How was Disneyworld, Sherrine?

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Statgeek
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   Posted 12/7/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you go and have a wonderful time?  Tell us all about it.
 
Sue

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   Posted 12/8/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Sue and all!  Thanks for asking.  I did have a fabulous time.  I seriously considered getting the wheelchair but, as Marlee said, I'm very stubborn.  I HAD to try to do it and I figured that if I got too tired I would sit on a bench and my two adult kids could go on the rides.  You know what?  I did it!  I walked all the way through the Magic Kingdom and rode ten different rides...including the Madhatter's Teacups and Splash Mountain!  We were in the first seat in the flume so it was so neat when it plunged 50 feet down!  We got soaked but I was laughing my head off. 
 
It worked out really great for me.  I was better than I was when I tried going through Busch Gardens six years ago.  What I did was take my medication closer together.  I do think this was the key for me.  When in a flare, I take ibuprofen and then three hours later I take Tylenol.  I alternate these every three hours.  But, when I was in the Magic Kingdom, I took them two hours apart.  I did not wait until I was in pain so this kept it at bay.  I did take one dose more of each than is the highest amount you should take but I figured one day wouldn't kill me.  That worked like a charm for me.  But when I got to the car I was soooo tired.  We had gotten to the Magic Kingdom at 9:30 AM and didn't get back to the car until 6:30 PM!  ~Pooped but happy!~ Also, I was pretty lame the next day but it has shaken out now. 
 
I'm still somewhat sore.  My son is hyper and wants to go all of the time so today we went to a nature park.  We walked for 1 1/2 hours and my legs are like rubber and even my butt hurts!  LOL  I think this is all residual from Disney but, boy did I have fun.  Plus it would have been practically impossible to wheel that chair around Disney.  There were sooo many wheelchairs and I have never seen so many strollers in my life.  Don't children walk anymore?  shakehead
 
Anyway, thank you so much for asking.  We all have to do what is right for us.  I'm just so stubborn and will practically kill myself to do what I want.  I've been like that since I was a child but it sure has paid off big time with this illness!
 
Sherrine


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Post Edited (Sherrine) : 12/8/2009 1:03:03 PM (GMT-7)


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   Posted 12/8/2009 6:33 PM (GMT -7)   

Wow!   What an inspiring accomplishment...not only because you have fibro but I know you are no spring chicken!devil   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!

Huggies

Donna


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Sherrine
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   Posted 12/9/2009 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Donna!  I was really surprised I could do it, too.  But I looked at it as a challenge and I'm not a good loser!  tongue   I'm plenty sore and it's nearly a week later.  I am feeling muscles I didn't know I had but that's alright.  I beat out fibro!  yeah  had a wonderful time and am still smiling at the memories.
 
Sherrine
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Statgeek
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   Posted 12/12/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   

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.

Sue


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   Posted 12/12/2009 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherrine,
 
You put such a big smile on my face.  Just thinking about you at Disneyworld makes me happy.  I know that you had pure determination when it came to walking about there, that nothing could have stopped you.  You are a wonderful example to us all. 
 
I never dreamed I would work again, here I am.  It is only part time, but I am doing it.  And I do want to thank you for all of your encouragement that you have given me. 
 
Oh yeah, Marlee is right, you are stubborn.  But in a good way!!!
 
Hugs, Karen
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Sherrine
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   Posted 12/13/2009 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   

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 

Sherrine  


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