Good Morning All!
If you have FMS, you understand "Fibro Flares"...they are simply a part of LIVING a fibroLIFE. It is true, we can avoid activities, foods, etc. that we know are triggers for us, but that is not a guarantee that we will not experience an increase in pain, fatigue, mental "fog", or any of the other seemingly endless list of FMS symptoms. This increase in symptoms, to those of you not already in the know is what we mean by a fibro flare.
Sadly, I've been in one of these flares for over a week now, thus I have not been blogging, posting much, etc. I have had to conserve energy for company we had, for taking care of my family, etc. This is a perfect example of how one does go about LIVING a fibroLIFE...one prioritizes. It is not that all of you do not matter to me, for certainly you do! It is just that I can be of no benefit to you if I remain in this flare, so rest has been necessary, PLUS, each of us must put ourselves and our families FIRST in our lives...because really, that is what LIFE is all about...it is WHY we all strive to LIVE.
My actual family...just as it is with you I pray...must come first, but never doubt that all of you are my extended family. I have done my best to keep up a bit of a facebook presence, and will continue to do so, while this flare roars on. Today, however, I will be spending time with my youngest son, Michael, so I may not be around a lot, but just like our old nemesis, the fibro flare, I will be back. Hopefully, unlike when a fibro flare visits, you will be happy for my return however!
I will do my very best to blog tomorrow. If not, I will check in on our facebook page, Fibro Life.
Praying you are flare free!