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moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/26/2009 6:18 AM (GMT -7)   
The only place one can sit in your house is your office chair you are sitting in or maybe a scrap of the floor.
fibromyalgia, bipolar, ptsd, depression, anxiety
cymbalta, abilify, triliptal, lorazapan, lyrica, flexoral, ibuprophine.


vestabula
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   Posted 3/26/2009 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   

You hobble into Walmart and the very sweet greeter lady notices how you look like the Cryptkeeper and asks if you would like to use once of their motorized scooters.  No thank you...I'd rather winch through the entire megaplex humped over the cart and grabbing what ever is at eye level so I don't have to lift my arms!

Huggies

donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/26/2009 6:55 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to know I am not the only who has been asked that. The cashier gets nasty at times because I ask for a helper to lift the bags. After she tries handing them to me five times. Nope not lifting sorry.
fibromyalgia, bipolar, ptsd, depression, anxiety
cymbalta, abilify, triliptal, lorazapan, lyrica, flexoral, ibuprophine.


SleepyBug
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   Posted 3/26/2009 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
You say things like "thingamajig", "whatchamacallit", and "you know-the..the...thing!" on a regular basis. Your boobs are starting to droop because it hurts to much to wear a bra. Your haven't blow-dryed your hair in years because it hurts too much to hold up a hair dryer. You live in stretchy waste pants and slippers. Your family no longer allows you to operate heavy machinery such as kitchen knives, rakes, and snow shovels. You can't get through an entire movie without falling asleep on the couch. Your children have gone to school with mismatched shoes on their feet and peanut butter and mayo sandwhiches in their lunch boxes. Your Dr., local hospital, pharmacist sends you Birthday and Christmas Cards thanking you for your business. Your medicine cabinet holds more vitamins then your local GNC store. In the winter, you don't leave the house without long johns, a sweater or two, and four pairs of wool socks and in the summer, you can regularly be found trying to shove yourself into the refridgerator. You've found your ice cream in your breadbox and your car keys in your freezer.
love and hugs
~danielle


fibromyalgia, ibs, gerd, anxiety

We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same.~Carlos Castaneda

I wish you all the joy that you can wish.~William Shakespeare

Housework, if you do it right, will kill you.~Erma Bombeck


Baloo
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   Posted 3/26/2009 7:14 AM (GMT -7)   
When your daughter takes your arm and urges you strongly in the direction you should go because you don't remember why you are there. When you get up at night to go to the R.& R. and you run into a closed door thinking it was the bathroom and end up with a concusion. When you read the fibromyalgia forums to get your laughs for the day!
SleepyBug You have everything I would of said. Love IT!
Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto Thyroid disease, Chronic pain.
 
 All things are possible thru Christ Jesus who strengthens me


moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/26/2009 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
You find out about noon that you only shaved one leg, You never rinsed out the conditioner. You have post it notes on your bathroom mirror stating "deoderant, brush teeth, Brush hair" You computer has post it notes of your own phone number, your families numbers, You front door has it post it notes stating "turn off coffee pot, stove, make sure no water is running, keys, cell phone, buss pass, sunglasses, and all you need for your day. You have more snack bars in your bag then the grocery store. Still somehow you have to go back in the house for something, like your shoes. You have five coffee cups in use at all times, you can never find the one you are drinking out of. You accidentally take your meds more then once in a day even when they are in a pill container. You always forget what day it is, Your own name when signing something. You forget where you parked the car, then realize you took the bus to the store.
fibromyalgia, bipolar, ptsd, depression, anxiety
cymbalta, abilify, triliptal, lorazapan, lyrica, flexoral, ibuprophine.


Binki
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   Posted 3/26/2009 8:03 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah   turn yeah OMG!  You all are so funny, but so RIGHT! 
 
When your customers ask about their order they placed yesterday with you and you play along, act like you know what their talkin' about.  Having to wear your sunglasses while at work cuz you'll go blind looking at your computer and your head is gonna explode with all those flourescent lights.  cool
 
You have to ride in the back seat because you just about cause an accident in the passenger seat.  Ask to be the lead role in Night of the Living Dead, when you get out of bed. skull shocked   You need to wear a DO NOT TOUCH sign, your invisible bruises come out with the slightest touch. redface smhair
 
Thanx for the laughs!
 
Hugs,
Lori  
 
Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis
 
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pattipanda
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   Posted 3/26/2009 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   

... when you pour your drink into your soup instead of the salt, when you use Preparation H for toothpaste, when pour coffee into your cereal instead of milk, when you back the car out of the garage and forget to open the garage door, when you try to use your remote car key to unlock the door at your office (did that like 10 times atleast), when you prepare dinner but wind up getting too tired from cooking that you can't get the energy to eat, when you call your 81 yr old mom to check up on her and SHE tells YOU that you already called her twice to check up on her that day, when you wear your shirt inside out & backwards all at the same time, when you can't remember your kid's names but can remember everyone else's names, when you know where every public bathroom in your county is, when you make coffee but forget to put the carafe under the dripper thingo and wind up with coffee all over the kitchen counter and floor (do that one alllllllllllll the time). 

I really enjoyed reading other folk's answers to this and saw that you guys have done things I've done before or need to do to remind myself to do something. 

Hugs till later...


Patti
 
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis. 
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
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pinksilly
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   Posted 3/26/2009 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   

When you only have paper goods because you broke every plate,glass in the house.

Own stock in bandaid for all those cuts from the glasses you broke

when you are sad and really need a hug but yell at you spouse when they try get the ----away from me


Fibro 02/09,Graves Disease,IBS,COPD,High Blood Pressure,High Cholesterol,Asthma,Gerds,Allergies,Congenital Brain Defect,Diabetes,Depression

Quit Smoking 2/12/09

Good Luck everyone

 


moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/26/2009 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Environmentalists are going to start picketing in front of my house with all the paper goods I use. Or the plastic storage containers I throw out because they were forgotten in my fridge.
fibromyalgia, bipolar, ptsd, depression, anxiety
cymbalta, abilify, triliptal, lorazapan, lyrica, flexoral, ibuprophine.


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   Posted 3/26/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
HALLELUJAH!!!!

You guys have no idea how happy you have all made me this morning! Honestly some of this stuff I did not associate with the fibro. Especially walking into things. I swear my coffee table jumps out in front of me every time I get up off the couch. The bed footboard has a similar talent. In fact most of the furniture, door frames, etc., in my house are out to get me!

SleepyBug: Girl, TELL ME about the bra thing! GEEZ! What torture.

My contribution to the topic:
Your coffee pot puts out clear water because you forgot to put the grounds in. And when you discover the pot of clear water, you think "Oh I'm so forgetful! I forgot to pour the water into the coffee maker!" And proceed to brew yet another pot of clear water! (My 84-year-old Dad caught me on this one.)
Fibromyalgia, Gastroparesis, IBS
Endometriosis, Hypothyroidism, Psoriasis, Asthma
(Diabetic spouse)
 


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   Posted 3/26/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
danibm -
Well I'm too well endowed to go out in public without one, but once in the house, it comes off before my coat!
Fibromyalgia, Gastroparesis, IBS
Endometriosis, Hypothyroidism, Psoriasis, Asthma
(Diabetic spouse)
 


leemadd
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   Posted 3/26/2009 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
you muscle your way off the couch because you need to go to the bathroom, You walk down the hallway and cant remember where you were going, you go sit on the couch and remember you have to pppppppppppp really bad.
you feel good you get dinner in the oven set the timer forget about dinner the timer goes off and you realize you never even turned the oven on so its gonna be another hour until dinner.
My 70 year old parents remember more than me.
Your 80 year old neighbors yard looks better than yours
you get in the shower and stand there and remember you need to turn the water on after you put the shampoo in your dry hair.
people think you are crazy when you say that your socks hurt your feet.
you talkt to someone for 20 minutes on the phone and dont have a clue who you are talking to (we now have caller ID)..

I can not get away with out wearing a bra in public either But it sure comes off at home,

moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/26/2009 12:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I always walk out the door feeling like I forgot something, cause I always do. I went to teach my class today all proud I made out the instructions and sheets. Well I forgot the thread. Not only mine but all ten of the students!! Geesh was I red in the face. They laughed and some had extra thread with them to share. I had to on the spot figure out how much the kits were without thread for everyone. I gave up and told them the room rental fee was not needed today. lol
fibromyalgia, bipolar, ptsd, depression, anxiety
cymbalta, abilify, triliptal, lorazapan, lyrica, flexoral, ibuprophine.


jewelrylady
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   Posted 3/26/2009 12:20 PM (GMT -7)   
When your slippers are your favorite pair of shoes.  Your husband says you must be feeling better because you have gotten dressed.  Your have 12 bathrobes & that seems to be the extent of your laundry along with undies & even bras are no longer in the wash that often.  Every pan you have is burnt on the bottom from being forgotten on the stove at least 10 times.  You put the dog outside on the lead & forget she is out there & then look all over the house calling her.  You complain someone has stolen your clothes but then you find them mildewing in the washer.  You get up from the couch, go into the kitchen for a cup of coffee, wipe of the counter you see needs it, go back in & sit down on the couch remember you needed a cup of coffee, sigh but get up go into the kitchen & put away the dishes that you spotted in the drainer, go sit down on the couch, remember you needed, really needed that cup of coffee, heavy sigh, get up & go into the kitchen & on into the bathroom to use it, go sit down on the couch & remember that cup of coffee & give up!!!    Hugs, Denise

 I have:  Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression, TMJ, anxiety  Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it.    Prov. 25:11


leemadd
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   Posted 3/26/2009 1:47 PM (GMT -7)   
you driveaway and dont notice that your daughter is not in the car until her girlfriend is yelling at you in a panicked tone.. Happened 2x

vestabula
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   Posted 3/26/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   

When you are driving along and see a sign that you thinks says 'Garage Sale'...turn down this one lane dirt road and continue looking for the balloons or a bunch of cars parked in the street only to discover that the sign said 'Garbage Fill'.

When you run up to the corner store for lettuce to make BLT's and come home with a head of cabbage.

When you wear two different sneakers on your feet for weeks before the hubby finally asks you if you are trying to make a new fashion statement.

And I have posted this before but it's still my fave...when you run 100 MPH up to what you think is a ball in a dog park, kick it with all your might only to discover it is a cement 'sphere' used for dog leashes and you break two toes.

Huggies

donna


fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ  Meds: Lexapro and valium


libertykitty
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   Posted 3/26/2009 7:02 PM (GMT -7)   
When your roommates ask you how your weekend at home was because they didn't realize you were there, in your bed, all weekend and never left the apartment.

When one of those roommates is planning a girls' night out for her birthday and doesn't even invite you because she knows you can't stay awake until 2am, and that if you did go you wouldn't dance anyway because you'd be sore the next day.

When you check for the locations of elevators in a new place before you look for the bathrooms - not that you'll remember where they are anyway.
Diagnosed with fibromyalgia February 2008, dysthymia January 2009.
Vitamin D supplements, and Provigil and Temazepam when I need them.
So far Cymbalta and Wellbutrin make me sick and Lexapro does nothing.


Chutz
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   Posted 3/26/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
When you are reading everyone else's responses and get to the bottom to post your reply and...you guessed it...can't remember what it was! It's true this time too. arrgggggg shocked

When hubby asks, "When should I start worrying about you?" Honey, if you haven't started by now you best get going.

When you use a Sharpie marker to label your body where you bump into things because in a couple of days when the bruise shows up you'll have NO idea where they came from. (<---that was the one I forgot...lol)

When a lady much older than you carries out your groceries at the store. eyes



Oh Lordy!! These are funnier than I ever could imagine cause it's all TRUE!...

Chutzie <---who is one of the original "burn the bra" gals. I hate those darn things and like others have way to much to go braless in public, BUT anywhere I'm in my own home or even camping, off that thing comes. It's sorta like harnessing up! shocked
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Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 3/26/2009 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
When you keep trying to find the rewind button to rewind your movie, but cant find it for the life of you, then you finally realized you where watching a DVD, I seem to do this everytime I watch a movie. And when you drive to the store and then decide to not go into the store because you couldnt find a parking spot in the same zip code as the store.

-hellokitty
26 year old Female , single mother of 2 kids, on SSI for migraines, pain, pancreas issues
All the things broken with me: Migraines, Fibromyalgia, Chronic lower back pain that causes severe pain/numbness/tingling especially to my left leg, Genetic Pancreatic Divisum that causes chronic pancreatitas, Asthma, Depression w/Anxiety/panic attacks
Prescription Meds:Suboxone 24mgs daily, Cymbalta 60mg nightly, Lyrica 50mgs nightly, Imitrex as needed, Ibprofen 800 twice daily, Zanaflex as needed, Ventolin as needed for asthma attacks, Advair twice daily
Over the conter meds: Benadryl nightly for itching due to meds (not sure which one yet),
Surgeries: Gallbladder removed at 15 years old, 2 ERCPs, stent put in pancreas, countless upper GI scopes, Bartholin gland opened permanetly due to recurring painful cysts
Goals: to go to college next fall to be a nurse and get off of SSI
Wishful thinking: to not be in pain!!!


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   Posted 3/26/2009 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
When you get on an elevator and start pushing the number plaque instead of the actual number button- and the other passengers move away from you.

When you put ice cream from the freezer on top of the fridge-freezer to drag something else out and forget to put it back in, then wonder what the mess is dripping all down the fridge when you see it the next morning.

When you feel good about yourself because you got the xmas cards ready early, but the man at the P.O. looks at you funny for wanting to mail addressed empty envelopes.
"A butterfly is most vulnerable immediately after its metamorphosis."
 
Dx FM- 2003
Rx Meds- Ultram, Flexeril, Toprol, Cymbalta, Buspar 
OTC meds- Benadryl, Claritin, Melatonin, Valerian, B Complex, Multi Vitamin
 
 


donnaeil
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   Posted 3/26/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
When anything that can hurt, will hurt.

You set a kitchen fire for the second time. After the firemen show up you ask, "Where is my teddy bear." The hunk's answer, "After what you did?'

Donnaiel

BuddasMom
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   Posted 3/27/2009 12:24 AM (GMT -7)   
" You get up from the couch, go into the kitchen for a cup of coffee, wipe of the counter you see needs it, go back in & sit down on the couch remember you needed a cup of coffee, sigh but get up go into the kitchen & put away the dishes that you spotted in the drainer, go sit down on the couch, remember you needed, really needed that cup of coffee, heavy sigh, get up & go into the kitchen & on into the bathroom to use it, go sit down on the couch & remember that cup of coffee & give up!!!"

OMG, you have no idea how often I do that very thing!

I keep my grocery bags on the seat next to me when I go to the store. wanna guess how often I remember to actually take them inside the store......LOL, ya gotta laugh or go nuts. I write notes to myself and even though they are right in front of my face, I forget to read them and by the time I do, I don't have a clue what they are for. turn

moonmatrix
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   Posted 3/27/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
when you give directions to your house that you have been living in for two years, but can't remember what street it is!! did this last night.
fibromyalgia, bipolar, ptsd, depression, anxiety
cymbalta, abilify, triliptal, lorazapan, lyrica, flexoral, ibuprophine.


AustenFan
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   Posted 3/27/2009 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
When you go to bed with a heating pad on your feet and an ice pack on your head.
 
When you have to call ahead or get tickets in advance to make sure you get an aisle seat.
 
You've learned which bathrooms in town have lounge seating areas.
 
When you get into a friend's car (thinking it is your own), start messing around with stuff, and he comes up and asks you what you are doing.
 
When the Walmart greeter looks at you like you're crazy because you have to go through at least 3-4 carts to find one that rolls straight and isn't too hard to push.
 
People at least 20 years older than you lap you when you're mall walking. smilewinkgrin
 
Austen
"There is no charm equal to tenderness of  heart." - Jane Austen
 
 
Fibromyalgia, 2 back surgeries, Meniere's Disease, 30+ kidney stones, GERD, IBS, Asthma, Allergies, Endometriosis, Heart Arrythmia, Myofascial Pain, TMJ.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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