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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.
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    I'm so sorry you've been miserable. I understand the pain, spasms and fibro fog. Yes I do. It should get better and it sounds like you are making the best of it. I pray that you will get a great night sleep tonight. (((gentle hugs)))

    2109 days ago
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    2110 days ago
    emoticon I find it best to try and keep going Positivity is the answer We are in control not the Fibro emoticon
    2110 days ago
    emoticon on powering though! Glad you're feeling a bit better!
    Keep listening to your body, it's paying off!
    2110 days ago
    What a triumph! I'm so proud of you for fighting that monster by not allowing it to control your choices. I know how hard the pain and weakness that it brings to your body is, but you fought back and won! Keep up those great choices.
    2110 days ago
    Sounds like a good day!
    An encouragement to me to not give into the pain I have from what you call the "fibro monster." I'm hurting this week, too... mine flares up definitely when I'm tired, and I'm realizing that when I was exercising regularly, I have more stamina & strength, and less pain... I have GOT to figure out how to get more exercise into my full schedule!

    Great job! You're definitely an inspiration to me!
    2110 days ago
    Way to go! That is great! Wishing you continued relief as the days go by!
    2110 days ago
    emoticon I'm so proud of you!! Glad you are feeling better and fought against your body's rebellion for what you were doing. I'm so glad you are taking control of your life and that you are winning!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  • FUNGIRL81005
    Awesome!!! Way to power through !! emoticon
    2110 days ago
    I did not know before now that FM was one of your challenges. I've met several others here on SP (on the 55+ females team) dealing with this. And about 10 yrs back our pastor at our little Methodist church had to retire because of FM issues. She looked so normal it was hard to understand what she had been going through. She had always had a short haircut, but let her hair grow out a little longer. She said it was because it was too painful for her to lift her arms above her head to do the styling moves the short 'do required.

    I have so much admiration for you and my other sparkfriends who move on through the pain of this. Sure do hope you're feeling better soon!
    2110 days ago
  • DAISY443
    Keep fighting that nasty firbro! It must be hard, but you have a great attitude!
    2110 days ago
    You are very courageous to do what your mind knows will help you, but your body fights. emoticon
    2110 days ago
    I know all too well the pain that you are talking about and how it attacks your body, it just plain old sucks!!....and no matter what they give you to relieve the pain just doesn't seem to do the trick!! What a warrior you are!!, you fought back , you ate healthy, and yes you got strong enough to beat that monster right on it's @$$, where it belongs!! Kudo's to you for fighting back, for taking control of your life and for winning!!!

    Thanks for sharing such a great blog with us!!
    2110 days ago
    I am so proud of you for continuing the program no matter how bad you were feeling. It does work in all areas of your life. emoticon
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    2110 days ago
    sure glad you feel better .... your attitude is just fab !! Roc
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