Embracing life with chronic pain and illnesses.

The Day After…

The overwhelming fatigue of today is a physical reinforcement of the stress my body was under as we commemorated the life of my Sister on the first anniversary of her death (which was yesterday, May 3).

The night before, I was unable to fall asleep until about 1 am…and then experiencing only a few restless hours….as if my brain/body was fighting the thought of awaking….of accepting the next day that would inevitably come.

There were tears yesterday….and a lot of sharing!  Even though we were not all physically together…family and friends were connected via text and Facebook….interacting….sharing emotions….sharing your experience….unified in spirit….celebrating and remembering our beautiful, Carrie.

I slept hard last night…even took a long hard nap this morning….yet…I know it will be one of those days where…I will feel like I am asleep all day!! LOL  I know that this excessive fatigue is just one of the many “joys” of living with Fibromyalgia/Polyarthralgia/Chronic Pain Disorder and the like.

I have given myself permission to relax…to rest under my heated blanket….to allow myself to have a “time out”….my heart is at peace….the turmoil of yesterday has left…I know it will return….the next step will be her birthday…which is coming soon.

Comments on: "The Day After…" (2)

  1. I’m so sorry for your loss and glad you got to connect with your friends and family to remember your dear sister! An emotional day like that can definitely throw a fibro body for a loop. It’s no wonder you would feel bad. Stress and sadness make my fatigue and pain symptoms so much worse. Then I just say easy does it, early bedtimes, resting, resting, resting, etc! I send you hopes for healing and feeling better soon.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: