Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hips on fire

Ok so I think I may have mentioned this before but as I’m sitting in the drs office waiting very impatiently in the chair that is causing me so much pain that I’m seriously close to tears, I thought I’d ask you all If you hAve the same pain.

The pain started about 6 months ago and has progressively gotten worse. It started just aching in my left hip. Then moved down to my outer thigh now it’s spread to the other side and to the inner thigh And the lower back. I can’t sit. I can’t stand and I definitely cannot lie down, unless it’s flat on my back staring at the ceiling.

I’ve been in this chair for 45 minutes and I’m about to die.

The chiro told me it was a Tensor fasciae latae issue And she gave me stretches that I’ve been doing. Honestly I think the stretches are making it worse.

This is a new Dr for me due to new job insurance change and I’m not exactly looking forward to this as it is. But I’m here. I’ve already paid my copayment, I guess I’ll sit and wait

If you’ve got this pain I’d love to hear what the outcome was!


Long time no blog….

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything….working is, well, hard work! haha!

I went back full-time and it’s definitely not all it’s cracked up to be when dealing with FMS on a daily basis! If it could just come for maybe a week per month, I’d be more accepting of the situation. But if we could choose then I suppose we all, honestly, would just choose it to just stay away!

I’ve learned to just deal with the fact that I’ll yawn continuously all day, no matter if I do somehow make it to bed at 7pm! (No that doesn’t happen often, unless I’m lucky enough to pass out on the couch) I’ve learned to deal with stretching before I even attempt to get out of bed or I’ll cry like a baby when I stand up. I’ve learned to wake up 15 minutes earlier than a ‘normal’ person would so that I can do further stretching in the hot shower every morning, then sit and rest for a few minutes from the exhaustion the heat causes. I’ve learned many many things about having to work with FMS. I’ve definitely learned that it’s a pain. But as we all know – almost everything is these days….literally!

I’m not complaining…don’t get me wrong. I CAN still work, though most days I beg to differ that fact. I DO have a roof over my head, food in my belly and clothes on my back. Some people don’t. I’m not complaining, just wishing it were easier.

Thank you to those of you that have stopped by to read my blog. I appreciate that immensely! I look forward to downloading the app on my new iphone so that I can blog from anywhere and keep up with all of your wonderful blogs as well. I miss the knowing there are others out there like me, that have to deal with all that we have to deal with everyday, with our heads held high and pushing forward.