I hope everyone is having a good Sunday. I can actually say that today is one of my rare "good days." So I'm takin' it for everything it's got!!!! I'm still having pain (I will ALWAYS have pain, I think) and at my doctor appointment, she raised my morphine long-acting to 100mg every 12 hours, which is finally now starting to kick in so I don't need as much as the break-through medicine, Lortab. I know that in most people, those doses would choke a horse. But my pain in my lower back just eats it up the second it hits my system. To look at me, you wouldn't see me slurring my words or acting goofy, and I'm definitely NOT "high", I take the meds purely for pain relief. Yet I always am nervous to turn in my prescriptions because I think the pharmacist must think, "Geez, this lady is a junkie." It's horrible to have to think like that, but that is how society is today. Just a shame. The people who really need the medication have to go through hell and high water, whereas the "junkies" have no problems at all. I better not get started on this subject....I have too strong opinions about it!!!!
OK, here's the big news of the day: I met a fabulous new friend named Sally on Facebook and she offered to help me with my support group - to give it a boost or a "face lift," shall we say. She set up a beautiful forum for people with fibro and other invisible diseases to go to and write posts about anything: how you are feeling, medications, vent about something that is bothering you, ANYTHING! And not only that, she included educational items like "what is fibromyalgia" and symptoms, medications, ect. The color scheme is, of course, purple as that is fibro's "color." We are still using that beautiful butterfly of Eileen McKarthy-Keddy (thanks again, Eileen!) as our forum's "logo." Both she and Sally did an absolutely fantastic job of helping me out with this huge project. I am so fortunate to have so many fantastic people in my life - both on AND off line. I am so excited to see you guys over there. So if you are joined in at my support group, PLEASE go over to the forum and register. The forum is CLOSED to the public, but anyone can join after being "screened" by the webmasters, which are Sally and myself.
You can get there by clicking on this post's title, our forum logo button on the top left side-bar (which will always remain there) or down below.
OK, folks, I hope this weekend was good for you and you are not in flare-up. I hate those! And if you are, you are not alone. Gentle hugs and prayers for all who read this blog. I love you all! :0) OK...you can go to the forum by clicking here:
TAKE ME TO THE NEWLY RENOVATED FIBROWHAT FORUM!!!!
Until next post,
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