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Covid Sucks #COVID19 #Lovedones #Holiday

This Thanksgiving sucks. Normally it’s my whole immediate family getting together all day. Well this year, my fiancé, whom I live with, has tested positive for Covid earlier this week. I am luck, so far, in that the tests are coming back negative. I still feel like my body is fighting something but they’re running tests as I MIGHT have a blood infection due to my port. So yeah, if this year could just hurry up and be over that’d be great! I just want some hugs and cuddles and that’s a big no from anyone right now. Anyways, thank you for letting me vent! #Vent #ventsession #Thanksgiving #holidayssuck #ChronicDepression #ChronicIllness #

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Fibromyalgia flare....Days, weeks, and I hope not months.... #Fibromyalgia #OccipitalNeuralgia #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness

New member here
...First post....
I am experiencing a huge flare that seems to haunt me every day, as soon as I am able to sleep and as soon as I wake up.
My pain levels recently have a baseline of 7.5 out of 10, with surges of pain 8 to 9.
I also suffer from Occipital Neuralgia and that has also been acting up alongside my fibro flares and it takes a toll.
I am fearful that I will end up quitting my current job because I can't function as I am rn.

Insurance takes time to process my procedures that (may) help. Unable to use my left hand as I normally would be able to and intense nausea and headaches keep me bedridden when I'm not pushing my body to make food/eat food, use bathroom, etc.
All the daily things I normally can do before the "relaspe" in my chronic illnesses seem to go poof and is 10x times more difficult than before.

The vaccine seemed to affect my physical state and I will be talking with HR at my job today over the phone, so fingers crossed, but honestly I've made my peace if worse comes to worse with it.
**But I'm not encouraging anyone not to get the vaccine btw.
I just needed to get this out. **

I cry almost everyday/every other day from the pain, but doing my best not to give up and keep my body moving, whether it is floating in the pool and praying this cool body of water helps or starting off with seated yoga because my hands and arms are hurting too much to do the normal yoga that I do.

Even though it hurts more than my words can describe, I refuse to let myself give up on my body like I did when my fibromyalgia first fully "set in". I lost alot of mobility back then and it took a long while to even get to half the active I used to be.

My doctor often says, like "You're only 27, so young. You have some much going on."

And I reply in my head at least,
"Well, chronic illnesses don't discriminate against ages, more often than not. I've been through a lot in these last 10 years of my diagnostic journey. It was like we found one part of the puzzle and then we kept finding extra pieces that don't belong, yet are here to stay."

In these trying times, I just want to wish good things, especially for people who deal with chronic pain or illness. 💜


Misery loves company

That phrase. That phrase! Why?? I truly don’t get it. Shouldn’t you want to raise your people up? Shouldn’t you want the ones you love to succeed and be happy? If you see a loved one happy, thriving, growing, why, WHY for the life of me, would you want to ruin that? To sabotage that for them? To plant those seeds if doubt? To bring them down and bring them drama? Why would you try and persuade them to go back to the drinking, the partying, that lifestyle after having watched them transform into something beautiful. Someone who is stable and GROWING! If you feel you are being left behind, use them as inspiration and move forward with them. Grow! Spread those wings and soar along side them! Celebrate the little victories and if they need a swift kick to the buttcheek, be that kick for them! Let them be that for you. Life is hard to begin with and with “friends” like you, who needs enemies. Search within yourself for some comment decency. For some self worth. For some drive. We grew up in the same town. Same opportunities afforded to both of us. The difference is I knew I wanted more. I pushed and by the grace of God, I made it to where I am now. I have encouraged all who would listen along the way. We are not the same. You and she are not the same. Stay in your lane and let her go. Let her bloom and grow without you standing in her way. Stop being selfish. Face the fact that you’ve chosen to continue to live how you live and she is FINALLY outgrowing you. Find yourself for yourself. For your kids. She will be fine without you and that’s what you hate and fear the most. I will say a prayer for you. I will pray that God touch your heart, your soul and that you find peace your soul so needs. 🙏🏼❤️ #growthmindset #Depression #Anxiety #selfImprovement #letgo #prayingforyou #friendsforseasons #ventsession