|This is definitely me!|
My body has been in flare up mode ever since the rainy week we had. It's been almost 3 weeks and the pain seems to be getting worse not better. I feel bad because I'm conserving what energy I have to make it to work everyday. Anyone who teaches can tell you that it is not a sit around and relax kind of job. I get home so exhausted and in so much pain that I just change into my jammies and climb into bed.
Luckily for me I have the best hubby in the world. He knows I'm hurting and he takes care of me and the boys. I know it hard for him sometimes having to be the one that takes care of everything, and I feel guilty that I have to rely on him so much.
The problem is, that I don't have the energy to do anything with him or the boys on weekends. My feet, back, shoulders, and head hurt so much that I just want to sleep my weekends away. My parents don't understand what I'm feeling. My mother is constantly at me to just get up and deal with the pain. My dad thinks the solution is to just get on the treadmill and everything will be alright! I know my boys wish I could do more with them, but they know how much I hurt.
I have an appointment to see my rheumatologist in 2 weeks, and I'm going to ask him to refer me to a local physical therapy place that deals with fibro. They have aqua therapy, massage therapy, plus exercises and yoga. I'm hoping that they will help with some of my pain issues. It might also be time to adjust or change my medications. I have hydrocodone for when the pain gets to the unbearable stage, but I try not to use it that often. I have an addictive personality, and the last thing I need is to become addicted to pain killers.
So for now I will rest and recover and ignore my parents (I know they love me and mean well). I will continue to lean on my best friend and hope that I don't end up pushing him to his breaking point.