Monday, September 28, 2009

I'm Flaring and Thankful

I have been in a flare for two weeks. My body is racked with pain and fatigue. Depression set in two days ago. I started my "pity party" when the depression started, which makes sense doesn't it? I'm trying hard not to complain much as I don't want to become known as a winer. I just want to feel better NOW! I don't want Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue!

I'm thankful for my husband who tries to understand these diseases.

I'm thankful for my kids and grandkids who try to understand too.

I'm thankful for my doctors who help me through this journey.

I'm thankful for the sunshine during fall as it is not hot, but warm.

I'm thankful for my my home as it is small and easier to care for.

I'm thankful for flowers as they lift my spirits.

I'm thankful for paychecks that keep us housed, clothed and fed.

I'm thankful for my computer as it keeps me connected to family and friends.

I'm thankful for nice warm showers.

I'm thankful for my recliner and bed as they provide relief.

I'm thankful for books & magazines as they provide good info and take me places.

I'm thankful for my seat in the truck and its heating element.

I'm thankful for my friends. They provide love, support, understand, laughter.

I'm thankful for the laughter as it comes from many sources.

I'm thankful for my full-time RV'g lifestyle as it is a slower pace.

My wrists are stiff so will sign off for now.


  1. I am so sorry you're in a flare. I know what you're going through. Typing is difficult for me now as I just had surgery on my wrist but please remember that Tomorrow is another day!

  2. Thank you. I contacted my Dr. and she increased my meds for a short period of time. It has helped. I wonder if this will be the "new" me or if I'll be able to back off. Presents a new can of worms.