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Good Morning ALL
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firomama - March 14

ok,so its like 2pmish. ive been up since 11am but only now just getting started! Since yesterday, i have been telling all of my immediate family about this site. (hopeing they will learn and understand). I feel such tremendous relief knowing im not crazy, imagineing things or worse yet, making things up! it does suck that its real though. i have just learned so much from this site. so many things i couldnt explain, slured speach, memory loss, skin issues, weight gain, feeling lazy bc i dont exercise often enough(it HURTS!). its all part of it. such a relief. now i feel freer to work with in my limitations and except my condition for what it is. and the biggest relief, not feeling so ashamed of ME and everything about me. they say knowledge is power and while physically i feel like crap, for the first time in a while, im not seriously sad. i understand and its ok. sorry for the rant, this is genuinely my only real safe place. and ive waited so long for that! Thanks for listening and try to have a good day!


tnichel - March 14

Hi firomama. I'm glad this site could be such a big help to you. It was truly a blessing for me when I was diagnosed 3 years ago. But I feel I need to mention this.

Right now you're pleased, happy to know what's going on with you. But don't be alarmed if your mood goes down in the coming weeks. Us fibros go through a cycle that is similar to the five stages of grief. (grief, depression, denial acceptance) I can't remember them all but I'm sure Fantod will come along with a response. She helped me a great deal with that. I still have days of denial but that's normal.

Great idea to tell your family members about this site. Every little bit helps when relatives and friends are knowledgeable about your condition but don't be disappointed if they still don't get it entirely. That's why many of us rely on this site.

Feel free to ask as many questions as you want. We welcome your ranting posts as we all get overwhelmed sometimes and come here for support.

Oh, and it usually takes me about 3 hours to get moving on my off days. I still take 3 hours to get ready for work b/c I have to take breaks and I'm usually ready for a nap once I get there. I hope my tone doesn't come of a lecturing and I hope I didn't bring your mood down. I just don't want you to be surprised and overwhelmed by the many emotions you're going to experience in the coming months. You going to shed so many old beliefs about yourself (like being lazing, a biggie for many of us here) and it's refreshing not have to second guess your opinion of yourself. Anywho, good luck and again, feel free to ask any and everything on your mind.


Noca - March 15

The 5 stages of grief are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, acceptance.



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