Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:30 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:30:07 GMT
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:55 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:55:46 GMT
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest. You can sample more than 20 types of beer SaturdayMore >>
Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:50 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:50:57 GMT
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:38 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:38:36 GMT
Dougherty County Police Officer issues seat belt citation
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe. Police saidMore >>
The Memorial Day Holiday weekend is here, and Dougherty county police are gearing up for a busy weekend. They'll be keeping a close eye on the roads, and are asking motorists to stay safe.More >>
Albany - Imagine living every day in intense pain. For people with fibromyalgia, that's a reality. The syndrome causes chronic muscle pain and severe fatigue.
A Lee County woman was forced to change her life when she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and now she hopes to change other lives for the better.
Two years ago, 34 year old Dee Peterson was working full-time at a bank when she realized something was very wrong. "It was getting to where I couldn't hand count the money anymore because my hands were so stiff. My shoulder and neck were hurting all the time," said Peterson.
She went from doctor to doctor, undergoing dozens of tests. "We ruled out everything else and came up with the diagnosis of fibromyalgia."
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes widespread pain in the muscles and soft tissue, sleep problems and fatigue. It's linked to a chemical imbalance that causes the brain to almost intensify the feeling of pain.
"The fatigue was unbelievable. The pain in my leg was unbelievable. At the beginning, some days just getting out of the bed and getting dress was all I could accomplish." Peterson was force to quit working. "All of a sudden your life if changed upside down."
Housework or cooking dinner often leave her exhausted for days. For most patients, anti-depressants, muscle relaxers and pain medicine help but not for Peterson. "I had unusual side effects with conventional medicine. So I changed to the alternative side. I use a lot of vitamins and supplements."
Peterson says the hardest part was accepting that she would have fibromyalgia for the rest of her life. To cope, she decided to start a support group. "I thought creating a support could help other people who might be suffering alone in this." The group has grown to more than 60 people who share in the physical and emotional of fibromyalgia.
Dee Peterson was given a scholarship to attend a fibromyalgia conference in California. She hopes to teach her support group what she learns to spread awareness in the community about the fibromyalgia.