Weekend Flare...I know I made it worse

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Hopegirl
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   Posted 9/21/2009 7:15 AM (GMT -7)   
 
Friday I had to leave early (I had been on a roll 14 days straight with no leaving to go home or calls outs) from work, I was getting a nasty migrane, so I stayed pretty medicated that day, to avoid another costly trip to the ER where they basically just give me pain meds thru an IV then send me home...
Well I got up Saturday and decided I really wanted (camping is a love for me like no other) to go to the Hershey RV show. So Hubby and I went with our youngest. Let me tell you all how disappointed I was in that I could not do nearly as much as I had done just the year prior. I had to pic and choose which campers I really wanted to check out, all the getting up and down was taking a toll on my body. Honestly, after about the first half hours or so, I was tired and achy. But I paid $ to get in, so I pushed myself way too far. What does pushing yourself equal?== a big ol flare that night basically the same as the night before, so once again I had to bring in the big guns and take my meds that knocks me out.
 
I need to learn that I just can't do what I did, and that I really need to rest during my weekends. I work all week, and the weekend my body needs to recoup from the week. I've been going and going, two weddings back to back the previous weekends, this weekend the camping show, its just too much for me and I need to recognize my limits
 
 
Monica
 
Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,Sleep Apnea
Current Meds: IV rocephin; Percocet for break thru pain
Taking it one day at a time.... 


getting by
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   Posted 9/21/2009 8:48 AM (GMT -7)   
You probably could have made the camping trip if all the other stuff wasn't going on. So don't beat yourself up or give up the things that you love. You had a lot going on in a short amount of time. One day at a time my friend.

Don't give up.

Hugs, Karen
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mamanan
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   Posted 9/21/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -7)   
sometimes we have to outweigh the quality of life and if it is worth a flare to do the things we enjoy. You did have a lot going on this month adn probably need a little time to recuperate. But don't give up the things you love. That's what keeps us sane and wanting to face another day. I hope you feel better soon.
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Hopegirl
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   Posted 9/21/2009 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Karen- Yes, I did have alot going, and I prolly would have been in better shape if the other two weekends were not so exhausting. Your right, one day at a time is all we can do.
 
Mananan- True, I just can't see myself giving up camping. I think it relaxes me. When we get out camper this spring, I will be sure to enjoy are rest.
 
* I do feel like I need some recoup time. I need to make sure I'm in bed at a good time tonight also to get the ball rolling.
 
Thanks
 
 
 
 
 
Monica
 
Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,Sleep Apnea
Current Meds: IV rocephin; Percocet for break thru pain
Taking it one day at a time.... 


beanley
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   Posted 9/21/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
totally relate. recently paid huge price for pretending to be normal by falling and breaking my arm, nose, concussion, twisted ankle, bruised knees, elbow and hand. we definitely need to stop pushing ourselves more than we can handle and accept that we are SICK.

denial aint just a river in egypt (and call me cleopatra cuz i'm de queen of de nile!!!)
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Hopegirl
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   Posted 9/21/2009 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
 
 
Hi Beanley
 
You are right, sometimes it's just not worth it, in my mind I'm normal, but my body says, nah...it aint gonna happen!!!
 
I love it about denial!!!


 
 
Monica
 
Lyme, Fibromyalgia, Anxiety, IBS, Reflux, Insomnia,Sleep Apnea
Current Meds: IV rocephin; Percocet for break thru pain
Taking it one day at a time.... 

Post Edited (hopegirl) : 9/21/2009 2:40:13 PM (GMT-6)


getting by
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   Posted 9/21/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Once you really get the one day at a time thing, it becomes like a relief. You don't worry about the future anymore. You just let it happen.

It is so easy to over do. I do it all the time. I have to really pace myself. I feel like if I am feeling good, I should do a lot of work to make up for when I wasn't or when I was working. So it is hard. Give yourself a break and take a day for yourself. Completely. You deserve it.

Hugs, Karen
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