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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Facing My Fibromyalgia

I have Fibromyalgia.

It is a word I associated with people
who complain a lot about their pain,
 but now, I am one of those people.

For anyone who may not know much about it, here are a few characteristics:

Chronic muscle pain or spasms, tightness, extreme fatigue, with decreased energy.  It also has the affects of causing insomnia and tiredness during the day. It can also cause stiffness, migraines, and/or a brain "fog." It can also cause abdominal issues, including alternating bowel problems. People with Fibromyalgia are likely to be sensitive to odors, (cat box*) noises, (yelling*) foods, (rotten chicken bones*) are common. My anxiety and depression are included along with pain or numbness.

YOU take medication for Fibromyalgia-- but after a while you know you are covering up the symptoms not really helping you that much. When your body is screaming "do something" you have to listen.

It was part social, part informational, and a "just say no" to certain foods and everyone's first love--
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Much to my surprise, the leader, Leah McCullough the "Fibro Lady" was anti-certain vegetables- tomatoes, green peppers, cabbage, and egg plant. SO you can be anti-vegetables? I have a lot to learn.
Time to detox, get on Probiotics, and collect all my broken pieces off the ground.

#fibromyalgia     #depression and pain    # detox    #no sugar    #pain    #fatigue   #get it together
#sick of medication   #living with chronic pain

* These are some of mine...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

In The Village

You know that saying, "It takes a VILLAGE?"

Well, I am thinking of moving out of my village. 

Since my abdomen surgery, I have SIX people taking care of me.

One PT, One OT, One aide and a nurse who are coming to my home.

I also have two doctors in on this too.

My complaint is that I have too much advice to digest, too many people knocking on my door, and too many exercises to do. It is taking me much longer to recover from this surgery. Last night I tossed and turned in my bed with pain.

Recovery: Be patient with yourself.... I get it.

#be patient with yourself    #depression and pain   #mental debris   #coming back from surgery

Friday, May 5, 2017


I could never live in an area with constant rain.

My home town has weathered nine straight days of rain.
It's been so dark at times you didn't know if it was day or night.
No thunderstorms but a high wind that's very cold. Way pass just "chilly."

                                    My sweet tooth wants to kick in Soooo bad.

I can't let my dog out in the yard-- so she is getting into trouble indoors.

Napping feels like the best thing to do.

Only faith tells me this won't continue forever.

Threats of frost?




#rain     #sunshine    #happiness