Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterized by long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness in hands and feet, depression, and anxiety.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

It's Always Something, Isn't It?

I am not feeling well today.  I have been running a fever for the last couple of days but don't feel like I am sick or anything.  It's probably my allergies getting out of control again.  I was very tired and shaky this morning so I have tried to stay "put" as much as possible for me.

I am not one to sit for long periods of time because my lower back and upper thighs start to ache so, even with a fever, I just keep going. I made my husband's favorite cookies for Valentine's Day and a spaghetti sauce for dinner.  I am not boasting, it's just I'm a hyper person and can't seem to sit still for any length of time unless I am seriously occupied with something engrossing.

I truly believe when you feel unwell so much of the time it becomes part of your life.  Every day you wake up and you test the waters to see what kind of a day it will be .  Will I be in a lot of pain today or maybe just run a fever for no apparent reason.  Will my foot be bothering me today or will it be my allergies again.  Honestly, when you get one day free of all the trappings of having a human body that isn't 100% you feel like singing to the world.

I hope this fever goes away by tomorrow as my husband and I have plans to go out to eat.

Until Next Time. :)

Monday, February 7, 2011

So Far So Good

The wind is blowing like crazy outside and wreaking havoc on my allergies so I am ready for a nap.

I still felt good today, however, the pain was back when I first woke up. Generally it's either pain or too much water the night before that wakes me up.  I was up at 5:30 this morning and was slower getting around.

The cleanse is still going on even though I forgot to drink my tea last night.  I have also been testing my PH balance since I've been cleansing and I am happy to say I am on the alkaline side, which is a good thing.

I am going in for my annual physical in March and I am hoping to have my cholesterol down as well as my weight, but the latter could be a problem since I still can't walk for exercise.

I mentioned in a previous post that my left foot started to bother me when I began walking every night.  I am still recovering from a fracture in my right foot from last year about this time so I have only been walking my neighborhood since about October.  My husband and I added another neighborhood to our walk and I think I must have overdone it. So tired of worrying about that.

It's very difficult to tell whether it's a "true" pain or the enhanced version you get when you have fibromyalgia that's causing my foot to hurt so much.  The doctor said it was inflammation and I took Prednizone for 5 days (which did absolutely nothing). I also soaked my foot in ice water since I can't take ibuprofen.  The pain seems worse and has moved to the arch of my foot.

Doctors are still baffled by fibromyalgia in my opinion.  Many will nod their head like they're listening when you explain that you have this chronic illness, but I don't know that they really have any idea what to do with you.

Now I have to call my doctor back and see if he has any other ideas of what I can take for my foot.  My sister-in-law says I should ask for a Cortisone shot, but I have never had something like that before, so not sure.

I am just happy to feel better at this point so I can deal with the foot thing if I have to.

Until Next Time. :)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

What's Next?

I am several days into the colon cleanse and feeling great.  I have no idea if one is related to the other or not as I have good days and bad days normally.  All I can say is:  if this is how normal people feel on a regular basis, no wonder they get so much accomplished.

I get up in the morning and I don't hurt at all.  In fact one morning I completely forgot to take my pain pills.  A few hours into the day I began to feel a bit tired and achy before I realized this.  Other days I would feel so good that I didn't even need my second set of pills, which I normally take around 2pm.

Partly the reason I don't have the pain is because I am not exercising or stretching.  With fibromyalgia it takes time and patience to build up to a regular exercise routine and I know that if I start it again that I will have the pain back. 

I was able to walk around the neighborhood last night without any pain in my foot so I am pleased with that and hopeful I can continue my nightly routine.

I am grateful for the reprieve from the monotonous pain and plan on enjoying it while I can.

As to what happens next? I don't have a plan for that, just one day at a time for now.

Until Next Time. :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Toxic Relief Ongoing

The cleansing is working, I think.  I feel good and have had more energy over the last few days.  In fact, I am amazed that I haven't had to take a nap and  still find plenty of interest and energy late into the night.

Two nights ago I was out grouting the loose tiles in my kitchen at 11pm.  Last night I didn't get to sleep until midnight and no nap!

I also think taking the Prednizone for the inflammation in my toe isn't hurting the situation as it is an anti-inflammatory and it does wonders for my clogged up sinuses.

I had to go off of the Superfoods as they seem to be causing indigestion which is something I rarely have so I assumed it was that.  I will try them again after I finish the cleanse.  Maybe it was just too much all at once.

It's been 5 days since I went  to the Urgent Care for my foot and I still have the pain so I may have to see what the dr. can give me.  I desperately want to be able to walk around my neighborhood and get some form of exercise.   With the fibromyalgia I am so limited to what I can do on an ongoing basis and walking has been great for me.

Until Next Time. :)