Roller Coaster!! Another name for FM

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jkd7058, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. jkd7058

    jkd7058 New Member

    Last night when I got off the Metro and was walking to my car, my legs would hardly carry me. I watched as people walked past me heading off to enjoy the beautiful evening. I was just praying I could make it to my car. Two years ago I would have been the one leading the way -- hurrying home so I could go to the park and walk the 3-6 miles I did for exercise. I was glad I had sunglasses on because tears were rolling down my cheeks. I was so depressed.

    But I tried to pull myself out of it and decided maybe I couldn't walk like I used to, but I could do somethings to take care of myself - which was just as important. I walked around the block! Then I sat in my therapy tube for about 20 minutes, listened to a meditation tape and got a pretty good nights sleep.

    Today I woke up feeling better (maybe not the "spring out of bed" like before) but pretty good. Then after work my SO and I met another couple for dinner. It was a very nice time - not that I wasn't suffering some pain - but it was all just so much better than yesterday.

    That's what I find I have to remember. It's never going to be the way it was. There will be some ups and, unfortunately, some downs. This is the new way my life runs - but at least I'm still in the race.
  2. Susan07

    Susan07 New Member

    Boy you've got the right name for this, I would just add that the roller coaster is riding through a haunted house. LOL
  3. Sandyz

    Sandyz New Member

    I like`d your post very much. It has a uplifting message. Sorry though you had such a scary time there. I`ve had similiar moments myself and its so hard. I`m glad you made it home ok.

    Fm is such a roller coaster. When we`re down, we have to focus on the fact that we will be going up again soon. To just wait out the hard time till it passes.

    You`ve got a great attitude about this illness jkd.