Fibro Feelings – I think I Jinxed Myself
I think I jinxed myself. On Monday I was thinking about how I was so surprised that my body has handled 4 weeks of physical labor weekend projects without going into a full blown flare. Normally I would never do even 2 weekend projects like we’ve been doing in a row. Of course, we’d planned to spread these projects out throughout the summer, but unexpected things at The Helpful Hubby’s job prevented us from being able to. Even The Helpful Hubby commented on how he was surprised that I wasn’t feeling worse. Sure I’d gotten heat exhaustion and had some painful days, but I hadn’t had any flares, which was unusual for the amount of physical labor I’d been doing.
And then came Tuesday afternoon. I did a couple loads of laundry, some work online, finished unloading the dishwasher and washed some dishes. I noticed that my upper arm/shoulder was slightly sore. Hours later my shoulder and upper arm were killing me anytime I tried to move them. I think I have a strained tendon, but I’m not sure how I did it. I hurts to move my arm in certain directions, especially if I even slightly push/pull on anything. When The Helpful Hubby got home he said that I looked sad. It wasn’t that I felt sad, my arm/shoulder and my teeth were just really hurting. I’d been using Crest whitening strips for the few days before that and they had made my teeth super sensitive. I guess I’ll stop using those for awhile!
As you can imagine I didn’t get much sleep Tuesday night with my bodily pains. Luckily, my feet had quite hurting before all those new pains though! Sunday I had worn those massaging, slide on sandals that are supposed to push on reflexology pressure points to do what I thought would be a short task. That task ended up taking me 1-2 hours and causing me foot pain that lasted for 1.5 days. During that time I felt like I was still standing on those painful, little rubber dots. Since I still have many things I’d like to get done before our house guests arrive on Saturday, I know I’m going to have to start prioritizing. There is a good chance I physically won’t be able to do all those things. I am grateful that I started preparing weeks ago, just in case this sort of thing happened.
Do you find massaging sandals painful too?
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