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Kinkatia posted:
I have been so overscheduled the past two weeks, with school and appointments everywhere. It finally all caught up with me this morning and I decided to stay in bed instead of struggling through class. I think it was the right decision.

Update time, I guess? I've started physical therapy! Just once a week, and it's kicking my butt, but Johanna knows what she's doing, understands fibromyalgia (hooray!) and I think this is going to help me a lot. She's already taught me a bunch of new stretches and exercises that I should be doing which should help correct the problems she found with my posture. Hopefully that'll reduce my pain levels a bit.

On top of that, I'm starting counseling. I had my intake appointment at the campus counseling center Tuesday, and Nicholas was very nice and easy to talk to. He also understands fibromyalgia! (Specialists nearly always do! If only I could find a PCP who did!) I hope he'll end up being my counselor, because I have decided I like him and I'm worried I'll be too nervous now to talk to someone new. That, and he thinks counseling will definitely help me.

School is still kicking my butt. I don't think that'll change. I am, however, making sure to take time for myself. That's important.

Life was stressful these past few weeks. I mean, super stressful. FedEx having lost my printer was literally the least of my worries. But it's getting better, and I think I'll manage. It'll be okay. I can do this. This small little flare is nothing. I will conquer it. (That's what I'm telling myself, anyway.)

Also, invisible illness week is next week! (invisibleillness.com, I think) I want to put up a poster on my door or something. Maybe make buttons to give to people! Who knows. I'll figure something out, I'm sure.

Gentle hugs to all of you! I'll be checking in intermittently because AAAAHHHH SO MUCH SCHOOLWORK but I am always thinking of you all! Hope things are going well!

<3

Kin
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Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
It's good to hear from you, Kin. I hope the counseling helps whether you get Nicholas or someone else. Good for you for taking that step!
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. ~Joseph Campbell


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