INTRODUCTION-HELLO, HELLO!! FIRST TIMER-GO EASY. RLS VETERAN, PLUS A FEW OTHERS IN THE

MEDICAL CATAGORY. BUT CAN BE FUN TO TALK TO- WILL

ALWAYS BE WILLING TO HELP WITH INFORMATION THAT I KNOW ABOUT-LIKE RLS AND DIABETES, ETC., OR JUST TO PLAIN TALK ABOUT LIFE AND HOW LOUSY IT CAN BE. MARRIED, 64 YEARS OLD (FEEL 84) RETIRED/DISABILITY-LOCALLY GROWN. HAVE A GRANDSON, 9, LOCAL, A VERY DECENT

HUBBY, AND A SHIH TZU NAMED LUCKY-CAN GET ANGRY EASY, BELIEVE IN FAIRNESS, AND TRUTH,

LOYALTY, AND COLOR THE GRAY OUT OF MY HAIR!! (AH, C'MON) TALK TO ME PEOPLE.

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  • HI good to have you on the site. I would note however that CAPITALS (on the web) are used to shout!!! So best avoided...........?

    Kindest

    Bob

  • very nice welcome-thank you. no more caps-got it. still cant fine the humor button, etc. gonna take this old lady awhile to get in the groove. have a good one.

  • Ha Ha

  • Hi and welcome lol at least you haven't lost your sense of humor. Loads a great people on here who will give, swap advice and just generally moan or laugh with you. Where you from by the way, i am from UK but loads from America and all over.

  • Hi Zelda,

    I shall be 64 this year. ;) Aren't grand children a great tonic? I have a grand daughter and another grand daughter on the way. My RLS is not too bad thank goodness and is intermittent for which I am most grateful. I support this group and the charity because, knowing how awful it is for me when RLS is present, I feel for those that suffer very much worse than I do.

    Kaarina

  • well, we meet the age requirement for sure. in June it turns to that nasty 65. I am in America, and its very nice to meet you. yes, grandchildren are sooooo different. Or should I say-plain fun to have around. I love to find the identical little ways they have like their parents had when they were kids. It makes me laugh, the tougher the way, the better. yes, RLS is awful. I have had it since I was 17 and missed diagnosed for MS-in 1976 they never heard of RLS, so for 20 years I believed I had MS.

    Ruined a lot of my life that I could've had. Oh well, spilt milk. take care and lets talk again soon. steph

  • Hi good to hear from you. I don't post often cos at the moment the legs aren't too bad but I really feel for those having a tough time. Yes grand kids can be great, much easier than kids were! ;) hope you continue being as well as you can getting older is no fun but better than the alternative ;))

  • Maru--thanks for the welcome. Yes, remission on RLS is heaven. Only cause it doesn't happen that often! And we still wait with baited breath (from the wine) that it will come back that night!! I do pretty good with Mirapex for three years now. I do have odd attacks, then I just get another pill which I had to get my Dr. to agree to, and it works. 50 years of this and I still hate the feeling as if I was 17 again. Hope you stay like that for a long long time. But drop in to us and say hi. zelda

  • I'm on Ropinirole which seems to help (at the moment) it's great to have this forum it stops us feeling alone and as if we are mad having RLS. People don't get it, think we're making it up.

  • Hi Zeldafurbush, wecome to the forum. Life's what you make of it. Surely you did'nt think that aways some lovely years back ! Surely you have fond memories of great times you had in good company of adorable friends & relatives. You lucky girl, you have a loving hubby, & 'very decent at that' !! I assure you Zelda, from now on you'll start feeling real good, just connekt with great souls here on the forum. You got a variety of them here 'babe', so pik your choice, feel great & wanted for once. Then see the difference for yourself in a few days. Half your problems will vanish by the time you finish reading this....I know you'll read it over & over again ! Share it with hubby & gran'son, if you like. Go over all that I've told you when you hit the bunk & you'll feel like a fairy, nay 'Zelda in fairyland'! You'll enjoy a good night's sleep, get up more refreshed & feel more invigorated. In the wash-room look into the mirror on the wall & wink @ your image, I'm sure you'll see a new lovely Zelda smiling back @ you...age reversed... 46 !!! Try me ! Blessings.

  • GuruG: For goodness sake, where have you been all my life and visit with me anytime, you are surely welcome. I am looking forward to conversing and helping in any way I can. Just love to type and to help save anyone from the thralls of depression and loneliness.and at the same time, cure

    my woes. thou I can tell you-it will be tough to do cause mine are on going, but if I can face them

    with a smile and I don't care anymore attitude--I've finally won. thank you--stay as you are-and we will talk again soon. I promise to pull my head out of the sand and not be too moody.

  • Hi Zelda, you made me feel sooo elated by your sooo positive response (people need to emulate you, Zelda). Now that you are on the fast track to recovery, (I mean 'mental make-up' recovery ), my dear YOUNG lady keep up the tempo & "never say die"! It's all in the head as they say. Remember the adage "when the going gets tough, the tough get going"..... (pass it on to your gran'son, he'll love it). Come on 'brave heart'...you got a commando on your side ! "Yooo...hooo...yippeeee...yip..yip...yip". See if you can shout out that war-cry, & scare the very Hell outa them blues / RLS & whatever. Just do it & let go brazenly, even if it feels silly. YOU WILL FEEL GOOD. That's the point. Thanks for the invite, I'll love to meet you & your lovely family as & when it comes about. Lets see. In the mean time YOU just keep smiling & winking your blues away ! OK ?

    Zelda, would you like me to give you some safe health tips, you can try at home for your over-all mental / physical well- being, including RLS? Cheerios to you, your hubby & your Gran'son. You can pass on my war cry & can do it together too....it'll be fun, yippeeeee.....yip...yip !!! Blessings.

  • GuruG: Of course I would like some safe health tips. buy those kinds of books either on line or flea markets. Have over 100--but never seem to sit long enough to read any. Keeping up the tempo is for the younger crowd. I have a slow tempo that definitely loves the sound of my own drum. I am so gun shy with people. Always looking for the rythmn of their drums. If its off a beat, watch out. Even counts on family. Sad. Really sad. see u tomorrow Zelda

  • Zelda, Ps. Forgot to mention I'm 64 by age, but feel younger than 46 @ heart ! I care a dam'n about those silly ailments, how-so-ever strong they may seem; they can never get the better of ME, although, I carry a bagful of them m'self ! Trick is I don't let these nasty things spoil my day (& of course night). AH, C'MON, (I copy pasted this from your message) lady, we all like you & you are welcome. You are brave & humorous & of course lovely @ 64, nay 46....so feel like it from this moment onward. Cheerios galore for you Zelda ! Blessings.

  • Welcome to the forum Zelderfurbush. I live in the UK, am 66 and have three grandchildren. Think there are a lot of us "young oldies" on here!! I have had severe RLS for 3 - 4 years after spending about 20 years with it intermittently, but getting relief now from Requip XL 4mg. Like you, I do get breakthrough attacks but then get over them and live life to the full again. We just have to make the best of our lives when we can and the people on here are always cheerful and ready to give you a "helping hand" when it's your turn to feel down. Everyone has a different experience and gets different results from different meds and ideas to it's great to share experiences.

    P.S. You won't need a humour button (lol) there's lots of it on here thank goodness x

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