Thank You Fibro!!!!

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   Posted 2/1/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
idea So I have decided that life sucks right now for lack of a better phrase. That is why I am going to compile a list of things to thank Fibro for....

1. Thanks fibro for making me take a break now and then.
2. Thanks fibro for making me more aware of what my body needs.
3. Thanks fibro for providing me with experiences that help me talk to my daughter about her Tourette's Syndrome (and it's associated disorders).
4. Thanks fibro for the auto accident claim that I will one day win!
5. Thanks fibro for the good days which help me to prioritize my life.
6. Thanks fibro for the realization that I am human.
7. Thanks fibro for the strength you have caused me to have!!!!
8. Thanks fibro for waiting until Marina could walk before you came into my life.
9. Thanks fibro for giving me the courage to stand up to my doctor and tell him what I need.
10. Thanks fibro for .....I forgot! Oh yeah for the ability to blame it on the fog!
11. Thanks fibro for not being Cancer or Diabetes, or Lupus, or MS, or Arthritis etc.
12. Thanks fibro for giving me the opportunity to meet all of my fibro friends.
13. Thanks fibro for pointing out that you are the crazy one, not me!
14. Thanks fibro for all of the ideas I have when I don't sleep.
15. Thanks fibro for the tax deduction I'm going to get for excessive medical bills!!!!LOL

WOW! Life still sucks but at least I'm laughing about it now! This was very therapeutic. Feel free to add to my list. The funnier the better! turn

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   Posted 2/1/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I know exactly how you feel! I sometimes feel like fibro has actually changed my life in a good way!
I would add to my list
1. Thank you for helping me find myself and my passions
2. Thank you for letting me know what is really important in my life
3. Thank you for making me love my three fur kids even more!
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   Posted 2/1/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, fibro, for putting my life in perspective.  I know what is important now.
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   Posted 2/1/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   

WOW, great list Cindy.. you really nailed a bunch of mine.

I guess I would thank fibro for reminding me why I married my husband... because he loves me dearly and only wants what's best for me.  And he loves me no matter what, in sickness and in health.

Warm hugs,

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   Posted 2/1/2009 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   


Thanks for your post. It realyl touched me. I may have to make a list of my own soon. Im not yet ready to yet. Im still in the beginning stages of anger and despair and will hopefully be able to post a list like that soon. Im really glad this forum exists.


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   Posted 2/1/2009 9:06 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks fibro for teaching me how to take life one day at a time...

For teaching me compassion...

And for all my fibro friends...

Hugs, Karen

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   Posted 2/1/2009 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought of one that made me laugh. I thought I'd add it.

Thank you fibro for making me an old cat lady at a socialy acceptable age
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   Posted 2/2/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
thank you, fibro, for making me let go of problems that used to seem like the end of the world to me. granted, i still have problems, but thanks to you, i can no longer remember what they are!
love and hugs

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   Posted 2/2/2009 9:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you fibro for finally teaching me how to say no and not feel guilty..well, very... yeah yeah
Its NOT denial..Its selective reality!

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   Posted 2/2/2009 9:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you fibro for teaching me to live in the moment.
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   Posted 2/2/2009 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you fibro for taking the obsessive perfectionist out of me when it comes to my house and allowing me to live in a pig sty. smilewinkgrin
luv and hugs
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   Posted 2/2/2009 10:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Fibro for bringing new people in my life, asking me "are you okay?"
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