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Been in that lose-lose position before too... not a great choice, but I DO like breathing... LOL

Do what you need to, m'dear, and we'll be here waiting...

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3/24/12 4:34 P

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Nancy,

The pollen in Wisconsin has never been like this before! Trees and grass plus the mold=major allergies. I sure this is not helping my breathing. We actually had the AC on for the warm days to keep the allergens out. Now it is cool again and the furnace is on.

The steroids are helping but as the dose decreases, the wheezing increases. I have to return to the doc on Monday. If improvement isn't seen by then, I will have to stay on the steroids longer---yuck! I just can't wait to breathe better!!!! I also want to ditch the steroids so I can sleep better too.
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Cathy, I hope the steroids are helping you. They're strong stuff! Could you be suffering from allergies as well? I'm just waiting for the tree pollen to hit me.

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Thanks Kathy. I finally went to the doctor today so now I am on steroids--oral and inhaled. They are helping a bit--wheezing is decreasing. I tried walking outside and only could walk three blocks because I was out of breath. Normally I can walk for 45 minutes. Hopefully tomorrow will be better!
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3/21/12 9:29 P

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Feel better soon, okay? emoticon

"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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3/17/12 9:40 A

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We are thankfully in a warm sunny streak!!! Welcome spring....early for Wisconsin. Our flowers are confused and coming up already. Unfortunatley with all the temps up and down, I have gotten sick more this winter than any others. I am on antibiotics for my 3rd bout of bronchitis and sinus infection. Even though it is sunny I still feel rotten.

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3/12/12 1:35 A

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We had HAIL today. Oh my...

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3/11/12 12:10 P

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We've had many weather systems passing us lately. My legs are killing me! I needed to resort to taking Ultracet in order to walk.

Our weather forecast for the next four days is temperatures in the 60s and no rain in sight. I'm hoping this will give me a break from the pain, fog, and exhaustion.

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3/10/12 11:57 P

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Bekah, I'm delighted you like the 70 degree weather--for me, the heat discomfort starts at 65! LOL I'm a fragile little flower in need of my own eco-system! emoticon

I bet we all feel like that sometimes, huh...*giggle* Gotta laugh at SOMETHING, or I'd really be in trouble!
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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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Awww...every bone and muscle in my body has been screaming. It rained all day yesterday and the temperature dropped 20 degrees in the afternoon. I hurt so bad. Plus the day before I jogged a short distance - felt good while I was doing it but I'm feeling it today. Pain pain go away and never come back again. You're making me feel rotten all the time.

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Okay, so now I know why I feel so awful! The weather has been cold and damp for weeks now and I thought I was in a flare because of taking a 12-night cruise.

I hurt more than I can remember. My brain fog is awful - both my husband and I are convinced I'm developing Alzheimer's Disease. I can't concentrate on a single sentence of a single book (and I got a Kindle for Christmas!).

Okay, so we're in the flaring stuff for a while. At least we're not all crazy!!

Thanks, Martha, for reminding us that our symptoms can be affected by the weather.

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I have been lucky I guess not to have major flare ups with weather change. HOWEVER I do live in AZ where we have very mild temps (it was lo 70's today) , so maybe that has something to do with it. I keep waiting, and everyone keeps asking me if things get worse when it's cold and rainy, but I haven't had that "yet" I'm so sorry for all those hurting this winter :(

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12/31/11 8:52 P

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This is going to sound a bit odd, maybe... I don't have the budget for an electric blanket, and would be afraid to use it because of the diabetes and neuropathy issues... but I have my "40-below" arctic sleeping bag in a duvet cover on my bed, and it is a total delight! LOL

It's a bit short for the queen size bed, but so am I, so... LOL And, though it's a little cool getting between the sheets, after just a matter of moments, my own body heat wraps me up... lovely. Always just the right temperature... and no risk of getting overheated.

*happy sigh*

Gonna "camp out" the rest of the winter! LOL

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12/30/11 4:46 P

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This cold, damp weather is tough on all of us. I use an electric mattress warmer because it keeps the heat on me no matter how I move; it's a great help.

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the cold weather has been horrible for me lately. at times i burn up then im shivering which makes all my muscles tight which sets off the back spasms. the constant aches and pains are getting worse. I invested in an electric blanket a few weeks back. To any of you that get cold alot it is a huge help and well worth the money. I really hope winter goes by real quick for all of us.

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Temps dropping here, 1-5 inches of snow here tonight,, have had hot shooting electrical wires zapping through my knees all day.. hard to work,,

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12/30/11 12:39 P

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The weather is dropping...I'm hurting but my attitude is great!

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Got warm enough to rain... no ice! YAY!

I "graduated" from my physical therapy today... another YAY! LOL

Now it's just back to the weather, it's being a pain in the... well... emoticon

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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I went to bed last night weatherman said a dusting of snow got up this morning to 2 inches but by 10 it was drivable.

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12/7/11 11:17 P

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Foggy today, there's black ice everywhere from the condensation... I hope it warms up before my rheumatology appointment tomorrow morning--not sure I can make it up the hill to get there if it doesn't!

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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Cold to the bone=pain to the bone. Brrrrouch!

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It's spitting snow and getting colder. emoticon

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It is 5:50 a.m..It is 32. We were to get freezing drizzle. Instead, we got about 1" of snow. Better than the ice.
The wind has calmed. The last several days the winds were howling. I can feel it too.

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I was at my physical therapy office today and it was 25 degrees out... yikes.

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I should not have mentioned the sun,, have not seen it in a week,, 28 degrees and cloudy, brewing for another snowstorm. I am in agony here, just swigged down a Tramadol,, how can muscles get so loose after three months of not working? I was up every 45 minutes last night after taking vicodin and Tramadol!
Everybody I know has gone to Florida for the winter,,
I think that the very next vehicle I see with a Florida license plate and luggage in the back seat, I am going=g to strap myself to their bumper!

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It's 43 and rainy here. emoticon

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I want to be out on that warm, flat rock, too!

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Gad your sleeping.What are you taking. I need help .

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I certainly would like that. The other day I was sitting in the car & the sun coming through felt so good on my face!

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Don't you all wish we could be like a cat and just lie on a big flat rock in the sun, basking and soaking in those healing rays without fear of skin cancer? MEE-yow! It is only 20 degrees here now,, I would love to soak up some rays... ahh, the bones would feel so good..

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I do have heritary neuropathy. In my case it affects my balance, making it necessary to use a cane.

But, I have had trigimal neuralgia [not sure about the spelling]. I take a anti-seizure med for that.

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The burning sensation is something I associate with nerve damage... and I think most doctors do too. I have diabetic neuropathy, so I get a lot of this kind of thing, along with tingling, itching, and numbness, primarily in my feet and fingers, and sometimes the side of my face (rare, that one, according to my neurologist...) And just like the fibro pain, bad weather makes it harder to manage...

Figures, doesn't it? LOL

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At times my left cheek is burning and the rest of me is cold, even shivering.

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My right arm and leg are on fire. The rest of me is cold. Due to the snow?

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My meds aren't making me sleepy... I don't take enough for that! LOL

But SOMETHING sure is. I've been sleeping 7-8 hours a night, 2-3 hours in the afternoon... and LOVING it--except I'm stiff when I wake up! LOL Maybe besides being a hobbit with six mini-meals a day, I'm turning into a cat: they sleep 70% of the day! LOL

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I was so achey for 2 weeks and went to the doc. He increased my meds. Feeling better but the drugs make me sleepy. Like I don't already have problems with that hahaha. Hope you all get to feeling better soon.

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I feel awful!


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With the cold winds & dampness from all the rain, it has really hit my hip joints. ughhh!

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Are you all feeling any better yet? I am not feeling horrible but can't seem to get warm.

Sending prayers and hugs to all of you.

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Darn barometric pressure------migraines for a week now!
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Are you all getting the wind? Even when the temp is great the wind comes along and sends me into muscle spasms.

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Bad, cold, evil weather. I'm exhausted - beyond exhausted.

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Great day, the sun was up, the warm overcame the cold. I went out for a walk and so far no pains besides the stiff joints.

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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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Isn't this great?

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A storm rolling through today--and it feels like I have a mild case of flu... fatigue, mild nausea, blood sugar going randomly up and down, and all I can seem to want to do is SLEEP!... emoticon

Rare, that, I have sleep apnea, and normally it's 5 hours nightly and a MAYBE a one hour nap in the afternoon. Today, I got up after 7 hours of sleep, went shopping, had an insulin reaction at the store, went home and crashed for 3 hours, got up and ate dinner, went back to bed and slept for another 2 hours... and it's bedtime and I'm exhausted...

In fact, I'm going back to bed right now! LOL

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It was not so bad today. The day was warm, the air conditioned as usual too cold till it numb my feet. Luckily I was so busy I had no time to pay attention to the pain. Thank God its Friday, I will sleep late and bask in the sun. I pray the next cold front is stalled until my flares go away.
Good luck to you all with the weather changes.

Have a great weekend!!!

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Hurting this morning! I had no idea the cold was going to make it worse! What oh what in the heck can we do? please tell me!
So tired of being achy all this time.

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We had 50mph winds and hail the past two days. I can feel my nerve endings screaming,, gotta get a muzzle for them for winter!! Dreaming of warm sands, gentle massage on teh beach, swaying palms, smell of surf in my nose,,
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weather is getting cooler, working in an office does not help. I have been in pain for 4 days. I can barely move my joints, all my body feels sore. I miss the heat!!!

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First snowflakes today! Okay, where's summer????
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How often does it rain where you're at? I live in the Seattle area, and we have rain 150-180 days out of the year... did I already tell you that? I forget... LOL

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Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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We just dropped below 40 degrees with high winds and rain...........brrrrrrr and ouch!

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Our weather is changing from warm to cold and wet and boy can I feel it!

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yes, you ar eright: it DOES make those aches feel better. Yesterday I could not bend any joint, but today I ran errands for a coupl ehours, walked in teh misty rain. Don/t know how I will feel leater... but thankful I moved today.. take care Shilowi

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I also don't do well in any extreme weather condition. When it's too hot, I feel weak, but I must say, pain wise I am much much better in summer.
I love fall but boy oh boy am I achy! And fatigued. I am thinking heat in the form of warm clothing, electric blanket and heating pads when necessary, will be my best friends this winter.The warmth from the elecric blanket is so soothing!

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haha.. I picked the last of my green tomatoes on the vine yesterday, to put in a bag.. two frosts and then 65 degrees yesterday!! Nuts..
After starting the week out badly, I cleaned all of my windows inside and out yesterday, but could not function enough to steam clean the carpet. One hand does not make it easier..today is the carpet cleaning.. rain too.. ouch!!
Maybe the same guy lived in all of our states at some point,to make that saying stick!!

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Do you know what it means if it rains when the sun is shining? It's going to rain tomorrow! Also when it rains in the puddles and bounces back up.

I tell you, when I woke up this morning, I thought I wouldn't get up! My muscles burned, over my entire body. And, every joint hurt. My TMJ tinged. But, I got up somehow. God is good!

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Hey we have that saying in the South too and we in Arkansas home of the Razorback thought we had invented it and it rains while the sun is shining here too.


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Hey....we have that saying in Wisconsin too! We also have only two seasons....winter and construction,
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I think we INVENTED that saying, here in the Seattle/Tacoma area! LOL

Sometimes it even rains when the sun is shining!...

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PICKIE98, we have that same saying in Minnesota. The weather extremes are the same here. Just when you are adjusting to one temp, it does a huge change. Not good on the body or mind.



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I was doing real well with my walking until yesterday. A day or so before that, I started slowing down, but, yesterday Iwas 'down'.

We have the same saying, "If you don't like the weather now, wait a hour and it will be completely different". I live in Ohio.

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Yes, Martha, but I was dong fine until yesterday,, I could move around and get some things done, BUT I just discovered late last night that I had forgotten(duh, surprise) to add the tart cherry capsules to my daily med pacs for the week! Within one day I was down for the count all day yesterday and up this night..
this weather is a winner too.. Furnace one day, open windows later on that day!! crazy..
In Michigan we have a saying, "If you don't like the weather, wait five minutes!"
I am still waiting...

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yes im hurting more each day we had a very bad cold week thank goodness its going be warmer next week but will i be able to get anything outside done...

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Yes, October has been a struggle, and I wasn't remembering the weather link until now. I've been blaming myself for the flare - not exercising enough, eating processed foods - and I'm going to go easier on myself. Maybe the beharior a symptom from the pain and fatigue, and ot the cause. So, pick myself up and start again!

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It's cooling off pretty good these last weeks here in the Seattle area and boy do I feel it too! This is the worst time of year for me as well.

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Martha, and everyone else, I'm sorry to hear of the pain your all in. I have been having the worst flare up this month too. Besides the flare up it's hard to sleep because of the pain, so I've been extremely emotional. My family doesn't get it, I'm glad that we at least have support for each other on our team.
I'm taking the fall pain as a warning for the winter. I'm dreading it. The worst part about it is my doctors have done everything they possible can to help and I don't want to keep bugging them about the pain. It feels pointless. They just give me more medicine for the pain and depression and I don't want any more. I am thinking that investing in an electric blanket or two might be a good idea.




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The weather changes have had a profound effect on me. I have been flaring for several weeks now. I have also gotten sick which does not help either. Stress level has been high and has made all of it worse. I am looking forward to a break soon!

I have had to make sure that I stay warm otherwise I hurt even more. I just bought a heated mattress pad to take the chill off when I get in bed. It helps me relax faster.

I found some new bras that are infinitely more comfortable than any others I ever had. You can buy them online or at Target--Genie Bras. Now I have to go shopping for some new shoes and hopefully find something comfortable.

I hope you all have a comfortable Sunday! Gentle Hugs.....
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Oh my goodness, yes Martha! I absolutely hate the weather changes, I can barely move when they happen.

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The weather changes are AWFUL and I feel every one of them. Right now I seem to be flaring a lot but we also are traveling a lot which doesn't help.

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So sorry to hear your flare was so bad but glad to hear you are doing better.

Yes, weather affects my pain level. Any extreme heat, rain or cold increases my intensity and probability of a flare. I have Hypothyroidism and my body's thermostat is controlled by my level of thyroid hormones. Thyroid meds are not an exact science and do not always control the condition as well as you'd like, so an FM flare is always a risk. With all the mystery surrounding FM we don't need another uncontrollable factor like the weather but I live in Indiana and the saying "If you don't like the weather, wait an hour; it will change." started here. God Bless and better health.

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I guess I never thought of it before because I love October and cooler weather. However, I do hurt more and find that I am stiff and really dragging. Since I usually feel bad anyway, I didn't attriibute it to weather. But then, I am really miserable in hot weather. Any of you all the same?

Oh BTW, thus may seem strange but it helps. I hate to do to bed at night because I know how miserable I will feel all night. BUT when I first get into bed, the ice cold sheets are really cold but so soothing. It's like my body just goes ahhhhh. The pain actually stops for a bit. Even though the cold sheets are torture.It's worth it for the short time of relief. Does any of this make sense?
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i am sorry Marha-YES- This month has been awful-I seem to be in a continous flare-I am so discouraged.I fight so hard to do as much as I can-but end up in tears.(Not the smartest approach,I know) At any rate-I'm going to a new doctor & pray for some magic tweak that will help...

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Oh my goodness, am I! There are days when I can barely get things done. There are other days I am down.

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October brought to us several major weather changes that started me into a major flare - one that is worse than I have had in years. I am working through it slowly. That is the reason I have been a bit absent. I love you and don't want you to feel that I've forgotten you! Are the rest of you as weather sensitive as I am?

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