Best part of my Day an effort towards mindfulness.

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Date Joined Aug 2013
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   Posted 8/12/2013 3:13 AM (GMT -6)   
  I am experiencing my first severe relapse of symptoms in years, started last Sunday, At first I just thought I had a tiring day, By tuesday symptoms full blown, I struggled through work until Thursday, Cried all the way home, brain fog made me feel stupid and slow.  Called in sick on Friday.  Can't get in to see my Doc til Thurs.
I was doin so well, was pretty much symptom free and had worked very hard on my health to get there.  Was very discouraged. 
In an effort to keep my spirits up, I thought it might be good to post a thread about our positive feelings and thoughts.
So here goes,
On Sat, I felt very loved and appreciated. My Dau-in-law came over early and helped me in my new kitchen, we had purchased new appliances last week, and I was too miserable to enjoy them.  She helped me focus on the tasks, and did a whole lot of cleaning.
She brought ribs for the crockpot, we canned a few pickles, and slow cooked marinara sauce from the garden tomatoes. 
I felt bad sitting resting while she cleaned, but I have helped her before too, young mother of 3 that she is. 
My son went to the store and stocked my vitamins with good stuff.
My husband has been very understanding but their efforts really cheered me.
 I made myself get in the pool, was kinda nervous cause I was kinda dizzy, but my husband was out in the Garden closeby. 
The cool water felt great on my achy shoulders, as I floated around on a noodle and relaxed. 
Last Sunday seemed like a lifetime ago when the G-kids were over and we were all splashing and playing. 
My grandaugter is looking forward to having a birthday pool party in two weeks, she's turning 4 and loves to play in Nana's pool. Hope I can do it.  Don't want to let her down. 

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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 8/12/2013 11:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Deniclair, I sure hope this is a short relapse for you & not long term. I am glad you were able to acheive remission for so long, this is something that most people can't do. I often wonder just what causes the remissions & why somepeople have them & others don't. I have tried many different things & the most I can get is I feel better during my good times then before, feel more healthy then but when I get sick, it all goes away & I am down until "whenever".

Things I am happy about:
I am happy I feel better today then I have in the last week. I love summer but not the heat, evenings are so cool that I am content. Our garden is producing good veggies & it is nice to have the fresh produce. We, my daughter & I, put in a small salad garden, nothing that will need to be canned or kept somehow. Neither one of us has the energy for that but it is fun to have a garden, weeds & all. I have my daughter & two grandchildren living with me & that is so wonderful. God takes care of us everyday & nothing is better then that. For the most part I am happy with my life, I don't have to worry about work as I am on SS disability, makes it so much easier.

Take care of yourself, hugs, Denise
Fibromyalgia-dx'd: 2006, ME/CFS-dx'd: 2006, Holt-Oram Syndrome dx'd 1975, reduced lung capacity dx'd 2009, nasal allergies, food allergies, depression (lifetime problem) IBS, neuropathy in hips

I have 4 children & 7 grandchildren.

As apples of gold in silver carvings is a word spoken at the right time for it. Prov. 25:11

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Date Joined Aug 2013
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   Posted 8/14/2013 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing, I've ofen wondered that too! Why some can stay in remission and others don't. I did break down and go to the emergency room yesterday. Since I knew I couldn't make it to work and couldn't get in to see my Doc for a formal excuse. The office kept saying go to the ER so I did. They diagnosed it as tick borne illness, which there are really no good tests for. I tend to agree, I forgot I had a small tick several weeks ago. Treating it with strong antibiotics. Got excused of work for the rest of the week. Meditating on Healing.
I was so thankful for my husband who was such a good patient advocate, and helping me through everything.
We were there for 7 hours waiting on test results.

I am also thankful for my new supervisors understanding. I love my new job and want to work.
My mom and grandma lived together for 20 years. when they were younger they traveled some together.

Sometimes I wish our garden was smaller, I don't have time to work in it. I hate throwing stuff out we give a lot away. I have found some quicker ways to can and freeze things.

Sending warm wishes your way
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