Someone call 911 because this redhead is on #fire! Allison wanted to try something different and fun and that's what we accomplished tonight! Thanks for letting me make you a beautiful redhead, Allison! #redhair#instylesalonjcp#amesia
A year ago I was in the ER after having a seizure I had lots of pain my neck was very weak at this point it was sending through all my circuitry signals for cold and hot limbs mixed in with severe contractions to make me into a pretzel is what I thought at the time. I remember feeling sick to my stomach. Pale. Sweaty. Faint. I had no appetite. I was super dizzy. The pain was the worst I had ever felt it. My primary neurologist gave me muscle relaxers and would tell me to take them. Get epsom baths, yoga and massage. This time the pain was like a lightening bolt every few secs. I could up to this point tolerate a great amount of pain. Something changed it felt like in my cells. I wish we could have ran the same panels they did later. It would have told me so much for spikes. They should add this to the protocol especially if someone is not yet diagnosed for fibro or has been and could be at risk for the other Autoimmune ones. You would rapidly change the protocol and put the patients immediately in Physical therapy and 3 month mandatory min off to recover and reset. Or longer. Doctors are not aware yet of this. I got a PT referral because we asked. I needed something other than just take this and try to go to the pool. I found that path and every week I go for dry needling, coaching and strengthening. I have lost 58 lbs. We have broken through the walls of lactic acid that have surrounded my muscles. We continue every week to do this until all the pain centers have been removed. I learn how to do exercises that make me stronger, build balance, focus, and work on my coordination. I am a super clutz at times with my vision, vertigo, headaches, fibro fog, senses and muscles out of whack. Watch out for pictures on a wall. Every week I get a little more coordinated and skills get better. I track my steps, weights, exercises and how I progress as a path for others like me. They have to understand the necessity of more pain and not fear it. I know until I have completed that my wounds will never heal. Ok no time to waste my team turned it up . Right on. One year and I've made so much progress. I am moving up in the weights. A bear can't fade me.
Week 51: Part of my healing is doing different positivity exercises ... I call this one standing proud... I am just about to turn 39 in less than a month. My chronic illness, Fibromyalgia, affects my muscles. Many of us lose the ability to walk over time and upper body strength, I've come to learn when it is not managed with consistent muscle therapies, diet, sleep, exercise and other environmental factors. Many on the forums stopped moving and this was the result. I do lots of research to keep learning what others are doing. I see so many asking for help. A pill. A magic solution. I tell them there isn't one. We have to take care of our bodies. I encourage them to fight with me. Stand with me. We can do this. I tell them how I am 51 weeks into PT and have lost 58 lbs in just under a year. Other fibrowarriors do the same who are fighting to keep their abilities.
I've been battling to keep my ability to walk for sometime. Every step is so important to me. There have been times when I could barely make it to the bathroom in a day, take a dirty dish to my sink, or climb my stairs to my bed. Often I can be out of breath from just a few short steps depending on what's happening that day for my other pain or how tired I am. My right side is much weaker than my left after my neck flare just about one year ago. Then again in June I got weaker more as the Lyrica wasn't working. My dad asked if I had a stroke. My tests showed I didn't. That's was a hard chat for him I am sure. Me too.
I've been training every week ever since late August. There are ups and downs. Progress and then oh wow hey that doesn't work great today again. I have learned to be patient with myself. I have a complex illness. I take my small wins every day. My form is in metamorphosis. No matter what I don't give up. I keep getting a little better every day and week. It is happening. My form is changing. I keep fighting. I keep winning. Stay tuned. I am going to climb a mountain in a year... that's my goal... #fibromyalgia#fibromyalgiawarrior#adventurers#california#northcarolina#women#love#help#live#fighter#travel#rockstar#fire#jump