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I'm glad you did finish this blog post because I can totally relate to the unfortunate nap attacks. I've got a thyroid disorder and have been spending way more time than I like feeling drained and sleepy myself, so it's comforting to know that I'm not the only one dozing through daily life when I'd rather be doing something cooler.


I have a friend with fibro and while I've seen her just push through it I've also seen when that is a total impossibility. She's on a major cocktail mix of drugs too. She may nap now and then but only after not getting any night sleep for days on end and passes out from exhaustion. So my heart goes out to you as it does to her.


Christine ~ Thanks for the kind words. Yes, sometimes we just 'have to' push through it and pay for it dearly. My heart goes out to your friend, too. xo


Luna ~ Yeah, you're definitely not alone! And you summed it up perfectly: "I'd rather be doing something cooler." :)


Man oh man, do I relate to this blog post. It is maddening to me that for chronic pain sufferers, one of the recommendations is to find a pleasant and creative hobby that gratifies the mind. The repetition of knitting and crochet is good for the soul, the blood pressure, the heart and (come one) what is better than making something beautiful with one's own hands? What sucks is when that same activity also contributes to pain, or in many cases, our pain limits our ability to do it. And another thing (while I'm on the topic) - chronic pain (whether from FM, RA, IC, Crohns, Lupus, etc.) sufferers are frequently told to "Buck up and tough it out, after all you don't LOOK sick ..." The people who tell us don't have a clue about what it is like to live with this, and how it can toss everything you knew about life into a blender. We don 't get respect from others, and frequently do not get respect from our own doctors.

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