Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Deep Tissue Massage

What is deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.

It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders.

Some of the same strokes are used as classic
massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.

How does deep tissue massage work?

When there is chronic muscle tension or injury, there are usually adhesions (bands of painful, rigid tissue) in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Adhesions can block circulation and cause pain, limited movement, and inflammation.

Deep tissue massage works by physically breaking down these adhesions to relieve pain and restore normal movement. To do this, the massage therapist often uses direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles.

Will deep tissue massage hurt?

At certain points during the massage, most people find there is usually some discomfort and pain.

It is important to tell the massage therapist when things hurt and if any soreness or pain you ecperience is outside your comfort range.

There is usually some stiffness or pain after a deep tissue massage, but it should subside within a day or so. The massage therapist may recommend applying ice to the area after the massage.

What conditions is deep tissue massage used for?

Unlike classic massage therapy, which is used for relaxation, deep tissue massage usually focuses on a specific problem, such as:

Chronic pain

Limited mobility

Recovery from injuries (e.g. whiplash, falls, sports injury)

Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome

Postural problems

Ostearthritis pain


Muscle tension or spasm

According to the August 2005 issue of Consumer Reports magazine, 34,000 people ranked deep tissue massage more effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain than physical therapy, exercise, prescription medications, chiropractic, acupuncture, diet, glucosamine and over-the-counter drugs.

Deep tissue massage also received a top ranking for fibromyalgia pain.

People often notice improved range of motion immediately after a deep tissue massage.

What can I expect during my visit?

Massage therapists may use fingertips, knuckles, hands, elbows, and forearms during the deep tissue massage.

You may be asked to breathe deeply as the massage therapist works on certain tense areas.
It is important to drink plenty of water as you can after the massage to flush metabolic waste from the tissues.


Massage is not recommended for certain people:

infectious skin disease, rash, or open wounds

immediately after surgery

immediately after chemotherapy or radiation, unless recommended by your doctor

people with osteoporosis should consult their doctor before getting a massage

prone to blood clots. There is a risk of blood clots being dislodged. If you have heart disease, check with your doctor before having a massage

pregnant women should check with their doctor first if they are considering getting a massage. Massage in pregnant women should be done by massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage.

massage should not be done directly over bruises, inflamed skin, unhealed wounds, tumors, abdominal hernia, or areas of recent fractures.

Additional tips

don’t eat a heavy meal before the massage
if it's your first time at the clinic or spa, arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the necessary forms. Otherwise, arrive 5 minutes early so you can have a few minutes to rest and relax before starting the massage.

Created 04/04/06

Updated: April 11, 2006


~My grandson's new hair cut!~

He's just too cute! :o) He makes me laugh! lol


~The after effect~

Good morning! :o) Is everyone feeling ok this morning? I can't hear you.....I said...IS EVERYONE FEELING OK THIS MORNING? Much better! :o) I heard you this time! :o) Glad to hear it! :o)
Boy is it cold here! I woke up and it was just 6 desgrees! Yikes! bbbuuurrr! Now it's all the way up to a balmy 10! Whew, I'm going to have to take off my socks now! :::fanning myself:::
This morning, my grandson had to go to the doctors to get a shot! Poor thing! He's not going to be in a very good mood when he gets home! :o( I don't blame him one bit either. He was all happy that he got to go bye bye! But he didn't realize where to! Poor baby! :o( I tried to get him to take his stuffed Sulivan with him, that he got at the Disney on Ice...but he didn't want to. God bless him! He's my little man! :o) I just love him to death! :o)

Oh wow....last night, I don't know what happened to me, but I'm so glad that my daughter was in here with me! Whew! I was on this computer, and she was on the laptop doing her home work. I didn't do anything out of the ordinary, but all of the sudden, I got so dizzy I started to pour sweat off of me and my stomach hurt and I thought I was going to vomit, and I got very weak and was so limp I could move on my own! :o( I was scared! :o( My head and shoulders almost just fell on the keyboard! Nena was just right behind me, and I could barely even talk! I called for her help, and she could hardly hear me! :o( Then she seen what was happening and got up and took the laptop off my bed and had to get me out of this chair and into my bed! And thats the last that I remember! :o( The next thing is that I woke up this morning! What it was....I have no clue! No new medicines, and I didn't eat, or do anything new or different! It was like I had no muslces! Like a jellyfish! I had a hard time swollowing and anything that had to do with my muscles, I fought to work them! I fought my body! I wasn't going to give up either! Now that was a very scary moment! :o( I don't know what I would have done if Nena wasn't down here! And, I have no idea if it'll happen again! We'll see. :o) Then all I can do is go from there and do what I am able to do and thats the best I can do! :o) But...if anybody out there knows of anything like this that might be able to help, I'd really appreciate it if you could email me to let me know. :o)

So, this morning, I'm shaky of course. And I feel a bit "out of it" in a way...I can't think of a way to describe it. Oh well...I'll get better! :o) Oh....My grandson is home! lol he has "hat hair!" lol :o) And he's fine! Whew! I'm so glad...he's a big boy! :o) Now he can watch an Elmo movie! YAY! :o) Too cute he is! lol :o)
Well, this morning, I wrote an email to the group leader to see if I can just do the Themes for the week, and not do the Journal Pimping or the Week's Game. She wrote me back and said that would be fine! I'm glad because I can come up with I've asked the members last week for theeir suggestions, and wow....they gave me alot of good ones! :o) So, I'm having alot of fun putting them together. ;o)

The rest of my day went alot more smoothly. Well, what was left of it. :o) A friend of mine wrote me an email, and it really calmed me down. :o) Thank you so much! Her words have always done that. :o)
I did lay down and take a nap as well. I was under my heating blanket, and I had it all the way up to 10! My hips hurt sooooo bad! The heat helps a bit to ease the pain. Now my shoulders are starting in too! My right one hurts the worse. Good grief! So, I put my blanket over my shoulder as well to try to help it too. It didn't really help that much, because I had to lay on one side, then that made my one hip hurt even more! Ouchie Poo! But what did help was well worth it! :o)
Well....I'm going to go now. I'm having alot of problems with this computer still. I think it's because of the cable that my husband put on the laptop...and it might be too much for this computer to handle. And I'll more then likely have to wait until the weekend before I'll be able to have it fixed. :o)
Thank you all for your emails and comments! They helped me through another day! :o) Gods blessings to all of you! :o)

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Need to I'll just talk here.

Now it's good afternoon. And I still hope that everyone is alright. :o)
I want to explain something. My little rant from earlier. I'm only human to start out with. But, I've just had alot of things done to me and said to me within a few hours of time! And yes, I am a very sensitive person. But, that still doesn't mean that these people can also get away with what they do or say to me to hurt me, either on purpose or not. So, I kind of had a bit of an explosion. Yes, when you do read others journals on a regular basis and just so happen to come across certain writings that will change your day, good or affects you. No matter what.
I'm very sorry....I just got an email. No, this is about Sandy. And two others...(M) and (D). I'm so weak right now. My emotions have done that number on me.

Half the time I don't know what to do anymore. I honestly thought I could actually trust in these people. And then I see that I couldn't. All within a few hours! Ouch! Bullseye! Through the heart! I do my excersises to keep my mind as strong as I can. Just like my body. What I'ce come up stop all of this from happening to me again, I have to stop reading certain journals! I just can't do it anymore! I can't live my life on a rollorcoaster. It doesn't work that way for me. I honestly don't know what else there is on my body for me to even lose?!
Plus, I'm going to have to stop doing the games in my group. :o( I felt so betrayed! I know I was! I can still do the other two activities, but not the games. I can't take the drama! It made no sense! I truly didn't understand what happened....if I was told why...then I could have fixed it, or actually have done it! But when someone continually sends you the same email over and over, and you try and tell them that they are doing this, and they punish you for doesn't make a bit of sense! And don't blame me for your mistakes!
Oh well....just one of those days I guess.
Gods Blessings to you all! :o)



I really want to thank!

I really want to thank you Daddyleer! I appreciate your entry! You get what I am talking about! :o)
Thank you so very much! :o) Please visit his journal! :o)



I support and love everyone, does that disturb you.....because we are all God's children!

Good morning!  I do hope everyone is feeling alright this morning. :o)
I really had a hard day yesterday. After that massage, My body never really felt any better like it normally does. My headache did go away...yesss! :o) So, it doesn't feel like I have a rubber band around my head anymore! :o) Now thats such a weird feeling. Because it hurts, but there's nothing there!
I just had nothing but a hard time doing everything yesterday. I think things are getting worse. I know my cognative problems are. Because the graphic group I'm in, on a certain day I send out certain things. I was chosen to send out something special everyday! :o) I am really having a hard time thinking. It comes with the horrid fibro....not my fault. :o( I had asked a friend if she could help me get them sorted in the emails, but she couldn't because she was very busy herself, which I understand that of course. :o) Then I recieve an email letting me know from the owner of the group that she was going to have someone else do it because it appeared that I was having too many problems with it. :o( That hurt! Deeply! I sat here and I cried! :o( But, oh well. If others don't understand what fibromyalgia is like or about, then thats not my fault, because I do my best to help others understand in this jounal.

Just like what I put in my subject! I DO support everyone! You want to know why? Because WE are ALL God's children and He made each and everyone of us! Love is Love! If I want to or if it just so happens, and I fall in Love with someone with a skin tone just a bit darker then mine....what does that matter? Tell me! I want to know! I want to know, what it matters if someone happens to have illnesses, and has a few problems doing certain things, but is STILL ALIVE, why are they LOOKED at differently? They are NO different then YOU! And WHY do YOU think YOU are BETTER then they? When we ALL come from the same place! Does that part disturb you?

When it all comes down to it....we are all at the same level! Because we are all HUMAN! :o) I'm short and son is tall and skinny....does that make a difference? Not to me it doesn't! If someone doesn't seem to measure up to your standards, then that's what disturbs  YOU! Am I right? (this is a rant about something I read)
Or that YOU "think" doesn't measure up to God? What disturbs me is you can sit and do what ever you want to do and then turn around and say things as if YOU are the ONE that can judge people! You throw your words out there as if you know it all, but you really DO NOT! What you need to do is to stop! Stop writing about others like they are beneath you, and just keep writing about the Bible! Thats what YOU do best! Because you don't know people at all!

Moving on.........
This morning is already not a good one. The pain is bad. It's all in the same places as always. My spine, lower back, hips, upper arms and chest, thighs and calves and feet. Last night, my calves and feet were hurting so bad I did my best to rub the muslce cramps down. I also soaked my feet. I rubbed them too. I got back in bed...they were keeping me awake. My calves felt as if they were going to just explode! My feet felt like they had literally little rocks on the bottoms of them and they hurt! :o( I couldn't reach or do anything with the rest of the areas that were in pain. So I just layed there. I did, however, get my laptop out and was going to get on line. The next thing I daughter was yelling my name! She was on this computer! I don't remember what had happened! :o( She came over and helped put the laptop away for me and I remember laying down. Maybe I passed out, who knows.
Last night, when my daughter was giving my grandson his bath, she came down stairs and got my hair cutting sissors! (sp) It was time for his second hair cut! :o) aawww! :o) I went up with her, and my husband was up there playing with him to keep him busy, and I started in! :o) I have to get pictures! lol :o) He looks soooo cute! :o) He looks like a little man! LOL :o) Today, there's some area's that need a bit of straigthening up, but it's adorable! He even likes it! lol He seen himself in the mirror and said, "OOOOO!" lol :o) And he smiled and kept feeling it! :o) So, I'm glad I got his approvel! :o)
Yesterday I got a letter in the mail from the insurance company. I'm not going to be getting asmuch as I was told on the phone. But...It is a very nice amount! :o) Still alot more then I ever thought I would recieve! :o) So, I signed the papers, and sent them off in the mail. ;o)
I don't want to sound like I'm complaining....but boy do my hips hurt! It really does feel like the bones have been carved on and today, a few small steal rods pushed in them as well. My left one feels worse. My back upper thighs feel like they have huge muslce lumps that are ripped and bleeding down my legs! :o( Ouchie! shoulders are hurting too! Geesh! I might as well just say my whole body! :o( Because it is! A friend of mine was wondering if you can order on line from Canada, medicines. They have websites. If anyone knows if you can, could you let me know? Just a question, I'm not a pill pusher or anything like that.
I've been noticing that my legs are getting more numb. Yesterday, I was trying to get in my bed, and it's just a normal size bed, and I could get my leg up to get in! I was alone in here and so I tried to just lay down and roll over onto the bed, and then my arms didn't have the strength to push myself up! :o( All I could do was just lay there with half of my body on the bed, and it was hurting my back! Again, I cried! For two reasons, one...I was in major pain, and because I noticed that I was losing more of both my legs and arms. Yes, I'm a cry baby. Oh well. :o) I'm still grieving over the loss of my legs and arms because I haven't fully lost them yet. When I do, the flood gates will open! Then I'll move on in my life!
Again, no plans today. Unless I get my check, then I will. But, I'll be resting in bed more then likely. :o)  ggggrrrr!
Well, if anyone wants to know....I love my life! :o) I love my family! And, I love God! :o) I'm still Lisa on the inside of this vehical that I use here on earth! :o) Not my fault that it came in a bad condition when I got it! :o) It was God's idea! And I accept! :o) Simple as that! :o)
I just wish that others understood more about what I have. Sometimes I feel like I'm being punished for it. That hurts. Why..because I'm not fast enough? Or because I "look" like I'm feeling good? All of that does really hurt me.
Oh well. Their loss, not mine. :o) There's a reason for everything...! :o)
It's like, it takes me alittle over an hour just to write an entry in this journal! No one would know this if I didn't tell you! My hands are in the shape of a "C." And they hurt as well. I have to excersice them to keep them normal and out of pain. I get slower at typing day by day. I notice it, but you don't.
I used to have someone write me emails everyday, and tell me that she didn't know what she would do without my emails everyday. I get fowards from her, but I don't get anymore personal emails anymore. Did I do something? "M"? You see, I'm the type of person that if I've done something wrong, I want to know, so I don't make the same mistake over again. Plus, so I can at least explain my side if I did something wrong. But, it's been since December so thats ok. And I've noticed so many different things here in j-land. I'm not going to mention them, but I'm doing the same thing because I don't have time for alot of the nonsense. So, if anyone needs to hear from me, you can get ahold of me here or email.
I truly miss my best friend sooooooooo much! :o) I don't even remember the last time I seen her. I understand why she's so busy. She works her but off. Hey you! :o)
Going now....I've probably pissed alot of people off now. Oh well. Not my fault the truth hurts.
Thank you for all of your comments! :o) Gods blessings to all of you! :o)

Monday, January 29, 2007

The pictures from the Disney on Ice

Monster's Inc.



Good Morning.

Well, my husband did get my laptop hooked up with the cable! :o) So, when I'm stuck in bed, I can be on line at the same time as someone else can be on this computer as well. :o) I knew he could do it! :o) My printer is still not working. I've been trying to get it working for 2 weeks now, and nothing! gggrrr! My daughter needs it for her classes....she needs it this week. :o( I don't know what happened to it. And I can't use the scanner on it! ggrrr! My husband even tried to fix it. Well, we all have had a go at it! lol :o)
I can't remember if I wrote about this or not yesterday in my entry. But my daughter and her boy friend took my grandson to Disney on Ice yesterday! :o) He loved it! lol It was Monter's Inc. and he came home with a blue hard hat on and a stuffed Sullivan! :o) Too adorable! My daughter took alot of pictures too! Yesss! :o) So, I try and post them! :o) She also got a little bit of a video as well, and when she uploads it, I'll post it too. :o)

My physical therapist came this morning. And OH BOY!!!! YIKES!!! It hurt soooo bad! :o( She has too use her knuckles now to make sure the deep tissue massage is working. uuuhhh! I cried so hard! :o( But I know it is suppose to help me. I told her that my neuro could get any reflexes from my legs...and since she's a nurse as well, she just said, "uh hu, that does make a lot of sense." But, she isn't allowed to actually tell me anything even if she knows what is wrong with me. When I do my own research, and I show her what I come up with, she will either tell me that I'm getting very close or not say a word and shake her head no. So, I always like to her about certain things. :o) My legs this morning hurt me soooo badly! She just shook her head and told me that yes, my legs are getting worse and I NEED to stay in bed and rest more then I am! She can tell me things after I find things out from a doctor, but not until. I really like her alot. ;O) My home health aid wil be here today as well. :o)

After I got my laptop hooked up to the cable, I was in bed resting, and I had it with me to help my husband. I was able to get on line, and I thought I'd check my email. I couldn't stay on for very long, because my husband still needed to reboot the cable. So, I seen that I had two emails from my best friend! :o) She rarely has any time to get on line anymore at all to even write me a letter. :o) Plus, I haven't seen her or heard from her in so long because she works so many hours! No kidding! Well....she understood what I was getting at in my last entry...I knew if anyone would....she would. I backspaced that entry so many times, just to make sure I didn't write something to hurt anyones feelings,,in the begining of it. When I was talking about I talk too much about certain things and I should have kept my mouth shut about the insurance. Well she understood what I meant becasue she said after reading all of the comments from the previous entry, and everyone said the samething, that it can take up to 1 to 2 to 3 years for Extreme Home Make Over, and it would be a good idea for me to put in a hot tub, well then why would I do that if it would just be ripped out and then I'd be wasting my money! Which is what I was trying to say, but I don't want to hurt anyone at all! Or for anyone to ever think or feel that I am not grateful for all of your help! I am VERY thankful and happy that what ALL OF YOU have done for me! PLEASE know this! Ok? :o) I don't know how to thank everyone ! :o) Gods blessings to all of you! :o) I just hope that you understand what I'm saying. :o) And, if this is and where did you find this out, because this is all new to me. If you can tell me, I'd like to know. :o)
My best friend also told me that she even made me a tape on my behalfe and sent it in to nominate me! I sat and cried! With all of your letters and her tape as well, I had no idea that everyone would do all of this for me! :o) And again, I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart! :o) I honestly don't know how else to thank you all! :o) Keep praying as well! :o)

Today, all I have planned still is to get some rest. Yesterday was pretty hard on me. I really had a hard time with my legs. gggrrr! They just wouldn't listen to me at all! :o) I had to stop in the hall way, coming from the kitchen and hold on to the wall, because my legs all of the sudden went limp on me! :o( My husband ran and got my walker! Then he helped me to my bed! That was close! It scared me. :o(And my husband. He's told me several times that he doesn't like to just sit and watch me die a slow death. And I tell him, that I don't like dying a slow death! LOL Good Grief! What he says he is doing, like puting cable on my laptop, is just trying to make me as comfortable as he can. :o) He's really changed alot! :o) Like I always say, God gave me these illnesses for a reason, and it also could be to help others out with their own life that don't even have what I do, just to learn how to really love and to love themselves! :o)
Just learn to accept! :o) I am and I have! :o) Right now, I'm in a bit of a grieving, but, it's not like it's going to last forever.....I'm already almost over it! :o)
Like having a New Years resalution. One year, I made one that throughout the whole year I would face all of my fears! Like I was afraid of I'm not! :o) That whole year, I focused on achieving them, and I did it! :o) I'm pretty proud of myself for doing that! :o) Every year, I always give myself something attainable for the year to complete! :o) And it's always something positive and something that I really need to work on and acomplish in my life. :o) I haven't made one yet for this year, but I will! :o) And when I do, I will post it! :o) Maybe it could also help someone else or I could do it with someone else! :o)
I really want to make sure to thank all of you for your supportive emails and comments! :o) Yes...they are always supportive to me! lol :o) Gods blessings to all of you! :o)


Sunday, January 28, 2007

~A part of life~

Good morning/afternoon. I do hope that everyone feels alright. I really have a few things on my mind this morning, actually....from yesterday! I just kept it in for a bit to try to make some sense out of it!
I can't come up with any! And I don't know really what to think. I do know I should have kept my mouth shut about the insurance! I seem to always talk too much about something! I had no idea that it took that long. No one told me. I'm very grateful for all that everyone has done...please don't get me wrong. I just didn't know. :o) I don't want to put one in, and waste money if they're going to come and tear it out.

Moving on.......

Yesterday my husband was working on this computer to try to make it so that I can be on my laptop and on line with the cable hook-up as well. So, I was on and off most of the day. He just got back from Staples, and I see that I'm going to be on and off again. ;o) He found what he needed to be able to hook it up for me. :o) So, when I'm not able to get out of bed, I can still be on line! :o) That will be so nice. ;o)
Well....I didn't get to bed until 4:00 this morning and got up at 8:00! Here we go again! I'm wondering if it's going to be that routine, or just a fluke. Hopefully a fluke! Pain is what woke me up, so I'm betting my money on a fluke. :o) I've got another headache, but thats all it is, no migraine! Whew! :o) Gotta think positive here!

My daughter and her boy friend took our grandson to see Disney on ice today! :o) He's going to just love that! I can't wait to see the pictures when they get home! :o) I'll post them of course! :o) He loves things like that!
I'm sure you've might have noticed that I've made some changes to my side bar! :o) I've met someone that has inspired me so much! :o) I know that our paths were meant to cross! :o) At least for me anyway! :o) Plus, I've been talking to an old friend of mine as well! :o) I really missed her. :o) She's doing great! :o) I would love tomeet the person that has inspired me so much! :o) I just can't believe how much we have in common! :o) Pretty cool! lol :o)
In my life right now, I just am feeling like I need to do things now! I don't want to wait! I just have this feeling that I can't wait deep inside I want to do the things I have soon! :o) If I'm making any sense? :o) I am to me.....if I want to do or say something, I'm going to, because sometimes the truth hurts! I just have this nonchalant feeling. This is my life, and I'm going to start living it the way I want to, not the way someone else thinks/feels the way I should, or to comform to what they think/feel the way they want me too! No more of that BS! I have a life....and I'm going to live it my way! :o) To bad if no one likes it! Just go jump in a lake if you don't like what I write or what I do!
Moving on........
I know if any of you were walking/standing in my shoes right now, and lived my life for 1 week...I could bet you all the money in the world that you would have such a way different opinion and a different outlook in your own life! :o)
I just say whats on my mind and don't hide behind a false life, and tell it like it is, in the best way that I can to get it across to all on how it's like to have what I do have and how it feels! And right now, My head feels like I have a rubber band around it! I don't know why! Yes, I keep wanting to take my hand and try and pull this "nothing" off of my head! My back....It feels like I have steal jagged rods sticking in my spine! And it hurts! I want someone to take them out! That "nothing" thats in my spine! My upper arms feel like they are cut and just layed opened to where you are able to see the bone! And the muscles are torn and ripped to shreds and I'm bleeding to death! I really want to have someone to sew up my arm, because that "nothing" is really killing me! My upper chest feels the exact same way as my upper arms do! And my thighs, the both of them feel like they have been slashed many many times, all around on them! Stabbed very deeply! And they have not been bandaged up yet! Or none of the knives have been taken out! They are so very weak because of this. Please take those "nothing" out for me and make it better! My hips feel like the bones have been carved on! I need them to be replaced! Please help me replace the "nothing" thats there! My calves feel like they're going to explode! Both of them are so swollen right now! Why? Like tight balloons! If I move the wrong way, they might burts! Help them! Help me get that "nothing" out of them! My feet feel like the bottoms have rocks and pebbles! It hurts so badly to walk on them! OUCH! I have to get the "nothing" out of the bottoms of my feet so I can walk better! They hurt so bad! :o( My hands are still cramped up in the shape of a "C"! They both hurt so bad! I can't write with them! The muslces in them are so cramped up! I need help to get inside of them to pull out the "nothing" in them to make them better again! Don't just stand there........Help me! PLEASE!!!


Our individual journeys take us into many unexpected situations where we encounter a wide variety of people-some quite like ourselves and some very different. We cannot anticipate these meetings, but we can make the most of them when they take place. When we are courteous as a matter of course and open-minded, whose lives briefly touch our own, we are more apt to stumble upon surprising gems of wisdom that open our eyes to new worlds of possibility. Every person we meet can affect us profoundly, just as every situation we find ourselves in can teach us something new.

To fully embrace this fact, it is essential that we acknowledge that everyone is valuable in their own way and capable of expanding our horizons. Since we never know when we will happen upon those individuals who will unveil truths before us, we should extend to all people the same generous level of kindness, care, compassion, and understanding. When we assume everyone we meet is special and treat them as such, we can develop a strong relationship quickly. By making an effort of a positive attitude toward others, we make sure that our emotions do not blind us to wisdom that may be lurking in difficult or distressing situations. We are accordingly receptive to knowledge that comes to us in the form of examples, advice.

These brief relationships ultimately have the potential to enrich our lives in a very concrete way. But the wisdom we gain is the samel to the attention we pay to the world around us. The responsibility is on us to maintain a state of awareness that allows us to recognize when we are in the presence of someone consciously or unconsciously in possession of knowledge that will change us significantly. When we are aware of the potential for unexpected enlightenment, we make a habit of turning others into friends.

You Are Made For A Purpose!

Understanding why God put you here is one of the most important principles when it comes to discovering your unique purpose and calling in life. The reason is that knowing why you are here on earth helps you answer the question of why God has uniquely gifted you the way He has, and what He has called you to accomplish individually. There's nothing more exciting than to discover your purpose, your area of calling and really focus on it! Don't let the enemy tell you you've been forgotten or left out. God has not left anybody out. You have talents, you have abilities, you have natural strengths and you need to be aware of what they are and make sure that you're taking advantage of them and using them for His glory. There is something important that only you can accomplish for God!

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given us." (Romans 12:6)

God, help me to understand clearly the reason You created me and gifted me the way You have, so I can fulfill my purpose and experience the joy and victory that comes from being in Your will. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

We baby sat my grandson tonight! :o)

Sooooo....That gave me a chance to get some pictures of him! He's now 20 months and 2 days old now! ;o)





Patiently waiting

Good morning all! :o) In hope that everyone is feeling alright this morning. :o)

I just had to post that video of the Producers....because I think the part where he answers the door and says, " Yesssssssssssssss!" is just too funny! LOL :o) I couldn't stop laughing! LOL I've seen the original, but I do like this one better! :o) I love Mel Brooks' movies! LOL He cracks me up! :o)

The other video, my daughter and came across it and started to watch it, and my grandson was on her lap! LOL Oh boy...he LOVED it! LOL He was singing and dancing away! lol It was so adorable! :o) So, I put it on my journal, so I can play it for him! :o) He's a character! LOL He loves music and loves to sing and dance! He's my little performer! :o)

Yesterday seemed to just crawl slow once again. Probably because I'm bored out of my skull! LOL I played games on Pogo. I get up and walk around so I make sure I do get some kind of excercise. :o) It's pretty sad when you look forward to the mail to come! LOL :o) I got my books that I ordered from Amazon about how to help fibro. :o) YAY! :o) And I got some pretty good junk mail too! That was some good reading! LOL No, really! :o) And just my Sear's card bill, and thats it! :o) So that gave me something to do for about 15 minutes! LOL :o) Thankfully it's Saturday, so I'm not alone and I have others here that I can talk to! Yessssss! LOL :o) I'll feel like reading and take a nap! LOL :o) Too funny! I did however, get a pretty good phone call yesterday from the insurance company from when I was in that car accident last Febuary 1 last year! :o) Now THIS is where waiting patiently helps and comes in handy! :o) When the accident happened, (which wasn't my fault, I was rammed in the back end) my one sister was a passenger. Well, she kept calling and calling the lady that was taking care of it and almost got her fired! So what the company did was just wrote her out a check for $200.00 to get her off their backs. Well, when she called me yesterday, she told me who was all paid off and how much I would be getting that was left, and I just about dropped the phone! I told her thank you, and she said that she appreciated my patients in going through all of the red tape that they have to do to get it all done. I just said not a problem, because thats their job. So, in about a week or so, I'll be getting enough to get my own hot tub!!!!!!! YAY! Talk about wanting to jump up and down with joy! :o) My sister could have had the same as well, but her patients are nil! Sad. Patients and prayers! And on His time! :o)

So, I'm going to save it. :o) I'm going to wait and see if Home Extreme actually does come here first. :o) What a dream come true! :o) ASAP....Always Say A Prayer! :o)

My daughter and I had a very good talk last night. I've had her on my mind very heavy lately, and she came to me about the same thing that I had on my mind! :o) So we had a good talk. I really hope that things will work out good for her. She really needs all of your prayers. God bless her. I'm just so glad that she has seen the same thing that I was seeing and was worried about as well and came to me about them. Whew! :o) I'm proud of her. Thats my girl! :o)

My son and his girl friend made dinner for us last night! :o) Wow! It was sooooo good! :o) They marinated steaks for my husband and I and chicken breasts for everyone else. Even as cold as it was, he cooked them on the grill! lol He put the gril by the door of the garage so he could stay warm! :o) We had that, potatoes and corn and salad! :o) And was it good! :o) That was the most that I've ate in weeks! No kidding! :o) Yummy! :o) hands are cramping up again. So I'll stop here! :o)
Thank you all that have writen me emails and that have commented! :o) Gods blessings to you all! :o) Have a wonderful day!

Friday, January 26, 2007

From the movie "Producers" Love it! LOL


You have to watch this! LOL Well...I think it's funny! I laugh so hard every time I see this part! LOL :o)



~No man's land~

Good morning.'s pretty cold here, 16 degrees! I'd like to have the fur that the Lions have in the graphic above! :o)
I was able to get some sleep last night. It felt good for a change. I can honestly say that my headache is all gone now! Finally! :o) It's been a week I think. will come back around 5:30 tonight! lol Thats for sure! :o) Why do men feel it's so important for them to badger a woman for something that they didn't do? Maybe since I'm here 24/7...that would mean that I would be the most likely suspect. ggggrrrr! At least my daughter knows the truth! :o) I don't think he wants to push me right now! I have WAY too much on my mind for stupid silly dramatic games right now! Because he also knows that I will become the most ultimite  !
He will see this tonight, if he starts in on me again!!!
Moving on........
Yesterday seemed to drag on. I've been waiting for a package that I've ordered from ebay. I collect stamps. And I ordered a large deal of stamps and a new world stamp book. I've had my stamp book since I was maby 10 or 11. :o) Thats how long I've been collecting. :o) My Great Aunt got me started! :o) They arrived yesterday, so that gave me something to do. :o) Boy have things changed! lol My old book to the new one! :o) Thats something I'll be able to do while sitting in my bed. :o) I just can't believe how cheap you can get stamps on ebay! For the whole thing, including shipping was $5.00! :o) It just gives me something to do. :o)
My daughter had early classes today. So she just left. My grandson was in a lovey mood last night! :o) I love it when he's like that! :o) He just hugged and kissed me! So adorable! :o)
I don't have any plans for the day. I don't have the energy to do anything. Maybe a nap! LOL :o) Which I'll probably do anyway, because I feel so out of it already. Just blah!
I'm getting used to the fact of losing my limbs now. I've been doing alot of praying. I need the strength to carry on. And I will no matter what God gives me! Just except it, and continue to live. Thats all I can do. :o) I suppose this gift that I have been given is for someone in the future, so the medical field can better understand certain illnesses. :o) I hope I can help as much as I can for them. :o)
What I'm doing now is practicing so I'll know what to do when it all happens. Then I'll know what to do. Just like I do when I write, I practice writing with both hands just in case I lose my right hand, and I'll need to use my left hand. I can now write with my left hand. :o) I think we should teach our children these things for just in case! :o) I am now with my grandson! Because you just never know what the future holds for you! And you need to be ready. ;o) And never take life for granted! :o) You just can't.
I guess I'm too much of a fighter to let too many things pull me all the way down! Yes...I do get down, and I grieve. And I take a few days to do so, but...I grieve and do what I have to do to get through it and move on with my life! You just have to! Today is the present...and I've deciced to go ahead and open it up! :o) And I will do the same thing with the rest of my days! :o) They will be opened! :o) And wilth my joy and my happiness because I still have life! :o) And God is the reason for that! :o)
I'm going for now! :o) Thank all of you for your emails and commnets! They mean the world to me! :o) Gods blessings to all of you as well! :o)

Thursday, January 25, 2007

A very special song to me. From my daughter to me. :o)



I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult. I  have decided I would like to accept the  responsibilities of an 8 year-old again.

I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant. 


I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make a sidewalk  with rocks. 

I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat  them.

I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple, when all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't


All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

I want to think the world is fair.

That everyone is honest and good.

I want to believe that anything is possible.

I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

I want to live simple again. 

I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip,  illness, and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word,  truth, justice, peace, dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.

So, here's my checkbook and my car keys, my credit card bills  and my  401K statements. I am officially resigning from adulthood.

And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me  first, cause........

....."Tag! You're it."

......and so on in the life of the flesh of Lisa.

Good morning! I hope all are doing well this morning.
As you know, I posted that I had an appointment to see my neurologist yesterday morning.
The good news is I do not have Stiff Person Syndrome. :o) know how your vitals are taken, my blood pressure, tempreture, reflexes...etc... Everything was fine, except for my reflexes in my arms and legs...I didn't have any! :o( He kept hitting harder. I didn't even feel it. He asked me if I've felt anything different since I've seen him last, which was 3 months ago. I told him yes. About a month ago, I remember writing in here about feeling someting very different and didn't know if it had anything to do with the fibro or what. Plus, not being able to raise my arms for a long period of time to brush my hair or even to wash it. And I told him how hard it's been for me to walk, and what I was doing. Using my heating pad and my heating blanket. And told him where It was bothering me the most, my lower back, hips and legs.

Well....he then looked in my eyes with that little bright light and the had me do some had and finger tests. Then had me walk with my cane for him. Then to sit back up on the bed. I thought I did good! NOT! I really like this doctor alot, he has such a great attitude and is on top of things. He had already checked my arms and legs and such. He was very thorough. He then told me that I've already lost my muslce abilities in my legs and my arms! :o( It had already started! He actually hung his head, then looked up at me and said, if it hadn'd already been as bad as it is now, he could have done something for me! :o( He did order me another EMG test in a few weeks. I have to go back down to Middletown for it becuase he says he wants to do the test himself to see for himself what's going on.

I am very overwhelmed with all of this right now. I'm also very upset as well. I'm grieving of my lose. :o( Soon, I  will be a quad. I pray that Extreme Home Make Over will help me. I talked to my family about what's going on with me, and what I need to happen around the house. And that I'm going to very soon need their help. Well, I alread need help with my hair, and a few other things.
This morning around 1:30, I had a nightmare. My daughter and my husband woke me up! I guess I was crying and screaming and throwing things like my pillows. The only thing that I can remember about what I was dreaming about was someone was strapping me in a wheel chair and I was fighting them off. Oh well.
I also haven't been around to your journals, I just need to take a break right now. Please don't take it personally. I feel like screaming right now. I've been trying to think of something to laugh about, but I can't come up with anything right now. Oh well. Just please pray for me and put me on your prayer lists. Thank you. This is just pretty hard to swallow.
Thank all of you for your supportive comments, and Gods blessings to all of you!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Living love means that your love extends unconditionally to
all things.

You love everything present, no exceptions.
When love comes to you, don't refuse it by thinking you are
not worthy.

You are worthy, or love couldn't come your way.

Use all the tools you have to live your life in the most
effective and joyful way available to you.


When life seems too hard to bear.

And though you feel alone at times,

                                           The angels...They are there.

                               I choose to be healed with the divine love.

                                           Baby steps reap giant rewards.

                               I welcome the light in my body, my mind
                                                    and my spirit.


I forgot to let you know...I have a 10:00 appointment to see my neurologist in Middletown. I will let you know what he say's. :o)


Tuesday, January 23, 2007


I went the er, and they gave me a shot. It kind have taken the edge off, still have it but very thankful. :o)




Pleae visit! :o)

Lisa search of my friend! :o(

For the graphic group that I am in, this is for all of you! ;o)

Good morning. I tried to go to a friend of mine's journal this morning and tried to reply to her email. Please, write to me! Ok? Using my journal was the only way I could think of to maybe get a message to you. :o)
Day husband wouldn't let me go to the ER, because he did remind me of something that had happened to me at the ER more then once that I forgot about...that I DO NOT want to happen again! I just forgot how ignorant this hospital is when it comes to fibromyalgia pateints. And with the "new" doctor that I have now...(he doesn't treat fibro) who knows what he would do as well. What happened was, I went in for my pain, was crying, and needed some kind of relief. Well, they seen me as someone that "looked" fine on the out side, and someone "wanting" something for pain! So...they threw me in the nut house! :o( It happened more then once! Just because I look "normal" on the out side! That just goes to show you how ignorant and backwards our hospital and doctors are! And that is why I say I hate going to our ER! The samething happens with my new doctor as well. And no...there isn't any other doctors around here that will accept my insurance that treats the fibro. Only my old doctor! I miss him so much. He moved to Toledo...all the way to the top of Ohio. :o(  I'm trying to think of what my choices are. This is day 6 with the same that I've talked about, no need to repeat. My eyes are blurry now, and having troubles seeing far away, well like from where I'm sitting at my computer to the couch in the living room! Not good.
Last night, my husband just held me. He is very worried and doesn't know what to do to help me. He told me that he wants to take all of my pain, and put it in his body. :o( God bless him. He doesn't get headaches, so he has no idea what I'm experiancing. He came in here with me while I just sat in my bed and held my hands. He's been so supportive. He said he doesn't like what he sees, but he didn't mean it in a bad way. Which I didn't take it that way. I probably look like a ghost. I'll take a picture and post it and see. And I know I'll get your honest opinions.
My eyes do still feel like they're bleeding, and my whole body is in so much pain! When I woke up this morning, I really didn't know what day it was or really where I I shouldn't laugh, I guess. I did just lay there for a bit and looked around.
I need to go now.
Thank you all for your comments and emails. Gods blessings to all of you.

Monday, January 22, 2007

.......and I still have a migrain. :o(

Good morning! :o) Hoping everyone is feeling fine this morning. :o)
Well, I didn't get to sleep until around 5:00 this morning, and woke up at 8:00. My physical therapist came to do the deep tissue massage. It HURT so badly! Ouchie! I told her how bad  my body has been in pain and about my migrain. I also told her that I was very close to going to the ER last night. She said that that wouldn't have been a bad idea. She's a nurse as well. She said that they could give me a shot or something to relax my muscles and relieve my migraine. Whew...that would be great! :o) I'm still seriously thinking about it. I have taken the alotted amount of my migraine medicine, and everything else that I am able to do. There is nothing else left.
My home health aid will be here as well today, maybe she can take me.

I hope I'm not sounding like I'm complaining. I'm just letting you all know what I'm going through right now. No pity party here! It would be nice to actually be taken care of instead of "guessing" what to do with all of this pain and headache. I'm clueless here.
My eyes feel like they're ready to burst in bleed! Sorry, but true! Just keep me in your prayers.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


I'm still awake and up. All day, I've still been battling this horrid headache! I've taken 2 of my migriane pills! And thats the limit that I'm allowed to take! And I still have it! Ouchie!
I took a nice hot relaxing bath after I got up from a nap. I thought that maybe it might help. Nope, it didn't. It's been days since I've been able to wash my hair! :o( just feels so nasty! :o( I'm not able to do it, my arms and shoulders just can't reach that high to do it. :o( If I had the money, I'd go to a salon and have them do it for me. That would be so nice! :o)

I have NEVER hurt this bad! I just do not know what to do! I've tried and done everything that I know and nothing has helped at all! Believe this one....I even thought of going to the ER! Thats how bad I feel! I need relief! I really need some kind of help! My physical therapist will be here in the morning, but doing the deep massage isn't going to get to the other places that are hurting me. Honestly....I need help! This is the first time that I've been this way. I've prayed and prayed. I was sitting in my bed crying and my daughter came in and asked if I was crying, and I said no. Well...She could tell, and then she quoted something funny from a movie that made me laugh! lol :o) Then gave me a hug! :o) My son came home from Columbus, and he came in and gave me a hug and asked if I was alright. :o) God bless them. :o) He gave me 2 more of his band's window decal's! :o) I'm glad, because I gave mine away to my younger sister. :o)
I feel like if I could crack open my head and my back where my spine is and get in there to grab ahold of what ever it is that is killing me with this horrid pain, I would feel some relief! Then, my hips. Just get them replaced! They don't work anymore. And neither do my upper arms and shoulders! I need new shoulders as well. I'm even having alot of facial pain. gggrrr!
I don't mean to go into so many things, but this is what I'm living, and this is my life! This is what I have to cope with. This is what I pray to God for, for His strength for me to get through this.
Even if I did go to the ER...what could they do for me to help me? I have no idea. Probably nothing.
I want to thank all of you for you comments and emails! They help me to get through my days! :o) Gods blessings to all of you! :o)

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                                      This is from a friend of mine who has fibro as well.


Our first snow

I hope everyone is feeling alright this morning! :o) I know that my whole body is giving me fits this morning! Ouchie! Litterally from head to feet! uuuhhh!
I've had a headache for the past 3 days and now it's turned into a migraine! Yikes! So, I took one of my migraine pills to snip it away! :o) I'm starting to feel some relief! I would have done what I was suppose to would have been better! lol I'm suppose to take that pilll when I start to feel the migraine coming on! Geesh! Ya' see how I am! I think my cognative problems just get in my way! :o) What did I just say? LOL Kidding! lol

Well, I was up until 3:30 last night. I just couldn't get to sleep for some reason. <sigh> Then Iwas waking up every half an hour! So, I just went ahead and got up at 6:30! The pain has really taken over! Good Grief! I went to the kitchen to turn my coffee on...and HEY!!! It's snowing here!!! YAY! :o) Our first real snow fall! All right! ::::: doing alittle snow dance::::: Then...I remembered that I can't play in the snow anymore. When I first seen the snow...I was so excited, I had all of these ideas of taking my grandson out sledding! :o) I love to go sledding! I know of some real good places here in town too! I always took my kids there! :o) Well...that was shot down.

My daughter went back down to David's Bridal to take her brides mades to try their dresses on. I couldn't go this time. :o( Her younger sisters and her stepmom went. Well, she came home, and tells me that the gown that her and I had picked no more. :o( Now, she has another gown, that I haven't seen, that her stepmom helped her with, already picked out, with new shoes and new everything in layaway! :o( So, now I haven't seen her in it, and have no idea what it looks like. :o( That kind of hurt my feelings a bit. When her dad took my daughter away from me when she was 12, I wasn't allowed to do any of the proms or any of those mom and daughter things. So I thought I could now with her wedding. Well, once again, her stepmom did it again. :o( Kind of hurt my heart pretty bad. I'll get over it like I did years ago with the proms and other things I missed out on. :o(
I need to go.
Gods blessings to you!

Saturday, January 20, 2007


                 Don't Almost Give - The Ad Council


               The comercial I talked about!


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Ya' Gotta laugh!

Good morning!
Well, my day yesterday was like I said it was going to be...mostly doing nothing at all. :o) I watched a few old movies, and I took a nap with my grandson! I had to turn off my heating blanket when my daughter put him in my bed with me! Whoa...he puts off alot of heat! LOL :o) He just snuggled right up to me, and out I went! :o) He's just my little lovey snuggle bunny! :o) For now anyways! :o)
All day, he wanted to go down to the basement and play on my sons drums! lol So, my daughter took him down there and let him mess around on the cymbals! :o) He loves the drums! My son will take him down with him as well and teaches him how to play the drums. :o) He just thinks his Uncle is the berries! lol :o) Too cute!

I finally sent a full length photo of me to a friend of mine....she's doing a weight loss journal! :o) Ugghh! When I looked at couldn't believe what I seen! LOL It's been a long time since I've actually looked at myself...I've really never had a reason too! lol Until now! lol Yuck! :o) My goal isn't too big...I take baby steps when I try to loose weight, I make sure that I have an atainable goal so I don't get frustrated or overwhelmed. :o) I just had to laugh though when I saw that photo! lol I give everyone else to also! lol :o) If you can't laugh at yourself, then what can you do, but be miserable? I think so! lol :o)
Too bad my printer doesn't! :o) <evil grin> lol
Today...once again, I don't have much energy at all to do much. As usual I'll be in this room! lol :o) Anyone want to place a bet? LOL Kidding! LOL

I was watching this show last night about Disco and how it only lasted for 3 years! I thought it was longer then that! I was bummed to hear that...I'm still stuck in that area! :o) Maybe because it wasn't long enough for me! lol :o) That just blew me away...I never knew that one....that would be a good one for a trivia question! :o) With having what I do have....the number one thing I honestly miss the very most is dancing! No kidding! :o( I would dance everyday like no one was watching! And to sit, and hear music, and to not be able to get up and move to it, just killsme! I know that must sound funny that that is the thing I miss the most, but it truly is! Ask my family and everyone that knows me! Thats probably another reason why I gained some of my weight, besides the medicines. The second thing I miss is hiking! :o( Third would be rollerblading/skating! How about that! lol Then add my kids and my family to all of those, and Would I be the happiest person! :o) I know, I'm such a dork! lol But I'm a happy dork! :o) If a doctor can fix me enough so I can dance....I would be in heaven! :o) I would dance everyday again! :o) Oh well! :o) In my dreams I do! :o)
Oh's now 21 degrees out! Whew, a heat wave! I'm glad I don't have to go out in this. I think I'd litterally freeze up like the tin lie!
I'm leaving now! I hope that you all will have a great weekend and with little to no pain! :o) Thank you all for the emails and comments as well! :o) Gods blessings to you all! :o)

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