Sherrine, that was an awesome and very inspiring post! One key thing that stood out in my mind was when you said "I try different ways of doing things that help me with fibro." To me, that's where the "START" button, so to speak, is.
When I was first diagnosed, around 2003, I have very severe leg and foot cramping and could barely stand, much less walk. I honestly thought I'd end up in a wheelchair---and soon. But I started on a muscle relaxer (Flexeril) and Neurontin for the nerve pain/issues, found this forum, got some ideas, and little by little, I began to do more. I still have lots of issues, especially now that I'm getting older, but it feels good to do those little accomplishments I might have once ignored. I probably would have preferred and taken a nap. I think sometimes it's those little things that can give us a lift.
This forum is a 'treasure trove' of helpful hints, ideas, and info. They won't all help every single person here, but many of them will help at least some of us. I think it's important to never stop searching for that next little idea that leads to feeling better.
It IS easy to be angry with any chronic illness; yes--it's so frustrating at times. Diversion and lots of prayer and spiritual reading have helped me. Working on crafts, reading, and playing with our pets helps me forget my pain and stiffness for a while. Having a daily 'to do' plan helps me, too. It's an individual thing, but I think it's important to find just the right 'niche.'
Wishing you both the best!
"Pray, hope, and don't worry."
St. Padre Pio
Post Edited (Luvzminis) : 11/1/2017 6:42:17 PM (GMT-6)