Body and Mind
Wednesday, September 05, 2007     

Dear Journal, The reflection today is regarding how the body affects the mind. If you have the flu, how it can affect how you diet. Try Fibromyalgia where everyday you are lucky if you just have flu symptoms. Try constant pain 24-7 with l... Read more
Three Nights of sleep
Tuesday, August 21, 2007     

DearJournal, I have been able to sleep forthe last 3 nights taking the Ambien. Another thing I have noticed is with the restful sleep, I am not getting as hungry and am able to stick to my diet. Hurrah. I feel pretty good about that. My... Read more
Giving up on Desyrel
Monday, August 20, 2007     

Dear Journal, I have taken Ambien for the last two nights straight and I woke up this morning feeling 100% better. It seems that my body has to have that restorative sleep to fight the pain. It is rainy and high humidity here but other tha... Read more
Best Nights Sleep?
Saturday, August 18, 2007     

Dear Journal, No, I am not getting quality sleep or even much sleep. I have had to cut back on theAmbien because it makes me walk in my sleep (rather stagger) and it scared my dh so I cut back. I am on another sleep pill (which due to Fibr... Read more
Getting specific with my goals
Saturday, July 14, 2007     

Dear Journal, I think that goals are great but I have found that when I set a goal, something comes up to stop me. For example, this year my goal was to lose 26 pounds but the Dr. put me on some new medicine that has made me gain 16 pounds... Read more
Feeling Better
Thursday, July 12, 2007     

Dear Journal, I think I am finally coming out of my flare. Life has sucked for the past few weeks overall. It had it brief moments, but overall, I didn't feel terrific. Today, I am feeling much betterand I think I am going to make it. I... Read more
Two Steps Forward
Tuesday, June 26, 2007     

Dear Journal, Today I feel like I am taking 1/2 step forward. I sometimes think I am going backwards when I hit these plateaus. I get so discouraged. I am back on the medicine that makes me gain weight, and I know that I can never get off ... Read more
Good Day
Wednesday, May 16, 2007     

Dear Journal, Well, it has been a good day. I was able to go shopping and walk around for about an hour and then came home and carried in the groceries, did my exercises and washed my sheets. I am so glad that I decided to go back on the ... Read more
Monday, May 07, 2007     

Dear Journal, I agree that persistence is the main key to success. You never know when your efforts will help you break through. So I am working at the feet of persistence in order to someday succeed especially when you don't expect it. ... Read more
Sunday, May 06, 2007     

Dear Journal, The heavens opened up this morning as we left church and in the short walk to and from the car, we got so wet we had to change clothes. The storms have rumbled in all afternoon with lots of thunderand rain. I am getting read... Read more
Another Day
Thursday, May 03, 2007     

Dear Journal, I had to come home and take a pain pill. I am so sick of being sick. I just have to hang on and do my best.... Read more
Another Day
Thursday, May 03, 2007     

Dear Journal, I had to come home and take a pain pill. I am so sick of being sick. I just have to hang on and do my best.... Read more
Still flaring
Wednesday, May 02, 2007     

Dear Journal, After 2 fairly good days , I started spasming again. It is rainy and cooler so I am back in the bed. I haven't been here all day, I did get out a couple of times to go to a prayer vigil for the Baptist Association Adult Revi... Read more
Are You Neglecting Your Body?
Monday, April 30, 2007     

Dear Journal, When I got today's question, I thought that at first I was neglecting my body by not exercising, but as I look back ant the past 2 1/2 weeks, I have to answer that "No, I am not neglecting my body." I have been in a terr... Read more
Fibro Flare
Friday, April 27, 2007     

Dear Journal, I am slowly coming out of this flare. We went grocery shopping today and then I mowed the yard this evening. I am still pretty sore and the weather has played havock with my arthritis. But I can see some light at the end of... Read more

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