Today is (so far) a good day. It is often the case with blogs I've written in the past, to focus only on the negative sides of the illness. Days where nothing can be done because of the pain, Crohn's flare days - spent on the toilet - recovery days when the pain is manageable but rest is vital. Nothing gets done. Everything is too much trouble.
Today is a good day. Not because I'm free of pain - that would be a 'miracle' day - or because my guts aren't in turmoil - they're actually quite bad ATM. No. today is a good day because I have achieved something I've been wanting to do for a few weeks but had neither the energy nor the inclination to attend to it.
Today is a good day because I feel unusually energetic IN SPITE of my pain and gut discomfort. I tend to over do it on these days - throwing myself into decorating a room or digging the garden - and that spoils me for the next three or four days! Not so today.
Today I simply arranged to have our central heating boiler repaired.
It's a little thing. It only took a couple of quick phone calls - one to the manufacturer for the part, one to an engineer to arrange fitting - and now that thing that's been hanging over me like a lead weight for several months is about to be rectified.
That thing which has seen me (and my family) trapesing upstairs to reset the boiler three or four times each time we tried to fill the sink to wash the pots, and standing by said boiler whilst filling the bath - which would mean upwards of thirty resets to get half a bath of hot water. That thing which has meant no heating since May (thank God for the summer!)
I finally got round to sorting that thing. That's a good day.
Now on to the next thing - I have a looong list of 'things' just waiting for me to feel energetic enough to do!!!
I've had fibromyalgia for most of my life - diagnosed in 2003 - developed crohn's disease in 2007. I operate a website for men affected by fibromyalgia: www.fibromen.org - pay us a visit to learn more.