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Fibro Feelings – Let it Snow

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The good news this week is that I rebounded a bit after my massage! After a few days of my hip and leg feeling a little worse I all of a sudden felt a lot better than I’ve felt in a long time! This allowed me to do many loads of laundry, wash some dishes, do some grocery shopping – you know, all those fun things that people do when they feel well. =) In fact, I felt so good that I think I overdid it a tad, so I’m back to resting. I also started getting a new symptom related to my hip – neurological-like shooting pains. I’m used to those from my fibromyalgia, but all of a sudden I’ve gotten a lot of these, concentrated right in this area that hurts a lot more. Last night The Helpful Hubby had to massage it a bit so that the constant, dull pain wouldn’t prevent me from being able to sleep.

Besides the massage, I think another thing that contributed to feeling better was the fact that I’ve been trying to be extra gentle to my hip and leg lately. I mentioned that I was starting to do this last week, but here is what I really mean by that. I have been trying to avoid bending completely (meaning The Helpful Hubby has had a lot of things to pick up) and using my knees, not my hips when I have to bend, using a pillow to prop my leg(s) up on the couch for hours each day and icing the area.

We’ve been getting some snow lately, so I’ve felt badly that I’ve been sitting on the couch while The Helpful Hubby has had to shovel snow multiple times. Ice and hip issues don’t really get along though, so I’ve been trying not to walk outside much. I find that I’m really fearful when trying to do it, as trying to catch myself or falling would be very painful. The snow has also brought lots of pressure changes, which my head, back, fingers, hip and leg did not appreciate. Mentally, I’ve loved the snow though! It is so pretty piling up on the bare tree branches and the evergreens and I love how peaceful it makes things.

Have you had snow lately?

close up of snow

Look at all those tiny, beautiful, crystalline shapes!*

*Image Credit: from by spcbrass


Comment from Meredith Gould
Time January 19, 2012 at 9:46 am

Would love a bit of snow to make it seem like winter has actually arrived, although I do NOT like the pain that’s triggered by changes in barometric pressure.
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Felicia Fibro Reply:

That is how I feel too – it is hard to feel like it is winter without some snow.


Comment from stacy michelle ihlenfeld
Time January 20, 2012 at 7:56 am

massages mess me up for days afterwards and always uncover other issues. it seems that I can only feel one or two things at once, so once one of those primary pains is knocked off my plate another underlying one can come fill the void.

I’m learning how to be gentle with myself, too. who knew it would be so hard?


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