snakes and no ladders

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Date Joined Feb 2015
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   Posted 3/24/2015 8:53 AM (GMT -6)   
When I grew up (before personal computers and smart phones etc...) we played board games. Most of us will know the game? snakes and ladders.
That's how I see my life with CFS. Only problem...someone took away the squares with the ladders on.

I roll the dice (ie you never know what life is about to throw at you)...and plod along square by square. the snakes are the relapse squares, So you can end up back at the start. Get to 100 and you have conquered the illness.

I was doing okay this year...then my molar tooth cracked. I got an abscess. That was painful and drained my energy...down the snake I went.
I got the antibiotics and I plodded along again...The dentist then took the tooth out.
I've slipped so far back.

I had a tooth out when younger and was back to work the next day.
This time..After the bleeding, pain etc...Boy did I crash. Tooth out friday...woozy sunday night...woke up monday as if an energy vampire had drained all my energy overnight.
Today...I'm in and out of bed with all the symptoms I had when this nightmare began a few years back.

The reason I thought I'd share this is this.
Don't ever blame yourself for relapses or crashes if you prefer.
It's life playing around with the little energy we have to live with.
All sorts of things can drain it, and you are left feeling awful.
Many of the hurdles are unavoidable as well, like my dentist visit.
I don't suppose anyone has come across any magic energy boosting ideas that help with this sort of thing??
Boy do I feel like pants at the moment.
Never mind...I'm plodding on.
I'll be okay/I'll be okay/I'll be okay...


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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 4/7/2015 5:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Chutes and Ladders. No snakes involved.

Dancing Dawn
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Date Joined Feb 2015
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   Posted 4/22/2015 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello aj2, Boy. Do I relate to what you wrote. I never played that board game,
but I do get the gist of it.
I'm someone who had to have extensive dental work done when I
was about 55. I was in and out of the dentist office for a whole year 'having
my bite reconstructed'. (I had damaged and ground down most all of my
teeth. Despite wearing night guards etc. that didn't solve the problem)
Well. I was tired and had strange symptoms. I didn't know that I
had chronic fatigue at the time. Later, after having had crowns replaced,
I still got 3 abysses. They had to be extracted. Now. I was getting older.
My energy reserves were lower. I was still working. But I remember
the whole ordeal. I took tryptophan to help me sleep. I was given Vikodyn
but didn't want to take it if I didn't have to. I'm sure many others on this
site have experienced all kinds of ordeals. You're right. It reminds me of
the game of 'Life' and things will happen. They always do.
On the plus side. My doctor said it's best to have an infected tooth
removed. I'd just give myself space for a recovery time. Your body may
be fighting off the infection from the abysses. Were you put on
anti biotics? They can make you tired.
By now, you've probably healed, I would hope. Yes. We all have
our challenges all the time. I don't have any quick energy fixes
(although I'll have some green tea with caffeine which will get me
going or even Matcha tea.) I find sleep or resting to be the best.
I no longer push through things. I hope you're feeling much better.
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