I'm sure someone posted this before, but I'm trying to focus on the positive lately, and this forum really helps with that. So, although I have several new threads I want to post, I'll start with this one:
What would you do? i know that i choose not to do things because i know how badly they will affect me.
The July following my miscarriage, I was able to go canoe the Buffalo National River. I was starting my Fibromyalgia flare at that time, but I was still able to pitch the tent, cook the food (yuuuummm!!!), laugh, stay up late, swim the river (both directions with no life jacket-one side to another), i even decided to float in just a life jacket and the rocks beat me half to death...literally. I did get sick when it was over, but not terribly, i had a sunburn, and was exhausted. Now, i would be down for 2 weeks, if I could even do all of that. At that time, I took Lortab and Stadol, but I only used the Stadol at night. This past summer we went camping for a week again. I had recently done a detox to help with tolerance, and then begain my pain medications again. My husband says I was out of it, but he says that now, not then. Even then I understood my limits. I pitched the tent, set up the canopy, cooked the food,...but i didn't swim much, and I napped every day because I knew we were there for a week. I respected my limits, and I wasn't sick afterward either. but i want to do the Buffalo again. I actually paddled the canoe for 4 HOURS!!!!!..and i didn't hurt.
o, what it would be like to be able to spend another day in that cold water, with the bright sun, and actually enjoy the hard work involved!!!
so, what would you do, or will you do, on your next remission?