Supporting Family and Fibromyalgia

Supporting Family and Fibromyalgia supporting family Supporting Family and Fibromyalgia hospital stayIn May I was at a conference for a small group of international coaches in a beach town in Connecticut.  I stayed at a friend’s home, in a really comfy bed, ate great seafood, and thoroughly enjoyed the time I was away!

On the Uber ride home from the airport I got a call from my mom: my dad had collapsed, hit his head, and was in the hospital. At first, it didn’t look to be as grim as it turned out, so I was able to spend the first night back in my own house.

The next night, as my father’s situation became worse, I wound up spending the night on the floor of his room in the ICU.  I didn’t get much sleep; he needed constant attention to keep from hurting himself, and the nurses just couldn’t keep up. Supporting family is apart of life, so I stepped up for my dad and my mom during this difficult time.

His situation got worse, to the point that he became under the care of hospice in a nursing home.  I am very shocked at this turn of events, but in another way, I am not – I went through this nearly-same scenario eight years ago with my father-in-law.

I was a bit concerned that with the lack of sleep, stress, and all the hospital food I’ve been eating lately, that the fibro symptoms would start up again – they have not, I’m very happy to report!  I’ve been sporadic with my supplements, but I have been able to sneak in a few martial arts classes and qualified for my green belt while all this has been going on! (Two more belts to Black!)

There is no way I could have supported my family when I had fibromyalgia. I was in bed all the time. My flares were even more severe when I tried to do anything other than be in bed. I am fortunate to now be able to help my family. Even though this is not easy or comfortable, I know it’s a part of the circle of life and I am glad I am able to be there for my parents during this difficult time.

Long story short, I am still working the best I can while this situation is ongoing.  Frankly, I feel blessed to be doing The Fibro Lady work, and it is a welcome distraction. If you feel the need to reach out to me, I may be a long time in answering an email, but I may answer it immediately – it just depends on what’s going on.

Thank you for your prayers, well wishes, and understanding through this difficult time!  You are very much appreciated!

I’d love to hear from you on how you cope with challenging situations, just hit reply and let me know.  I do read all of my emails!




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