Fibromyalgia Fog Journal


Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Counting My Blessings

Okay, enough of the self-pity! It is time to appreciate what I have and count my blessings. Here they are as I think of them, NOT in order of importance. I will add more as I think of them.

  • I have not had any trigeminal neuralgia pain in a while.
  • I have a wonderful family.
    • Not only do I love each of them, I also truly like the me.
    • The love me!
    • They are such characters.
    • They are so understanding and supportive of me.
    • They keep me real.
    • They appreciate what I am able to do.
  • I have a good team of health care providers. When I first became ill my previous GP would scratch and shake his head. He finally admitted that he had no idea what was wrong with me. A friend recommended her GP and my life changed. With his guidance, I now have a group of doctor who not only believe fibromyalgia is real (not a garbage can diagnosis) but who also work and play well together. They talk to each other about the best course of action for me and keep each other informed about things.

More to follow.


Muscles and tender points - Level 7.
Back - Level
Skin sensitivity - Level 8 OMG I cannot take being touched today!
Dizzy, Need to walk with a cane. – Level 6
Foggy – Level 6
Allergies – Level 4
Tiredness- Level 5

Reflect on your present blessings,
of which every man has many;
not on your past misfortunes,
of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens
(1812 - 1870)

Living in the moment brings you a sense of reverence
for all of life's blessings.
Oprah Winfrey
(1954 - )
O Magazine

A wise man should consider that health
is the greatest of human blessings,
and learn how, by his own thought,
to derive benefit from his illness.
(460 BC - 377 BC)
Regimen in Health

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I Fell Again

I cannot believe I fell again!

This is the 6th? or 7th time I have fallen in less than a year.
So far these falls have:
  • dislocated my shoulder causing extreme nerve damage.
  • made it so I have had to lay on the ground until somone has found me to help me get up.
  • resulted in me getting black and blue all over.
  • humiliated me.
  • caused me to lack confidence.
  • taken away even more of my independence.
I fear that one of these days I am going to hit my head when I fall.

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
a Japanese Proverb

If you get up one more time than you fall you will make it through.
a Chinese Proverb