A bright and happy hello to all and I hope that your day has been wonderful to you. It has been pretty good here, nice weather, not too hot and sunlight enough to make you appreciate summer.

I am going to write one of those selfish ‘about me’ blogs today. As many of my readers know one of my medical conditions is Fibromyalgia, and sadly it is an autoimmune one and varies unpredictably, even the medical profession cannot agree on it. I have put a list of the most common symptoms below.

Symptoms of fibromyalgia may include:

  • pain throughout the body, particularly in the back or neck
  • extreme sensitivity to pain, bright lights, smoke, and certain foods
  • stiffness when staying in the same position for long periods
  • muscles spasms
  • extreme tiredness
  • poor quality sleep
  • fatigue
  • trouble with remembering, learning, paying attention, and concentrating referred to as “fibro fog”
  • slow or confused speech
  • frequent headaches or migraines
  • irritable bowel syndrome

After my coma, the specialist that was treating me said that if my GP had sent me for a scan rather than treating me for migraines than I may not have had the stroke or developed the other problems I now have. However, the symptoms when the brain is leading to a stroke are the same as the fibro ones. So now  I have decided that it makes no difference what I do, if my body decided that it is going to have a couple of days on shutdown there is nothing I can do, regardless of the amount of effort I put in. I have done the dishes each day this week, I have gone for a walk three out of the seven days, a little on the computer but the rest of the time I have slept. Typical fibro sleep – sleep on one side until you start to pain too much to continue to sleep there, then switch sides and repeat. Limited real sleep time!

I really am a child of the sixties and I do believe in working with the cosmos. I have my set of tarot cards and I decided to draw one to see where I should be heading, what direction I need to take in my life. I am very happy with the reading I got and feel that it will not be a long wait until I have some sort of proper direction in which to head. It’s time to think about reinventing yourself and putting your best foot forward so you can start receiving the recognition you deserve.The Six of Wands is called “Victory” in some decks; it refers to taking pride in your work and receiving validation for a job well done.This is the kind of acknowledgement you receive when it becomes clear that you’ve paid your dues. You understand the concept of reaping what you sow, which compels you to give it your very best. 

I really hate these fibro shutdowns, you have no control over it, you get so annoyed at your inability to do anything, it is heartbreaking when you say to friends that you can not attend something you have organised….you quite often feel as if they think you are lying…you have no warning, it just happens! Thank you very, very much for letting me get this out into the open and clear my emotions and thinking, I think that it is in my head because I look normal, it is just nothing works properly anymore.

Have a wonderful day or delightful evening where ever you are in the world and I look forward to reading your blogs xx



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