thank you Kathy for your encouragement. I know every day is a struggle but it is up to me to fight thru it... I did have a good day until I helped move the treadmill out of the spare bedroom to the garage.. Our daughter is coming in on June 1st and staying for 5 days.. I can't wait to see her... Well I have to head to bed.. a little bit sleepy... God Bless
Depression is a perfectly natural response to any chronic disease diagnosis... and though it isn't easy to live with, at least fibromyalgia won't kill us. If you take a quick look at my SparkPage, you'll see that fibromyalgia is only one of a host of medical issues, a couple of them actually life-threatening.
There is so much more to me than my illnesses... so even with the pain, and all the things I have to do each day to survive, I see every day as a gift--life is GOOD! AND, I try to make the most out of each one, since I'm not thrilled with the alternative... LOL
You CAN get through this. And you're not alone any more, you're HERE.
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm! P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
Hey, I am sure this site is going to be an encouragment for me... Being able to talk to others that deal with the same illness. I am so glad for my dog.. he is a big baby and full of energy.. that becomes a little bit of a problem... on days I can not walk he is not happy, so when daddy gets home from work he gets attacked.. how long have you had fibro? How are your doctors doing in your treatment... I am being sent to see a Pain Management Physcologist. I am hoping that she will help.. I was told that when they can no longer help the physical part that sometimes learning mentally how to live with it is a big help.. we will see.. Again thank you for responding....
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God Bless and have a wonderful day!
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Welcome to the Fibro Team, it is a great group with lots of warem wonderful people here. It really can be difficult getting used to being away from your family. In time you will find ways to stay in touch that will help you to cope with the distance, Thank goodness for skype, yahoo, MSN, mobile phones and other high tech modes of staying in touch. Dogs are so wonderful, they are always so happy to be in your presence and to get a little attention from you, my little terrorist loves to walk me and show off her neighborhood....lol I wouldn't be so motivated to walk id I didn;t have my little buddy to go walking with me. Dogs are wonderful.
Moved to Vancouver, WA in Aug 2011, gained 20 lbs. Suffer also with depression and so the weight gain has not helped. I and 54 and disabled. All our family is on the east coast. I have 2 children, 3 step-daughters and 7 grandchildren, We miss them alot. My husband just got me a dog (lab mix) who has gotten me out to walk at least 1 mile a day (when it is not raining). I hope to meet some wonderful and encouraging people..
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