Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Sufferer From USA - Judith's Update On Lyrica
by Judith Chase
(Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.)
Petroglyphs (Rock Art) Galisteo, New Mexico
Recently I shared my experiences with you, about living with ME/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.
Well, I'm now in my third week of taking Lyrica and have to say that it is definitely making a difference for me. I feel so much better!
This past weekend I was very sleepy and a little dizzy for two days, so I napped a lot. But this has dissipated and today I am much better.
Bob is right about the importance of finding your passion / changing your career!
I've always loved to write. I have been writing two books and am almost finished with one. The other is much longer and more complicated, so it will take some time to complete.
I just took on a part-time volunteer job as editor of an archeology newsletter, archeology being something I've always been deeply interested in.
Living here in New Mexico in the Southwest U.S., we have hundreds of thousands of wonderful archaeology ruins and petroglyphs (rock art) and this is something I've always loved. Since I cannot get out to do fieldwork this winter, I asked if there was something else I could do, and I found the perfect thing!
I can also work with archival records and photographs. I am very excited about having something new to do that I know I will enjoy. What a difference this kind of thing can make in our lives.
I have also hired a cleaning service to deep-clean my house, as I am unable to do so and got very behind on my housework, which I felt terrible about. Finally faced the fact that I just could not do it myself. I feel like "The Queen of My House" now! I understand that there are some free cleaning services for those who qualify.
I have three wonderful house cats. They give me unconditional love and affection and are fun to play with and groom. They also love to sleep with me, and one of them will even call me when it's bedtime.
I recommend pets for anyone, ill or not. I think that they help us to be whole and can add so much to our lives.