Collected my prescription from the chemist
Made a difficult phone call and took a walk. Took a humungous effort to actually do each of them. Actually the phone call wasn't difficult at all. I'd just convinced myself it would be.
Left the House I haven't left the house for a few days and only occasionally in the last few weeks. I'm supposed to do something energetic (or th closest I get) outside every day for both my physical and mental health. Today I joined my partner and friend for their afternoon drinks. I didn't feel … Continue reading Small Victories #5
I booked tickets to a gig today. It kind of seems like madness. I'm feeling kind of depressed. I'm having a flare-up in symptoms. I cancelled going out on Thursday because I wasn't up to it. Simple things seem overwhelming. A heavy-metal gig doesn't seem like the smartest plan does it? Maybe or maybe not. … Continue reading Making a promise to myself
I'm afraid, though I can’t say what of. I can feel that emptiness inside me. It’s only small at the moment but it’s hard and stubborn. I can feel the dead space, the black hole, in my chest. It's not that bad. I’m only a bit frightened, only a bit numb, brittle. I know what … Continue reading I’m scared I’m getting depressed
I discovered that making a crib sheet can be a useful tool for helping me to manage my chronic illness with some activities. I discovered this almost by accident while writing an email to my yoga teacher. However, having a useful tool is only half the battle. Figuring out how you are going to make … Continue reading If at first, you don’t succeed…
When my fibromyalgia diagnosis was fairly new I was having a lot of trouble settling to sleep because of the pain. One of the simple and sensible suggestions I came across was to have a bath before bed. The bath did make my arms and legs feel better but the migraine made my eyes too … Continue reading Bath time dilemmas: it’s all in the way you tell it
For a long time now its taken me forever to get started in the morning. Today I managed to get started on my stretches and actually get out of bed within an hour of waking!
My partner took a day off work to give me some company and encouragement. Migraine was better this morning so I was well enough to engage properly when we viewed a house for sale. I met a friend for a quick after-work drink. (credit for the idea of a Good Things Today list belongs to … Continue reading Good things today…