Blogger’s Writing Block – My Struggle Is Real

I’ve only written blogs lately about products I’ve sampled.  I love writing. I love reading. I haven’t been able to enjoy either for quite a while.  I can’t remember what I’ve read, what I’m doing in the room, not even remembering why I’ve gone to a website.  Writing seems to flow when I’m focused or have a commitment to fulfil.  The struggle is real is a phrase that’s become so frequent from my daughter and her friend’s generation.  It’s a fitting phrase for those with chronic illness because the struggles we have are real.

I have been asked to write a blog post on puppy updates and advise to give other op parents.  I completely misunderstood but it’s a topic near and dear to my heart.  Check out Ranger’s new Squirrel watching pose.  We got rid of the bush so he has a better view for watching.


How have I been? 

I saw my rheumatologist last Thursday and I got the cortisone shots in my hips.  My follow-up kidney functions came back good but I have to get some more laboratory tests this week just to double-check.  Since the shots have kicked in I’ve had a bit of energy every day so I can get something done.  I saw my family doctor last week as well and everything thing I brought up, he said I needed to talk to my other doctors.  It was a pretty frustrating visit for me as I’m still waiting for a referral to the pain specialist.  I can’t get a change in my pain medications until I see that doctor and I’m still waiting for an appointment.  Waiting for a specialist is absolutely crazy.


What have I been doing?

I bought this French Wine box from the LCBO to see how their new home delivery was.  It was $12 and delivered by Canada Post.  I ordered on a Sunday night and had it by Tuesday mid-morning.  The Canada Post guys said that everyone has been saying how fast the shipping was.  Everything was well packed and labelled that it was breakable.  Because I was paying the delivery fee of $12, I grabbed a couple bottles of my favourite wines as well.


The Discovery Box includes Les Dauphins Côtes Du Rhône Reserve Red 2014, Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais 2008, F Lurton Fumées Blanches Sauvignon Blanc Vdf 2010, a set of 2 Ceramic Ramekins, a Cheese Knife Block Set, a set of Ceramic Chalkboard Cheese Markers and the LCBO France-to-Go booklet.  The box also included an invitation to sample the newly released vintage on November 18th.

I’ve been getting some online Christmas present shopping done.  It’s pretty easy now that the kidlets are older.  My daughter asked for her Organic Chemistry book for Christmas, Umm okay then… That’s a first.  My son asked for clothes or a laptop he can actually type on it.

My hubby caught me watching some Christmas movies yesterday.  He commented how its only November but wondered if they had made me cry.  Yep, crying at Hallmark movies, the commercials even make me cry!  I did find that it made me feel more like Christmas is coming that it feels.  It is currently another sunny day and pretty mild for November and I’m enjoying the sun streaming in.  I’ve also found a tv series called The Librarians on Crave TV.  It has Noah Wyle, Rebbeca Ramon and John Laroquette and well it’s the adventures of the Librarians and their saving History and artefacts.  It’s quirky and silly but it’s a fun watch.  I love history and the premise of time travel and even better, in January season three will be airing.

OUT of Spoons

Fibromyalgia, what is it?

My fellow blogger friend, Ness from The Girl With Five Lads wrote a great blog post about what Fibromyalgia is. 

For me Fibromyalgia was an “oh that’s Fibromyalgia in an off-hand sort of way from my previous Rheumatologist explained the non-lupus pain.  The pressure points were like knife stabbing pains as the doctor pushed on them.  My joints hurt all the time but those pressure points were insane pain.  I’m taking Gabapentin in some pretty high doses but my doctor explained that because I can handle it that it can be increased.

I hope you enjoyed my update and my wandering out of hibernation of ignoring my blogging with mush brain.

Journey with me … mini2z

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  • I can identify with this post so much! I know what I want to write…but, here lately it just never comes out the way I intend for it to. Too much brain fog hanging around. Hope you get more spoons soon! xoxo

    • Thank you Valerie! I know sitting there fingers on the keyboard and end up lost if someone in the house distracts me

      • Ha Ha. Unfortunately, yes that is me I stay distracted. Distractions are my worst enemy around here. I noticed you had followed my old WordPress blog it has been inactive for a long time, thought I had better let you know. I blog over at Lilacandlyme. I don’t want to be obnoxious and put my link here…but I didn’t want you to think you had followed a dead blog. Lol I think I have that corrected now. Sorry about that! =) I really enjoy reading yours, can identify so much with what you write here. Have a great day and thank you so much! =)

        • I opened my notes on my phone and it showed that I wasn’t following you. I’m pretty sure I’m following you on twitter at the very least on LilacandLyme but I will double check. Xx

  • The Librarians is amazing!!!! Love that show 🙂

    Your daughter is a genius; I read that line to my husband and we both wish we’d thought of that! Textbooks are so expensive, getting them as presents would have been great!

    I was taking gabapentin for about two years. It really calmed things down for me. Luckily, my fibro is relatively mild… But I’ll probably go back on it at some point as the fibro is getting a bit worse again. I hope a higher dose will do what you need it too!

    It doesn’t feel like Christmas here either. Ugh. It was 80° F today! In the middle of November!!! Not okay… Hopefully it’ll start feeling more appropriate soon.

    Love and spoons to you <3

  • I can totally relate to writer’s block! I’ve had it for months now and write nowhere near as much as I used to. For me it’s been because of health challenges but also I felt distanced from fibromyalgia and didn’t want to write about it. I’m hopeful that my new diagnosis will spur me to think of new topics to write. I think the main thing is to take the pressure off and focus on things you do enjoy at the moment 🙂

  • Thank you for visiting me at mini2z ... Journey with me and I hope to see you often xx

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