Yesterday…..The end of a busy day for me. I broke all of my rules in one day. I had 3 appointments and 2 conference calls. From 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. I was running about town taking care of the things that needed taking care of. All the while knowing more than likely I would awaken the Fibro-monster.
Getting back from vacation usually means another week of taking it easy and pacing myself. For whatever reason I can’t control the pressure I feel to get things done. My rule is one outside appointment twice a week. Tonight I remember why. As I make a failed attempt at relaxing my body reverts to my tortuous captor. Poking my back with large needles tearing my muscles to shreds. My limbs burn and my legs cramp. I try to meditate my way to peace. I’m unsuccessful. Punching my legs–this is why my legs always look like they belong to a 12-year-old boy, bruises all over, brings little relief. Two sauna sessions later I drift off into an uncomfortable sleep. I awaken 3 hours later, missing my sleeping and pain pills. Struggling now to recall the reasons why I stopped taking those incredible numbing medications. I know things will be better in the morning. I just have to make it until then.
It’s 4:00 a.m. I’m stiff but the pain is starting to subside. The Fibro-monster is taking leave.
This morning…Exhausted, I start a new day. Seeing the sunshine through the window in my office/bedroom I know it is going to be a better day even though Fibro-monster’s cousin, Fibro-fog has dropped in for an unexpected visit.
Last night was my worse fibromyagia flare up in months I am very happy to say. I have lived without medications for my condition for 18 months. I hope that by sharing my experiences you find strength, hope, and solutions when you make your commitment to live beyond your illness. As always, please feel free to share your thoughts and experiences.
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