This morning starts with a fizzle instead of a boom. I have no bounce in my step, no gusto, no oomph, no zing. With fibromyalgia I get days where the pain tries to dictate my life. Today is one of those days. It is day 3 of a flare in my pain, specifically lower back pain. I had to run a couple of errands last night and just getting in and out of the car was more than challenging. I decided the 45 minute drive to my doctor today would have to wait for another day. When I go into town the traffic is so busy I get tense. Adding tension to the existing pain I know it would set me back even more days. I am hoping doing my physical therapy exercises and a little TLC I can nurse me back to an easier level of pain.
I think I may have triggered this pain due to stress. The death of a family member has brought out the worst in some of the family members… too often that happens instead of bringing families together to support each other. And I am starting my yearly worry mode. I am a 13 year breast cancer survivor and when I have my yearly checks I always get nervous. I was a mere 36 when I was diagnosed and with such an early diagnosis my odds for recurrence are a little higher. And I am the queen of worry. Add stress and worry and it causes tension, which make the pain worse.
So today I will write, read, listen to some music and take it easy. I did my exercises to start the day. I will do the exercises once more today and hope this pain eases up. With any luck my zing will return soon. I hope you all put a little zing in your day… (((HUGS)))