Interesting theory, but I don't think it has much basis in reality! LOL
My inclination leans toward a belief that the OVERACHIEVERS are more likely candidates... most of the people on this team have worked VERY hard, and are intelligent and normally articulate--with the exception of "fibro-fog" days, of course! LOL
I was an exceptional student all the way through as well. In fourth grade, I was put into a special summer school for gifted children, for my writing skills. I never really studied in high school, and had a 3.68 grade point average (didn't do well in Phys Ed, always on crutches! LOL) and aced my SATs, also in the top 5%... got 100% on several subjects. I even did well in subjects I couldn't stand. And I had a 4.0 GPA in college--NEVER smoked, and was 125 pounds and wore a size 9. I was actually happy with my weight then because the 98 pounds I weighed at high school graduation made me look a bit anorexic...
I only became overweight after a dance instructor at my college told me I needed to diet--I don't to this day know why I listened to her. I guess because I was young, and naive... lol
I lost muscle instead of fat (I didn't have much fat to lose! lol) and landed in the hospital because my body couldn't handle the additional stress. I had to drop out of school for a while because I couldn't finish that quarter due to the health issue, so my financial aid was denied.
The problem was compounded later when I was injured in a series of car accidents... been a roller coaster ride ever since!
I don't know how long I've had the fibromyalgia, For the longest time, I didn't realize that other people didn't feel things the way I did--but it really started making an impact when I was still successfully working at a $71,000.000 corporation. I made pretty good money... socioeconomic status? Hm.
And I still hate that they even mention mental health in relation to fibro. Usually, they're referring to depression. EVERYONE has moments. And everyone who deals with a chronic illness is going to have a few more of them. SO WHAT?! That is NOT what fibromyalgia is. We're not in pain because we're depressed, we get depressed because we're in pain, people!
I'll get off my soap box now... LOL
We're smart. Fibromyalgia sucks, but we get through it, one moment at a time.
Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 4/2/2013 (10:20)
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
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
Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called t
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