I went into public today.

It doesn’t sound like much but it kind of is. It is so overwhelming. The bright lights, the smells, the sheer amount of people… I enjoyed being out of the house but, god, I kind of hated the whole experience.

But needs must this Holiday season. I have to shop, I have to get out to do it. I have to save my spoons, conserve my energy and hope for the best.


2 thoughts on “People.

  1. I’m right there with you, except for the shopping, ha. Yesterday I had to conserve energy in order to go to a friends for thanksgiving. I took a small crochet project to focus on so I could stay longer. It helped me to block out the always-on TV, and busyness of the other 7 people, as well as (some) annoying conversations. I came home, got into my jammies and removed myself from stimulus for the rest of the evening.

    Today I am planning on a quite afternoon with a friend. I’ve learned the (very) hard way that if I don’t allow a day or two or three to recover from a major social event, it’ll cause a fibro flare.

    One of the hardest things for me, when I feel good that is, is not going to the gym. I had a good workout (albeit light compared to pre-fibro days) for 2 days in a row. I now know I can’t go everyday. If I do, boom, fibro flare.

    I wish you additional spoons for today!


    1. First off, Happy Thanksgiving! (I’m not American nor do I live there but I hope you enjoyed your day)
      That’s a really good idea, to have something to focus on that can block out all extra strains on the senses.
      Knowing what triggers a flare up and how to prevent that is such an important thing for us Spoonies, and yes it can be really frustrating when you feel good on the rest days and still know you have to do nothing.
      Hopefully you’ll keep the flare at bay and I wish you all the Spoons you need this holiday season 🙂

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