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Acheybody
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   Posted 6/12/2010 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh boy, here we go again.  I overdid it and now I'm paying.  I'm trying really hard to relax my angry muscles and walk by everything that needs doing withoug paying any attention to it.  As everyone knows, it's not easy!  Trying to breathe steadily and let my negative thoughts roll by like clouds.
 
But I just returned from a normal person's house, and that makes it harder!  It's not the clean house I envy (well, that too) - it's more the ability to decide to DO something and be able to see it through to completion in a reasonable amount of time! And then have it done!!  I started painting a bookshelf 3 days ago, worked for about an hour (with breaks), and since then my whole left side has been mad at me...aching, burning, throbbing - you know.  The bookshelf still needs another coat, but I don't dare touch it again until my body calms down.  My house is full of such things that never get done for the same reason.  I've taken 3 Darvocet in the past 2 days, very unusual for me.  That keeps the pain bearable.  
 
Sorry for the poor-me rant.  Hope you all are having a better weekend.   smilewinkgrin    
 
 
  Achey 
 
    Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, possible 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.


Hara
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   Posted 6/13/2010 1:59 AM (GMT -7)   
You can rant any time you want. I might have made my body mad at me today to. I planted some cat grass and catnip for my two boy cats. I hope it all comes out ok. I just wanted to do something for them because they have been good boys and have not tried to escape out the front door.  That's another story for another time.
My son and I have been at eachother's throats the last few days. He can't wait to get out of school for the year because all the bullies on his case again, plus I haven't been feeling well.
 
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Sheila1366
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   Posted 6/13/2010 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry you feel so bad. I know it is tough seeing how others live. Doesn't take much to set us into a tailspin. Just take care and rest. That bookshelf isn't going anywhere.
Fibromyalgia,arthritis,raynauds syndrome,gastroparesis,IBS,depression and roseca
 
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getting by
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   Posted 6/13/2010 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
It is so hard when you see others do things that we can't. But I guess that is the time we have to accept that we have fibro and do the best we can. You did get the bookcase painted. That was a huge accomplishment. The second coat will be much easier. And when you are done, you will feel good about it. Keep pacing youself. Slow and steady wins the race. It seems like I have been saying that a lot lately. But that is my motto, along with "one day at a time". That is all that we can do. And we shouldn't expect anymore out of ourselves than that.

You will feel better soon. But keep us posted on how you are doing.

Have a wonderful day my friend.

Hugs, Karen
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crazykitty
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   Posted 6/13/2010 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Achey, I'm sorry you are hurting. Fibro can be so frustrating at times, not allowing us the
freedom to do what...whenever without suffering some consequences.

My hubby is vacuuming right now because it is one of those things that usually throws
me into a flare. I miss vacuuming... Does that sound dumb? I am grateful that he is so
helpful. It is hard not do things that we want to do, but what are the alternatives. I
guess we just have to keep plugging away and be grateful for all we do have. Hope that
your flare ends soon. Sending gentle hugs and healing vibes :)

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


Sherrine
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   Posted 6/13/2010 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Achey, try to relax, use heat and keep doing the gentle stretching exercises.  Before you know it, you will be feeling better. 
 
Whenever I look around my house and see things that need to be done, I just think of one of my neighbors.  She is very healthy.  I went over to get the name of her lawn man and she invited me in.  Honestly, I'd never let anyone in my house without blindfolds on if it looked like her house!  Soon as I stepped in the front door, there were clothes strewn on the diningroom table and the floor.  We entered her kitchen and you could NOT see her shelf!  The dirty dinner dishes from the night before were still on the shelf with dried, crusted food on them, and there were bottles of salad dressing, etc. on the shelf, too.  She has a dishwasher, too.  She had to take her arm and slide it across the kitchen table to clear a place for me to sit down.  These are beautiful homes in this neighborhood and why she wouldn't keep it clean is beyond me. 
 
Sooooo, I know I'm doing just fine in the housekeeping department and I bet so are the rest of you.  We happen to be perfectionists and demand far more of ourselves than most people.  We have to learn to relax with that.  I figure if the Health Department hasn't been called on me, I'm doing great!  turn
 
As far as your bookcase goes, you'll get it done and it will be a reasonable amount of time for a fibromite!  Just think how nice it will look when it is finished and filled with books and knick knacks.  That should put a smile on  your face!
 
Sherrine
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Acheybody
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   Posted 6/13/2010 9:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Aw, you guys are all so nice! Thank you for responding - you've made me feel better already. I THINK my pain is a little less intense today (knock on wood.)
Robin, I miss vacuuming too! (And raking leaves, shovelling snow, things that make a big difference that you can see right away.) My husband said he'd help me load/unload the dishwasher today so all is good in my land.... :)
  Achey 
 
    Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, possible 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.


Statgeek
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   Posted 6/13/2010 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I am glad you are feeling better today.  It is hard when the mind is willing but the body is weak. 
Sue
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