Monthly Archives: March 2012

Dear City…

I don’t think the concrete jungle is conducive for me, while suffering from fibromyalgia.

 

I began giving this a closer look after one of my followers on Twitter @itsfibromyalgia  sent a tweet asking where is better to live with fibromyalgia. The choices were Suburbs,  City or Country,  I personally want to retire in the Florida Keys.  OK, let me explain why.

I currently live in Brooklyn of New York City and I have to say being a girl from the suburbs personally can compare the two.  I live on the 3rd floor of a brownstone and though I love my house it is not conducive for someone who at times can barely walk.

 

 

I never go any where because the mere thought of having to walk 5 blocks, wait for subway, stand on ride because there’s no seats, climbing subway steps and then having to blocks from subway to location. Grocery shopping, laundry and anything else where lugging large packages doesn’t work for me. Let’s not for get the season changes especially winter and spring are the worse.

So I guess the answer to the question is I need to live in a warm climate on ground floor with car access. That’s it for now.

Fibromyalgia and Isolation

 

I’ve always have been comfortable by myself. To the point that I have gone to the movies, concerts, traveled and relocated by myself. Not because I didn’t have anyone but simply if I was ready to make a move, being alone didn’t stop me. Now I almost can’t stand being around others. And if I don’t mind the persons company it’s the other stuff that drives me completely out of my mind. I call this my “Oh Shit Is That Today?” list.

1. At any given time I will need to lay my body down. (Kinda rude going to bed when there’s company)

2. Acting as host is such a chore (cooking, cleaning, being conversational) makes it hard to enjoy guest.

3. I experience a heightened sensory to sounds and touch. (makes being in a group stressful)

4. As an apartment dweller I only have one bathroom (one of my symptoms is irritable bowel syndrome) Now I have to wait. 🙂

5. If we are meeting some where, by the time I’ve arrived I am completely miserable ( over exertion, body pain and fatigue) now who’s in the mood for fun after that.

6. Brain fog days come unannounced (now I’m stuck straining to mentally keep up whew!)

7. Because everything thing or interaction is a struggle I am down for 2-3 days following.

8. I am so cranky by the time I get to where I’m going I begin to lash out at everyone I come in close contact with.

Now you tell me how inviting would you be?

Isolation and Fibromyalgia go hand and hand

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