Happy holidays ya’ll!
Fibromyalgia, the name alone is not fun. However, if you dissect each letter, add a little holiday flavor, it becomes something else entirely! This was my challenge this week. I had a lot of fun figuring out what to put for each letter. Hope you’ll enjoying reading it!
F- Find an easy, stress-free meal. For example, we’re having an Italian Christmas this year with Stouffer’s Lasagna along with other goodies. It’s not only going to be yummy, but it’s a family favorite.
I- Is ice cream on your list for desserts? Have your ever tried replacing yogurt with it? I’ve been doing that a lot with my recipes because I’m not able to eat ice cream anymore. The yogurt is better tasting, in my opinion, than ice cream.
B- Be selfish. Don’t hesitate to ask for help.
R- Ready to have family over? Have they offered to lend a hand or bring a dish? Take them up on it!
O- One thing to remember this holiday season, please never feel like you’re alone. It's called https://mhanational.org/blog/looking-support-during-holidays-check-out-these-free-resources.
M- May all of you have a wonderful and joyous season!
Y- Ya’ll must try this recipe: Peanut Butter and Jelly Milkshake. I am using yogurt instead of ice cream.
A- Are you needing someone to talk to? You’ve come to the right place! I’m always around and ready to listen! Drop me a line anytime!
L- Lights! I almost bought purple Christmas lights to add to my collection this year.
G- Go and treat yourself one night! Take a ride (when you’re able to) around your neighborhood and check out the Christmas lights!
I- Intense Pain with cold weather can ruin a holiday, celebration, or appointment in a snap! I do my best to plan and stay in bed or rest the day before an important event. That way it ensures I will be able to attend. This plan has not always been failproof. I recently had an appointment and had to cancel due to spasms the night before. Just do the best you can and that is all anyone can ask of you!
A- Are you thinking of trying a new tradition? I found this article several years ago, but I always forget about it come Christmas time. Here is the link: Iceland Celebrates Christmas Unlike Any Other Country in the World - Sometimes the biggest ideas can come from the smallest of places
Did you think of any other holiday related things that could’ve gone to make up the word Fibromyalgia Let me know in the comments down below if you have! I’d love to hear back from you! Please continue to stay safe purple butterflies! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog today! If you’re enjoying my blogs, why not subscribe to my website? My blogs will go straight to your email. It’s free to sign up! Tell your friends! Tell your friends to tell their friends!
Till next time! Be well!
So great to find your christmas list for Fibromyalgia! I must say since reading it over a week ago I have followed many of your suggestions except not peanut butter and jelly! (a distinctly American tradition). We went driving to see the Christmas lights, did an easy meal for Christmas Eve, when all the family arrived, I checked out the Icelandic tradition which is so different from ours, delegated heaps and accepted offers of food on Christmas Day. I hope you and Dale had a happy Christmas. thanks for the thoughtful suggestions.
11/21/2022 06:04:59 pm
This was really creative and light hearted! Thank you for posting.
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Rachel Barclift, has been suffering from Fibromyalgia for many years. She went to the doctor, never finding any answers for years. She went to one doctor who told her the pain was all in her head. In 2011, she finally found a doctor that believed her! She was officially diagnosed by her rheumatologist and she was so relieved! She writes blogs in hopes to help others find positivity.