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About Me

Hi!
 I`m 50 years old and wanted to work at home...
In Feb of 2006 I found Jesus as my personal Saviour.
My mom at the age of 70 also joined "His" Army in April.
Then my mom`s mom followed in Nov..
I`m so happy about that as my Mom went to meet "Him" on Dec 20.06


               My 3 children are all grown and making their own lives..
 I have 5 wonderful granddaughters...
  
Jodi & Cheyenne
 
 Lux,Sydney,Madlynn
& Our First Grandson! : Levi

         My husband and I live in Beautiful Eastern Oklahoma....

            A place where hunting, fishing and wildlife observation
is abundant.....
              I have always been involved with animals.
As a child I started out with cats ,rabbits, gerbils,
           hamsters, fish, birds,.... any thing that breathed and
loved you back...
          As I got older I wanted a dog....
 It didn`t stop with just one dog!......

          I also raise Dairy Goats

  Jewels(Belongs to my oldest daughter)
  Molly(our Pet)
                 I enjoy my horses & my husband loves his mule and coon hounds.....

Leggs Peggy II

Smokie                      Slate

Pup


We love them all as our "family members"
       We want to raise healthy, happy well socialized puppies
           that will come to mean as much to others as they have to us...
I hope you enjoy my website..


http://tigihiggins.tripod.com/symptoms.htm


               I have Arthritis and Fibromyalgia.
           Two diseases that they have no cure for,

             only remedies to help you cope with the pain and depression ...

          Here`s an explanation of the "Disease" as it`s told by "it"

"Hi. . . * My Name
        " is Fibromyalgia, and I'm an Invisible Chronic
 Illness.

             I am now velcroed to you,....for life.*
    Others around you can't see me or hear me, but YOUR
        body feels me. I can attack you anywhere
 and anyhow I please.
   I can cause severe pain or, if I'm in a good mood,
I can just cause you to ache all over.
         Remember when you and Energy ran around together
 and had fun?
I took Energy from you,
and gave you Exhaustion. Try to have fun now!
* I also took Good Sleep from you
and, in its place, gave you Brain Fog.
I can make you tremble internally or make
   you feel cold or hot when everyone else feels normal.

* Oh, yeah, I can make you
           feel anxious or depressed, too. If you have
 something planned, or are looking
forward to a great day, I can take that away, too.
* You didn't ask for me.
I chose you for various reasons:
          That virus you had that you never recovered from,
         or that car accident,or maybe it was the years of
abuse and trauma.
 * Well, anyway, I'm here to stay!
          * I hear you're going to see a doctor who can
 get rid of me.

I'm rolling on the floor, laughing. Just try.

You will have to go to many, many doctors until
you find one who can help you effectively.
 * You will be put on pain pills, sleeping
            pills, energy pills, told you are suffering
 from anxiety or depression, given a
        TENs unit, get massaged, told if you just sleep
and exercise properly I will go away,
        told to think positively, poked, prodded,
and MOST OF ALL, not taken as
         seriously as you feel when you cry to the doctor
 how debilitating life is every day.

          * Your family, friends and co-workers will all
 listen to you until they just get tired
         of hearing about how I make you feel,
 and that I'm a debilitating disease.

            * Some of them will say things like "Oh, you are
 just having a bad day" or
           "Well, remember, you can't do the things you use
 to do 20 YEARS ago", not
hearing that you said 20 DAYS ago.

Some will just start talking behind your back,
  while you slowly feel that you are losing your dignity
            trying to make them understand, especially when
 you are in the middle of a
conversation with a "Normal" person,
and can't remember what you were going to say next!

           * In closing, (I was hoping that I kept this
 part a secret), but I guess you
        already found out. . .* the ONLY place you will
get any support and understanding
          in dealing with me is with Other People With
Fibromyalgia. ..
            * Except the minority  of us, who like me,
 have support from their immediate family;
       some get it from their spouses, and then again.......sometimes, not!

           * Others spend years explaining and
            re-explaining to siblings, children, neighbors,
and so on, only to
find that they are really non-believers.
 And, yes.....there are even *medical
professionals* who don't believe I exist.
 But, I do..........and, one day they will see
the light. Some will even be afflicted.
 * Now,.....YOU know *why* they call ME the
*Invisible Disease!*;

          and,if you don't yet because you are newly diagnosed,
          no doubt you will encounter the disbelief and
sarcasm sooner or later......so, brace
yourself!! * I am real.......I DO exist.

At least, you, the afflicted, know this! You feel
         the pain every day, with every breath. * Your mission,
 if you choose to accept, is to
           seek the best medical care you can find, because
 you are going to need it!!

    Stand up for yourself,and ignore the non-believers.

            They are not afflicted nor are they affected by
 your pain and anguish, so discard
           them, and move on to those who will help US.
 * I guess you figured out,
already......we're roommates......we're a team!
       We might as well find a way to get along with each other.....somehow. I only wish
we could have met under better circumstances.

  * In the words of *Sonny & Cher*, "I Got You, Babe!""     +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++                   +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Footnote:::::::::::::: -------------

            P.S.: it is true that today, there is no cure,                   but there is a lot of hope,
 lots of research is being done.
               Also it is possible to have some partial
          relief of the pain.
 Dean Choate Midwest
Executive Director
          National Alliance Of The disabled Inc.
                1501 Plover Road #1      Plover, WI 54467
 Office:
     715-321-0105 Email: naotdmw@hotmail.com (NAOTD) or:     dch4806@specializedcomputers.com
                  (personal)
            ICQ# 61656602 PIP Iowa 1999 NAMI of Wood and
Portage County Able Coalition of Wisconsin