Monday, February 4, 2013

I'm still alive....

I'm laying here thinking I have nothing to do and so, blogging it is!! I actually have things I could do, like work in the yard, (pick up branches, clean out beds and pick up dog poop) clean the house (which it really doesn't need) take my dog for a walk (which I will do later)

I really need to find something to do with my time! I don't have tons of energy but I would like to feel like I have a purpose with my days!!!  It is really hard to not let my depression get the better of me on days like this....but I won't let it win!!!

Jim and I are going to the Y tonight after he gets off work. I'm really looking forward to's one of my favorite things to do....:-) One thing that does make me feel better is the few pounds I have lost, now just 10 more to go!! The crucial part is I have got to get better with my workouts...I will be 50 this year and I have been saying for the past couple yrs that by 50 I would be looking better, well I need to get on the ball!!! I have some wedding jeans to get back into....:-)

50!!!!!!!!!!! W0W!!!!!!!!!!! THAT BLOWS  MY MIND!!!!!!!!!!


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  5. I think the wasting away and feeling without a purpose is one of the hardest things. The days when my brain wasn't working were so much easier because I didn't care. However, when I was in pain and could barely move but my brain was active, those days hurt the most because I realized all I was missing. I've been lucky to overcome much of my issues when it comes to Fibro, thanks to a lot of diet changes. I hope you are doing well, as it's been quite a while since you posted. I hope that means you've been busy with other pursuits.

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  7. I understand completely, this feeling of wanting to accomplish something which makes you feel good at the end of the day (or days plus nights, continuously with no sleep) or to accomplish something in order to not die of boredom.
    I know that in many ways I'm my worst enemy: I know I need to stay in bed but the imp in me berates me for my "laziness." (After 38 yrs of this you'd think I'd be able to come to better terms w/ this DD!)
    Good luck with the weight loss (aren't we women impossible?) and finding things to do with your time. In fact, that's been a theme this week with my blog, my "normal" family and my twitter family!
    I'm happy to have found this blog. Thank you and good job!
    Irene xx

  8. Great choice to go to the Y. Exercise is among the most useful ways to find improvement in fibromyalgia. As you know the trick is to push yourself as much as possible without causeing a worsening of your pain.

  9. Great choice to go to the Y. Exercise is among the most useful ways to find improvement in fibromyalgia. As you know the trick is to push yourself as much as possible without causeing a worsening of your pain.

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  13. I'm just checking in .....thinking of you! My prayers are always there!!

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  17. Are you still here at your blog? I like your very real posts. I want to share with you that I just wrote a book called FIBROMYALGIA RELIEF, It's based on some recent science called Memory Reconsolidation, which has shown that the chemistry of memories and emotions can be changes and this can have a positive affect on our experience of pain. My name is Lars Clausen. All the best wishes to you.

  18. Hi Lynn-Marie,
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  19. Dear Lynn-Marie,
    The way in which you face your issues is outstanding and encouraging for all the people who suffer from Fibromyalgia or from any other Chronic disease! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Do not ever forget: 50 is just a number, and your personality is as cheerful as any adolescent's one! In the meantime, given what you are used to doing for your whole family, you are such a specimen mother and wife! Warm wishes for your future! In addition, I would also have a simple question: might you please tell us about a possible trauma (e.g., emotional, physical, chemical, etc.) that could have triggered your symptoms? I did not find information about it in your previous posts. If I mislooked might you please correct me? Thank you in advance!
    Look after yourself,

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  21. this is a new baby step for me to take. I am grateful your here !

  22. My time of the month is approaching and I am in pain today. This is my worst time every month. I wish I could keep up with everything I need to do, chores, exercise, work, etc. But I am taking it as a forced-rest and listening to my body. I have found a way to control my symptoms through balanced diet and regular workout so I manage the monthly as best as I can!

  23. I always get really stressed out when I feel like I haven't done anything in my day! Just keep smiling lovely lady - good days will come :)

  24. Hey Lynn Marie,
    I can relate very much to this. I first started getting the worst FM symptoms when my children were little, and I had no choice but to manage as best I could. It's been 27 years and now the picture is quite different. Over the years I have worked from home, which has given me a sense of purpose, and I always had the option of choosing the hours I wanted to work.
    Lately I have been in a lot of pain, very foggy and having memory loss making work too difficult. Just doing one thing each day, like you said, going to the y, will make you feel valuable.
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