Saturday, August 21, 2010

Coping With Fibromyalgia

I am in a period of coping poorly with my Fibro. I'm not resting as I should, pain has increased. My bulging lumbar disks in my lower back are acting up. A muscle or tendon near my elbow hurts as it does when I park host, from over use. AND my left shoulder is having the same issue as my right elbow. I'm a mess!

Because my physical self is so painful, my emotional self is suffering too. I know the remedy is to rest, but how will household chores get done? Dwain has never been helpful in that department. He did wash his breakfast plate this morning. He has been shampooing the carpet, one room at a time. I do appreciate him taking on that challenge. I just wish I could have the engery level I had prior to my diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. The sad part is that I never will have that wish. When I get emotional the depression starts to rear it's ugly head. I must fight to stay above it. Depression is one more thing I gotta do. I don't have time for it so I must work hard NOT to have it on my "To Do" list. OK, pitty party over!

Lucy has had two days of eating well and not throwing up. She is a happy puppy and I'm so glad we have her. She is a treasure. She is now 5.5 months old.


  1. I really feel for you :0(
    I'm in the same position myself and suffering a bit right now. Also have the complication of compressed nerves in both arms from the elbow to the hand. So have the pain at the shoulder to the elbow and from there down it's horrible numbness and aching...go figure!
    Dogs are a great comfort, I wouldn't be without my hairy boy.
    Take care.

  2. Deb, I feel your pain, literally..My biggest issue with the fibro is the depression. I am on meds for that, but you know I don't see that improving any time soon. I feel like I am mourning. Mourning my old life. I want that life BACK. Unless someone has chronic pain they can't understand. they can empathize, but its not something they will understand how it feels. Do what you can to keep things picked up,if it doesnt get done, it doesn't. but then that gets depressing too. We have half the size home we had before but Ican't keep this clean. That bothers me. A lot. But learning to cope little by little. Hang in there:)

  3. I hope you feel better soon! It is so tough when you don't feel better. I know how the depression can get to a person, I hope it gets better so it isn't bothering you anymore. I love Lucy! So glad she is a happy puppy! My friend wants us to get a dog, but we aren't going to because Mom is just not healthy enough for a dog. I had a talk with the doctor and the physical therapist and they both say at this point it is not a good idea with her walking not so good.

  4. I know its rough- tomorrows another day- youll find a way to beat fibro-just keep at it

  5. You are all terrific. I appreciate your encouragement and sharing your own stories.