Happy Halloween my SP family!
Friday, October 29, 2010
I hope everyone is avoiding the candy monster! I don't think the little trick or treat-ers will be thrilled at my place. No candy, just popcorn and pretzels! I just knew having the candy here would be too difficult of a temptation for me to handle. Sorry kids!
It's hard to believe we are already at the end of the year holidays! These next few months will fly by...but oh! the temptations that await us! I vow to stay in charge of my stomach through the New Year celebration!!!
I've been having a very difficult time in my life right now. I thought if I write about it maybe it will help me to deal with it. Since my 20's I have been dealing with hypothyroidism, thalaciemia minor (an anemia disorder) and osteoarthritis. Three years ago I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalga but only recently accepted this diagnoses. In the last few months my pain and exhaustion has become almost unbearable to the point of me crying while I drive home from work. I went to my doctor to see what she could do for me. I told her my hair, face and ears don't hurt, but everything else does! She sent me for a blood work up and discovered I now have Parvovirus. Also known as the "fifth disease". Usually children get it and very few adults. It has more serious effects in adults and can take up to a year to get well. Oh, great! One of the effects is muscle and joint pain! So, needless to say, besides going to work (I'm not contagious) I am doing little else. I'm too tired and can barely walk till my day is done. I'm taking lots of meds to help with symptoms but they add to me feeling a bit spacey and tired. In spite of it all, I am trying to stay positive. It's not fatal, I don't have young children to take care of after work, I have a supportive husband and family and I have love. This will pass and I will get more energy. In the meantime, I read SP posts, blogs and articles everyday. I keep track of my eating and don't lose sight of the journey I am on. Please accept my apologies if I haven't checked in with my friends in a while. I may not write but I think of all of you often and look forward to keeping up with you on your pages. Thanks for listening. It really helps me to feel better....