Friday, December 12, 2008


First I would like to thank all of you for your well wishes yesterday.

If you checked out my twitter updates you know that my doctor is pretty sure I have fibromyalgia. I had my blood drawn to check for lymes and some other things just to be certain. But I have just about every single symptom of fibromyalgia.

She gave me samples of Lyrica after we discussed my concern about not taking anything that is a narcotic. She assured me that I would be fine.

I did take the Lyrica last night and it worked. About an hour after taking it, I got up out of my chair and I realized it wasn't painful to get up and move.

I almost cried because I can't remember the last time I didn't hurt. I didn't realize how much pain I was just living with until it was gone.

I went to bed because I was sleepy, probably from the Lyrica, and I slept so good. I wasn't tossing and turning because of the pain in my hips and lower back.

This morning I feel pretty good, a little groggy but my hips and legs aren't hurting like they usually are. Mornings can be bad for me.

I don't have a lot of motivation right now. It's gloomy, rainy and cold outside. I don't want to go run errands. I've got the gas stove going so I'm nice and warm-so is Mack, he loves when I turn on the fire, I put his bed in front of it and he lays right there. I have the Christmas tree on and no other lights and since it's so gloomy out, the tree has this warm glow. See why I don't want to go anywhere?

But I have to get Abby a white, button down shirt and a red tie for her recital that is tomorrow. That's right, tomorrow. Nothing like waiting till the last minute.

And I just have to tell you that JR has been wonderful this week. He ususally doesn't deal well with me being out of sorts. But I have to give him credit for stepping up and helping out. He's been doing the dishes and he even folded laundry last night. I think I'll keep him.

So, all is well in my corner of the world. I mean, I'm not thrilled at the thought of having fibromyalgia but there are worse things I could have. Gotta look at the bright side of things.


Lou said...

Hi, came over via J-On. With your great attitude, you will manage this difficult condition. You deal with your problems graciously.

Cat said...

Oh Tyra and the fact that you are no longer in pain has got to make the whole world a little brighter - I cannot imagine being in pain all the time - I am sorry for your diagnosis - but I am relieved it was not something that was worse.

(big hugs!)

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I am so glad that you are "well" and it wasn't something that could have been worse. I have lived with fibermyalgia for many years and understand that pain. I hope that the Lyrica continues to work and you continue to do well!
Stay warm.

Shadow said...

that's good that you're feeling better. still holding thumbs!

J-Online said...

I'm sorry you are going through this but what a blessing they were able to figure out what it was and put you on meds that work. Hopefully this will be the beginning to a pain-free (well physically anyway) life. And right in time for Christmas. Take care of yourself sweetie and thanks for the update. Hugs. Jen

Femin Susan said...

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Great! Keep writing…….
Good week……… You are Welcomed to my blog…….

Wishing you in advance "A Merry X'Mas and A Happy New Year''

Pam said...

Ya know what Tyra...just stay in THIS day, dealing with it, resting in it, praying through it. I'm sending you big doses of love and courage.

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I do think hope is a wonderful thing. I hope you are well and thank you