Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sick with Fibro

Dizzy.

Weak.

Trying not to cough up my lungs.

Disoriented.

Blurry vision.

Headache.

Stuffy nose.

Lots of sneezing.

Pain increasing in intensity.

Crushing fatigue.

Fighting to stay awake so that I may actually sleep tonight. 

And this is only how I feel today as a result of coming down with a cold. Those of you with Fibro know that the pain & fatigue & daily flu-like symptoms only increase in their viciousness when we get sick. It's easier for me to set aside some of my other regular symptoms when I'm sick with something else because it takes the focus away from the Fibro and onto, like in this case, the cold. But the pain & fatigue... ohhhhhh it's nasty. I feel like I'm being run over by a mile long train.

Right now my days consist of getting as much rest as possible, drinking lots of water, eating hot/scratchy foods, taking all natural cold tablets, drinking lots of Emergen-C {Vitamin C/immune system booster}, and trying to remember where I put my patience. I'm cranky, exhausted, depleted, and God knew I needed to slow down. I'm just thankful I didn't get sick in the midst of the utter chaos.

Speaking of thankfulness, check out my friend Monica's post today about being thankful. I really appreciated it and I'm sure you will too.

4 comments:

blueviolet said...

I'm sorry that you're having a bad day/week! I hope it gets better!

Patrina's Pencil said...

Goodness - you sound so bad. Praying for you now. Lord please bless Rochelle - particularly tonight while she sleeps. Restore her strength and balance and vision. Minister to her in her sleep - so that she can face the new day without pain and discomfort. Carry her, Lord. Carry her through to the other side of this yucky illness. In Jesus name we pray amen!

be blessed, Rochelle
princess warrior

Sydney said...

Oh I pray you feel better! There is nothing worse than nausea. You are in my prayers! And know your blog can always be uplifting, and a slap of reality. Thank you! Feel better! No more nausea!

Sue said...

God has BIG plans for you and knowing that His plans are not always our plans is difficult, to say the least. Thanks for sharing that you can still lean on your faith while dealing with the daily struggles of chronic illness!

Sue Ingebretson
www.RebuildingWellness.com