Sue, I'm sorry if I upset you. I have said many, many times that you need to pace yourself. I have to do that all of the time. I also said, in that post, that I have had trouble walking numerous times over the years, too. I mentioned that I do use a cane at night because of the pain and stiffness from lying in bed. I don't want to fall. I was reading that Austin thought she was going to need a walking aid...all of the time. (At least that's how I understood her statement.) I was trying to encourage her and let her know I have had those problems and they did get better. I kept moving. The way fibro affects me is I will have great difficulty for a while and then it disappears and something else pops up. But, I do use a cane if I need to and I carry it along with me when I travel. I have a collapsible cane,too.
As far as aiming high, I was talking about aiming high for your ability. What is "high" for one isn't "high" for another. There are things I would never even attempt if I stopped to think whether or not I could do it. I give it a shot and many times I'm surprised that I am capable of achieving it! That's what I was trying to get across.
If I had young children and was heading to Disneyland for vacation, I'd probably need help for that. My husband and I did take our children to amusement parks...not as large as Disneyland, and I would find a bench to sit on while they were on the rides. So I do know what you are talking about.
I'm sorry that my positive attitude is causing problems on this forum. I can't help it. That's the way I live my life and it has helped me to no end with fibro. I've just been trying to pass this on and encourage people not to give up. I did state in that post to "Live your life fully and to the best of your ability and you will have a very successful life with fibromyalgia."
So, again Statgeek, I'm sorry if I upset you. This is the best that I can explain my post.
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