Fibro Flare Ranting Brings Relief; Sometimes

Beware Ranting About a Fibro Flare

Been a bad fibro flare week. Yuck! Pretty sure an infection is kicking up into high gear and heading out on its road trip through my body. Wonder which route it will take this time…

Fibro Flare Rant Ouchie EyesSo far my eyes are looking like I had a wickedly good party, and my sinuses have started that all too familiar throb. I’m so tired that I can’t keep my eyes open, but once they flutter closed I can’t fall asleep. If I am lucky enough to finally drift off, a sound, no matter how gentle startles me awake.

I sit up and try again. Rinse n’ repeat as I like to call it. Try to focus on something in front of me, and slowly the eyes begin to close. Then my chin hits my chest, head lolls to the side and I begin to drift. A bird chirps somewhere and WHAM! I’m startled awake once again.

Fibro Flare Ranting For Relief

Argggggggggg! I freaking hate fibro flares!

Thanks for letting me rant. I really do try my best to keep things positive, but sometimes reality just plain and simply sucks! Especially, when you’re living with fibromyalgia. And, some days just letting go and getting it all off my chest is the best medicine. Am I right, or what?

Instead of painting on a smile and picking through a massive pile of negative for one teeny tiny itsy bitsy spark of a silver lining, sometimes it is ok to accept that there just really isn’t anything good about today except that it will inevitably turn into tomorrow.

Moan about it, groan about it and maybe even allow yourself to cry a little.

I mean, I’m not talking about allowing yourself to dive into some downward spiral where there are dangers of drowning in the deep dark depths of negativity. I just mean acknowledging that at a particular moment in time, especially during a fibro flare life is not fair and on this particular day it just plain sucks.

My Brindle Boy Leo Keeping me Company During a Fibro Flare
Misery Loves Company

Yesterday was an ok day, and I hope tomorrow will be great but today? Well, today is an awful day and I’m giving myself permission to not fake it.

I hurt everywhere and have sub-zero energy. I’m feeling miserable, and for a little while I’m going to allow myself to sit here uncomfortably in pain and be miserable.

So for now my fibro warrior friends I leave you with a quote from I Love Lucy “WAHHHHHHHHH”!

 

Take care and cheers to having fabulous fibro flare free days!

Shelley www.FibroFog.ca – Really appreciate it if you follow my blog

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Fibromyalgia Ain’t Gonna Get me Down

I realize for those of you meeting me here for the first time,  your initial impression might be that I’m a complainer or ungrateful.  I am not.

I am thankful every single day for the many blessings I have in my life.  In spite of every little task taking so much effort, I am grateful that my health is not worse.

I am lucky.  I have my daughters, my husband, my family, my friends, my home, my dog etc etc etc!  I don’t have to face this alone.

Lonely Hearts Club Band by Shelley Lockwood
Lonely Hearts Club Band Oil Pastel by Shelley

That is one of the reasons that I started this blog.  So that anyone out there facing this obstacle called Fibromyalgia doesn’t have to do so alone.  I hope that by sharing my inner most thoughts and feelings others will have a place to do the same.  That, at the very least they will know they are not the only one.  A question I have asked myself quite a few times throughout this last year.

Don’t get me wrong, this blog isn’t exactly some selfless act.  It is, or at least what I’m hoping will be an important part of my healing process.  My first big step toward acceptance, I mean really accepting that I have Fibromyalgia.  That in spite of there being no cure, I can heal spiritually and mentally.  I can improve physically and I am trying to embrace the new direction my life has taken.

People who know me beyond my words here understand how important control is to me.  They know having a weakness (any weakness) is incredibly difficult for me to accept.  That I pride myself on always setting the bar beyond what might be considered attainable heights.

This blog FibroFog.ca is a place where I will share my journey as I take back control of my life.  I’m taking you along for the ride as I learn how to accept certain limitations without lowering my personal expectations.

I hope to make new friends along the way, and I hope others will share their own experiences while learning to LIVE with Fibromyalgia.

Believe in Yourself Inspirational Quote
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