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patheral
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/28/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -7)   
A little background.

Circumstances (psycho ex boyfriend - I may explain more later - but he's why I don't give out where I live or the gender of my relative) have led me to live with a relative while going back to college. Different circumstances brought my youngest daughter (age 19), who was living with her dad, to live the same relative about half a year after I moved in here. We're attending the same college.

Originally, I lived in the attic on the third floor - rent free. I don't feel any guilt over this because my relative owns the house free and clear so I'm not much of a burden on them. I pay for my own food and am paying for my own college, etc... My relative is paying for my daughter's college and all of her keeping - that was the deal they made when she moved out her.

Anyway, we decided over the past month to switch living arrangements. I would move from the attic to the small bedroom on the second floor and move my daughter to the attic. My daughter is currently vacationing with her father over the summer break. My relative purchased new furniture for the small bedroom and we moved the existing furniture (such as it was) upstairs.

/background

So, from Sunday to Tuesday, I moved furniture, cleaned, and otherwise toted things up and down stairs. We shopped on Saturday. I am exhausted. Yesterday I could barely move at all. I'm angry at myself because not even three years ago, it would have taken me one day - one day! - to do this, and maybe three hours to recover. Instead, it took me three days to do it. And I had to do it in fits and spurts because I kept collapsing I was so tired. I did have help - my best friend was here on Sunday, and he came by after work on Mon and Tues, but I had to be independent and try to do as much as possible. Now I'm still recovering two days later. It's frustrating, it's annoying, it's downright depressing.

The good part is, it's over now (almost), and with the smaller room, I won't have to worry about having so much to clean anymore. :)

Anyway, I just wanted to whine a little and get it off my chest. Thanks for listening.
When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen; there will be something to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. - Marilyn Monroe


Heather H.
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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 5/28/2009 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
You whine all you want. That's what is so wonderful about being here. We can say what we feel and we don't get judged for it. I think everyone has been there. I know I have. My only problem now is that I get in trouble when I do too much. My husband tries to take care of me and when I do too much, he gets upset with me.
I hope you recover soon. And hope the smaller room works out better for you.

Heather
Love many, trust few, always paddle your own canoe!
 
dx's:  Fibro, 8th cranial nerve inflamation, MS.
 
meds.:  none at this time
 
 


Sherrine
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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17097
   Posted 5/28/2009 11:12 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I sure know how you feel.  This morning I wanted to dig up two small bushes.  I trimmed the branches down on both of them so I just had to dig out the root balls.  It took me 1 1/2 hours to dig out one stupid root ball!  I was in tears because I used to be able to do things like that soooo easily.  When I came back in the house, every fiber of my being was aching and my face was beet red from the strain. 
 
Nope, fibro isn't fair at all but, Patheral, we just beat it at it's game!  smilewinkgrin    YES!  We accomplished what we set out to do.  Except I still have one more root ball to dig up.  shakehead   
 
Sherrine
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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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


patheral
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 67
   Posted 5/28/2009 11:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Sherrine said...
Nope, fibro isn't fair at all but, Patheral, we just beat it at it's game! YES! We accomplished what we set out to do. Except I still have one more root ball to dig up.

Sherrine


and I still have stuff to bring downstairs, but you're right, at least we got it done... mostly. ;)
When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen; there will be something to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. - Marilyn Monroe


Binki
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Date Joined Jan 2009
Total Posts : 386
   Posted 5/28/2009 1:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Getting use to pacing ourselves can be hard. I'm still learning. ;- )

Enjoy your new space!

Hugs,
Lori  
 
Dx Fibro 1/2008, gastritis
 
300mg Gabapentin, 50mg Pristiq, Vitamin D3, Menopausal Support Multi-vitamin, Ultracet and/or Fentanyl patch as needed


GamJill
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 1279
   Posted 5/29/2009 6:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Patheral and I don't think I have welcomed you, so a big Welcome!
 
I "so" relate- I have had alot of yard work going on where I live. I rent here, and to keep the rent down, I do the maintenance. That includes pulling weeds! I was out yesterday pulling weeds beyond an hour and I knew I was pushing it, but I just wanted to get it done in a couple areas I had been working on. My left shoulder muscles froze up and were hard as rocks and talk about pain! I had to sit with my heating pad on that shoulder all eve. on the couch! "D_ _ _" weeds!
 
I too could get things done in one day and now it takes me days!
 
Nice to meet you and hope you enjoy your new bedroom-
 
Jill 
 
 
 
 
Fibromyalgia, Depression, Anxiety, TMJ, Arthritis/neck, SAD
 
Zoloft, Tylenol 4000 mg., Darvocet  


patheral
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 67
   Posted 5/29/2009 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for understanding, guys... :) Before this fibro business, I never thought I could "overdo" it by moving furniture (well, I did have the bad back, but I've learned to work around that a looonnnggg time ago) and cleaning. I guess it's just a matter of adjusting.

This ol' dog has to learn some new tricks I suppose, and it's gonna take some time.

Oh, and thanks for the welcome GamJill. :)
When you come to the edge of all the light you have known and are about to step out into the darkness, faith is knowing one of two things will happen; there will be something to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly.

I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. - Marilyn Monroe

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