Monday, July 24, 2017
One of Those Days
Today is one of those days where I could feel a Fibro Flare coming on before I even went to sleep last night. I woke up this morning feeling like I had to play "Beat the Clock" before the flare got even bigger. I set out to do the things that needed to be done and could not be put off for another day. Bread dough was made in the Kitchenaid and set out to rise in the bread pans and then potatoes were washed and gotten ready to pop in the oven to bake alongside the bread. I then moved onto washing and bagging 3 quarts of raspberries so I could get those frozen. Once I got that done, I headed out to the garden to harvest the dill (it was getting to the point where some of it was no longer good to use), get it washed and then do a quick dehydration of it in the microwave.
I got the bread and potatoes in the oven to bake and then went to take a shower. My plan was to hang my hubby's work laundry out on the line when I was done with my shower. By the time I crawled into the shower, I was aching. I barely could lift my arms up to even shampoo my hair. I knew I was in trouble. Getting dressed was literally painful so I opted for the softest things that I could find. Forget blowdrying and styling my hair. A quick toweling it dry and a comb through was going to have to do.
As I emerged from our bedroom, my sweet hubby took one look at me and knew... He could see the way I was slowly moving and could see the pain written in my eyes and all over my body. He could also see that I was on the verge of tears yet again. Between the pain and the guilt of feeling so badly, I get teary when I am in a flare. Bless his heart, he got my laundry out of the dryer and told me that he was just going to put his load in the dryer so that I did not have to worry about hanging it out on the line or going back out there later to get it off the line once it was dried. He then got another load of laundry going for me. I was able to fold my small load and then I headed to my recliner where I spent the next one and one half hours. My sweet hubby also ran some things down to the library for me and picked up the mail before he had to head to bed for the afternoon.early evening since he has to go to work later tonight.
After my rest in the recliner while I caught up reading some of my friends blogs, I had enough energy to go out to the front porch and deadhead and turn my potted geraniums and take a walk through the front veggie garden and the side veggie and fruit garden. I also picked some raspberries before the heat got to me. Jeff had been weeding the side garden earlier and got about half of it done. God bless that man! That was enough for me and I am now back in my recliner and suspect I will be here for a good long while until it is time to make dinner.
My pain level is at about a 8 right now or in the "red zone". It was even higher and worse earlier. I truly despise feeling this way. I had great plans to get lots done today and then rest tomorrow since I am supposed to go huckleberry picking on Wednesday and then we have our grandson Isaiah's birthday party and our volunteer work on Thursday. I would bow out of Wednesday, but I have a friend coming with me. At this rate though I may have to cancel...here comes that lovely guilt again. If it come down to that or my grandson's birthday, I will go with birthday party all the way. After all, you only turn 4 once and that is one thing that I refuse to miss out on!