Post Edited By Moderator (Sherrine) : 11/23/2009 12:12:51 PM (GMT-7)
You're welcome! You will get more responses, I'm sure, later on. This is just so close to a holiday and the afternoons are usually slow around here so keep checking back and please do read the Fibro 101. Once you understand this illness you will learn to work around it to do the things you really want to do.
I'm so glad you are getting something out of Fibro 101. I know most members learn a lot there. And, yes, there is plenty of hope! I've had fibro for 22 years and have had a full and enjoyable life in spite of it. I've traveled to many places in the world, and done activities I never thought I'd be able to do. I just set my sites on something and go for it! Keeping a positive outlook helps so much, too. Instead of looking at what you can't do, look at all you can do! That will put a different slant on this illness. We all have many blessings. All we have to do is look around and then fibro doesn't seem as horrible.
You will also find that if you get doing something and really are focusing on it, the pain will fade some in the background. I love doing genealogy and, when I'm up to my eyeballs in relatives, I don't think about pain and it fades in the background.
Keep reading Fibro 101. You will feel sooo much better knowing you are not alone with this illness and you have people that do understand what you are going through on this forum. Plus, we can give helpful tips. Just ask questions!
Post Edited (rosamptx) : 11/27/2009 7:35:49 PM (GMT-7)