How fibro feels

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   Posted 8/7/2010 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday, after a very hard day and week, I took inventory of myself and decided it would be difficult to explain to hubby exactly how fibro feels.  confused I came up with the following explanation.  idea hat do you think? 
It feels like the beginnings of a flue with aches and pains (we all know that, of course), but in addition, bones have been hollowed out and filled with lead and then the whole body has been repeatedly run over with one of those big heavy lawn rolling thingies that is filled with water (run over like when you iron - y'know, so all the spots are effectively squashed!)
Hmmm, wonder if a non fibro person could get a sense of how that might feel . . .
Today is a better day.  Slept in until 9:00 and will now take my time doing what I can to get dd and dgd settled. 
First order of business:  move the baby swing from the middle of the kitchen so we can open the dishwasher!!! smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 8/7/2010 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Sue, I think you described it perfectly. I would add (for my pain) that someone is taking an ice pick and twisting it deep into my shoulders and buttocks.
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   Posted 8/7/2010 1:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Lol sounds pretty close too me desiree
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   Posted 8/7/2010 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
AND.... like fire ants are crawling under your skin and devouring your body bit by bite.

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   Posted 8/7/2010 2:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I forgot that the last several days I keep thinking there are ants crawling on me - but nope, no ants! funny.

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   Posted 8/7/2010 11:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Ahhh, I wouldn't forget that on occasion you'll get weird spots that are cold like something wet hit your leg and you touch it and there's nothing wet or cold there. Same goes for hot spots that kinda just appear and vanish out of nowhere.
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   Posted 8/8/2010 2:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue, I love the bones filled with lead. That is spot on! Diane
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   Posted 8/8/2010 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Sue, I also like the lead bones part. So heavy. So impossible to see!

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   Posted 8/13/2010 7:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I think you have hit the nail on the head! Perfect explaination.
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