Truer words have never been spoken. It's so true,esp for those of us dealing with fibro symptoms on a daily bases. If we give up "it" wins. If "it" wins we lose a piece of who were are to "it". And "IT" wants to win everyday your deal with fibro symptoms.
My feelings are: get up, even if it takes awhile. Get moving, even if it takes awhile. Get on with your day, even if that means you ache and have pain and it takes awhile. Do little things in a big way and when your day is done the key words for it will be " winning".. sounds so much better when we say it and not Charlie sheen. :)
Just had to comment: since crossing one's arms confuses the brain and makes the pain lessen, why doesn't it work when I'm sitting bent over with my arms crossed in agony because everything hurts so bad, or when I go to sleep with my arms crossed because my hands are in claws from the pain, or I end up bent over from the waist when standing, and I am still hurting so badly? Is this study for real? As for giving in to IT, how does one not give in when one cannot get up, lay down, walk without limping, wear clothing with no pain, or just generally lose day after day because IT never goes away? Is it just me, or does anyone else feel that the money for this test was a big waste?
A very interesting take. They didn't say it worked for everyone, but was statistically significant. I wonder if crossing your legs would give the same (or similar) result.
On another note, wouldn't it be great if chocolate cured stuff? Sign me up for THAT study!
Dear Kat, I would definitely try the chocolate thing but would we have to eat the chocolate with our legs crossed, eat it off our crossed arms, or cross everything and eat the chocolate off the floor, furniture, etc? Or I guess someone could feed us the chocolate because once everything was crossed, we'd be one great big knot! Or we could be covered in chocolate and ...oh, well, I'll stop there, I can't eat chocolate anyway (unless it's suger-free). Just a thought (not meant to be vulgar).
Hello John and thanks for sharing...I hope that you are doing better...or at least as well as expected..
MiMi in NC...it was an interesting article...and I have to ask everyone....what do we have to lose....such an easy thing to "trick the brain"....and this does not take much effort either...and I do not think that it would take much to "trick my brain" anyway....now....if I could just get my body and my brain to work together and do what I need to do....then I was be ok with this...but before I can do this...I need to find the energy to do it with....
But for the most part here....I would say that each of us...should at least try this....Now I do know that crossing the legs and/or feet....make a difference in blood pressure.... because I have been told this by the nurse who takes mine... I do not quite understand this concept either....but whatever works for them...(and actually, I do know that crossing the legs is a habit for me and I do know that this is bad for me)
I am certainly going to try to remember this one though...and keep it in my "toolbox" of sorts....so that hopefully I can "try" it....
I do have to ask.....have you tried this yet? If so, has it worked for you? Just wondering....
Take care and again....thanks so much for sharing...
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Not sure why my post is here with this post on folding ones arms. It's NOT where I posted it! Ok, I went and read the article and I'm not sure this folding arms thingy is gonna work for me. But with fibro one size doesn't fit all.. It just may work for someone other than me. :)
I think it's interesting though that there are studies being done on folding one's arms for pain managment.;( And not more done on really important medical conditons. ?? Go figure.
mimi i have tried this and have not found any effect. . . but being italian i talk with my hands so much i probably never give it time. . lol. . friends of mine made me sit on my hands one night and they say its the quietest iv ever been. . lol. .
and im willing to give the choclate a try. . lol. . that 1 sounds good. . lol
A piece of advice from the Sultan of Swat, Babe Ruth: It's hard to beat a person who never gives up.