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ME/CFS Olympic category suggestions

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS News' started by flex, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. flex

    flex *****

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    On a lighter hearted note and to bring some humor to proceedings I suggested recently in the chat room that we have some event categories in the olympics for ME/CFS sufferers.

    These were just a few suggestions:

    Fastest from bathroom to bedroom.

    Speed complaint blogging.

    Worst food digester.

    Most Tested "normal" person.


    ANY ONE GOT ANY MORE SUGGESTIONS?
  2. FernRhizome

    FernRhizome Senior Member

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    Wow:
    I think I'll get a lot of gold medals for my country! Flex this is very funny!!! I can't even watch the olympics because watching anything that uses adrenaline makes me feel all weak! It's too overstimulating for my screwed up autonomic nervous system! ~Fern
  3. Gerwyn

    Gerwyn Guest

    best fitter have,nt the foggyest!
  4. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    We could be use as "ballast" for some sort of race (i.e. like a wheelbarrow race with us in the wheelbarrow). Also as stationary jumps for a cross country type race. I'd win anything that involves sleeping for long periods of time.
  5. jimbob

    jimbob ME/CFS84-XMRV+

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    myrtle beach, s.c.
    sympton combined, hurling, 1/8th pipe, cross country dr. visits!
  6. valia

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    Trapeze-less Trapeze Walking
  7. Carrigon

    Carrigon Senior Member

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    Most tosses and turns in bed? LOL :D
  8. Quilp

    Quilp Senior Member

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    Thirty yard sprint :-

    I was chased by a rottweiler a few weeks ago. I instinctively ran which is quite understandable given that a sixteen stone mass of teeth and muscle is heading in your direction. Unfortunately although the mind was more than willing the body was more than unready. I covered thirty yards in a very long time. I must be the slowest coward in the north of England.
  9. Koan

    Koan Be the change.

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    :D:tear::D:tear::D:tear:

    So funny!

    My sport, in which I would not place:

    Bathing Endurance and freestyle hair washing
  10. creekfeet

    creekfeet Sockfeet

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    Standing Dishwash, Speed-Thinking and Errand Marathon are all huge challenges.
  11. Koan

    Koan Be the change.

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    :D:tear::D:tear::D
  12. flex

    flex *****

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    Most understood typos by another ME/CFS sufferer.

    This would be a duo competition where one CFS types badly and the other one has to guess what they meant to type. This is becoming quite an art in the chat room.

    :D:D
  13. Lily

    Lily *Believe*

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    I can't go to the grocery store anymore, but before I absolutely couldn't do it anymore I'm sure I could have won a gold medal for speed shopping. It was all about the organization and memorization of the store.

    Making the list according the the store layout, shopping only for absolutely necessary items. No looking for items and moving the cart at the same time, because that would make me dizzy and quickly sick.

    Devising ways to deal with standing in line at the cash register without fainting.

    I'm sure many people wondered about the weird exercises I seemed to be doing, squatting, marching in place, bending over resting my head on my arms on the cart handle - all while perspring profusely and looking white as a ghost....I'm sure it was a sight. More than once I was asked whether I was alright.

    Then throw the groceries in the car and adjust the seat to the most horzontal postition to rest up before attempting to drive home. AAhhhhh.....What a feat!!:victory:
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    Quilp Senior Member

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    lol@Lily....... we call these people shoplifters in the north of England.....
  15. Lily

    Lily *Believe*

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    OHhhhhhhh.....maybe that's why I was always felt like I was being followed....:eek::Retro wink:
  16. Gerwyn

    Gerwyn Guest

    cross country crawling across a room daftest place to leave car keys fridge washing machine etc
  17. flex

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    on the subject of :

    most tested "normal person",

    I have been told by my docs that I am "normal" so many times I am actually boring myself!!
  18. Carrigon

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    I always say I could go to the doc or ER bleeding out my eyes and they would still say, "within normal range".
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    I think I could give you a run for your money on that sleep thing ; ) depending on the timing anyway- usually I sleep very poorly, but then it's like my body finally gives in and I can literaly sleep for 36 hrs straight
  20. Adam

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    :D

    I am Olympic hopeful in most sentences started but lost thread of somewhere...somewhere, where...I forgot, who, what, where...what was I saying?

    Potential podium squatter in the walking stick aided fifty metre trek, down hospital coridoor with nurse at end of coridoor smiling patiently handicap Note: handicap races allow thirty metre start against octogenarians, twenty metre start against centurions.

    Serious Gold Medal contender in throwing kitchen cutlery and utensils about in a random manner whilst swearing and trying to serve up four different meals to four different people whilst in the throes of serious sensory overload and post post exertional maliase freak out.

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