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Getting sick and fibro

Oct 07, 2015 2:30 PM

Hello all! I have not been on here since last winter, but I need to be on more often.
This post is about getting sick, like virus or flu,etc, on top of fibromyalgia or other chronic pain illnesses.
Here's my situation: I have been sick with viral bronchitis for going on two weeks now. I have missed a total of 3 work days. I am now mainly exhausted fatigued, cough, lots of drainage and yuckiness, amd have lost some of my voice. Did I mention that I am totally exhausted?
Here's the problem: I am to car travel 9 hours to see family and friends for a long weekend this upcoming weekend. I really don't want to cancel this. I feel like I will be better but I am then not wanting to get even sicker because of the Fibro! Do you think I can make this work?

Oct 07, 2015 2:47 PM

I can't really advise you on this. A 9 hour car ride alone sounds miserable to me.I think doing what is best for you and your well being can only be answered by you. Blessings and I hope all works out for the best ✌️❤️

Oct 07, 2015 3:59 PM

Hi Jess,

I have fibro as well and I feel when I am sitting for long periods of time my muscles tense up more. So it might be a bit difficult :( and its 9 hours one way right? Unless you make lots of Pitt stops to go and stretch your legs. I can feel your pain though ... It's hard when you want to do normals things but your body just won't let you and things that you would do before without thinking are just not possible now you have to think how it would affect your health. You might be able to make it work just take things that can help with your posture- like a pillow, foods that will keep you energised and less lethargic. I hope this helps. Best of luck 😊

Oct 07, 2015 9:41 PM

Jesswoo, it's good to see you back on. But I hate hearing you're sick. I have to avoid anyone sick because of my immune system. And driving or riding 9 hours sounds stressful. Only you can make that choice to go out not. But I agree with thepeacefulwarrior on using anything to make yourself more comfortable. Stiffness is the biggest with long rides. Get a neck support pillow, so if you fail asleep your head doesn't fall and end up with a crick in the neck. Hugs and a prayer for your journey and health. 🙏🌼

Oct 08, 2015 8:54 AM

Jesswoo, welcome back. Had been wondering where you've been. You're right, you need to come on more!! I am so sorry to hear you've been ill. It's bad enough to have what we have but to get sick on top, ugh!! I don't know how to advise you in cancelling or not. It's hard because who knows what stress it will put on you and if it will prolong your recovery. Whatever your choice, bring things for your comfort and well being. Flappsy is right, that crick in your neck isn't a fun trip, happens to me a lot!! I wish you well and am sending you hugs and prayers for a safe trip.🌻🙏🏻

Oct 08, 2015 12:54 PM

I am not going this weekend. maybe in a couple of weeks. I am still getting over this poopy illness of extreme fatigue, coughing, mucus, all that glory of stuff! Decided it would just get worse if I travel.

Oct 08, 2015 6:40 PM

I am glad you decided to rest and take care of yourself first. In my family my Mom would just move a holiday to suit us. So think of it that way. You can have your family Thanksgiving is in a few weeks when it works for you

Oct 08, 2015 10:52 PM

Jesswoo, I am sure your family will understand. Get the rest that your body is needing to get better and I hope that you get well soon. Sending {{{{Hugs}}}} and prayers your way. 🌻🙏🏻

Oct 09, 2015 2:48 AM

Go hun. Maybe the family will take your mind off it all. I don't mean you will be better or anything like that but hopefully you know what I mean. It's like when I collapsed my right lung. I continued to work two jobs and look after my kids. I just had a cough, or so I thought. Eventually I saw a Dr Who took x rays and said I had collapsed my lung. Over the next two months I had to have different procedures to reinflate it. But eventually most of it was removed. Like I say a distraction and keeping busy can sometimes make you forget your ill. But make sure you take time for yourself. Be honest if you can't do something then you can't do it x

Oct 09, 2015 8:34 AM

OMG Sally... Is there an S on your chest??? I can't even imagine working two jobs and taking care of kids with a collapsed lung!! Wow, we have a real life Wonder Woman here (with a fabulous attitude and beautiful spirit). I will never again say I can't do something.. I'll give it a try😍😊

Oct 09, 2015 8:37 AM

Hey don't put me in that catagory. Trust me I was on a roll. Even though my husband was an arse I am thankful to him when he left. He made me strong and always wanting to help other people.

Oct 09, 2015 9:15 AM

I hear you, Sally!! I guess I was just trying to express how strong I feel you are and did it the wrong way. I agree, that which doesn't kill us, makes us stronger. At least you have something to thank him for beside for the blessings of your children. I hope and pray that you do get them back.{{{{Hugz}}}}

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