I was afraid I would pay for the 6 hour cruise we took yesterday. Don’t get me wrong. The tour was great and I had a good time. But those of us who live with fibromyalgia know that we often pay for the things we most enjoy. I was right!
I woke this morning about 7 AM with some of the worst pain that I’ve had in the past year. It was primarily left-sided – back, shoulder, neck and head. The headache in my left forehead and face made it almost impossible to get up. But staying in a prone position was causing more pain by the minute. I felt like I’d been hit by one of those mega-ton whales we saw yesterday!!
My day is something of a blur from that point until now. I took pain medicine and muscle relaxants. I put on a Thermacare heat wrap (felt like I could have used half a dozen!) I have been eating and sleeping all day. No trip to the Exit Glacier as planned. No walking. Nothing but this room – from the chair to the bed. My husband has been good about it but noticeably frustrated – and I don’t blame him. I feel bad not being able to do anything with him today. Gratefully, he has learned enough about fibromyalgia and me to know that I like it even less than he does. You just have to do what you can and let time do the rest.
I’m starting to come out of the fog, so hopefully the rest of the vacation will be better than today. Time for some fresh air on the balcony.