I hope everyone is having a good week. I didn’t get to go to the Salsa Social that I was expecting to go to so I can’t really compare apples to apples, but I went roller skating for about 45 minutes and didn’t have any extra pain the next day and very little discomfort during the skating. I did stop and rest in my Lafooma chair fairly frequently during the skating, but I was able to skate more laps at one time( with my date holding me up of course! ) than the last time I went. As I mentioned in last weeks post, one of the treatments that I’ve started using that my doctor believes is helping me is a water structure unit. According to what I’ve read and am experiencing, chronic low grade dehydration has negative affects on your entire body — especially if you have other health problems like fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue. The articles I read said that chronic dehydration can cause inflammation. Even small amounts of inflammation causes pain for people with FMS/CFS. The information I read from the inventor also said that chronic low grade dehydration can cause digestive, elimination, blood pressure, respiratory, skin, cholesterol , kidney, joint and PH balance problems. Since I had the “machine” installed (it’s a tube that the water flows through), I am able to drink more water and actually absorb it instead of having it “go right through me” — literally. I used to get so angry with most doctors who would tell me to drink more water when I would tell them I felt dehydrated all the time — dry mouth, dry eyes and sinuses, because the only affect drinking more water used to have on me was to make me go to the bathroom every 20 or 30 minutes instead of once an hour! Their advice in this matter was of no help to me at all. The water structure machine has really made a difference for me. I feel less dry, have more energy, less pain and am recovering from activity faster. If you would like more information on it, feel free to call me at (540) 366-6134 and I can get you in touch with the lady I bought mine from.
Here’s to Feeling Better!