Fibronaut At Home

Soundtrack to Healing

One of my most favorite songs to listen to right now is This Time I Won’t Forget by Kongos.

This Time I Won’t Forget

Written by Johnny Kongos 

Oh, I will try
But I tell you it ain’t easy using only words 
And so I’ll begin
But I’ll start at the end, the day I said so long my friend

I still remember well
His smile that would not die
And the tears begin to swell
Tears I dare not fight
 

Cause now I’m alive
I’m taking my first breath
Oh I’m alive
And this time I won’t forget
 

Now as I look back
Wish I’d known that someday soon he’d long be gone
So, I will try
To remember the end, the day I said so long my friend

They go by many names
Mother, father, brother, son
And the tears begin to swell
Tears I dare not fight
 

Cause now I’m alive
I’m taking my first breath
Oh I’m alive
And this time I won’t forget

Oh I’m alive
And this time I won’t forget

 

I love the chorus.  For me, I focus on the “I’m taking my first breath.  Oh, I’m alive.”  It’s a great reminder to stay in the moment and appreciate and live the life you have.  Moving on, changing, always adapting, living.  I’m alive!

I think it’s important to have go to songs that lift you up, remind you of what is important and put you in the mood to live life.  From the time I wake up in the morning to the time I go to sleep I utilize music to get me going, get me motivated, keep me moving, and when it is time for bed, to go to sleep.  I meditate and stretch anytime the pain is getting to me.  When stretching is too intense, gentle movements of my entire body, not just the aching parts helps as well.  Listening to music while I clean helps the time fly by.  I basically listen to music all day.  Sometimes, just dancing around my house or dancing as I drive helps me stay loose.  I’ve also found that if I’m singing along to a song, I’m less likely to be grinding my teeth and tensing my shoulders.  Both of those habits are the main cause of my tension headaches.  I have a go-to CD for sleep that I’ve mentioned before:  Bedtime Beats: The Secret to Sleep.  After I take my medicine, I listen to this every night.  If I’m not at home, I don’t, obviously, but as soon as I get home.

I would love to hear what songs help you.

 

 

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It’s 2 o’clock in the morning…

…or TMI and Vampires continued.

I’m reading a very steamy anthology titled “12 Shades of Surrender”.  My hubby is very happy about this.  Let me explain how this works.  I read something naughty and he actually gets to enjoy the reason he “bought the cow” in the first place.  The mood struck, I couldn’t get my muscles or my mind to shut off, so I went for it.

I only have myself to blame this time for my sex-induced insomnia.  Thankfully, I’m now embracing my fibro-vampirism (Dictionary.com says that vampirism is a word.  Google Chrome’s spell-check can suck it!).  I let the three-year-old stay up late tonight so she should sleep in which will allow me to sleep in.  Theoretically.  I may have just jinxed this theory by writing about it.  My older two are don’t have school tomorrow, so they will be at my beck-and-call tomorrow.  Double jinx!  Dammit!

If you have fibro and you aren’t taking advantage of your insomnia to blog or launch a stealth-sex-attack on your partner, what is the point?  If you are going to be awake in the middle of the night anyway, why not do something productive?  As long as you stay away from sharp objects and heavy machinery, you are good!

Fibro-vampires unite!

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Sleepy-head

I have been trying to go to bed early, to see if the two amitriptyline will allow me to go to bed earlier than one o’clock in the morning. I’ve managed to go to bed earlier a couple nights, but just end up waking in the way-too-early hours of the morning like I used to do. Tonight was the last straw. I laid down at 10 pm and tossed and turned until midnight. So now I’m typing this and my arms are screaming and everyone in the house is asleep except for me. At least I know the answer to the question that’s been bugging me lately, “Could it be as easy as getting into a sleep schedule?” No. Nothing with fibromyalgia is easy. Duh!

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