Have you been either of those? I've been both. It is a HUGE part of my nature to be a care giver. I took care of the throw away kids in our neighborhood when their own parents were too busy making money to care. I took care of my inlaws, helped take care of my dad, moved mom in with me until the ALZ got too bad.Did the whole good mom thing. Always there. Now I have two congregations as a pastor that I care for. .. I have also been a steamroller, need something done, give it to Aletta! I'd move heaven and earth to get it accomplished. (Does the word people-pleaser come to mind) Do you see this as part of your past, and if your just starting the journey with CFS/Fibro maybe that is still you too often. My Dr. believes that almost 90% of those who suffer CFS/ Fibro have this problem. Why am I telling you all this? Because we need to let others know. It is as Scriptures says 'right and good' to do for others, but we cannot do to the expense of our own health. Please talk to your friends and families. Expecially if you see a 'care-giver' or steamroller' in your family or circle of friends. We are called to be there for one another, but if we do not learn when to slow down, take a break, there will be many of our friends and family who experience what we are experiencing.
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