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Recovery is slow

Monday, January 14, 2013

I can tell that I feel much better, I'm so bored. There's too much to do around the house still but I just don't have the energy to do it yet.
Today was my first time outside since January 5th. My son drove me to the pharmacy to get my migraine meds and then to the grocery store. I got the ingredients for a nice chicken noodle soup and part of the ingredients to make a vegetable beef soup. They were out of fresh bread so we went to the Dollar General Store and I got the rest of the ingredients for chili.
In case you're wondering we have a very small local store and the selection and pricing sucks big time. A lot of use use the Dollar stores like grocery stores around here. It works until you can get to town and a lot of stuff is cheaper than at Wal-Mart or Kroger (our grocery options besides Sams' Club) if we venture out 30+ miles. Today I didn't think I should.
Any rate, I made the chicken noodle soup and we enjoyed nice hot bowls of it for supper. Felt good on this dreary cold day. I sent my Aunt a nice container of the soup so she could enjoy it too.
Tonight's shower and washing my hair felt like heaven. The last few times I've almost passed out taking one so this was so wonderful feeling.
My son reminds me that I overextended myself way too much starting back mid December so I need to get good and rested up. Too much to do, too much stress and screwball weather aren't the best. That combined with the choking episode where I bashed my back continually against the wall until I could breathe, then crashing to the floor on Dec 26th trying to help my dog with that bad leg cramp and then falling Jan 5th. My body can't take that kind of abuse any more. It's slower in healing itself. Let's face it, I'm feeling my age more this year.
As my pharmacist said "we need it to get cold and stay cold to kill all the germs" and she's right. Last winter was very warm. At least we've had some snow and colder temps but it's supposed to warm up again - hopefully not to 70 degrees and then cool off. As bad as I hate the cold we need it for a while to clear out all the germs.
Reassessment on what my body can now handle is needed. Maybe I've been pushing myself too much with everything else? I don't know, I just know I need to heal up inside and out, mentally and physically.
I haven't given up the goals though. No no no...I'm just going to have to make sure that I can safely do things. Getting up off the floor for any reason is not worth the pain and agony. I would have thought 75+ pounds smaller would have made it easier. Nope. Actually it was harder on me than ever. That's going to require some thinking. I've had problems since 1981 getting up off the floor - knee problems. Now I'm older, have arthritis in just about every joint, add to that fibromyalgia. Any thoughts anyone?
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    Hope you feel better soon, Ramona. Chris emoticon
    1965 days ago
    Sorry to hear about all of the incidents which you have hurt yourself. Sad.

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    1977 days ago
    Ramona, good advice about the chair exercises, I too have knee problems, most of my life it seems my right knee has been sore...I do not like having to get down on the floor when I have to fix the computer or somesuch, I can tell you....
    I didn't know you were so unwell....I wrote you in a Goodie....you need to get heaps of affirmations put them where you will see them & say them out loud, with feeling, every day, at least....
    Also, try & remember when the first time you knew about the aches & pains, any link to nasty things happening in your life then? I can map the stressful parts of my life by the huge abscesses I get, still today, after all my work on trying to rid myself of them, no doctor has been able to help me....no-one can or will answer the question, 'what causes these damn things?' So much for Doctors...
    I do know that anything to do with pain in the legs is an inability to move forward with your life....as soon as i began my Spiritual journey, my pain went away in my knee, & only returns when I get stubborn & say, I don't want to do this anymore...one must keep moving on....It's your Soul telling you that you must address the hidden painful feelings inside....feel them, and then release them. See the new topic I made about Tapping....

    I will send you some healing, dearest Ramona....I have sent you a huge hot pink bubble, can you visualise it? It's filled with beautiful swirling blue/green healing energy, interspersed with golden flecks, and lemon yellow streaks for Joy....I sent it via AA Michael & asked him to help you keep moving on....

    I am trying to get you a link to the Sparkies down Under Team's chair exercises, they are always telling me how good they are...

    Keep smiling, dear....

    Sylvia XOXO

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    1980 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/15/2013 9:04:35 PM
    I hope that you are feeling better soon. Take care of yourself and don't over do it. I know what it's like trying to get up off the floor. I have had a knee replacement in my right knee and severe arthritis in my left. I am so afraid of falling because of the knee replacement. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    1981 days ago
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    I hope you continue to heal. Chicken soup is a good one to help:) Last week we had homemade soup 6 out of 7 days and enjoyed. Did the Chicken soup, tomato soup and vegetable beef with barley. Yum!!
    I don't have any suggestions for you as I have difficulty with getting off the floor as well. Mine is due to painful toes with neuropathy. Got to bend the toes to push yourself up. Weight loss hasn't helped me either. I think the Fibromyalgia has caused the pain & that hasn't changed with weight loss either. We have to take one day at a time and do the best we can of that our bodies will allow.
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    1981 days ago

    Take care!


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    1981 days ago
    Getting older is not much fun, that's for sure. I know what you mean about getting up from the floor. I am so afraid of falling and really getting hurt. Take your time getting back to full swing. The chair exercises sound like a good thing to start and work your way back into it! Good luck and get well soon!
    1981 days ago
    Try chair exercises, if you haven't already. I am
    sure you could find something here on SP.
    HUGS and get better soon!
    1981 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/14/2013 10:29:16 PM
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