Today has been a physically hard day for me. I have fibromyalgia and for the past two years I’ve been learning how to care for my body to lessen the number of flare-ups I have. Fibromyalgia presents itself as general body pain—all over. I’m achy many days but a full-out flare up is when the pain is debilitating.
When I woke up this morning, I knew it wasn’t a good day. Honestly, I haven’t had a really bad flare up in months. I used to have about two a month, but I started on a nutritional supplement called Vemma that has really made a huge difference. I’ve moved from one or two flare-ups a month to about four flare-ups a year. That’s a huge difference! (If you know of someone who struggles with fibromyalgia or another health issue, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll be happy to give you more info about Vemma! It really has made a huge difference for me!)
Between exercise, nutrition, and the supplement, I’m thankful that my really bad days are few and far between. But when they hit, that doesn’t mean I struggle any less. I’m a “doer.” I like to accomplish things. And laying in bed isn’t accomplishing anything, in my mind.
But I’ve had to put a new perspective in place over the past two years. Listening to my body and caring for it with appropriate rest is accomplishing something. No you can’t cross it off a “to do” list or see the the results of an accomplished task, but it still has a purpose and, in the long run, does accomplish something.
When you or I are forced down with a “sick day,” it definitely puts a cramp in our style. It’s inconvenient. It blocks our goals. And quite frankly it messes with our ability to do our mommy responsibilities. But occasionally our body says “enough is enough” and we need to pay attention. Whether it’s a chronic illness we deal with like fibromyalgia or an acute illness like the stomach flu or a cold, we have to listen to our body, lay aside our goals for the day, and take care of our physical needs. For me, that meant a long nap this afternoon and not moving from the recliner for the rest of the evening. The family had to fend for themselves for supper and I’m quite sure none of them were hurt by having to serve themselves. And the other thing I had to do was ask for help. Oh, that’s so hard for us independent moms! I had to ask Mark to take over on kid-duty and meal duty today. I hate to do that to him—it’s his weekend too, but I had no choice. I was pretty much non-functional.
None of us are supermoms. We’re just human beings trying to do our best everyday. But sometimes the best thing we can do is take care of this body that God gave us. And that, in the long run, can be the best thing for our family, too!
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(((Hugs))) I’m sorry it was such a difficult day. Praying that you are feeling much better today.
wow Jill – I’m sorry to hear that.
thanks for the reminder to rest…
Praying you feel better tomorrow 🙂
I hope your doing fine and better now. I am also one of many people suffered much pain of Fibromyalgia and being sick for over 10 years. It’s really difficult to lead a normal life having this kind of illness.
Here’s additional helpful information for all fibromyalgia sufferers.
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.