So many of you know I moved recently. I have known for awhile that I’d need to move. I had gone through a divorce and the house was being sold. So I started packing boxes here and there. I figured a box or so a day it would make the move go much smoother. I guess in a way it did but two weeks after the move, in the new house, I am feeling beat up! Between the prep of the move, the actual move and now in the house trying to get things situated it has taken a toll on my body. And let me preface that with saying that prior to the move my health was suffering. You know, I get asked all the time how I do it, how I manage the Fibro so well. I do manage it well but that is not to say I don’t have days and times when I too have to tweak things. One thing I have learned over this Fibro journey is that it is a constant tweaking act. Do I get frustrated like everyone else? For sure! I had gone to the doc insisting that he test EBV, HHV-6, mycoplasma etc. because I know my own body. And I was not surprised to find out my levels are sky high. This explains many things and it also explains why this move take an extra toll on me. I think moving takes its toll on a “normal” person, but add Fibro to the mix and you have a perfect storm. And I don’t know about you but I’m one of those people that push and push until I break. I think it’s an adrenaline thing. I pushed long enough to get through the move and then my body said no more. I sat down on the couch for the first time in probably weeks last week and I crashed. I think I napped for two hours. Forgive my blathering. What’s my point? I’m not sure I have one. LOL Maybe it would be, don’t be like me and listen to your body better! But in all reality we do what we have to do to get through it right?! Now we are in the house. I’m on some new supplements from my new doctor and I’m hoping to start feeling like my own messed up version of “normal” soon.
As always I encourage everyone to be your own advocate. We know our bodies more than anyone else and if you feel something is wrong push to get answers. I’d also encourage you to go beyond what a “normal” doctor will do for you. There are so many things we can do for ourselves and so many root factors that contribute to Fibro that we need to get to the bottom of. We will never get to feeling better if we don’t take care of these. Don’t just settle for feeling like crap. Will we have not so great days? Yes! But there IS hope. Every day I hear from people that feel like crap and do nothing about it. Take charge. Fibro does not define you and fighting is the key to feeling better.
Now I’m going to roll on my foam roller because I think I tweaked my SI joint again! OY!
As always, if you need help managing your fibro naturally I’m your girl. I welcome questions.