Re: Weakness in relation to Fibromyalgia - thanks

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by angeliz1951, Sep 10, 2002.

  1. angeliz1951

    angeliz1951 New Member

    Thank you all for your responses. It makes me feel better to know I'm not alone. I have a hard time at work because people think I look fine and they are sarcastic and snotty when they ask me why I wasn't at work. I just tell them I didn't feel well and let it go at that. One lady in particular says her sister has "it" and she doesn't have the problems I have.....on and on. I'm sure you've all heard the same things. I never know what to say. I feel like half a person somedays. I'm 51 years old and I feel like I've aged 10 years in the last six months. It's hard to keep my chin up but I try. What else can I do? If the healthy only knew how fortunate they are.
    I was really beginning to think there was something else wrong with me. I don't know how long I can keep on working but I have to try. Bills to pay you know and this illness isn't cheap. Yes, I take a zillion pills too. Somedays they seem to help and other days I'm just exhausted. As to whether they would cause eye dryness, I don't know. I know my vision has changed three times in the last year and my glasses prescription still isn't right. My vision is vital to my work. I work for an insurance company and it requires a lot of computer work, transcribing from notes etc. I find myself looking through my bi-focals to see what's on the computer screen, and I have to have the paper close enough to me to see what's on the paper. Sometimes my desk looks like the mouse trap game with all the gadgets to try and make things easier for me. At least the company cares and are trying there best to accomodate my needs. I will stay as long as I can. After that I don't know what will happen to me. Again, thanks for the acknowledgements and I'll keep monitoring the board for new ideas to help me cope.
  2. angeliz1951

    angeliz1951 New Member

    Thank you all for your responses. It makes me feel better to know I'm not alone. I have a hard time at work because people think I look fine and they are sarcastic and snotty when they ask me why I wasn't at work. I just tell them I didn't feel well and let it go at that. One lady in particular says her sister has "it" and she doesn't have the problems I have.....on and on. I'm sure you've all heard the same things. I never know what to say. I feel like half a person somedays. I'm 51 years old and I feel like I've aged 10 years in the last six months. It's hard to keep my chin up but I try. What else can I do? If the healthy only knew how fortunate they are.
    I was really beginning to think there was something else wrong with me. I don't know how long I can keep on working but I have to try. Bills to pay you know and this illness isn't cheap. Yes, I take a zillion pills too. Somedays they seem to help and other days I'm just exhausted. As to whether they would cause eye dryness, I don't know. I know my vision has changed three times in the last year and my glasses prescription still isn't right. My vision is vital to my work. I work for an insurance company and it requires a lot of computer work, transcribing from notes etc. I find myself looking through my bi-focals to see what's on the computer screen, and I have to have the paper close enough to me to see what's on the paper. Sometimes my desk looks like the mouse trap game with all the gadgets to try and make things easier for me. At least the company cares and are trying there best to accomodate my needs. I will stay as long as I can. After that I don't know what will happen to me. Again, thanks for the acknowledgements and I'll keep monitoring the board for new ideas to help me cope.
  3. garyandkim

    garyandkim New Member

    free that you can get up to 99 at once. Short and sweet and the site address here is on it. Get them and just leave them around work or if someone really wants to know more give one to them also, your bosses. It gives them the op to check it out and all the research here. I must say this is the best site we have found. It has the best research info gathered and not one sided. I handed out info papers I printed form many places and leave these pamplets at every docs office and pharmacies etc. Last night I lent my doc the Health news phamplet they send you from here once every 4 months now. Great read great for docs. Mine wants his own so I gave him mine for a moth and a phamplet and he was so excited. He is a doc form the home page docs list and is a board certifed FMS, CFS specialist. I ordered more phamplets last night for him to had all the paitents. I have left some in his waiting room but, he never saw them nor read it till last night. He loved it and wwas very happy I had them. Now to get more then 99 at one time. If we all plaster everywhere we go with a bunch each place more will learn and maybe we can get some more funding for research. We always say Knowledge is the key and Research is power.

    Good luck and don't let them bother you. We all must stick together and help each other, Kim and Gary
  4. sybil

    sybil New Member

    i am off sick from work and i have been for 4 months now.the way i feel now that i will never go back to work.i have enough trouble doing little things around the house.
    i too use a computer all day at work and i am beginning to have lots of problems with,'dry eyes'.since i have been off work my eyes are very dry and sore and i use my laptop a tiny fraction of the time i used to use my computer at work.i use,'liquid tears' now and again to ease the soreness.i am due an eye test anytime now,because i already have really bad eyesight,due to chronic astigmatism in both eyes and i have free eye tests evey 2 years.
    i tried contacts about 5 years ago,but couldn't wear them.the main reason was the size of my eyeball! because of the large eye surface area,no matter how much i blinked,my eyes kept drying out.so the optician said it was better for my eyes if i stuck to glasses,
    good luck!

    sybilxxx
  5. JannyW

    JannyW New Member

    and the finances are in bad shape, so I can sure sympathize with you. I got to the point where I just could not handle ANYTHING ... even day-to-day stuff ... and had to come out of work. Still waiting to hear from Social Security.

    There have been several posts on dry eyes lately ... I've worn contacts for years and just recently have had problems. Guess I'll have to resign myself to wearing glasses all the time now :p

    Jan ^v^
  6. pastorw1

    pastorw1 New Member

    angeliz,

    please don,t give up to the weakness. i have hadit for 4yrs. now and when i have to rest, i just count my blessings and then just get up and keep going until the next rest time.

    love to you dear , carolyn

    pastorw1