Sorta like the start of that poem – Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, I think I’ll go and eat worms.
Nobody gets IT. It’s strange having an ‘invisible’ condition. I am so starting to get what it is like for people with chronic backache, migraines, depression and other conditions that are debilitating in some way but that the people around you cannot see. To them, you look normal so therefore you are normal. With my fibromyalgia, I can function each day, it is just really uncomfortable and sometimes very painful. Plus you just can’t ever get comfortable enough to get a truly good nights sleep. And to make it even worse, sometimes I wonder if it is all in my head and I am a nutcase, disguised as a relatively normal woman.
Even harder when you have teenage children who although are brilliant (most of the time), they are all about them. They don’t think to see if I need anything, it is just about running them to whatever sporting or social event they have on or making sure they have clean clothes and food in the pantry. And it is probably not their job too but sure would be nice somedays.
So I am on day 4 of my challenge and so far so good. No alcohol although tomorrow is Friday and that will be test day for me as I love to unwind at the end of the week with a glass or 3 of champagne. Have found a good alternative though of grape juice and mineral water, served in a wine glass. There is something about picking up that wine glass that makes me automatically feel better, no matter what is in it. Sad I know but hey, its the truth.
Exercise has been a little harder, not due to lack of motivation, just due to feeling a bit down and sore this week. I can say that I have done my 30 minutes each day and am just waiting on hubby to get home so we can go for a walk now. Fingers crossed the rain will hold out for a bit longer. But don’t worry, I will be going regardless.
Thanks to everyone for the lovely messages of support for me and my year-short challenge. It is nice having you all behind me, especially those of you that have fibro as well because I know you really do understand.
Maybe there is a challenge you have been wanting to take on. You don’t have to be crazy like me and go for a whole year but maybe it’s 30 days of exercise each day, or 3 months of no sugar – I don’t know but if you want to join me for all or part of this challenge, let me know so I can be there to support you as well.
Till next time