CFS Joke

Just saw this elsewhere… Probably sad that it’s so true, but made me laugh.

Exercise for People with Fibro and CFS

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side. With a 5-lb potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax. Each day you’ll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.

After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato sacks. Then try 50-lb potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute.

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each of the sacks.

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5 Responses to “CFS Joke”

  1. thefirecat says:

    You gotta laugh, right?

  2. Curiosity says:

    I thought it was hilarious. :)

  3. I had a math teacher in high school who thought up some creative punishments for wiseacre boys. One was to have them stand in front of the class and hold their arms out at their sides in line with their shoulders, palms up. He would then place a single sheet of paper on each upturned hand. It would be a few short minutes before the wiseass was no longer able to hold up the the paper. Of course, it was just the strain of holding their arms up that long that brought down the paper.

    Glad to hear you’re laughing, girl. :)

  4. tammy says:

    I told this to my mother-in-law who is suffering from Fibro and CFS and she laughed so hard she fell asleep!

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