Greetings fellow spoonies and not spoonies. How’s your weekend shaping up? Here at chez spoons we have a light dusting of snow, just enough for prettiness, not enough to mess with the roads. As most of you know, I’m recovering from “major surgery.” ‘Nuff said.
So, I’m dealing with recovery, AND a cold/flare. Don’t know which but I have a bunch of symptoms that ARE related to the surgery (general exhaustion and some pain) and a whole lot of symptoms that AREN’T related to the surgery. The sniffles, congestion, cough (ouch!) achy muscles and joints, general BLEEEEKKKK feeling and brain fog. Anyway, the point isn’t so much what’s causing the various symptoms, it’s more what the heck to do about them.Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday — Recovering”→
Our prompt for Linda’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday was “Choices.” Which got me to thinking about spoonie choices. Now choices are something that every spoonie deals with on a daily basis, I mean really that’s pretty much the definition of a spoonie. Choices are also the bane of many spoonie’s existance. What to cook, what to wear, shower or no? yadayadayada … No relief in sight always choices, everywhere you look. It’s a huge burden for me. Maybe less (or more) for other spoonies. Partly it’s a side effect of brain fog but some days decisions or choices are just impossible for me to manage. Here are a few examples,Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – Choices”→
For Linda’s JusJoJan prompt for January 19th, 2020, “gobbledygook.” Use the word “gobbledygook” any way you’d like. Today’s prompt isbrought to us by Jim.
“Gratitude is a choice I can make every day.” My dear Mother sent me a kitchen towel with that slogan on it many years ago during a particular low point in my life. Back then I was an arrogant 30-something with a career, children to raise and stuff to do. I regarded that precious slogan as a bunch of gobbledygook, nonsense meant for the weak willed.Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – JusJoJan 19 – Gratitude and gobbledygook”→
“Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you cry.” ~Unknown
Greetings fellow spoonies and not spoonies. Hope your holidays were/are wonderful and filled with warmth, both the huggy kind and the actual kind. In the part of the country where most of my family lives, it has been unseasonably warm this Winter. Not so here. Today we have “wind chills” well below freezing which equates to me taking extra precautions to keep warm.Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – Keeping Warm 3 – Layers”→
Baby it’s cold outside! Last week I talked a little about spoonies and temperature sensitivity and ways to keep warm around the house. This week we’re going to talk about personal warmth. No, not the huggie feelie kind of personal warmth. We’re talking getting warm, inside, and keeping that body warmth. In the wintertime, we often feel cold and more dry. Our skin gets dry, our sinuses begin to dry out, and even our joints dry out. Winter is the Vata season, lots of warming foods are called for. Continue reading “Spoonie Sunday – Keeping Warm part 2”→
Last week we had our first blizzard of the 19/20 winter season. Winds gusting at 65mph and temps in the single digits (fahrenheit) can make for some real challenges for spoonies. Many folks with autoimmune and/or chronic illness (myself included) are profoundly sensitive to cold weather. (OK, I’m actually profoundly sensitive to all weather, cold, hot, changing, you name it, but I digress.) Today I’m going to share a few things we do around the house to keep ourselves warm.