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Sunshine Award!!

August 10, 2012

I received another award!!  Thanks to Cate of the blog  http://infinitesadnessorhope.wordpress.com for sending a little bit of extra sunshine my way a little while ago.  I haven’t felt well lately so I am a little behind in sending thanks and posting my award.  Thanks again Cate for nominating me for the Sunshine Award.  You brightened my day!  Blessings!

Here are the rules:

1.  If you are nominated, you must blog a post linking back to the person/blog that nominated you.

2. You must answer some questions, nominate ten fellow bloggers and link their blogs to the post!

3. You should comment on your nominees’ blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them.

 

So, here are the questions:

1. Who is your favorite philosopher? 

Sorry, but I don’t have one.

2. What is your favorite number?

I don’t really have one but if I had to pick I would say 3 since I have 3 wonderful boys..

3.   What is your favorite animal? 

That would have to be a dog.  My husband and I have had dogs almost our entire marriage.  Today we have 3 dogs.  They are inside dogs and are a part of our family.  They are all rescued dogs.  We have had Watson for almost 10 years.  He is a mixed breed and is about 65 pounds.  Emily is 12 and a beautiful Cocker Spaniel.  We have had her for about 8 years.  We have had Sam for 6 years and he is a spunky little Schnoodle (Schnauzer/Poodle mix – but looks like a Schnauzer).

4.    What are your Facebook and Twitter URLs? 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/ginger.a.ray AND https://www.facebook.com/ginger.a.ray#!/groups/333111176759048/ is a group that I have that kind of mirrors this blog.

5. What is your favorite time of the day? 

Morning time is my favorite since I feel better in the morning than anytime of the day.

6. What was your favorite vacation? 

The trip we took driving across the US going to the Oregon/Washington area.  We saw some really beautiful country!

7. What is your favorite physical activity? 

Well….. since I have fibromyalgia I have started doing Water Therapy that seems to help with my pain.

8. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Water!!

9. What is your favorite flower?

I have ALWAYS loved carnations.

10. What is your passion? 

My family has always been my passion.

 

My ’10′ Blogger Nominees

1.  http://csgomez79.wordpress.com/

2.  http://auredhead.wordpress.com/

3.  http://notsotalltales.wordpress.com/

4.  http://youngfibro.wordpress.com/

5.  http://laurensstoryhere.wordpress.com/

6.  http://beckami.wordpress.com/

7.  http://walkingthroughpain.wordpress.com/

8.  http://couchedfibromum.wordpress.com/

9.  http://chronictraveler.wordpress.com/

10.  http://chronickatie.com/author/cakeykatie/

Congratulations and enjoy the little bit of extra Sunshine sent your way today!

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!

August 10, 2012

I am so honored to be nominated by two bloggers for for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award!!  Thanks to Kimberly L. Basinger-Coker of the blog  http://makingthejourneyhome.wordpress.com/ AND http://fogandshadows.com/ for nominating me.  This award was inspired by the Sisterhood of Traveling pants and is an award for female bloggers to encourage the spirit of sisterhood.  This means a lot to me and again I say thanks.

Here are the rules:

1. Thank the giver

2. Post seven things about yourself

3. Pass the award on to seven other bloggers and inform them that they have been nominated

4. Include the logo of the award on a post in your blog.

Seven Things About Me:

1.  I am a believer, I love God, and I look forward to spending eternity in His presence.

2.  I married my high school sweetheart, Joe.  We were 18 years old and “head over hills in love”.

3.  My husband and I have been married 32 years and are still “head over hills in love”!!

4.  God blessed us with 3 wonderful sons.

5.  I have Severe Fibromyalgia and really miss my old life.

6.  My Fibro was so bad at one time that I spent 2 entire years in bed with extreme pain and fatigue.

7.  I am “trying” to learn to live my new life to the fullest – sometimes it is very difficult.

Seven Deserving Blogs

1.  http://barefootmeds.wordpress.com/

2.  http://thelaughinghousewife.wordpress.com/

3.  http://myeverlastingcompanion.wordpress.com/

4.  http://staciegh.wordpress.com/

5.  http://youngfibro.wordpress.com/

6.  http://halfwaybetweenthegutter.wordpress.com/about-the-author/

7.  http://25pillsaday.wordpress.com/

Congratulations!!

So Fatigued I Can’t Open My Eyes

July 30, 2012

WHAT??  You can even open your eyes?  Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it?  Well…. yesterday was one of those days.  I started the day with lots of pain.  Pain in my hips, legs, shoulders, and hands.  I was in so much pain that I decided to take a pain pill.  It took longer for the pain pill to kick in but once it did it reduced my pain significantly.  I don’t know about you, but pain pills give me a spurt of energy – the type of energy that you just have to get up and do something.  When my spurt of energy started I decided to clean up my closet.  I took it easy but was able to make it look so nice.  Then the spurt of energy was gone.  Not only was it gone, but now EXTREME Fatigue kicked in.  When this happens I just have to go to bed.  I was in bed for the rest of the day and night.  I slept all night, but during the day yesterday I just napped off and on.  The fatigue was the extreme kind that I get periodically and I don’t even have the energy to open my eyes.  I had the tv on for some noise, but I could only lay with my eyes closed plastered to the bed.  I did some tossing and turning to try to stay comfortable since some of the pain returned as well.  It was the kind of fatigue if you have ever had it you know what I mean….. it was all I could do to breathe.  My sweet husband would come in to check on me periodically and I could hear him sneak in to not wake me.  I would say “I’m awake Sweetie, I am just still too tired to open my eyes”.  We would talk for a couple of minutes and then he would go on so I could rest.  I am still pretty fatigued today, but able to at least be up and actually HAVE MY EYES OPEN! 

Fibro Fog we are SICK AND TIRED OF YOU!!

July 27, 2012

I love this!! 

This was posted on facebook today by Fibromyalgia Network  https://www.facebook.com/#!/FibroNetwork

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!!  🙂


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