Scared the heck out of my kids!

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   Posted 1/27/2010 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all. I am fairly new to this group and newly diagnosed with fibro. I mentioned on someone else's post that I took a really hard fall this last weekend. We were going to my 10 year old daughter's basketball game and I was wearing my new scuffs (kind of like a slipper with hard soles) when both of my shoes got stuck in a crack, unfortunatly my body did not stop as my feet did! I kind of dove like I was superman and landed really hard. The looks on my children's faces was devastating! I am a single mom of 5, ages 19, 16, 10, 8 and 6. They were so scared that mom had hurt herself even more then she is already hurting. My 16 year old daughter just started sobbing! I came to the realization how real fibro really is that day through the eyes of my kids...Nobody knows me better then them and they see what I deal with on a daily basis. I try to be stong and not complain too much in front of them because I don't want them to worry. I now know how much they really do. I am so blessed to have such awesome caring kids, but I don't want them to worry so much. Any suggestions? How does everyone else's loved ones deal with your fibromyalgia?
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   Posted 1/27/2010 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Shannon, welcome to the fibromyalgia forum!  I'm glad you found us and joined in.  You know, I'm not sure they were even thinking about your having fibro at that time.  I know if I saw my Mom fall flat on her face, I'd be very upset, too.  I actually fell flat on my face in my driveway when my kids were small and they were crying.  I ended up with a broken nose and two black eyes.
I, too, didn't talk about fibromyalgia to them.  I would just ask for help.  Your kids are all old enough to give you a helping hand that that is wonderful.  I just let my kids know that's what families do.  I didn't go into talking about pain or discomfort. 
My children are now all grown up and are wonderful adults.  They now know what I went through but they didn't back then.  I managed to do what I had to do and they all had their own chores, too.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum.  There are links to good info about fibro and you will learn a lot there.
I'm so glad you are here!  Don't hesitate to ask questions because we are here to help you.  I hope you are feeling better soon and I also hope to hear more from you soon!
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   Posted 1/27/2010 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shannon,
I too would like to welcome you to the fibromyalgia forum.  You have come to a good place.  Everybody here is so compassionate and understanding. 
I too can see where your children would be freaked out seeing you fall, fibro or not.  They don't want to see their mom in pain.  They love you and care about you.  It sounds like you have great kids.  But as Sherrine said, don't be afraid to have them have chores and help you around the house.  It is good and teaches them responsibility.  Plus I am sure that they would love to help you.
I hope that you are having a great day free from pain and exhaustion.  Keep posting.
Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 1/27/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
My daughter found me in a seizure after her work and from there i was on life support for many things but i hv to say like sherrine you do what you have to when they are younger as i did and basically smiled thru so much cait knows about all that is going on with me..she has to as she is now the go between docs and i due to my being totally deaf after seizure.....i am glad you found us here keep posting n getting support..great place to come to ...lyn

and i do also hv to say i give alot of credit to my cait for being the beautiful strong woman she is..i make sure she still has her time to me thats so imperative especially at a young womans age ya know..our kids can n usually do really surprise us..the old adage ..Children learn what they live comes to mind with cait  and so many other kids that hv to deal with parents being sick..they sure deserve a lot of credit imho..

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Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 1/27/2010 4:41:01 PM (GMT-7)

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