This is an interesting thing about my health issues. My father and my Mom and my aunt and uncle each had babies October 30, 1957. My father and aunt are brother and sister and I know I got most of my traits from my father and my 1st cousin Teri got most of her traits from her Mom.. So we have always had an unusual connection... Having the same thoughts at the same time, finding so many similarities as we grew up. Here is the part I find interesting.
Cathie - systemic lupus....... Teri - discoid lupus and systemic lupus.
Cathie - fibromyalgia........... Teri - fibromyalgia
Cathie - Sjogren's ........ .......Teri - Sjogren's
Cathie - IBS...........................Teri - IBS
Cathie - OA to be tested for RA soon. ........ Teri -has RA
Both with anxiety and depression, heightened pain syndrome...
Does anyone else have relatives with the same disorders? Ours does not
go from a generation to the next, it goes sideways between first cousins. I just think it's funny. When we were little we thought people couldn't tell us apart...(anyone remember the old Patty Duke show?? "Cousins, identical cousins ".......). we always wanted to be like the other,, but don't you think this is taking it a bit too far? You know, sometimes you have to dig hard but sometimes you, too, can ramble on about whatever "floats your boat"!! It is very freeing to know I won't be judged for my inanities.. I have always figured "If we weren't all crazy, we'd all be insane"!!
You know another thing Teri and I have in common. Our emotions. I think we have got to be two of the most sensitive girls in the whole world... As in getting feeling hurt Over something that would not bother anyone else but us? It's like someone has cut us to the quick..... I have had fibromyalgia I believe for my whole life. Growing pains that have not stopped yet!! 57 years old.
Really just curious if this kind of stuff is experienced by other fibromaniacs, other chronic pain sufferers or if (and this may be a possibility......)!she and I are just a couple of coco-nuts. Haha.
I am heading to sleep... Going to try for a ride on my husbands new motorcycle tomorrow. It's a big one a Honda Goldwing and very good shocks and suspension. And we're working on how to get me comfortable in the seat behind him with padding, etc. I refuse to give up motorcycling with my husband. I am not riding my own bike now but I want to be in a place where I can go on short rides on mine. I will not feel like I am losing everything. Because I am not. There is so much more to my life than this durn pain. There has to be .... And I plan on looking for it everyday. A scavenger hunt! Oh boy!!!
Anyways everyone rest easy tonight... Think peaceful thoughts... Any one tried guided meditation?
Enough of my mouth running on, ... May Peace And Serenity be with you as you try to rest your weary body. Oh no, now I have to say the Serenity Prayer... Then I will sign off....
Lord, (or whoever)' grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Good night my wonderful new friends. 😴😴💤💤🌌🌠