Friday, January 23, 2009

tethered to life and some good health

Yes, I have been tethered to life and learning how to cope with some new added energy and strength. I quickly scanned back to see if I have told you all about this new medication I have been on for the last two months named LYRICA, and I couldn't find any references to it, so regardless of all the negative side effects I have read here and there over the Internet, I am having some great successes with taking it.

I began the slow gradual introduction around last thanksgiving and I must say that it has worked wonders for me. It's been a challenge as to what to do with the gift of energy that I now enjoy in the afternoons. Enrolling into a woman's bible study was my first choice. I have greatly missed that fellowship. Exercising is now a routine with some serious walking accompanied by my puppies. Don't let their size fool you, they give me a run for my money, especially walking them both at the same time.

I am planning a couple of trips; San Francisco in February and San Diego in March, to visit with my baby sister Denise, Carsten and baby Cedar. I am thrilled with great anticipation for them both. Family noticing the newness of health I am experiencing will be wonderful. Maybe even a little of the old me is back, or should I say, the new and improved.

I encourage anyone who had suffered from Lupus, Fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to talk to their primary care physicians about prescription Lyrica. It is not an anti-depression medicine, which often seems to be the "go to" drug for these debilitating autoimmune disorders. What have we got to loose...or should I say gain :)

No, it is not a cure, but the difference it is making in my life is astounding. Pass this information on and feel free to send any loved ones my email address for any questions or concerns.

My very own live in Cheerleaders!...too cute!
Miss Ellie Mae and the one and only Baxter Binx


Wanda said...

I am so happy tears are rolling down my face and joy is leaping in my heart and my feet are just about to get up and dance!!!!

My darling Darlene.... When I saw your face early this morning when I check my blog... I said this is going to be a most excellent day!!

How I wish we were sharing in that Bible Study.... My spirit is going to be there each week....

Loving on you BIG TIME today and forever...
Love and Hugs
Wanda Mom

Vanessa said...

this is such great news, Darlene!
i'm so happy for you :)
have a great weekend...

Mary Timme said...

Oh joy, joy, joy! I'm so glad to hear of the improvements in your quality of life and having more energy! Yea! Hip, Hip Hooray! Yippee! and every other joyful happy thing I can think of!

Jack K. said...

What wonderful news. I had seen the TV ads and wondered if you had heard of it. It is great to learn that it works. I reckon you will be difficult to keep up with now. fantastic.

sweet expressions said...

I am glad to hear that you are doing well and I hope that your trips will
be joyous for all of you.


LEstes65 said...

Oh that is such amazing news! Yay for meds that actually HELP! And even more YAY for those two adorable pups.