Today, Sunday, March 15, is a Painful day.
Read to the bottom of this post for a Blog Hope Reminder which will be PAINLESS.
If any of you have FIBROMYALGIA/CHRONIC FATIGUE
or any other chronic pain illness then you understand when I say I'm having a Fibro Flare-Up or I'm in a Fibro Fog today.
Actually the last few days, the all over pain has gotten worse....thus, the reason why Prayer Request Sunday Post did NOT make it up in time.
I try not to make having Fibro the central issue of my life. For the most part, I don't suffer debilitating pain like some sufferers, but when I have a flare-up I KNOW IT!!!! If I allow myself to go to bed, I'll never get back up, so I try to keep moving, albeit, *hobbling along* would more accurately describe what I look like going about my day.
The sound track would sound something like this:
Ugh...moan...ouch...groan...oops... where did I put that?...creak...rattle...popping of joints trying to move...ringing in my ears...knuckles popping...knee popping...teeth grinding while sleeping...SNORING...
I've tried most every "pill of the day" since 1987 when I was first diagnosed.
Most worked for awhile, didn't work at all, had too many bad side effects, or I needed higher doses to continue the pain relieving properties which made continuing the medication nonfeasible. Lyrica did NOT work for me contrary to those nice little commercials. I am however, glad that Lyrica has brought attention to Fibromyalgia and given some legitimacy to the chronic illness so many of us sufferers knew was real all the time long before the pharmaceutical companies got on the bandwagon.
By divine luck, I have found a doctor who "gets me" and has tried some out of the box thinking when it comes to Fibromyalgia. For the most part, I am able to fulfill my daily responsibilites without taking me away from too many family activities. The family knows, Mama, has fibromyalgia, but they still don't truly "get it" when I don't feel like participating or going somewhere, especially if I have just participated in some activity or gone somewhere recently. In their minds, like most NON-Fibro sufferers, if you went to Sally's party on Sat. why can't you come to Tom's party on Sunday? Why??? Because when you have Fibro, you never know from day to day how you will feel, or you can feel Ok all day until the bewitching hour of between 3-4.
They try but don't really understand that I put all my energy into functioning during the day and the thought of going "OUT" after supper is excruciating! I'm often accused of being a recluse or a homebody because running errands one day a week takes me 2-3 days of recovery. For me, I don't function well much after 4:00 p.m. One day of yardwork, can make it difficult to do housework for a week. With my limitations in mind, I have learned to pick and choose my activities and rate the consequences.
For me, Quilting/Stitching and it's rhythmic motion of needle, thread, and fabric has more pain relieving properties than can be bottled by any Pharmaceutical company in the world. It doesn't take away the pain...it just diverts my mind from dwelling on the pain...at least Most times. At those times when the pain in my hands is too intense, I get a calming effect from sitting in the comfy chair in my sewing cave/room, with a cup of tea/coffee (or Diet Pepsi! LOL!), a heating pad, a quilting magazine, new book on my new Kindle, a Bible devotion, or simply a quiet nap.
Just being in my sewing room brings comfort to me...that little 8x10 room has healing properties I tell ya!! It has all my "stuff", all the 'things" that bring me comfort. It can be quiet in there or rocking out with my favorite music. ...... Perhaps, even,a new episode of NCIS or Criminal Minds which sounds so weird when I'm talking about being calm. I never said it had to make sense. I just know how I feel!
here's to a better day tomorrow and something that will surely make me and YOU feel better:
the Table TopperBlog Hop starting tomorrow
Monday Morning, April 16th, grab a cuppa and go to
I'm on deck Friday April 20th
Table Topper Blog HOP Schedule
Monday April 16th
Tuesday April 17th
Wednesday April 18th
Thursday April 19th
Friday April 20th
Monday April 23rd
Tuesday April 24th
Wednesday April 25th