My new year started off in a very uneventful way. On New Year’s Eve, I had to go into work early at the Computer Store. My boss bought us a nice lunch and I didn’t work hard at all. It was a great way to end 2014.
The night of New Year’s Eve I came home pretty tired. I watched some of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, then I went to sleep. You know a little Nick Jonas and One Direction. Who knew that I would enjoy either one of them performing, but I did. I didn’t see the ball drop though. Pretty exciting, huh?
I was worn out. I was off work from Tuesday, December 23rd through Sunday December 28th. When I did finally go back to work I felt good. So good, in fact, that I went and bought groceries after work. Then I was completely drained of energy and strength. It took me a few days to get over that.
About 1:30 on New Year’s day, I was awakened to the sound of what I thought was screaming and a gun shot. I thought someone had been shot! It took me a few minutes to gather my bearings and realize that it was “just” fireworks. However, these fireworks lasted until 3:00…not cool. I don’t blame my neighbor for me waking up, because I usually wake up for a couple of hours during the night, but it didn’t thrill me either.
My fibromyalgia has been been bothering me a lot lately. My muscles are very sore. You know how your skin feels when it is sun burnt very badly? Well, that is how my muscles feel. Sensitive to the touch, burning, and deep down pain. I try to spend a few minutes every day releasing my muscle trigger points, but it is very hard to do on yourself and it is very painful. As my physical therapist used to say tell me, your muscles are crunchy. Muscles are not supposed to be crunchy! She would do skin rolling to relieve the pain, but the treatment itself is painful. It is so painful, that I almost passed out one time while she was doing it. See my blog post called “Attitude” http://www.bb65ichope.blogspot.com/2013/05/attitude.html
I keep thinking that if I could just get rid of “fill in the blank,” then I would feel a whole lot better. This week it is the fibro pain and exhaustion. A couple of weeks ago it was IBS and severe nausea and weakness.
I am happy to report that a couple of months ago, the main thing I wanted was relief from the sciatica. Since I started going to a chiropractor, my lower back pain and sciatica have gone down of the pain scale part of the time!! Victory!!!
But the truth of the matter is, I want relief from whatever is screaming loudest on any given day. It always includes some Interstitial Cystitis pain and may also include a combination of other things.The sciatica had become a constant pain, so I praise the Lord for the relief that I have received!!
Despite my aching body I have decided to make some new year’s resolutions. First and foremost I want to study my Bible more deeply and prepare myself for relational conversations that lead to Christ. I also want to commit to writing more. I think all of these goals are doable. I can study the Bible daily and more intensely on the weekends. Starting each day with a prayer that I will use the situations that God puts me in to tell the story of Jesus and show His love. I plan to set aside a few minutes each morning to work on some on my writing. I believe if I set small, realistic daily targets, then I can achieve them and celebrate small triumphs each day…It seems like a win, win plan…Victory!!!