Introduce yourself ((xx))

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Introduce yourself ((xx))

Postby gillshutt » Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:52 am

I thought I'd start a thread for new and old to say a little about themselves. If you're new you can look through at present members and post up an introduction so we all get to know each other better.

One big happy FaMily ((xx))

Me first! My name's Gill, I'm 50 and have 3 kids (5, 13 and nearly 18) I live in South Wales and have been married to hubby for 30 years :shock:

I don't work but moderate on a couple of sites and in my spare time I like to write and read... when the FM lets me concentrate.

I like detective and SF/Fantasy novels... the same with TV and films.

I've got 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 rats, 1 hamster and 1 goldfish.

That's about it, apart from a fear of spiders :(
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Postby princess » Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:08 pm

Hi Gill nice to see you on board
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Postby smurf » Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:01 pm

Hi everyone,
My name is Maria

I have 2 boys, 19 and nearly 17 in the middle of this month,
I did work as a psychiatric nurse for 19 years, I don't work now and haven't done for 4 years,
I wish I could return to work, but when I tried retraining with a computer course, I found I was unable to retain the information, my memory is poor, so we joke about forgetting to put memory card in. this way I don't get so upset at getting things wrong,

having a good sense of humour is vital to everyone's health,
did have 2 ragdoll cats but had to return them as couldn't look after them, and it wasn't fair on them, i believe they are happy where they are now.

I like s/fiction and true stories, to read and tv or films, that depends on my mood, whether it trillers, horror, comdy and such like.

well thats me, thanks for forum, it helps greatly, to be able to talk and the people here understand
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Postby gillshutt » Sat Jun 07, 2008 6:31 pm

Hi Maria and nice to meet you (((xxx))) Glad you like the forum and hope we can help each other to get through the bad times and enjoy the good.

Gill x x
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Postby princess » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:49 pm

Hi Im Princess

I am 56 years old, married, two adult children and one grandchild. I have had this illness ME/Fibro since xmas 95..
I live in NE Scotland and live in a wee tiny village in a small cottage.
I worked for the local authorities, ran GB's, did Aerobics and was at school getting a much needed higher education.
I had just got the job of my dreams, when i took shivers and pain - i was bedded for 6 weeks and well you know the rest!
I tried to go back to work three times, but the last attempt i just sat and looked at my computer and hadn't a clue what to do, ended up in tears and left - never went back.
Drs then suggested DLA, and was accepted by them thankfully.
Had 16 operations before this so body stressed, also lost parents suddenly.
Also had 6 miscarriages at 5 months each many years ago - 6 in 10 years.
Recently i have been told i have a heart condition that has been missed, but found on ultra/cho scan - mytral valve is malformed and causes me palpitations and shortness of breath.
Could do with operation but body is too week for the operation says specialist, so i just get on with what i can day to day.
I had a therapy dog, he died 2 years ago, we worked for 8 years in our community,so now i have a lovely rescue cat called Greta, she is 10.
Helped with 9.ll and asked to go to Katrina but not well enough sadly.
I can walk a little, have a lot of pain 24/7 and exhaustion, was told id be in a wheelchair 7 years ago i was given one year, its hard but i am still on legs for about 1/4 of the day - i really do try hard to keep as positive as i can.
ME/CFS or ME - Sciatica both legs due to arthritis in back, Mitral Valve Prolapse -
Think that's about it. - think that's enough eh!
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Postby gill » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:39 pm

Hi
My names Gill,47,am a single parent of a 7 yr old sports mad boy,(we're a bad mix!)..and 4 grown up children.I live in Buxton,but about to move to Leicester in 4 weeks,into a flat.I divorced my ex for being verbally horrible to us,and also not believing anything was wrong with me.(fibro started 7 yrs ago,and was diagnosed 2003.)I work as a school midday supervisor.I like galleries,the band whitesnake,soul and motown music,and have a Ugandan boyfriend.Have just started on Nortriptyline 100mg,after 5 yrs on Amiltrip 100mg.My main problem at the moment as regards fibro is memory and clarity probs.
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Postby gillshutt » Sun Jun 08, 2008 6:49 pm

Nice to meet you all (((xxx))) Shame we have to have FM to meet up like this :(
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Postby bb01 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:45 am

Hi,
Nice to meet you all :D

I'm bb,35, I joined in May but have only recently started posting. I have had FM and ME for almost 14years.

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Postby gillshutt » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:41 am

HI bb and welcome (or welcome back) hope you find us friendly and helpful. ((xx))
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Postby MISS BUNNYPENNY » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:08 am

HI nice to hear from you at last and hope to hear from you some more in the future enjoy your jouney with us the cafe is a good place to chat

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Postby bb01 » Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:33 am

Thanks for the welcome :D
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Postby gillshutt » Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:59 am

You're welcome :lol:
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Postby smurf » Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:53 pm

Hi everyone again,
I so enjoy it here, and Miss BunnyPenny, your so quick witted, you are very good, with your thoughts and funny comments, keep them up please.

Kind Regards and Gentle hugs


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Postby mistyblu » Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:41 pm

Hi All
I'm Valerie, just 57 and live in North Devon with my 22 yr old (nearly 23) son. I was dx with FM about 5 years ago, i still manage to work part time, 16 hrs a week, but in these past 3 or 4 months my condition has got much worse and i am now considering giving up work. In the past work has been my reason for getting up in a morning !
I have a wonderful boyfriend who is so understanding of my condition and would do anything to help me.
I am a qualified dream interpreter, so any dreams you have and would like to know what they mean, just get in touch.

Good we have this forum to meet others who feel as we do !!!
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Postby gillshutt » Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:47 pm

Hi Valerie, I may take you up on the dream interpretation. I had a really strange lucid dream last year which still seems real to me now.
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