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   Posted 8/17/2010 9:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Fibro, A poem.
Could you imagine being 20 years old,
30 years old,
And being stuck in the body of a 90 year old?
 Watching your skin turn to hell and flake, away,
And your hair never cooperate anymore?
Seeing teeth trying to loosen and
Feeling like some days your eyesight was bad,
Or that your sense of time was starting to go?
Can you feel the agony
Of hips that don’t want to work,
But must work to get through a day,
Feet too swollen to put a shoe on,
And fingers too sore to do it anyway?
Necks that are too tight to hold up your head,
And backs curving under the strain,
Stomachs that can’t digest anything
Because the stress of a single hour grows too much?
And can you imagine sleep the only solace,
Only that sleep isn’t restful
And it isn’t kind?
Wake up with more pain then you went to bed with
And you don’t feel rested anyways?
Doctors don’t really help
And the other treatments too expensive to convey,
But each day passes with swift regularity
And no one gives you a break.
What pain is there without bruises?
What skin irritation without a sore?
What sleep deprivation?
Just go to bed earlier and get more!
What stomach issues, just eat better.
Mind over matter, make it work!
But when Fibromyalgia is the villain
Believe me, he’s going to make it hurt.
©2010 Jennifer Altherr, butyoudontlooksick.com

Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.

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   Posted 8/17/2010 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, it's all true! Thankfully, we have eacthother!
...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

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   Posted 8/17/2010 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   

So true, M!




fibro, menieres disease, RLS, anxiety disorder, disc compression, scoliosis, spinal stenosis TMJ Meds: valium Advil

Reach out and touch someone. If they don't touch you back it's because you still have brownie batter on your face.

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   Posted 8/17/2010 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
How very sad. I wish it wasn't true.

Thank you for posting this.
Why my username? It is real life nickname. I love chickens. Will have my flock of hens one day! :D .............. DX'd with Fibromyalgia, chronic hives, sensitivities and allergies, migraines with auras, tmj, and IBS. Not sure what else!

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   Posted 8/17/2010 11:57 AM (GMT -7)   
It sounds horrible when put that way, but it is true. We are all fellow soldiers in this battle. cry

Hugs - Austen

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   Posted 8/17/2010 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
brought tears to my eyes...  so true but we are stronger than we think!

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   Posted 8/18/2010 4:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow MT that one is hitting home with me today. Thanks
Gentle Hugs
DX: Fibro, Gerds, COPD, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, High Blood Pressure, and Depression.
When I get where Im going dont cry for me down here. (Brad Paisley & Dolly Parton)
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