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DMax
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 8/29/2008 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey guys,
I started a new post so all of you who posted on my "new here" might see this. Thank you so much. I have had tears in my eyes as I read all of your posts. It's so hard for me to admit that I have limitations. Since I was a little girl starting a club with the motto of "girls can do anything boys can do -better" to now, wanting to be super mom, wife, daughter, sister, everything. I think I always found validation in how much and how well I was able to accomplish things. Maybe this is God's way of reminding me I can't control my symptoms or the world. HE DOES!

Thanks again. I can tell you guys are going to be great! I'm blessed to have found this site!


DMax

Marlee2
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Date Joined Aug 2007
Total Posts : 6067
   Posted 8/29/2008 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Dee this forum has been a godsend for me also. Yep, I was a member of the "I can do anything a man can do only better" club also. In my mind I still can. smilewinkgrin I had enough years before fibro to prove that to everyone so now I don't have to prove anything. The champ has resigned. Like I said yesterday, I don't know why I put myself through so much all those years to be perfect. All it did was take precious time away from doing more important things.
 
I'm glad you found us too and you will learn so much on it that will help you.
 
luv and hugs
Marlee
Forum Moderator Fibromyalgia
 
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Sherrine
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17101
   Posted 8/29/2008 1:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Dee, keep a positive attitude and a "never give up" attitude.  You can accomplish whatever you really put your mind to.  You may have to work around a few obstacles and you will have to pace yourself, but you can have a full and enjoyable life with fibromyalgia.  Things could be a lot worse!
 
We will be able to help you with ideas and things that have worked for us.  You have definitely come to a good place!  I'm so glad you are here!
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


Tapestryloom
Regular Member


Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 169
   Posted 8/29/2008 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Dee,
What fibro has taught me is that all the worry that I did about things that I had no control over did nothing for me. And I had plenty to worry about.

I have a daughter who was born with a blinding eye disease. She will probably go blind before she reaches her teens.

Today I went shopping and the bagger was noticeably blind; wearing dark glasses and using touch to find the items. As I walked to my car I couldn't help but cry because it struck me that my daughter is going to have to get a job and I just hope and pray that she will be able to do that and be productive and happy. As a parent it is very difficult to watch your child struggle with a disability.

So I just want to say that life can throw curve balls at you but it's what you do that makes all the difference. Don't every give up hope and don't ever settle for less.

I am planning a trip out of the country to get my daughter medical help. I'm working on passports as I write this. I will never give up trying to help my daughter save her vision. She is now legally blind in her left eye and has 20/80 in the other.

Thanks guys for being here
Carolyn
I am a mother to 4 children; James 7 mo.'s, Davey 2 yrs, Dana 4 yrs, and Anne 9 yrs.  I am currently studying to become a natural childbirth educator.... and just trying to figure out where my priorities are right now.


Sherrine
Forum Moderator


Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17101
   Posted 8/29/2008 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll be praying for you and your daughter.  There are so many miraculous things happening in medicine today.  Never give up hope!  I'm legally deaf and I truly believe I will hear clearly again.  They are making strides in all areas so hope abounds!
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7


DMax
New Member


Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 8/29/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Carolyn,
And that is what I'm talking about. There are so many suffering in the world. God Bless you. I will pray for your daughter. I hope you find the miracle you need! I know it's not near the same thing , but when my daughter was nine she started throwing up every time she ate. She lost so much weight and was afraid all of the time. Teachers didn't believe her. The doctors couldn't find anything wrong and decided it was psychological. It was awful. Well long story short, it turned out to be her gall-bladder. It was only ejecting 14%. Now she's healthy once again. She still has to watch her fat consumption but other than that she's good. I guess what I'm getting at, is I know when your child is sick, it is the worse feeling ever. (especially for control freaks like me!)

Again my prayers are with you,

Dee

Meggie
Regular Member


Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 408
   Posted 8/29/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Dee,

I don't know if I have welcomed you.  So welcome, you will find so much support from everyone here.  We all have been where you are.  I'm the same story just different name.  I have always been the one to take care of everyone, the one to hold everything together.  I can't do it anymore and it hurts.  We have a big adjustment to make and that takes a lot of time.  Our friends here will help us, they will listen to us and give advice when we need it.  And best of all, no-one here will judge you because they know what limitations can do to us.

Carolyn, I will pray for you and your daughter.  Our children are so dear to us, seeing what could be their future can be scary.  I to had a scare with my youngest daughter.  She was having double vision and when we had her eyes checked (thinking it was just that she needed glasses) the doctor told us that her optical nerves were swollen and that indicated a brain infection or tumor.  I was so scared and could not react because my daughter was right there when he told me.  We had an emergency MRI the next day and luckily there was no problem with her brain.  We have had her checked several more times over the past two years and her optic nerve has gone back to normal.  They do not know what caused the problem but she seems to be fine now.  I will never forget how I felt, it was one of the worst feelings ever.  I am so glad I have all of you to talk to.

Meggie

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