Hi, Sue! I'm not sure what post upset you but I am definitely one of the positive thinkers on this forum. I'm not a martyr because I'm not a "victim". Life just hands me things and I figure ways around them.
You know, I wasn't always like this. I did have positive thinking parents so I was around this type of thinking a lot, but my parents were very healthy and lived a terrific life together. That didn't happen for me.
When I was hit by fibromyalgia I was in excrutiating pain. Every movable part hurt tremendously and my elbows were hit like I had banged the "funny bone" and I could barely hold a pen, let along take care of my home, three small children, and cook. I dropped plenty of things, including one whole dinner on the floor because of the pain in my joints. I also was suffering from Crohn's disease so badly that I was having to run to the bathroom around 25 times a day...with bloody diarrhea. On top of it all, my husband was suffering greatly from depression and I was trying to hold my family together. So my life wasn't as positive as my parents.
But, I did have a choice. I could choose to carry all the anger I had inside or I could let it go and try to make the best of my life. I, obviously, chose the latter. I found that positive thinking, along with medication and movement helped to make my life better. Since that is my experience with this illness and the others that I have, I try to pass it along to others.
I think I've helped some...at least that's what they tell me. And, I suppose my positive attitude can be irritating. That's why there is a "thumbs down" icon on the forum. If you don't want to read someone's post that irritates you, you can click on that and it ignores those posts.
I truly hope I wasn't the one that made you so upset. I spend many hours each day trying to help others on this forum. We are all suffering from this and many other problems in our lives and the last thing I want to do is make things worse for anyone. I just try to encourage people and give them some hope. I'm glad that you feel comfortable enough to post your thoughts here. That's one of the reasons we are on this forum. Everyone is affected differently and handles their pain differently. It's good for everyone to voice their thoughts. That's what a good "family" does!
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Post Edited (Sherrine) : 2/6/2009 12:27:51 PM (GMT-7)