hi everyone, i'm new and i have question

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 11/23/2008 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
please describe your daily routine . thank you

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   Posted 11/23/2008 9:43 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi & welcome!

First thing I do when the alarm goes off is to take my meds. I then move slowly and don't get anything done for about an hour until my meds kick in. Sometimes I'll have breakfast or just some O.J. during this time.

If it is a work day, I take my shower and get ready for work. If I feel pretty good then I'll do little things around the house till it is time to go. If I'm having a bad day, I sit in the living room and put my feet up till it's time to go.

I give my 2 furbabies a treat and put them in their kennels and drive to work. (Usually trying to keep my eyes open all the way)

I am the only one in the office (I work for a Tree Company) so usually I'll get whatever paperwork I have to do done & then forward the calls to my work cell and go home. (I have some really good benefits to my job, because I can answer calls at home, that really helps on the days when I don't feel up to staying in the office for too long)

Right now, I am only working 3 days a week. Our slow time is Winter. Next Spring, I'll go back to 5 days.

Once home, I pretty well take it easy. I used to enjoy my time at home. I loved cleaning, but not anymore. Now, I just keep up with the basics like laundry, dishes, making beds, etc. I just can't find the energy for more and most of the time the pain gets to me.

When hubby gets home, we usually fix dinner together and relax the rest of the evening. I feel like my grandparents, but since this Fibro hit, I just don't feel like doing much.

I am always tired, but my favorite time is in the evenings. I lay in bed and relax and watch t.v. with my furbabies. (husband started sleeping in guest room because of my sleep apnea a few years ago)

So, that is about it, unless we have visitors or something going on. Sometimes my grandchildren are here and anymore I can't handle them for too long. Glad dh is here to help me.

Hopefully one of these days, I'll get my energy back, but right now I can only take it day by day because I don't know how I will feel tomorrow.

I didn't realize until writing this how much my life has changed over the last 5 years. I have really slowed down and don't do some of the stuff I used to enjoy doing. Oh well, that is pretty much my boring day.

Hugs!!  Margie









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   Posted 11/23/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sinderela,

I can give you my morning routine easy. Get up, get meds, get coffee, go on computer if there is time.

Feed the dogs. Drink more coffee.

Usually in a couple hours I will be able to tackle some chores. Depending what it is. Be it dishes, vacuuming, dusting, whatever.

With in this time, I may or may not get dressesd. But I will still be drinking that coffee.

Then it would probably be time to take more meds in the afternoon. Check the dogs, let them out.

Unless I sleep all day. then I just do the dogs, and sleep in between.

If I have energy, I try to stay busy all day, pacing myself. If I have energy, I will cook dinner. I have been doing that lately, so I must have the energy.

Usually I try to walk my dogs in the afternoon. Lately it has been cold and slippery so I haven't and I have been busy makeing Christmas wreaths. But if I can't walk my dogs, I hope to cross country ski this winter. I don't know if I will be able to do it daily, but I will try.

I have no set routine except in the mornings, the first 15 minutes when I take my meds and get coffee. The rest is just take it as it comes. That is the easiest way to do it.

If I have a doctor's appointment then the whole day is different.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 11/24/2008 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   

I take my lyrica and antiflammatory, then slip in and out of sleep for next four hours, then the pain sets in my joints and muscles. Try to get a few things done before it gets bad, always bad by evening no position helps and I hang out til bed when I can take a diff set of meds which luckily do get me thorugh until the morning.  Every day the same, very depressed, cant imagine this forever.  sue2z mad

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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, and welcome!  My daily routine varies and what I can do isn't necessarily what you can do.  You may be able to do more or less.  What you DO need to do is arm yourself with knowledge about fibromyalgia and learn how to control it and not let it control you.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to a lot of good information about fibro.  Read back posts and ask questions, too.  We are here to help you live a full and enjoyable life with fibro.  Get help from your doctor and keep a positive attitude and you will accomplish much more.
I'm so glad you found us and I hope to hear more from you soon!
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