Fighting the Fibro Monster - and Winning!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
The last 7 days have been rough. The dormant fibro monster was gearing up for an attack. And attack it did. Sleepless, painful days and nights, not being able to eat, and doing the most minimal tasks. The pain caused my back to tense, causing spasms.
I fought back. Yesterday I forced myself to eat. Not just anything, but the healthy foods I have come to love. Tummy wasn't real appreciative, but the rest of me started feeling better. I also forced myself to walk in place and do simple chores. Again rebellion from my body.
Today improvement! Though I got out of bed weak I decided that I could accomplish 15 minutes. I turned that into 32, rebelling body and all.
This afternoon I am tired, but I'm not weak like I was. My tummy had no problem with the foods I was "stuffing" it with. My brain fog seems to be clearing. The spasms are all but gone. I even got to go to market and get lots of fresh freggies!
It does pay to continue on my program. Not just because I need to lose weight, but because it helps fend off my flares. I'm sure I can keep the diabetes that runs in the family at bay, too.