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Do not disturb I am floating today – I wish!

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Have you ever tried flotation therapy?  I did for the first time about five or six weeks ago.  I was very apprehensive about going, I am not good at trying things new especially when I have little knowledge of what to expect. Continue reading

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Missing from blogging – a quick update

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I wrote this a couple of weeks ago and never got round to publishing it.  I wasn’t quite ready to hit the blogging world with a blog entry at the time, however I thought it important to write a blog post for potential publishing at a later date.  I am glad to say that today is the day that I feel like publishing this particular blog.  Please bear in mind that this was written a couple of weeks ago and I have moved on a little since writing this, an update will be at the end. Continue reading

Happy Easter

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This picture reminds me of my house rabbit, Slippers!

I have had a lovely Easter with my family.   Started off out in the garden just before 8 this morning.  Managed to weed part of a very weedy border.   Wrecked myself in the process, however it was definitely worth it.  This part has only been glanced over the last few years as I usually start the other end of the border and by the time I reach this section I am usually exhausted.  So it was nice to really get into it and give it a good gut out – couch grass is such a pain, not half as much as mare’s tail which tends to invade my vegetable area.  Whilst I was weeding, slowly moving around on a chair, my hubby was finishing cat proofing my raised veggie beds. 
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Cancelled plans and the art of saying “no!”

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Today I had to let someone down.  It is not something I like doing, nor something I take pride in, it simply is just something that goes along with the territory of living in chronic pain.

Over the last few weeks I have been unwell with other issues alongside the CRPS and Fibromyalgia.  Issues that are no doubt linked to both of these but still need investigating by the medical profession.  During that time I have continued to try to live life the way I have done for the last number of years, attempting to ignore the pain and these additional issues – believing that I could pace myself as I usually do, managing the pressures of everyday life without having any more of an adverse effect on me than usual.  WRONG! Wrong! So very, very wrong! (shakes head at my own stupidity).   Continue reading

Flares and Pacing

To flare, or not to flare

No I am not on about the types of flares you find on a boat for sending up in times of distress, although they might come in handy because having a flare feels like you are sinking!  I am talking about the distressful type of flare that everyone with chronic pain can relate to –  Continue reading