Feeling Darn Good

Here’s the thing.  I haven’t been doing anything particularly well for the past few weeks.  I haven’t eaten particularly well.  I’ve missed Nanos for the last week or so.  I haven’t been walking at work like I should.  I haven’t been sleeping particularly well – interesting nightmares last night…  I’m not particularly happy, but I’m not particularly down either. In spite of all of that, I feel pretty good.  Pretty darn good.

This is the nature of fibromyalgia, the reason it’s so difficult to manage.  By all accounts, I should feel terrible this morning.  Why?  Because of Talenti coconut pecan chocolate chip gelato, which I consumed merrily last night just before bedtime.  Because I didn’t stretch or exercise at all yesterday.  I just flopped into bed and had nightmares all night about trying to escape from some house I was being held captive in – my captor turned out to be a very nice and polite, rug cleaning guy slightly reminiscent of the commandant in Bridge on the River Kwai.  I still jumped out the window with one shoe on.  It was snowy and uphill.  I should be groggy, stiff, sore… Okay, I admit to a stiff and sore back, but I’m feeling pretty darn good.

Now, next week when I’m sleeping better, eating better, exercising again – we’ll see if that pretty darn good can hold out.  It’s never a guarantee.  Doing all the right things is not a sure thing to feeling good.  And in this case doing all the wrong things is not a sure thing to feeling bad.

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