Fibro Flare

Fighting through the fog..

Favim_com-18493So this weekend I was able to reflect on many things and reflect I did…Unfortunately I was admitted to the hospital on Saturday. I have battled fibromalaygia for 7 years and often the chronic pain I experience is unbearable! I am always in pain, however some days, I have what is referred to as a flare. My children often push me to go to the ER on my  worst days and this weekend I obliged…even though I knew it would not be pretty…My intense pain is always met with a shot…in my hip.  Its not fun as you can imagine, but I have pushed through for many years.

This weekend, I felt different…the doctor informed me that I would be staying over night, because my blood pressure was low. Needless to say over night, turned into a weekend and I reflected….Although I often keep my struggles private…I  have learned that crosses can not be beared alone and as I sat in the hospital bed…several reminders were dropped into my spirit.

I thought back over my life, my journey, my accomplishments and I was reminded about all I have given and done for others over my time here on earth…its been too much too count. I was reminded that I must take a little more time for me..I was reminded that I was expendable and also informed that I was not getting any younger. Reminded that some things are not that important and that some people are very important!

Reminded that I must not continue to give until I am depleted…My 2015 resolution was once again dicphered and I analyzed it well.   I fought through the fog of fibro and will continue to fight…

I was thankful for the family and friends who checked up on me.. the ones who reminded me of all the “reminders” I often forget about,,,grateful for the texts and phone calls.

This post is simply a reminder to each of you that life is simply what you make it…live it and live it well, beacuse you only have one and that “one” is valued by many.

Peace, Love & Empowerment

Steph

http://www.I-Speak-Female.com

http://www.virtuousvibes.com

Fibro fog: Yeah, it’s like that.

I don’t think I need to explain any of these. LOL My cold from a week or so ago, combined with the wild and wacky weather fluctuations, have finally succeeded in triggering a flare. :/ Hopefully these help you smile as much as they made me smile. Enjoy.

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Feel free to add yours to the comments: You know you’re in a fibro flare/have fibro fog when…

FFBA: Morgan of “Fibro Flares”

If you’ve been following our blog for a while now, you know that each and every week, we share a favorite blog of ours. One that is inspiring, positive, real, truthful, down to earth and so much more. This week, we are featuring the lovely Morgan of Fibro Flares! I got in contact with Morgan, and she shared a little bit about herself and why she blogs! Check it out below!

“The first thing you should know about me is that I was born in raised in a small town in New Hampshire and there is no place on earth I’d rather be. I graduated from Syracuse University in 2011, with a degree in Art Photography, and quickly moved to Long Island with my boyfriend of 5 years. I’m 24  and the last two years of my life have been crazy. I work 6 days a week at a high end wedding photography studio on the North Shore of the island, where every day is an entirely new adventure. Somehow I manage it all while suffering from a chronic pain disorder. Although I haven’t been ‘officially’ diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, it seems as if all signs point in that direction.”

Check out the Fibro Flares Blog here!