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crazyoldcatlady
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   Posted 8/1/2009 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
...the shower hurts
 
...that brick you've been laying on turns out to be a wrinkle in the sheet
 
...you realize your post to the forum never appeared because you forgot to hit the SUBMIT button blush
Donna


Stari
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   Posted 8/1/2009 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
if you use another phone to call your cell phone just so you can find it.

you have something in your hand and you put it down...but 5 minutes later you have no clue where you put the item.

you use to enjoy rock music but now it hurts your ears.
 


vestabula
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   Posted 8/1/2009 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   

If you repeatedly answer the phone with the remote control.

If you have two garages and cars...hit the garage door opener button for the door with the vehicle you are not going to drive...then back into the closed door.  Husbands don't like that.  Geez.

Turn down a road where you think a sign says garage sale and it really says garbage fill.

Tell the produce guy at the grocery store that you can't find the achipokes. Armachiils. Ahtapicks.  Those green things that you peel off the layers and eat.

Donna


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Sherrine
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   Posted 8/1/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
...when you want to join in a post but can't think of anything to write...like right now!  shocked
 
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vestabula
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   Posted 8/1/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   

Sherrine...I will help you.  When you think a young man who posts on the forum asking whether foam rollers will help his girlfriend is asking about rollers for her hair instead of a piece of exercise equipment, and you go into a long story about how we all used to use them in the sixties and they shouldn't hurt her head. devil   Oh Geez...I just wet my pants again laughing.  Thank you so much for that moment.  On my worst days I read that  post and immediately feel better!

Huggies

Donna

 


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LLPLUV
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   Posted 8/1/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I like the phone one. Calling your cellphone to find it.. My hubby does that all the time.

I love this thread

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WakeForestJunior
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   Posted 8/1/2009 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
You're an English major and you spend 10 minutes trying to remember how to spell a four letter word...apparently "only" was too complicated for me the other day.

You suffer up an entire flight of stairs only to have forgotten what you went upstairs for in the first place by the time you get there.

You can't remember someone's name, but you were positive it started with an L so you start going through every L name you can think of and then suddenly remember a half an hour later that their name was Anne.

I haven't been officially diagnosed with fibro, but I've certainly got the fog part down. rolleyes
~WFJ~


puppylover
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   Posted 8/1/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Donna, husbands also don't like when you back out of the garage and break the mirror off of their SUV and then keep driving because the damage was already done and heck, you are late for yoga class. wink    These mirrors cost around $500.00 by the way.
 
I do the call your own cell phone from the house phone to find the cell.  Today I put it in the bathroom drawer with my Sudoku book.  Don't know why.  By the way, neither my husband or I know our land phone number because we use cells so much.  Phone is just for the fax line.  I scotch taped the phone number on the phone so we can find it when needed.
 
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Statgeek
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   Posted 8/1/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
When you cannot open a door because the dang deadbolt is stuck, then you realize there is no deadbolt and you have to unlock the doorknob.
 
When you have to type your password three times before the fibro forum will let you in.
 
When your medication makes you have weird dreams and you wake up to the annoyed cry of your husband because you just tried to spank him! 
 
Sue

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   Posted 8/1/2009 9:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue, a picture is truly worth a thousand words. OOH the picture I got in my mind!
Thanks for the first belly laugh I've had in a lonnggg time.
Vickie

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Marlee2
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   Posted 8/2/2009 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Okay Sue, I won't touch that one. devil
 
WFJ, I have never been an english major but I question my basic grammer all the time anymore and if I didn't have a dictionary on my computer desktop you wouldn't be able to read this. I forgot how to spell dew the other day.
 
Donna, since you got her with the rollers I won't mention the two meanings of nursing. devil ROFLMBO
 
luv and hugs
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Joie1
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   Posted 8/2/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
~laughing...hard...at Sue's post~

...if you no longer should be allowed to drive.

...if you go into the bathroom...and forget what you're supposed to do in there. (this morning)

...if.....
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Stari
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   Posted 8/2/2009 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG Sue, that has happened to me. I walked into the counselor's office at school and the door closed and locked behind me. I found what I needed and went to the other door no problem I thought I'll go out the other door but I couldn't open it. The knob would not turn and I did not realize there was a deadbolt on it.

I freaked out and try to call the school's # but couldn't remember how to get an outside line.
I was in that office for about 20 minutes banging on the door before some realized I was fooling around. When the secretary let me out I was crying and shaking. The principal put her arm around and said it's ok but just in case it happens again I want to show you something. She showed me the deadbolt.

I keep my jokes very simple now.
 


Statgeek
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   Posted 8/2/2009 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Stari, this was at my own house!  I tried and tried to unlock the deadbolt with a key and the dang door would not open.  So I tried the lock on the doorknob and it opened right up - when I looked, the deadbolt was not even installed!
 
Poor hubby.  He woke up and cried, "Hey, what are you doing?"  I seriously thought he wanted to be spanked! (of course, I was asleep)  I have these really strange dreams.  I've lept out of bed and stood in the bedroom staring at my husband wondering who he is!  One time I thought the ceiling was caving in and dove out of bed and hid on the floor.  Entertaining for those nearby, for sure.
 
Sue

Hello~Kitty
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   Posted 8/2/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
some of my favorites-

you know you have fibro if your medical chart is 2 inches thick

when your great grandmother can walk faster then you

when you realize your “morning” Cafe L’Orange is just not realizing you poured your orange juice into your coffee cup

When you've memorized your pharmact's number and nobody elses

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-Stress is when you wake up screaming....and realize you haven't fallen asleep yet.

-What if the Hokey Pokey really IS what it's all about.

-Is it time for your medication or mine?

-Underneath it all....I'm pretty much naked.


Littleneck
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   Posted 8/2/2009 11:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I was about to write that "I have a new one to post!" when I realized I hadn't previusly posted in this column, only thought about it!
 
Now I can't remember what my new one is....
 
Woops, OK. You know you're a fibromite if you fall asleep on an airplane and one of your "restless arms" lashes out during sleep and punches the seatback in front of you, promptly scaring the nervous flier beside you even more half to death and irritating the guy in front of you. I woke up and said I am so sorry, I was having a dream...  blush    and sat on my hands for four more hours til we landed.

Statgeek
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   Posted 8/3/2009 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
hahahahha littleneck. wish I could have seen that.

crazykitty
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   Posted 8/3/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -7)   
You know you are a fibromite... when you go grocery shopping, come home and leave
all the grocercies in the car and remember after all the perishables are spoiled. I live
less than 10 minutes from the store. Talk about short-term memory.
Robin
 
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MrsCavbar
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   Posted 8/3/2009 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Or when you get in your car and wonder what that smell is and your child climbs under the seat to find the 'cottage cheese' (milk) you bought 3 days ago
Or you simply call your hubby "dear" because you cannot remember his name...
Or you go through the roll call when scolding your child, even though you only have one, he no longer minds being called by the dog's name....
Or your computer chair is lined with 4 memory foam pillows
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SleepyBug
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   Posted 8/3/2009 1:18 PM (GMT -7)   
You are cooking dinner and searching through your purse for something at the same time and when you go to put everything back in your purse, you also stick in the packet of salsa that came with the taco shells you're cooking. You don't discover you've done this until two days later when you're in your car looking for your keys. You then sit there for 5 minutes wondering why the heck you have a packet of salsa in your purse before you realize what happened.
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FMsaddenedspirit
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   Posted 8/3/2009 9:13 PM (GMT 0)   
this is such a good post  LOL.. ****. yeah I really needed this today ..and ca't wait to share some of this with fellow Fibro Friends. ,Wish my brian would work well enough today to post something witty. and funny idea Darn Fog.... shocked
 
I know I know....
 
When your talking to your Doc about pain ... and he aks where and how does it feel.... and you are so used to ignoring it you can;t tell him... LOL.. well that one really was not that good. Oh well...
 
Some really good ones...
 
I'v never reached over in the sleep to spank hubby ..  LOL.. ( this was one of my FAV ) .. but have punched him in my sleep and kicked him.. he wakes up Like ::: WHAT ?
 
Thanks for this post... I'll be back to read more ..... so keep them comming tongue

snootzie
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   Posted 8/3/2009 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   

What a marvelous thread!  smilewinkgrin    Talk about identifying!  yeah

You might be a Fibromite if... you can't seem to sit, you don't want to stand, so you lay down and then forget what position gives you the least pain.  redface tongue


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vestabula
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   Posted 8/3/2009 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   

When you make a nice juicy apple cobbler with Paprika instead of cinnamon.  They both have red lids...

When you wash your glasses with spot remover instead of Windex because the bottles are the same color then think you have some eye disease because everything is so foggy.

When 'cleaning the house' is taking a dish towel and  wiping the dust off the t.v. screen.

 When you ask a grocery clerk where the restroom is, she does everything but walk you to the door and you find yourself in the meat locker.

Donna



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

Post Edited (vestabula) : 8/3/2009 4:19:41 PM (GMT-6)


SleepyBug
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   Posted 8/3/2009 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Here's one that I do all the time-when you go to pull your clean clothes out of the dryer only to discover that they are still wet because you forgot to turn the dryer on AGAIN!!! mad

I think that we need to pitch a Fibromites reality t.v. show to a network. Imagine it!

Danielle
"The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth"~Albert Einstein

Post Edited (SleepyBug) : 8/3/2009 4:20:32 PM (GMT-6)


TreeBo
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   Posted 8/3/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
 
   I'm new, but I can tell I like this bunch already. I spend so much time being depressed and wondering what the heck is wrong with me sometimew I forget to laugh. I love to answer my remote and often forget my glasses are on top of my head, but my favorite thing is when I forget how to type, like right now. I think it's probably taking me entirely too long to write these few lines. Oh well I guess theres a lot to be said for a short post.  yeah
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