Today’s summary of living (and working) with fibro


Energy gone

The issues that presented themselves today are thus:

– I woke and got up easy enough at 6am but then crashed again at 7am after a full bowl of sugary breakfast

– My body wanted to sleep, my boss needed me to work

– I had too much stuff in my car to carry into work, especially heavy things and it took 3 trips with help

– I had to ask people (including children) to do things for me that I should have done myself

– I needed to do two or even three roles all at once (and I wasn’t doing well at any one of them)

– I was doing something for the first time which meant I didn’t know how to organise or run it properly

– Everything took longer than I thought it would

– Children acted like children (easily forgiven due to contrasting positives below)

– My body wanted to rest all the time

– I ended the day with an unfinished job that should have been finished

– I had a serious conversation with my boss, but not about any of the above mentioned issues (surprise, surprise, they had all been forgotten at 5.00 except the last one)

– I didn’t have the energy to do any jobs after work except go to the cheesecake shop


The positives that presented themselves today are thus:

– I survived another workday

– Teaching is fun

– Laughing while working happens regularly on Fridays

– Children with manners

– Children who are helpful

– Children who show appreciation

– Children who verbalise their positive feelings and growth

– The gift of a yummy sticky date pudding with sauce that filled me with sugar at recess time

– Colleagues who are flexible

– Adults who are compassionate

– Adults who are helpful

– Adults who give good conversation

– A boss who listens

– I never took any extra meds the whole day

– A cup of tea and a piece of chocolate chip cheesecake after work

– I got to sit on my couch again and watch an episode of Silent Witness (it’s been a few days, too busy)

– My dog came in and licked my toe

– Interesting conversation with my son

– My son made a simple dinner

– My bed is a warm and comfy nest

Tea mugChoc chip cheesecake


About lisasretro

I'm a 41 year old teacher, single and have one adult son. I'm currently finding a new me and new style of living while learning to manage chronic illness. In short, my mind is over active and my body can't keep up. I love art, retro and vintage stuff, eclectic fashion and travelling anywhere and everywhere. I often also get all caught up in social justice issues, my fave being marriage equality, until it happens here in Aus. Bucket list enabled, hold on tight.

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  1. I used to teach 16-21 age group, and apart from the difference in age groups you have just described one of my working days with FM.
    I feel really nostalgic now. (And a bit tearful).
    I worked for about 18 mths with FM until I slipped a disc during a flare up. It is so hard, isn’t it?! But thank the starry skies for all those positives and yummy goodness at the end of the day ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Really you got nostalgic? I like that I reminded you of past days, but I’m also sorry because I think I can foresee how hard it would be to be forced to stop, even though most days are a struggle, it’s still good ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


      • I still miss the old me and the life I had. I loved my work. But, I haven’t quite found my new ‘place’, even though it’s been 7 years now.
        As long as it’s still good, keep doing it ๐Ÿ™‚ And I find myself here, rooting for you; that it continues to be good for as long as you wish it and not because the FM insists otherwise (((hugs))).

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