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Friday, April 11, 2008

Aches, Pains, & Naps. Oh my!

Ok, I need to fuss/whine/complain/holler/cry-on-your-shoulder/vent. Pain hurts~ As you may know, I suffer/battle/hate having Rheumatoid Arthritis & Fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed with RA during my 3rd pregnancy...so in 1988. It did not get bad for me until after my six strokes in 2005. Is it just me or is this beginning to read like the blog of an 98 year old woman instead of a 48 year old? I digress. To look at me you would think I was lying if I told you I had six strokes in seven days. God is good...I have no residual damage that one associates with stroke(s). I walk fine, talk fine, and for the most part all is well with my soul.

Since the strokes, however, stuff has begun to deteriorate...stuff meaning my body. Fibromyalgia reared its ugly head about two years ago and I gotta tell you...this sucks! There are some wonderful medications that do help. I take Plaquenil for the arthritis and Cymbalta for the fibro. They are both miracle drugs as far as I am concerned.

I can, and often do, go for weeks without pain. I LOVE those times. For the last two weeks I have been in constant pain, differently abled, and finally mad. I just went to sneak in a nap because hurting wears me out. I could not sleep due to pain. UGH~

I just realized that I am heading into a fibro fog...my mind is not clear. I hate the fogs worse than the pain.

Pray for me, please. I am gonna go blast this song(on repeat) and sing as loud as I can along with Chris Tomlin. Therein lies great comfort.



Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary
You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord
We will wait upon the Lord

Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary
You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles


Our God, You reign forever
Our hope, our Strong Deliverer

You are the everlasting God
The everlasting God
You do not faint
You won't grow weary
You're the defender of the weak
You comfort those in need
You lift us up on wings like eagles


9 comments:

Cheryl said...

Oh hon. I hope you are able to find some relief soon. My SIL has fibromyalgia, and I'm always troubled by how much pain she's always in. You have my prayers.

Betty said...

Oh sweetie, I am hurt that you are hurting. I am so sorry that you are in such pain. I wish there was something I could do. I can pray for you, and I will, but I want to take the pain away myself. I know that's impossible, but I still feel that way. I will add your name to the prayer list

I hope you will read my post for today as you are mentioned in it a couple of time.

Take care, and I pray the pain will go away soon.

Hugs,
Betty

Betty said...

I meant to comment on the strokes. Wow, a lot of strokes in such a short time. Do you know what caused those strokes?

Nicole said...

So sorry to hear that you are feeling badly. May your relief come soon and very soon.

Take care!

(I came by to see if it was time to take down the free bag giveaway icon on my blog...I've been out of my bigger blog reading loop lately b/c I've been so busy.)

Amanda said...

Oh dear Phyllis, I'm so sorry that you're having such a tough time. I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - nowhere near as bad as your problems, but I know how the muscle aches/headaches/pains/fatigue can start to get you down when they just don't seem to go away. All I can do when things are bad are to lay in bed listening to the radio and try to relax and meditate. My thoughts are with you - and roll on the better times -they WILL come back.

Salamat said...

so sorry to hear that you're in such pain :( hope you'll be better soon... you'll be in my prayers...
warm blessings to you, dear!

Phyl said...

Cheryl, thank you.

Betty, you are too sweet. Prayer is the best thing for me...well that and the fact that you love me!

Betty, the strokes were due to the hormones I was taking for menopause. They caused my blood to thicken:(. I loved them cos they made me normal again.

Nicole, thank you.

Amanda, hanging in there for the better times is what keeps me going:).

Salamat, you are a new one here...I am coming to check out your blog.

Thanx to each and everyone of you for the prayers and love.

Storm said...

(((((Big hugs))))) to you! I too have fibro.

Hailey Harris said...

I am also one of many people suffered much pain of Fibromyalgia. I went from doctor to doctor to look for answers regarding my condition. It's really difficult to lead a normal life having this kind of illness.

I just want to give additional helpful information for all fibromyalgia sufferers.

Fibromyalgia is a condition where you feel chronic pain in certain parts of your body; it is a muscular pain especially around the joints. There can also be centralized pain felt in the spinal chord, brain, neck shoulders etc. People with fibromyalgia generally complain of pain in the joints, but it actually is the muscles and the tendons around it that cause the pain, it can be excruciating sometimes and can be a continuous throbbing pain. People suffering from Fibromyalgia also show symptoms of depression, sleeplessness, irritable bowel syndrome, stress and many others, which are caused due to the pain.

Finally here's Rid Fibromyalgia that provides a simple process to helps you eliminate all your symptoms of fibromyalgia and enjoy living your life again. This will provides us the best and most effective solutions on how to rid ourselves from pain.

The Rid Fibromyalgia provides an eBook entitled “Heal the Body” that will teach you the best diet that will allow you to eat your way to wellness, it will also document which vitamins and supplements will target and reverse the illness, how to achieve pain relief through acupuncture, what exercises are safe and will work, and what type of medications may make you sicker, and what will work. This eBook takes a step by step approach in showing you how to rid yourself of the pain naturally so that you can take back your life.

We must know the symptoms of this illness. For us to know what would be the approach we will going to apply. Here's Signs and Symptoms of Fibromyalgia and steps to treat it naturally.

We must also be responsible and aware to the things to gain and cope up with this kind of illness. Eating nutritious food with regular exercise would be result to a better life. Here's Basic Tips in Coping Fibromyalgia.

If we say Fibromyalgia Diet, there is no specific recommended diet for fibromyalgia. But a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals can certainly help in coping with the illness. Magnesium rich vegetables are recommended for patient's suffering from fibromyalgia. Here's some information for you to help in Fibromyalgia Diet.

We must also think that vitamins are important for Fibromyalgia sufferers. This will give us additional energy and strength to kept a healthy living. But of course, you must be aware that not all vitamins are effective or directly gives you a good result. Find the best vitamins that would easily give a good response if your taking it. The best thing is your healed and keep your body healthy as possible. Here's The Benefit of Vitamins for us to know why vitamins are important for fibromyalgia sufferers.

Also feel free to view this video Fibromyalgia Help. It really gives good information for those who have Fibromyalgia and encourage not to give up because in every pain your getting through has a good solution in the end.

Here's Rid Fibromyalgia, For free info and helpful articles on fighting fibromyalgia.

Hope this will help you...Hope your feeling better now...