About Me: Female, 61, San Diego, CA, member since Jun 2008
I have been married to my high school sweetie for 38 years in August of this year. We have 2 sons, 2 daughters all grown up. We have 3 grandsons and 2 grand daughters, & 3 spoiled cats,now down to 2 cats. Our cat Precious was 16yrs. old & he was precious to me, but he w
[More]as sick so we made the decision to have him put to sleep on April 2, 2009 . My Family is everything to me. I was diagnosed nearly 20 yrs. ago with Osteoarthritis in my spine, neck a result of a car accident when I was 14, I suffered traumatic Brain Injury that nearly killed me. I was in a coma nearly 3 wks. I have had partial seizures, but I have not had any the past 9 years. But I just had an EEG done on Augusr 22, 2008 to see if the seizures have returned, I have had the same symptoms as before & I now waiting for the EEG test results. I also have Osteoarthritis in my right knee. I also have Osteoarthritis & chronic pain in my neck & spine , I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1997,& deal with fibro fog a lot.,Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and anxiety disorder,severe Depression & I suffer from migraines. I have been under a lot of stress. As a result of all my health I had to quit working last September 2007, I could no longer function at work, I was in so much pain & the Fibro. Fog made it impossible to work as an Office Admin. for Attorneys. My youngest Daughter Debra asked to try this website for support. My baby girl was right, I have made some very special friends since I joined MH. I joined the MS community in support of my daughter Debra. I want to know and understand MS so I can be there for her. I love her so much.As I love all my kids, cats, my wonderful husband.I just found out today,7/2/08 that I have sleep apnea that definitely did not help with my depression. I just was approved for SDI this month, August, 2008. I want to learn how to accept my disabilities for myself, but for my family. I am trying to not feel guilty because I am sick. I love doing anything with my husband when I am up to it. I am thankful for the MH Family. I now have a Powered Scooter that my doctor prescribed for me to get around easier. I was bumping into walls and other things. Falling down because I would lose my balance. I broke my right foot in Oct. 2007 had a Jones Fracture & was off my feet 4 months. I am on SSDI. My kids have all moved away.
We had to put Fiz our Tuxedo cat to sleep was sick with pneumonia. A our little tabby, Kitten is up for adoption, I had to do this with the cats because I could no longer clean the litter box. I advised ti get a companion dog. So now we have a loving, sweet Chihuahua named Andre rescued from a rescue shelter. We adopted Andre 11/1/09 and he turned 2 11/4/09. He is a smart little dog. He is my service dog. to get me outside walking and for my depression. That is my life up to today 3/20/10 We no longer have any cats. Breaks my heart. But my Andre my companion dog is wonderful and great addition in our lives and family:)
You're in my thoughts all the time, but especially today.
I think the last time I was posting was when you had shingles ouch! I have been MIA so I'm sure that I have missed tons. I hope you have recovered and are enjoying the holiday season.
Merry Christmas & Happy (healthy) New Year
You deserve a big bear hug! I have not forgotten about you either. It's always something isn't it!
I am so sorry that you have shingles. I have never had them but know people that have & I hear it is quite painful. I hope the doc is wrong and it goes away much faster!
Don't worry about being too tired to post. Just remember if you just need a little venting or some support you can reach out to your friends always!
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