Post Edited (nmma) : 4/2/2009 5:03:09 PM (GMT-6)
Welcome Nmma, You really do get alot done. As Chutz said become aware of what you are doing & the intensity of the flares. We are all as different as night & day but at the same time we are so much the same, that we can almost finish each others sentences, & for me that's a big help. I find that coming here really pushes me to do more. I have a fear of the flare but I really have to find a good balance. You husband is so understanding & that is a definite plus. Having a flexible schedule is a good thing & I hope you will be able to continue working. Like Chutz, I do think Fibro is progressive & we all seem to have secondary illnesses. One thing I have noticed about all of us here is we have all pushed ourselves over & above our limits. Nice to meet you. Come back often, 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
Post Edited (jewelrylady) : 4/3/2009 10:54:48 AM (GMT-6)
Glad you found us!!! You sound a lot like me.. I had to do everything and I wouldn't let my health get in the way. UNTIL.. I could no longer ignore it. I worked a job for years that required me to put in about 60-70 hours a week. Well, it bit me in the butt. There was no "pace yourself" option, with that job. Chutzie said it so well.. (she and all of our moderators are very knowlegable about the chronic pain and fibro)
I just wanted to say welcome to the forum and let you know that we're here for you and we're glad you joined us.
OH.. NOOOOOOOOOO nnma!!!
If we have to give up coffee we're up the creek w/o a paddle. LOL.. I still drink coffee.. I couldn't function w/o it. But... If I'm going to have it after noon then I switch to half decaf half regular coffee. Then if I'm gonna have it after 3:00 pm its decafe all the way... I have a lot of sleep issues (a lot of us do) so I try to avoid caffine in the later part of the day..
(__)? ** passing you another cup .. So drink up!!!
Hmmm??? might be time for a fresh pot.. this one's been hangin around since 4:30 am and it's getting a bit nasty.. GACK!
Hi nmma, Welcome! I'm new here too. Thank God you have an understanding husband. It really helps when you have supportive people around you.
I use to push myself extremly hard raising my children, taking care of grandbabys and working full time... sometimes 50 hrs a week. Now with Fibro... I've had to slow down.
I also suffer with migraine disease and no one understood the debilitating effect of it. Now being diagnosed with Fibro... maybe the migraines pain and everything are all connected. Hang in there! You doing a great job. I was getting out of breath just listening to everything you do in spite of Fibro LOL I can't go in the morning without my coffee...but I drink 1/2 caf and 1/2 decaf Folgers. It tastes great. Because of my anxiety problems had to cut the caffeine. The only time I drink coffee is in the morning... unless I go out to eat in the evening and order desert then I have some decaf.I can't function without it.