Good hello, friends! Happy Friday! Oops! In the last three days I have become obsessed with Tik Tok. I’m already planning a-plenty of content that I want to post. So look out because I’m about to go off over there.
Today’s post is for all the things I do because of fibromyalgia.
I keep my hair short. Because of Covid-19 and avoiding nonessential services like going to get my hair this is the only time my hair has gotten passed my shoulders in three years. My hair, she THICC like I’ve only met a few other people with hair as thick as mine. My hands and arms tend to hurt from styling and washing when my hair gets beyond a certain point. So length plus thick equals hard times for Sarah’s hair and pain. I like to pretend right now that it’s not an issue by clipping it back. Before Covid-19 I would get so desperate that I would call my hairdresser for an emergency cut the same day.
I wear sunglasses a lot, even indoors sometimes. My eyes are very light sensitive. Even the amount of light coming through my windows right now as I write this with the curtains pulled, is a little too much. I joke that I’m a vampire because it’s bad. I have before also decided to not go to the grocery store because it was too sunny out.
I spend a lot of time in my room. This may sound fine to some because who is living back with their parents after graduating post-secondary and having a hell of a time getting their life off the ground, oh and now I, of course, have fibro, too. I spend a lot of time laying in bed because that’s the most comfortable position to ease my pain, I have a heating pad I use on that said bed that I use year round. I have a sensitivity to sound too. There’s times where I legit can’t be around my family because it’s too loud. My brother lifting weights in the basement, for example, my room is the only place far enough that I won’t get a headache or migraine.
Having less money. I have to spend a lot of money because of my disability. I already mentioned heating pads (I own 3 regular size and 2 good for travel). I have a decent drug plan but I still have to spend a lot on medicine. I get this IV treatment that makes me feel better, weekly and mediation that I take daily. I also buy a lot of pain relief products. Icy Hot patches, Medstik, Tiger Balm, just to name a few. That adds up. I’m only now finally getting a handle on my credit card after my collapsed lung a year ago (happy anniversary to me). Click this if you want to read what happened Fibro Friday: My Medical Emergency. Spending money on take out because I’m in too much pain to make food. Or I have even skipped a meal or two because of my pain. I know these aren’t healthy ways to do things and I’m working hard on changing things since I can’t support with food.
I repeat myself a lot. I have brain fog and sure, it’s not as bad as it was when I was on a certain mediation that I even had a hard time putting sentences together. I still have my moments and sometimes repeat things to people that I forget I already said to said people.
As always, thanks for reading!
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