Archive for the ‘Constant Pain’ category

Fatigue & a Little about Raynaud’s Syndrome

July 21, 2012

Today the FATIGUE MONSTER still has me but I am out of bed doing a little here and there. When I am in bed too long my body hurts all the way down to my bones. I love life and determined to make the best of it. The major symptoms of fibromyalgia is pain and fatigue. Some patients have constant pain like I experience. The following is from the National Fibromyalgia Association’s website. It lists some of the other symptoms of fibromyalgia. I want to talk about one today (Raynaud’s Syndrome).

“Other symptoms/overlapping conditions
Additional symptoms may include: irritable bowel and bladder, headaches and migraines, restless legs syndrome (periodic limb movement disorder), impaired memory and concentration, skin sensitivities and rashes, dry eyes and mouth, anxiety, depression, ringing in the ears, dizziness, vision problems, Raynaud’s Syndrome, neurological symptoms, and impaired coordination.”

Raynaud’s Syndrome is where your hands and feet (sometimes the tip of your nose or ears) feel numb and bone-chilling cold. What causes this is the smaller arteries that supply blood to your skin narrow, limiting blood circulation to these areas. I have this and it happens more to me when temperatures are cool. My hands and feet get so cold that they hurt and wearing gloves/socks doesn’t seem to help. For me it is periodically during the day so I am constantly putting on or taking off gloves in the winter. Seems like 100 times a day. My fingers and toes turn white then a bluish color at times. I also use a heating pad to help.

Blessings to you!

 

108 Degrees!!

July 21, 2012

Yes it is HOT again today in Oklahoma.  Yesterday it got up to 108 degrees with humidity so thick you could feel it almost melting your skin.  We have 2 sons in college and one is doing his internship working for a refrigeration company.  He works  on top of businesses a lot out in the heat.  They drink tons of water, gaterade, etc during the day and come home just TOTALLY zapped after.  Can you believe 108 degrees yesterday!  Almost more than a body can stand.  Come on cooler temperatures.

The FATIGUE Monster has Attacked

July 20, 2012

Fatigue Monster

I went to bed early and was woken by my Mother-in-law calling or I don’t think I would be up now.  I am so fatigued I will be lying around and sleeping all day.  I slept 12 hours last night!  My record is:  I slept 23 hours one day about a year ago.  It was really weird to wake up and realize that I had missed a whole day.

Today I am walking around like a zombie from one of those zombie movies that I see advertised but never watch.  So just wanted you to know that the FATIGUE MONSTER got me last night and is determined to keep hold of me so far.  I may just punch him in the nose!!  🙂

Oklahoma Heat

July 19, 2012

I am SO tired of this Oklahoma heat!!  I am ready to be able to walk outside and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors without turning into a lump of sweat.  This 100 degree heat with humidity is almost too much to bear.  When I get outside it feels like I can barely breathe because of the humidity and it just zaps my energy (what little of it that I have).  Fall weather  – please hurry up!  🙂

Struggle

July 11, 2012

“Your struggle is not your identity. It’s your location at the moment.”    Holley Gerth

 

How true this is.  It probably fits a lot of people, but I know it “hits the nail on the head” for Fibro patients.  A special Aunt sent this to me in an email.  If you want to see more of Holley Gerth’s info go to http://www.holleygerth.com/heart-to-heart-with-holley/2012/6/29/when-youre-in-the-middle-of-a-struggle.html

Fibro this Week

July 6, 2012

God granted me a pretty good week while visiting with my family in my home town. Praise the Lord! I have still been in constant pain but the pain has mostly been low except in the evening. Then I am in terrible pain, but soon it is time for my sleeping medicine so I don’t have to suffer too many hours. I have also been having the sciatic nerve pain in my left leg. It went away after I had the Lumbar Epidural Injections. It has been a few weeks since I took the last injection and it helped my lower back pain and took away my sciatic nerve pain. This pain is back and my back pain gets bad at times, but it is nothing like the pain I was experiencing. Pain sufferers – I wish for you a low pain day with EXTRA energy!

My Awesome Day

July 2, 2012

Today I had the most awesome day!! I was so tired last night from the trip down to see my parents that I slept like a log. I woke up this morning and my pain level was low and I actually had a little energy. I helped my parents pick tomatoes, cucumbers, green beans, etc.

For lunch I ate cantaloupe and tomatoes that my parents grew. I just stuffed myself with them. So good! I am hurting more now and ready for a nap, but boy did I have fun this morning. Praising God for my good morning, time with my sweet parents, and the overcast sky so it wasn’t so hot. I wish for you a day of little to no pain and extra energy!!


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