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   Posted 8/28/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had my first week back at grad school and I am already feeling overwhelmed and exhausted and the whole work load hasn't kicked in yet.  Been drinking a lot of coffee and cola to stay alert and that probably is counterproductive.  I hurt all over and am exhausted and can hardly think.  Tonight I made salad with chicken, craisins, nuts and feta for dinner along with bruchetta and shrimp.  Hubby helped with the shrimp and I cheated with the chicken: bought a cooked one at the store and tore the meat off.  Still I felt horrible and barely got the dinner done.  Maybe I am having a flare.  Saturday we went to the store and I could barely get back to the car.  We still had a few groceries to buy and hubby let me rest in the car and he went and got them.  I couldn't walk. 
I've got a corn sock (which doesn't pop, by the way) tongue   (but it smells like cooked something when I microwave it!!!)  and an ice pack at work/school and use those.  Oh . . . fortunately, hubby was diagnosed with sleep apnea and he is getting a cpap machine in a week or two.  That will help us both A LOT.  Maybe things will get better once I don't have to fight fibro, pain and his freight train snoring to sleep.  That will be nice. 
Tired Sue.  I am not going to let this stop me if I can help it.

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   Posted 8/28/2008 10:35 PM (GMT -7)   
cry  Im just so the same.  I couldnt hold down a job .  I doze in and out all day desppite wether Ive had a good nights sleep is irrelevant.  I like you drink coke.  Its like an instant hit, awful to say it.  By the end of the day my muscles all over have had it.  Sometimes I cook the meals in the morn.  I am having a flare on top.  Think its residing now. 
Anyways  know how you feel.    Wish there was a face for dead tired, maybe smurf. smurf smurf sue2z
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   Posted 8/29/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
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   Posted 8/29/2008 11:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Stat, your body is probably trying to get used to the extra work load.  That's why you are so exhausted.  I remember when my son was visiting me and he brought three of his friends with him.  I was cooking, and driving them to many parks, and activities.  On the  last day of their visit we went to Busch Gardens.  I honestly didn't think I could walk the distance to get back to the car.  I had never been that exhausted in my life.  Fibromyalgia can do that to you.
I love your attitude!  You are not going to let fibromyalgia stop you and that's exactly the way to handle it.  You will find ways around the obstacles.  Your husband sounds like he will pitch in and help as much as possible.  I hope the cpap machine helps and you get more sleep.  That will be a huge help to you.  Use some convenience foods like you did yesterday.  Make something like casseroles or soup on the weekend that you can eat during the busy week.  A lasagna is so easy to make and can freeze the rest for future dinners.  You will just have to plan ahead a little more but, if you have the desire and drive, you can make this happen.
I'll be praying that as the days progress your body becomes more accustomed to what you are asking of it and will respond favorably.  I find the more I do, the more I can do.  Just plan ahead and pace yourself as much as possible. 
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   Posted 8/29/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Your supper sounded so yummy!! But I wouldn't call it exactly easy. I'm sorry you are so sore and tired. It is understandable with all the extra work you have. Hopefully once you get settled into a routine, it will get better. I applaud you for following your dreams!!
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   Posted 8/29/2008 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hang in there stat! Now that I finally got my breathing machine for my central and sleep apnea. I LOVE IT (even though I look like a bomber pilot with it on) I use the full face mask because I cant keep my mouth shut! lol But, now that the equipment comapny and the sleep doc seem to have everything tweaked to just exactly what I need, I love it, cant sleep w/o it! If this is his first sleep machine dont lety him give up too early on it. It takes a while sometimes to get everything just right!
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   Posted 8/29/2008 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope you feel better soon.
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   Posted 8/29/2008 9:08 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks everyone - you are encouraging.  cool orry, thinking still foggy or would thank everyone by name.  redface But I do appreciate your encouragement.  This will be a nice long weekend to get caught up or even ahead.  That will help.  Hubby is great too and very helpful. 

Big gentle hugs,


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   Posted 8/30/2008 7:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Pre roasted chickens is NOT CHEATING! nono It's careful time management and very thrifty. When whole roasters are 99ยข a lb. a precooked chicken usually costs less per lb. and the store has spent all the money on electricity or gas for the cooking, not to mention it doesn't raise your energy bills by forcing you to run the air conditioner. Then there is the whole salmonella thing... no special clean up in your kitchen, no getting out the bleach... Look at all that time saved! Why, we should all probably stop cooking chicken and just buy it precooked! turn LOL!
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   Posted 8/30/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue, just the fact that you cooked at all is something to be proud of after the days your putting in. I agree with Jeannie on the chicken. You can do a lot of things with roasted chicken. If you feel you have to make homemade dinners use the slow cooker and start it in the mornings and make enough for a couple of meals. Super Woman did not have fibro nono but you do.
I hope your body adjust to the busy schedule soon.
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   Posted 8/31/2008 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   

That's an idea.  I forgot about the slow cooker.  And I didn't realize the chicken might be less expensive that way.  We eat a lot of chicken (Sorry Chutzie)  wink    The kids come over every thursday and we have family night here.  They are very understanding and hubby is helpful.  Two weeks ago we played sardines, which is a form of hide and seek.  One person hides and everyone looks.  When you find the hider, you hide with them until everyone is packed in the tiny hiding spot.  The last person to find is "it" next. 

I hid under the porch swing and when I got out I had this terrible rush of pain to my head and I could not move.  Hubby came over and hugged me and held me steady til it passed and everyone waited patiently. Then once it passed, they all said "ok, who is it?!"  It was nice - no one complained or coddled. 

I haven't told them yet (except hubby), but not much to him since I still have more info to get. 

Ok - Mods . . . how about a check in with our favorite slow clook recipes?  That would be great for everyone!


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   Posted 8/31/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Stat

You are so not alone and I agree that your body is trying to adjust to the extra workload and it sounds pretty overwhelming too.
I find that when I think about all the tasks on my "to do" list too much, it becomes overwhelming and I feel worse and overwhelmed too. I stress out about it. SO much to do, so little time and so little energy to do it all!!

My Dad always used to say "How do you eat an elephant?" And I'd say "Ewww Daddy, I don't eat Elephant" - not the point, but if you had to eat an elephant, you'd do it "One bite at a time." That's how I try to look at my life these days. Some says I take fewer bites and on bad days I may not take any at all, but we can get things done at our pace - - whatever that is, and one bite at a time.

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