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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 10/10/2008 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey, Hi all. How are you this morning?? It's foggy here in central Florida, but it will burn off soon I'm sure.

Today's topic: How has your chronic pain changed your life and how have you made it better? It's a two part question again, but I want the topic to end on a positive note!!

For me, I am pretty immobile in my house. I can't do housework very much, so I hired a maid who comes once a week and straightens me out and cleans my house for me. I also approach cleaning in sections. For instance, during the week, I load the dishwasher then sit down. Then I go and load it later and turn it on. The same with preparing dinner. I do it in sections, cook, then clean later the mess. You do what you have to to get by. My house is not the cleanest on the block, that's for sure, but I am the one suffering with my pain from my fibromyalgia.

Tell me what you all do to make your pain better in your life.. ??

Best wishes for a low pain day.

Lindaloo idea
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 184
   Posted 10/14/2008 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
  eyes Hi Lindaloo,
This is a tough one today. Pain and the repercussions of it have messed with my life, my mans, my daughters and my families but mostly me over the last decade. It's taught me that Dr.s have preconceived notions about patients that complain about pain, we are all drug addicts of course looking for a fix. I was declared dead twice in that time and brought back. I've had to watch my family see me go through all of this and that is the hardest part. But, I guess if I have to end on a high note I would say that it has given me an opportunity to meet a lot of people, with the same problems and also healthy people as well. I hope it has taught my 22 year old daughter that life isn't infinite and you never know when everything goes to he.. in a handbag. It has made me appreciate the little things in life like flowers and butterflies and nature in general and that is a good thing. Finally it has taught my that I can survive just about anything with a little or a lot of help from my family and friends.
Of course I feel like Mother Nature could have found a better way of teaching me these lessons, ways that didn't include pain but I guess she got her point across.
I am a survivor and I plan on surviving and more in the future.
I hope this is what you we're looking for in todays' subject Lindaloo and I like doing this even if I don't feel well enough everyday to do so. Have a great day or night everyone.
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