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a little comic relief…at my expense!

This has nothing to do with fibro but thought it could provide a little comic relief!

I’ll start by saying I think it’s highly unfair that we, as women, must wear pantyhose/tights/ or any other restrictive, hot, sweaty garments! haha
This morning I put on pantyhose under my new, cute, little skirt and headed out to work. I knew the hose were a little too small…but I didn’t have another black pair so I wore them anyway. On the way to the 2nd bus stop I was literally walking out of them.  The waist had moved down below my booty, rolling off. I went into panic mode. I couldn’t adjust them in the middle of the parking lot in broad daylight so I went into the gas station, waited for the restroom for literally 10 minutes on some guy that flushed the toilet 6 times, and removed them, then I walked across the street to CVS to buy another pair. As I was walking into the bathroom to put them on, I saw my bus go by. I almost cried. I had no choice. I got to walk to work this morning! haha The upside is I’ve lost 10 pounds in the last few weeks and this will hopefully add another pound to the that number!


I’m calling it a beef hangover…

We had a bad craving for some beef last night and since I’ve only had it in small quantities for the last year I decided it’d be alright to splurge and have a deliciously succulent prime rib cut.

We really wanted Texas Roadhouse but since they are so far away out here in Cali we settle for the next best thing, Outback.  After an enjoyable dinner and an insanely full belly of prime rib, garlic taters and salad and bread we came home to watch movies.

The headache started about an hour after being home. The stomach gurgling and feeling ill started shortly after that. Oops, I overdid it. But it sure was tasty!

I tossed and turned all night and hurt like I don’t remember hurting in a long time. Everything hurt, all night. This morning I woke up to a full head, pain in areas you don’t wanna have pain in and every inch of my body hurts in one way shape or form. The shooting pains in my arms and legs feel like someone lit firecrackers INSIDE of me and they are all exploding at the same time.

I’ve done nothing else wrong, so I’m blaming the delicious beef and calling it a beef hangover. I knew better. Sometimes you have to give in to your cravings, so long as you’re prepared for the aftermath!

getting sick stinks!

Well, I’ve made it through week 2 of my new job…it’s been ok really. I’ve had some pain, lots of headaches, but all in all it wasn’t as bad as I anticipated.

But now I’m sure I’m getting sick, so we will see what happens with that!

I’m in the midst of self diagnosing my headaches and I don’t need a cold to mess with my theories right now! I think I may have some sort of casein reaction happening in my body.  If anyone knows anything about this, I’d love to hear what you know! I’ve cut off all casein for the last 2 days and I’ve had no headache after having one every single day for at least a week, until tonight I ate a cheeseburger and now yes I have a headache.  (Not to mention the insane stomach ache I got immediately afterwards….I’ll never learn!)  I hate headaches more than anything. They debilitate me in so many ways.

I changed my B-12’s to a B-complex after researching it for my Father’s shakes and this morning it looked like someone broke open a bright yellow highlighter in the toilet! haha! What a sight! I must say it freaked me out for a minute, then I googled it and viola….the B’s will do that to you! There’s no way I’m dehydrated as I drink at least 128 ounces of water a day. Anyway..be warned if you start the B-complex, which I highly suggest, you may have bright yellow urine!

I’m so not looking forward to waking up sick tomorrow! I’m so bummed! The weather is going to be so fabulous that I just want to go sit on the beach for awhile….hopefully I’ll feel good enough to do so. I don’t know how or why I’m getting sick..the weather has been consistent, I haven’t been around anyone ill, I take enough vitamins that I should have the immune system of a robot! Maybe it’s the Santa Ana winds blowing stuff around..I keep hoping it’s just allergies, but the allergy pills don’t seem to be making it better so we shall see what the weekend brings me.

when the fog lifts….

I was in a bad, thick, funky fog last week and I am so very glad it’s over for the time being! That one was hard to pull out of and it was my first week back to work in over a year so it made it even worse!

It sucks that there is absolutely nothing you can do either; if you have a headache, you take some Aleve or something stronger, if it’s body pain you can take the same or usually something MUCH stronger, if you’re cold you put heat on it and if you’re tired you lie down and rest.  Sometimes these things don’t completely alleviate the problem, but they usually help at least a little bit. But with the fog there is absolutely nothing you can do. You have to push your way through the day, through the haze that becomes every single moment.

It’s nearly impossible to concentrate on one single thing, let alone the many, many things that you must do over the course of a day. Especially at work.  It affects your memory, your speech, your eyesight, your everything. It literally feels as though you are living in a thick, dense fog.

The fog will show up very unexpectedly, I’ve found no rhyme or reason to it yet. It can hit you slightly or it can hit you with a vengeance and it leaves the very same way. When you’re in a fog for a week, you begin to forget how it feels to be ‘normal’. When that fog finally lifts you feel like a brand new person! It’s as though everything that’s been ‘sleeping’ inside of you suddenly wakes up! It’s a wonderful feeling! My fog finally broke and though I know it’ll be short lived, I’m glad it’s gone for now. I felt like singing ‘I can see clearly now, the fog is gone’ you know that old song….about the rain. haha! My 5th day at work and FINALLY felt as though some of it was making sense.

The most frustrating thing to me about the fog is that it makes me feel stupid. I HATE feeling stupid! I’m no genius but I consider myself a fairly smart person. I’ve taught myself many things in life and feel like I have a pretty good head on my shoulders most of the time. But that fog will cut your spirits down to nothing. It’s quite possibly the most frustrating thing about Fibromyalgia…to me anyway.

This morning there is a real fog outside, but in my head it’s gone and I’ll take advantage of that and just hope it doesn’t decide to come back anytime soon. I hope you all have a fabulous, fog free day today!

wait, what did you just tell me?

So I’m in a good fog this week and I’m really, really hoping this is the main reason that I can’t remember SH*&!!!!! Literally one second to the next, I cannot for the life of me recall what I just heard or read. It’s making me nuts! The simplest of tasks is taking way too long. I usually have this problem, but it’s not nearly this extreme lack of short term memory!

This being the 2nd day of my new job, I cannot afford to have this issue. I literally have written down everything for the past 2 days. EVERYTHING! I think my new boss thinks I’m crazy and the 21-year-old that started shortly before me isn’t helping the issue! haha! She of course, needs not write anything down. Ever. 😛

I had to look at my phone (that’s where I store notes for easy future reference) 3 times a few minutes ago while leaving a comment for a ‘Pain,Pain, Go Away’ blog talking about hyperacusis…which is just a whole other story. It’s just so darn frustrating.

The other thing that seems to come with this lovely lack of brain juice, is the forgetting what you are saying mid-sentence! It just took me 3 minutes to write that sentence, because I couldn’t remember what I wanted to say…but I knew it was good, so I pushed to recall it! ha! It’s down right embarrassing to stop and stare blankly while talking to someone about something, because you literally had no clue what you were saying for a minute. A minute may not seem long, but stare blankly at someone for a minute, it feels like an eternity!

So I guess this week, I’m the equivalent of an 85-year-old person with dementia. Thank you again, Fibromyalgia.

1st day down

WOW, somehow I made it through the 1st day of work after a year and a half! I don’t know how!

Of course good ole’ Mother Nature, who is the worst of my fibro nemesis, decided she’d come for a visit the day before I start my new job. Seriously?! Sometimes I really wonder what I did to deserve this! ha! I knew I’d wake up tired, cranky, in a fog and in serious pain and knowing how evil she is, I was right! After not sleeping hardly at all, probably due to nerves but mostly pain, I made myself get up early enough to do some yoga in hopes to make it through the day without too much pain. Took my Aleve and extra vitamins..grasping for anything that might help.

By noon I was insanely miserable. My back hurt so bad that neither standing, walking or sitting made it feel better. Every inch of my body hurts. It hurts to type, it hurts to hold a pen and it even hurts if I sit just so on my pants. By 5pm I had taken another dose of Aleve and a xanax in hopes of relaxing my ridiculously painful body. I’m home now on 2 heating pads, rice socks strewn across my body.

I really didn’t want this to be the way it went the first day back to work. I really NEEDED to feel good, to know that I could accomplish everything thrown at me today. The fog took hold and hopefully I wrote down everything I needed to remember! Even better, I have another 5 days to feel this way before I’m back to feeling a little more ‘normal’!

Whatcha gonna do?!? I think I’ll rip my innards out to avoid this torture every month!


who knew it could feel SO good?!

So the wife talked me into riding bikes with her to her office yesterday as she wanted to try it out before she started riding to work. Right now we are sharing a car, luckily the temp job I got is close enough that I can go get her on her lunch and she can take me back as she will get off an hour earlier in the evening.

So I agreed as she recently fixed up my bike and it’s so beautiful! I haven’t had a chance to ride it yet! In the summer I rode alot, to the grocery store and to the park and library. Those things are close to the house so it never felt like a big deal. She mapped out the ride to her office and thought it to be about 2 miles one way. Ok I can do this! We used to ride to the beach all the time when she wasn’t working either and though it was hard, it was doable.

We were timing our ride so that she would know how long it would take each morning to get there. I was doing my best to keep up with her, she’s on a 10 speed and I’m on a beach cruiser. She naturally rides faster and stronger than I do, but she always waits and doesn’t complaint that I’m super pokey! haha! We shaved off about 5 minutes due to my pokiness and made it in 15! Her GPS gave her a shorter way home so we tried that route on the way back. She probably could’ve made that in about 10 minutes, but I was getting tired and it took us about 20 as I had to stop a time or two to take a break.

We got home and I wanted to see  how far it would be to my new office, in the event that I decided to ride too! Yahoo maps said my office was 3.5 miles but it sure felt like hers was closer, so I re-mapped hers and it said 4.5 miles! Holy cow…I had ridden 9 miles and didn’t even know it! I wasn’t in pain, I actually felt pretty good. I had extra energy and didn’t feel the need to lay on the couch the rest of the day! Amazing! We went down to the beach to watch the sunset and throw the frisbee around and look for shells!

I was pretty sure I was going to pay for 9 miles today, but amazingly enough I fell asleep at 11pm (unheard of for me) and slept pretty well until about 5am when my belly decided it was time for breakfast. No, I think not belly. I made myself go back to sleep and slept soundly until the annoying school children next door woke me up at 8am! I probably would have slept until about 10 had I gotten up and closed my window at 5am when I was awake, but I forgot!

Today, I have energy, no pain from riding my bike for an hour or playing on the beach. It’s a miracle! I just wish my body would allow me to do something like this everyday without severe ramifications. A pipe dream, I know! I’m just thankful for today and that I feel good enough to get up, do my yoga and maybe ride my bike to the park! I love good days. Who knew 9 miles could feel so good?!