I read what everyone else said and they all said things I was thinking about saying. Just know that this family and yours loves you very much and we hate to see you hurting. Your fibro family totally understands what you're going through. I think we've all been in your shoes atleast a few times. But your regular family probably doesn't quite get it. So please talk to us as much at you want or need to.
I agree that getting out even if its in baby steps at first will help. I don't know where you live but I live in Northern Indiana. We're just getting the first hints of spring here. That always perks me up. If I don't have the strength to walk I'll get in the car and drive to a park. That usually gets me motivated to get out of the car for a few minutes and stroll around to look at the birds and the beginnings of the flowers popping up. Maybe if you picked up some coffee or a special tea that you like and just take yourself out of the house for a treat for YOU it might help.
You're a really nice person. I've read your posts and your encouragement for others when they're going through a hard time. Give yourself one of those pep talks!! YOU DESERVE GOOD THINGS BECAUSE YOU'RE A GOOD PERSON. YOU GOT STUCK WITH A CRUMMY DISEASE, BUT IT CAN'T KILL YOU.. SO BE THANKFUL FOR THAT AND GIVE YOURSELF SOME GENTLE ENCOURAGEMENT. No you won't be 100% overnight, but you will get better soon. Take a warm bath or shower .. bring those candles with you and feel better soon.
One thing I do when I'm feeling down is go to the library and pick up some self improvement books.. I usually never finish them.. because about half way through I say to myself.. I already know how to do this.. but the books at least get me started about thinking positively.
Feel Better.. Sweetie,
Austen, I have been going through a long flare too. I have been up but mostly down. I was just talking to my daughter, Misty, about this yesterday. I get to a point where I am so tired & bored with being sick & tired, & I am depressed because I feel I can do nothing about it. I feel so "old".
I went & I got my haircut in a very flattering style, I love it & it is short & easy to just run a comb through & it looks good. A little mascara & with my mylar rash I always have rosey cheeks. LOL!!
I have found that I will feel better just by getting dressed, my pj's, robe & slippers are for the sick me. A nice light movie, Emma with Gwyneth Paltrow should do the trick. (can't remember how to spell her name!!???!!/?)
We were going to lose 10 LBS together & even though, due to a major flare, I went off,I am still holding at a 6 LB weight lose so if you are ready, so am I.
You are such a good, wonderful, loving person. Please remember that. I always look for your posts because they are encouraging & wise. Don't you dare not come & post because of feeling so down, we need you here & you need us. We are all attached to each other through our stories. I hope you will feel better soon. Love & 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