Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I am alive and breathing!

Hello Everyone,

I recently heard from a kind blogger friend of mine, the Bluesman and agree with his suggestion. I am posting a short note to let everyone know I am alive and breathing!

I have experienced many emotions and challenges since December 22, 2009. I was able to spend time with my family at Christmas and continue to feel blessed. Jerry and I were able to spend a week and a half with our grandchildren, enriching our lives with young energetic twin girls. I still cannot believe God has blessed us with these beautiful grandchildren.

As usual I have not followed my own advice and paced myself. Between spending quality time with my grandchildren, driving Jerry to his doctor appointments, daily chores, and driving to my Mom's house to visit. One of the hardest lesson for me to learn is pacing. When I feel great and energetic I tend to over do. I am going to post little notes to remind me not to over do.

I have been trying to get back on track and it has been a bit difficult because of the rain and cold weather.

How do I feel? I am slowly gaining back my strength and managing my pain. I am able to check out different sites for a short period of time and want to start posting again. I feel blessed to have such wonderful blogger friends willing to take time out of their day to say hello and ask about my health. I love people and have proof that people do care. These people are absolute proof that our society is filled with loving, caring, beautiful souls.

I hope my post is making sense because my fibro fog has been right in line with my fatigue! However, I am finding my way thru the fog:)

I hope and pray everyone is feeling stronger and experiences no pain or fatigue.

God Bless,

Fibro Viv


Jo said...

Good to see you posting! Pacing and resting is the way to go to give your body a chance to heal. Try and think of it as a way of giving you more time rather than taking time out of your day. You need to keep at it for a while to see the benefits. Four, half hour rests listening to radio drama or a meditation tape (you have to keep your busy mind interested, music won't cut it) spaced through the day will give you half your life back. Good luck!

Lori said...

I'm glad you posted because I, too, was wondering if things were okay. Pace Pace Pace. :)

Fibro Viv said...

Hi Lori,

You are such a great blogger friend and I continue to pray for Jessie and the rest of the family.

You are truly a strong individual with proven ability to be a great Mom. Jessie is very lucky.

God Bless

Fibro Viv said...

Hello Jo,

Thank you for reading my post and leaving great tips. Good point on thinking of pacing as a way of giving me more time rather than taking time out of my day.

You also brought up great ways to keep my mind interested. I also try to play brain exercise puzzles and games.

Thanks for stopping by.

God Bless

dominique said...

I know I am the new kid on the block but be that as it may, I am very glad to hear you are feeling better. I have been saving your RSS feed every since I found it and checking ever couple days to see if you were posting yet!

Pacing...that is the dirty 6 letter word for us, huh!~ LOL

Welcome back!

Fibro Viv said...

Hi Dominique,

You are so sweet. Thank you for reading my post. It makes my day.

I hope you are having a great week-end and I send you blessings and a soft hug.

Memory Boost said...

ya looking..,
Thanks for the post..

Fibro Viv said...

Hello Memory Boost,

I hope you are having a terrific Valentines Day. Thanks for reading my posts.

Donald Swarbrick said...

It's just so nice to know you are OK.

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Fibro Viv said...

Hello Donald,

Thanks for checking in on me. I am getting stronger daily.

God Bless

Fibro Viv said...

Hello green me,

Thanks for stopping by and for your comments. I look forward to reading your blog site.

tikno said...

I am impressed with your spirit. You are a strong woman.

tikno said...

Hopefully this blog will inspiring your reader.

Fibro Viv said...

Hello tikno,

Thank you for your comments, I hope to reach folks dealing with this disorder. With the proper support and tools we can work towards taking control of our health.