Fibro can seem so odd to others (and ourselves)

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   Posted 11/24/2008 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes I wonder how others can understand when I can hardly understand myself.  Saturday we went to San Francisco for our anniversary.  It was a lot of fun.  We went to the cliff house and before dinner we walked about the bath ruins and climbed very small hill and walked all around.  Afterward we went to Fishermans wharf.  Even though I tried to pace myself, by the time the night was over, I was walking very slowly because my hips hurt so much. 
The next day I was sore off and on and for about 45 minutes I could not walk without my cane.  I shuffled around barely moving my feet and holding myself up on the cane.  Then it slowly got better and I was able to shuffle about without the cane.  Today I am moving much better.  It is all very strange.  It is like now you see it, now you dont.

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   Posted 11/24/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
You did a lot of walking!  Fisherman's Wharf is huge!  Be easy on yourself.
When I first moved to my home I was getting pain in my hips, too.  This home is a lot larger than my other home and I was not used to walking that much.  Actually, I wondered if I had made a big mistake in buying it.  But, now I can walk all over the place and my hips don't hurt.  If you walked like that every day, you would get used to it.  But, it's wonderful that you were able to do that walking! 
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   Posted 11/24/2008 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   


I don't think I'll ever understand it completely! We just moved recently because our home was just too big for us and I couldn't keep up with what we had. I was thinking one day that our new neighbor's are probably trying to figure out if I am disabled or what? One day I will be walking fine and the next day I am taking our porch steps one at a time and hobbling to the car. On my really bad days my feet and knees are so stiff and sore that I walk like I should be in a wheelchair!

Hugs!!  Margie


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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:39 PM (GMT -6)   
As Sherrine said, if you walked it everyday, you would be use to it. Maybe you should try to get out and walk a little everyday to build up some strength in your legs and hips. Just a suggestion. I started walking, just a little at a time. Maybe five minutes. Then built my way up. Even if you can't do it everyday, two to three times a week would help.

But I know what you are saying about being to be able to do things one day but not the next. That is why I barely make plans to do things because I don't know how I am going to feel when the time comes. I have to play it pretty much by ear.

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   Posted 11/25/2008 12:28 AM (GMT -6)   
I do walk every day.  I log between 7,000 and 13,000 steps a day on my pedometer.  I run up and down the halls every day and walk an extra ten minutes every day (at the very minimum) just to alleviate the stress.  In addition, I do 30 minutes on the elliptical or treadmill twice a week and do other exercises nearly every day. 
Walking never was a problem for me until two years ago during our 2nd trip to Italy.  But even after that I've gone hiking up tall hills, climbed rock walls, climbed boulders in New Mexico, walked my very big dog all around the neighborhood.  Sometimes now I am rushing through the store thinking, wow, I'm going fast and it doesn't hurt.  Other times I hurt after sitting down in a normal position for a little while. In August I went to Boston for a conference and walked about without pain and then walked about with pain, then walked about without pain again. There seems to be no reasoning behind it all.  But isn't that the story of fibro?
Margie, your story made me feel more normal.
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