This was the one good day sandwiched in among the rain. It gave hubby a chance to plant at least one field of corn. We are supposed to be on the northern edge of some wicked storms that are due to arrive by dawn Thursday. I hope it doesn't wash away the corn seed.
With the humidity and temperature both cooperating, I was amazed at how good my spine feels at the waist. Guess last week's nerve blocks did their job. Isn't it wonderful when a treatment actually works!
Still haven't heard back from the surgeon about removing the electronic nerve stimulator from my spine. He said he would set things up at the hospital and then call me. That was last Thursday. We can wait forever for them. But if we were ever late, we'd lose our appointments. This is the same guy who had me report for the initial surgery at 8 am. It was way past noon when they wheeled me up to the O.R.
Life is full of these small stressors. Those of us with fibro can either learn to ignore them or we can face some MAJOR flares. I think I'll choose to let all life's small stuff just float over me. I'll start as soon as I can stop gritting my teeth!
Long ago and far away I was waiting for a divorce to be final. I was afraid to breathe in case something went wrong. Luckily, things progressed. I met my husband of 45 years. And the rest is history (mine).
Keep your resolve. Don't let that man anywhere near you or your home. In some states, if he stays the night--even on your couch--you go back to square one. (All is forgiven. You're still married. Any time apart has to start again. What a mess!)
It's wonderful about your sister. It's wonderful that she is able to dodge the chemo bullet. Having a rebuilt breast is only right if that is her choice. It will help her feel whole.
Here's your reminder. Do the self-exams. Get your mamo- grams. Preserve your health and your sense of well being.
I must not have been reading your posts as carefully as I thought. What IS the P5P stuff? Whatever it is, I want some. And I think some others will want it too.
If you give us the ingredients that are on the bottle (that priceless one you rescued from the shelf) and their amounts per dose, we can all look for a similar product and get back here with our answers.
The neck hurts when I turn my head. The back when I stand.
We all hurt different places at different times. I think the fibro attacks at our weakest point. If you've been using your upper body, that's where it will strike. If you've been staying up to late, you'll get fibro fog and/or headaches. If you've been running the vacuum, it will be your low back. If you have ever had whiplash, your neck will hurt.
I truly believe that our entire nervous systems are affected. There are all sorts of angry neurotransmitters waiting to strike at each day's particular weak spot.
I hate to tell you, but that won't work. Those people who pretend to know about pain write about "phantom limb pain." Amputees still "feel" the missing limb. It's all in the nerves that are still there but would have led to the defunct part.
Better to have an arm you can scratch if it itches!
Could you try doing some stretches with those arms when you get up each morning? See what happens if you stretch them out to the side at shoulder height. How about some arm circles. Maybe some slow neck rolls (front, right, back, left, then reverse) could help. Gentle is your watchword. Spend a max of 2 minutes on the whole schmeele. See if this brings some "life" back into those arms.
You know the wall plaque about "God is kind. When we get to old to clean our corners, he lowers our vision so we can't see the dirt."
You will have to develope selective eyesight. Do what you can to remove bric-a-brac and streamline your home. Do this on a few good days. Then, there won't be a lot of picking up to do before you can actually clean.
Deputize family members if possible. Even little ones can do dusting. Older kids or hubbies can fold laundry or vacuum.
If you cook a big meal, double it up. Freeze half for a bad day. Either buy your salad in bags or prepare several days worth at a time so you can bag up greens in a gallon bag and the softer stuff in some sandwich or quart bags. Then, you'll be able to just pour into bowls and pass the dressing on a bad day.
Learn to live in a lived-in house. You don't housekeep for your family; you do it in spite of them. Remember that on a bad day when you know the vacuum would be a no-no for you.
There will be bad days. Learn to make the most of the good ones. Be sure to fill them with good times. Believe me, I've had fibro since 1972, the work will always be there. Loving memories of doing things that bring joy are priceless. If you spend your energy chasing cobwebs, they'll be back again tomorrow. If you chase good times with loved ones, those times will be with you forever, too.
Decide what's important to you. Then do it. The rest doesn't matter.
What a proud day you experienced! And, of course, it was worth any pain you suffered today.
This is what we all have to do. We decide how to spend our precious energy. Then we pay for it. Most of the time, we don't really mind the next day pain--not if the experience was worth it!
How do you like the on-line course? Do you find that you are getting the full course as well as you would inside a classroom? Some of my classes were independent study and some were summer school. The regular 15 week classroom semester gave me a better, more permanant understanding of my subject. But that's just me.
Hope your concentration returns soon so you can fully appreciate your coursework.
P.S. I have a Simmons bed that's like a sleep number. It was half the price of a s. n. Check around.View Thread