I survived AT!

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"I'm home!"

What a day! Too right it was huge! I went on Rita Queen of speed and Nemesis! OMG well fast :shock: We arrived early and thankfully the park was quite (ish). The weather was sunny but cold and I was very brave for my son by going on the rides UNTIL......

I had only been there 2hours and felt really cold and extremly tired :? UI had the BIGGEST tantrum ever by lunch - I just wanted to go home! I started to ache all over and HAD to sit down and if someone at that point had offered me a blanket I would of laid down and slept! Eventually after I had stopped stamping my feet and had a coffee we carried on but I knew then that I had reached my limits. I am not sure if I was purely running on addrenaline for my son but I managed to carry on but no more rides. I sat on a bench for 1 hour with a huge fish my son won! I remeber the words "Why dont you get a lightweight wheelchair" and those words of advice never seemed so real! I was so tired that it took every ounce of energy to get the monorail back to the car. I slept half the journey on the way back but woke with tremendous pain in my shoulders and elbows. I also still have my BIG throat. Tommorow is definatly a day of rest but i am scared to wake tommorow incase I feel all stiff and sore from both the rides and my ME.

I thank them for their support and understanding when at times my sheer stubborness and independance takes a battering!

Donna x

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  • Posted

    Well Donna, as I read your post the words 'serves you right'and 'I told you so' come to mind. But being the polite person I am I won't say them.

    Hope you don't take too long to feel better.

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    There was a young lady named Donna

    Despite warnings, she took it upon her

    'Alton Towers, here I come -

    Not missing out on the fun'

    And now, she's almost a gonna!!!!


    Sorry Donna, - couldn't resist that one!! :lol: :lol:

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    Beat this then!

    There once was a woman called Katie :nurse:

    Who came on this site rather "Matie" :hug

    She gave us all cheek :shock:

    Everyday of the week :lol:

    I felt so depressed I am now weighty sad :cake:

    On a serious note she's kind :cuddle:

    With grapes hanging from her behind :oops:

    She shares all her knowledge :blush:

    That she claimed learnt at college :idea:

    She one genuine person thats hard to find! smile

    This rhyming could go on for ever :sleepy:

    And be almost as unpredicatble as the weather :snowball:

    The postings keep coming :?

    Jays started running :run:

    Donna could start her bed hopping......NEVER! :wink:

    Thats all folks :D

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    Thanks Donna!!! HA HA

    Bet you asked your children for help writing that!!!:lol:

    PS I may suffer from ME, but I do not have haemorrhoids! :nurse:

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    Love the poem, Donna!! :lol:

    Never mind AT, I am supposed to be going to Florida in August :shock:

    It was booked a while ago when I still thought I just had flu... :oops:

    Any ideas anyone :?:

    Dale xxx

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    My only suggestion is to rest plenty before you travel! Rest when travelling - if you can and potter along slowly and let your son and hubbie steam off ahead if they need to. Sit and people watch and soak in the rays! Heat is great for our achy bodies. If you feel things are getting too much explain to your son you have had a super day and really enjoyed yourself (Well one little white lie does no harm!) and that you want to have another great tommorow so you are going to go and rest. Kids are amazing he will understand BUT make time out later in the day/evening to hear about his adventures you missed

    Hope this helps - other than that get a light wheelchair :lol:

    Donna x

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    Thanx for the advice Donna, I was going to work along those lines.

    By the way, I dont have a hubby any more. I was traded in for a younger model!!! :evil:

    I am going with my 13 yr old daughter, who is a gem and very understanding. :P

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    No, if anything it is the other way round. Alison, my daughter, was not even one when he went but with that and other things I have had a decade of severe stress :weird:

    My GP reckons my immune system is knacked!! (very technical term eh?)

    Anyway I am not totally ground down yet :diva:

    My sense of humour sees me through :P

    Dale xxx

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    Hi Dale, I'm new here. was interested to here, if i'm correct that your ME may have been brought on with stress, am i right? i don't recollect having a virus in the last few weeks but have had a stressful time over the past couple of years.

    Anyone! could this be the cause of my recent diagnosis of CFS?


    Got to go and get kids from school.

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    Hi Teedie,

    My GP reckons that my stress levels over the last few years have contributed to the ME.

    I did have a virus, last October, and my GP thinks that that was the final straw. :cry:

    Looking back the signs have been there a while but I ignored them!! :oops:

    Dale xxx

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    Definitely. I have had a childhood of chronic stress and also the last 20 years or so have brought considerable long term stress. I was referred to the physical health psychologist by my ME consultant and we explored this.

    Chronic and long term stress can predispose you to developing CFS/ME and then a final illness is all it needs to tip the balance and the body breaks down.

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