A new approach to my fibro...

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SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 8/19/2009 2:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Recently, I commented on the fact that I had run out of tabs again. I now have a new approach so that this doesn't happen again, and so I won't become addicted to them. When I get my script next Friday, I am going to give them to my hubby. He is going to ration them out to me. I only get three for the day, and then one for the evening. And instead of taking two tabs, which I do because they are only fives, I am going to either get a script of 800mg tablets of ibuprofen, or I will take Advil liquid gels. Also, I want to work on my self-esteem and the way I look at my fibro. I plan on making affirmation cards and inspirational quote cards and put them all around my house where I will see them. I am going to make one that says "This is a good day," and put it somewhere where I will see it every morning. I think this is a very good step for me.
 
Also, one thing that makes things less stressful is that my hubby FINALLY has a job! He will be working for our apartment complex. He will be working 8-5 Mon-Fri at $8.00 an hour. He gets an hour lunch that he will have here. It saves a lot of money on gas. And the manager told him today that if I need him (they know of my health) he can take a small break to make sure everything is ok. He starts work tomorrow. They approached him today and asked him if he wanted a job. He filled out the application, they got his criminal, and now he starts tomorrow  morning! That is just such a hug load off of our shoulders.
 
Anyways. I think I am on the right road to finally learning how to deal with my fibro. I can't let it continue to drag me down. I need to learn how to deal with it and then move on with my life. I may be more limited, but I am not completely incapacitated most days, and that is something I need to focus on.  Let me know if you have any thoughts or suggestions.
'Cause when push comes to shove
you taste what you're made of.
You might bend til you break
'cause it's all you can take.
On your knees you look up
decide you've had enough.
You get mad.
You get strong.
Wipe your hands
shake it off.
Then you stand.
 
-"Stand" by Rascal Flatts
 
 


boo32
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   Posted 8/19/2009 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
hi,
That's great news for you and hubby, i'm glad things are looking up. It'll be great to get going and i bet after you improve your self esteem things will definately get better.
i just posted the mother of all rants, but i think i'ii be taking a leaf out of your post and trying something like that.
i think we all need to stay positive, sometimes it's the only thing that keeps us going.
Also if you're having an addiction tendancy with your meds you could just get a week at a time from the pharmacy if it was suitable to do so, then they wouldn't be in the house tempting you.
boo
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Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most! But it has its advantages!
Fibro, spinal arthritis and all that goes with it.
GAD


Irish Babe
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   Posted 8/19/2009 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   

Oh, Sassy, I'm so happy for you. It seems like things are turning for the better for you and your DH!!

Your ideas about the meds and the inspirational cards are both very good ideas. I don't have an rx for pain, I only use Tylenol. Most days I don't even take them, the past two days I have been in such tremendous pain. I have had to resort to taking them every six hrs. I have felt so off w/ this weather, we have been in the high '90's low 100's and it has been so humid for days and it is killing me. A few months ago I wrote a page of inspirational quotes on a legal sheet, then promptly lost it. shakehead   Today, I camer across it and I stopped what I was doing and just made a cup of tea and read that paper. It helped to put me in a better frame of mind. I hope your quotes will give you the help you need to deal w/ this dd.

I am so happy that your DH has found a job, and an understanding boss. This is so wonderful for your family! Hope this is just the beginning of wonderful things for the 3 of you.

God bless.  Alice.


Jhemi
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   Posted 8/19/2009 6:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh sweetheart this sounds wonderful! As Irish Babe said...it seems like things really ARE turning around for you :) I wish you well :)

Keep smilin

Jhemi

Binki
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   Posted 8/19/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah! Alright, way to go! Glad to hear your dh got a job. I think having your dh help monitor your prescp. pain meds is o.k. Got to do what ya got to do.....

Hugs...
Lori  
 
Fibromyalgia, Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia, Gastritis
 
300mg Gabapentin, 50mg Pristiq, Vitamin D3, Vitamin E, Ultracet


Hara
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   Posted 8/19/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrads that's wonderful news. Very good very good. turn
 
HARA

Chutz
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   Posted 8/19/2009 8:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news my little one! And when you are down just look at that sweet little one in your care and life will make sense again...I promise.

Chutzie
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SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 8/20/2009 5:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I know that at first this will not be an easy journey. But, sometimes, the harder you have to struggle, the better the results at the end. I am very thankful that my husband has this job, but it is going to be rough on me at first.I have to readjust my schedule and everything so that I can get used to getting up with the baby and making sure that I don't fall back asleep.
 
The idea for the cards came from three years ago when I was in an IOP for anorexia. I was really bad. But, they taught us to make affirmations for ourselves and for the people in our group. I love quotes. So, not only did I make affirmation cards, but I also made quote cards. I still have the ones I made from back then. LOL.
 
Thanks for your cheering and your constant support, understanding, and your prayers. I love all of you so much.
'Cause when push comes to shove
you taste what you're made of.
You might bend til you break
'cause it's all you can take.
On your knees you look up
decide you've had enough.
You get mad.
You get strong.
Wipe your hands
shake it off.
Then you stand.
 
-"Stand" by Rascal Flatts
 
 


mamanan
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   Posted 8/20/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so happy for you both that your dh got a job. Financial worries are the worst; it can eat at you, you think of nothing else, and the stress makes even healthy people sick from it, never mind someone with fibro. I also truly believe that you can improve drastically with a good attitude. Ok, not a new concept, but one I borrowed from Sherrine. I decided this spring, after a year being sick and a horrible winter, that I was the one in control. When I have down days, I don't dwell on the pain and fatigue, and I push as much as I can. I find this usually helps to turn things around for me... that and forcing myself to move. Then, if after trying to do light exercise, I still don't feel better, or when I can't exercise at all from fatigue, I give myself permission to huddle on the couch, lol. But I feel like I'm always the one in control, not a passive prisoner to this dd. Even my doctor, when I saw him last, remarked how great I looked :)

Good luck to you!
possible fibro
taking 30 mgs amitriptyline


crazykitty
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   Posted 8/20/2009 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Sassy, I believe you are one strong woman. You knew you were having trouble
with the Lortab and you are taking a giant step to help yourself. Giving yourself positve
reinforcement will go a long way, ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!

Glad to hear your husband got a job, that will sure help with relieving some stress.

Wishing you the best. Believe in yourself.

Robin
 
 possible MCTD, Raynauds, Fibromyalgia, Osteoporosis, Degenerative
 Disc Disease, Osteoarthritis, High Blood Pressure, Migranes and
 Pseudothrombocytopenia, biopsy shows a Scleroderma variant
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 Vitamin Supplements


Sherrine
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   Posted 8/20/2009 10:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Sassy, this is wonderful news! Actually, when they mentioned the new unemployment numbers this morning, I thought of you and your husband.  I'm sooo happy that your husband found a job and it is so close.  That's perfect!  Also, I'm glad to see that you are making a good plan for  yourself. 
 
Since you have to be up and awake for your child, try to be in bed by 10 PM.  If you get up at 7 AM to get breakfast for your hubby and child, you still would have 9 hours of "sleep".  I put that in quotes and you know why!  shakehead    But, this will give you enough rest.  When you start to poop out in the afternoon, try a cup of tea.  That usually perks me up so I can finish out the day. 
 
Best of luck and let us know how things are going for you.
 
Sherrine 
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SassyMyKitty
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   Posted 8/20/2009 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I've only had tea like once...I'm not a huge fan of it. I haven't found a good flavor for me. I usually just down soda like it's water.
I am pretty worn out right now. I had to go to the store twice because last night my son bit the end off of his sippy cup, so I had to go to the store this morning to find him a new one. When I got home, I discovered that we were almost out of milk. So, later, I went back to the store and Alex and I got some milk, eggs, cheese, pizza, and funfetti cookies. That was a fair amount of walking, plus carrying a child up and down stairs and getting him in and out of the car. Then, I cleaned the dishes and wiped off the counters, and by this time, it was time for my hubby's lunch break, so I put a pizza in the oven for him. I am pretty wiped right now. I need to find my second wind. I'm praying that my son goes down for a nap soon so that Mommy can relax.
'Cause when push comes to shove
you taste what you're made of.
You might bend til you break
'cause it's all you can take.
On your knees you look up
decide you've had enough.
You get mad.
You get strong.
Wipe your hands
shake it off.
Then you stand.
 
-"Stand" by Rascal Flatts
 
 


Sherrine
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   Posted 8/20/2009 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   

Sassy, if you can find it, try Bigelow's Cinnamon Stick tea.  It's my favorite one.  I order it online.  Also, Lipton's has some fruit flavored teas that are very nice.  I've had tea that tasted like someone brewed their dirty socks in the water!  Yuck!  But these are pretty good and much better for you than soda.  Tea is a healthy beverage.

Sherrine


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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


Hara
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   Posted 8/21/2009 2:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I usually put together 2 Chamomile Mango, 2 Dandilian Root, and 5 Lipton in a Gallon of water. I've finally found my favorite mixer then I just put it in the frig overnight. Then pull the teabags out in the morning or when I'm ready to drink it.
 
HARA
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