Post Edited (Sherrine) : 12/8/2009 1:03:03 PM (GMT-7)
Wow! What an inspiring accomplishment...not only because you have fibro but I know you are no spring chicken! Neither am I so I'm allowed to say that! It's wonderful that you could enjoy such a strenuous day with your children. My son is 39 years old, went to Disney last year with his daughters and had to take three days off work to recover. A great memory that fibro can't take away from you!
I'm glad to hear you had a good time. It is also nice to know that we have choices. My liver doesn't appreciate the medication, so I try not to take it as often as I would like. So the wheelchair was perfect for me. I could enjoy the park and not suffer in pain.
Sometimes it is worth it to just do what we love and pay the price later. I had a wonderful time at Disney too.
Do they have the princess beauty parlor at Disneyworld? They have one at Disneyland. The little girls go in there and get their hair done and get princess dresses. It is so adorable.
Thanks, Sue and Karen, for the support! I really appreciated it. I was starting to wonder if anyone cared. It's nice to get a pat on the back when you accomplish things that are difficult for fibromites to do.
Sue, I am fortunate that I can get away with taking the ibuprofen and Tylenol. I've used it for nearly 23 years and it hasn't affected my liver at all. I get liver panels done several times a year to be sure. Actually, I'm getting the blood work for that this coming week. But, by being able to control the amount of medication, it did help me a lot.
I am still paying the price for it though. My back has been in a flare. It was probably the rides. Many of them would be going smoothly and then they would jar you from side to side so I think that's what's going on now. But, if I had it to do over again, I'd do the very same thing. Actually, we might be heading to Busch Gardens next time my son is visiting. I'm looking forward to it!
Yes, they had the princess beauty shop at Disneyworld. There were a lot of little Cinderellas and Snow Whites walking around and they were sooo cute. You could tell that they felt very special. But, I felt sorry for this one little girl. I guess she wanted to be the Little Mermaid. That costume really confined her little legs and her strides could only be about 6-8 inches! LOL But she, too, felt beautiful but I don't know how her parents managed to get her through the park! LOL