Embracing life with chronic pain and illnesses.

Like a Tsunami

The struggle of living with Fibromyalgia/Polyarthralgia and many other chronic pain conditions is dealing with the “after”…..having my Sis die tragically….the subsequent planning and coordination….going through all the Memorials….quitting my job…..relocating us to a new State…..getting into a new house….the stress associated with it…..

Yes…you can see where I am going……all this builds…..just like the earthquake that would cause a tsunami…..

Then the period of increased pain….the continuation of the flare that the move will hopefully bring to some sort of resolution!  I think of this as the time that the water is retreating!  During this time I have been seeing new doctors….going through more tests….struggling to learn what all could be involved in this final permanent health battle.

Then….just as the tsunami wave hits in a massive, devastating wave…..my IBS breaks loose along with increased Fibro symptoms.  The nausea…the cramping…..the intense knots in my gut…….

Yes….today is a hard day physically…..it is overwhelming…..all that can be done is lay low……be gentle on myself….and wait for this “wave” to finish washing over me….

Comments on: "Like a Tsunami" (2)

  1. Wow, I’m just reading your blog for the first time. I commented on the post about depression using tidal wave imagery and then I read your next post… Like a Tsunami! I guess I could feel that coming through your writing and I’ve also felt it in my life. I also have fibro and have had an earthquake of sorts shaking up many important parts of my life. That in turn triggers more pain and depression. It is so hard. Hang in there! I think you got it right with the idea to be gentle on yourself. May God give you comfort!

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