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panda_lupo
01-13-2012, 04:21 PM
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Hello WHL Family!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! Iím so sorry that I havenít been on for a couple months.
How is everyone doing? Hope all is well! And everyone health is stable

I thought share a little update since October and only a couple things to report is that my sister loss her battle on November 30, 2011 to Leukemia leaving behind a husband and her son whose only 3. It was a tough time but we pulled through and made the best of a difficult situation.
Work is doing well, last sick day was November 29, 2011 =)
I havenít seen my doctors since the student fiasco! But Iím going next Tuesday for a checkup and Iím going to let him know how I felt about the last time we saw each other.

I thought I put a picture up! Of one of my fave presents I got for Christmas to show you guys how much the spoon theory has had an impact on my friends life Ö Iím going to get it engraved with the date I was diagnosed and the lupus symbol in the bowl part =)

Well thatís it really for now!!!
I will make more of an effort to come on and see you guys!

Lots of Love!
Panda

kim,l
01-13-2012, 05:32 PM
hello panda good to hear from you so sorry about your sister my sincere condolences, hope your doctors appointment goes well, hugs

steve.b
01-13-2012, 08:17 PM
i am glad that your life is able to find some stability.
no sick days in 1 1/2 months. great news.
especially with the pressure of christmas.

sorry to hear about your sister.
give her little boy a special hug from whl.

debbie-b
01-14-2012, 07:02 AM
Hi Panda,

I am very sorry to hear about your sister.
The spoon is awesome. I am glad that your health has been somewhat stable.
Let us know, how your doctor visit went.

Debbie

tgal
01-14-2012, 12:03 PM
I am sorry for the loss of your sister. I know that must have been very difficult. I am, however, happy to hear that you are doing well. Keep us posted on the doctors visit

magistramarla
01-15-2012, 10:37 PM
Hi Panda,
I'm glad that you have returned to your cyber family. I'm also sorry to hear about the loss of your sister.
Takle good care of that precious little nephew!
Hugs,
Marla

panda_lupo
01-18-2012, 10:12 AM
Hello MY Cyber family =)
Thanks for the love regarding my sister.... It’s much appreciated =)

So my doctors went well! I talked to my specialist about how he handles our last appt. and how I wasn’t happy with him shoving anti-depressants in face. And he apologized! Yes that’s right he apologized!
My lupus is under control for the most part and now it’s just getting the fibromyalgia on track and well that’s not easy. I have another checkup in 3 months and in that 3 months my specialist asked me to do 3 things 1) try Thai chi or mediation 2) lose some weight as I’m 30 pounds over my healthy weight and 3) rearrange my bedroom
If the 3 month checkup goes well I can start seeing him less and start going every 6 months (which I have to say I’m really excited for)
Ok! So reasons he recommends Thai chi is because he read an article on how Thai Chi or mediation can help constrict and strain the muscles very lightly and is a good way for people with fibromyalgia to loosen up the muscles and still work the muscles very lightly. Well reason 2 is basically 5’2 is my height and a healthy weight for my height is 120-125 and I am pushing 150 but I’m not going on a diet or crazy workout routine... All I have done is cut out fast foods, cut down on the amount of pop intake, eating a lot more veggies and drinking lots more water. And last but not least is my bedroom! OK well since I told my doc I wasn’t happy with him pushing pills at me he decided that he approaches my new problem … which is not sleeping in Feng shui kind of way so instead of sleeping pills he recommends to rearrange my bedroom and see if that helps

Has anyone had trouble sleeping and have any recommendations other the sleeping pills?

Cant’ wait to hear your responses!!!

Cheers!

magistramarla
01-19-2012, 09:22 PM
Hi Panda,
Your doc sounds like he is a fun person. I love the Feng shui thing.
Check out the past threads - there are a lot of them about trouble sleeping - it is a common bond that many of us share.
Unfortunately, I can't take the usual sleep-aids, because my body over-reacts and I sleep way too long.
My rheumy suggested melatonin, which works pretty well for me. However, someone here pointed out that it is NOT recommended for lupus patients.
I can't win for losing, and I sure can't sleep!
Let me know if rearranging the bedroom works. Is it something about which direction the bed is in, or what?
Hugs,
Marla

Angel Oliver
01-21-2012, 12:26 PM
Hi Panda,

so sorry to hear about your sister,my dad passed to leukimia too.Love n hugs to her husband and child.Love the spoon lol.Glad to see you back here.Take it slow.

Love n gentle hugs
Amanda.xxxx