Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Trailer time again!

It was a terrible weekend for many people in the States with the tornados that went through especially In Joplin, Missouri.  So devastating!  This has been a spring of so much devastation throughout the US and in Slave Lake Alberta where the major wildfire destroyed 40% of the town.  I can't even imagine what these people must have gone through and what they are going through now.  So sad!

Well, we enjoyed a beautiful sunny Victoria Day weekend at the trailer.  Early in the week they were calling for rain and terrible weather but thankfully for us things changed and it was wonderful.  Krystal, Adrian and Keira came up on Friday evening but unfortunately, Keira got sick and they ended up having to leave Saturday right after dinner.  Poor girl was running a fever, coughing, stuffed up and just not feeling well at all.  I wondered if it was an allergy but it seemed to continue on for a few days with the cough.  Now Hannah has it but along with it she has been throwing up as well.  Let's hope it makes it stay short and doesn't affect everyone in the household. 

I'm hoping to go back up to the trailer again tomorrow after I am done work but I will wait and see. We want to scrub the outside of the trailer this weekend as well as the awning weather permitting.  When I got home on sunday afternoon I was ready to get the lawnmower out and cut the grass knowing it was going to be quite long after all the rain we had had last week.  Well, you talk about long!  Wow!  Adding a spring fertilizer and all the rain we have had through April and May  sure made it grow and quickly too.  In fact we have had to cut it many times already and it seems like every 3 or so days it needs to get done again. The nice thing is that it looks really nice for the most part (except the side where it grows weird stuff) but overall it looks great!  Come the hot dry weather and it doesn't look so great then so we enjoy it while we can.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Today is National Fibromyalgia Day

National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day aims to increase awareness of FM and provide support to those coping with the illness.
May 12 is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, a time to increase awareness of this chronic and life-altering disorder by educating the general public, healthcare professionals, government officials, and legislative bodies.

About Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. Fibromyalgia symptoms include chronic pain in the muscles, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender points or trigger points at certain parts of the body. Fibromyalgia pain and other symptoms can be sometimes be relieved or eased through medications, lifestyle changes, stress management, and other fibromyalgia treatment.

For me, I absolutely dread mornings.  The pain is horrible.  The headache, muscle aches and stiffness that makes me just want to roll over and go back to sleep to avoid having to deal with the pain.  Most mornings I lay in bed and wonder why?  Why do I have to be in so much pain?  Why can't I just have 1 morning where there is no pain? Then I roll out of bed and start my day one step at a time. 

It would be easy to say "forget it, I'm not getting up" but what would that do to help me?  I get up and start my day whether it be going to work or doing some housework. I take it slower then I used to and take breaks throughout the day just to sit and let my body rest.  I've been finding my left knee and hips are feeling the brunt of things right now and the pain in those 2 areas by the end of the day leave me exhausted and non-motivated.  I usually end up back in bed by 7pm resting and knitting or on the laptop.

Do you know anyone who has Fibromyalgia?  Are you supportive and try to learn as much about Fibro so you can support them?  There are some great websites out there explaining Fibro and how you can help support those who do have it.  Here are just a few!

supporting your friend or loved one

Do what you can to learn more about Fibromyalgia.