Have you ever woken up And you feel like your nerves Want to crawl right out of your skin? You want to crawl back into your Cocoon of a bed and sleep until It's all over. The pain, not life. It's rare for me these days, But on this snowy, cold day, Even with my … Continue reading Cocooning
I feel very de ja vu' this morning. I woke up briefly before Alan went to work and I guess I had coffee and let Missy (our cat) outside, then went back to bed and didn't wake up until 9:30! As I was making coffee I was trying to remember why it felt like I'd … Continue reading De Ja Vu’ All Over Again
I have fibromyalgia. I have been doing really well lately so far as pain goes. Even on my trip to Europe, I felt pretty good most of the time. Tired and a little achy in the evenings, but we scheduled in days of rest. This was very wise. Since we have returned my sleep schedule … Continue reading The Pain Problem
I was reading Guideposts this morning and came across a quote so profound, I felt I had to share it and some other thoughts I have on the matter. Here is the quote: "Our hands are really servants of our thoughts, so if you want to understand what you're thinking, watch what your hands are … Continue reading What Are Your Hands Doing?
When you're of a certain age and decide to take on the world through travel, there are many things you don't know in advance. You know you're too old to backpack through Europe and stay at hostels. You imagine their beds are lumpy and at this point in life, you need a full support mattress. … Continue reading Middle-Aged World Travelers, Chapter 1, Packing and the First Day of Travel
Fibromyalgia Fun and Pain, A Haiku Yesterday was fun. Physical therapy fun. This morning, great pain. Colorado Spring, A Haiku Sun was shining bright. Flowers and trees bloom. Now, wind blows in cold and snow. Family Tree Changing, A Haiku Old limbs fell in wind. We are old limbs now. Are we strong enough to … Continue reading Haiku Mood|NaPoWriMo Day 16
I went to a physical therapist for an evaluation to see if there was anything they could help me with for issues associated with fibromyalgia. We discovered my two biggest problems are a severe lack of balance, extremely stiff and tight back and shoulders, and a lack of stamina in standing, walking, etc. due to … Continue reading Falling Asleep at the Physical Therapist Office
This felt like me today for sure! I didn't fall, but I felt like I had been run over by a mack truck this morning. I hurt, I felt mean, and I was jittery as that squirrel on Hoodwinked with coffee. I took my husband to work because I needed the car for a lunch … Continue reading Let Us Love One Another and Then…Let’s Eat Chocolate!!
I started out my Friday in a terror and a rant. I felt all mean and jittery, and, when looking at the day ahead, simply thought, "I can't." I decided drinking coffee, and taking a hot shower, were sure to fix me up, but instead they made me glower! Then my husband said, "Oh sweetie! … Continue reading Friday, Friday
Apparently 3:00 AM is the new 6:00 AM. I thought I would let you know, in case there are those of you, who didn't get the memo, like me. Waking up at 3:11 precisely every morning, has some advantages. It is very, very quiet, except for the furnace going off and on, and the … Continue reading The Memo