Perpetual motion, lol

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by sarahfemme, Apr 30, 2003.

  1. sarahfemme

    sarahfemme New Member

    As part of my job, I sometimes have to do secretarial/clerical work that involves sitting in one positions for long periods of time. Last week I was assigned the task of shredding 8 bozes worth of law library records. I'm finding this much harder and painful than working crculation or shelving books. (I'm a librarian.) Has anyoe else noticed that staying moving, even when you're hurting, helps?

  2. kerrymygirl

    kerrymygirl New Member

    I drive people nuts, If I do not keep moving my muscle`s stiffen so fast. Have not been to movie for yrs. Even church people seem to get irritated so I do not go anymore.Sitting in certain seats can be worse than standing,because i can keep reajusting. It is rather embarrassing at times. I guess they think I am A spazz since I stretch and shift contantly so I do not lock up. People probably think I should be locked up,lol. Guess just can`t care what others think. Take care,, Huggsss
    [This Message was Edited on 05/01/2003]
  3. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    Hi, Sarah:

    Yes, I have to keep moving, too. My poor cats. The one especially loves to sit in my lap, but I often have to stretch my legs or shift position. She's gotten more used to it and just moves along with me now. I didn't realize how much moving I do until my husband mentioned it. I had to explain to him why I have to do it. I am always moving my head, too, as my neck is so stiff every day. I am a secretary, but fortunately I can get up often and move around throughout the day.

  4. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I have to stop every hour and do hip and pelvis physical therapy. It looks like a little pornographic dance.

    Love, Mikie
  5. Dara

    Dara New Member

    shifting my weight, anything to keep from stiffening up. I can't sit in one position long enough to watch an entire TV program or movie. This is probably the same reason why mornings are so bad, from laying down for so long.

  6. RedB

    RedB New Member

    We have a favorite saying: "Just keep on moving".

    In my case, it is a constant. I have the same trouble with my lap and my cats. LOL

    I have been hired for a part-time summer job that will begin in June. I will be working at a bed and breakfast, and doing things like setting the table and clearing it for breakfast, plus laundry and cleaning rooms.

    Although I know that this is going to totally zap my energy, I also know that the physical activity will actually be better for my pain than a sitting job. Not that I won't have pain -- I will. Just a bit less. I'm happy to get the job, because staying home all the time is very bad for my self-esteem.

    This is a strange illness.