Monday, December 19, 2011

The Trials of a Woman Who Over-Did It........

Well most of us know what it is like to have several people request our help with several different activities.   Whether it be to bake cookies for the class party or to help with the Church Social or to babysit your own grandkids.  All to often we may have the best intentions and find ourselves in the position that we often can cause flares to  find fertile ground.  An example of this is found in my last week....  I have an elderly neighbor that my Mother-In_Law has an agreement with, she cares for her cats in the mornings.  Well my MIL had Knee Replacement surgery so I took over the care of the cats.  Then the neighbors son fell and broke his arm so now her ride to Dr's appts and hair appts was out of commission.  I again said I would help with giving her rides.  I am now her sole companion.  I truly do enjoy my time with her and love visiting with her.  I knew I was having more headaches and I thought that was the extent of any flare-ups.  OOPS- was I wrong..  I had last had a problem with my nightmare symptom over 9 months earlier.  It had been quite some time since I dealt with this old friend called Irritable Bowel Syndrome.   Let me tell you it is something that I would prefer to forget.  If you are interested in learning more about it, just type in IBS in any search engine and you will see more than you ever want to learn.

Gentle Hugs- Michelle

Friday, December 2, 2011

Meeting number #3 is tomorrow and we are expecting great things to come

We know that as winter approaches we will have problems with weather and vacations.   We have seen a nice increase in our attendance on our first few meetings and we hope to see this continue.  The best way for this to continue is for everyone to bring friends to each meeting. 

Remember our meetings are on the first and third Saturdays of each month at 9:30 AM at Brown Corners Church in Clare.

Gentle Hugs- Michelle

Sunday, November 6, 2011

We are officially up and running...

 Well we had our first meeting and it was a joy.  I can see a great future for us all and many friendships building.  Our meetings are going to take place on the first and third Saturdays of each month and we have moved our time to 9:30 AM.  All meetings will be at Brown Corners Church in Clare.  Please join us if you have Fibro or know someone who does.

Gentle Hugs- Michelle

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

OOps I for got the location..

 We are meeting at Brown Corners Church in Clare.  I can get you directions if needed..

Gentle Hugs- Michelle

Our FIRST meeting.. finally

We have finally scheduled our first meeting..  YEAH!!!!!  We are meeting on November 5th, Saturday, at 9 AM.  We are looking at meeting on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at 9 AM, so you have the rest of Saturday to be with your family or run errands.  I know a lot of people do NOT like to drive in the dark, especially in the winter.  Also if you are working I know from experience how exhausted you can be after a full day.  If you have any questions please drop me a line...

Gentle Hugs- Michelle

Friday, October 21, 2011

Temperature or Humidity???

 So let's get to the nuts and bolts of what we think causes our pain?  have you ever connected a flare to a weather change?  Do you feel better in the less humid winter?  Or does the cold send you to  new place in the war against aches and pains?  I for one, am thoroughly convinced that the weather plays a major factor in pain thresholds.  I am sure to tighten up and trigger a headache if I am in the cold for tooo long.  I have lived in Florida and Michigan since I was DX'ed and I feel worse in a climate that has radical temperature changes..  Just my 2 cents, how about you?  Do you feel there is a connection?

Gentle Hugs- Michelle

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The wonder of Autumn

We have the most beautiful array of colors right now, after many years in Florida I truly appreciate Autumn and the seasonal beauty.   It truly is my favorite season next to Christmas.  What is your favorite season and why??

Gentle Hugs- Michelle

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Need help advertising the group to our local community

I have flyers to be placed around the county, if anyone would like to help with advertising.  I just ask permission from the store managers and have had great luck..  If you are interested please give me a shout or drop me a line and I will get the flyers to you by email or snail mail..  Thank you for your help!!
Gentle Hugs- Michelle

Friday, September 30, 2011

Looking forward to phone calls...

I am so excited about all the phone calls I am getting about our new local support group.  Keep'em coming folks, we always need more Fibromites to join our group..

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


We are slowly gathering names and other information from interested people.  I am asking for meeting times that would work best for all.  I am thinking either Saturday morning at approx 9 or 10 am or a Tuesday evening at either 6:30 or 7 pm.  What do you think???  Leave your opinion in the commnet section or email me  HERE..  I hope your day is going well..

Gentle Hugs-

Monday, September 19, 2011

We need input for a great meeting time and day....

I want the group to fit in most peoples schedules, so I am asking for a survey of sorts.  Do you prefer a evening?  Saturday morning?  Sunday night?  Once a week or twice a month?

Oh check out our facebeook page and leave a note please...  Facebook page for Fibromyalgia Network of Mid Michigan

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Looking for those with interest

I intend to organize those locally to a regular meeting schedule.  If you are from Mid Michigan and looking to plug yourself  into a group for support and friendship, then just notify Michelle by email..

Welcome to our new home...

I figured that we needed a blog that would be easy to find and this is it.  You can't get much easier than the name of the group, can you??  This blog is for everyone, I would love daily input from each reader in the comments section (you can use that area to communicate with each other as well).  I will attempt to use this as a way of letting you know if any changes to our schedule.  I hope this site and the group will provide you all with much needed help and support.  If there is anything I can do to improve the site please let me know...