Living Daily with Chronic Invisible Illness

Drawing a Line

This website has been sorely neglected for a host of reasons…and I apologize for that.

The sabbatical I had to take was mostly in part to my husband, who was diagnosed with blood cancer and underwent a bone marrow transplant in the fall of 2021.  

Having to deal with my Fibromyalgia and the constant trips to the hospital, overnight stays, cafeteria meals, stress of the transplant, emotions of my family…emotions of myself…attention to my husband, dealing with the nurses, doctors and staff, late nights, early morning, lack of sleep, etc. etc, etc. all wrought havoc on my body. during those many months. 

I brought Alieve for nighttime, Ibuprofen for immediate day time use, tried to make healthy eating choices, drank a ton of water, used breathing technics for stress and prayed a lot!

Did I have flares? Yes. 

Did I have times where I could barely walk? Yes.

Did I struggle with the ups and downs of chair sitting? Yes.

Did I have a lot of stressful times? Yes.

But through it all, I managed daily living because my focus was on my husband and not on me. 

When my sweet Marine Corp Reserve son stopped in to see me after a drill weekend, he blessed me with a much-needed back massage. That was heavenly!! I cannot describe the blessing it was!! 

My husband has had many bumps in the recovery road with Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD) and multiple hiccups with health issues here and there. We are managing daily and life continues to move forward. We are thankful the transplant was a success and that the GvHD is being managed. 

Today I am drawing a line and plan to step forward and not look backward; only look to the future!

That said, I continue to manage my Fibro as best as I can. I will be making future posts about this. Also, please like my page on FB! 

Have a blessed day!

 

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