Getting back to my normal self

So mentally I am feeling better. I figure if my friends don’t want to be in my life, then I will just find some friends that care. Although it is somewhat difficult to do if you never go out and socialize. Ha! Most of the time I don’t feel well to go out. There are a couple writing groups that have had meet ups, but it’s usually only once a month and I tend to have more bad days than good in a month’s time. I will still try to go to future ones though, I’m not giving up.

At the beginning of the month my mom and I went to a showing of Cirque Du Soleil. I have never been to one before and it was BRILLIANT! Seriously, if you have the chance, GO. It is totally worth the money. Going to that with my mom really helped me get out of my depressed/negative funk.

Now how I feel physically is a different story. My Lupus is in a flare and has been mean to my stomach all of last week, making it feel nauseated and acidic. My fatigue has been horrible. I get about 12 hours at night then usually can’t stay awake during the day so I take a nap on top of the 12 hours. No, I’m not getting “too much” sleep. I listen to my body. Besides, with Storm wanting to go outside every 3-4 hours, I don’t have a chance. My Fibro areas have been painful and my Lupus has been making my joints ache. I know it will be fine though, the flare just needs to run its course.

Lately I have been obsessed with a book series about a demon chic that kicks ass! πŸ™‚ The author is Pippa DaCosta and the first in the series is called Beyond the Veil. Seriously, it’s been ridiculous. It’s the only thing I do during the day and as soon as I finish one, I immediately go online and purchase the next in the series. It has been quite some time since an author has grabbed my attention like that. But it is possible that I can’t stop reading her books because I haven’t read any other demon series/books. I’m not sure if men would like it as it has some romance. But check it out! The prequel is a bit darker than the rest of the series, but the first in the series is currently free on Amazon. And that is how I became hooked. πŸ™‚

I had a couple ‘snaps’ from Snapchat that I thought you guys might like. Here is one but I will make another post for a few more. I hope you guys are doing well and I will try to visit some of your blogs as I know I am behind! πŸ™‚

LOL sometimes it is difficult to tell which way she is looking!
LOL sometimes it is difficult to tell which way she is looking!
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Author: paws2smile

I am a geeky animal lover and have an American Bulldog named Storm. Storm is my everything. She helps keep me sane by being my companion pet. I am an expert in chronic pain as I have Systemic Lupus, Fibromyalgia and migraines. I was diagnosed with Lupus in 2000 and the rest followed after that year.

14 thoughts on “Getting back to my normal self”

  1. I am sorry you have been going through so much with your lupus and the bastard fibro. I have rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis. I am only 41! I say only because that is suppose to be prime time in your life. I have RA since I was 8. I know how it is getting out and I am writer too. It can be tough making new friends. Idk…In the meantime enjoy yourself when you can as much as you can .

    1. I would think it would be very difficult to have an illness that young, or even in teenage years. Kids can be cruel. 😞 I was diagnosed right before college so I wasn’t able to enjoy partying and living the young adult life that people talk about. So I understand when you say you have something and you are supposed to be in your prime (I am 35). And I do try to enjoy life when I can and that is one big reason I went on Social Security Disability. I wasn’t enjoying life at all. I was working 2 jobs just to live paycheck to paycheck (like most people) but because of my diseases, all I did in my free time was sleep. I wasn’t able to see friends or family. And then pain on top of that. It’s always nice when you find someone who can “completely” understand you. 😊❀

  2. Glad to have found you and your blog. I also have chronic illness. It’s been great finding so many supportive and encouraging people here. I also love dogs (and all animals) and your dog is adorable. Looking forward to connecting with you. ❀

    1. Thank you so much! I also look forward to connecting with you as well! One thing that I have learned from blogging is that you are not alone. It feels freeing to finally find people that “completely” understand what you are going through. Another thing I have learned that writers are awesome people. Writers are not your normal … Hmmm how do I say this? Not your average career/skill person? I’m sure there is a better word(s) but I just can’t think at the moment! Lol! But by that I mean they are always willing to help your writing if you wish to ask for help. Most other areas, people won’t tell you their secrets or want to help you because you are their competition. Writers are so very generous. πŸ™‚ I am continuously blown away how caring writers are, even if the subject is not about writing. I’m positive that you will like it here. πŸ™‚

      1. Thank you so much. I’m new to blogging and never thought I would find myself writing. I first thought that I would just write poems but I’m finding that I like writing a combination. It’s been fun and very nice connecting with other people ❀

      2. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Blog-Aholic award… more info. can be found on my blog award post! Hope all is well πŸ™‚

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