Sunday, January 27, 2013

Update 1/27/12

Last update of January 2013 I think...

I am going through another flare up...when do they stop?  NEVER!  I get to feeling good and go do something and end up wishing I hadn't.  What caused it this time?  I never know exactly what causes my flare ups and I think even if I did it wouldn't help me manage my health much.  I take my pills, vitamins etc like I always do, I try to keep the same sleep schedule, limit exercise (it exacerbates my pain issues), and eat foods good for me and it still flares.

I am really bummed out today cause last week I had a really good weekend and on Monday I went to an outlet mall in OKC with my daughter for a little shopping and looking fun.  I walked the entire circle of the mall...out a 15 minutes walk if you are healthy...in about 2 hours and participated in a little light retail therapy!  We visited the Coach outlet at the mall and I bought a couple handbags that were 50% off and then they gave us a coupon for an additional 30% off when we entered the door! 

Aren't they awesome!  I haven't bought a new purse in about 5 years...I know a long time for me or anyone.  I have a lot in my closet but I ended up tossing 5 in the recycle bag for Goodwill and another couple in the trash so that is my reason for not feeling guilty for spending some money on these purses.  They both cost $298 originally but will all the discounts I only paid $222 for both of them and a Coach zip ID wallet and key chain! 
This is awesome.  Has a key chain, wrist strap, pocket for money and debit cards and then a clear ID pocket for my drivers license and conceal carry card on the front.  I clip it to the front of the purse and if I don't want to carry the whole bag I unclasp it and take it with me.  
We went to see the move MAMA and had dinner out at Golden Corral that night so you can see it wasn't a stressing or taxing day...unless the excitement over getting my new Coach goodies were exciting stressful to me.  Now that would be the pits to have an exciting thing happen and you go into a flare up...

On Tuesday Heather took me to Weight Watchers...did I tell you that I went to the doctor a couple weeks ago and I had lost a whopping 12.6 # from my previous visit till now.  I decided I was doing so well I went and rejoined Weight Watchers.  Don't know why I quit cause I always feel better when I am eating WW and my gluten diet.  Anyway we went to weigh in and I had lost another 3#.  YAY!  WW has a gluten free friendly program now and most of the foods I am eating are in their data base so keeping up with the tracker is easy peasy.

Wednesday was a day of rest cause I knew I had a class to teach on Art Journaling at my LSS so I didn't do much of anything.  The Art Journal class was a not stressful and I actually enjoyed the people in the class a lot.

Friday!  Well Friday was a down day for sure.  I had a headache and nausea all day.  I got up about noon and was back in bed at 3pm trying to get the head better.  Stayed laying flat the rest of the day because if I got up my head and body hurt so bad it wasn't worth moving.  Even Chuck trying to pat my back caused a lot of pain.  I slept as much as I could and woke up Saturday feeling a little better but still having some issues.

Saturday Heather called about going to the crop at the LSS so I went with her about 5 pm and we did some crafting for a few hours, stopped by Ihop on the way home and today I am feeling like dog doo!

If you have fibromyalgia, CFS/ME you know what I am talking about here!  If you don't and you think I am a whiner then I hope you never are diagnosed with this disorder.  It is a constant pain and takes so much out of me on goods days that I dread the bad ones.  I hate feeling bad cause it tends to make me into a bitch and I am normally a reasonable person but...

Guess I will wait another 5-10 years before buying another handbag...takes too much effort!  Enough for me.  Hope you have good days my friends. 

5 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

Fab bags! I know exactly how it is, it's so hard to explain to others who don't. I've met some people who only get flares every 3 to 6 mths! I'm on a constant flare up & like you have to go so careful as even something normal like showering an dressing can feel like I've climbed a mountain! I do try to enjoy the better days though and have stopped being so stubborn and will use my wheelchair now to enjoy going places. I used to not go as I knew I couldn't walk around. You take care Zo xx

Ali Wade said...

Fab handbags (I used to be a handbag addict, but don't really use them anymore - not much use on the farm! - so just admire them from afar). Of course I understand how you are feeling and how frustrating it is. I was actually out for the night on Friday at a dinner, and so many people said 'but you look so well' - not knowing that I was having to pop painkillers and restrict what I ate in order to just be there. Ended up having an IBS flare up that night anyway. Sometimes I seriously consider becoming agoraphobic!! Ali x

okienurse said...

I hear you there Ali! If I stay home I get to feeling good, looking good, and have so much energy but the minute I go out it starts up again. The pain I cope with, the limited mobility, and feeling tired I know will come anytime I leave the house even to go to a movie. What bothers me is the flares in the RLS, IBS, etc etc etc. It does make you want to stay home! {{hugs}}

okienurse said...

DD has been after me to use the wheeled chairs and motorized shopping carts available in stores here but I keep holding off unless I am really feeling bad, bad, bad. I have a handicap card and park close to the door at most stores otherwise I would have trouble getting in the door. I have considered ordering groceries online but...I think I need that outside interaction and like you I might start using the chair more so I can! {{hugs}}

Anne said...

Same for me too. So understand Vicki. I could easily just give up and dtay home all the time. Am making myself do things. Anne x