A Day In The Life Of Fibromyalgia: Memories

A Day In The Life Of Fibromyalgia: Memories

I’ve had fibromyalgia for about thirty-two years, diagnosed for about twelve years. For all of you who have fibromyalgia for any length of time can relate to this, in concept. Probably not the exact situation, but the concept at least.

I was watching a rerun episode of M.A.S.H., it was the one where Klinger tries to get Winchester to invest in the hula hoop and Frisbee. I wonder when and where those two classics came into being. But the memory I had was like a series of video clips of me throwing a Frisbee. I threw the Frisbee in a grocery store parking lot late at night with the parking lot lights on so we could practice skipping the Frisbee on a hard surface. I threw the Frisbee a lot in parks all over. I could competently throw the Frisbee in three or four styles including under my leg.

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The fun review of the mental video clips was followed by some despair as I realized, “there is one more thing I can’t do.” Luckily I no longer own any of my Frisbees so I am not tempted.

It’s both fun and sad to have fun memories or recollections from the past. It’s always fun to reflect on the fun of a former life before the new life of disabling fibromyalgia. But it is sad because in many cases, those fun memories will stay as memories and be things we can no longer do.

Troy Wagstaff

 

A Day In The Life Of Fibro: Frustration

A Day In The Life Of Fibromyalgia: Frustration

It’s tough, oh so tough and miserable going all those years with chronic pain and assorted symptoms without a diagnosis. Then after all those years and the money you finally get diagnosed. At last, a light at the end of the tunnel, or so you were hoping.

After the diagnosis, then you think or rightfully hope for the correct medicine to manage your symptoms. That’s better than nothing, right? That’s not always the case. Maybe after a year or two or three you finally get a collection of medications and therapies that help manage your fibromyalgia. Less pain and less symptoms, but you know in the back of your mind, a flare up is always around the corner. Frustration!

Then after ten or fifteen years of watching a great deal of your old life, pre fibromyalgia, pass you by, you think you’re finally at peace with your new life of medication and flare ups and restrictions. That is until you watch a movie, TV show or a football game and the memories of jumping up from the ground and walking away from a tackle shaking off the temporary pain come back to haunt you. Frustration!

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The memories of getting off the message table feeling energized and spry comes flooding back to you reminding you that even a great therapeutic message has lost its magic. Frustration!

The memories stirred by a movie or a favorite song from the past stir your emotions and bring up memories and going out to dinner with your newly wed bride and then dancing all night long, come home fall into bed for two hours sleep only to have your old AM/FM radio alarm wake you up for another day or work and school. You wonder how that was ever possible and how impossible that is now with twenty or thirty years of fibromyalgia, eating away at your energy and physical abilities. Frustration!

So what does the ‘F’ in fibromyalgia stand for? Frustration!

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Fibromyalgia Word Search Puzzle

Fibromyalgia Word Search Puzzle

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1. CHRONIC PAIN, 2. FIBROMYALGIA, 3. HEADACHES, 4. SENSITIVITY, 5. IBS, 6. VISION PROBLEMS, 7. ZANAFLEX, 8. TENDER POINTS, 9. MUSCLE SPASMS, 11. FIBRO FOG, 12 CONFUSION, 13. LORTAB, 14. DEPRESSION, 15. ANXIETY, 16. LYRICA, 17. FATIGUE, 18. C 19. INSOMNIA, 20. DOCTOR , 21. HIP PAIN, 22. CLUMSINESS, 23. STIFFNESS, 24. JOINT, 25. CRAMP.

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A Day In The Life Of Fibromylagia: A New Daily Column

A Day In The Life Of Fibromyalgia: A New Daily Column

Since this blog became primarily a fibro blog I have had lots of support and a lot of likes and comments to my posts on fibromyalgia. The trouble with having fibro, among other things, is that when you have fibromyalgia you can have a period of feeling relatively good followed by a period of feeling crappier than usual. Your efforts reflect these ebbs and flows. I still plan on doing the articles that I have done in the past, but I am going to add a daily post on my adventures of the day with fibromyalgia. I’ve had fibro for thirty-one years and it has been officially diagnosed for almost twelve years.

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Because of that, I am wise enough to know that my daily efforts won’t be seven days a week, week in and week out. But that will be my goal. I will talk about how my day went, how my pain is and other symptoms. It will give you a good glimpse into the life of a fibro champion who is male.

This post will cover one small thing. I went with my Mother-in-law to a yoga for senior’s class and it’s Saturday and I am still paying for it. I have been tremendously sore and my message tool broke a week ago. I’ve managed to get by, barely with the use of heating pads, soaks in hot water in my tub. I’m just now feeling good enough to blog. My next blog will be about Yoga, as I have more plans about it. Stay Tuned.

Inspirational Quotes Motivational Memes

Inspirational Quotes Motivational Memes

These memes are meant to motivate and inspire you.

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Visual Evidence Of Creationism With A Flash Flood

This post has been updated with the formation of a small canyon in Wyoming that is about 2,250 feet by 150 feet. It took two weeks to form this familiar looking canyon.

Troy C. Wagstaff aka CallahanWriter Blog: Topics of interest include Western Historical (1865-1899) Topics. Additionally inspirational Christian and Fibromyalgia interests.

Visual Evidence Of Creationism

There are many National Parks, especially in the western United States that feature grand vista’s and incredible formations. Some of these National Parks are the Grand Canyon, Zion’s, Capital Reef, Bryce Canyon, Canyon Lands and many more. At the top of some very high rock formation at Zion’s nation park there is fossil evidence of sea life, thousands of feet above sea level.

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As you walk and hike through Capital Reef national park and other nation parks there are brass placards telling you how certain formations are formed, according to science.

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There are several pictures of spectacular formations in various national parks and from southern Utah included in this post to compare to the video at the bottom of this post that was taken of a flash flood in southern Utah four days ago from a drone.

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 Here is the footage of a flash flood. Notice…

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