It's a bright sunny day. I am getting ready for the day. I am trying to recap my last few weeks so I can keep on track for the rest of the week. I have a lot going on and a lot to do. I need to sew Cora's costume by tomorrow. She is going as Fiona from Adventure Time. Cute! and I need to prepare for my Friday Reptile class, almost done. I need to crochet a character for Sam's best friend by the weekend, haven't started, and since I have the sewing machine up, I need to sew a banner for Barry that has been sitting here for about 5 months. I have PT today and my LAST crochet/knitting class to teach at TCA Yeah!! That class has been HARD! and now I am going to take a moment for me.... just to sit and update.
I have figured out a system for keep apprised of my brain fog. I am going to keep a pen circle on my right index finger. This way, I can enlarge it or make it smaller depending on how bad I am suffering from it. It is stunning how this symptom can vary. One thing, however, I have noticed, is that it sticks around for days and then leave for days (so far). So now that I have had a few days of it being low, I have been able to get things done. Another thing, is, is that it follows along with "flares" that is what my PT calls my pain. I like that term. It describes the pain well, and it doesn't limit it to any one place in my body, just like Fibromyalgia works.
I am going to put some kind or a red pen mark on my finger when I am suffering from a Flare, but I don't know how I am going to do that yet.
I still haven't put time for me on the calendar. I need to do that. I have not been doing any time for me. none at all~ Last night might have constituted as some. I went to bed at 8 PM. I got so frustrated. As I got out of the car, I really hurt my right shoulder. It hurt so terribly, that I just went to bed. I got up at midnight, took my meds and went back to bed.
That is how this dumb Fibromyalgia is working out for me. I move in a certain way and BAM I have a pulled muscle for 5 days or a pinched nerve for 4 days or a bone crunchy shoulder for 24 hours. It is just frustrating. How do you learn to live with THAT! Hover round here I come!! K~