Fibro Feelings – Step by Step
Sometimes all we can do is take things step by step instead of devouring the entire process all at once. These past few weeks all I can wrap my head around is the current week that I’m in. There are way too many stressors and things on my calendar that looking at weeks at a time is slightly over whelming. I was thinking next week was supposed to be better, but now that I just looked, I realized it doesn’t get much easier until mid-October. Sometimes I feel like “The Little Engine that Could”…”I think I can, I think I can” get through this feeling alright.
I’ve been doing pretty good except for some eye twitching from stress. I’ve also been battling some fairly bad back pain, but I think I’m going to try getting a pregnancy support belt to see if that helps. The physical therapist who taught the pelvic health class I took thought it might. Although the pain has limited my activities, it hasn’t had me on the verge of tears or stopped me from doing too many things. I finally took this huge Snoogle pregnancy pillow to a laundromat to get it washed and dried and I’m going to see if sleeping with it tonight helps. One of my friends that I met through the Arthritis Foundation passed it along to me.
Last week I mentioned that I wasn’t going to be able to get a massage during the Healing Hands for Arthritis Event, but I did take someone else to their appointment. While I waited in the waiting area, the staff there treated me like a queen. They got me a heated aromatherapy neck wrap, talked to me about my volunteer with the Arthritis Foundation, gave me a free chair massage out in the sun and offered me cookies and water. What a nice surprise! I didn’t even end up reading any of the magazines I’d brought with me to keep me busy. While I was there I also happened to run into some of my local Arthritis Foundation staff. They had stopped by the Massage Envy clinic I was waiting at to thank them for their participation in the event.
Are you working through anything step by step?
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