and then there was fog.



My friends…this week is a struggle for me. I am apparently having a fibromylgia “flare”, and have been in a lot of pain since Sunday. At times I have trouble walking, and my hands are so stiff I can barely use them…typing is not easy. And then yesterday…the fog set in. I hadn’t experienced this symptom before. There is no other way to decribe it…the clarity of life isn’t quite there as it usually is, and my mind is fuzzy and at times a bit blank. It is a bizarre feeling, and an unsettling one. I’m not sharing this for a pity party, but to maintian a level of openness and honesty about my personal life here. It is therapeutic to discuss it in a public forum, and maybe someone out there might relate to what I’m going through. Of course as a result of being housebound I am feeling down, and not being able to meet my obligations right now is a hard pill to swallow. I am trying to focus on the positives and hope that this episode will subside soon.

Thank you all for your sweet support, online and off…it means so much.


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  1. So sorry to hear you are having a bad week Susan. I hope the fog lifts soon. Don’t be too hard on yourself okay? I’m here if you need anything. xo

  2. Please let me know if I can get you a contact for a second opinion. You shouldn’t have to suffer this way! I agree with Adele, I hope the fog lifts VERY soon. Sending you love, hugs and kisses.

  3. Feel better soon. Drink some tea…..put on some comfy PJs and let Mr. Billy work his healing magic….because there is nothing more comforting and healing than cuddling with a little pup. Sending get well wishes your way!

  4. Susan, I commend you for sharing. You probably have more strength than you realize, just by coming forth and sharing this with your readers. I sincerely hope that this passes shortly and you can continue on inspiring others.

  5. That is so kind Cailin, I hadn’t thought of it that way, thank you. I think we all have more strength than we realize, it’s true. Thank you so much..xoxo

  6. I hope you always feel you can share days like this with us, I never ever think you are saying it for a pity party, it is good for everyone to know that there are days in the most fabulous of lives that are, well, not so fabulous. And it is more than okay to say so!!

    I do hope you are feeling better soon. Take care of yourself, everyone understands that health comes first over any other obligation. Lots of virtual hugs your way =)

  7. Feel better, pretty lady! Just know that the fog will lift and that the days where we feel bad are there to remind us that we need to appreciate the days where we feel good.

  8. Oh sweet Susan, I am so sorry, I wish I could do something to make it all better. On the bright side at least now you know what you are dealing with as opposed to not knowing before and you need to allow yourself these times of feeling blue, any normal person would be blue, you have permission to just not feel well (both mentally and physically). If sharing what you are feeling makes you feel better no one here would ever think it’s a pity party, we come here to support you;)

    Wishing you brighter skies soon…


    Miss B.

  9. Sending you positive thoughts and happy smiles from London, Susan. I hope you are feeling back to a more usual you in no time at all. xx

  10. I’m so sorry you can relate Christina, but on the other hand I’m glad you do and can offer advice! I will look into your suggestions, thank you so much. :)

  11. Sorry to hear this Susan… hope you get better. Being housebound does make it extra hard, I do understand the feeling… take care.
    Ronnie xo

  12. Oh boy, I’m several days behind on computer catchup and am therefore just seeing this now. I hope you’re feeling better than you were last week and please don’t ever apologize for sharing about your worries and pain! We’re all here for you.

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