Friday, May 11, 2018
The Link Between Bad Weather and Fibro Flares
I'm totally frustrated today. Monday morning, I overdid it and we had a bad weather front coming in that evening. By the afternoon, I was feeling it and had to hold onto the walls to walk because I was in so much pain from a bad Fibro Flare. Tuesday I could walk without holding onto the walls and felt a bit better but was still on more pain than my normal everyday pain. Wednesday was a bad day and I had to cancel out on taking care of my youngest grandson. Thursday I managed to do some laundry and cook dinner, but that wiped me out. My day was made brighter by a short visit from my son Jaysn and grandson Steven. Friday, when I thought I should be over this flare already, I was still in it and was frustrated and just plain mad. What kept it going despite my resting a lot? The bad weather....grrrrrrr. 😠
It has been gray, cold, windy and rainy for the most part. We have had some breaks of sunshine and I notice my pain will ease up a bit when that happens, but then it gets yucky again and my pain levels rise and my energy drops. In talking to other people with Fibromyalgia, weather changes seem to be one of the huge contributing factor to our flares. Some people are affected by the cold weather, some by the hot weather and then there are the "lucky ones", like me, that are affected by hot, cold and every barometric change coming through. 😝 It is miserable!
I am on day 4 of living in my pajamas. Yesterday I did not even have the energy to shower since I used it all up doing 2 loads of laundry and making dinner. Today I need to run to several stores to do the grocery shopping and to get Mother's Day gifts for my girls and a birthday gift for my cousin Jeremy. We are having a family BBQ up here at our house on Sunday afternoon and everyone is bringing a dish to share which makes life a whole lot easier for everyone. If the weather does not get better, Jeff will be helping me chop all the veggies for the veggie pasta salad. This afternoon, after he gets up, he will be driving me to all the stores since I can't trust myself to drive when the pain levels are this high. Just taking a shower, styling my hair and getting dressed is going to take a lot of my limited energy, but it has to be done. I am going to need tomorrow to rest again so I can be semi human and functioning for Sunday. I have a feeling that I will be heading straight to bed or to my recliner as soon as we get home from shopping. I'm just praying that tomorrow the weather will change to being nicer and that my flare will finally subside. Such is life with this debilitating disease that has no cure. How fitting is it that tomorrow is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day? Very much so indeed.