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I'm a mom, a wife, a best friend. Sick with CFIDS/ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia since 1975 as a result of a nasty flu while still in grad school, it wasn't until the late '80's that I received a diagnosis. Until that flu I'd never really been ill before. With each year I get progressively worse and add to the bucket load of symptoms I'm living with. I've been blessed with an incredible family and best friend who've stayed with me through my struggles as we continue to find a way out of this monstrous illness and its complications. We've tried seemingly every approach to find my way back to health. Often I think our best weapon in this undesirable and unasked-for adventure has been laughter.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Tidbits: I'm back....


A thousand pardons to all who worried about me for the last four weeks.  I had a hospitalization which ended up being well over two weeks long with me arriving home a week ago.  Be assured that had I been able to answer earlier, I would have done so.  As it is, I'm trying to now figure out how to post and doing the rest of "all that jazz."
  • I'd also like to thank everyone who was so very kind and inquired about me and to thank those who said prayers for me.  I know they did much good - another one of those pesky understatements I'm so very good at making.  When I could find my email I was quite touched by my friends' emails as well as the twitter messages that came via my email.  Some of you just kept on going each week! That was truly amazing.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • At the moment I'm not ready to talk about what went on with me.  I'm not sure I'll ever really be ready.  Some things just can't be discussed.  I hope everyone can understand and respect that privacy. Nothing nefarious went on.  I just need to adjust to my journey.
  • I also want to wish every mom out there a wonderful Mother's Day.  I'm not sure if I'll be back tomorrow or next week, so in case I don't get back to you before, I wanted to know that that front has been covered.  
Finally, good luck to all who are going out there on Sunday to celebrate National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.

In the meanwhile, hoping all are doing their best, only better.  Ciao and paka.


12 comments:

  1. Dear Irene

    So sorry you have been so poorly just knew so unlike you too not see ur blog. Have missed your kindness and warmth. So hope you are doing better. Loads of hugs and love Sophie xxxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Sophie! And thanks for your many contacts. xxx

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  2. Doesn't make me worry any less, although it's SO good to hear something from you. I knew something was wrong, of course, and have worried and worried and worried over the last few weeks. I'm glad you're home and maybe somewhat (?) better. I was sending prayers and good thoughts your way. Won't stop doing that. Sending some hugs too. All the very best, my dear! Sharon

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    1. LOL, Sharon! That comment is so you (in a VERY good way)! I knew you'd write what you did. :) Thanks for the prayers, concern and hugs. They helped so much. xx

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  3. Hey Irene :-)

    I'm just back from a hiatus too. Although, mine have been for good reasons. I'm SO sorry to hear you have been so unwell and going through all that stress.
    I hope things start to get back to 'normal' for you now.xxx

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    1. So happy to hear your great news! Missed you while YOU were away so long. Wishing you all the best, Treya. xx

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  4. Welcome Back!!! You were missed!!!

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    1. Thank you, docfibro. So kind! ;) xxx

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  5. By the way, Happy Mother's Day !!!

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  6. VERY glad you're back. When someone with chronic illness(es) disappears for a while, it tends to mean they're suffering from flare-ups or some other lovely new problem. That was all the more reason to be concerned about you. I hope that you're doing better/well.

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    1. Thank you, Melissa. I knew you'd be worried and am so sorry I couldn't get to you earlier, that is, when I was in the hospital. xxx

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