My Life with Fibromyagia: learning to accept

Monday, October 11, 2010

It's been 10 months since my first flare up and there's still so much to learn and learn to deal with.

I've come to accept that I will get depressed because it's part of the Fibromyalgia. I've come to accept that I will be in pain every day for the rest of my life be it minimal and manageable or horrendous and crippling. I've come to accept that people aren't going to understand what I'm going through because pain can't be seen. I accept that I'm going to feel irritable and stressed when I hurt or feel overwhelmed; but I have to learn be aware to not take it out on my family.

But from a food standpoint I've hit a low today. I had a doughnut and pumpkin bread and just simply over did it. When you feel a certain way you want comfort. Tonight it was in comfort foods. I was a little frustrated when I found that I gained 2 of the 4 pounds I lost even with all of the tracking I did all month. I never went over, except today. Well, it's back to the grindstone and tracking. I guess I should look at it that it's still 2 pounds. : )

Fibro or not, I think it's time to add some exercise for a bigger deficit. I can't do high impact but if I do short spurts of low impact or some ball exercises, maybe I'll start losing again. That is another blog.... : )

Time for bed. The pain commands it. Also I'm trying to stop a pumpkin muffin craving and it's the best way to deal with it! Good night, Sparkers. Gentle hugs to all.
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    Muzik: Thank you so much for your wonderful post. I push myself when I do have good days to clean and focus on the good things in my life, especially my family. Staying positive is hard but we can do it. I'm so happy you shared about your mom. It's an inspiration to me to try and write my posts to educate as well as learn what it's like to live with it. I will start exercising again....I just need to find a new and comfortable way to do it. I wish someone would make a DVD just for Fibro and other pain riddled people to use. Something gentle with a lot of stretching but cardio and light weights too. Hmmmmm....something in the making?

    Thank you again! You've made me smile today!
    3905 days ago
    My mother has been dealing with fibromyalgia since she was 32... she is almost 60 now. Not only does she have fibro, but she has arthritis and polymyalgia. It's been an uphill battle for her throughout her entire life.

    The biggest thing that I've noticed is that when my mom is more positive about things and does try to do a little more, even with all of the pain, she does feel a little better. I know it's difficult to deal with, but it can help. And, there are many studies showing that exercise can help fibro. So, I wish you luck in your endeavors and I hope that you learn to cope well. You seem very strong.
    3906 days ago
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