This is not a good day….

Oh my God, did I seriously write that as the title for this post?! So negative and you have my apologies!

But like I’ve mentioned before, it’s ok to have an “off day” .. And unfortunately, this is one for me.

Woke up hurting all over…. Head to toe … As many of you know, I have a lot of medical problems that cause me to have mobility issues and restrictions, plus I have fibromyalgia that intensifies everything.

About a month ago I had more X-rays, blood work and another MRI. The recent MRI was ordered by my pain management specialist. This time on both, my neck and back. In my neck they discovered straightening of my cervical lordosis… Also in my neck (like my lower back) I have degenerative disc disease.. and they also discovered foraminal stenosis in my neck and lower back. A lot going on!! So…. Pain, stiffness and aches still exist.

Also, I was asked a series of questions to rate my depression. I scored higher than normal (which apparently wasn’t good) and was recommended to start seeing a psychiatrist.

All of this is very embarrassing for me to openly talk about. So, why am I doing this?? Because I want others to know that we can all prevail, regardless.

I did sleep some last night and woke up hurting. My back, neck, and hip with a nasty headache, to add. Insomnia keeps me awake most nights and the previous night I was lucky to have gotten about 30 minutes of sleep.

Not just the insomnia, but the chronic pain makes rest very difficult to obtain.

With all the doctors, specialists and treatments that I get, the pain, stiffness and mobility issues still continue… But staying strong and positive the best I can… One day at a time! ❤️

Stay blessed, everyone. You are all loved!

~ Sheila 💋


12 thoughts on “This is not a good day….

  1. As someone who also has chronic pain issues, I hear you!! We should not have to focus only on writing cheery stuff. Telling the truth lets others know we’re not alone. Toxic positivity doesn’t help anyone.

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  2. I’m sorry you’re going through this. I suffered with chronic Shingles for 10 years and got many of the same responses from people. This week I’ve been off work with a severe allergy flare, and I feel like I should just be toughing it out at work, but in reality, I can’t. When I’m in pain I’ve been taking CBD capsules, which helps my immune system, the pain and my anxiety. Lack of sleep causes depression for me, so I imagine it must be tough. Thanks for sharing. I hope you get more days where you feel better.

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  3. I think that if we remain silent, we do ourselves and others a disservice. I have Hashimoto’s disease, which causes joint pain among other things, and am recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (because autoimmune disorders like to bring their skeevy friends to the party). It is definitely okay to have bad days, and to talk about them.

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  4. I know this post is a few weeks old now, but I had a night like that last night. My head and neck hurt so bad, it kept waking me up and it was miserable, so I can empathize.


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