Monday, 24 June 2013

A Medical BreakThrough !!!

There is a new report that has been released with the finding of a new cause for Fibromyalgia that might lead to further discoveries for healing or lending relief to Fibro sufferers, such as myself, some of my family members and friends.  This is one awesome Medical BreakThrough in my books.

Now, a breakthrough discovery by scientists at Integrated Tissue Dynamics LLC (Intidyn), as part of a fibromyalgia study based at Albany Medical College, has provided a biological rationale for this enigmatic disease. The small biotechnology research company, founded by neuroscientists Dr. Frank L. Rice and Dr. Phillip J. Albrecht, reports on a unique peripheral neurovascular pathology consistently present in the skin of female fibromyalgia patients which may be a driving source of the reported symptoms.

“Instead of being in the brain, the pathology consists of excessive sensory nerve fibers around specialized blood vessel structures located in the palms of the hands,” said Dr. Rice, President of Intidyn and the senior researcher on the study. “This discovery provides concrete evidence of a fibromyalgia-specific pathology which can now be used for diagnosing the disease, and as a novel starting point for developing more effective therapeutics.”

The rest of the article may be found here:

Wow if this is backup by more reports and testing it will be fantastic !  Trust me the daily pain is not in my head and some days it feels almost crippling.  Most days we just paste a *smile* on our faces and say, "I am fine, thank you.  How are you?", when really that is not the case whatsoever, however who wants to hear it !  Not too many for too long, this is for sure.

I will look forward to more positive reports.  I have already sent an email off to Dr. Kevin White to ask what he thought of this new report.  Dr. White has researched Fibromyalgia for many years, writing the book, Breaking Thru The Fibro Fog.  I have heard back from him, and he is going to check it out further himself.

On to the rest of my day !

The Township of South Bruce Peninsula has employed a company to inspect all Rural Septic Systems to find out if they are in good order, need pumped or replaced.  Unfortunately the Township is not covering the cost of these inspections, we as the homeowner are expected to absorb the cost to a tune of $100.00.

Our appointment was today.

The young man we had doing the inspection was really nice.  Bandit supervised him the whole time of his inspection.  

The findings?  Our septic is in excellent shape.  There was only 5% sludge, another good point as when it is at 30% sludge it is required to be cleaned.  Considering we have been now residing here 10 years, this is all good to our favour, other then the $100.00.

Do you have a Septic System?  Here is a Checklist of things to keep in mind:

Regularly inspect your system and pump your tank as necessary;
Use water efficiently;
Don't flush hazardous chemicals or pharmaceuticals;
Plant only grass over and near your septic system.  Tree roots can damage pipes;
Don't drive or park vehicles on any part of your septic system to avoid damage;
Test well water.

The remainder of my morning I got to making up the planters with the flowers I had purchased yesterday.  This I really enjoyed doing.

The Wave Petunias and Geranium went well in the basket, well the Dipladenias fit in nicely with the Calla Lilies my friend Sharon had gifted me.

Another Dipladenia and the remainder of the geraniums out front.  The Chicken & Hens I had taken from the flower beds.  

Total cost of all 6 arrangements was $30.00 plus tax.  I thought this was a pretty good deal, as if I had to buy them already made up I am certain the cost would have been much more then the $30.00 I had spent.  Even the pots I had, had been free.  Can't beat the price of FREE !

Once I had finished up with the pots, Rob and I had to go downtown Wiarton to do some banking.  The humidity or heat by this time had brought on a nasty migraine.  When we got back home I had to put my feet up and close my eyes for a couple of hours until luckily it left me.

By 3 pm we were off and headed down the road to Walkerton, as today we were picking up a "new to us" Crabby Cabbie vehicle.   I am thinking after 2 years and over 400,000 km, "Old Blue", our very first Crabby Cabbie vehicle is ready to retire, or at least go into semi-retirement as a back-up vehicle.

Mileage under 200 km, and body in not too bad of  shape.  Hopefully this new Crabby Cabbie vehicle will be good to us as old Blue has been and still is.

I very much enjoyed our trip back home, even with two vehicles we managed two wonderful stops along the way.

The first stop was at one of my favourite Farm Fresh Produce farms in Scone.  Are those little girls not the cutest? the youngest had been eating berries from the boxes when we went up to the table to buy ours.  Fresh picked strawberries for $4.00 a quart, opposed to the rotten ones I had looked at in the grocery store yesterday for $4.99 a quart.  I was very happy with these large LOCAL berries, not minding to pay the price of $4.00 for what I was getting.

The next stop was at the sign we had spotted on our way to get the vehicle.  Fresh picked LOCAL Asparagus for $3.00 a bunch, opposed to $3.49 / lb at our local store (goodness knows how old it was there).  It was sooooo good, complimenting the Country style Rib Pork Loin we had for our Dinner tonight.  

Today it was a balmy 31*C .  I will take this weather any day over a nasty cold Winter North wind, or those poor people suffering from the terrible flooding in Alberta.

Rob is holding down the fort here for us tomorrow, as I will be off on a Road Trip with my friend, Toni with an "i".  In the meantime I have doggies needing my attention, and dinner dishes needing washed up before I even think about anything further, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. WOW!! What great news on the medical front!!! As always you get more done in a day on the road than I can do in a week!! Ha

  2. That's really good news Cindy and I do understand that 'I'm fine' thing. It's nearly two years since my spinal surgery and, if I told people how I really feel every day, I would become VERY boring! You just get on with it don't you? Some relief would be great for you. Fingers crossed! x

  3. Wow who knew the palms of your hands that makes sense to me. I I happy you posted this we sufferers know it was not all in our head and now this looks promising. Oh Cindy can you imagine a day without pain. Wow. You are such a busy lady I need a nap after seeing what you do:) Hug B

  4. I really hope, further testing will give you and other sufferers some relief! It would be wonderful!

  5. My husband works frequently with Hudson's auto- should be a fine vehicle!

  6. Local produce is inevitably better than whatever gets into the grocery stores after a week or two in a truck....


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