Friday, May 6, 2011

Fibro Finesse

Yes...I did say, finesse! Sorry but if you have Fibro or any other illness similar to it that challenges your balance, then you do Not have finesse! We have a tendency to trip over nothing and to be able to break our bones at a blink of an eye! Who ever heard tell of breaking your foot while getting up from a table at a restaurant? Yep...that would  be me! I won't go on and mention all of the times I have tripped over myself or just plain not been paying attention to where I was going...and bumped into something or even someone! So, yes...this button is so true and accurate, at least for me...and probably for a few of you dear fibro friends! Have a good day and watch what you are doing!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fibro Fairy

The Fibro Fairy seems to skip us by sometimes.....the sleep fairy that is... I  usually have no trouble falling asleep almost as soon as I hit the pillow but for some reason this body wants to wake up bright and early at 3 or 4 every A.M.! It is not cool! Of course it is very quiet in the house at this time of day....not a creature is stirring, so I am usually able to sip coffee and relax. I pay for it however later in the day. Around one or two every afternoon I feel as if I have been run over by a mack truck, but that is when I usually am out and about running errands and doing the needed things around the house. This is when I would like to just lay down and die on the couch....but can't! I wish someone somewhere would come up with a solution for those of us who suffer from this sleep disorder. If  I could just get a full eight or nine hours every night consistently I think I might feel better! I have noticed a lot of my fibro friends have also mentioned sleeping problems so I am guessing this is pretty common in people with Fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses. May the sleep fairy be kinder to us all!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fibro Fitness

Fibro Fitness??? What a laugh!! Can you hardly even move out of your tracks when you are not feeling well? I had a doctor ask me if I get short of breath when I run and go up and down stairs and take walks and on and on...... I just dropped my mouth and looked at him and said...."Are you serious"?
I mean, c'mon! give me a break! I ache all over...I am not exactly going to run a marathon, I have to use a cane to keep from losing my balance and breaking another bone, my lungs ache just to take a breath......really!! Fitness is not really something that fits into my routine right now! I think if you are really sick then you are probably like me too. Maybe if you just are mildly affected by it then you might be a lot more active or push yourself to exhaustion like I did, years ago. My idea of Fibro Fitness today is waiting for it to get warm enough for me to sit outside, soak up some vitamin D and exercise my fingers on my keyboard! Maybe listen to some music too...or just enjoy the quiet of the outdoors! But I surely am Not going to run, lift weights, do aerobics or any other tortuous thing to my already aching body!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fibro Forgiveness

I know there may be some who disagree with me but I have found this to be true in my own life. If I hold onto a grudge long enough it actually only hurts me and not the person who originally committed the offense no matter what it was or how horrible it may have been. Unforgiving does affect our health in a negative certainly does not promote healing. Granted, just because I forgive someone does not mean my illness or disease is going to disappear or go away because it was not just in my head in the first place, however it brings a peace to my spirit that helps me cope with the sickness that I would not have if I decided to just be bitter. It doesn't make the offense go away, no, but it helps me realize that I cannot afford to let the other person's stupidity  affect me anymore! What's done is I must let go and live for this day.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Fibro Flutters

Ugh!! It has to be Spring here pretty soon!!! Did it pass us by, up here in the Northland??? It is another cold, gray day and I am so achy once more. It is now May.....really??? I am imagining the fragrance of the flowers wafting up into my nostrils!!!....I thought I heard the birdies singing!!! I am believing I will be sitting on that front porch with butterflies fluttering around my head in another day or two at max!!! Please ....Lord...this Fibro achy body needs some warm sun, and some pretty flowers to sniff, and some butterfly flutters!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fibro Fellowship

I have come to realize how important it is to get together with other people who can relate to what you are going through. I am not the kind of person who likes to let people "IN" but lately I have learned to do just that and have found it so refreshing! I think if you are like me and maybe have been hurt more than a few times by some very rude and cruel people in your lifetime then you have a tendency to shun friendship once again. You fear being hurt once more. Since I have been so sick this last year I have found out that there are so many other people going through the exact same issues and with these people I can relate and have a special bond of fellowship without fear of rejection or hurt. It is special. Just since my own diagnosis of Fibromyalgia which by the way, is so much more common than most people realize, I found out that some of the friends I already knew in my Bible study group have it. I had no idea ....but  now we can relate better to each other and have a special bond. I have other friends in other states that have also come out and said they too have it. Any time we have something difficult to go through it is always easier when you have emotional support. Someone to believe in you when you stop believing in yourself....someone to tell you to keep trying when you feel like giving up...someone to just sit there and hold your hand and  be quiet....someone to listen to you rant and rave...and in turn you do the same for them. Fibromyalgia is so much more than just I am finding out! It encompasses so many other overlapping problems and diseases like Lupus, MS,Chronic Fatigue, Cancer, and the list goes on and on! Only people "With" it actually relate to how much it has impacted your life. It is so good to talk with my fibro friends....both the ones near and far! Thank you all for being my friends and I hope in turn I am a friend to you!