FM/CFS/ME and it's Original Story... I decided to post this for those who suffer from "FM" and the other related illnesses, syndromes and so forth...

There are some that had either some types of dental "surgeries" or procedures, and then developed "some symptoms" of FM, CFS and so forth. When the 1st FM/CFS was "diagnosed" in Colorado(it was in "Lake Tahoe", by a doctor(s) there in a small town that "suddenly" MANY of that small town "developed" symptoms, that at first they felt that there was a new "outbreak" of a disease never seen before here. Many of the residents suddenly who had been very healthy became lethargic, had joint pain, the ran a very slight fever, some had "rashes" but many of those symptoms are now known as FM/CFS. That doctor if I am correct still runs a clinic there and I read the (book) I believe there is a book he wrote about it. It was almost "insane" how all of these so called been healthy residents suddenly could not walk, or could not do their jobs, were not able to leave their homes, because the horrible fatigue, and other symptoms were so bad, they could not function. I recall one was a mail man that had been doing his job for many years and he went into the clinic there, and again he almost could not work, because of suddenly being so ill. They tested the ground, water, thought maybe that had been "poisoned" or some type of "something" had just "hit" that town, due to the many who were becoming ill. Not long after that, then they began seeing patients with the same symptoms in California, and states other than Colorado and that one town. So, that is when these 2 doctors began a clinic just FOR FM/CFS and I believe it still exists and they are still one of the huge establishments trying to figure out why people suddenly come down with these illnesses... anyone out there who knows about this and I know many of you do, please jump in and help out if you know more. I will look up the name of the clinic there and the town and post it in a moment.

Here is some about the original story of CFS/ME which now I believe are all "connected" as FM...


http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/2017/9/Feature/ChronicFatigue/



Okay I am incorrect IT was in Lake Tahoe actually when this all first happened and it was "Peterson" that began seeing these patients..I believe the "Peterson" clinic is there still and larger... they are still continuing their own "journey" to figure out what it is... It was first known as ME...they thought it could be some type of "flu" they even at one time called it the "yuppie flu" Here is a link to a portion of the story 

The clinic I think is Peterson-Whitman or something like that.. it "was" the "Whittmore-Peterson" institute and I know there were issues so now it is actually called http://nvcbr.org/ They have changed names and do research on neurological problems, which these illnesses/syndromes are all "inter-related"...

This was a very interesting story (true) in how all of the entire ordeal with ME/CFS/that I believe now is "rolled into "FM"... above... I didn't realize that the "Whittmore-Peterson" clinic is now the

 but I do recall there being some controversy over the original physicians, and the clinic that became the above. So, here is the new to that clinic, and the story is really interesting. Anyone who is either diagnosed with FM/CFS/ME OR just wants to know more, should delve into the story... I really learned a great deal from the two original physicians, whose town "Lake Tahoe" "suddenly" without notice the almost entire town became "ill" with many symptoms and so forth, that caused them much distress and up until then nothing was known about it..... Until two doctors began seeing SO MANY otheriwse very healthy, young people become so suddenly and terribly ill...   whittemore peterson institute chronic fatigue syndrome
 

"National Pain Report and a New Book about FM and CFS....


 

FIBROMYALGIA and New Book You maybe interested in.....


http://nationalpainreport.com/new-book-gets-to-the-underlying-cause-of-fibromyalgia-8834612.html


Since I really LIKE what National Pain Report says, here is a new book they are talking about, and it's in regard to FM, (Fibromyalgia) which I know MANY of you have, have been diagnosed with it, or told you "may" have it or what they also referred it as, "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome"... I know MANY years back when I was trying to find answers to my "nightmare of several times a month migraines" I had several physicians tell me they thought I "may have" Fibromyalgia, or then also they referred to it as, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome... 

back then it was so NEW, they really had NO CLUE about it at all what it was, what caused it, or EVEN IF IT WAS A REAL DIAGNOSIS... I know MANY women continued to "hear" it as a diagnosis, when doctor's did not KNOW what was wrong, with WOMEN especially so it was either you have FM, CFS, or you are "stressed" or "depressed".... which aren't we ALL those things, whether we are "chronically ill" or NOT... plus being stressed or depressed it NOT just for women, but MANY men now days also... but since I realize that IMOP (which my opinion is not really a matter here) but I THINK that FM is an "autoimmune illness" just as any other like Lupus, RA, Sjogren's, JRA, and the

WORLD ARTHRITIS DAY!

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PLEASE DO YOUR PART TO HELP SOMEDAY ERADICATE ARTHRITIC ILLNESSES FROM OUR NATION AND WORLD... YOU TOO CAN PLEDGE, SHOW YOUR SUPPORT ON SOCIAL MEDIA, AND HELP TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THESE HORRID ILLNESSES, THAT TAKE A QUALITY OF LIFE COMPLETELY AWAY FROM ITS VICTIMS! 

 


 

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Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases, Symptoms, and Did you Know?

https://www.webmd.com/women/hashimotos-thyroiditis-symptoms-causes-treatments#1


Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments....

 

Suddenly i developed "thyroid problems, after all these years... my "slow" heart rate, my "many" other symptoms "could be" caused from this, Now why the blood work it just now showing this, who knows... but the symptoms have been with my for a long while now..... 




Some Symptoms...

Be Sure to Add To your Blog, Facebook Page, Twitter and more!!! IDW - Invisible Disabilities Week!!!!


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"WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS NOW HORRIFIES OUR ENTIRE NATION AND WORLD!!!


 

I am IN SHOCK OF THE HORRIFIC EVENT in Las Vegas Last Night! I am just now getting to my computer to this is unbelievable "mass murder" ! As I've said our world and nation are so full of those with hate, no compassion and no caring for "human life" anymore.. we are not safe no matter where we are... this is a sad, and horrifying day to be sure....




http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/vegas-shooting-now-becomes-deadliest-in-us-history-1059603523965


More news keeps coming in, 50 or OVER DEAD and 200 or MORE wounded!


http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/breakingnews/gunman-kills-at-least-50-wounds-200-in-las-vegas-concert-attack/ar-AAsLPFk?li=BBnbkly



STOMP OUT Bullying Awareness Month! WE MUST STand UP and HELP our Kids, Teens and everyone to know it is NOT right to Bully & IT IS RIGHT to "Tell" if you are being Bullied!

 This is a CRUCIAL ISSUE MORE THAN EVER FOR OUR KIDS, AND ESPECIALLY TEENS! WE LIVE IN A WORLD, THAT ALL OF US ARE NOW CONSTANTLY BOMBARDED WITH TALKS ABOUT DISCRIMINATION, ABOUT NOT BEING TREATED EQUALLY, WHETHER IT BE THE COLOR OF OUR SKIN, OUR RACE, NATIONALITY. OUR GENDER, WHO WE CHOOSE FOR A "PARTNER" IN OUR LIVES... And it seems it is NOT getting BETTER, BUT getting WORSE!


Now Teens are targeted ONLINE as well as face to face in schools. Some even taking their own lives due to the way these horrid events make them feel as if they are not "worthy" to be here. NOW, is a time to take a STAND, ALL OF US, and SHOW A GOOD EXAMPLE!










Crazy Weeks, Dealing with more Pain, the Hip Injections, and when you feel the "worst" that is when it all Hits you in the face, doctors, CVS,(will say I am proud of the government, insurance and more...

THE PHARMACY CVS, AND OTHER THOUGHTS ON HEALTH INSURANCE, THE GOVERNMENT ISSUES AND MORE...

I usually try to stay away from "politics" but lately POLITICS IS EFFECTING SO MANY OF US WITH CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITIONS, IT'S DIFFICULT TO NOT SPEAK ABOUT THEM!

I don't know how everyone else feels about this ordeal over "CVS" "limiting" opioid medications like they are, BUT WHAT NEXT!???

Limit out blood pressure medications, and Lord knows what??? It is a sad day when our own physicians can get "trumped" HAHA yeah I said "TRUMPED" by the darned pharmacies! I THINK it stinks, in so many ways....

After making the statement above that really did not have all that much to do with the "President" other than it came almost to be a "pun" play on words, I had I guess a "follower" of the President's "confront" me on Facebook. In the first place, I said NOTHING about him having a thing to do with CVS and their "new" tactics as far as "reducing" greatly the amount of opiates for 'acute" pain they will sell now.

Needless to say she made the comment "Well NO ONE should EVER be given OPIATES for PAIN! This is a woman that is a "friend" as far as on Facebook, BUT she never "says" a word to me, never. Yet, I guess due to me making the pun on words about "Trumped" she decided to "attack" me on my own page.

First of all, posting your opinion is fine. I don't have a problem at all with that, But, she really didn't read what I posted in the first place, and in the 2nd, I found out she has FM, and she began to "object" to everything I said about "any type" of pain control.

Yes, I was getting extremely frustrated with this person who never says a thing, to begin to say things like, (I talked about a friend of mine who uses Kratom for pain" and I had never heard of it, until lately. I would not use it, but for some it works and I think that is great. Then lately I've been hearing about some people using the "Hemp Extract Oil" or "CBD" Oil that is completely legal, you can even buy it on Amazon or many other places that sell all types of aromatherapy items and so forth.

So, I also mentioned that, along with other items that either are "not prescription" opiates, or the things that maybe prescriptions but not opiates, yet there are many people with other health conditions that may not allow them to take "NSAIDS", Antidepressants, some epilepsy medications and so on.

Thus, you can't just put everyone under the "same umbrella" and say NO ONE SHOULD BE GIVEN OPIATES! Also, MANY of those that get medications like this either "acquire" them illegally or from a different county, OR they are using other "illegal" narcotics, such as heroin, and other drugs that are not legal.

I hold high regard for Senator John McCain and in fact just sent him a message telling him how much I appreciate that he stood up for all of us, and said this "Obamacare" replacement" insurance could ultimately bring so many of us closer to the poor house that we already are, OR cause us to lose our coverage all together as far as pre-exsisting conditions.

It's more than time for the American people to take a stance against what our own officials that we place in high honored spots in our government that do NOT listen to the very people they represent. But, it needs to be in a "positive" realm, not causing and reeking havoc, or breaking things, ruining other people's property, and the likes.

I realize that not all of us have the money, or time, to make a trip to Washington DC, but we can get in contact with most of our Congressional Leaders. They have email, twitter, Facebook, websites where you can send a message, mail a letter, send a video, do something to stand up and LET them KNOW we will not stand for the thoughtless ways they treat their constituents.













I REALLY GOT RIPPED OFF & I KNOW BETTER BUT BEWARE, THEY ARE OUT THERE, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE ELLIS COUNTY TX AREA! LOTS of money he took and left me hanging.

I needed my home painted outside. I had boards on the bottom that were old and rotten. I wanted them removed and new materials put there so it would be closed off, look nice, & keep animals etc out from under my home. I had several other very rotten boards, a broken window (that I had the glass and materials I needed help putting it in), then it painted properly, which was white everywhere but red around the trim on windows and doors. I found this man on Facebook "not far" from my home. He came over, gave me an estimate, told me exactly what he would do (including power washing the house before painting it), and stood in my front yard (after he found out I had Lupus, RA, and was "disabled completely", and literally "cried" about his Mom, she has Lupus, and how bad it hurts him to see her hurting, and how he goes and helps her all the time. He acted like he had a wife, 3 boys, and like a normal guy his age (around the age of my grown kids) 34, and said he would start the day after Labor Day. Well he called and said he would be "late". He had to take "one of his boys" to school up in "Irving".

 I thought that was strange since they lived in my county a good ways away from where he said he lived. But he showed up, pulled off the old boards on the bottom, then he was doing it so hard, he pulled my plumbing line on the outside of the house loose, and water was running under my house. I had to "tell him" how to turn off the water! HE did, and I even went and got the parts and brought them back so he could repair it. Now he is the one that "broke" it. Then all of a sudden he leaves, he always left and never "told me" he was leaving, when he would be back etc. So, the next day, I had been running an errand and this was up at noon and he had not been there. He was parked on my lawn, which was messing it up, and wanted to use "MY POWER WASHER" to wash my house. I asked him if he had "Simple Green" or some other cleaner to put in it, and he said yes. HE also wanted to "borrow" my two very good and expensive extension cords, again I thought odd. He had one but it looked old and worn out.

Well, about 45 minutes later, I look out and he is GONE! I went out, and the house was NOT WASHED PROPERLY! He did not used any cleaner, and I could tell places he never bothered to really get the dirt off. (By the way, stupid me, and I know better, I guess I was just sucked in to his "story", because I paid him $5,000.00! Up front! I never would do that, so I guess I was just pulled into this bull. But, a couple of days later, I had not seen or heard from him, and he finally calls several days after the last time I saw him, and said he was waiting for the wind to "be very light" so he could paint.

 (He was painting the white with a sprayer). So, the next day, I leave to go to a doctor's appointment, and this again is at NOON! I had not heard a word from him, BUT I LEFT A VERY LENGTHY NOTE STATING THE THINGS HE "MISSED" some rotten boards, in fact several, and other stuff including "ruining" my doors on my storage building, because they were already "fragile" and he pulled them out of the tracks, and they were falling into the building, so he just "locked" it so it would hold up the doors. And he had also "borrowed" my weed eater, to get the ivy from around several places around my flower beds. But he NEVER pulled OUT all of them stems etc, which HE KNEW needed to come out so that they would not be left under the house, he messed up an entire two front beds and a side bed of my ground cover and Ivy, and almost ruined ALL of it! Plus I have # HUGE house plants, (I put my house plants outside on my porch during the warm months, they do so well)..he had just pulled them off a HUGE Boston Fern (probably 10 feet around), A HUGE PALM that stands over 7 feet tall, another huge house plant that is about 7 foot tall, and several a bit smaller plants, after me telling him he had to be cautious and they could not go in the direct sun and lots of wind...

he pulled them all out in my front lawn and left them in the sun, and I will be fortunate if they live! These plants would now be worth hundreds of dollars, if you had to buy them as huge as they are! He had "sprayed" the white, but places were "missed" had very little coverage where he had sprayed, he got "overspray" all over my lights on the front porch, all over all of my windows, on my mailbox, my front porch, everywhere! And when I asked him about all of where it appeared there was very little paint etc, he said "well I put 2 coats on) and I said well then you need to put a 3rd coat on, and cover up all the places he missed PLUS never FIXED ANY OF THE ROTTEN BOARDS HE JUST PAINTED OVER THEM! So, I go in it was hot my two pups one of them only about 8 weeks old, needed me to get them out f their kennels, and love on the little one, settle them down, change my clothes etc. I looked out and HE HAD JUST LEFT AGAIN! Not a WORD just Left, and LEFT THE LENGTHY LETTER I LEFT FOR HIM ON THE GROUND! So again I hear nothing for 3 days or more. Then a week ago today in fact, he shows up and starting "painting the red trim" around my front door. I asked him about closing the windows so he could spray and he said he was "through" spraying the white and was going to paint the trim! He spilled red paint on my front porch, did not paint but about 12 inches of that, left and again never said anything. I happened to have a "nurse" that visits me once a week here, so I was in the house busy with her and he had left within 15 minutes or less! So, I go a week and try to "contact" him on messenger on Facebook, and he proceeds to tell me that "he came by" to "paint the red" several times and I was "not home" and my neighbor told him he did very bad work and he should fix all he has made a mess of. Well, I had no clue my neighbor had seen him. Plus I don't think he had been by because for the most part I had been at home over that weekend and for the next several days until this past Wednesday. So, I believe that was a lie. He said since I was "not home" and he "paid for gas to come over several times" that he was not doing anything else to my house!

 Then he typed out a message with all kinds of misspelled words (this guy is supposed to have a business) and told me "Have a Good Day"... So, I am OUT OVER $5,000.00 WITH ABOUT ONLY 50% of the WORK DONE, AND HE LEFT ME HANGING. Then I go and begin to try and find out , AND ALL OF THE JOBS HE LISTED ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE WITH ALL OF THESE PHOTO'S NOT ONE PERSON SAID HE DONE THE WORK, OR HOW GOOD IT WAS ETC. I think HE DID NOT DO ANY OF IT, AND HE JUST MADE PHOTO'S OF SOMEONE ELSE'S WORK AND TOOK CREDIT). WHEN I began to "research" things he has complaints against him, he has lived in about 8 places, and has used about 10 different names. PLUS HE TOLD ME THAT THE Hardie Board he put around my house was "$700.00" more than he thought. Well, if he was a true businessman, why would he give an estimate and not find out how much the materials were 1st? Plus he told me that him, "his wife and 3 boys" were getting "kicked" out f their home because the guy they rent it from, "sold it and did not tell them". He said the "new owners" knocked on the door one evening during the time he is doing "my work" and told them they had 15 days to "get out"... well now I know that was a lie. He was "trying" I think to "play" me for more money. I think he thought I would "feel sorry" for him and give him more money. This "guy" knew "exactly" what to say to me, after me telling him I was disabled, living on a very small amount of money, that I had saved this money up for a long time to get my home "fixed" so it did not fall down around me.

He heard me say I had Lupus, RA, Sjogren's, many surgeries, a fractured hip six months ago, SO HE PLAYED ON MY PORTION by telling me that "his MOM" had Lupus, and just how terrible it was to watch her go through it, and blah, blah, blah... he was "playing me" and as I said i am NOT one to "fall" for this, but I guess I needed the job done, at the time had not "found" anything bad against him, although due to "recent" posts here for one, I did FIND OUT JUST WHAT A LIAR, A CON MAN, CROOK AND A SCAMMER HE IS. His "business name on Facebook is "BD HandyMan" Service and his facebook URL is:  https://www.facebook.com/bdyourhandyman/ other places he has lived  TX, Lancaster, TX, Irving TX, Red Oak TX, Arlington TX  Midlothian TX is "where he claims" he lives and his business is at Tio's Tony's but he had addresses I found in Duncanville, Lancaster, Red Oak, Irving, and Arlington all in Texas other addresses 606 Middale Rd, Duncanville TX 75116

FINALLY NEW ACTERMA APPROVED AND HERE FROM HUMANA! Good Gosh TOO many ISSUES around the House, Not enough sleep with the new puppy, trees, painter is an idiot, faucet leaks, and you name it, I've had heck...

Good gosh! By the time you read all of the information on this new medication, you may be too frightened to even try it! I've been giving myself injections with the other RA medications, some are in a "pen type form" which makes them a bit easier to use. I also give myself B-12 injections each month, with an "allergy medication" type syringe... and although I know they can cause all types of issues like TB. severe infections and so forth, this particular one has been "very rarely" known to cause MS (Multiple Sclerosis) which I don't believe the others were apt in very rare circumstances to cause MS. Anyway, this one is in a "pre-filled syringe" rather than the pen type. 

So that makes it a bit more difficult at first to get used to using. It f course has ONE HUGE set of instructions about "main side effects" how to give yourself the injections, and so forth, then there is a 2nd very LONG paper on ALL OF THE THINGS IT CAN CAUSE, SIDE EFFECTS, AND THE information that is more for the doctors - the medication guide, which of course is extremely detailed. Anyway, it will take me 2 days to just read through it all! I've already done research on it, from the website, but I am having heck again being able to sit for very long at the computer. Now that the one hip is injected and it feels somewhat better, I have the "lumbar thing" I think going on, because today I have pain down my legs, which is usually more about my lumbar sacral spine issues that just the hips. I can't win for losing LOL Plus I am just exhausted. I've got so many things I need to do, and I finally BOUGHT THE FLOWERS to take to the cemetery for Mom, Dad and my Grandparents vases.. plus I have some here at home I think I will put with them so I will have them a bit more full. 

Danged silk flowers are so expensive, and if you buy the 97 cent ones at Wally World or the 1.00 ones at Dollar Tree, then you need twice as many to fill the vases full enough! But, I am just too tired to go out and do them right now. The new puppy Bella has been waking me up at 3AM, most mornings, and then she gets me up, I get my coffee, sit down to watch a bit of Netflix and then SHE GOES BACK TO SLEEP dammit! LOL! But last night, she woke about 1AM, I took her to go to the bathroom, and she got a drink, and I put her back up with me, and she went right back to sleep! :) BUT THEN PEANUT, MY TWO YEAR OLD TERRIER, for some very ODD reason, woke me up at 3AM! He was standing pawing at me, and he wanted me to get up... I kept wondering and asking him if he heard something (but he was not barking) or if he was sick or what. So, then of course he wakes Bella up... Well I never figured out WHY or what he wanted! But of course I say to heck with it, get my coffee, and then BOTH OF THEM GO BACK TO SLEEP, ONE ON EACH SIDE OF ME!!!!! OMG! I was like danged I get one to "behave" and the other one acts out! The "only thing" I think he may have woke me up about, it that he has "seen" and basically "caught" a couple of those little baby "salamander's that I STILL CANNOT STAND! But, they get on their paper under the plastic, and it's slick so that can't get off of it... so I've noticed him looking all around the house sometimes, because I think he may see one, I know a couple of weeks ago, we both tried to get one and the little devil got up under the door and disappeared, before I could get him!!! I HATE THOSE THINGS!!! EEEWWW!!! they creep me out, but I will either swat them, or I have made spray from "hot pepper sauce" which nothing "hurts them" dammit, but it will make them run the heck off my front porch... so sometimes if I can't reach them to swat at them then I keep that spray out with me at night, and spray them. They then fall, LOL, and run off. Anyway, the little babies sometimes get in under the door from my laundry room to my kitchen, and that is where Peanut has pawed a couple, then he gets me, and knows I will finish them off and throw them out!!!! Then My crepe myrtle trees are just worrying me. 

They look so bad, especially the one out by the road. I've not been able to really trim it like I did the others. and it's so full of dead limbs'- I did take my pole saw, and cut a few limbs out of it, and then a couple out of my one by the driveway.... I found out they probably have aphids, for one, but trying to spray them even with regular insecticidal soap is almost impossible because they are so huge. I need a sprayer to go onto the water hose like my Dad used on his Pecan trees... but I threw mine away because it was worn out... and have not gotten another one... plus I CANNOT FIND MY CHANNEL LOCKS! I am so peeved, I have a pair, and then I have other plumbers wrenches but they are too huge. I do have a leak at the spout bottom and I probably need O-rings. But, I was going t take the "ring" loose and see for sure what parts I need, and I don't have the wrench I need to loosen that "decorative" piece over it... and now after reading, it may not even "screw" at all, but just "pry's" off. I've tried to find the right directions. I found the parts, but I can't find exactly mine to know if that piece that fits over it unscrews or if I just need t pry it up, I know the knobs well. I've replaced the cartridges in the hot and cold water faucets several times. 

But, this is the 1st time I've ever had it to leak at the bottom of the spout itself... so between that, and the "bar" the holds my hand held shower sprayer up in my shower that a piece broke off, I glued it back, and I knew it would not hold very long. I have a hand held shower sprayer that I got from TXU and it's heavier that the ones that came with the shower. Plus the tub is now 10 years old, and the "bar itself" is metal chrome, BUT the two pieces on the top and bottom that hold it up are "plastic"... so a piece that holds that screw into the shower wall, broke off inside that plastic piece... Since I have TWO hand held showers one on each side... I am going t try to "glue it again", take the piece off the other side, use it on my side, then put the glued one over on the side I don't use. I can then just eve eave the sprayer off of it completely, that way it won't have weight on it... but I've got to do something. I've left the screw itself in place, so I don't have water leaking behind the shower. 


Just a bit of ALL THINGS NUTS THIS PAST WEEK OR SO!

Talk about "one of those WEEKS!" I've been FIGHTING with the insurance for 3 WEEKS to get my new RA Medication, finally yesterday they called and it should arrive tomorrow, (hopefully, but talk about bad mess... I has to go have blood work done for an appt in two weeks, then went to the hospital to pick up my bone density scan results, from there I went to Waxahachie and sure enough I have bursitis in BOTH hips (as I tried to TELL MY OTHER ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON WHO WILL NOT GO ALONG WITH ANYTHING A PATIENT SAYS) OR SUGGESTS... so I got the left hip injected and go back next week for the right one... 

I got home and the "guy" that I hired to paint the house, and do the new boards around the bottom, had not shown up for days because he was going to "spray" part of it, and it was too windy. I didn't leave until NOON and he was NOT here when I left, but the doctor was over an hour late, so I didn't get home until after 3PM... mu little puppy was upset because I put her in the big kennel rather than lock them in the kitchen... it was cooler in the living room, and then her and Peanut don't pick on each other if I am gone (LOL) 

I think Bella the 9 week old picks on Peanut more that is 2 years old... then I drive up and here are ALL OF MY INDOOR HOUSE PLANTS, THAT ARE ON MY PORCH, SOME OF WHICH CANNOT JUST BE THROWN IN THE SUN, AND HE WAS THERE TO PAINT, BUT THROUGH ALL OF THEM OUT ON THE YARD IN THE SUN! Then I HAD TOLD HIM I WANTED ROTTEN BOARDS REPAIRED IN THE BACK, AND THERE ARE ROTTEN PLACES ON THE END BOARDS, ETC... NONE OF WHICH HE HAD FIXED, I also left a 3 PAGE MESSAGE ABOUT WHAT I EXPECTED, SAME STUFF WE TALKED ABOUT WHEN HE GAVE ME A QUOTE... and he was about half "pissed" at me... and HE WAS PAINTING, GOT OVER SPRAY ON MY WINDOWS, MY MAILBOX, ON MY FRONT LIGHTS ON THE PORCH AND HAD NOT FIXED ANY OF THE ROTTEN BOARDS. plus the paint he sprayed he cannot think he is not going to spray another coat! It looks like I took a "can of spray paint" and tried to paint my house with it! 

Anyway, I had put chili on in the crock pot before I left, I had to come in and calm the little pup down, and she peed all over me! LOL!! And calm the other one down, Peanut was all upset over the paint and the noise... he even painted over OLD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, THAT HAD BEEN UP ON THE TOP WHERE WE NEVER GOT UP AND TOOK THEM DOWN, THEY WERE THERE WHEN WE BOUGHT THE HOUSE, and he KNEW they should come down, HE PAINTED WITH THEM UP, AND DIDN'T GET RID OF A COUPLE OF LIMBS FROM THE TREE AND HAD PAINT ALL OVER THOSE, paint on my ELECTRIC METER!!! 


Of course NOW, my "rod" in my "big honkin' shower" that holds my handheld shower device up" had a piece break off where it's screwed into the shower wall. Well, I think I found one, if it is the right length, and I believe it is, but just another damned thing to fix. I tried 'gluing" it, and put a "ring" in there to help hold it, but I figured with it being plastic as far as that piece it would not hold for long. So, after about a week, it broke off again. I have two. 

One on the other side I never use, but I still would have to find a way to get that bottom piece to at least hold up that bar. I could leave the hand held shower piece off of it, so no weight is on it... I think I can buy something to fit, just as I said something else to aggravate the crap out of you... and I am so worried about my Crepe Myrtle trees - I think they have either a type of Aphid on them, or what they call a black powdery mold... both can be "fixed" but I just cut another huge "dead" limb off one. The thing it they are about 30 feet at least tall... taller than my house, and have been that tall since I moved here in 2006. So, I know they are getting old. I read that these can last 50 years... but this house was built in 1950. 

I don't know when those trees were planted but they have been here a very long while. I can't stand the thought of losing even one of them. They are one reason I bought this house. They are just gorgeous... pink blooms all spring and summer, then in the fall the leaves turn all of the beautiful autumn colors, and the "bark" peels off of them at a certain time of the year... the 1st time it happened it scared the heck out of me, but it is one of their unique things, so then they have this "patina" almost kind of look... but again I have so many dead limbs, some small but some pretty large... and then just didn't bloom as they usually do... they have LOTS of buds on them, but they are just not opening like they usually do... part of it is the "weird" weather because of us having almost a "spring" like weather so early this year, they bloomed earlier, and now they should still just be filled with hot pink and they have loads of buds but not many are opening... then my Oleanders didn't bloom this year at all. I planted them like 3 years ago, and they have been fine. 

But, this year all I have is "greenery" but not one bloom all season... it 's just a pain in the butt... and of course my damned storage shed doors are screwed up, and I found a "kit" with the new "plastic" gliders etc I "think" will work, but heck again, trying to research, find it, wondering if it will work, and now my faucet in my kitchen, which I've repaired the hot and cold sides several times, and keep spares for them. But, the middle spout where the water comes out, has "appeared" as if it is getting wet around where it goes into the faucet.  

At first, I thought it was just from me, washing it, or getting water on it, but now it feels "loose" so I think it needs a part in it... again now I have to do the research on that faucet, and find out which part that is and then order it.... OMG! sometimes I just think selling and moving into an apartment would be easier..no maintenance, no lawns, no trees, no stuff to do the yard with, not having to deal with "pests" in and out of the house, and so on, no painting inside and out... YOU call THEY fix! LOL!!!

"National Pain Report" Part 1 and 2 of "State Of Pain" and how our Governmental Bodies Can have a "negative effect" if we don't stand viligant!




http://nationalpainreport.com/the-states-of-pain-regulation-8834288.html


Part 1 Above



http://nationalpainreport.com/states-of-pain-part-ii-the-influence-of-regulations-8834347.html#comment-210816

Part 2 Above

 

Although MOST of us are very aware of our Federal Government and the Issues over Chronic Pain Patients, and their "messing around" with our very medications that keep us "with some type of quality of life" we also lest not forget, that our STATES also have a dramatic effect also. 




Do things EVER GET better from here??? Part 1- more to come...

I absolutely know that those directly effected by Hurricane Harvey, along with 2 more, one a category 5 STORM now, and the horrid nature of fires burning our entire Pacific Coastline nearly; along with other natural and man made disasters, we all wonder what the heck is next!?

As the news talks about the horrid events now days, they make it so utterly scary that many of us don't want to even walk out of our homes... between terrorism that comes in small, medium and HUGE FACTORS, how Mother Nature is reeking havoc in almost every state in the USA, and even across the waters into Europe. and the Asian countries, each day I wonder, will it ever get better? Are we just "doomed" to never see the "light" of day again, under all of the horrible things going on?

Our Federal Government is a total mess! That is stating it in a mild way. We are bound if we sit around, and allow it to be in a 3rd War soon, and none of us will be able to afford health care, and as some of us feel, we think the government just soon us "die" than to have to care for those chronically ill or elderly. That is a terrible statement but that is honestly how they come off now when they talk about "Obama" Care, and the ACA, and so forth.

We "used to be" the greatest nation in our world. Yet we are greedy, narcissistic, petty, arguing, not caring, or have no patience or compassion for the many of us suffering, whether it be physically, mentally or emotionally. Oh yes, everyone "comes together" when a huge disaster strikes, but on a daily level, of everyday life, people in general, not ALL but many could care less about their neighbors, people they work with, and even family members, much less strangers off the street.

While the entire world watches, the maniac in No. Korea is pounding and stomping, ready to annihilate our nation and others. I realize that although many wanted the current person as President of our country, I feel now there are those that wished they had not made that decision. He has no tact, he didn't in the running, he has no "people skills" and relies on his "team" that keeps either leaving or getting fired to "mop up his mess". How we can sit around and allow our President to "tweet" just anything he "feels" at the moment is beyond my comprehension. People griped about Hillary's emails" - well as far as I am concerned, what the "current" Leader of our nation does daily trumps (love it the word play there) LOL!  .. any email Hillary ever had compromised....

From the insurance ordeal, to him making more "enemies", to his "brushing" off the common daily person, with his attitude, to how he continues to cause this nation to possibly be in an all out war... he is just a train wreck waiting to happen.

"We" as a nation, seem to live now in one type of horror, or more than one these days. Whether it be physical illnesses, often chronic, acute health issues requiring emergent care, getting robbed, having some type of "terrorism" so close to us, knowing that there are those that just as soon "completely rid" the world of our country's people, high prices, and less wages... we live now in a society that nothing is ever "calm" , without stress, or have days that we are not worried about one thing or the other.

These are times of complications every where we turn. Health care costs are soaring. When a medication that is "necessary" to keep us with a good quality of life, in in the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS A MONTH, OR WE MUST JUMP THROUGH HOOPS, anytime we have a health problem/ The days of bullying is at an all time high. Kids no longer can be "kids"... from the time they are very young, we in these days must teach them "how to not be harmed".. whether it be physically, mentally or emotionally. Now the "bullies" lurk not just face to face, but on the internet, causing so many of our children to be terrorized at a young age. Kids must watch out for those with "guns", knives or other weapons, in the time of their life that those things should not exist.

New Federal Task Force to Address Opioid Prescribing

New Federal Task Force to Address Opioid Prescribing: By Pat Anson, Editor

The federal government is forming another advisory panel to study and
develop 'best practices' for treating acute and chronic pain. And for the
first time, the feds are seeking nominations from the public for members to
serve on the panel, who would represent



SERIOUSLY MAKING A NOMINATION OF MYSELF TO BE IN THIS SPECIAL TASK FORCE!

Take Action: Tell TX and LA governors to activate the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program

Take Action: Tell TX and LA governors to activate the Emergency Prescription Assistance Program

Take Action: Tell TX and LA governors to activate the Emergency Prescription/Assistance Program


Contact:
Texas and Louisiana Governors and ask that they request the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to activate its Emergency
Prescription Assistance Program (EPAP). This program will ensure that
eligible patients can receive their desperately needed prescriptions at
no cost from participating pharmacies. 

Here are more references to assistance for those who need their vital medications after such a loss due to Hurricane Harvey...

Just a Small Portion of the damage from Hurricane Harvey!!!!






My daughter took these yesterday near the town of Rock Port, where her husbands Aunt, Uncle, and cousins "road out" this horrendous hurricane. Thank goodness they are "okay" but almost were swept away by flood waters... they were in a building with a concrete foundation very well bolted down, and it came off of that foundation and literally "floated" into the neighbor's home....  She said the photo's do not even begin to show the true nature of what this storm did... that HUGE BOATS, LIKE YACHTS WERE TOSSED UPON THE SHORE LINES AND THROWN AROUND LIKE TOOTHPICKS!!!!








AS HURRICANE HARVEY MAKES LANDFALL SOON, MY DAUGHTER AND FAMILY ARE RIGHT IN THE PATH OF THIS HORRENDOUS STORM!



AGAIN MY DAUGHTER AND HER FAMILY, IN JIM WELLS COUNTY ONLY 30 MINUTES FROM CORPUS ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS HORRENDOUS HURRICANE!!! 



PLEASE KEEP MY FAMILY, THEIR FRIENDS AND ALL OF THE FAMILIES IN THOUGHT AND PRAYERS AS THIS STORM COMES IN AS PROBABLY A CAT 2, WHICH THE WINDS, STORM SURGE, AS WELL AND LIGHTENING, POSSIBLE TORNADO'S THAT CAN SPAWN FROM THESE, A HUGE AMOUNT OF RAINFALL, FROM 15 INCHES AND UP, MAJOR FLOODING.....


https://www.facebook.com/KRIS6News/?hc_ref=ARSm9NhNNXFH1LNsFVAeZGtSYoyQUXejGnRVp2IntIAHqVQoQr9u7h0MC65sXCdLO7g


ABOVE IS THE LINK to the major news channel in the area, their Facebook page..,,

PLEASE Keep MY DAUGHTER, HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS, AS WELL AS EVERYONE IN THE GULF COAST REGION DUE TO THE HURRICANE HEADED TOWARDS THEM AS A CAT 3

PLEASE EVERYONE !!!!!! Keep my DAUGHTER, HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS AS THIS HURRICANE COMING IN TO THE GULF COAST COULD BE RIGHT OVER THE TOP OF ALL OF THEM!!! They live only about 30 MINUTES from Corpus and it is NOT LOOKING GOOD while the storm picked up to a Cat 3 hurricane, and appears to be making landfall very close to them. Also, pray for everyone in the areas that are in the path if this monstrous and extremely "slow moving" storm which could mean much more flooding and damage to the entire Gulf Coast all the way from the Corpus area, all the way to Houston.. 

It could also bring torrential down pours even through the San Antonio area, and up through my way, we could have a great deal of rain from it.... also our Eastern Seaboard is experiencing severe storms due to the HOT and now a cool front coming through that can cause tornado's, high winds, lots of electrical stormy weather, flooding, hail, wind damage and more.... So, many of us are either in the path of something horrendous, or have family and friends in the zone of these storms....

 https://www.facebook.com/KRIS6News/?hc_ref=ARRLDBwgBH4gUTkJozyR18FQ4djWixyHrSAmZCepS-_YiNrQgY9y85MkU4Q8O8hkkI0



 I pray all are well, homes are well, electricity stays on, and no one loses life or limb to high waters and other things that come from these storms....

"Stomp Out Bullying" October Month


With School just beginning this is a HUGE issue for so many kids!!!! I am in total support of this campaign... after being a "bit overweight" as a teenager, I was "teased" about it, nothing like what happens now, but it did effect me, even today.... I see an "overweight" girl when I look in the mirror... so "any" type of teasing, etc... can effect our kids the rest of their lives....

 

Teachers and school administrators ... Has your school signed-up to participate in Blue Shirt Day® World Day Of Bullying Prevention™? It’s easy! YOUR school can join schools from across the Globe! Help raise awareness & promote this global day of bullying prevention! Get your school involved! Sign-up today! For more info visit: http://bit.ly/2tjLF49 #MakeBullyingHistory

 

http://stompoutbullying.org/information-and-resources/about-bullying-and-cyberbullying/issue-bullying/

 Learn the facts about Bullying!!!!


 

 

 








Letter from the Arthritis Foundation to Paul Ryan Speaker of the House and Congress!

 

 We all need to be TELLING OUR STORIES TO CONGRESS, THE PRESIDENT, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, AND OUR STATE GOVERNMENTAL BODIES ALSO!!!


FROM FUNDS FOR ARTHRITIC ILLNESSES, AUTOIMMUNE ILLNESSES, AND CHRONIC PAIN, THAT OFTEN FOLLOWS THESE ILLNESSES AND MANY MORE... WE MUST STAND UP AND TELL IT LIKE IT IS... NO LONGER CAN WE SIT ON THE BACK BURNER AND ALLOW THE GOVERNMENT TO NOT DO THEIR JOBS IN HELPING US, AMERICANS. WE ARE THE NATION, AND IT'S TIME THAT THIS GOVERNMENT PUT THE PEOPLE FIRST!!!!

 






http://www.arthritis.org/Documents/Sections/Advocate/Regulatory-Letters/AF-Letter-to-Congress-Leadership-on-Health-Reform-Fixes.pdf




A quick Break from the "medical things" and a bit about my life these past days...

I just  got my new little "Bella-Doxie" yesterday. Her and Peanut are learning to get used to one another.... since she is barely six weeks old, she is still quite little and whines a bit. I think she misses her Mom and brothers and sisters. But, they have been playing with one another and I know in a week or so, all three of us will settle down into a routine. I've not had such a little one in a while, that I had to paper train. Peanut was already a bit older when i adopted him, about 6 months. So he was already almost trained by the time he came to live with me.


Also, today is a VERY SPECIAL day in my life. In 1984, my daughter Amanda was born. Words cannot even begin to express just how fortunate I am to have such an incredible daughter, who is a wife, and Mom herself; as well as a special friend to many of the people that are her friends.

She came about 2 weeks earlier than what we thought. But, LOL, I only lived about 2 blocks from the hospital at the time, so I had "Braxton-Hicks" contractions with her about a month before she was due. I didn't have them with my son, so I thought I was going to have her a month too early. In fact, I made two trips to the hospital, all "false labor" as they also call it.

But, since they had to give me "Pitosin" with my son 5 years earlier, they also about 2 weeks before my due date went ahead and since I was showing already dilating and effacing, gave me the same to help get my labor moving along.

I had my son, and he started kindergarten about 2 weeks after she was born. I so "KNEW" she was a girl, and so wanted a girl. Back then, (even though not ThAT long ago) they did not do "sonograms" etc, unless they suspected something wrong. So, I could only wait and see for sure, if she was a girl. But, in my heart I knew from day one she was definitely going to be my little girl. I got to stay at home with her about the 1st 9 months then went back to work. She was a tiny thing, only about 19 inches long, and weighed almost the same as her brother, 7 pounds and 1 ounce, but her brother was 22 inches long or so. So, he was LONG and was kind of thin since he had so much length. She looked like a little baby doll, since she was so much shorter. A head of full really dark hair, and had the dark skin tone, from both sides of the family.

I got tickled my best friend from high school and I were expecting at the same time. So, I can recall my friend wanting "Mexican" food all the time. She would have eaten Mexican food 3 meals a day, for the entire 9 months if she could have... LOL!

Anyway, now at 33 years old which seems impossible that time has flown by so quickly, she has her 3 children, her daughter who she raised from the time Heather was 2 years old, and then her 2 boys who are about 7 and 12. So, happened her boys were spaced out about like her and her brother.

I miss them so much! They live about 7 hours from me. So, even though we talk gosh, at least 3 or 4 times... I don't get to see them nearly as much as I would like to.... So, I have a new little "Doxie", and am wishing my daughter a wondrous and special birthday, along with many, many more days of joy to come.... and I include a few photo's


 So, here's the new little "Bella-Doxie"
 Here is Bella and Peanut looking at one another.



  Myself and Amanda....


 My daughter her husband and the kids.


And here are more of her, her husband and the kids and their lives throughout the years they have been together...








FINALLY WHAT IV'E BEEN SAYING FROM THE NATIONAL PAIN REPORT - "UNTREATED' CHRONIC DAILY PAIN, CAN LEAD TO DEATH"

I've been saying this for years!!!! Chronic Pain left untreated can result in DEATH!!! For all kinds of reasons. Like the author said many of us have "comorbidity’s" like heart problems, and myself several autoimmune illnesses that put me at a higher risk for "early death". But, you take away what helps me NOT have to deal with severe pain, and my body would probably "shut down"... NOT from NOT TAKING THE MEDICATIONS! BUT. from the HORRIBLE STRESS TO THE BODY OF CHRONIC PAIN DAILY! I posted this article on my Facebook, on Twitter, I am going to post it on my blog, and everywhere I can. I've been trying to get the word out that THEY ONLY TELL ONE SIDE OF THE STORY ON THE NEWS AND SUCH! YOU never HEAR ABOUT US, THOSE THAT WOULD POSSIBLY PASS AWAY FROM STRESSES OF SEVERE CHRONIC PAIN.

Here is the article and PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG!

http://nationalpainreport.com/untreated-chronic-pain-can-kill-8833859.html#comment-208843





SICK and TIRED of the "stigma" placed on so many of us with Chronic Pain and just how horribly it effects our lives, I feel it's time for me to step up and also state my feelings on the subject!

For a long time, I've kept my "mouth shut" when it comes to the business over those who want to make EVERYONE, with Chronic Pain and Chronic Illnesses, look like a bunch of junkies! But, I am just too fed up with it! It's gotten to the place that rather than focus on other countries who could destroy our nation with bombs, or talk about how to "help" those with pain problems, or use their talk to make available more research dollars, funding to help those who are ill, rather than make us all feel as if we are doing something wrong. 

As I use the example of someone with Diabetes, would you take away their insulin? A person with high blood pressure would you deny them medications to lower their blood pressure? I've been thru just about every type of other "pain reliever" you can imagine. chiropractors, injections into my spine and occipital nerves in my neck, injections into just about every joint on my body, I am on several medications for the Lupus and RA, yet some other medications that I had MANY SIDE EFFECTS FROM, that were supposed to help with chronic pain, I have every surgery that is a promise to help my pain, I walk daily, I don't stay sedentary, I try and do all I can to ease my pain. I've gone through NSAIDS that can cause me to have another heart attack. 

My 2nd MI partially was caused from chronic pain, and after the fractures to my hip, my pain level increased, due to many things such as the change of my gait, my neck in such bad shape, that he has to "stretch" it 2 INCHES, because I lost that much disc space... So, I KNOW ABOUT ALL F THE alternatives. Some of which work wonderfully for some people. I am thrilled that some find relief from things such as Gabapentin, which caused me to "hallucinate" even on a small dose. So, after going through SO MANY YEARS, of every type of other treatment available, what "works" for me, may not be what works for someone else. "Chronic Pain" in itself is extremely complicated. Due to having SO MANY CONDITIONS, that can cause this type of pain, it's taken an "army of physicians", medications, treatments, surgeries, injections, therapy, you name it, I've done it to find "what works" for me, with the least amount of side effects possible. 

So it just "burns my butt" to hear the crude and down right stupid remarks some say about us patients, that live with pain daily. I give a good example. I had NO CLUE, HOW PAINFUL, a fractured hip was, UNTIL IT HAPPENED TO ME! That was one of the most excruciating times in my life, as far as pain goes. OMG, kidney stones are horrible and unrelenting at times. But those two fractures of my right hip.... were almost unbearable. Every tiny movement caused me so much pain, I thought I would go into convulsions. Even being put on the stretcher and taken over my lawn to the ambulance, I was literally screaming, crying and probably cursing so badly and loudly, all of my neighbors heard me! I even waited over 2 HOURS, before calling the ambulance.
  


I wanted to "make sure" I had a fracture, and not just a "bruised hip" before calling the ambulance. Then them trying to do an X-ray or moving me in any way, I shook and screamed in so much pain. And those things are "acute pain" issues. So, you take some of those and put them with someone often daily or many times in a month's time, and see how well they would function in life for very long. I tend to be one of those people who try and not "show my pain" or illnesses in public. But, believe me just because I am not limping or using a cane, or whining and moaning in pain, does NOT mean that it's not there. So, some of you may get sick and tired of seeing me post about all of this ridiculous uproar over this so called "crisis", but I intend to keep on getting the word out as much as I can, and supporting EACH OF US, who would be "lifeless" if we had to withstand chronic pain and illnesses without any type of relief. 

The LONG LIST of illnesses that can cause relentless pain are endless. You can have "diabetic neuropathy", many different types of arthritic illnesses, autoimmune illnesses and syndromes, nerve pain from degeneration of the joints, of bones, of the spine, migraines of many types now, TMJ, FM, torn muscles and ligaments, surgeries sometimes can cause pain, "neuralgia" comes from so many types of illnesses, whether sciatic nerve pain, from a lower back issue, or pain in the arms, wrists, fingers, from a cervical neck problem, or from problems with diseases causing bone pain, cancers of many types, all types of "myalgia's", torn muscles, chronic sprains, cartilage gone in joints, certain types of chronic bladder problems, certain intestinal chronic health problems, and the list goes on and on about health conditions that can cause or contribute to chronic pain and chronic illnesses. 

I've decided that I am going to "fight" as much as I can online, with petitions, letters and such the ridiculous claims that "everyone" who takes a pain medication is "addicted" or an abuser. Whether it be governmental bodies, the DEA, the FDA, or the President, (HOW CAN any of those people who have NEVER HAD A SEVERE AND CHRONIC PAIN DISEASE POSSIBLY UNDERSTAND OR KNOW ALL OF WHAT WE GO THROUGH IN A SINGLE WEEK?" ALSO, I am SICK OF the health insurance companies "calling" constantly, wanting to "go over" your medications "over the phone" when NOW THEY DON'T EVEN SAY WHO THEY ARE ON CALLER ID! Now rather than saying the name of the company, Caller ID usually say "1-800" number calling... how do I KNOW THEY ARE WHOM THEY SAY THEY ARE? Why do I want to "discuss" something that honestly, is NONE OF THEIR BUSINESS! That is between MYSELF, MY PHYSICIANS, and if I NEED HELP, MY OWN PHARMACISTS? It is insane how many calls I get from so called health insurance, wanting to discuss, "this, that or the other" about my "health".... I HAVE A LIFE TOO, and I don't care to sit on the phone for an hour telling a person I don't know and have no earthly idea who they are about my medications or anything else for that matter!!!!! 


We are WARNED AND WARNED ABOUT NOT GIVING OUT PRIVATE information over the phone to those we don't know.... so this is a prime example of what irritates the hell out of me!



I got a call earlier in the week, from a "guy" who I didn't even "understand" asking for me? He never said where he was from, or whom he worked for, and then when he mentions my medications, I got irritated and told him I was NOT at that time discussing it with him. In the first place, THE MAJORITY OF THE TIME, THOSE PEOPLE EITHER CANNOT SPELL 

MY MEDICATIONS, OR THEY HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THEY ARE FOR! Why should I have to "explain" those things over the phone to anyone????



So, some of you may get sick and tired of my ranting on the subject, but enough is enough!