Thursday, January 8, 2009

Working Through It


Today, I expected to be a bit more difficult than it actually was. The baby had a horrible sleep schedule as my daughter went to work. I manged to get only 3 hours of sleep. I am a strong Christian and I truly believe God works things out for us. Normally, I have 6 to 8 children a day. Today, I only had 3, which includes my grandson. The other two are a 4 and 5 year old. The 4 year old came early this morning, but the 5 year old came late this afternoon. Both boys are well behaved. The day went wonderfully! Even my grandson behaved! LOL! Those of you who have or have had children, know how unpredictable babies can be at this age!

Once the kids are gone and I am able to close the daycare for the night, I will pick up my son from his friends house and we will head out to bible study. Bible study really helps be to stay focused and not to get swallowed up with the woes of the world....actually, to better understand the world.

Well, to better days to come. You all have a good night....Presious

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! :)