Wednesday, 21 November 2012

The Collapse Is A Downer

(Taken from a Fibromyalgia Facebook Page)

"It looks like I will be making the bed for a second time, before I get back into it for the third time when I head back to bed tonight."

There are lots of moments inbetween what I do some days that not everyone sees, or what I don't allow people to see, as who wants to hear about the "down times" in a persons life all the time?  Sympathy I do not seek, but what I do appreciate always from my family and friends is simply understanding and caring without judgement placed on something that is far from my choice of being.

Between my degenerative disc disease neck pain, whole body pain from the Fibromyalgia, and headaches, there are days I can't even bare as it catches up with me and wears me down.  Really truly, "the collapse is a downer", which I find rather depressing when it happens more often then naught.

I was up from 3 am, finally going back to bed at 7:30.  Murphy was at my doorstep again as just as I began to drift off before 8 am (I think I emailed the VON SMART gals about 5:00 am to say I wouldn't be at exercise today) when of course the phone rang twice and someone sent me a text.  I gave it another go finally going into a bit of a lull then giving up after another phone call to finally getting up around 10:00 am.

"This was the view outside our Eastern window I seen this morning ... with both frost on the ground and fog seemingly animated by hanging in the air.  Is it not beautiful.  If nothing else today this sight made me feel good."

Other then attending to the needs of our "Checkerboard Aussies" I didn't get much done other then a pot of Beef Soup for my "Crabby Cabbie's" lunches.

"Beef Vegetable Soup that is .... "

After this was made I went back to bed about 1:00 pm.  Who other then my dear Rob called just before I headed off into a slumber, after I had called and told him I was going back to bed.  I did manage to sleep until around 3:00 pm, until AGAIN who else by my ROB called and woke me up again !!!  Jeez how do you not hurt someone when you love them so much ... not easy some days is it?  Ha !

My poor guy was having "Crabby Cabbie" vehicle problems and not such a great day himself.  It started with a flat tire after he had been over working Saugeen Shores for a bit, then after while driving a fare, a Rad hose blew, spewing anti-freeze up over the windshield.  Oh man ... poor guy had to borrow a screwdriver from someone on the street he was on to give it a temporary fix.

He did come back home up to our mechanics to get the spare tire off and put on another permanent one.   We really need to ensure the "safety" of his Customers, as that is a "Number One" priority of the "Crabby Cabbie" !!!

When Rob dropped back home to get a new tire, he had also brought me in the mail, as of course I had still been in bed.

"Happy Mail in the way of a Cupcake Post Card from Postcrossing, a letter from our local OPP (police) detachment acknowledging and thanking me for my letter of appreciation regarding one of their foremost "front line" employees, and an invite to some Christmas Festivities to the Golden Dawn Retirement home where my Mother resides.  Pretty good score in the mail department, with there not being one bill today!"

Oh yes, the Slow Cooker Turkey Dinner we had last night was totally awesome, even though it was rather late by the time we had sat down for it.

"Rob's is the one with the side of coleslaw, and mine with the roasted onions ... yummy."


Can you believe after spending most of my day in bed, which I hate doing no matter how necessary some times, I am still TIRED !!!

Before I "sign off" here, I need to let everyone know how much I care about my Family and Friends, those in my life daily in person or not.  I can NOT stress enough how comforting it is to know when you have friends or family who care ....

"All my Family and Friends who truly care about me and others deserve this Award !  Thank you always for being there for ME !!!"

Speaking of friends, a Facebook Friend of mine posted some info regarding the sending of a Christmas Card to one of our Countryman or woman who is serving on our behalf.  I blogged about this last year, and here it is again this year.  Remember when doing your Christmas Cards to address just one and send it off to the following address:

Any Canadian Forces Member
Op Attention:  Kabul
PO Box 5140 Stn. Forces,
Belleville, Ontario   K8N 5W6

... as you might just make someone else's day a better one by putting a *smile* on their face.  Need to confirm the address at anytime, please do so by *clicking* HERE.

I am off to attend shortly to our "Checkerboard Aussies" to having myself a restful night with hopefully sleeping past the hour of 3:00 am, as I am looking forward to a better day with tomorrow arriving, "Just North of Wiarton & South of the Checkerboard".


  1. So sorry to hear you are not feeling well. It's tough when you get hit with flare-ups and migraines that seem to upset your sleeping pattern, too. Hope you feel better real soon. Busy here getting ready to celebrate our Thanksgiving tomorrow. Bess

  2. You can talk about anything you want to talk about and we will listen and support you. Here's hoping for a better day tomorrow.

    1. And by the way? You felt like crap and you STILL pulled off a delicious looking homemade soup? *bows to your greatness*

  3. I agree considering you were not feeling well you did get a lot accomplished. Hope tomorrow is a better day for you,


  4. Aww Cindy, I'm so sorry to hear you are having such a difficult time getting yourself back up and running again. Maybe the change of weather coming down the pike will be the catalyst to turn things around for you.

  5. I can only imagine how hard it would be to have FM. Hoping you have a good day today. You do an awful lot even on your bad days.

  6. Hoping you are feeling better.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today. =)

  7. Hoping tomorrow is a better day - as others have said, you still got a whole lot done.

  8. Hope you get to feeling better! I love the photos you took.
    Aimee from Craftmates


How nice of you to drop around to have a wee visit with me to see what I have been up to from time to time. I look forward to your comments as they add much brightness to my each and every day to know there are such wonderful people out there.

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