Monday...4 hour trip away... I thought I would drive myself the day before but DH says he will take me and we will see if done early enough to do return trip or spend night with family or motel... Evaluation for veteran's benefit...pray that I tolerate the pain and evaluation is in my favor for continued care. I have butterflies in my tummy already!! I DON"T LIKE DOCTORS!!! So thankful DH will be driving, that takes a lot of stress off of me as long as his tooth is doing well

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Hello, I will be praying for your sisters salvation Belle, and your daughters health. I would appreciate prayers and support. My dh is still depressed. Some days seem much better and others worse. I feel caught in limbo....I tend to eat instead of pray. This morning I did write in my journal that the Lord is my strength, that He can give wisdom and encouragement and comfort when I need it. My goal is to pray earnestly every day because that is what will make the difference in me eating in a healthy way or stuffing my face when stressed. I can use your prayers to be able to think clearly despite my cold! My headaches from mild concussion are gone so I need to press on! emoticon

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Amen Linda...

Poor Belle has had more than her share of troubles lately....she definitely needs our prayers.
Such a difference in attitudes...I bet your daughter is so much more at peace and happier even in trials that your sister...

My back is bothering me tonight...so this will be short....


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Oh sweet Belle, I pray for you and your overwhelming needs of the day.. Gentle hugs surround you as i love on you from afar ... praying for your endurance with the angry sister and praising with you for the lovely daughter responses to overwhelming diagnoses... and you just quietly cleaning your kitchen through it all and in spite of your own physical pain and restrictions... I'm so thankful you share your heart with us and we can love on you and pray with you for VICTORY in JESUS.
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I have the tale of two illnesses going on On the one side is my sister "why me?" struggling with finding the right meds who lays yelling at God because she's been diagnosed with epileptic seizures has yelled at me because I'm a Christian and should know why God is doing this to her..

Side two my daughter. We face the reality that my daughter due to a short-circuit in the central processing unit part of her brain (she had scarlett fever and chicken pox at the same time as a toddler and according to the drs. literally fried part of the CPU of her brain) and has been told this week that she will never improve in fact it may worsen as she gets older. Her reaction was "bring it on Satan God has my back." Then proceeded to finish her college required reading due this week and started working on an updated powerpoint I need for the new ministry.

I sit emotionally drained with both situations yet amazed at the difference in responses to the news. I physically find walking impossible due to a hip/back problem but I managed to find a way to still do dishes and clean the kitchen with having been gone most of the past week. No I can't say its the speediest of ways but I am accomplishing it one small step at a time.

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Sarah, hope you enjoyed that day for all of us!

Belle, I'm sorry about your sister. I pray they find the right medicine for her.

Linda, I also love the timer idea -- sounds very Flylady-ish. I do that too, except I have to set my timer for shorter "work" periods and longer "rest" periods. A lot of days I never get around to using the timer, but it does help a lot when I do.

Today is my mom's 78th birthday! I had lunch with her yesterday. Haven't been feeling well ever since we were gone over the weekend. Helped my sister-in-law a lot with cleaning her house and fixing things for her Superbowl party. I enjoyed doing it so much, but as you all know I have to pay the price for it now. Really didn't do all that much today. Tomorrow is my normal grocery shopping/errand day, but not sure if I will make it out or not.

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Linda..fibrofog is terrible isn't it? It makes me wonder my sanity at times....

Belle..deep breath...deep breath!

It was beautiful here today...high 60's and sunshine...I was able to be outdoors a lot..always a plus..plus my pain level is great today..for a change....
Got my walk in....messed around with my plants some...just a nice day.

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Prayers and gentle hugs for each one...

My brain is better but will double check all my checks tomorrow before I mail the bills out...still feel fragile and bruised all over from the down day yesterday... take care and move carefully...Keep warm and count the blessings it DOES help!!



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The stress is causing a great deal more pain for me but somehow I start my day understanding that God will get me through.

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Jean..the challenge is to pick any one thing you want to do to help yourself feel better for the month of February.

Belle..so sorry for your sister's diagnosis. I had a friend with it and she was on tegretol. I know it will be trial and error for her..I pray that they find something to help soon. I am sure the stress is causing you to hurt more....I am low energy too..I am having to push myself out the door..today I didn't make it.



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I admit defeat tonight. While I have done the Wii Fit I have zero energy to do any other exercise. My sister has been diagnosed with epileptic seizures and at this time they are finding it difficult to find the right medicine combination to get them to stop. She's good as long as she lays still but the min. there is movement she starts to seize again.

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Life has been too busy to reply, but I have kept up with the chatter and am praying for everybody. I'm struck with how much everybody is suffering from pain. I also like your timer idea, Linda. I wish it would work for me. But some days, I have to quit the treadmill after 3 to 5 minutes because of pain. Other times I can go 15 or 20.

Need to run, but wanted to say I'm praying for you all.


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I am not sure what the challenge is. Is the new challenge to try one new thing to help reduce pain? My shoulder had so much pain- because I read a book for several hours without my glasses and held the book out about 20 inches emoticon After lots of ibuprofen, tylenol, hot and cold it is better today. Last night I found my glasses! emoticon
The one thing I am going to work on is to pray first before eating when problems come!

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Linda..LOVE your timer idea...I get working and keep pushing myself...so that would be a great idea for me...I am either up working or totally at rest..need to learn to pace myself.

I am pushing myself out the door for a walk today..I did not make it out yesterday..back pain is out of control and meds are not "knocking it out"

belle...prayers for your sister....keep me posted. I know your struggle.

Prayers to all of you to have a great day...pain controlled...and joy.

Enjoy the superbowl...I am going to my parents to watch it with my dad.....


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Focus any day would help.....I think I spend half my day telling my brain to focus then the other half trying to figure out what I was to focus on.....(sigh). But I refuse to let this discourage me.

The snow is beautiful to watch. I didn't realize we were on the snow getting list today but I guess we are.

I plan to do some reading and making food for the super bowl. I find it amazing the number of ways we celebrate with food....but when I think back to my bible college days I think I said the same thing then about all the celebrations in the bible and how food was a central focus. Even Jesus' first miracle was at a wedding full of food and wine.........

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I feel like I am still struggling to get to know each of you...but this two days of interaction is wonderful for me to read and care and begin to really feel the treasure of you each supporting each other. i am blessed to be here..

Challenged to feel good about myself when the weight won't come off and pain levels, though lower than many of you, is so frustrating to me in limiting what I can accomplish...

Getting the timer into effect helps me more than almost anything...set it for certain amount of time [20 or 25 minutes] and work till it beeps, STOP and set it for rest time [5-10 minutes]..then do that again for three or four cycles then a longer rest...
TIMER plus the notepad in my pocket for things I think of to do or find or put on list etc so I don't run away from project at hand to do other things....

God bless you each one...Pray for my FOCUS this month and I will pray for each of your needs listed in my little Yorkie notebook.

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we woke to snow........I have a prayer request. My sister and it's a touchy issue in our family but my sister is back in the hospital she is having seizures. She has had to face many areas of concern and she was told some of the issue could be psychosomatic. This puts me in a precarious position as I have given up this past year trying to explain how the brain and emotions can influence how a person's body responds (psychology program at work). I had to explain to my parents I will not cross the ethical line and do any sort of counseling/therapy with her but would refer someone to her if they do not find a medical reason. Right now I just pray for endurance and strength and that God helps me hold my tongue and only "His words come out".

The cold has brought me slowness and aches but I persevere.

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Sarah, praying for your back to be pain-free and for peace in your heart. Please keep us updated on that.

Heidi, I always think that when February comes. The days are getting a little longer and I know spring is almost here. Yay! January is a really bad month for me usually -- physically and emotionally, so I look forward to a new month and a new start.

Elaine, proud of you!!

Dh and I are leaving tomorrow to go visit his sister and her family for overnight and to watch the Super Bowl with them. That is, if the weather cooperates. Supposed to snow tomorrow I think.

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I am so looking forward to Spring.

I walked 2 miles today..boy are my legs sore..I am way out of shape. I used to breeze through that walk but now it was tough...hope by the end of the month I am back in shape.

I am having severe pain fro where I had previous back surgery..I am totally freaked out about this...not sure what the future holds. I do not want more surgery...will need a MRI.



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Happy February everyone.....do you know what that means???
We've survived the first half of winter!! whoohoooooo!!! Only 6 more weeks to go and for some of us, it's less since spring seems to be coming earlier and earlier with the weather cycle we are in.

whoohooo!!!

It's all more sunshine and warm up from here on out. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. "




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Thanks for the enthusiasm from the team. I'm going to go do my exercises right now so I will be sure and get them in today! I need the push. Thanks.


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Amy, it's good to see you here!

I'm excited to for the challenge Sarah posted for all of us. So thankful!

Nancy, I'm praying for you! I know this must be a difficult time for you. I've never been able to work every day. Was not able to go to college (although I have taken a few classes in the last several years), wasn't even sure if anyone would want to love me or be married to me. Thankfully, God blessed me with a wonderful loving husband. Unfortunately, because of my energy limits, we still cannot have children. So life is full of losses when you have the fibro (or CFS in my case). Give yourself some time to grieve. It's natural to feel down and depressed right now. Praying God gives you a new purpose. I used to feel so badly that my husband had to support us -- it was all on his shoulders. Then, I realized that one way I could "make" money was to "save" it. So I devote myself to wise shopping, couponing, finding deals, cooking at home a lot, etc. Anything I can do to save us some money. My dh even lets me cut his hair! Hugs to you; know that you are not alone.

Belle, you deserve a nice rest.

Vicky, I read that your son is getting married...congratulations! Praying you feel more motivation soon.

It was so super nice to see Pam back and posting again. But it appears she has disappeared again. Hope to see you back again Pam! Missed you!

Elaine, praying those headaches leave you!

Peggy, how did your knee surgery go?

I have been so blessed just to read the last month's postings by all of you...catching up on your news, and reading your prayers for each other. It's good to be back!

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I'm so excited...we are having a good turnout so far with this challenge.....I am really motivated and happy to see how we can help ourselves get "back in the swing" of self improvement....or just to feel better.....whatever our goal is... and that it is something that will but a bit of spark back into our lives....

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Sarah,

Thank you for the email! I will try to join you challenge... I've been hurting a lot lately the fibromyalgia has gotten worse emoticon and my workouts aren't the best either.

So my goal is to do pushups twice a week and by the end of the month be able to do 50 with no problem emoticon

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Sarah, you are on the ball today! Way to go, girl! You make me smile..... emoticon

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In February, I will work to re-establish discipline in daily strength training. I've been saying I need to do it for days and just don't get up and do it.

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OK guys...a new month...Join the challenge if you haven't already and pick ONE thing to do this month that will help you feel better about yourself...it can be anything...just come share with us and take a step to a better YOU!!

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