Oct 30, 2010

Raindrops and Remedies

     I was very fortunate to be able to go see my ND (Dr. of Natural Remedies) yesterday afternoon! This past week has been filled with a lot of pain and fatigue. She did something called Raindrop Therapy on my back and it felt SO good. This is the second time she has done this for me and it is by far the best kind of massage I have ever had. I haven't had a lot of massages, but this one is the best so far. She starts out by dripping several different kinds of essential oils all over my back. The oils are cool, but not so cold that it makes you flinch. She then spreads the oils around with her fingernails. After the oils are covering my whole back really well, she then places a really warm, wet towel over my back. While the oils and the warm towel are doing their job, she works on my legs and feet. After a bit, the oils will start to burn some because there is peppermint oil in the mix. When I tell her it is burning, she removes the towel and rubs another kind of oil on that immediately takes the burn away. She then works on my back for a good long time! I also love it because her massage table is heated which comes in really handy when she decides to ice my upper back and neck. Did I leave pain free? Nope, but it sure gave me some relief that I am very thankful for! She also mixed two remedies for pain for me (shown above). She has always been very good at mixing remedies specifically for my needs. They do tend to taste pretty yucky, but oh well. I am also having some gut issues, but she is more concerned about getting me out of this pain cycle I'm in first. More about the gut another day:)

    I have really been wrestling with coming to a place of peace with the way my body feels. I simply can not choose to believe that I will always feel this way. If I do that, I lose heart and that is NOT a place of faith for me! I may or may not feel this way for the rest of my life, but at least I can do my best to feel better with massage, remedies, good diet and moderate exercise.

   Hope you all have a blessed Saturday!!

" Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day." 2 Cor.4:16

Oct 29, 2010

Forgetful Dori

Good Morning World:) Do you ever feel like forgetful Dori from the Disney movie 'Nemo'? Well, yesterday was that day for me. First of all, I forgot to put the turkey in the oven! My hubby texts me and asked what's for dinner and I tell him "Well, I kind of forgot to cook the turkey." I am blessed to have a hubby that understands and he even made up for my mistake by cooking spaghetti and meatballs for himself and the teens.

I had to take my daughter to singing school yesterday. Since this is a new blog, I will fill you in on the fact that we home school. My two oldest (boys) are done and in Community College , so my daughter is the only one left homeschooling. Anyway, we were getting ready to leave for singing school and I realized I still had my slippers on. I  have done this SO many times I have lost count!! Not to mention that I often forget to check her work~oops. It's a good thing she is pretty independent!

I also forgot to do some banking that REALLY needed to be done~hubby to the rescue again~only he doesn't know it yet:) I'll just have to use his/our other account for what I needed:) Who knows what else I forgot to do, oh yeah, there was a phone call or two I needed to make.

I am learning not to stress~as much. I still do get overly stressed about stuff, but I am way better than I was. One thing I am going to try not to stress over is this blog. I want this to be helpful and fun for me~not like a job. Therefore, I'm not going to be worried about pictures so much like I used to on my other blog. I do want to post regularly, but having no energy or time for a gazillion pictures kept me from blogging a lot before. Pictures are fun and I do love having them, but I won't let that keep me from blogging:) I will show you a picture of my helpful hubby though. We are a little sunburned in this picture~we were in Florida for our 20th anniversary:)

Since being diagnosed with fibro., I am having to learn what's most important in life and if I have energy left for something else, then great! I know, cooking the turkey was pretty important, but nobody died and we managed. Hopefully today I will remember to cook the turkey! Guess I should get on that now:) Hope you all have a fabulous day and come to see me often!!!

"Be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery." Deut. 6:12

Oct 28, 2010

Seasons of Change

Welcome to my new blog!! I have actually had another blog for quite a long time, but I felt the need to 'start over'. I'm learning as I get older that things can change in a matter of minutes. I have had lots of changes in my life over the last few years. Life is never boring with three teens in the house! My health is a never ending challenge and I am in the process of changing what I do for a living. The main thing I have wanted to change is my focus. Sometimes, when life is hard, it is so easy to see all the bad and miss the good. I am learning through illness and yoga to be thankful for what I have. Things may never be perfect, but God is teaching me that HE is perfect! I am learning to trust Him more on this journey called life. I am learning to be thankful even in the midst of pain. God is good and He can NEVER make a mistake!! So, this blog is just going to be a way for me to share what God is teaching me and ways I am learning to cope with Celiac, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue. I hope you'll come and visit often!!