I've been feeling better lately, not wonderful, but much better than I was through July and August. Life is getting back to normal finally and with that I've been feeling a lot better. I still have pain and such but overall I'm sleeping better (most nights) and instead of not feeling like I can do … [Read more...]
Extra Spoons and Inspiration
These posts contain little tips and inspiration to help you gain an "extra spoon" or two. Many with invisible illness call themselves "spoonies" in reference to The Spoon Theory by Christine Miserandino. The idea is that we equate our energy levels to spoons, when our energy levels are low, we need spoons. These posts are meant to help you increase your energy (whether mental or physical), and therefore your spoons.
Every once in a while I catch the show "Hoarding: Buried Alive"and on a couple of different episodes they've mentioned that the person has Fibromyalgia. It got me thinking about how we try to fill the void that Fibromyalgia puts in our lives. Fibro takes so many things away from us and … [Read more...]
Every time I hear this song, the one line that really strikes a chord with me is "Let the life that you live be all that you need". I feel like for those of us with Fibro this should be our theme song. We constantly wish for more, we wish for our "old lives" back. We wish to be able to do all the … [Read more...]
I was having a really bad day yesterday (still not feeling good today). A cheeseburger managed to convince me to get out of bed... the possibility thereof anyway. Thanks to my braces (and a bad case of TMJ), I can't bite into it so I'd have to eat it with a fork, but it still sounded really good. … [Read more...]
I've always heard a bath is a great way to de-stress and over the years there have been a few times that I've decided to regularly take a bath before bedtime. I haven't done it as much since we've been in this house, the bathtub isn't as big and I just couldn't seem to relax. I'd always stress out … [Read more...]
While The Spoon Theory was originally written about Lupus, it applies to Fibromyalgia just as well and is a great analogy for how we feel. The Spoon Theory Thus the title of my blog. … [Read more...]