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Old 08-11-2019, 01:27 PM   #91
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Red face Re: Fibromyalgia Check-In Thread #5 ...

I haven't been a secretary for going on 25 or so years now, but ...

I just typed up the most beautiful ADA Request and e-mailed it to our wonderful HR lady to review and set into motion.

It's very difficult for me to ask for help, but the time has come I simply cannot put it off any longer and must.

I kept reminding myself that I'm not doing anything wrong and have been quite the trooper to make it this far on my own.

I also kept reminding myself that I am not selfish for asking for what I need.

After all, there is a difference between a want and a need, and this most definitely is a NEED!

It's a shame that my family of origin experiences made me feel so much guilt and shame and wrong and badness.

I am none of those things but have to fight those internal messages constantly.

I am proud (humbly so) that I have made it as far as I have thus far.

Many people would have caved by now.

So here is love to me and you because y'all are my support group and help me a lot in between those therapy sessions.

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Old 08-11-2019, 07:03 PM   #92
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Pfrog glad your asking for help! You are very strong !!!
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Exclamation Re: Fibromyalgia Check-In Thread #5 ...

I've read somewhere that some stress is good for you, but I don't think that applies to those of us with chronic pain.

I had what would be considered a "good stress" day yesterday at work ... Loved every minute of it, too ... Beginning of Fall Semester, helping all those new (freshmen) students get to where they've got to be on a very large, sprawling campus ... Offering words of encouragement to hang in there and how they'd be pros at navigating the bus system and making their connections in no time.

Got home and my body was like pfft!, so straight to bed I went!

Still feeling a bit stiff and brittle all over this morning, but I'm gonna try to trooper on through.

Do any of you ever feel stiff and brittle all over like that?

When I do, I'm wondering if I'm having a flare.

I'm also concerned that if I tripped and fell down that I might shatter into a bunch of tiny little pieces.

So, I'm gonna be extra careful of my footing so as to not do that!

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Pfrog, stress is a major trigger for a flare to me. Doesn't matter if it's good stress or bad, still sets off a flare.

This is first week of classes here. I'm based at a junior high. Can't count the number of sixth graders I've come across lost and close to tears. I help them s oh rt out where they are going and how to get there. Also assure them that most of the other sixth graders are feeling the same way. Like you I tell them they'll get the hang of it soon.
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Default Re: Fibromyalgia Check-In Thread #5 ...

this week at the park my legs gave way, and it was the most terrifying, unpleasant experience, I've had for quite some time (dizzyness, pain, shaking)

it didn't help that my arm crashed in to a gate and I was entangled in a dog lead

ow

thankfully people at the park rushed to help, but yeah... it wasn't good

that was on tuesday, and my pain on tuesday just increased so much to the point I had to just scream

wednesday and today arn't as bad but still pretty noticeable.
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Wow RV , sorry all that happened. Ouch.

Stress is a huge trigger for Fibro Pain for me. But also any kind of weather fronts blow through and it hits me.

My PsA arthritis is awful , I had to stop one biologic and finally got the other authorized so it will take time to work, I hope itís quick.

My bone density scan show my bones arenít very strong so Iím on once a week Fosamax now , I do worry about a bone breaking.

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So first 5 days in Florida straight up rain ! So pain , now itís all clearing and ushering in the screaming heat and hellish humidity !

Iíll be glad when we finally make our way back home to Tennessee, even tho itís hot and heat index over 100 thereís none of this swampy humidity !
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