Hello, all! I very much enjoyed meeting you all, and even paid for a membership, feeling a kinship with you all. A few of you may have been aware that I wasn't feeling up to snuff, but have been making plans for my future ownership of a Ferrari, and other toys. I had a severe slip and fall accident last year, and was finishing up my therapy for it. But in July, all my hopes and dreams nearly ended. I started having rolling Migraine headaches, 3 - 5 per day, and stopped sleeping. I was having migraine auras before the headaches, and the one doctor I was seeing didn't know what to do, and sent me to an Orthopedic Surgeon. He examined me, as I asked him if maybe my shoulder needed surgery to be put back, and I was tired of hurting all the time. He was pretty confident that it was okay...but I had to come to grips with two very real problems, that could not be ignored. Suddenly I felt as if I was in a bad B movie. I was formally diagnosed with two Chronic diseases: Migraines AND Fibromyalgia (FM)...I had all the 18 tender points in the test for the latter. I needed to take care of myself, as either is nothing you can ignore. He also told me that I needed to give up sports cars, and stop driving. In denial, I asked him, why? He told me because it would hurt. I asked him, if any damage would happen to my muscles, he said no...just that when I reach my limit, I will need painkillers and rest. I told him that not driving was "The line thou shalt not cross!" That my therapy would revolve around my joy of driving sports cars, writing, and drawing, along with improving my overall health. I have to make sure my motor skills stay intact at all costs! I must have come across as someone insane, as I was at risk for a Migraineous stroke with how fast and hard the migraines were hitting me then. About two weeks later, after not sleeping for 3 weeks, and out of my mind with migraines, I called and asked him for an anti-inflammatory, because Alleve was eating my stomach up; I figured that might be the key, because the back of my neck would inflame and heat up first! Well, that worked! I started taking Celebrex and started sleeping again, which caused the migraines to drastically diminish. I'm doing pretty well now, taking one muscle relaxant at bed time, Celebrex in the morning, and Tylenol 3 to control the muscle pain during the day, when needed. Tylenol does pretty good, in general now, usually I take half a Tylenol 3, with a regular Tylenol, and some caffeine for my migraines. And when the migraines kick in, a new drug, Zomig (tryptophan family) does the trick! Better, at $30 a pill, lol. I do become tired easily, but feeling so much better. The good news, I am still driving, and able to enjoy it. Most people don't have FM diagnosed usually for years, and after many painful tests, but I was diagnosed within 2 weeks, with the only test proven for proper diagnosis. I am very much interested in participating in the drives, but mostly as a passenger, until my stamina improves. I am very much aware that I'm lucky, compared to most of the other FM patients in the world. Only major setback is that I am having to set my sights on a Ferrari until next summer. The joke will be that my Ferrari will be one of the few with a Handicap Placard (only used when I'm too tired to walk very far). As of now, Ferraris and Exotics are now officially part of my therapy. I thank you all for the warm reception I have had, and look forward to participating more with the S. Cali group, and online here.