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   Posted 10/15/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought I felt good yesterday. I saw my daughter playing basketball by herself, felt bad for her I decided to play OMG what a mistake Half hour later I could not move. Went to bed by 730 and laid there watching TV. I am so sore today.. My daughter politely asked me If I could coach her team they have an assistant but no coach. There is no way I could or even want to coach.I feel guilty Even if I did not have fibro I dont know if I would want that responsibility. I told her that there was just know way I could at this time and suggested that they ask one of the dads we know he is very knowledgable of basket ball and is very good with kids. He was at every practice and game last year. But I still feel guilty . 

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   Posted 10/15/2008 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Leemadd,

Don't feel guilty because you are not up to coaching. That is a huge responsibility. I think that you made a good suggestion and hopefully the dad can take the time and coach.

I know that it is hard because we just can't do the things that we use to, but we just have to accept that and go from there. Be sure to do some gentle stretching for those achey muscles. Maybe next time you can stretch before you play and it wont hurt so bad.

Best wishes for a wonderful day,

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 10/15/2008 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I know allabout the guilt thing with kids but for me it's my grandkids. I know you hurt from playing but I bet it meant alot to her that you gave it a shot. I know for me sometimes I know in advance that something is going to be hurting me later but I have to decide of its worth it to go ahead anyways and it makes the kids so happy when I do play with them. Plus I have to keep in mind that somewhere down the road I wont have that choice at all when I get to a point where I can't pay physical games anymore so when ppl ask me why I did something that would cause pain I tell them because tomorrow I might not be able to and I want to live for the moment.
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   Posted 10/15/2008 3:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, don't feel guilty.  You have done nothing wrong!  You haven't asked for fibro.  Your body can only do so much without it screaming at you.  Try to explain it to your daughter.  I think she saw you enjoying yourself when you were playing but doesn't realize the toll it took on your body.
I remember when I first developed fibro.  I had a neighbor, who was stick thin, by the way, ask me to play racquetball with her.  I was over 100 pounds overweight but I took the challenge.  I'm very competitive and practically killed myself playing racquetball.  But, I beat her!  The next day, the only thing that didn't hurt was my ear lobes.  shocked    That was the first and last time I have ever played racquetball, but I was a winner so it made it all worthwhile.  yeah
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   Posted 10/16/2008 2:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry Sherrine, but that is a funny story. Well at least you proved you could beat your neighbor.

I have been using training fins to improve my flutter kick(swimming). Now this is supposed to make me eventually stronger and faster.

The lifeguard told me to keep track of the time I had the torture devices on. Well, I forgot.

Last night I awakened every single time my body moved. The same thing happened to my healthier fibro free friend who swam with me. lol

You know, when most folks reach middle age they have to learn what they can no longer do. It is not just us. We are more obvious, that is all.

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