Nov 11, 2010

Just Hand Over the Drugs...

...and no one will get hurt!! I have mentioned before that I usually try to stick with natural remedies for my health issues. Well, I'm pretty sure I have over done it and I need real drugs!! I woke up Monday feeling some significant improvement in my Fibro. pain and fatigue. Tuesday started out pretty good, but then I had to clean two houses which made me feel like I had been hit by a Mac truck. I woke up yesterday feeling the pain again but I think I was in a place of denial or just down right stubbornness. My mom tells me I have always been pretty stubborn!! It's like I think I can force my body to feel differently. I have been in that place many times before so I don't know why I haven't learned my lesson. When I get in that frame of mind, I try with everything in me to NOT have fibro., chronic fatigue or even celiac. This is very dangerous because I basically pretend that I am perfectly fine and I can do anything that any Tom, Dick or Harry can do. The truth is--I CAN'T!!

Yesterday, I---1) walked 35 minutes briskly on treadmill  2) Had a house to clean  3) gave my dog a bath which is a KILLER on my back  4) decided I needed to scrub my bathroom from top to bottom--literally!  5) then thought it wise to do a power yoga workout that lasted almost an hour and a half. Can you say stupid?? Now, for a lot of people this may seem like a cake walk, but for me--not so much! The stupid thing is, I KNEW I was overdoing it but kept acting like everything was great!

Let's just say I am reaching for drugs and am happy to have them!! I figure taking them occasionally to have at least some short term relief is not going to kill me. My herbal remedies are not doing much for pain and I am waiting to hear back from my ND. In the meantime, I'm gonna go pop a pill or two:)

Have an awesome day!! Friday is right around the corner!! I love Friday's because I get to teach yoga to my sweet friend's at church:)

"And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." 1 Peter 5:10


  1. I hope you feel better soon. Ugh, I know what it is like to overdoing it. I, too, like to pretend I don't have fibro. Not a wise thing for me either.

  2. Kimberly my dear-
    I do understand where you're coming from because I have fibro, CFS and Celiac, too. And what I've learned is there isn't a right or wrong, just a right or wrong for you. If drugs help you live your life more fully and more wonderfully, that's awesome. That's what they're here for. And maybe someday that won't be necessary, or you'll find something else that works as well for you naturally. Who knows. Key thing is living your life.