Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, microdiskectomy C5/C6, bulging disks L3/L4, compressed nerve L5/S1, disc compression L5/S1, IBS, hypothyroidism (now FINALLY well controlled) Also angioplasty, and angiogram, high bp, well controlled, high chol, now normal, well controlled
Hey there Marlee & Friends!!!
I call it a case of the Januaries!! Basically ... ppl are whopped (sp?) from the holidays and the year before. Often times we just over do it during the holiday season and the can be well... anticlamatic. Then we have a tendency to sit back and think about the previous year around New Years and it's exhausting!!
Anyway, it happens to me every stinkin' January. I have NO energy. Just feel like I'd like to hibernate. Maybe is SAD?! I don't know.
I used to be hyper-energenic, worked 50-70 hours a week, volunteered, was constantly on the run. Now, just 8 weeks later, not so much. That lifestyle got me to where I am today.. unemployed (by choice) and completely unmotivated. EXHAUSTED!!! And still nursing a lot of wounds from my complete and total meltdown.
I agree with my neighbor, Danielle, getting something new or rearranging the furniture is motivating. Buying something new isn't an option for me.. but if you can afford it, maybe just a little something might make a difference.
When it comes to the dreaded list... I try this little trick (not sayin' it always works.. but it's worth a try). I try to break it up... Like - Tues.- Clean out 4 drawers - Wed. - Clean out 4 cabinettes - Thurs. etc.............. Sometime we overwhelm ourselves by looking at the BIG BAD LIST.. a smaller list might help.
I'm sure your rib pain isn't helping.
OK... there's my 2 cents.
Oh I can totally relate. I got up this morning completely determined to get this place in order. The artifical tree has been sitting here with no ornaments on it for a week. I asked my husband to put it down stairs and to REALLY vaccum the rug with the big vacuum cleaner...I have been using one of those Shark cordless sweepers for months because I just can't push that heavy big thing any more. He agreed...he knows I can't use the vacuum anymore and we only have one rug in this house...the other floors are hardwood so it's not a big job. Anyway, he decided to remove all the 'pre-lit' lights on the stupid tree because none of them work. They are screwed and welded into the branches. I said forget it...I just throw some loose strands of lights around the tree and it looks fine. NO...he wants to do this. That was at ten o'clock this morning. It is now three. He is half way done, there are faux needles EVERYWHERE, he is saving the bulbs he pulled for a 'Christmas Bulb Emergency' and they are lined up on every flat surface. Every ounce of motivation I have is zapped...as I feel like crap by this time every afternoon.
We have two large dogs and for those of you with animals, there is no describing the dog hair. One is a dalmation and she is 17 years old and the love of my life but is in congestive heart failure and on a diuretic. Believe it or not, she is still very active and agile and can outwalk me any day of the week...but she can't make it to the door fast enough on Lasix so this rug is starting to smell like the Ditches of Bombay. I have all the enzyme stuff and was all ready to go to town on this rug today after a good vaccuming but...I ache, burn and wish someone would shoot me between the eyes with a deer rifle right about now! I am so disgusted with myself because I always wake up with a short list of things I want to accomplish and if I don't complete at least one of them by noon...it's all over but the shouting!
So...I hear ya and wish I had something besides the pool boys at Sherrines to motivate you but you know the old adage.."How do you eat an elephant? One piece at a time." Guess we fibromites just have to take smaller bites.
From everyones posts, I think we are all in the same boat- no motivation here either. I'm cold, tired and in more pain from one of the worst winters here that I can remember. It took all I had last night just to clean my bathroom- talk about the Health Dept., glad they were not around to see the disaster! I even missed the luau last night! Be gentle on yourself. Your still healing from the broken rib, and probably need a little more rest from the holidays. I know I do.
I am not going to start a thing till next week and believe me my To Do list is very long.
I have: Fibromyalgia, CFS, Holt-Oram Syndrome, nasal allergies, depression, TMJ
Meds: Ibuprofen 600mg every 4-6 hours, Cyclobenzaprine 10 mg, Simvastatin 20mg, Citaloram 20mg Melatonin 5mg Sublingual, B12 sublingual, B Complex, Folic Acid, Omega 3
Married to a wonderful supportive husband & between us we have 4 children & 7 grandchildren
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