What a difference a day, and sunshine, makes
The rainy weather yesterday left me a painful, sleepy wreck … but today, the sun came out, literally.
I woke up this morning with a little more energy (and when I say “wake up,” I mean coffee, stretching, and medicine are already in motion) than yesterday. For a few reasons, I think, yesterday morning was a train wreck.
I woke up yesterday extremely fatigued and sore (more than my usual Fibromyalgia/Myofascial Pain Syndrome self). The muscles in my left thigh were so sore I wanted to rip my leg off (my fictional go-to way of getting rid of the problem). It was rainy outside, so that no doubt contributed to it. I was so bummed because my son got some new outdoor toys for his birthday and I wanted to go outside with him and check them out. Instead, I laid on the couch with a pillow and blanket, barely able to stay awake to keep an eye on him while he played inside.
I ended up convincing my son to lay in bed with me and watch a movie. I fell asleep … he jumped all over and under the blankets, and tackled the dog a few times. But needless to say, I was able to get some rest.
A fruit and veggie smoothie also helped, as did lots of water. At least I optimistically think they helped.
I also then realized that I forgot to take my medicine in the morning. Oops! No wonder I had such a rough morning.
The afternoon was much better, after I took my medicine and the sun came out (Cue the music … “I can see clearly now, the rain is gone …” ). But all in all, the day was mostly a sleepy, painful train wreck.
Today I had more energy throughout the day, and kept up with errands including taking my 4-year-old son to his well-check doctor appointment (shots, yikes), and shopping with him at Target.
I did, however, have to head home at that point. Can’t get too crazy! The fruit market will have to wait until tomorrow, which hopefully will also be a better day.
P.S. I was able to do some exercises with my foam roller and a little yoga outside tonight on my deck. Felt great.
Posted on May 30, 2012, in Chronic Pain, Health, Parenting, Uncategorized and tagged chronic pain, fatigue, fibromyalgia, foam roller, muscle pain, myofascial pain syndrome, rain, rain and muscles, rainy days, sore muscles, yoga. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.