Categories: Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Illness, Constant Pain, Coping with a chronic illness, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia
Tags: Fibro, Health, Pain
I haven’t been on in a while. To make a long story short. I have had a lot of fibro pain and fatigue to the point of having in bed days. Our middle son, who is 21, got both hands burned at work when a torch exploded. It was a large fireball that singed his hair, eyebrows, eyelashes, nose hairs, BUT God spared his face. The only thing burned was his hands. I have never been around anyone that had been burned and it was horrible. Even with pain pills he was in so much pain. We had to put creams on and wrap his hands multiple times each day. The entire family pitched in to help feed him, doctor his hands, give him drinks, and even give him sponge baths out of the kitchen sink. It totally broke my heart. The good thing is we have one of the best burn hospitals within 30 minutes of our home and he had a wonderful doctor. We took him for treatment weekly and he was burned so bad that he had to have a skin graft to one hand and it is doing wonderful. He is back to work, pain-free, and they say he will have a complete recovery. Praise God! I am glad to be back with my friends and look forward to hearing from you and reading your posts.
On another note – our weather has been crazy lately with numerous storms, weather fronts, etc. Yesterday it was 80 degrees and then last night it got down to 30 degrees. Talk about crazy! No wonder I have been hurting so much. Yesterday I picked some asparagus, admired my flowers coming up, saw zillions of blooms on my strawberries, and noticed the peach tree was full of blooms. Today my peach tree has ice on the limbs and it looks sad with it limbs under the stress of the rain that froze on it. Last night we put trash bags around my patio banana, lemon, lime, and orange trees. We put buckets, tubs, pails, anything we could find to cover as much as we could to try to save it from the cold air. The ground is wet and it is supposed to be 28 degrees tonight and then after that I think it will go back to our normal April weather. It is so weird to get a winter storm in April here in Oklahoma.
Blessings to you!
Categories: Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Illness, Fibromyalgia, sleep
I feel rested and so much better. I slept 8 hours last night and 5 the night before. Hopefully I am getting back to my “normal” sleep pattern. Even though the weather change has me achy today it is much better to handle with enough sleep. I wish you a blessed day!!
Categories: Back Pain, Bulging Disc, Chronic Fatigue, Chronic Illness, Constant Pain, Coping with a chronic illness, Degenerative Disc Disease, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Pain
I have only been sleeping 3 to 4 hours a night for the last week and not sure why. Could it be that the lumbar epidural injection from the 7th of this month is causing it, could it be that my sleeping pill has quit working, or WHAT??? Even before getting sick with Severe Fibromyalgia my body required 8+ hours of sleep. Since getting Fibro I need 9 to 12 hours of sleep each night. Normally the steroid from the epidural injections will make me more energetic a few days and I might not sleep well a night or two soon after, but nothing like this. I feel like a walking zombie. I can’t even take a nap during the day right now. Could it be that my sleeping pill (Ambien CR) has quit working, is it the steroids from the epidural injections, or WHAT?? Whatever it is I am so ready to get back to “normal” and get some precious rest. What are your thoughts?
Categories: Celebrate, Fibromyalgia
Tags: Fibromyalgia, Love, Surprise, Tattoo
Our middle son, Tyler, surprised me today with a tattoo that he got on his arm. It is the purple fibro ribbon on a cross because he said “through Jesus that he hoped there would be a cure for fibromyalgia someday”. It was so touching – yes, I cried my eyes out. I agree, hopefully through Jesus someday there will be a cure.
Categories: Award, Celebrate, Fibromyalgia
Tags: Awards, Blog of the Year 2012
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Categories: Back Pain, Bulging Disc, Constant Pain, Degenerative Disc Disease, Fibromyalgia, Pain, Sciatic Nerve Issues, Spinal Stenosis
I was very impressed with the neurosurgeon. He took me and my husband to a conference room to view my MRI on big screen and went over it layer by layer. He said that there are 2 operations that they can do to fix my issues. The least invasive would be to go in 2 small cuts at the lower back and make room for the nerve that is compressed. This operation would take care of my sciatic nerve pain, numbness, & tingling. The other surgery is a bigger surgery and they would go in a larger area to fix the nerve issue AND work to reduce my back pain as well. BUT FIRST he wanted me to do three months of water therapy concentrating on the back to firm up my core area to see if it helps at all. He didn’t think it would help much, but he said it was worth a try before doing surgery. WOW! A surgeon that has alternatives impresses me. I really thought when I met with him that he would want to do surgery soon. So my choices will eventually be to do that first surgery mentioned OR the second surgery that could potentially fix all my issues. If I am given the choice – I will go for the gold! Yes, I want to try to fix everything. Getting rid of some pain and symptoms that come along with it will be wonderful. Then I can just concentrate on my fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis treatment. I wish you many days of low pain and extra energy!!