- To a very great degree; very
- highly: to a high degree or extent; favorably or with much respect; "highly
successful"; "He spoke highly of her"; "does not think highly of his writing";
- to an extreme degree; "extremely cold"; "extremely unpleasant"
- (amazing, delighted, sorry, horrendous) vraiment;
- Vigorously robust
- mesomorphic: having a robust muscular body-build characterized by
predominance of structures (bone and muscle and connective tissue) developed
from the embryonic mesodermal layer
- having or suggesting great physical power or force; "the muscular and
passionate Fifth Symphony"
- Of or affecting the muscles
- Having well-developed muscles
- of or relating to or consisting of muscle; "muscular
- (woman) charwoman: a human female employed to do housework; "the char will
clean the carpet"; "I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I
- (woman) a female person who plays a significant role (wife or mistress or
girlfriend) in the life of a particular man; "he was faithful to his
- An adult human female
- A female worker or employee
- A wife, girlfriend, or lover
- (woman) an adult female person (as opposed to a man); "the woman kept house
while the man hunted"
"Fibromyalgia - not just in your head!"
digital design by mimitalks, married w/children
When we bought the snazzy new purple number our
daughter is wearing, one of the first things I thought was "I can do promotional
images for Fibromyalgia." Why? Because I have it, along with loads of other
women - and even some men. What is it? To give you a good all-around description
it is "muscular rheumatism". Your muscles hurt because of overactive nerves when
you do repetitive activity and sometimes even when you don't! It presents
differently with different people, too. The one symptom seemingly in common with
those who bear it is the touchpoints of pain. If I remember right, there are
about 11. A rheumatologist, after ruling out auto-immune disorder (when I
inexplicably started hurting everywhere) and anything else similar, diagnosed me
with this. I had those touchpoints. Thinking back, I had it in a latent form
even when younger and I see signs already of E-leigh (pictured above) having it.
It can run in families. For years Fibromyalgia has been diagnosed as everything
under the sun - or worse - been considered by doctors and others a figment of
the imagination. Let me tell you, it is no figment of my imagination or that of
anyone else. It is real. Not life-threatening, but can be extremely debilitating
to those who deal with it day to day. We all have our way of dealing with it. My
primary way is to keep myself mentally engaged. If I'm not aware of it, I don't
hurt. Simple, huh. Problem is, there is always a time when you must be
disengaged - rest, stop, stand still for long periods of time, do simple tasks
like folding clothes (what's more repetitive than that?) or load a dishwasher.
Try going through a bag or box looking for something...that alone can bring on
waves of increased pain. Imagine having the dull aches and pains of the Flu 24
hours a day (without the Flu), and you have a pretty good idea what "Fibro"
does... Anyway, I want you to know I understand. We deal with it the best way we
can. Some take the popular medicines advertised for it. I choose not to take
anything specific that seems to have a lot of side effects that are even worse.
When things are really bad, and it's time to just lie down and let the pain wash
over me because I really need some rest (oh, did I mention insomnia due to the
pain of lying down?), I take Naproxyen. But only if there's no other way...
You Quack Me Up!
Three women die together in an accident and go
to Heaven. When they get there, St Peter says, "We only have one rule here in
Heaven: don't step on the ducks." They enter Heaven, and sure enough, there are
ducks all over the place. It is almost impossible not to step on a duck, and
although they try their best to avoid them, the first woman accidentally steps
on one. Along comes St Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw. St Peter chains
them together and says, "Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to spend
eternity chained to this ugly man." The next day, the second woman steps
accidentally on a duck, and along comes St Peter, who doesn't miss a thing, and
with him is another extremely ugly man. He chains them together with the same
admonishment as for the first woman. The third woman has observed all this and
not wanting to be chained for all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful
where she steps. She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, but one
day St Peter comes up to her with the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes
on. He is tall, tanned, slim and muscular. St Peter chains them together without
saying a word. The woman, thinking that this is great, remarks, "I wonder what I
did to deserve being chained to you for all of eternity." The guy says, "I don't
know about you, but I stepped on a duck."