Last day of April 2018
Dental appointment today, check! Ortho-Bionomy tomorrow will be another check! Chiro and haircut Wednesday, check again. Then one more dental appointment Thursday and it’ll be T minus one week till I leave my comfy-cozy home, dogs and family to embark on an adventure of my lifetime.
Noooo, I’m not taking off on a bucket list long-awaited vacation. But ya know what? I truly believe that for the first time in 15 years, the thought of a vacation that includes traveling will actually excite me again. Packing, planning, committing and socializing. Potential crowds and unfamiliar furniture. Whether verbs or nouns, these are just a few words that cause anxiety for someone in chronic pain, fatigue or one of many inflammatory causing autoimmune dis-eases. I like to spell it that way because my body’s ‘ease’ has been ‘dissed’! And that is why the next leg of my venture aims due west, crosses the long state of Tennessee, to Fayetteville, Arkansas. Where hope awaits…at The Neurologic Relief Center (seeingyouwell.com).
As mentioned last week, my friend and her daughter are already there (six weeks now) and seeing great results. The videos and stories online are so encouraging as well. As part of my prep, I am reading Dr. Katinka’s books: Taming the Beast, (A Guide for Conquering Fibromyalgia) and Putting Out the Fire, (New Hope for RSD/CRPS). Taming the Beast is the very best and most comprehensive information I’ve ever found on Fibromyalgia. I am feeling more prepared for the coming weeks/months as I devour all that she has to say.
Many friends and family have asked to get updates on my progress, so it was time to resurrect the ole blog. If you’re reading this, I hope you’ll check back to share in my progress. Unfortunately, most people know of someone who suffers with chronic pain/fibromyalgia/arthritis/CRPS, etc – since fibromyalgia alone may affect 4 to 5 percent of the population, more women than men.
I’ve been on this very personal quest to get better/feel better/be well/know answers for a long time. This blog was originally intended to sort of journal my story, hoping to share insight as I waded through the plethora of advice and answers handed, or sent, to me by well meaning friends and practitioners over the years. I could fill a large closet (oh yeah, I have) with the pieces of equipment (I call them toys) and boxes of bottles and jars of all that ‘is helping others’! Already being in the wellness industry, providing others all over the world with some great products, puts us in touch with many like-minded people. I’ve got news for some people: since we are individuals with varying degrees of illness and dis-ease, what works for some will not work for everyone…there is no panacea out there…even and especially in ‘alternative’ medicine.
So tune in next week…when I will share a bit of the interesting history of fibromyalgia as I’ve learned it from Dr. Katinka.
Onto getting ready and getting well…blog ya soon!
Let’s journey together on hinds’ feet…treadin’ on high places! (Habakkuk 3:19)