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Being Chronically Mommy...

Welcome to the second in my chronic pain blog series. My first was my most well-known about my life struggle, balance, etc. with chronic pain and illness in "I Already Gave My Right Arm To Be Ambidextrous!" It is now titled "Now Read My HIPS!" and the focus has changed a bit to be more about how I am a woman with several joint diseases and conditions with a shoulder replacement and two hip replacements and am belly dancing! Visit Now Read My HIPS! to follow that entertaining, fun journey (alreadygavertarm2bambidextrous.blogspot.com). I also have a Blog Talk Radio Show with the same title about chronic pain and healing.

This blog is a little bit different. It has been focusing on my being a mommy and having a chronic illness. I have been and will continue to focus on health and pain info as well that I once wrote about in Now Read My HIPS! I think it is important to separate this from the rest of my life. It is not easy to have a chronic illness, but adding a child to the mix certainly has its share of trying times as well as beautiful, unforgettable moments.


I am so grateful for our little boy Mick. I can't believe that he is 6 years old as of December of 2016. Time has flown by! He is a dream come true. He has completed my confusing, complicated life. In a very huge way, he has made my life a lot more worth living. Although I have a wonderful husband, we always wanted a family, and I feel like we are now complete and happy. I have something to wake up to, and I have something to live for~Mick! It really is it's own microcosm of my life~Being Chronically Mommy!


...Being Chronically Mommy!

...Being Chronically Mommy!
...Being Chronically Mommy!

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Help, I need somebody,
Help, not just anybody,
Help, you know I need someone, help.

When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in any way.
But now these days are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me.

And now my life has changed in oh so many ways,
My independence seems to vanish in the haze.
But every now and then I feel so insecure,
I know that I just need you like I've never done before.

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
Won't you please, please help me.

When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody's help in any way.
But now these daya are gone, I'm not so self assured,
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

The World Has Stopped! Chronically Mommy Has The Flu!

Well, It has been a VERY long time! I am back y'all! I missed all my followers out there. I have just really had a trying couple of years with a little boy, chronic pain, chronic autoimmune crap, chronic everything, but mainly I have been so worn out. By the end of the day, I just want to sleep. Of course, as you all know, when you have chronic illnesses and chronic pain, you can never actually sleep at the end of the day, but you can dissolve into the sheets and just melt into nothingness! That is what I have been doing every night for about 2 years it seems. Here and there, I have found time to do other things, but mostly I do my mommy stuff and go to bed.

So right now, I have the crud, the yuck, the blah, the flu!!! I get the flu shot every single year like the obedient chronic mommy that I am. This year Mick and I got ours together at his pediatrician office. My doctor informed me that it is only 23% effective this year. Great. Maybe I should look at it in a positive way, that I was the lucky one that got a flu shot and the flu...nah! This ain't lucky! I have been miserable. Mick was sick but only had a fever for maybe 12 hours at the longest. Then he had the coughing. He has asthma, so I made sure to use the nebulizer on him before taking him into the doctor. When I got him into the doctor, he said that I did fantastic! Great job Mommy!!! His lungs were great, no fever, no sign of flu complications and no infections. He is good. He has a small lingering cough, but it isn't worrisome.

As for me....well I started feeling sick last week on Thursday or Friday. I started Tamiflu on Sunday afternoon, and took the last pill today. I do feel better overall, but I am still coughing. I still have head congestion. I still feel so tired and fatigued. I still can't concentrate. The achiness is so much better than it was, thank goodness. It was horrible. I thought at first that I just had a cold and my autoimmune diseases were flaring causing severe pain everywhere. Well, come to find out that the flu causes severe aches and pains! It is no joke! Lemme tell ya!

I have made sure to get plenty of rest, plenty of fluids (water and OJ), and have been eating healthy foods. But I also have been eating whatever I will eat. I haven't been feeling like eating anything so if I have a taste for something, I eat it! I have been staying out of the cold air because it makes me cough and wheeze. I have been taking warm baths and showers. I like the showers to be steamier for my chest and sinuses.

I am amazed at how much Mommy is in control of and in charge of. When we are sick, it is clear that the house doesn't get clean, dinner doesn't get made, toys don't get put back where they belong, and important things don't get done! I think that for many of us, we don't look sick most of the time with our chronic illnesses, then when we get something acute like the flu, and we are down for the count, our significant other and our children, are really caught off guard. They are seriously surprised! My hubby asked me if I did the dark and light load of wash the other day. I was still in my P.J.s, and my hair was a greasy mess. I did nothing, absolutely nothing! I just sat on the couch and looked at the TV. I didn't even really watch TV. I just looked at the TV. That is when you know you are sick! Now the garbage disposal is broken, the water heater needs replaced, and my son flushed something down his toilet that has made it unable to flush or unclog. So the plumber has been here all day with me. Meanwhile, we have a weeks worth of dirty dishes piled on the countertop because of the garbage disposal, wall-to-wall hot wheel tracks because I haven't picked anything up, and laundry in piles in our bedroom because we had to get the water heater replaced today. The world has literally stopped around me! Nothing is happening! So I am writing my blog post. I figure I'm due.

Michael is 4 now. He is in pre-school at a Methodist church nearby. It's about 7 miles from our home. Of course with Atlanta traffic, it takes 30 minutes to get there and 30 minutes back. Nothing is ever easy! It is always so much harder when you are in pain, and then when you pile the flu bug on top of that...I have no words to describe it. I would suggest that you still get the flu shot. It still will guard against those particular strains. You never know which types will end up being the ones that go around, so better safe than sorry. My two cents.

I hope to talk to you all more often and soon!

2 comments:

kate said...

As a sign of gratitude for how my son was saved from fibromyalgia , i decided to reach out to those still suffering from this.
My son suffered fibromyalgia in the year 2013 and it was really tough and heartbreaking for me because he was my all and the symptoms were terrible, he always complain of joint stiffness, and he always have difficulty falling asleep . we tried various therapies prescribed by our neurologist but none could cure him. I searched for a cure and i saw a testimony by someone who was cured and so many other with similar body problem, and they left the contact of this doctor who had the cure to fibromyalgia . I never imagined fibromyalgia has a natural cure not until i contacted him and he assured me my son will be fine. I got the herbal medication he recommended and my son used it and in one months time he was fully okay even up till this moment he is so full of life. fibromyalgia has a cure and it is a herbal cure contact the doctor for more info on drwilliams098675@gmail.com on how to get the medication. Thanks for reading my testimony.

Sophie Lewis said...

I am Sophie from Canada, I once suffered from a terrible and Chronic fibromhyalgia,since i was bone , the doctor told me there was no permanent cure i was given medications to slow down its progress, i constantly felt my health was deteriorating as i constantly had Pain all over my body,this ailment was really terrible especially when am going out with my friends, i have this constant disorder for about 31 years, this was really a terrible ailment ,on thin one day that i was going through the internet,and i came across a post of Mrs jessica on how her daughter was been cured from  fibromhyalgia through the help of Dr Williams herbal product, I contacted this herbal doctor via his email and explain everything to him and make purchase of his product,few days later he sent me the herbal medicine through courier service, when i received the herbal medicine, i used it for 1 months and two weeks as prescribed by dr williams and i was totally cured within those week of usage,on thin now i have not experience any sign or characteristics again . for more information you can email him on drwilliams098675@gmail.com for help

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