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October 5, 2010 / krazykim68

THE LITTLE THINGS….


October 5, 2010

Today I thought I would talk about little things.  The things we take for granted.   What are some things that you really don’t think about while you are doing them?  Making a meal, doing laundry, taking children to school, driving a car, following a recipe, doing dishes, vacuuming , dusting, sweeping, making a bed, etc. are a few things that we do without thinking too much about them.  We just do them.  What if you had to deliberately think about how to do something before you did it? You would have to choose what you were going to do based on the difficulty of the job. That is how it is sometimes with fibromyalgia.   Depending on whether you are having a flare, you have to choose wisely your activities for the day.   Some days you have the energy of a 5-year-old and feel like you are “supermom” . Those are the days that I have to guard myself to not get overwhelmed and push myself too far.

For over a year now, I have been too sick to do “the little things”.  I thank God that I have a supportive family that has stepped up and done things when I couldn’t.   I am steadily getting better and I have begun doing some of the little things again. I have made meals and drove kids to school. I have done laundry and dishes. I have vacuumed and folded clothes. These are things that may seem trivial to you. But to me, they are the best things in the world.

You don’t know how important the little things are until you are no longer able to do them.  I may not always remember how to do things and the name of certain things.  As long as I can, I want to do the little things.  That is worth more than rubies , diamonds, or gold.  Little things are priceless treasures that cannot be bought. The other thing that I realized through this entire time is that it’s about perspective.  I read a card the other day that said, “Attitude is everything”.  When I focus on the Lord and on my many blessings, my life doesn’t seem so bland.  But when I focus on what I don’t have , then my outlook is sour.  I don’t know about you, but I am not a sour grape.

FLEETING FARTS

Remember  to enjoy the “little things”.  Focus on your many blessings.  Attitude is everything. Remember God loves you and so do I .

September 28, 2010 / krazykim68

Dizzy Dame…


Today I decided to title this one “dizzy dame” . Compuzine is the medicine I am taking.   It is working great but is making me as dizzy as a  kite. I would rather be a little dizzy, than have the other problem.  In a good way it has forced me to take things slow.  I am beginning to feel better. I  made chicken. broccoli, and rice casserole. It turned out better than I thought. I had to make my cream soup (due to a gluten allergy) . It was delicious. I forgot that broccoli is a gaseous vegetable. OOPS!   I have taken my advice and been “doing” stuff everyday. Some days I get more done than others..and I am ok with that.  I am pacing myself.  Today was raining and misty. So if you are someone who has fibromyalgia, you know that this is the type of day that really sets off the nerve pathways of the central nervous system. I call it “pulsating sensations”.  Dampness, cold weather, and stress make for a fibromyalgia flare that can set me back for days.  I am so thankful for a family and friends that pray for me daily and continue to do so.  I  made the meals for the last three days. I am feeling more like myself and more like a mom.

FLEETING FARTS

I realized this week that I am needed. And today I was told it was okay to take baby steps to tackle my unending list of things to do.  I was getting so overwhelmed.  So this is my encouragement to you: YOU ARE NEEDED.  You may not feel like it, but you are needed more than you realize.  ALSO: TAKE ONE STEP AT A TIME.  You will find you won’t be as tired and overwhelmed. Remember God loves you and so do I .

September 25, 2010 / krazykim68

Blog #3


Thursday!

Wow…3 already. For anyone trying to catch up with me , I have had a wonderful day today. I actually drove myself to a couple of appointments today. I remembered my seatbelt and adjusted my mirrors…I was very nervous. But I felt an immense satisfaction when I returned home and parked the car. I did it! It wasn’t that I thought I couldn’t do it, it’s just that I was nervous. There were a lot of   drivers on the road that tooted at me cause they were in a hurry, I was being too cautious for them. I met an ambulance on the way home and stopped so they could get through.  I just had to get out and actually drive. I have a Facebook page and I posted a  status  there about my drive.  For those of you who have commented on this blog, thank you. I appreciate the response. I guess the point I am trying to make is: do something. I know I stated this in my last blog but it bears repeating.  I feel alive!

FRIDAY:

What a day! My husband went back to work , my son stayed home from school because he was sick, and I had to go take him to the doctor. I set up the kids for a dental cleaning appointment. I did lots of dishes and laundry. I am bushed…but I am satisfied that I got up and was active. The fibromyalgia is starting in again.  I can feel it pulsing all through my body. It is not a pleasant feeling. My digestive issues are still causing my stomach to hurt.  I was glad to get out to the store and to the doctor’s office and not be stuck in the house.  Hubby got home around 7:30pm and boy was he tired. I drove again to pick up my daughter up from the highschool football game.

SATURDAY:

Today I had a surprise. My nephew who I haven’t seen in 5 years, came for a visit. It was nice. I am still feeling yucky from my antibiotics and queasy.  Hubby had the day off so that was nice.  I am still happy about doing something. I am out of shape. I am trying to figure out what excercise would be good for me.  I have to pace myself and not overdo.  Any suggestions?

FLEETING FARTS:

Everybody have a great day ..remember God loves you and so do I .

September 16, 2010 / krazykim68

Faith, Hope and Love


We have all heard these three infamous words: faith, hope, and love. So today I thought I would share how these three simple words have a profound effect on my life.

FAITH: My faith in God is what sustains my life. Without God, I would be lost . He gives purpose and meaning to my life.  He has always been faithful in His provision for my needs. I may not always get what I want, but I always have what I need. It is the WHAT.

HOPE: Hope is for me linked to a purpose.  Having a purpose to my day ..gives me a reason to hope. It gives me the WHY.

LOVE: Love …that is a loaded word. So often we mistake this for a  feeling. That is what it is not. It is so much more. Love is not a passive thing, but a word of action. How you can show someone you love them by sitting with your hands folded and saying be loved? NO! You must show them by DOING something. A small act : a note in the mail, a phone call, a meal for a shut-in.  To show love you have to  see the people around you.  It gives me the HOW!

The last couple of days have not been easy ones for me. Everyday I wake up with lots of tummy rumblings(gas) and other issues. It is quite discouraging. I was so encouraged on Tuesday. I had an appointment  for a mammogram and was feeling pretty low. My husband took me to the appointment and afterwards asked me if I would like to go have something to eat. I really didn’t feel like it. But I knew he was trying to make me feel better , so I went to our favorite spot, “ROLLY’s” in Auburn. It felt good to actually get out and enjoy myself.  On the way home, we stopped at a place to get my haircut. He blew me away by his sensitivity to my need to feel better . He could have just as easily just brought me home. But because he loved me, He took the opportunity to offer a simple haircut.   I came home and felt like a million bucks.  I realized that if a small thing like a haircut could change my focus, then what could I do to help change my focus?

So I decided I was going to do the best I could and made a personal goal to do one thing a day. So yesterday I decided to change around my living room. I moved a tv , an air conditioner, a computer desk, and tangled wires. I vacuumed behind things. It was exhilarating. It is not totally finished yet, but I am working on it.   And I reconnected with an old friend on Facebook. I also attended an online Church service.  Community Bible Church is a church in San Antonio ,Texas.  I got more done yesterday , than I had in a long time.

FLEETING FARTS….

I know that this sounds funky, but it is my way of sharing parting thoughts.   Just get up and DO something today. At least do one thing.  And try to do one thing for someone else. Hope this helps someone today. Remember, God loves you and so do I .

September 13, 2010 / krazykim68

Hello world 2!


It is Monday , September 13, 2010. It’s overcast here in Maine. It is not overcast in me. Although my fibromyalgia is in full swing, I am singing in my heart. I am excited about doing this blog.  I want to be able to help someone else …to give a purpose to what I am struggling through. I know that there are others that have illnesses that people can’t see.

Quick Reminder…the National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week in Sept 13-19, 2010. You can go to invisibleillness.com and join in on the conference. This will be my first one and I am excited to listen to how others cope with their illnesses.

I also wanted to say that I am a woman of faith. Jesus is my Lord and Saviour and I praise Him for the opportunity that I have to pray for others and to have a voice to talk about my illness. I love people, I love to laugh, I love to sing, I love to write, and I love life. May you all have a blessed day!