February 11, 2015

Today was a high pain day with a slight headache and stomach pains that just would not go away.

In the morning, I spent two hours shopping at CostCo with my sister and three of my four children. It was followed by unloading all the purchased goods into my apartment on the second floor which I did not ask for help. Ugh….it was so painful. I knew I should have waited for my husband to come home from work to help, but my stubbornness to get it done wouldn’t allow it.

And now I’m paying for it.

I always say do a task a little at a time, but there I was doing it all at once and with no help. Not a great choice.

Thankfully the weather was warm so my joints were not too achy. And I had help during the shopping portion of my errands so that made it a lot easier.

My knees are popping tonight and I’ve got a burning pain across my shoulders. My leg muscles are tight with pain and my feet are throbbing.

I got into a small heated debate with my sister thirty minutes before coming to bed, so my body tension is higher than normal. I now have that argument on my mind in addition to my physical pain. I’ll think about the argument and how I feel then address it with her tomorrow. I don’t want my feelings to go unaddressed for too long, so I’ll discuss it with her tomorrow.

Too many emotions bottled up makes for a bad flare. I hope today’s events don’t trigger a flare over our long weekend. I’m looking forward to our family time.


Disclaimer: Please understand that everyone is different in their journey with fibromyalgia and/or chronic illness. This is my journey, my stories, my vulnerability to share with you in order to help in some way. It is in no way to compare my journey with yours or to minimize your pains, feelings, or experiences. Please do not comment with any negativity.

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