Sunday, July 9, 2017
Friday, June 23, 2017
I've spent most of the spring dealing with a mess of medical issues. See, back in the day, I smashed up my teeth real bad. Long story short, they got fixed, but every 5 to 7 years I have to go in for a couple of root canals. This year, that turned into 3 root canals after several rounds of infections that moved up into my sinuses. I spent the better part of April and May going back and forth to the endodontist trying to figure out what was going on.
Friday, March 31, 2017
I'm in about week three of a fibro flare up. I spent about two weeks fighting joint and muscle pain, focused in my arms. It got so bad that I couldn't get out of bed one day. Self care is especially hard when you physically cannot do it.
Just as the joint pain was starting to subside, I got hit with some respiratory crud. For most people they could power through this and shake it off. For me, sickness hits me like a brick wall and takes me out for days. It's my new reality.
It's hard for me to admit when I need to slow down and rest. I rarely do when I'm feeling well. When I'm feeling great, I am a force to be reckoned with. I am on top on everything and I can handle more than most people, both physically and mentally. When I'm sick, I am knocked out. There seems to be no in between for me these days.
I need to learn to be more proactive. I got sloppy with my diet and exercise when I hadn't had a flare up for awhile. So here I am, sick and hurting again. I'll bounce back, I always do. This post is my reminder to recommit to what I know works. I have too much I want to do to spend my life in a cycle of sickness and pain. But for now, I nap, because self care comes first.