Elo - get out of my brain (and kitchen!). Same thing here and I don't even want to go into it because it just makes me madder and madder when I see the mess. We are all adults living in this house people - let's just clean up after ourselves. Aye yi yi!
Don't know who Ben Folds is but I'm sorry Sharpie :(
I wonder which one of us could scream the loudest!!!! Sometimes it's all you can do.
Elo, I am so glad you posted this. I am going around my apartment like a crazy woman. When my kitchen is messed up, I fly into a complete rage. If my living room, bathroom or any place people can see when they come over is messed up, I fly into a rage. My husband commented the other day and said, "Before, you would be ok with the place looking like this. It's not a mess. I wouldn't be embarrassed if people came over. But you have changed. You fly off the handle for little stuff". Oh boy. That was the door opening I needed to chew his head off, but I didn't. I smiled and concurred because his sister was there when he said it and by the time she left, I had forgotten his comment. But I fly off the handle for the grandchildren not hanging up their wash clothes after showering. I fly off the handle too much. I am so scared at times because I CANNOT control it. I mean, I literally CANNOT control this. I am in such a bad flare right now that I am afraid. If you go to my fb page, you can see how I look today after being outside yesterday for two hours. I hate these serious mood swings.
Originally Posted by sharpiessave
Behave mate kids do that behaviour and hark at me i'm the worst one i bet on the site for throwing mad ones and i love my music but count yourself lucky seeing Ben..i've never been to concert in my life now that's enough to make anyone scream.
(WE COULD SCREAM AND BURN TOGETHER) (wink) lol
Someday, when we visit England, we're taking you to a concert, mate!
Well, as you can see, we all fly off the handle because of this disease. I remember my rheumy told me, years ago, that our emotional reaction to this disease is not unlike a wounded lion. A wounded lion, who is in constant pain, is much more dangerous than a mother lion protecting her cubs. The constant pain makes the wounded lion want to lash out constantly (and that usually means kill, thrash, and devour everything in its path!).
It is unreasonable to expect someone living with constant pain, debilitating fatigue, loss of control, and the loss of our former lives, to be Pollyanna! For this reason, my rheumy suggested therapy (I am a big proponent of therapy and I have no shame in admitting that I go regularly and have been doing so for years!). It helps me immensely!
I know Rob used to have a punching bag that he beat up on a regular basis..that was quite some time ago though, I think. But, hey, if it works, then do it.
Lashing out is sometimes good for our health as it is very detrimental to keep all of those emotions inside. They cause undue stress which then exacerbates our disease. We just have to be careful how we lash out and to whom we lash out to.
Lately..my rage has been "Can I just get two frakking hours of no pain?? I'm not asking for a week, I'm not even asking for a day..Just TWO LOUSY HOURS!! Dammit!!"
Originally Posted by magistramarla
"Bless you mate" what a lovely thing to say...i do my concerts through the TV.lol but it's better than nothing i always say.
Love Terry xxxx