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Fibro Feelings – First Spring Walk

What is Fibro Feelings?

Recently I went on my first walk since giving birth. I had woken up that morning with back pain out of nowhere, but it felt better by the afternoon. The weather was great so The Helpful Hubby, The Boisterous Boy and I took a short walk. I felt fine during the walk, but about an hour later I was not feeling so hot. My back had returned to hurting, but was now accompanied by fairly bad pain in my hip and upper leg – where my bursitis likes to act up.

I caught myself being a little more irritable because of the pain so I apologized to The Helpful Hubby and told him about my pain. He then offered to watch the baby while I soaked in an Epsom salt bath. I felt slightly better for a couple hours after the bath, but the pain started to creep back up again. Since I’m breastfeeding I’m still trying to avoid taking medication unless I absolutely have to. I slathered myself up with Sombra gel and propped my feet up.

A few hours later the pain was improving and by the next day I felt a lot better. I guess my back hadn’t gotten better during the morning of the walk, so I probably shouldn’t have gone. I am happy we’d decided to only do a short walk because I have a feeling I could have started a decent sized flare-up otherwise. For dinner that night I was happy to have a quiche from Costco that I could just pop in the oven. That spared me having to stand and cook which could have irritated the pain.

Do you notice when you’re acting cranky because of pain?


Remember to go slow when starting new exercise*

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Comment from Elaine
Time April 3, 2013 at 11:36 am

Oh my yes I know I am cranky when I am in pain. So I just apologize or maybe I should say warn my hubby of my crankiness


Comment from Diana
Time April 8, 2013 at 2:32 am

Yep I noticed that I get cranky too. My husband and I are both new at the fibro thing so he does not really understand very well yet why I get cranky.


Comment from Cherie Smith
Time May 12, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Real pain


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