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4/15/14 11:26 P

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I see in you right thoughts with a good attitude to match. It took me some time and determination to work past the shock and temptation to give into this disease and its symptoms and get to where you are. But thank God I did.

Right thoughts within make all the difference in a successful support system toward self. My faith has been the greatest help there, along with tools like SP and a healthy self-talk.

What do you find helpful in having a good attitude that helps you keep pressing forward?

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4/15/14 4:18 P

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I am my best support system. I know when I have a flare that no matter how badit is I will feel better. When I am feeling good I have to not over do it so I don't bring on anther flare. I do the best I can for myself, eat good food, take care of my body and spirit.

"The whole problem with the world is that fool and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell

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4/15/14 2:31 P

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Sounds like you are making some good habits, which is another support system for our benefit as we learn to cope and live life to the full while dealing with a disease like FMS.

Some habits that I have developed that help me feel I am living life and accomplishing good in the process:

Do a little something productive every time I get up. Even if it is only to grab a small trash can that grabs my attention and empty it.. As I do that sort of thing each time I get up, I find a lot done by days end. I may even make a plan. If the kitchen needs cleaned, spend one minute doing a little something on it before I sit down again, with the goal of having it clean by the time I go to bed.

Cook ahead. I have learned that when I feel good enough to cook, to cook a whole bag of chicken instead of just a few and freeze the leftover for use on days when I don't feel like cooking. My DH, when he has time, will help by grilling a batch of several meats for the freezer. That makes it ease to heat a meat in the microwave, grab a few fresh veggies out of the drawer, and I have a meal.

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4/15/14 1:07 P

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Yep I am not doing much more than what I was doing before. Actually before I
Had a harder bike route but my husband has a bad heart valve and can't to the big hill we use to do. I just decided from day one I will not let this disease
Beat me I will beat it!
I have never been one to sit around so I
Am trying to go to bed earlier
And watch tv instead of cleaning and laundry!


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4/15/14 12:01 P

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Yes, that knowledge, put to work for you, will help to support your strength and ability to live life. Let it soak in so that it will come to the front of your mind. Realize too that fibro can be caused or exacerbated by lactic acid levels getting too high because of too much exercise. Be reasonable and balanced in all things.


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4/15/14 11:51 A

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Hi,
I went to my primary doctor yesterday and told him about the firbro diagnosis. He said it was probably brought on my my knee surgery which is what my arthritis doctor said too.. Anyway I asked him will it ever get better and he said with you it will. Because I am so active and will not let it get m down. It is more of a disease that gets in my way rather than defines me. Must he said I need to learn when to back off and not push so hard. I will admit that is probably my biggest issue right now..but reading a book while I exercise takes my mind of the screaming muscles! I also need to clean up my diet of sugar!

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4/15/14 11:42 A

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Knowledge is one of my biggest support systems right now: Knowing myself and my FMS experience. For example, I know that sitting too much exacerbates symptoms, and too much down time allows me to think about how bad I feel, which only makes it worse. I know that if I will get up at least every hour and move at least 500 steps, it helps with the pain, and I actually find myself able to do something beyond that. Keeping my mind busy with healthy thoughts also helps protect me from being so focused on my pain and fog that I make it worse by entering into depression: talking to a friend on the phone, sparking, reading a good book - or the Good Book, all help me get out of my head.

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4/15/14 11:04 A

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My husband understands my issues and helps where he can, but he is so busy right now at work that he is unable to be the support I sometimes need. On another thread, BunnaBaby mentioned not having support. So let's help one another in this area.

What do you do when things need to be done and there is no one to help?

What do you do to help yourself to make and have good dietary choices available on bad days?

What resources have you found to help you and give support when no one is around to do that for you?

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