Sunday, February 27, 2011

My writings have been far and few between. I wish I could write daily. It was my intent when I started blogging. We have been busy and I've found it difficult to accomplish everything. Then at the end of the day when I would usually blog, I'm exhausted. I do check Facebook before blogging and that must be my downfall.

My Chronic Fatigue (CF) has been more active than usual. Falling asleep before 11 am is not how life should be. My night sleep has been great so not trying to catch up on my sleep.

I am having trouble with remembering situations of family and friends. I've always kept up with their birthdays, anniversaries, family situations and their health. I haven't been remembering anything. I'm not sure if that is connected with the CF flaring and my cognitive issues. It is common for Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue sufferers to have problems with names and dates. I've had a few problems in that area, but this has gotten worse. I read an article that said that dealing with our pain is all we can do. Therefore, we place everything on the back burner that happens in our day or to our body, except trying to control our pain. Where once we were multitaskers, now we must deal with the pain being racked through our body.

I leave you with this thought:

"Happiness is where you find it."
Author Unknown


  1. Dear Debbie I am so sorry you have to go through this. My prayers are with you. I am glad to see you back posting. Take care. B

  2. I too have trouble remembering EVERYTHING. Our small group from church has been meeting at our house. Last week 2 ladies told me they would bring snacks last night. This yesterday morning at church someone asked if anyone was bringing snacks and I told them I didn't know. So she brought snacks. Then they all showed up with snacks. The ladies from last week couldn't believe that I didn't remember them telling me about it. Also it affects my ability to write. Thank you for typing where I can edit easily. I have a pen pal. I noticed this weekend how bad it has gotten. When I finished my letter and went to edit it I had mistakes all over it. Things like saying "our" when I wanted to say "of" or "that" instead of "the". My spelling is okay for the most part. But it's like I'm dyslexic with words. I also, like you, can't remember anything that's going on with others. When people give prayer requests I try to remember. I can remember that something is going on. I can remember if it was a friend or family member but I can't remember who beyond that. If they were ill, I can't remember what was wrong with them. It makes me feel terrible when I asked them how it's going because I sound like I don't really care because I don't remember the details. But I do care because I'm willing to look like an idiot to ask them. That's how much I really want to know the update. It does help that in our groups there is one person who writes all the requests down and then emails them out. But I still can't remember the details later. And for birthdays I find that is very helpful because they will send you emails to tell you when a birthday or anniversary, etc., is coming up. Wow, okay, I didn't expect to write this much. I'm so sorry. Now I'm going to copy and paste all of this into my own blog :)

  3. I love reading when you do write. I totally understand how exhausting everything is. Write when you can. I am glad I get to see you on facebook though!!!! I hope this week is a better week for you!

  4. It's inspiring how you blog despite pain, I'm sorry to hear about your worsening symptoms.