my son's description of Fibromyalgia ...

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   Posted 1/25/2010 3:53 AM (GMT -6)   
My 14 year old son was talking to his girlfriend on the phone last night.  Here is the gist of the conversation:
"No, I can't invite you to come over for supper for a while yet.  The house is a mess and mom never likes anyone to come over when it's messy.  We cleaned all day, but it's still not great.  Besides, sometimes we only eat things like sandwiches and soup, so you're not missing anything.  And she's been kinda grumpy lately because she hurts all the time and she's tired.  It's like she has the flu that never goes away.  She's not mean, she's just .. well ... you know.  She hurts all the time.  She used to be really funny and we had people over all the time.  But now she goes to bed at like 7:30 and she gets really stressed out about stuff.  How about it I come over to your house after school one day instead?"
ow.  that's the kind of hurt that you can't find on the 'pressure point' chart .. but it hurts all over, none the less.  
they are good kids, they are compassionate, but they are also affected by my FM.  

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   Posted 1/25/2010 4:28 AM (GMT -6)   
awe, honey. (((huggles)))

Yeah, my house is a mess too. Hubby's starting to do more now that he understands why I never want to clean. I do the cat litter boxes, vacuum, and do laundry. If I do dishes I rarely get them all done, so he's been doing the dishes, taking out garbage, etc...

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   Posted 1/25/2010 10:19 AM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like your son has a good understanding of your fibromyalgia. He explained it to his friend nicely. I know it is hard for you because it effects the whole family. But it sounds like they are very compassionate with this. I am happy for you.

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   Posted 1/25/2010 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Don't let it hurt you cause your son is perceptive of the way you feel. There are a lot of 14 yr olds that wouldn't be as tuned in to their mother's pain and would have given a hard time cause their friend couldn't come over.
From what I have read about your children they are very sensitive to you having fibro and believe me not all children are that way. Your a great mom.
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   Posted 1/25/2010 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
There was severe flooding here, schools closed, and I had to take my kdis to work with me for a bit until my Dad's cardiologist appointment was over. After 2 hours in my classroom, the boys said "Mom, we will NEVER pick on you for going to bed at 7 again!!!!" They were shockec by how difficult this class of children is, and how crazy hard my job is!!! The funny thing is, there were only 14 of my usual 20 there today!!!
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