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Tuesday, July 08, 2008


I am a bit behind in my plan to blog every week and in eating healthier. I have day and night a bit mixed up these days and am feeling a bit off in many ways. Yesterday, it finally dawned on me that part of my problem is my fibromyalgia. I think I have an article about it on my spark page, but it is a stinker of a disorder that beats up mostly on women, They are just now looking for ways to deal with it and to find out what causes it although historically, it actually has roots that can be traced back to the civil war days at least. My issue is that I have had excessive pain and haven't a clue why I'm not more active yet. My legs and body just ache and throb from my ribs to my calves. I enjoyed the 4th of july festivities with my family, but after our picnic, I began hurting and had to go to the van and recline at 7ish. I did see fireworks from the reclined seat--and then hurt so much since then that I haven't been back out since.
I want to rant, because I cannot get up by myself yet. I cannot get dressed or shower without help either. The things that need doing like shopping and cooking are being done by my older kids, but have little to do with healthy eating but lots to be done with impulse and ease. My husband works seven days a week, although he did have the 4th off. We try to take care of things so that he can do the things that he must take care of without worrying about day to day stuff. The kids even took my dog to the vet on Saturday for me.
I am going somewhere today because I am supposed to go back to work in less than 4 weeks. Our year round school district returns on Aug. 1--and that is probably my biggest worry. I don't even know how I'm going to go potty yet, I have a new boss in the building that I have the most seniority in. I also have a wheelchair there which could be handy, but it needs a new battery and my husband hasn't had time to deal with that for me.
Now I know clearly why I haven't written--I am sick to my tummy, my body hurts, fibro flare, sadness, my unhealed incision, dependence on everyone, and the brace from somewhere hot (lol) have me in a mind frame that doesn't match who I am. Nobody wants to hear this or needs to hear it either.
Thanks to those of you who are hanging with me through this--I'm praying that this is the storm before the calm--ha ha. Take care of yourselves. Hugs, Sylvia
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  • ENUFF81020
    To all of my friends who responded--thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Kindness is often one sure way of easing pain and discomfort. I tried a sleeping pill the night before last and the big result from that was that I slept part of the night, woke up in the early morning and then slept until 1:30 in the afternoon. I was stiff and achy for the rest of the, well, I'm still awake. I did some chedking on the net, found DrSt.Amand's stuff. It is kind of confusing. I think I need to check with my rheumy or my pcp before I add another med to my large list now. A lot of it was right on target though. I agree that getting out of the dumps is important. and your kindness helps. I think my kids have just about spent all of the money we have for food--that may slow the strange foods, and junk foods for a while--haha. I have gotten them to make the list now. I may need that wheelchair business to go back to work. One of my schools is a big 2 story building, but we have a deal that I stay on first floor. My other building is under construction to grow this year, but it is only one floor--and big, very big. Last year, I spent mornings at one school and afternoons at the other--next year, I think it will be one day at one and the next day at the other. I don't think I can pick up and leave during the day--at least not now.
    I have lots on my mind, it sure is great to have a place to talk about it all. Thanks, Sylvia
    3420 days ago
    Hi Sylvia and you can rant all you want we can take it. I can't remember if I asked you, have you tried dr St Amands treatment for fribromyalgia? It works for a lot of people and it's not hard to try.
    3421 days ago
    I am so sorry that you are so down. I know that pain can cause a million other things within our bodies. I am going to pray that this too shall pass. You will be feeling so much better within no time.. Please try to think positive. I know that is not an easy thing to do... but I have found if we can think of something positive each and every day it does help me get though what ever I am feeling or going through.. Please keep in touch.. FEEL BETTER SOON.. Hugs, Carol
    3422 days ago
  • LRCP4556
    hi sylvia
    -sorry to hear of your situation
    -am no expert
    -just a few thoughts on things
    -can you write down the grocery list for your children (explain about nutrious foods)
    -don't know how the building you work in is layed out, but can you use a regular wheelchair? it will exercise your upper half which is a start. maybe after awhile you'll be able to use the hands and arms for other things (ex. going to the bathroom...etc.)
    -will be praying for you and may GOD bless emoticon
    3422 days ago
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