Nice to meet you BABIRD1! I've only been part of this group a few days and I can tell these are some of the MOST AMAZING people! I agree it sure is nice to have people to talk to. Glad you found this group!
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Thanks. It's so nice to receive support on issues such as this that most people don't understand. I had a significant breakdown this past summer when I was at a youth camp and all of a sudden couldn't participate in the sports activities EVERYONE else was enjoying. I gave it my best, tried to play soccer goalie for a while, figured I could manage to expend shorter bursts of energy rather than running all over the field. No dice. I was in so much pain, and then got dizzy and came close to passing out. So I ended up sitting at the edge of the field watching... and it finally hit me all at once, all the years of not being able to participate in activites when I was a child or even a teenager when I should have been flexible and energetic. It is not my habit to feel sorry for myself, but that moment was so overwhelming that I ended up lying at the edge of the field crying my eyes out. If only people from the outside looking in could understand all that rather than roll their eyes when I tell them "I'm not very good at that because..."
current weight: 142.0
Fitness Minutes: (102,166) Posts: 5,311 12/11/12 1:00 P
Welcome This is a time to put your self FIRST. Who cares what others think. There are times when even people with out our problems cant do a lot of thing they think we should be doing.Do what you can and be careful not to injure your self.We dont have to prove anything to others. Stay true to your self.
Welcome to the team, Kitty! Boy, I can relate... I have spent a lot of energy trying to prove that "I'm not lazy or a hypochondriac." I'm trying to learn how to just take care of myself without expecting anyone in my family to understand. That's why these teams are so important. Here are people who feel just like I do and who actually do understand.
Cathy, Co-Leader Fibromyalgia and Exercise Team
"Any day that my gratitudes exceed my expectations is a good day..."
Hello Kitty, I understand about people not believing you. I am 56 and my mother still thinks something else must be wrong because I don't have the same symptoms as my aunt. Can't make her understand that everyone is different. Sorry about the rant, and welcome to the team, they are very helpful about alot of things.
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Hi Kitty. Welcome to the team. And no worries...we all need to vent sometime. I also had fibromyalgia as a kid. I was finally diagnosed at age 16 and am now 39. I bet we had similar experiences as kids. I also have anemia, arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Feel free to contact me any time and I'll be glad to help you if I can. Keep your chin up.
Michelle from Florida Co-Leader, Fibromyalgia and Exercise Team Co-Leader, People with Health Issues United Team
I keep joining new Sparkteams for support for all of my problems, and I'm starting to wonder... oh never mind all those negative thoughts....
So hi I'm Kitty (yes that's a nickname not a real name) and I was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, although I've actually had it since I was 11. I also started having problems with rheumatoid arthritis at about the same time. Yup. 11. Nobody would believe me.
Actually I have had fibromyalgia, arthritis, hypoglcemia, hypothyroidism, bipolar disorder, and anemia for a very long time but who would believe a kid claiming to be tired and achy all the time? I mean, ALL kids have endless supplies of pep and energy right?
Now I'm 26 and people are finally starting to believe that it's NOT all in my head, or an excuse for something. I put up and shut up for so long just to prove that I'm not lazy or a hypochondriac.
Sorry. I should have waited until the bad mood passed before posting this.
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