My Daily Battle

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I’ve been in quite the Battle the past few weeks.  My pain levels have limited my ability to complete most tasks that I do in my Daily Life.  It has been quite a while since my pain has been so debilitating.  I live with pain on a daily basis yet it is rare that I have pain so debilitating.  Most of my trigger points have been activated and causing sore muscles and joints.  It is rare for me to not be able to do my walks or to do them with my joints and my muscles in my legs bothering me so much.  I always love my walks and the past couple of weeks I haven’t been able to complete them in a way that I normally do.

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The issue with this when it happens day after day after day it is a struggle to keep yourself emotionally and mentally fit.  My body gets so tired and worn out from the pain.  At the two week point it is so hard to not just mentally and emotionally give in.  I did give in for a short period of time a good cry and a bit of yelling at the wall, then I had to get back to the battle.  The battle itself gets overwhelming.

Im feeling a bit better today.  Trying not to overdo myself. With God in my life I have had some joy through the pain.  I just try to remember how much He loves me.  I know it is ironic.  Why do I, or would I love and be loved by a God who has made me so sick?  I don’t completely know why God has given me or others this sort of affliction.  Yet what I do know is when I walk in His Love and Grace.  I also realize that He loves me more than love was created to be.  Knowing all of that brings me joy and helps me to want to keep fighting this dreaded Fibromyalgia.  I strive to walk in His light.   Like any soldier who is in battle like this we do wane in our mental and emotional state.

I am working as hard as I can to hang in there and do what is necessary in my life.  It is the only way I will survive this life.  Others have worse so I also do try to be grateful every day that God has spared me of so much worse things In this life.

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The Journey Doesnt’ Have to Taste Bad

I really enjoyed this post and decided to Reblog it for my The Journey Doesn’t Have To Taste Bad Post.
Please note that some of these Recipes are Gluten Free some not. All are Dairy Free. Im excited to share these with you. I am hoping you enjoy these recipes. I thought they looked great!

ENJOY!

The Title of this Post is 50 Ways To Leave Your Butter, (or 50 Ways to Love Your Peanut One)

No Milk Today

The problem is all inside your head
She said to me
The answer is easy if you
Take it logically
I’d like to help you in your struggle
To be DAIRY free
There must be fifty ways
To leave your BUTTER….

-Kati Simon(e) Lyrics 🙂

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My joints hurt! Am I now getting Arthritis Everywhere!!!

The Answer is no! Thank goodness!! Believe me I took pause for awhile thinking my Arthritis MUST be spreading. Well, I was checking out a new Fibromyalgia Group I just joined and there was a reputable article on joint pain and FM. Here is the link to the article I’m referencing. http://www.fibromyalgiatreating.com/take-control-of-fibromyalgia-knee-pain/ This article is amazing and I would recommend anyone experiencing joint pain and they also have FM to read it for sure! It explains that people with FM get knots of various sizes in their muscles. These knots put pressure on the connective tissue and causes the joint pain. It can be anywhere from minimal to excruciating. It also can vary from day to day. Another article I read stated that Pain radiates from the trigger points causing the muscles to tighten (which is what causes knots sometimes), and when the muscles tighten it also puts pressure on the connective tissue. Although my trigger points in my legs are dormant as far as feeling any radiating pain the muscles in my legs I am an avid stretcher and I think it does help the knots as well as the tight muscles. I also will say that the walking helps me mentally as well. I always feel better after walking. When I first started I would get a huge rush of endorphins. My body is more used to it now yet I know I will always feel better and have a clearer head. So naturally that helps me to be able to keep my positive attitude. My specialist tells me that my walking and my positive attitude has greatly helped to improve my pain level. There are other components that I believe has helped as well. It always is a combination of things. Healing is just the opposite of pain itself. Both complicated with a combination of things yet they opposites. I also must mention even though I have mentioned it before that God/my spirituality has played the most important role in my life. When I was diagnosed with FM most doctors said it was psychosomatic. They had just started doing studies on FM. In the last year that I have been seeing the specialist I have really learned so so much. So I will say God Bless you all! Thanks for following me as well as liking my blog posts. I have also learned so much more from reading your posts!