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Leeriesan
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   Posted 10/15/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
So tomorrow (if my plans actually go the way I hope them to, which rarely happens) I am travelling a half hour to Springfield with one of my friends and I am getting a tattoo. Now why am I posting this on here you may ask? Now aside from the fact that this may be my last post because when my mother finds out she may kill me..hehe.. the tattoo is an entwined shamrock and cornflower representative of my heratage: Ireland and Germany. On each side are the words Kraft and caerdeas (I think I spelled that right) in German and Gaelic. The german stands for strength and the Gaelic for friendship; two things that without them I wouldn't still be in school and most likely would not still be alive today. Now considering the deep depression I've been in the last three or four months this tattoo to everyone else is going to be a symbol of my heratage as it is to me as well. But what won't be so apparent to everyone else is that it is a constant reminder that I really can do this. I don't want to be stuck in this rut anymore and keep thinking that I just want someone to take me from this life. And now I have to go because I've already missed one class today and I don't want to miss choir - its the only class I look forward to. Have a great day everyone.
~~Asthma, Reactive Airway Disease, Allergies (to nature), Fibromyalgia, Kidney Reflux Disease, Chronic Migraines (docs currently working on those), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, and a few others that remain undiagnosed because I don't feel like being on anymore medication than I am already on. ~~

~~ I'm 21 and trying to be optimistic~~


Jeannie143
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   Posted 10/15/2008 9:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Leeriesan,
That tatoo sounds awesome! I admire your renewed optimism. Fibro is rough but you have a lot more than fibro on your plate. I have asthma, fibro, diabetes and a few other things going on myself so I know how overwhelming this all can become. Did you know that choir is like physical therapy for your asthma? It's one of the best things you can do to exercise your lungs besides swimming!

I've has symptoms of fibro for my entire life and was never allowed to complain as a child. As an adult when everything finally ganged up on me with pneumonia and arthritis I had to go to a doctor and got this diagnosis. Until that time I just thought I was a whiner. shakehead Now, knowing what is going on with my body and finally being able to accept it and get over the anger I have a better life than I did before. I can pace myself, take care of myself and allow me to be tired. I can tell others I hurt, not complaining, just explaining, and let myself rest.

Although you may not view it this way you are lucky to have a diagnosis. I didn't get mine until I was over 50! I just thought that I was lazy and useless most of the time. Hang in there and KOKO! (Keep On Keepin' On!)
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


QTKaren
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   Posted 10/15/2008 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Leeriesan!
 
Your new tat does sound kewl.  I have a lil butterfly on my right hip with my grandsons initials in it and plan for another on my left hip with 3 lil winged faires holding hands in a circle with brown,strawberry blond and red hair for my lil granddaughters.  My family thought I was going through a mid life crisis back in 2000 when I got my tattoo.  I also lost a bunch of weight and let my hair go from blond to my natural auburn and left my hubby and got a boyfriend that was 15 years younger too lol.  But it wasn't a mid life crisis(I'm 48 yrs old now) it was me finally doing exactly as I wanted to do for years but had spent my life being a ppl pleaser and follower.  I didnt want to live the rest of my life like that and still do as I please for the most part and I love it.  So follow your heart and do all the things that make you happy and dont worry about anyone else.  I know it must be so hard dealing with all these health problems,mine started at 26 so I understand.  Hope getting the tat doesnt put ya in a flare though from the pain of it so just take it easy afterwards and be careful of infection since us fibros seem to have a lowered immune system and are more likely to get infections.  Great going on the new tattoo!!!
 
Hug's,
Karen
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getting by
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   Posted 10/15/2008 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Leeriesan,

Thank you for the positive post. I think it is cool that you are getting a tattoo. I don't have any, but have thought about getting one. I just can't make up my mind what I want.

Have a great day

Hugs, Karen
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Sherrine
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   Posted 10/15/2008 12:53 PM (GMT -7)   
The tattoo that you are having done sounds really neat.  It's good that you are looking forward to something and not focusing on pain.  A positive attitude helps so much with this lousy illness.  Thinking about how you feel could make anyone depressed.  Instead,  plan things and go on living your life. 
 
I have had fibro for 21 years and have continued to live a full and enjoyable life.  After I retired I started traveling and seeing all that I wanted to see.  I've done a lot of swimming, snorkeling, and even parasailing since developing fibromyalgia.  I figure, I only have one shot at this life so I'm going to enjoy it...even if it kills me!  turn    You can have a wonderful time.  You just have to do a little more planning that the ordinary person.  We aren't ordinary...not by any stretch of the imagination.  BUT we a definitely special and God really does have a plan for us.  So, just keep enjoying yourself.  I think you'll find that the pain will fade in the background some.
 
Sherrine
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Piercings
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   Posted 10/15/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Good on you! Congrats on the tattoo idea and I'm hoping that things go smoothly. I have a pretty good amount of ink myself and I've luckily never had it send me into a flare. To be honest, I don't think that there's a big risk of it unless you're triggered by very minute things.

I'm glad that you have put the thought into it that you did. Personally, I believe that tattoos are something that should be thought out and have personal meaning. Every piece that I have on me is symbolic of things that I have lived through and survived. The day that I go into a shop and pick something from the flash on the wall, you'll know it's time to commit me because I've lost my mind. confused

After you get it done, (even though I don't know you very well), you must post pics somewhere once it's healed. I love most skin art of any kind and would love to see how it turned out since it sounds beautiful.

Leeriesan
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   Posted 10/15/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the feedback! I'll make sure to post pictures and then I'll make sure to post after I tell my mom (she's very uptight - looks down on my step brothers because they have tattoos anyway...) It got pushed back until Sunday, but thats okay - my brother might be visiting then so that'll be exciting.
~~Asthma, Reactive Airway Disease, Allergies (to nature), Fibromyalgia, Kidney Reflux Disease, Chronic Migraines (docs currently working on those), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, and a few others that remain undiagnosed because I don't feel like being on anymore medication than I am already on. ~~

~~ I'm 21 and trying to be optimistic~~


Marlee2
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   Posted 10/15/2008 5:59 PM (GMT -7)   
Leeriesan, I live a half hour from Springfield. E-mail me and I will tell you where I live. Just click on my name and it will take you to where my e-mail address is.
 
luv and hugs
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Statgeek
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   Posted 10/15/2008 8:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Good for you!! I can't wait to see the pictures. I want a butterfly fairy, but the fairy has to be curvy. I just haven't designed it yet. Where will the tattoo be? Did you say that?
Sue

leemadd
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   Posted 10/16/2008 4:38 AM (GMT -7)   
I want to get a tatoo I just have not decided what and the money is tight right now so the kids of course come before me. I was thinking about a fairy holding an Iris I love Iris's. and fairies. my husband calls me tink because I love Tinkerbell. It would have to be a fairy that has just enough sweetness with just a little naughty She will be the most wonderful fairy. Its funny I am no Artist but lately I have been wanting to schetch a fairy an my office wall. With dragon flys and butterflys anything mystical that gives me hope. My nuetral colored office my soon become a little girly MY son and husband will love that.. My daughter says its to childish she is 13 and trying to grow up.Any way best of luck with your TAT.

Leeriesan
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   Posted 10/16/2008 7:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks! The tat is going to be on the middle of my upper back. My brother decided he's going to get one too! Now my mom can split her being upset between both of us haha. Thanks guys!
~~Asthma, Reactive Airway Disease, Allergies (to nature), Fibromyalgia, Kidney Reflux Disease, Chronic Migraines (docs currently working on those), Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, and a few others that remain undiagnosed because I don't feel like being on anymore medication than I am already on. ~~

~~ I'm 21 and trying to be optimistic~~

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