FINDING YOUR INNER STRENGTH.....through all of this!

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New Member

Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 1/4/2010 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy New Year Everyone!.

I am new to this site and just thought to join in some of the disscussions or just to post how I am feeling about now with all my health issues I deal with.....

With the help and strength of our Lord God we can cope with what comes in our least that's what I have been dealing with.

I am very exhausted at times, and just want to sleep like the bear, hybernation is a good word i will use for now. But that' doesn't help with the other health issues of diabetes as we have to keep moving at times to manage it..and i guess that's what goes along with the fibro too....exercise has been quite a challenge for me especially in the winter time as my asthma does act up and the feeling of my chest pain scares me at times.

Well I don't want to write anymore and will stop here for now...Just thought to say Hi to everyone and hope to meet new friends and chat with others here.

Support is a great way to give to others in any situation.

physical or emotional even if you don't see this person in your life time....what you put on the internet might help someone cope for their moment in time.

Ask and you shall receive......GOD BLESS EVERYONE HERE.

Keep asking till you find your answer.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 4796
   Posted 1/4/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Justme, Glad you have joined our family. Coping with illness is such an individual process.
We all have differant personalities, we all have differant day to day circumstances. The most
important thing is allowing yourself to feel the emotion, accept the illness and try to do what
you can do to help yourself learn to live with it. We're all going through some of the same health
issues, so we do have an understanding and can help support one another.

Because there is no magic wand for us, all we can do is keep on keeping on... exercising when
we can, finding ways to reduce stress, eat healthier, get rest and have fun, laugh and enjoy
life. What are the alternatives? Easier said than done, that is why this forum is here. From
time to time we all need help. We all can help eachother. Like Justlkeme said " Support is a great
way to give others in any situation."

Justlikeme hoping you feel better soon. I know when it's cold I feel like I could hybernate too.
Your Faith will go along way in helping you. Just believing things will get better helps.

Hugs, Robin
MCTD, Fibromyalgia, Raynauds, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Degenerative 
 Disc Disease, Hypertension, Migraines and Pseudothrombocytopenia MEDS: Methotrexate, Savella,Flexeril,Diltiazem, Boniva, Vitamins 

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Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 9090
   Posted 1/4/2010 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   

And welcome to our Fibro Family. I'm very glad you decided to join us and you feel comfortable sharing. This is a great place for support and comfort, even if it's nothing more than knowing that others understand your pain. But in addition we all understand each others' successes too.

I'm also diabetic and some days dealing with insulin, blood sugar testing, and having to think about it all every time you put any bite of food in my mouth really stinks! Can't think of a better word that 'stinks' because it just does. And like you said, having to deal with multiple disorders is just rotten. I also deal with PTSD, Ulcerative Colitis, collapsed disk, osteoarthritis and a few other side dishes.

So why am I telling you all of this??? I'm not telling you for sympathy or self serving reasons, but to let you know that no matter how long our list is that we can have a good life and also help others like us have happiness too. By you sharing with all of us that you are down and tired and frustrated with having to deal with all of this, you show the rest of us that we are not alone and we can make it through these ordeals also. Thank you for opening up and sharing and I'm glad you are part of this family.

Warm hugs,
The three grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, someone to love, and something to hope for. — Alexander Chalmers

(\o/)Co-Moderator Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain Forums
Fibromyalgia, PTSD, UC, Diabetic on insulin, collapsed disk, arthritis scattered around and a few other delights.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 236
   Posted 1/5/2010 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome justme,
glad you found us. I just love this site. so many good people here, and our Moderators do a great job at keeping this a positive site.
We all have our bad days. that's for sure.. more of those than good ones I can tell you first hand.
I had a great Day Sunday and managed to get quit a bit done around the house for me that is. mind you I paid for it yesterday ...
I am proud though I made it through work yesterday . ( I work from home and work a split shift 4 hours on 2 off and then 4 more ) there are so many days I wonder how am I to mange this Fibro and Cf. with work.
but yesterday I did mange to work my full shift and then. sitting back in my recliner... next thing I know my husband is sending me off to bed.. mind you I stayed there , did not cook dinner. or for that mater eat anything for Dinner. just slept. stayed in bed until around 11 pm and went down to my Fibro body pillow and couch to sleep the rest of the night. ..
I do feel pretty good today. so I must have needed some sleep..
look forward to chatting . take care my dear

Spirit ~
Fibro, Chronic Fatigue ,Anxiety ,( arthritis,, hands, feet, knees, back , neck )  , disk disease in neck with bulging disk , adhesions , Migraines, High blood pressure ,Gerd, IBS , Sever sleep apnea
Med's ,,,  fentanyl patch, Perc, Soma, anxiety meds, Ect.

New Member

Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 1/5/2010 8:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you everyone for your replies as that helps me cope with my mental health and other issues at hand. when one can't get out into the public this is another great way to communicate. What a great tool and so many things we can do on the internet too.

Like helping others and supporting someone having a bad day....

I am still hanging on to a cold and it feels like it's sitting on my chest...I tried yesterday to get out for a bit of fresh air but and finally got the energy to go to the post box with important papers to get out. When i got back my chest was really hurting. How much we have to put up with our aches and pains is getting me into a bad mood...maybe it's the time of season that brings out the worst in people with fibro, and diabetes? I thinks so, cause that's the way I feel today....I am keeping strong in spirit but my body is a hurting unit and I can only take so much when I am in pain.

thank you for letting me vent as it helps me get through this day and present moment.

Keep asking till you find your answer.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 17529
   Posted 1/5/2010 9:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Pat, and welcome!  I'm so glad  you found us and joined in.  We do have a great forum here with wonderful members that love to help one another.  I think you will like it here.
I, too, have diabetes, along with Crohn's disease, an ostomy, osteoporosis, I'm legally deaf, and a few other goodies.  Yes, when I stop to think about all of this, it is quite overwhelming and depressing.  But, if I just keep on, keeping on, and living one day at a time, I'm able to deal quite well with all of this.  
Over the holidays I started dwelling more on pain.  Of course it was more pronounced because of all the extra activities we all do during this season.  The tears started to flow, the pain increased, and my blood sugars soared!  I even called the doctor in case he wanted to change my medication.  Bottom line was I felt absolutely miserable and was depressed!  I know you don't know me but Marlee nicknamed me Little Miss Sunshine!  I'm rarely depressed.  I knew I had to get a handle over this situation...and fast!
I happened to invite a friend over for dinner on New Year's Day.  While preparing the food, I broke down in tears telling her about a situation in my life that is quite troubling.  She gave me a two sentence answer and it was like a weight was lifted off me.  She basically said to go with the flow, take one day at a time, and trust God to handle things.  Pat, by that evening, my pain had lowered, I was in such a wonderful mood, I was smiling all the time, and my blood sugars came down again!  I WILL remember her advice every day.  
We know we can handle things for one day.  Even though I am in pain, I revel in the things I accomplish.  You should too!  Look at you, working an 8 hour day!  That is fabulous and it shows what a strong woman you are.  
You seem to be doing good things to help the fibro.  You know to exercise but I know that has to be hard having asthma.  I walk for my exercise.  When I started out, I could barely go four houses down but now I can walk distances.  When I lived up north I bought a walking in place video that helped accomplish the same thing.  Mine is by Leslie Sansone and she has a lot of them out there.  I chose one that wasn't too strenuous and I think you could do that with your asthma.  If you haven't already, be sure to read the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  You will find good stretching exercises that are done sitting down in that thread and these could help you, too.  
Don't hesitate to ask questions.  We are here to help you.  We are all in the same boat and we have learned some things to help us live a full and enjoyable live in spite of fibro.  I'm sure you have a few tricks up your sleeve, too!  So, welcome to our family.  We will get through day at a time.
Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

New Member

Date Joined Dec 2009
Total Posts : 12
   Posted 1/5/2010 9:34 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you Sherrine
Keep asking till you find your answer.

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