Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterized by long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness in hands and feet, depression, and anxiety.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My First Craft Show

I have a mosaic shop on a few places online and have always thought it would be fun to be in a craft show.  The problem is I don't know if I can sit or stand for 2 days and not be in a lot of pain.

My fibromyalgia seems to worsen when I sit for too long or on a hard surface.  I also have a bit of a problem with just standing around.  Now, ask me to walk a mile and I'm with you, but no sitting.

So, I wonder what it will be like for me to have 2 days of standing and sitting in a 10x10 space with nothing but a canvas chair for comfort.

My show starts at 10am on Saturday and goes until 5pm, then on Sunday from 10-4, so we'll see.  My husband will be with me and he is great about helping me with whatever I need so I know that I can take lots of strolls through the building and look at all the great crafts.

I sure hope all goes well, not only with my fibromyalgia but with the sales as it would be a nice alternative to just online selling.

Are there any artists or crafters out there that have any tips for me?

Until next time :)


At Home on the Rock... said...

I am with you, Christine! I just returned from a craft show, in a 10 X 10 booth. This one was 3 days 1 and 2 were 3 was a killer. I'm having a flare up now...hoping it won't last too long.

Good luck with your craft show...let us know how it went!

T @ Poppy Place said...

Wishing you well at your craft show :)

Unfortunately I have had to avoid art & craft fairs but I do art shows because I do not have to be there as long. But it is tough getting exposure when you can't leave the house often :(

I am doing a few gallery shows in the next few months, fingers crossed they will work out :) T.

rlee8235 said...

Get gel insoles for tennis shoes. Wear comfy clothes and take a pillow to sit on. Take an ipod with comforting music and just take breaks. Lie down in your car if you need to! Take care!!!!

Can't wait to hear how it turns out!

Anonymous said...

Do you not know about the Gerson therapy? Read Dr Max Gerson's book and you'll soon enough realize that fibromyalgia, and many other degenerative diseases, although they each appear to be different, and that's the way "conventional" medicine wants you to see it, really are nothing but symptoms of the weakest link in the chain (of your body) and has nothing SPECIFICALLY to do with pain and muscles. Your system has been toxic a long time, accumulated over years, and you have to change your diet and clean out the toxins. Conventional medicine thinks differently, or say differently. They say each set of symptoms is its own disease. This way they can experiment with all sorst s of drugs for - oh so many - "different" diseases. If people knew what I'm telling you, that what you have is not a SPECIFIC disease OF ITS OWN, but rather a breakdown of the system (at the weakest link) after so many years of improper diet (eg cakes, sugar, hamburgers, salty stuff), improper drink (eg fluoridated water), improper tooth care (eg amalagam fillings), vaccinations (also with mercury therein), etc - the liver finall y becomes overloaded and the toxicity now spreads.

Do yourself a favor and read up on this stuff.