Saturday, May 30, 2009

Broken Foot

Just after we moved to Reno 11 years ago, I broke the small bone in my left foot that connects my little toe to my ankle. That break resulted in surgery and I still have two pins holding those bones together.
Well, graceful woman that I am, I managed to break the exact same bone, but this time in my right foot, the beginning of this week. At this point the foot is still too swollen to cast and the jury is out about surgery or not because of the placement of the fracture. So I'm in a splint with instructions to keep the foot elevated (thus greatly limiting computer access) and to bear no weight on it for 6 weeks.
On Wednesday we plan to take another set of x-rays and either cast or schedule surgery (depending on what the x-rays reveal about current healing) at that point.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

CFS Awareness

I had so wanted to post something eloquent here for/about Mother's Day (both in celebration of our 3 living gifts, and in comfort to those who are still yearning for motherhood), but I've just been feeling way too sick to get anything posted. Today I've hardly even been out of bed, taking a few short pokes at the computer keyboard, still in my jammies. Pain, fatigue and involuntary muscle twitching are all going haywire and I'm really struggling.

With the current state of my health in mind, it was such a blessing to find a reminder in my inbox this afternoon that all of this actually matters to someone. Today, March 12, 2009 is International CFS/ME Awareness Day. Locally this day has been declaired by the state of Nevada to be Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day. The event has also been recognized both our neighboring and home towns. :)

To find out more information about Chronic Fatigue (Immune Dysfunction) Syndrome (CFS or CFIDS, also sometimes known as ME or myalgic encephalomyelitis) please feel free to visit any of the following:
CDC Facts
Research Institute and FAQs
CFIDS Association of America
International Association for CFS/ME
Co-Cure patient information exchange
ME and CFS information page
Overlapping Conditions Alliance
Chronic Neuroimmune Diseases

Also, for any chronic illness or pain condition, my favorite resource is Rest Ministries.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Virtual Spa Weekend is Underway!

Don't foget to drop by my Virtual Spa Weekend for lots of great beuty tips, devotional posts, give-aways and video clips all weekend! :)