Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wish it were better, but . . .

Okay. Birthday trip to California. Then, cleaning & Mother's day. Spring concert, sick little boy for a week, more cleaning and other stuff. *sigh* The flare started right after Mother's Day. I had to use my walker the night before my baby got REALLY sick. I couldn't use it any day after that, because I had to tend to him & carry him as needed. That was an 8-9 day stint. I aggravated it even more this past weekend when I did some work in the yard & repotted plants.

Because most of the family was ill the week after Mother's Day, I didn't take my Orencia. This week, I have a couple of open wounds, plus my nails are exposed because the false nails started coming off and ripping my nails with them.

So, here I sit. On a scale of 1-10, I'm around an 8, and that is being generous. I took one medicine to help with the fibro aspect of my illness. But my neck, hips, feet, toes, shoulders & fingers/wrists are so far in pain, I want to cry, but can't. Even typing makes my shoulders scream in pain, and I'm not moving my arms...

I'm not counting spoons, I am not asking for sympathy, I simply wanted to get this out because Rheumatoid Disease has me completely defeated.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


I am so, ugh. Pain is terrible. I want to cry. I want to crawl into bed and not leave until the pain goes away. Probably barometric pressure. but.... I am so afraid, right now, that the medicines are no longer working. If that is the case, my rheum is out of options. I can't wash dishes. I can't stand long. Folding laundry is difficult on my shoulders. I don't mean to complain, but when the pain gets this bad, it reminds me what is _really_ going on inside my body.

I used an essential oil on my neck and hands yesterday. It was one of the best things I've done. It kept my pain at bay until bed time. I should probably do it again. 

These essential oils are AMAZING. They have helped us so much. It isn't a one time, easy fix thing. For some things, it is a constant or every day thing. Like my Rheumatoid Disease pain. That is a constant thing. I have to do it daily. 

Okay, I am done complaining. 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Essential Oils

For a long time now, I've been wanting to find something "natural" to help with the pain that comes with Rheumatoid Disease. I try to not take any type of pain killer, unless I am at the end of my rope.

Last weekend, I flew to California (home) and visited with my family. One of my sisters started using essential oils for a few of her ailments. It helped her so much, she began to sell it. For my birthday gift, she gave me Deep Blue Oil Blend & Deep Blue Oil Rub. I used it on my hands, and relief was amazingly fast. My sinuses were going crazy from the flight. A peppermint beadlet that I broke in my mouth with my teeth helped clear them, then swallowing it, helped the upset stomach I was getting from nerves.

So, with these two things, and hearing how they helped with my mom, sister & brother-in-law, I was on my way to being convinced. Then I heard how it helped a young lady, who had been suffering from an unknown ailment. Something doctors couldn't figure out, no matter how many tests they did. There was no more indecision in what I needed to do.

I now can sell the products. I bought a kit for the family. It has helped my daughter with her eczema. Me with a headache & TMJ. I am SO excited. I am going to make bath salts with peppermint & lavender. One to help with my pain and the other to calm my body.

I am so glad to have found something that can help me with pain management and other ailments. They also help with cleaning and one blend has been known to kill MRSA.

This is not a cure, by any means, but a way to naturally get relief.