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Hello from vixxrivs77

Postby VixxRivs77 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:19 pm

Hello everyone. :wave:
Thought it was about time I introduced myself to you properly. (I hope I've posted this in the right section as I'm still finding my way around here, I'm very sorry if it's in the wrong place.)

My name is Vikki (Also known as Vixx or vixxrivs77)

My hobbies and interests are card making and papercraft, Jewellery making, Scrapbooking, sewing/Patchwork and all sorts of other crafty things. 8-)

I also like walking, reading, solving puzzles (wordsearches, crosswords, etc) and listening to music. I also like watching Formula 1 and am a big Jenson Button fan, too! :-D :-D

I'm 39 years old, (Big 4-0 in January next year. Eek!) single and unemployed. I'm a committed Christian and regularly attend my local Pentecostal Church. I live in Wiltshire, in the south west of England. :-)

I was brought up, and still live in the west of Wiltshire. I have a younger brother who is due to get married in Mauritius next month (August). I have a fairly large family and an extended family, too. :-)
My faith in God is what keeps me going during good and bad times and I'm also very blessed to have a good circle of friends who are very helpful and supportive. :-D
I was diagnosed with FMS on Friday last week (1st July, 2016), which I'm struggling to accept and come to terms with, :crazy: :crazy: although I've had symptoms for a number of years. I also suffer with a few other illnesses too, such as Anxiety, Paranoia and Depression, IBS, Arthritis, Gastric Reflux Disease (GORD) and Asthma, to name just a few. :pull-hair: :(

I'm hoping to be able to find out more info on FMS and how to cope with it on here, and am looking forward to making friends with you lovely people. :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :flowers: :hugs: :blowkiss: :coffee1:
Many thanks for your warm welcome on here the other day, it was and is very much appreciated. :blowkiss: :blowkiss:

Hope you're all having a lovely day, wherever you are and whatever it is you're doing today. Also, I hope your symptoms aren't playing up too badly for you all today. (I'm not feeling too bad on the whole today, but I do have a very bad pain in my hips , which won't go away.)

Sending you all lots of love and very big, yet very gentle hugs. :grouphug: :grouphug: :hugs: :blowkiss: :blowkiss:
Vikki.
xxxx :-)

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Re: Hello from vixxrivs77

Postby LindyM66 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:46 am

Hi Vikki,

I'm Lindy, nice to "meet" you :-) I'll be the big 5-0 on the 12th of this month.
I was diagnosed in April, so I'm still getting to grips with how this FM affects me. Learning what I need to do differently, or what I should avoid doing. And of course, finding out what I shouldn't have done, after I've done it hehe! I work full time, so unfortunately, somethings are unavoidable.
I like doing crafts too. My favourite pass time is crochet. I make night lights - with a difference - not just for children's rooms, but for adults too. I've just blinged up my crutch as well -looks fabulous!
The forum is full of advice, and people sharing their experiences, which is helpful for us beginners. However, it's important to keep in mind, that it affects us all differently.

Much Love
Lindy x
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Re: Hello from vixxrivs77

Postby VixxRivs77 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:15 pm

LindyM66 wrote:Hi Vikki,

I'm Lindy, nice to "meet" you :-) I'll be the big 5-0 on the 12th of this month.
I was diagnosed in April, so I'm still getting to grips with how this FM affects me. Learning what I need to do differently, or what I should avoid doing. And of course, finding out what I shouldn't have done, after I've done it hehe! I work full time, so unfortunately, somethings are unavoidable.
I like doing crafts too. My favourite pass time is crochet. I make night lights - with a difference - not just for children's rooms, but for adults too. I've just blinged up my crutch as well -looks fabulous!
The forum is full of advice, and people sharing their experiences, which is helpful for us beginners. However, it's important to keep in mind, that it affects us all differently.

Much Love
Lindy x



Hello Lindy, :wave: :wave: :wave: :wave:
Thank you for your lovely reply. It's nice to "meet" you, too. :-) Hope you have a lovely 50th birthday next week. will be thinking of you. :-D

I know what you mean about learning to do things differently, I'm still struggling with that part and regularly overdo things myself. I guess I'll learn in time. smh. :oops:
I've never been able to crochet. I had a go at it a few years ago, but couldn't understand the instructions. lol. I think it looks lovely though and your nightlights sound absolutely wonderful! :-) :clap: :clap:
Think I'm beginning to find my way around this forum now and am so glad there's plenty of information about FMS as I really didn't know much about it before. Am still trying to get my head around it all and my mind is spinning trying to take it all in. :crazy: :crazy: :crazy: Have got so much to think about, I don't know where to start. Am hoping I'll get my next appointment with the consultant soon, which hopefully will help it all fall into place.:-)
I can just about handle the pain on a good day, but on bad days, I'm practically stuck in bed, which really gets me down. :( it's the forgetfulness I can't cope with right now. It's been really bad over the weekend and I almost caused a chip pan fire yesterday as I'd forgotten I'd put it on, so I didn't get my egg and chips in the end, which I was really looking forward to! D'oh! :nono: I ended up with a bowl of cereal in the end as I figured it was much easier and less risky to make. :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:
Hope you're having a good day today and aren't in too much pain yourself. Hope you have a lovely evening and a good rest of the week, too. :-)
That reminds me, I want to decorate my stick, too. Have been meaning to do it for months as it's looking a bit tatty and old now, but have never gotten around to doing it. Not sure whether to just paint it black and cover up the scratches, or to cover it in brightly coloured ribbon. Will have to have a good a think about it as it seriously needs doing. :-)
Take care,look after yourself and stay safe. :-) :flowers: :flowers: :flowers:
sending you lots of love and hugs. :hugs: :blowkiss:
Vikki
xxxx :-)
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Re: Hello from vixxrivs77

Postby LindyM66 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 7:27 pm

Oh I relate to the forgetfulness Vikki. I have to write everything down! No sooner do I remember things, its out my head promptly. On route in the car - I forfet where Im going!
Stick to micro chips Vikki! Much safer :-)

I think you should your stick nice and bright -)

Hope you are ok and have a good weekend.

Much Love
Lindy x
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Re: Hello from vixxrivs77

Postby VixxRivs77 » Mon Jul 11, 2016 3:24 pm

LindyM66 wrote:Oh I relate to the forgetfulness Vikki. I have to write everything down! No sooner do I remember things, its out my head promptly. On route in the car - I forfet where Im going!
Stick to micro chips Vikki! Much safer :-)

I think you should your stick nice and bright -)

Hope you are ok and have a good weekend.

Much Love
Lindy x


Same here, Lindy. At this rate, I'll be writing lists of what lists to write. lol ;-) Lol about the micro chips, that really made me laugh!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I decorated my stick over the weekend, It's a lovely bright pink now. Thank you for inspiring me. :-) :blowkiss: It looks much better now. :-)
Hope you had a great weekend and you're doing ok, too. I'm not too bad thanks, although the forgetfulness is really upsetting me at the moment and I miss not being able to do a lot of the things I used to, which is getting me down. :( :( Am trying to stay positive about it, but am really struggling in that department. :needhug:
Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY for tomorrow, :birthday1: Hope you have a wonderful day!! :wine: :twodrinking1: :beer:
Lots of love and hugs.
:hugs: :grouphug: :blowkiss: :flowers:
Vikki
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Re: Hello from vixxrivs77

Postby LindyM66 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:50 am

Hi Vikki,

Sorry for the late reply, I was off mainland, on the Isle of Bute. We rent a little cottage there. No internet, no phone, no mobile signal :-) It's lovely to just disconnect for a while. The weather wasn't great - rained every day, but hey ho!
I totally understand what you mean about not being able to do the things we used to. Snap! But you know, sometimes there are ways around it, and we can do things in a different way. And if all else fails, we can find new things to do. But yes, it can be so frustrating. It's also frustrating when our friends or family can't understand why we can't do what we used to. I try my best to ignore that, and just take care of me, the best way I know how. I will admit, that there are occasions when it does infuriate me, and I could let loose with my mouth ( and I have done), but I breathe and walk away, as I don't fancy prison ;-)

Hope you are doing ok Vikki,.and thank you kindly for the birthday wishes. 50!! Duno how that happened hehe.

Much Love
Lindy x
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