Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Body Project: Update

I really think I've done it! I think the Fibromyalgia is in remission, and the RSD/CRPS is still there, but it behaves itself most of the time. My feet still ache when they get cold, or I exert myself too much. And I get pretty achy at night, but I am 31 years old, so I guess that could be normal. Considering where I've been, and how severe my symptoms could be, I'll take a few age appropriate aches and pains. I am still overly sensitive to small injuries that really shouldn't be painful, so I guess my central nervous system could work a little better but believe me, I'm not complaining. I know that another disruption could easily happen, but I feel like I have the knowledge and the ability to reverse it again.

Speaking of being 31... I just had a birthday. I have been overwhelmed with caring for my sick family (and myself) so I have yet to post my thoughts about getting older.

They are brief, but here they are:
I am proud of myself and my choices.
I believe that I have created happiness in my life, and that I deserve it.
Good for me.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Great News Everyone...

I'm sick.

No really, this is great news because I caught The World's Worst Cold from my daughter, and I didn't know it until my throat got a little scratchy.

Back in the day when my immune system was not the greatest, I got sicker/faster/longer than anyone else.

This time I was last to get it, and I'm not that sick. Here's the best part. The pain spike that always preceded and generally enhanced and lengthened illness-- the one that would send me to the bath tub 4 times a day, and to bed the rest of it since I couldn't tolerate the sensation on clothes on my skin, or even gather my thoughts enough to interact with other people through the fuzz of pain-- you know, that one? It didn't happen. Still hasn't happened.