chronic conditions

Sorry I have been missing a while…………..Fibromyalgia is unpredictable

I have been missing the daily interaction with my friends online.    As you know I have Fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions.   I have been pushing the limits for a while to see if I can increase my activities and my body movements.  I can do some tasks, some I cant and some I just have to keep trying.  

I found that my body started to resist and the pain increased tremendously so much so that I came to a halt.    It was difficult coping again and frustrating at not being able to get up and do my routine jobs.  My sleep patterns have been non existant, the pain to lay day on my back, hips or belly has been unbearable, so back to little but often as possible.  

Pace myself at this stage seems to be my best advise to be able to enjoy my life to the fullest and not to miss out on special days because I cant move at all.  

Nannycheryl Blanket squares to start another bedspread

Will be finishing all projects started in September as quickly as possible to help me fingers started again, keep dropping things at the moment and finding it hard to hold crochet so started knitting for a while.

Starting knitting again for my new Barbie dolls
Starting knitting again for my new Barbie dolls


Sixty style dress my first one
Sixty style dress my first one

Now trying to catch up (pacing myself) I thank you all for continual support during my absence, I shall promote all through any means I can to say thank you…………gentle hugs

The light has returned……….

Well I have been up for a long time now, the light of day has returned, I am still not sleepy and can not sleep tonight so I think before my husband gets out of bed I shall go and snuggle a while.  

I do not mind not sleeping but the snuggle I would miss, so nice to have someone to share the good and bad times with.   Having a good family helps when troubles are falling at your doorstop, sometimes you have no control or solution but a good family helps all the time.  

Well the light is fully on now so I hope you enjoyed the treasuries I sure did I love to see all the different items people have to sell on Etsy.   …………. gentle hugs nannycheryl


I have had a couple of goods days lately, but today is beginning one of my down periods when I cannot do much, I get exhausted quickly, I have family worries which also bring me down.    I think too much when the pains come so suddenly extreme, they seem to take over my body and do what they want, the more the pain, the more the worry, the more the pain, it is a cycle hard to get out of.     I shall be trying…..    I have my hobby and my sanity which helps, I shall start by making something again and sorting out (well as much as my body will allow me to move) but the sitting and making I can do, I section out my life now when I am better I get about as much as I can and do ordinary things, but when the pains attack severely I try to make things and make sure I accomplish something.   My hands are hurting now so I shall stop typing and have a rest,   see you all soon    nannycheryl

Had the fun at Bournmouth now I must pay….the fibromyalgia way

I told you about my journey to Bournemouth, well enjoyed the company and the short walks and the sitting on a very hot beach, beautiful, but all Fibromyalgia patients know now you have to pay.

  I felt not to bad yesterday, could not do much at all, had to go shopping but as ever had my Husband with me, felt really worn out afterwards, only there about 20 mins but job done and a couple of more stops on the way.  (the car journeys really kill me, I am so stiff and unable to move after only short journeys) anyway got home and the foggy brain appeared again, where am I ah well now to just chill out and make a new garment to keep me occupied.  

I sleep well last night (well for me 3 hours then up and 3 hours again) very stiff joints this morning but up and about always helps.  I have had my first and only tea of the day, my daily routine has changed so much since this chronic condition appeared to me.  More careful what I do what I eat and how I plan my days to my condition as I see it in the morning.  

Well this morning my back is bad, my legs are ignoring me, sulking I think because of the walk down in Bournemouth.  

We are shopping with my mum this morning so she can get her supplies, she has problems walking now nearly 80, sciatica in the legs, so we look like a pair of ducks, waddling but we laugh and have fun and just waddle.  

When we finish I shall come home and do some work on the computer if I can and start another project, it is the second day since my galivanting so pain is usually the order of the day, but I shall wait and see what come.   I have a continguency plan for all my days now.  

gentle hugs

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