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Christmas day done and done

Dec 25, 2015 8:45 PM

Hey all..how was your Christmas? Mine was awesome ful of both family and fatique.. Lol I cook dinner in which my original mrsy idea turned to be spoiled I was mad. However I had a back up plan. Opend gifts and spent time with family. Then went to the movies with sister and after decided to take the walk back to the car so ny sister would not have to back track.. Ha... Halfway there I'd wish I had waited.. Ha....but now back home and exhausted.

Dec 25, 2015 9:00 PM

Fibro girl I am happy you had a great day. My day was pretty good we had some drama but I have already posted about that.

Dec 25, 2015 9:01 PM

Lol..I jsut responded to that post too..lol. But this j you I was very happy I could pull this day off.

Dec 25, 2015 9:40 PM

I know it is a feat too pull off when we all hurt so much, and then when we do it there is such a sense of accomplishment. That we are still able to feed our families on such a blessed day of the year.

Dec 25, 2015 10:28 PM

Newfibrogirl, We were up early cooking, we had lunch with one daughter's family. Then we went to the movies; a tradition. Now I'm trying to catch up on posts again. I'm so glad you had a good day! And you too Weezie! πŸ™‚πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Dec 25, 2015 10:57 PM

I am glad everyone's holiday went fairly well!

It's been a crazy week for me. I went off the zoloft and felt much better, So went up north (3 hour drive) to visit friends and family for solstice weekend, and I made a lasagna, which has become tradition. We exchanged gifts, and had fun conversations. It was fairly easy going and relaxing, since some of them also have chronic issues, and are more conscious of things. Barely had any residual flare!

But I had only one day home before having to travel (2 hour drive) to hubby's family for Christmas. We arrived to chaos and noise, and MIL made hubby clean her house (including chems I have told her over and over are triggers) and put up the decorations she had scattered everywhere, while she.. I'll just say, complained, set my nerves on edge. I had to move furniture and boxes just to get to the guest bed to get bedding on. So ended up hiding and barely sleeping the first night and ended up taking Tramadol. The next day was better since MIL was calmer, but family came by and I was asked all kinds of questions over and over about my "new" diagnosis. They were well meaning and trying to understand, and I enjoy them. I did get to see my niece and nephew, and the meal was good, but it was still exhausting, and I was in a flare. We cut the visit short and left a day early.

Today Has been a recovery day, but my flare seems to not be diminishing at all. Been trying to keep my mind occupied.

Dec 26, 2015 1:25 AM

Actually was pretty good, kinda awkward at first though. We took my dog for a walk before hand, and then things were okay.

Dec 26, 2015 9:09 AM

In glad everyone's day went better than expected. I went to sleep Chrismas Eve (actually Christmas morning at 4am and woke to banging on my bedroom door and shouting of Merry Christmas while a 75 year old ornament played Jingle Bells). We opened presents, had breakfast and then I was going to go rest but checked on my peeps and phone calls from family far away. I didn't get my first dose of meds and then had to shower and get dressed, get ready for family to arrive. Was getting pretty tired and pained and they were late. Finally got to take medicine, went outside (70 degrees on Christmas in NY!!!) and got to see my newly engaged Niece and her fiancΓ© and we did a couple of shots and laughed and hung out a bit. I went in and up to my room to color (yes, I got an adult coloring book.. They didn't have spare parts for my body because they're obsolete due to age so I got a coloring book. LOL!!πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚). I got to my room, sat in my chair and passed out cold, missed dinner and got up just in time for desert!! Had some turkey, some turnips and spuds and then had my little Sister's made from scratch coconut custard pie!! A good time was had and when I went back to my room, I was up pretty late but got about 2-1/2 hours of sleep. Thought of you all and said my prayers that you were all doing well. Today is a bit rough, the weather being damp and rainy for the last 5 days I'm hurting pretty badly. We are doing Christmas all over again today because my little Brother and his wife and kids will be here, my older Sister and her hubby and kids will be back and we are going to have dinner with our next door neighbors. I'm going to take my shower early so I can rest and then I'll get up and go next door for dinner and some laughs. Then back home. Tomorrow will be very quiet and I'll be going across the street to see my 99 year old Godfather and family that are coming up from North Carolina. I've been invited to come over and join them for dinner. Being old school Italian, there will be lots of goodies, lobster, shrimp, scallops, lasagna, antipasto, etc.. (I can feel my ass getting bigger just writing about it.. LOL!!😜😳).
I hope that my pain family is having a peaceful and tolerable pain levels. I'm sending lots of love, gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers for nothing but the best for each and every one of you.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Dec 26, 2015 9:38 AM

Did a family breakfast with my parents, grandma and baby brother. Didn't go to the family dinner. Couldn't handle it. Was good to be with immediate family, but exhausting. Had a private dinner at home with my bf and son (bf took the turkey breast to his job and deep fried it, yum). Pain today is horrifyingly high and everywhere. In bed, don't want to get up. Exhausted and depressed and glad the holiday is over. But glad I got to celebrate Jesus' birthday with my grandma. This might be her last one.

Dec 26, 2015 10:05 AM

Raven rose.. It seems u had an up and down few days but family is family. It still amazes me how exhausting explaning our conditions can be. Even when u know they want to understand. It would seem to me they could and should use Google..lol...
I hope u are able to rest up today and maybe tomorrow so u can get that flare under control.

Dec 26, 2015 12:57 PM

Thank you Newfibrogirl! My MIL has actually been attempting to be a bit more accepting since I now am officially diagnosed. We actually went several years without visiting due to her attitude, and house condition when our son was young, The rest have always been understanding. I been taking it easy, but even so my body is not co-operating, and the weather is miserable, and so am I.

Dec 26, 2015 1:19 PM

Raven, things will get better. I know it sucks. The weather here in NY has been rain and gloom for 5 days and my body is screaming. Also had a lot of activity and overstimulation yesterday. Today is a repeat of that because my younger brother couldn't be here and is coming today with his wife and kids and then we are going to the neighbor's house for dinner. I'm a bit beat but tomorrow I guess I can rest. Sending you gentle {{{Hugs}}} and prayers for a better day.πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Dec 26, 2015 1:31 PM

Even though we suffer with debilitating pain day after day some days we get a little break. It's been raining off and on here in Lufkin,Texas here's to the Ole Barimetric pressure really gives me a fit. But we have to keep going at certain times. I have to drop off one more Christmas gift then I am done. Really don't feel like going but promised a child be there today to bring it. Can't disappoint her.

Dec 26, 2015 3:10 PM

Christmas Eve was spent with my family, enjoying my grandson and his joy of opening gifts :) I did all I could to hide my pain & discomfort, apparently well enough where no one asked how I was. Paid for it on Christmas day, so I stayed in nursing both the pain & migraine. Boyfriend didn't exactly understand why I wasn't driving down to see him :/ but didn't make any effort to come up here. Weekend is now a restful one, I hope

Dec 26, 2015 3:22 PM

Alwayz, I also got an adult coloring book. Just haven't tried it out yet. It also sounds like Mischef enjoyed her Christmas present as well.

Dec 27, 2015 9:44 AM

Amanda... I am so excited about this coloring book!! They are so intricate that you really can't think about anything else while you color. I think that it's going to be a great distraction!! I always loved to color.
Mischief snuggles up to her snowman to sleep. I have it in her cage instead of her playpen. She loves it and as soon as I can open the door without waking her, I can get a picture of her sleeping with it.πŸ’•

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