Monday, March 21, 2022

Thanks for being a fan!

 I have been gone and just wanted to thank you all for hanging around. One of the major events for me during 2021 was being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, along with a ton. or a few that feel like a ton... of other medical issues. 

 Anyway, man this has been a ride. 

If you are unfamiliar with fibromyalgia this is the medical definition: 

"Pain may start in one part of your body, such as your neck and shoulders. Any part of the body can be affected. . The pain ranges from mild to severe. It may feel like burning, soreness, stiffness, aching, or gnawing pain. 

You may have sore spots in certain parts of your muscles. It may feel like arthritis, but it’s not a condition that gets worse. And it doesn't damage muscles or bones. 

 Other common symptoms of fibromyalgia include: 

  • Medium to severe tiredness (fatigue) 
  • Less exercise endurance 
  • Sleep problems at night 
  • Depressed mood 
  • Anxiety 
  • Headaches 
  • Irritable bowel symptoms, such as belly (abdominal) pain and bloating, diarrhea, and constipation Restless legs 
  • Painful menstrual periods 
  • Trouble thinking clearly (called "fibro fog")"
  If you know anyone that has fibromyalgia cut them some slack. I can tell you it is a B**.  Not only ca the pain feel like burning, stiffness, aching, soreness, or gnawing but it DOES and all at once. The best way I can describe the pain is I constantly feel like I have the flu.

I often can't do the things I used to. I get worn out so easily and I am constantly tired.  
i can't make a full grocery trip without feeling worn out. I can also say working with Fibromyalgia is very difficult unless you have an extremely understanding employer and you are very LUCKY if you do.  

Also slightly disturbing, fibromyalgia is not a disease that a doctor around here "typically disables" people for.  If I am being honest that that statement blew my mind. 

I am slowly learning to function with fibromyalgia and the rest of my diagnoses but I have yet to learn how to LIVE.  My social life is nonexistent and I stopped doing everything I enjoyed. 
I have noticed LONG , HOT baths, with bubbles or Epsom salt, I also use pain relief cream like Bio Freeze or Hemp bombs Pain freeze. They both feel great at first just don't last very long. I sometimes like to sit with a heating pad on my neck or back. 

If you have fibromyalgia let me know some of your tips !!??   

But again a THANK YOU to all of you who are still reading. Thank you to everyone that has used my affiliate links or will use them.   Thank all of you for all of your comments and likes and for entering my giveaways.  

Thank you for all of the support that you have showed me throughout the years. 
I hope to continue getting to know ya'll for many more years.  

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