Thursday, January 8, 2009

A Wonderful Day!

Yesterday was an awesome day! I have no idea why or how. I just know that I felt really good. I do know, I had a good nights sleep because my daughter was off work to take care of her son, my grandson who is only 3 months old. A good night's sleep can truly work wonders.

I am prone to symptoms of fibromyalgia. A large part of those symptoms include fatigue and depression. Until I spoke with my oldest sister, who reminded me of those specific symptoms, I had forgotten about them. In essence, this was my struggle with sadness.

My effort is to not focus on such feelings because they don't feel good. However, sound, restful sleep is extremely critical with this disorder. I thought I had calculated getting up with my grandson during the night into my symptoms. I thought I would be able to handle it much more easily than I have been. Unfortunately, I was terribly wrong!

So, now that my sister has reminded of these dreadful symptoms, I am focused on counteracting them as much as possible. Hot baths works wonders. I do not have spa tub, but my children bought me a spa mat from walmart and it works really well. Moist heat is awesome for muscle pains of fibromyalgia. Immediately upon getting out of the tub, I do simply stretches which also help a great deal. With this disorder, the muscles feel like they are constantly contracting. So, stretching is really good. And finally, I do not like taking medications, so I have invested in a few specific vitamins and anti-toxins for my body. Ultimately, keeping stress to a minimum is essential as well. Diet is important too. I am absolutely terrible at eating right although I am doing much better since I am working from home. As many fresh fruits and veggies as possible is very good. Makes a big difference as well.

So, my inspiration today, is to stay focused on keeping these symptoms to a minimum as best I can. If you know of anyone with this disorder, please pass on these suggestions. They work really well.

Thank you all for listening today! :)


Polly said...

I think taking care of yourself first and foremost, a healthy diet and some exercise will always make the world of difference. Ill always do these things first before anything.

Polly said...

Mind and Body right? Take care of these well and you will be 10 steps ahead always.