Remembering the good times....

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Debra49659, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    I found this list today and thought I share it with all, it is comprised by members current and in the past. I hope you enjoy the laugh.

    You know you have FM/CFS when…..

    You still have a sense of humor when most people would have been committed.

    You know who your real friends are.

    Everyone asks why you're getting "dressed up" when you ask for someone to help you brush your hair.

    Your pajamas are now your everyday clothes.

    People come to you for medical advice instead of their family doctor.

    You don't worry about avoiding temptation. With CFS, it will avoid you.

    You know you have CFS when getting lucky means you found your car in the parking lot.

    You know you have CFS when you're sitting in a rocker and you can't get it started.

    You know you have CFS when you wake up with that morning-after feeling, and you didn't do anything the night before.

    You know you have CFS when you have to sit down to brush your teeth in the morning.

    You know you have CFS when you get up to change the TV channel and decide as long as you're up, you might as well go to bed.

    You know you have CFS when everything that works hurts and what doesn't hurt doesn't work.

    You know you have CFS when you can't finish a conversation, because you don't remember what you were talking about.

    You know you have CFS when you have to get rid of your dog; he kept trying to drag you to the yard to bury you.

    You know you have CFS when you get the vacuum out because, by golly, today's the day your going to DO SOMETHING, and then you have to lay down and get hubby to put the stupid thing away. Unused.

    You know you have CFS because it's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything.

    You boil the kettle dry three times to get one cup of tea.

    You read 100 e-mails from your online support group, and then realize you're in the trash folder.

    You no longer need to remember your name when you call the dr as the receptionist recognizes your voice!

    You read this post and wonder who is writing about you.

    You moved and your old pharmacy closed.

    You get in the car and sit down on the passenger side then realize that you came to the mall alone.

    You keep trying to unlock the door to the house with the car remote.

    You put your dinner in the oven and try to light the fridge.

    You get lost 200 yards from home.

    You sign a document and then realize you've spelled your own surname wrong.

    The easiest way to open the jar of pickles is to throw them on the floor.

    You just spray the cats down with pledge and throw them across the furniture.

    You go to visit someone in the hospital and you are jealous of them because they get to lie down!

    Any conversation can suddenly turn into a round of "Charades".

    You take your teenager to the mall and the first thing you look for is a chair/couch you can sit down in.

    Your 74 year old mother is wearing you out when you take her to town and you have to limit her to two stores versus the 5 she wants to go too.

    You wonder if 40 is too young for "meals on wheels" food delivery.

    You can no longer schedule morning appts.

    You don't own a hair dryer because you can't hold it up.

    You wake up and need a nap two hours later.

    Your pets love it when you drop something on the floor, because they know that now you'll be down there for awhile :)

    You are getting really graceful at crawling up stairs on your hands and knees.

    You get an electric toothbrush, because the manual kind just takes too much energy.

    You switch to dish liquid to wash with because it rinses off so quickly and you know you only have a tiny window of time to get showered.

    On a good day, you sit on your wheeled desk chair to roll around pushing the vacuum cleaner in front of you. This is your biggest exercise workout for the month.

    Your friends & family are used to you lying down on the floor suddenly, casually & without warning in the middle of a conversation with no break in the flow of your sentence.

    You keep looking for the keys in your purse while you’re holding them in your hand.

    You call the same person three times in one day to tell them exactly what you told them the first time.

    You call your husband by the dog's name on a continual basis and get angry when he doesn't answer.

    You forget how to get back to your house that you have lived in for four years.

    You knock yourself out by running into a cabinet door (tree, furniture etc...)

    You wake up and can't remember your husband’s name.

    You search an entire day for your remote control and find it by accident in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator.

    You have everything you need to live for a week on your nightstand

    You're only 42 and you seriously think about buying a wheelchair so your husband can push you in the stores.
    [This Message was Edited on 01/12/2010]
  2. gapsych

    gapsych New Member

    We can all identify with these and get a good laugh at the same time. Two for the price of one.

    I did something today that I have never done. I was looking for my keys, Could not find them, even went out to the car, checked the door as I have done these things before.After a half an hour I found them in one of the bags of groceries I had just brought in. Later I was talking to someone about this and it took me about a minute to remember where I found them. I think this is the worst memory experience I have ever had. But then I also have cabin fever which I hope played into this.

    Thanks for posting this. Laughter is the best medicine!!!

  3. AuntTammie

    AuntTammie New Member

    thanks for posting - some of these are great!
  4. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    I was looking all over the house for my cane, we were ready to leave and I was getting frustrated. My daughter asked what are you looking for, I said "my cane"!! My daughter response...."you mean the one dangling from your wrist?"

    Smart A@# kids these days:)
  5. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    I remember the first time I saw this was shortly after I was dx. I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants.

    But, I also felt not alone anymore because I saw that others could relate to the silly things we do and!

    I am so glad I found this in my file...I love sharing this:)

    Oh, Aussie.....err, unfortunately I remember about getting and eating those midnight snacks:)