Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Week 2 Day 4/ Day 5

Well after a long holiday weekend I am back at it.  I am doing well.  The pain hasn't gotten worse, thank goodness.  The exercise feels good.  I look forward to moving.  I think my body likes it too.  Not too much.  It gets to be a long day.  The toughest part of the day is working through the topics of discussion.  I feel overwhelmed talking about the feelings that come with chronic pain.  I find it by far the biggest challenge.  I hope that practice not only with physical exercise but in mental exercise, I can get used to turning some thoughts around.  I am only 5 days in so I am still have A LOT of practice ahead of me!  K~

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Week 1 - Day 2/Day 3

Day 2 was the first day of the warm salt water therapy pool.  It felt nice.  I have to tell ya I was really tired after 45 minutes of moving though.  Getting dressed took me FOREVER!  Gee I am slow!  Then it was time to bounce on a ball.  I think I might be the only person that can have super bad posture on an exercise ball.  I was about to roll right off that thing.  LUNCH TIME!!  Then it was topic time.  Our topic today... Values.  Interesting.  We learned that values are usually never reached but are ongoing.  It is usually what you want to be remembered for.  What is depressing for someone with chronic pain is THAT can often become (seem what someone may) remember someone for.  That's all I got for now.  Then it was more learning about relaxation then relaxing but that's ok.  There was a cute video about pain from Australia.


Day 3 - Today was the a LOOONG day.  I am just going to need to face this program as my new normal.  Pain along with exercise, fatigue and ignoring how I feel... Weeee!  At least that is how I left feeling today.  I think that this is still going to a be a beneficial program, but I get so tired of pulling myself up by my bootstraps.  When one looks at the big picture, that is what life is all about.... falling down and getting back up until you fall down for that one last time.  It really does no good complaining about ones pain or discomfort.  Someone will always have it worse, we all know that.  We logically know we don't want to be them.  4 days until Monday.


Monday, November 19, 2012

Week 1 - Day 1

It is my first day of the Chronic Pain Program.  I feel overwhelmed like I knew I would.  I think the Brain fog is over looked when getting us orientated.  I remember only about 1/4 of what was said and the rest was blah blah blah.  About 1:30 my elbows came in really handy as did the table top because my head gained about 10 pounds over the last hour.  Tomorrow is the salt water warm pool therapy, PT, lunch, discussion, and relaxation. My weekly goal setting is over the top.

1/2 of cleaning my craft area per day until Sunday
1/2 hour of working on Rick and My clothes baskets in the dining room
1/2 a day on my Christmas letter per day until Sunday

I better get going I only have 1 and 1/4 hours til bed.... hum?


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Meal worms love carrots

Not quite stop motion but the photos are taken about every 6 hours or so.  

All gone :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Oh is THAT all.

When diagnosed with fibromyalgia it is therefore essential to reconsider your entire lifestyle, not only to ascertain the best methods for coping with health maintenance whilst suffering a chronic disorder, but also for personal well being and general health purposes.

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Saturday, November 03, 2012

Frantic crafting?

I tell ya.  I have been frantic crafting for weeks it seems.  Everything as of late has had a deadline and it had come far too soon.  My fingers can only go so fast.  I finished my sisters afghan.  I think it turned out well.  I sewed a costume for my daughter in 4 hours with small pictures on my smartphone.  I crocheted a mask for my son in about 35 minutes and now I am crocheting a amigurumi character for my sons friend by Friday.  I also have about 4 other projects that I have wanted to start on my own to get done and given for gifts.  Then there is the holidays, starting my other sisters afghan.  I need to sew a project that I wanted to get done for someone, 5 months ago.  Then there is my felting project that I am trying to learn.  That may have to wait......K~