I do not feel like writing daily. As much as I love doing it, some days it simply overwhelms me, and, for my own good and the good of my family, I choose to utilize my limited energy in other ways. I do read Fibromyalgia related materials almost daily...at least one piece on my worst of days. I commit to this for several reasons, a few of which are:
To be aware of what is new in the Medical, Nutritional, and Exericse-fibro world
To be aware of what is new in the Scam-fibro world
To be aware of other good fibro resources to pass along to my readers
To be aware of other good motivational resources to pass along to my readers
I will be honest, I am not much on "touchy-feely", emotional things. I have great respect for such works. I even write them sometimes myself, but I am easily emotionally drained so I choose not to read a lot of things that are going to zap me even more quickly than my own daily life does. I tend to gravitate more toward humorous, motivational, or educational type resources, and those are also the type of pieces I prefer to write.
Of course, I could not in good conscience write this blog if I did not try to stay up on all of the legitimate FMS research and findings. I have a few "go-to" resources which I trust implicitly, therefore I start with them. Often, especially in the case of Celeste Alewel-Cox Cooper, I simply pass links to her writings along to followers. She does an excellent job of "getting to the gist" of the materials and I see no need to re-do what she has already done so well. In fact, while my background is medical, I am glad Celeste spends the time she does in providing all of us with this valuable information because it can be complicated...especially if one is fibro-fogged! I am very thankful to have her permission to share her articles with you rather than to put my fibro-mind through generating such technical, medical-type material on my own. And if I...with a medical background...feel that way about it...
Ah...now we are getting to the "gist" of my article: LIVING a fibroLIFE is basically all about the basics.
It is very important that we have others with FMS who are engaged in the Medical, Research, and Political world of fibro...God bless them for the time, effort, and valuable energy they put into keeping the rest of us in the know! It is important that those of us with FMS are aware of at least the basics of that type of fibro-news. Most of us, however...even bloggers...do not have to have an in depth understanding of all the technical information. Therefore utilize resources such as Celeste to glean the basics! Do not worry about committing it all to memory either! Bookmark important information so you can find it easily later if you wish...just keep in mind the basics!
I avoid emotional articles...because they drain me. Some people are overwhelmed by all of the humor and motivational things I share and write...and they need to avoid what I am putting out if that is the case! My writings about simple, everyday LIVING overwhelm some, so I expect and want them to avoid my writings! Please, be kind about it and direct those to my writings that you think would benefit from them, but please do not spend your precious, limited energy on anything...even my writings...that is not helpful to you!
The limited energy one has with FMS needs to be spent on what helps each person...what lifts them up, motivates them, sustains them, etc. This is a very important basic principle all those with FMS must keep in mind: Use your limited energy for what is GOOD FOR YOU!