We should all pat ourselves on the back!

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Acheybody
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   Posted 5/7/2010 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
It just occurred to me, while I was trying to catch up on stuff around the house, what a strange existence we are forced to live.  I was berating myself as usual for being so unorganized and never accomplishing much that anyone else can see (and I can remember) when it hit me: OF COURSE our minds are fragmented: we have to do things in fragments!  If we keep following the same train of thought, we will be sitting in one position too long, or walking up and down the stairs too many times in a row, or lifting too many dishes, or pushing too many groceries, or wiping too many surfaces, or whatever; repetetive movements are dangerous for us.  We have to vary what we do so often that no wonder our minds can't stay on the same track for any length of time.  It's actually amazing that we persevere and get anything done at all!!
 
I think this is why I flee to the shopping mall more often than I even want to: there, I can walk out of the cold and wind, and I can clear my mind of all the competing tasks vying for my attention.  I can get away from:  dirt, dust, animal hair, decisions about my parents' papers, our papers, dirty dishes, clothes that need to go somewhere else, etc. etc.  Until, of course, I crawl back in, sore from too much standing  eyes   
  Achey 
 
  Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis,   lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
 
Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.


crazykitty
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   Posted 5/7/2010 3:04 PM (GMT -7)   
It does amaze me at how my fibro body and mind function. After my Dad's funeral I stayed
at my Mom's for 10 days. My siblings were back at work and so much needed to get done.
My mind and body were on over-drive and I was able to complete tasks. I was able to
get a lot of paperwork done, taking my Mom to get all the finances in order, running to
the bank and social security. I was also able to get through all my Dad belongings, cleaning
all his drawers and closets. I wrote over a 125 thank you cards, took my Mom for lunch
everyday and cleaned her whole house. It must of been Divine intervention! Fibro is
mysterious and the power of the mind is very strong.

Normally, I work in 15-20 minute intervals and take a break. Somedays to get showered
and dressed are tasks. I always feel the need to feel "normal" so I try to live that way
and limit myself when I think I'm pushing or my body starts yelling at me.

I agree that we should pat ourselves on the back. You have to be strong to be a fibromite!

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


getting by
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   Posted 5/7/2010 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I read somewhere that it only takes a fibromite 12 seconds to lose their train of thought. Imagine that. I can.

Hugs, Karen
  Moderator-Depression and fibromyalgia
 
fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies


Acheybody
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   Posted 5/7/2010 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Robin,
I had a similar experience when my parents died...there were less than 5 months between their deaths. For years I'd been gradually doing more and more for them and I was the go-to gal for everything...before, during, and after. It was me or nobody, and we were very close, so I wanted to do everything I could and be with them for as long as I could. Help would have been nice, but that didn't happen. :(

Of course, nothing at all got done in my life or at my house. For that period of time, I guess adrenaline (or divine intervention, as you say) saw me through. My focus was necessarily narrowed, and so I moved in one direction.
  Achey 
 
  Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis,   lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
 
Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.


crazykitty
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   Posted 5/7/2010 5:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Achey, you are one strong woman. I'm sorry you lost both parents. It is amazing what
a person can do when you must. My Mom always used the quote" Where there is a will
there is a way." Believing you can is so important too.

Hugs, Robin
Fibromyalgia, MCTD (Lupus, Scleroderma & RA) Raynaud's, Osteoporosis,
Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
Prescription Meds: Savella, Cyclobenzaprine, Methotrexate, Diltiazem, Boniva,
Folic Acid.  OTC Meds: Multi-vitamin. Vit, D, Vitamin B12 & calciim supplements
 
 


Acheybody
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Total Posts : 5929
   Posted 5/7/2010 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Robin. I appreciate that. I'm sorry you lost your Dad, too.
I really do believe we're all much stronger than we think.
  Achey 
 
  Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting on back, arthritis, scoliosis,   lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraine headaches, tachycardia, skin cancer surgeries on face
    Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
    Multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
    Chiropractic adjustments
 
Be yourself.  Everyone else is already taken.

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