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   Posted 6/3/2009 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
 it's been awhile since i've posted. I'm the 20 yr old whos been diagnosed about 3 months now.
I am still currently out of work due to all the med changes. My career in massage thearpy, which i was in school for, is over as well.
as you all know i was a profeshional dancer and model. :( i danced my last night at a night club last saturday. It was heartbreaking to take my leave due to medical. I wasn't ready to give dance up AT ALL. And i WAS planning on trying out for Orlando Magic dance team this August. . . but unless they find some miracle meds.. that won't happen.
so.. one day when i was just laying in bed.. just thinking about all of this.. and i wrote this quote on a piece of paper.. and stuck it to my mirror next to my bed so i can see it whenever i need to. it says:
"We all have many obstacles in out life, some of us have more then others.
 Mine may have limited my options, but it will never limit my possibilities"
(yes i wrote that)
it helps me whenever im feeling down.. and i hope it can help you all as well!
1.I decided since i can't dance for now.. i became in charge of the dancers at a new club night that my friend is hosting. This way i am still around the music, and i still get to work with dance. I get to pickout the outfits, hold auditions, and ect. :-)
2nd. I am picking up more on the modeling since i can not dance. idea   This has been fun and its another thing i have always wanted to get more into! Problem is.. since i can not work out.. my body withh not always stay this fit ..although i do still get some exercise when i can. Soooo i decided .. when my body is not up to par to be a model.. i am going to become a photographer :)
I am saving up for the camera as we speak!!
3. If i ever get to the point i cant not do photography. I will edit pictures for photographers!
So you see.. even if i cant do what EXACTLY what i wanted.. there is always something else connected to it..that i willbe able to do.
so for newbies, vetrans, and anyone with any signs of fibro. Stay Positive Don't ever give up nono
Trust me.. the satisfaction of doing something.. takes some of the pain away.. i promise :)
"We all have many obsticals in out life, some of us have more then others.
 Mine may have limited my options, but it will never limit my possibilities"

Post Edited (MissMarie63) : 6/3/2009 9:36:51 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/3/2009 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
This is what a positive attitude does and you do need one with fibro!  This is a wonderful post and you have fabulous ideas.  That's what I have tried to do in my around fibro so it doesn't control me or my life.  Congratulations!  I'm so happy that you are moving forward and coming up with things that will continue to make you happy.  Thank you for sharing this!
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   Posted 6/3/2009 12:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow this made me cry! I am still trying to get to that point...havent yet found what I am still capable of...unfortunately, alot of the opposite though! And that is what keeps getting me so down. Im not used to having to ask for help ect. I was always the one helping!
It is very hard to switch roles and you seem to be doing it quite gracefully. Maybe there is an upside to being young and Dx? Younger people tend to be far more flexible.
Thank you for sharing, Im trying to learn to be optimistic!
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   Posted 6/3/2009 12:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey lost in philly!
I was always the person helping too! especially when it comes to my boyfriend! I have my own aparment.. and i was use to always cooking, cleaning, and eveything for him! and then.. the roles had to switch! I felt like so much less of a woman!!
so i know what you're feeling like

don't let me fool you.. i still have my days where i get so upset to have ppl help. But it just means they care for you more then you thought!!

we will all have our down days and get depressed when we can't do anything.. i still have those days.. but the more positive you are... it gets a little easier every day!

Hope this helps!

"We all have many obstacles in out life, some of us have more then others.
 Mine may have limited my options, but it will never limit my possibilities"

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   Posted 6/3/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for sharing this wonderful post! We can all use some inspiration and encouragement dealing with this darn disorder. It's easy to get 'down' from time to time and this is a great quote to help bring us back up.

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   Posted 6/4/2009 8:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Love your attitude MissMarie!!! Being able to adapt to change is very healthy. I may not be able to do everything I use to do, like climbing around on ladders cause of lack of balance, but I can do plenty just takes me a lot longer to do it.
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   Posted 6/4/2009 6:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Quick Question ... what are your reasons for not becoming a massage therapist? Just Curious...

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   Posted 6/4/2009 7:27 PM (GMT -7)   
the fibromyalgia won't allow me to do it. In order to pass each class.. i have to recieve massage.. which my body will not tolerate.

Also.. it is not good for my hands.. they would cramp so bad to the point i couldn't feel them!
"We all have many obstacles in out life, some of us have more then others.
 Mine may have limited my options, but it will never limit my possibilities"

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   Posted 6/5/2009 7:23 AM (GMT -7)   
This was a wonderful post!  And, I love your quote!  yeah
It's wonderful that you are focusing on what you can still do, rather than what you can't. 
Take care and please keep posting with your positive thoughts. 


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   Posted 6/5/2009 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   

I enjoyed reading your post MissMarie! And wish you the best with whatever you do!


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