December 22, 2018

Hello Diary,

This month has been rather a rough one for me! This is why I have been rather quiet you see. It started the Monday before Thanksgiving.

My Back Problem:
I was at the Library where my ‘borrowed’ daughter Jen is the Librarian. I was working on getting the YouTube page ready since that will replace the Radio Show which is now done. I was uploading files onto YouTube and I was done for the day. I decided to unplug the power to the computer. I knew better, but …

There I was, bent in half when my back froze. I haven’t done that in 12 years. I simply could not move!!! Thank goodness I was at Jen’s Library. She knew exactly what to do, however she was less than happy with me! She looked over at me and in the best mother’s voice I have ever heard said, ‘Just what do you think you are doing?’

‘Well, I thought I was unplugging the computer, but …’ and she said, ‘you are stuck aren’t you?’

Now, our Jen is mighty even though she has never really realized the fact that she has never grown past the height of 4’7″ and never will. So she storms over to me and starts to fix my back. She had to use her knuckles on both sides of my spine. She has done this before so she knew just where to go. She was very sweet about it and I was very thankful that there were no patrons at the Library at the time! It took 20 minutes to get me standing straight again!

After that, now every time I go to the Library no one will allow me to carry anything into or out of the Library or plug in or unplug my computer. I have to say I truly appreciate. The entire staff treats me with kid gloves.

Celiac Reaction:
Once I started feeling better, about 10 days, my husband and I went to his works Christmas party.  I got into something I shouldn’t have. To this day, I still don’t know what it was. I was very careful about what I ate. That was a Friday night, by Saturday afternoon I was as sick as could be. By Saturday night I was truly awful! By Sunday afternoon, I was just left with tummy cramping. It took me until Thursday until I felt better. Six days later, I had to go back to the Chiropractor because my back was hurting really bad again, plus my ribs were hurting!!! It even hurt to breath deeply! I’m bending over very carefully these days!

That brings us to today.

Current News:
During this time, I have been editing the audio’s from the Radio Show getting them ready for the YouTube channel and playing with the YouTube channel trying to get it the way I like it. Then I changed the channel and thought I had lost everything I had uploaded and that really upset me, but I hadn’t. Thank goodness.

My book, RSD/CRPS from a Patient’s Perspective has finally been released to Amazon as a paperback! It has been on Amazon as a Kindle for a while now. I’m working on some others. I have two that are at the publisher right now waiting for me to give them the okay to start working on them. I have 2 others that I am writing, plus one that is a series of a children’s book I would like to start. I didn’t know I could write until I became disabled, lol.

My husband and I unpacked some more boxes from moving 3 years ago. We pitched a bunch of things and he took some stuff to Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. We have a lot to get rid of. We even found some old hymnals from the church from before it burned down the last time in the early 1900s!

I’ve been on the group a little bit and I have only done a couple of videos because our internet is so bad now and we can’t get another one! That is why I have to go to the library!

Improvement:
Other than my back, my blood tests are showing that I am healthier than I have ever been since they started testing it when I was 42! I am 65 now and have RSD/CRPS, Fibro, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis, osteopenia (which has gotten better btw.) I had high cholesterol and high triglycerides (but last blood test they were normal and they have never been normal.) My blood sugar is normal and I have diabetes. My thyroid is so good that I am on the lowest dose possible. My liver and kidney problems are over. Blood pressure problems, migraine problems are over. Yep I seem to be over everything. Even my pain is under control. Well, not counting my back, but we will get there. God is good!

So I am a happy camper. Let me keep my God in Heaven, Jesus my Savior, The Holy Spirit, my husband and daughter and our Robbie, my Limu and doTERRA, and our finances at least where they are now and let things start to improve and we will be fine.

I have real hope that 2019 will be a better year for us as 2018 has been a very hard struggle from the very beginning to the end.

However, right now we are celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. I am counting my blessings. I am  thankful for all that He has graced me with and all He has done for me!

Well, in case I don’t get on again until after the new year, may your Christmas be merry.

May you have a wonderful and joyful New Year’s Eve and may you have a safe one. Above all else, may January bring you a new beginning, a new year of painless and peaceful living.

May God bless all of you,

Deb

Deb Lundquist
 

After 20 years of living with this as a roommate, I feel I know Fibromyalgia well. Now, it is my passion to help people with Fibromyalgia and chronic pain take back control of their lives.