a short note to fibro

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vestabula
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   Posted Today 5:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Dear Fibro:
 
Drop Dead.
 
Yours truly,
anonymous
fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, Lexapro and valium


SleepyBug
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   Posted Today 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
amen!

GamJill
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   Posted Today 8:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Ditto!
 
 
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, TMJ, Arthritis/neck, SAD
 
Zoloft, Tylenol 4000 mg., Darvocet  


getting by
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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted Today 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Sending the same letter.

hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


mamanan
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted Today 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL!!! oh yes, I'll sign that one too!

Thanks so much for the smile :D
Waiting for appointment with rheumy (March 2009) to get an official dx. waiting, waiting, waiting....
Taking malic acid/magnesium combo, what a life saver! and amitriptyline


RedDiane
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 906
   Posted Today 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Let's start a petition! Diane
Fibromyalgia since 1984, Sjogren's, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Auto-immune eczema, GERD, osteoarthritis, IBS, RLS, sleep apnea


leemadd
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 532
   Posted Today 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
dear fibro,
go away bad dream
Lee Ann

MEG25801
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   Posted Today 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   

I'll sign!! shakehead

 

Missy


Diagnosed with Panic Disorder(16 yrs ago)-GERD(12 years ago)-GAD(16 yrs ago)-IBS(12 years ago)-DDD(6 years ago)-Arthritis(since teenager)-Controled HBP(2 years ago)-Diagnosed with fibromyalgia 9-29-08.
Meds: Cardizem CD~Prilosec~Klonopin(prn)~Daily Vitamin~Tylenol~Lyrica


telula68
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Date Joined Sep 2008
Total Posts : 56
   Posted Today 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Fibro,
You think your so great. I bet you can't stand it that I get up everyday and fight your stupid ***! Don't ever let me get my hands on you because you will wish you were never born!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ginny
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Date Joined Feb 2003
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   Posted Today 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Fibro,
 
I hate your stinkin' guts. Kiss this...
 
Ginny
 
 
 
 
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13

34 years old. Diagnosed with Lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, Anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus


K9
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 263
   Posted Today 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
A letter to fibro! What a great idea!

Dear fibro,
I don't know what you are or how you got here. In fact, my doctors don't seem to know either. Many people don't even think you're real. But whatever you are and however you got here, you've ruined my life. Just a short year ago I was on top of the world and at the pinnacle of my career. I had energy to burn - from 6 am to midnight every day. I multi-tasked and multi-visioned and multi-dreamed. I worked 50 hours a week at my job and in my spare time I wrote. I loved my writing, I made money from it, I published my first book. I also cleaned my house, trained my dog for competition, and made beautiful meals for my family. Now I am a shell of my former self. I get up in the morning and go to work for four hours. This is all while doped up on Tramacet for pain. By 1 pm the pain is too bad, and the fatigue is overwhelming. I cannot think - I cannot put together a coherent sentence either aloud or in writing. I can only go home and lay in bed with my laptop. Instead of writing books about how people can make a difference in the world, and about personal leadership and emotional health, I can only write short passages like this one on the computer. I have no energy for my hobby and interest, no energy to even walk my dog, no possible way to make dinner anymore - someone has to do that for me. I sit and watch while someone else cleans my house two days a week.
In short, I feel like my life is over - and it's all your fault. You have come into what was a beautiful life of dedication - to making the world a better place - and you have robbed me of my ability to do anything but sit in a chair and watch TV. This was something I vowed I would never do. Others talked of retirement. I never wanted to retire. All I ever wanted was to retire from ministry so I could move on and do something else - perhaps more meaningful - like public speaking, leading workshops, writing for national magazines and doing television spots. You have stolen all this from me. And not only from me, but from all the people I could have helped. I hate you.
I hate you the way I hated breast cancer 12 years ago, which is to say that although I hate you with a deep, gut-wrenching passion, I may also come to embrace you one day. Give me some time. Time for me to grieve the loss of my health - to be angry, to be sickeningly sad, to bargain with God, to be in denial. And after that time and that process, I may come to accept you as part of my life. I may come to accept you and embrace you as the thing that got me to stop this crazy overachievement and overfunctioning self. To slow it down, at least and take a step back to exhale. Perhaps you will be the one to teach me that I have already left a legacy on this earth, even if my book never did get marketed and distributed the way I had hoped. Perhaps you are the thing that will teach me to believe what I wrote in those pages and the picture I put on the cover....that it only takes one small stone dropped in the pond to send out ripples to every shore. One person who reads my book in my local library fifty years from now may change the world forever. What I need to do is to trust God and remind myself that I am not the Messiah, the Savior of the world. Even as I write this, dear fibro, I thank you for that. I hate it, and thus I hate you, but it is true nevertheless and you are the one reminding me of it just now.
So at this moment, for the sake of this letter, I hate you and I want you to go away and I want my old life back. If only I could have it back for just ONE DAY, just one day, O how happy I would be on that day! But alas, the world only spins forward. And we can never look back. We can only hope for "holy hindsight" at some new day far in the future...the day when we look back at today and say, "thank you".
Sincerely,
Anna
I have Fibromyalgia, but nothing else!

I take Lyrica 150mg b.i.d.
Tramacet 75 mg for breakthrough pain

Tried amitryptelene 2.5 mg but it made me a zombie!


SleepyBug
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 1097
   Posted Today 5:11 PM (GMT -7)   
wow, anna. that letter made me cry. that is just really so beautiful and well said. thank you for sharing.

julieleaps
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 257
   Posted Today 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Fibro,
 
You've done a number on me.
 
Everything you've touched, you've messed up.
 
You're fired.
 
Sincerely,
My Body
*Severe Spinal Stenosis, ACDF Surgery Levels C5-7, Jan 07, Degenerative Disk Disease, Osteoarthritis,  Dx'd Atypical Migraines & Neuropathy Jul 07, Dx'd Fibromyalgia April 08,
GERD, Insomnia, Undiagnosed Inflammation with Elevated Sed Rate, C-reactive Protein
Mom to 2 College students +1 Exchange Student in Germany, stepMom to 2 marrieds, 8 stepGrands and my third job is being a pastor's wife.


jewelrylady
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 717
   Posted 12/11/2008 12:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Add my name to that letter. 

Denise


 I have:  Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression

Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.


K9
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 263
   Posted 12/11/2008 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks, SleepyBug...I just wrote it from my heart. It was a healing thing to do so...I'm thankful to this forum!
I have Fibromyalgia, but nothing else!

I take Lyrica 150mg b.i.d.
Tramacet 75 mg for breakthrough pain

Tried amitryptelene 2.5 mg but it made me a zombie!


Sherrine
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17101
   Posted 12/11/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Dear Fibro,
 
You snuck into my life one evening and took life, as I knew it, away...in a matter of minutes!  You threw in confusion, since I hadn't a clue who you were.  I was fortunate that I had a doctor that had dealt with you before so  you didn't pull the wool over our eyes for very long.  I got the last laugh there.
 
It's been difficult learning how to deal with you, since you won't leave my side, but I'm learning.  I have treated you like I would any criminal that came to me and stole something precious that can't be returned.  I have bound you!  You will NOT have the last say in my life.  Yes, you seem to have great joy over the misery you have tried to hand me but I have learned how to turn that around on you!
 
I'm sure you are not happy when I manage to do many things I did before.  I do see the smirk emerging on your face when you see me grimace as I try to do ordinary things, but I also know you see my face beaming once I've accomplished it!  That makes ME the winner!
 
Also, because of your entrance into my life, I am more observant of others and have far more compassion than I ever did before you came to live in my body.  This is truly a blessing.  Another blessing is all the wonderful people I have met at your "family reunions."  These people are strong and resourceful and will beat you at your game.  We have united and are becoming a force against you.  We even have some wonderful doctors that are figuring you out...as I write this letter to you.  Your time in our bodies is limited.  Your days are coming to a close.  I'm smiling broadly at the anticipation of your being destroyed. 
 
Your foe,
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

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