Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday Ramblings

I didn't got to church today. :( For the first time in several months my fibromyalgia has decided to flare up. I hear some people think that this disease doesn't exist...I beg to differ. I should have known it was getting ready to flare up last night because it was so hot and although we had the air on it was comfortable but not cold in the house. I was under a quilt getting caught up on Miami Medical. A quilt! In June ...In Arkansas with temps reaching 90+ and the humidity had to of been at least 90% yesterday. It was just miserable.

I just want to know why people think this doesn't exist---

Fibromyalgia is a common condition characterized by long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, morning stiffness, sleep problems, headaches, numbness in hands and feet, depression, and anxiety.
Fibromyalgia can develop on its own or along with other musculoskeletal conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus.
The overwhelming characteristic of fibromyalgia is long-standing, body-wide pain with defined tender points. Tender points are distinct from trigger points seen in other pain syndromes. Unlike tender points, trigger points can occur in isolation and represent a source of radiating pain, even in the absence of direct pressure.
Fibromyalgia pain can mimic the pain that occurs with various types of arthritis. However, the significant swelling, destruction, and deformity of joints seen in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis does not occur with fibromyalgia syndrome alone.
The soft-tissue pain of fibromyalgia is described as deep-aching, radiating, gnawing, shooting or burning, and ranges from mild to severe. Fibromyalgia sufferers tend to wake up with body aches and stiffness.
For some patients, pain improves during the day and increases again during the evening, though many patients with fibromyalgia have day-long, unrelenting pain. Pain can increase with activity, cold or damp weather, anxiety, and stress.
taken from 

t's for real me.

It doesn't help that I'm having a severe allergic reaction to the celebrex for the arthritis and might have to go off it. :(
It's my miracle drug for pain.

Yesterday Kelly and I went to Nikki's and got Drex's room almost complete. All I have to do is put the doors back on the armoire and touch up the paint. We are ready for him! I know his mama is ready...she's so swollen but her blood pressure is great so she's still working and waiting.

Kelly is still looking for a job. I think she's getting a little discouraged, she's wanting her own place so bad. It's hard to move back in with a parent after you have been on your own . I have confidence she will find one soon. 

I haven't mentioned the sunroom in a while. Britt is doing the wiring this week and then we can put the walls up. I am excited to get it completed! Here's a few pics of the work so far. 2 walls are solid and 2 are all windows and a door. I love the light that comes in plants will too this Winter!

One outside wall done and the other plastic. This was a while ago.All the walls and windows are up now.

Door is in!

Wall with door going into living room.

I'm heading to the couch...yall have a wonderful Sunday.


Adoption of Jane said...

I miss you! Love the room... can I have it? I believe you about Fibromyalgia. I believe if people don't take the time to educate themselves, they will remain forever ignorant! Sucks to be them... great to be us!

Oka said...

Take care of you girl. Not a great day here either :(

Anonymous said...

I hope you are feeling better. I've had a chronic pain disorder that is not very well known, going in and out of remission for seven years now. People think that if there isn't a physical deformity there shouldn't be pain, but I know how wrong they are. Wishing you a painfree day!

b.lines said...

So many folks who are blessed to have no pain, dismiss it in others. My sister has fibromyalgia and hurts all the time. A friend of mine who is a nurse practitioner has suggested more than once that I have it. But she is the only one who has made that suggestion. It's real. Yessir. Take care of yourself.

Janie B said...

Cool Room. People don't believe in fibromyalgia? Really? That's pretty narrow-minded. I know people who have it and go through many days of terrible pain. I'm so sorry you have it, too.

Stasha said...

Sorry that you are having a bad day! Prayers that things get better soon!

I love your sun room! It is awesome!

Brittney said...

hope things get better hun! However im totally jealous of the sun room :)

DCHY said...

I had a friend who suffers from fibromalgia...and her depression took her from me. Refused to talk to me. There was nothing I could do. Made me sad to let her go so I could move on.

I was glad to see that you really went all out on the room. I'm sure it wiped you out. It looks great.

Rhonda said...

Awww I'm so sorry that you are not feeling well. I don't like hearing that you are not up and about. You are always up and about. Take care of yourself.

Your sunroom looks amazing! I would love to have one. I lost so many of my flowers and plants last winter and that room would have surely saved them. I am so jealous...but in a good way. =P

gayle said...

The doctor said I have Fibromayalgia. For a time it seemed that it went away but I think with all the stress at work lately has brought it back. One of my girlfriends has a very bad case of it.