Friday, July 1, 2011

Big Weekend Ahead

I'm becoming very annoyed at blogger. I haven't been able to comment on some of your blogs for several weeks now. Some blogs I can comment on without problem but others, for whatever reason, just send me on this cycle of entering passwords over and over. I haven't even been able to comment on my own blog, which is the most ridiculous. AH!!!

Come on blogger, get it together.

Anyway, I wanted to comment on my last blog. It seems clear the Reumatologist is the way to go and Jenn even had a name of someone in my area. Thanks Jenn! I'm going to look her up and give the office a call yet today! I am now also in South County :)

On a completely different note my mom is arriving tonight for a weekend visit. She won't be staying with us as we don't have a 2nd bed but I'm looking forward to visiting with her. When my husband gets off work tonight we're heading over to my uncle's house to meet up with mom and have munchies and such. Saturday night we'll have a big family BBQ and Sunday it will just be the 3 of us for dinner. Then Monday she leaves for MN and hubby and I will head over to the in-laws for a holiday BBQ. It is almost as if we had a life. Oh wait, I think we might actually have one now :)

I only wish I was feeling better so I could enjoy it more. The last 24 hours have been really tough pain wise, head and body. The nausea has been quickly growing since I woke up this morning. Thankfully the bulk of my time this weekend will be with my family and they already know about my health issues and are very kind and understanding. I feel more anxious about time with my in-laws as we have never lived close enough for us to get to know one another.

You know how it is when you have to explain to someone what's going on. You never know how they will respond, if they will understand, if they will judge, if they will say something hurtful or gossip behind your back. I have no reason at all to think that my husband's extended family will be anything but kind and understanding about my limitations and such but the anxiety is there anyway. They are his family and we'll be spending a fair amount of time with them in the years to come so it is important to me that things go well.

Do you ever feel anxious about letting people into your dark world of pain and limitations for the first time?


  1. First, about blogger. I had the same problem and so have a lot of people. When you sign in to blogger or Google, uncheck the box that says "keep signed in", and then empty you cache. This tutorial will help.

    Mine has been fixed since I did this!

    I am so glad you have family there. It is so important to socialize.

    Don't worry about your in-laws. When they get to know you, I'm sure they will love you!

    It is hard to tell people about your illness. I didn't share with anyone outside of my family for a long time. I started my blog over 2 years after my diagnosis, and I also went back and forth with denial, guilt, acceptance, and then all over again.

    Get some rest so you are up to it this weekend!!! It's very important! I think the spoon theory also applies for Fibro. Google it, kay. Spoon Theory!

    I hope you have a great weekend with your family. and don't worry and stress about it or you won't!

    Love you!

  2. I had a problem where I couldn't leave comments because it wouldn't let me log into blogger - I would click "comment as" > google but nothing would happen. It sounds different from your issue, but just in case, here's what helped me:
    -If you use Firefox, go to preferences
    -Click on Privacy
    -Check the box that says "accept third-party cookies"
    That fixed my issue.

    To answer your question, absolutely. On one hand I like to spread awareness, but on the other hand I don't want to be known as "the migraine girl" where people forget/ignore who I really am. Your in-laws are definitely someone you would want to be open with. That way if you have to go take a nap when visiting, they'll know it's due to your health and not because you don't like them. I've found my mother-in-law to be really supportive and she even has bookmarked pages in natural medicine books that talk about migraine and she shares ideas with me.

    I hope you enjoy your family and your head gives you a break for the holiday!