Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Although I try very hard not to complain, people who know me well (the few! the chosen!) know that I almost always hurt.  If it's not a migraine, it's my ankles.  If I can sleep at all, I wake up feeling like I got hit by a truck.  Anyway, you get the picture.  I went to the doctor today, and after running down my list of symptoms (which was positively embarrassing!), she immediately said, "fibromyalgia." I have mixed feelings about this diagnosis.  It doesn't really do anything for me.  I still feel rotten.  On the other hand, though, it validates my eternal exhaustion and pain issues.  I need to digest.

So what does a girl diagnosed with a vague illness do? Craft! I don't scrapbook - I'm scared of hurting pictures.  I do, however, have an unnatural obsession with paper, stickers, pens, etc.  Hence, I journal with them.  I spent a lovely afternoon with my girls and my "stuff" while my boys and dog played outside.  It was a wonderful afternoon.  Of course, I will be hating life tomorrow when I face down all of my work deadlines, but for today...perfection.


  1. Well put! My "craft" that I use as fibro therapy is counted cross-stitch. It is so important to have something that adds beauty to our lives (if not function) that we can feel proud of; this is especially true when we have those days of "Ungh...I don't feel good."

  2. I used to love cross stitch :-) My only problem with it was that it was not portable. I am not an avid knitter. In fact, it is hard to give up knitting time for any other craft! Thanks for stopping by!