Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ah the joys of travel

Yep, I've been doing my fair share of traveling over the past few months, as has the hubby. Right now I'm in South Texas at my parents' home. My mother has fibromyalgia and it REALLY has her down. I'm slowly trying to get her to take on some better eating and healthier overall living habits. Its been an uphill battle as she seems to sustain herself on tootsie rolls and mexican food. And from what I've read sugar and caffeine only aggravate her condition and worsen her pain. Ugh!!! I'm down here trying to help her and my dad stage their house so that it can be put on the market. We've packed up quite a bit, but in my opinion we have only yet begun this fight.

My dad is diabetic and I'm trying to get him motivated to get up and around and eat regular meals as well. Most days they both seem to spend MOST (about 18 hrs) in bed. UGH! UGH! UGH! Its requiring a lot of tough love, but I feel like I'm up for the task.

Eventually they will be living with us in our house, at least for a few weeks at a time while they shuffle between my house, my sisters, and theirs during the months while their house in on the market. THAT will be interesting for sure!!

I got a call from the hubbs this morning infoming me that they need someone to go to the Philippines next week. Again its a 3-week stint. Naturally, he is their first choice...however, since he's playing Mr. Mom and I'm about 6 hrs from home he's asked if someone else can take this first shift. If not, looks like my trip gets cut short as I need to head back and be home with the kidlets.

Well, I'm sure this post has been sufficiently confusing and random, but I'm just trying to organize my thoughts and plan what to tackle next. But if anyone has any information on firomyalgia and treating it naturally (holistically) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE email me or leave a comment here.

Thanks friends for your continued support. I hope to be back to my happy perky self before too long.

10 comments:

Dawn said...

Good grief! You've got your hands full.

I pray you are able to do everything you are hoping to accomplish while you are there. And, I pray your parents are agreeable!

Fab Kate said...

I have fibro. A clean diet of whole/ organic foods help. and the mexican food? well, peppers contain an anti-inflammatory. If it doesn't have a ton of salt and additives, it's good for her. My favorite food is my organic chili.

Sabrae Carter said...

My MIL has Fibro and she exercises and walks and changed her diet BIG time! And she is doing wonderfully! If you would like I can have her email me some of the things that she does and email them to you! I know about the diabetes a lot more since I have it! UGH! Made a blog about it... just check out my profile and click on it! Help ful things in there!

liz said...

I never knew that peppers had anti-inflamatory properties. . . too bad tootsie rolls don't as well!

You have a long road ahead of you, Dorsey. I'll be thinking of you.

Susan said...

No info on fibro personally, but I just wanted to say I'm thinking about all you've got on your plate these days! Today I face getting laid off, yet I have we have our health thank god and you helped me once again put things into perspective on what really matters. Good luck with everything, and especially your parents.

Noah's Mommy said...

Oh I'm sorry that you have so much on your plate...I hope things get in order soon...and aren't your parents so lucky to have awesome kids..I hope they both feel better soon...

Dawn said...

I have an award for you on my blog today. :)

Susan said...

I'm just throwing you more well wishes and doing a check as to how all is going???

Danielle said...

Hope things get better for you! Hope you have great things in the New Year! Love ya!

Tenakim said...

good greif- you do have a lot going on! good luck to them and you!

 
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