August 4 2018

Hello, so much has been going on since I last wrote, I don't know where to begin. After July 8, I was given the final version of the book to finish editing. The going is slow because I am fixing the edits myself so that it will be finished completely. When they get it this time, it will take a week and then be on the 'shelves' on Amazon in a week. I just wish I knew how to advertise it well!!

Then, it was time to start working on getting my neck and shoulder and migraine gone. I went to physical therapy and started going to the Axial Orthogonal Chiropractic Clinic in Gibson City, IL. I am happy to report that now both the migraine, neck pain, and shoulder pain are gone. It is amazing what listening to your body can do for you. I am now pain free again which is wonderful considering I have RSD/CRPS, Fibromyalgia, and Complex Chronic Migraines. I love my nutritional products and how my body is able to absorb them, allowing me to exercise as I need to and allowing me to think.

Next, it was time to get the house ready for visitors. Our daughter, Aimee, and our Grandson, Robbie, came for a visit for 2 weeks. They just left July 31. Our best friend got married on July 28. It was an outdoor wedding and the weather was absolutely perfect, very unusual.

My brother and his wife, more like a sister, also came. It was wonderful to have everyone here and it broke the rest of the depression to have all the love and laughter in the house. I loved it. Robbie cried and cried when Uncle Steve left. Kids just love him. It makes me wonder why we fought so much as kids. I would really like to know that answer!

Robbie wanted a train birthday party and so, since we can't be there for him on his birthday, we had a surprise birthday party for him two Saturdays ago right after the radio show. We went to the Monticello Railroad Museaum where they restore old railroad cars and engines and he was able to ride the old train and sit in the steam engine. The joy in his eyes and the happiness on his face I will never forget. My daughter's joy was just as wonderful. It was a surprise to her too. 

We came home and had a cook out and then we suggested he open his presents. What?!? He had presents?!? Oh joy! He ended up with Thomas the Train tracks that can build on one another and 3 engines. He played with them the whole time he was here.

He got to spend 2 nights at Nana and Poppop's house without Mommy because she went to Auntie's house to help with wedding stuff and was just perfect. He is such a sweetie and joy to have around. He listens and minds and is so wonderful. We don't get to see him very often, but we Facetime as often as we can. I just couldn't hug him enough. It had been 2 years since we had seen him in real time.

Well, I did the radio show today. It was a little somber as I discussed attitude and depression and suicide, all things that need to be discussed but are hard to do anyway. I have now done over a year's worth of shows. I hope I am helping people. If I am helping at least one person, it is enough.

Well, those are my thoughts today.


Deb Lundquist

After 20 years of living with this as a roommate, I feel I know Fibromyalgia well. Now, it is my passion to help people with Fibromyalgia and chronic pain take back control of their lives.