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Fibro Feelings – Sensitivities

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Shortly after I wrote my post on sensitivities I watched, Sherlock Holmes. There is a scene at the beginning of the movie where Holmes waits for Dr. Watson at a restaurant. Holmes began looking around, making observations about his environment and the things in it. First he listened to a couple having a fight, then witnesseed a waiter polish and steal silverware followed by another waiter being told to straighten his tie. He experienced one small event after another, the background noise of silver clanking and conversation got louder and louder. Holmes shut his eyes, implying the sensory overload was too much for him to handle. The Helpful Hubby tapped me and said, “Its just like when you’re noticing everything!” I couldn’t help but smile because I was so happy  that he understood what it feels like for me!

That came on the heels of me trying my hardest to explain to my dad why his nail picking habit is not just annoying, but it is something I simply cannot handle well. My parents were visiting and, as usual, my dad was picking at his nails every couple minutes. On the couch, in the car, everywhere! I try to ignore it, but it is the ONLY thing I hear when he is doing it and it drives nuts! I can’t even try to think straight with it going on.

I finally ended up having him read my earlier post on sensitives, hoping he might understand the situation more. I’m not really sure if he did or not, as the nail picking continued for the duration of my parents’ stay. At one point my dad told me that I should find a job in which stellar hearing would be useful. I tried to explain that I don’t have better hearing, I just can’t ignore all the little noises like he can.

Even though my dad might not understand my sensitivities completely I’m very grateful that The Helpful Hubby does! Especially since he is the one I’m around every day and night!


Comment from Pamela Eskine
Time September 3, 2010 at 11:17 am

OMGosh, the beginning of Sherlock Holmes hit HOME with meee toooo!!!! My senses go in overload so badly that I have to vocalize it!! When I watched that movie, i asked myself, could he have Fibro? cause I feel the same way!!! Makes me want to screem out, or RUN out!!


Felicia Fibro Reply:

Hehe, I also had a similar thought cross my mind while watching that scene, “What if Sherlock Holmes had fibromyalgia?”


Comment from Donia
Time September 3, 2010 at 4:31 pm

I’ve always had the same sensitives since i was a kid, & how many fights i had with my brothers & sister over noises they made. They didnt even think they were making any sounds. Noone understood me & they said i’m crazy or some kind of a freak :(
Now, when i read this topic i know i wasn’t a freak, i was SICK.
Thank u Felicia & i wanna be one of your followers, i’m 29 wife & mom of a 5 years old daughter & i have 2 step daughters too.

Life is tough, so much hours of work to do & sometimes i just wanna run away by any means.

How can i be a follower??


Felicia Fibro Reply:

You definitely aren’t crazy or a freak, Donia! Having fibromyalgia can be rough!

Thanks for your interest in following me! In the left hand column of my site you’ll see a box that says “Join this site with Google Friend Connect.” You can join by using a Yahoo, Google or Twitter account.


Comment from Donia
Time September 3, 2010 at 4:35 pm

I forgot to mention that i was diagnosed with Fibro, Endometriosis, Asthma & heart disease


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