need a kick in the derriere!

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mamanan
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   Posted 9/15/2009 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Seriously, line up ladies, 'cause I need a good swift kick in the butt.

My bum knee gave out of me 4 days ago, so I haven't been able to exercise the way I should/ need to. I can walk, it's bending it that is the problem. Well, I could walk. Today it's worse, and I'm lurching along, even with the help of my knee brace. So with being inactive, I'm getting awful stiff. And my fatigue is kicking in too... I suppose I'm at the beginning of a flare. I don't get it, the weather is still better than it has been all summer. I did have lots of stress last week with the wake and funeral of the little boy. So, it's getting harder and harder to stay active, and besides I can't do much b/c of the knee. Yesterday dh was kind enough to clean the bathroom while I did groceries, (btw, no anxiety attacks this time, even when the muffler in the van blew!). I was going to vacuum the house yesterday and scrub the floors today. Instead I felt so drained, I thought I had better take a rest on the couch. I ended up dozing off and on for 1 1/2 hours while my 2 y/o watched TV. She could have been up to anything! Then I walked to the school to get the others and let them play at the park. Usually I play with them too, but yesterday I only sat on the bench.

So... here is where the kick comes in. I am sabotaging myself. All I want to do is curl up in bed again. I went to make the beds, and it looks so inviting! I'd like to vacuum and mop today, so I don't get any further behind. B/c if I let the house go, I'll go nuts. Besides, I need to move to prevent any further backslide, since I can't do my regular cardio and pilates. I know this! I just can't get motivated. At least if I vacuum, I'm ok with not getting everything done.

Oh, and my back hurts too. I don't know if this is the costco that many of you talk about. My ribs are so tender, it's hard to sleep, and my upper back hurts. I have a doctor's appointment coming up next week, I'll mention it to him then. My hips are sore too. I told dh he had better trade me in for a newer model before I've lost all value, like our van! turn
possible fibro and trigeminal neuralgia
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Marlee2
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   Posted 9/15/2009 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Mamanan, I'll pass on the kicking cause I would probably hurt my leg and foot doing it. devil
 
It had to be stressful going through the death and funeral of that little angel. Your muscles may have been more tense than you realized and now your paying for it. I have to go to a funeral tomorrow and I'm not looking forward to it one bit. I watched my neighbor slowly die over the past several months and the past few weeks I would be in tears everytime I went to visit her and she was just a neighbor. Yes, I am very sensitive when it comes to these things.
 
I won't even get started on housework, I have given up on keeping up and do what I can when I can. I have learned that pushing myself beyond my capabilities is actually counterproductive so when my body says "you better stop or else" I listen. Are any of your children old enough to vacuum??? I have a grandson that just turned 6 and he would rather vacuum than do anything else. I don't know what it is about vacuums he loves but when he comes here I don't complain about it. smilewinkgrin
 
Keep moving as much as you can and I hope it all gets better soon.
 
luv and hugs
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Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/15/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Mamman,
The decrease in the amount of sunlight may also be getting to you. This is typical Seasonal Affected Syndrome behavior. Try to spend at least 1/2 hour outside in the sun today and every day close to the noon time. The light hitting your retinas will ramp up your metabolism if you have S.A.D. and give you that kick that you need for a bit more energy. You may wear a hat with a brim, but no sunglasses. See if this helps and if it does you may need to get a full spectrum light box to help you thru the winter. I've had one for four years and it's made a world of difference in my life.

Hang in there, girlfriend. This too shall pass.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


mamanan
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   Posted 9/15/2009 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Marlee, I'm so sorry about your neighbour (((HUGS))) It must have been so hard to see this summer.

Yes, my kids are old enough to help, lol. I have always been lax in giving out chores, but I'm getting much better at it. The 10 y/o is usually pretty good and doesn't whine too much, especially when he sees I'm not moving around like I should. The 6 y/o is a different story, I need energy when I deal with him! Then my girls are usually pretty eager to help, but I have to find age appropriate things for them to do.

That's ok, as I was answering posts and catching up, I could feel my hips get more tense and achy. So I took my own advice and got moving. The beds are done, laundry started and the vacuum out. I just had a coffee before I go do the upstairs. I probably won't get too much else done today, but that's ok, as long as I move in between rests. I don't want to lay on the couch again like yesterday, my hips and back were screaming at me when I got up. It's such a fine balance between too much and not enough, isn't it?
possible fibro and trigeminal neuralgia
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crazykitty
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   Posted 9/15/2009 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Mamanan, I'll pass on the kicking too. Will you take a hug instead ? You have been through
alot lately, that sweet little boy's death was so unexpected. I am so sorry!

Do what you can, but don't over do. Take breaks when you need them. If you can get
somebody to watch your 2 year old for an hour or two one when you need it, that would be
great. You could spend the time doing whatever your heart desired.

I hope you feel better soon. Try to do some gentle stretching so you don't get stiff and
if you can take a leisurely soak in a hot bath, all the better.

Gentle Hugs

Robin
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mamanan
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   Posted 9/15/2009 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Jeannie, that is really interesting. At first I was thinking it's not the sun. I've been outside at some point all week in my gardens, the weather has been so nice I don't want to waste it. But most of the summer here has been overcast, so I hardly wore my sunglasses. I've been wearing them now everytime I go out, as my eyes seem to be even more sensitive to sunlight. I wonder...??? I didn't know it actually had to get your eyes.

I wondered last year about one of those lights. I know everyone gets down during the winter, but I think I got worse in the last 2 since fibro. Especially since the last 2 summers have been so crappy! Hope you have a wonderful day. I imagine you must still be very busy with wedding cakes, at least until next month?
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mamanan
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   Posted 9/15/2009 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
You know Robin, I just might take a bath while the toddler is napping today! That might feel good. The weather isn't as nice today, so I'm staying in anyway. I was hoping to do some digital scrapping this afternoon, but that would probably be a bad idea anyway. Ok, enough computer, off to tinker around! Thanks everyone ((HUGS)))
possible fibro and trigeminal neuralgia
50 mgs amitriptyline


Jeannie143
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   Posted 9/15/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Mamman,
You can go get diagnosed or you can just do the self check... Are you of northern European ancestry? Just want to eat a bowl of macaroni and cheese and then climb into bed? Lucky for me my doctor has this disorder and recognized it in me. She started me on 4 HOURS of light box a day! The first winter I had my box (pre fibro dx) I was energetic enough to re do my bathroom... ripped up the carpeting and rotten wood from leaky pipes down to the floor joists. Actually put in a new toilet and ceramic tile. Lots of pain but oh! that floor is still beautiful!
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

"People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


Sherrine
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   Posted 9/15/2009 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   

Well, I'm proud of you Mamanan!  You recognize what you need to do but do be careful with your knee.  When you are sitting on the couch, don't forget those stretching exercises in Fibro  101.  They are done while sitting and they can help keep those muscles stretched, too.  Hope that knee starts to feel better, too.  Also, congrats on not having anxiety with your shopping!  This is wonderful news.

Sherrine


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