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.
find your fire
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