One morning of Fibromyalgia!
Pain shooting down my spine as I sit in my writing chair, needles from my neck to my arm and eventually the area becomes numb, bloated stomach, spinning head, and my leg...just can't get it going this morning. This is A typical morning of Fibromyalgia life.
Each morning I have to assess the night before? Have I slept? How many times did I wake up? Can I get my day started? How do I regain focus? What should I eat for breakfast to keep my stomach stable? Which painkiller do I begin the day with? Can I stretch? Can I replay my mantra "You can do it". Where do I retain my strength? Why is my brain overloaded with information, plans, wishes, dreams? Can I make any of them come true?
How do I continue putting food on the table after being "canned" once again? How can I possibly rely on another employer and can I hire myself to revive my own business and invite prosperity back into my life? Do I turn to social services? Is there anyone out there that can help? How do I ask for help? How much time will I spend "asking for help" and how much will be spent actually helping myself? What's the best way to get my "motor" running?
Those were the first 15 minutes of the day during which a panick attack took place. And this is how I deal:
Give thanks for the ability to open my eyes and get out of bed.
Deal with one thing at a time.
Take a look at my vision board.
Swallow some herbs, water and of course a cup of coffee.
Quickly run through emails and urgent tasks.
Make a plan for the day.
Devote my 30 minutes to writing as part of my 21 day plan.
Do 10 minutes of yoga and 15 minutes of walking.
Take a cool shower and then.....
Open my day to all the good that could come while reminding myself not to fear or reject the pain but to pay attention to when it asks me to take break and reassess my day.
Just another day of Fibro.