getting back up.

It has been the worst few days, physically and emotionally.

Flowers are my favorite – and my bestie is the best.

Monday afternoon, my precious bestie left flowers and prezzies for Sara and for me on our front porch – even though she was sick herself and out of spoons to boot. She is just the very best.

And the extra love was much needed. Hell broke loose on Tuesday with some family stuff (we are all fine – just LIFE). Making matters worse, the stress of the past week has caused me to wake up every day worse than the last.

My feet, ankles, right hip, and lower spine are barely mobile – and extremely painful. What’s worse, my hands and wrists have gotten into the mix in a big way. I can’t do some simple tasks like operate locks and turn knobs. It just sucks. I’ve never been this sick before and I can’t seem to make it stop.

And my heart rate keeps shooting up – and staying around 120 to 130 while I’m resting – with 100 mg of Metoprolol on board. This has to calm down. It feels awful.

extreme self-care for the rest of the week will hopefully help this.

I am so blessed to have my better half and Sara here to help me though, especially during times like this.

And yesterday, after the morning from hell, I went to lay down around 4 PM – and slept more or less until 5 AM this morning. It was much needed rest.

When I woke up, I was so hungry – and ready to get back to it, pain or no pain (thank the Lord).

Believing this with all of my heart.

So, finally, I got my super fabulous new Instant Pot set up – he shall be called Merlin – and got the sweet potatoes cooking:

Merlin the Instant Pot’s Maiden Voyage.

And I made a yummy Paleo breakfast of sweet potatoes with grass fed butter and bacon:

yummy breakfast – and so good to be back in the kitchen.

For the rest of the day, I will be studying and having my quiet time and resting in bed – and cooking a nice Paleo dinner for us as well. My wonderful husband has our home set up now so that our kitchen is accessible in my smartchair so I can cook from it as need be.

I will control what I can and do all I can do to help my body (including AIP) – and, beyond that, I will move forward despite my illness and keep fighting.

Always forward.

Be well, everybody.

Grace and blessings.


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