Life Lately (or at least this week)

My weird weekend has flowed on into a weird week. Isn’t it funny how that works? Some say that it’s all a matter of perspective and changing your thoughts. Normally I might agree, but then there are some periods of time where I have to beg to differ. Sometimes, no matter what you do, the weirdness just keeps coming…

It doesn’t help that I feel like I’ve been run over by a large moving object of some nature. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few months ago, but after a few recent discussions with other doctors, it seems like it may be something more/else. Exciting news. So back to the doctor I go – let’s see if I can find one willing to listen for longer than 10 minutes before making a snap decision and prescribing some crazy (literally) pills (which I refuse to take). I’ve had to make a lot of lifestyle changes, but for the most part I seem to be able to keep things relatively normal using a more holistic approach. The problem I seem to have lately is twofold – 1) this is all relatively new to me; and 2) sometimes my awesome holistic approach works too well and I forget why I can’t do some of the things I once could.  This, combined with a lot of silly stress, equates to a week like this – where there is no place I would rather be than in my bed with a book and the felines. I don’t mean that in a close-all-the-curtains-I-hate-the-world way, more like I’m-just-that-tired way.

I haven’t even been able to keep up with my editorial calendar this week! Yes, I know there are sometimes more important things, but I do love this little blog here and I miss it when I get thrown out of my rhythm. So today you get a rambling “major admission” post. Lucky for you guys (wink).

In an effort to perk this post up a little bit, here are some fun not-weird things that have happened this week (so far):

  • I went to see Diana Gabaldon speak here in Phoenix last night. She’s a wonderfully entertaining speaker and incredibly patient when it comes to signing books and indulging the crowd. Luckily, she actually lives in Scottsdale (i.e., not very far away), so she does events nearby fairly frequently. I’m hoping to have the whole Outlander set signed eventually (happy smile).
  • Also, my friend sent me this link as proof that our lives are successful indeed even if not in the ways we expected.
  • I finalized plans to go to Cali for the 4th of July celebrations! So excited to see my friends and the beach (smile).
  • No matter what I feel like, there is always, always kitties and puppies and all manner of other sweet, cuddly things that need love. And that’s the kind of love I have no problem giving unconditionally (silly smile).
Huntington Beach, California, Sunset, Ocean

Looking forward to this view 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Life Lately (or at least this week)

  1. Fibromyalgia is a relatively «new» disease … Guess it has always existed, but they didn’t know what it was. Before I moved here, and was still working in my homeland, I was under the impression that not all doctors seemed to agree on this disease. I have another blogging buddy who was diagnosed with this, but worked herself out of it on her own and wrote a book about it.

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    • From what I can tell, there are still mixed reviews on the disease and the treatment options. It’s frustrating when every doctor you see has a different opinion and no helpful hints – the only thing that seems to be a consensus is that it’s not normally the first diagnosis you jump to, at least not without further testing (which the Dr I was seeing totally dismissed). Stress and lifestyle does seem to play a huge part though, so it’s encouraging that “treatment” can be holistic to some degree. Reading other blogs, etc. has been really helpful these last few months – certainly inspiring on the weeks like this!!

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      • Yeah, they have to exclude all other possibilities first, such as RA, I guess…

        Back home, at the clinic where I worked, they started groups with the physiotherapists — they met once a week, and that way they also got to know one another and chat. I don’t know if it was any good, or if they just commiserated 🙂

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