Archive for November, 2007

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The Holiday Season and Blog Related Injuries

November 10, 2007

Santa on a HarleyIt’s been a tough week for me.  Last Sunday, a whopping 7 days ago, I made dinner for my two brothers and my hubby.  But since my brothers were coming over, that meant I had to clean the house too.  Plus, the grocery shopping.  I was a whirlwind of activity and I paid for it big time.  My right arm started aching on Monday, by Tuesday, I couldn’t blog – what no blogging?  I’m sore from my shoulder to my fingers, I don’t know how I’ve survived.

I’m using NT Factor and D-ribose to try and overcome this outrageous muscle fatigue.  I don’t usually complain of Fibromyalgia as my primary symptom, mostly it’s fatigue.  But this week has been one long trial, with extra doses of Advil to eeek through the week.

Since I can’t work a real job, I did manage to create some new websites this week, even with my difficulty typing.  My new pages are all about the Holidays: 

Chocolate: The Greatest Food Gift

Spectacular Outdoor Christmas Lights

Amazon’s Million Dollar Necklace

Inflatable Christmas Decorations

I really feel like I’m working when I make these pages.  It’s a great forum for developing my sense of achievement and self-sufficiency when I’m stuck in a world where I can’t do much else.  In my struggle to overcome my chronic fatigue, I imagine it will take me until next June to start feeling better.  This illness brings with it such an uncommon sense of failure and hopelessness.  These sites help me feel more normal, like I’m living some portion of a real life, instead of feeling like a shut-in or invalid. 

It’s pretty rare to run across an article or web-site that discusses the psychological effects of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, it’s like we all have to work it out for ourselves.  I don’t like negative thoughts or negative moods, but when the fatigue is combined with nagging constant pain, life can be difficult.  My motto: Onward, Forward, To the Future.  I finally have hope and now I have something to keep myself busy, even though my blogging arm is killin’ me.

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Bee Movie Toys page inspired me

November 3, 2007

Bee Movie ToysAs with nearly all days during my chronic fatigue, I didn’t sleep well last night.  Just this week I made a squidoo page for Bee Movie Toys and it’s getting a few hits.  I wrote my own synopsis and detailed the Bee Movie characters, as well as included links to the Bee Movie Sites and reviews of the movie.  Then I detailed all the toys: Bee Movie Toys & Games.  Being on the computer most days, is the best that I can do in terms of earning a tiny income, so I hope this helps.   But the buzz about the movie, since it was released today, has made me a bit more energetic, so I was inspired to take a walk.

The walk felt effortless.  That’s what is so amazing.  I didn’t feel like my body was a sack of burlapped potatoes that I was forcing down the street.  I felt nearly normal.  I was able to appreciate the colors in the sky, the gray blue of the clouds, the sunshine on the fall trees.  Ordinarily, I would have been anticipating the very moment I could arrive home so I could sit down, feeling every ache in my body, wishing the experience was over.  But today, I enjoyed every minute and only felt the tired returning as I was heading home.   I walked for a half hour.  I hope to see the Bee Movie this weekend!  It looks funny and I love Jerry Seinfeld.


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