I want to thank everyone for all the input. You've all shared about yourselves, let me tell you about me. I'm married with a wonderful husband. He's truly my biggest bestest buddy pal in the whole world. When I started with this stuff he read lots of information about FM. He's looking into information pertaining to FM and diet, luckily his sister is a dietitian. I asked her about it and she had said, couldn't hurt but there's not a lot of hard and fast evidence that it would make a difference.
I work as a secretary for a University medical school. Convienent huh??My meds include 1000 of Naproxen a day (used to take Daypro way back when and it was 2400 per day) with up to 6 Tylenol if needed for breakthrough. At night I have nortryptline, tramadol,Naproxen and allergy meds. Gotta watch the steroid shots due to asthma.
I think the source of my frustration is I can't figure out how to set a routine. I have to divide my time between work (which tends to be stressful from time to time, caring for my mother who is 84 and doing all sorts of day to day stuff. It's funny at one point I was an EMT, cared for the house and took care of my mother and worked full time. Now i'm lucky if I last maybe an hour after supper. I feel not so hot most of the time, and when I do feel better I go gang busters because I don't know what tomorrow will bring. I guess I need to learn to be ok with that.
I have recently taken up deep water aerobics, mainly consists of running in a lap pool. Didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I do. When the local swim team is training alongside of the lane i'm working in you kinda get caught up in the energy the kids give off. See the problem there is I get all loose and feeling good then I find out that mother nature has a sense of humor, it's called gravity.
Fibro Fog is rather interesting as well. I have resorted to literally writing EVERYTHING down in a steno pad. When I say everything I mean EVERYTHING. Anywhere I gotta go, anything i'm told to do, I map things out a week in advance. Happy to say it works.
I have gotten used to asking for help, being more interdependent as opposed to being totally dependent. I don't feel like i've been looked down upon for it. But I will admit it's a change.
Ya know, depending on how you look at it. This could be another job opportunity for all of us. My husband has found less and less need to listen to the weather report. Between my mother and I along with our joints, he can generally tell when the weather is changing.
Thanks folks, I look forward to talking with you folks more often.