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    My BFF and her 9 yo DD took me on a wild trip today. We started out by traveling an hour to a quilt store far away. They had fat quarters for $1.25 each from 8 -9 am. We got there at 8:19 and there were very few fat quarters left. I saw ladies buying HUNDREDS!!! I was only able to grab 10 :( I think there should have been a limit of say 50 per person. So, that was very disappointing. Won't do that again!

    Then we went to Krispy Kremes in Provo and had some donuts so I ended up with a sugar crash. Then it was on to the dinosaur museum. Now you have to understand that my husband is the state paleontologist and I've seen more than my share of dinosaur museums and this one a few times. We were there 3 hours!! And my BFF spent the whole time picking my brain about dinosaurs. Thank goodness I know more than I want to about them!! ( I did feel kind of important tho! LOL)

    Then we had lunch which gave me the back door trots.

    Then it was another quilt store. My favorite one. I only bought an apron pattern but would love to have bought tons of fabric! Beautiful new lines.

    Then she brought me home. When I get home my DD, SIL and DGD are here. I made DH cook dinner. I was shot!

    I have never been so tired in my life!!! She knows I have fibromyalgia but just doesn't get that I can't do these kinds of days. Oh and she always parks at the end of a parking lot so I walked miles today. Took a lortab and slept for a few hours and feel a tiny bit better. Tomorrow will be rough and I was hoping to sew :(

    But getting to play with my DGD for a few hours made it all worthwhile. Only she cries everytime she looks at me. I can hold her with her back to me and she will look around and watch tv but the minute I turn her to me she cries!! I'm starting to get a complex!!!

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    wow, just reading all you did wears me out, hope you are resting now

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    You'll feel better in the morning after a good night's sleep. Both my DGD AND DGS used to be like that too; rest assured that they grow out of it.

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    http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/na...poonTheory.pdf

    Print this up and lovenly give it to your BFF it should help her understand what you go through to make it through the day. I am so glad you had a fun day my son would not go to anyone but me. He cried even at my husband! Take care Jade

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    Quiltforme, thank you so much. I have been trying to explain to my husband why I don't have the energy I used to have. He thinks I am getting fat and lazy just because. I had a staph infection in my knee prosthesis a few years back and have never fully recuperated. Thank God I don't have LUPUS or fibromyalgia but I do deal with my pain daily and this is the best explanation I have ever read of what I do every day.

    mszooz, I hope it helps you also. Remember that noone will take care of you but YOU! Do what you can when you can and rejoice in your ability to do that much!

    Your darling granddaughter will cherish you I am sure.

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    I hope you will be feeling better today :!:

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    I certainly hope you earned lots of brownie points with BFF! The spoon theory is how I finally got through to my BFF, you could almost see the light go on in her head!

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    I was thinking of the same thing, spoon theory, good one to past along to folks who don't understand!


    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    http://www.butyoudontlooksick.com/na...poonTheory.pdf

    Print this up and lovenly give it to your BFF it should help her understand what you go through to make it through the day. I am so glad you had a fun day my son would not go to anyone but me. He cried even at my husband! Take care Jade

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    Sooz, The Spoon Theory is the perfect item to give your friends and family who just don't get it. Ten years ago I came down with a rare autoimmune disease, Dermatomyositis, that left me a shadow of the woman I was for many years. It is very hard to explain to a healthy person when you have reached your limit. For those of us with chronic health problems that limit varies from day to day and often from hour to hour. Some of my grandchildren were still in the diaper stage when I first got sick. I was unable to even pick them up for a long time. Some babies are so curious about the world in general that they don't want to settle for looking at one person or thing for more than a minute or two. In a year or two she will be showing you the world.

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    isn't Fibro a drain??? I have it too, plus a few other things.... and I seem to sleep all day or want too... DH is so sweet and caring about it..... He takes care of most of the hard or unfun things so I can relax and do the fun things. He enables me to do the fun things in life... like quilting and the internet!

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    Sooz, I also suffer with fibromyalgia so can relate. Some days are better than others. Most people don't understand because we don't look sick. Enjoy the good days and happy quilting.

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    Sooz, Rest dear and once you feel alittle better you will be glad that you spent your spoons on a memoriable day with your friend. I have fibro and some days I wonder how I get anything done at all.
    Healing hugs

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    Sooz,
    Hope you get some rest! Your day with your friend was time well spent, but I do understand your point! Fibro is no fun. The spoon theory is great! Folks don't understand, as they go by sight mostly.
    Hugs to you for a better day today! :)

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    I have fibro too and couldn't handle that kind of "fun"!! My dgd used to cry when I held her....realized it was my glasses. She's 5 now so no problem!

    Rest today, we know how those flares can hold on!! :-D

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    What is interesting is I gave her a copy of the spoon theory a long time ago. Her DH has MS so I thought it would be useful for him too. I don't think she ever read it. She is funny that way.

    I feel a bit better today but now have the added stress that my dad is in the hospital. To make a long story short...he fell and injured his hip (hip replacement one), head, and leg. Mom called the dr and she said put ice on it. Finally I convinced her to take him to the ER and they did a CT scan and said his head is fine, put heat on his leg and sent him home with nothing but pain meds.

    Well, she just called me and he is in the hospital. The leg is horribly infected and he has gone septic. He is 80 and in very poor health. He has had numerous heart attacks and his heart is pumping at 25% of normal. His circulation is horrible. They found some cancer cells in a "fishing test" whatever that is. He needs to have a procedure done to find the cancer but the cardiologist says he can't have the procedure because his heart is so bad.

    I'm so frustrated. They live in Colorado and I want to go be with mom but we only have one car running and I can't leave my family with one car. We are going for Thanksgiving so will just have to wait til then.

    Sorry to burden you with my problems once again!

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    I'm surprised you can even walk today - after too much walking around like that I can barely get out of the car, let alone be civil!

    We went to the street fair yesterday - walked from one end of town to the other and back - that was enough for me...

    Have you tried the Relief Crocs? - they are made for plantar faciatis, foot pain, etc - I really hate to sound like a commercial but I can actually walk in these.
    They are NOT the beach Crocs, or even the diabetic Crocs - I have some of the diabetic ones and they are NOT as comfortable to me as the Relief ones.

    These are NOT Walmart or Target or any other knockoff brand - they are actual Crocs - I get them at the outlets - I know there is one in Lake of the Ozarks, MO, and in Foley, Al - you can check the Crocs website for more...
    I've looked at diabetic shoes etc but the prices are out of this world and as long as I can still walk in these, I will - they do look terrible tho! and my endo says I have to wear socks with crocs LOL

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    Sending you {{{{hugs}}}} Sooz, you have a lot on your plate right now so remember to take care of yourself first.

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    Goodness, you need lots of hugs!!!

    Thank you for making me stop and think about the blessings that I have and reminding me to be respectful of others.

    May you feel better soon and prayers for your dad.

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    Thanks everyone!!

    I just got home from another shopping trip with my oldest DD. She is starting a Party Gals business and needed lots of supplies so just spent the last 4 hours shopping with her. I'm exhausted!!!!

    My dad is not well. He will be in the hospital for a few days and they are starting him on a new heart medicine. They made him sign a do not resuscitate" document and that was upsetting to him. Apparently the antibiotic is working well and the infection is going down. My poor mom is so exhausted. It will be good for her while he is in the hospital. She is his caregiver and he is very hard to take care of. I've been worried about her getting sick too. Hopefully she can get a good nights sleep tonight.

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    I'm worn out too just reading this! LOL
    Sounds like you had a good day despite being worn out though.

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    I hear you. Fibro really takes it's toll on us for days after an excursion like that. If only people understood that we can't plan ahead like most people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta
    I hear you. Fibro really takes it's toll on us for days after an excursion like that. If only people understood that we can't plan ahead like most people.
    Ain't that the truth! Thursday was a 12 hour shop hop marathon, and then we finished up Saturday and it took another 5 hours. In between I had to work on Friday, now I can barely move.

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