Sunday, November 9, 2008

I'm off on a mini vacation!

I am sooo sorry that I have not posted in a little over a week! It has been so hectic here, and besides that I haven't been feeling all that well. Just to give you an update, I did see my specialist on Wednesday and he said that I have both fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis. So that explains the near constant pain that I've been having. The only down side to the diagnosis is there's a lot of people who don't believe that fibromyalgia exists. But I guess it's time to not worry about others and only myself, right?
I plan to change my lifestyle a bit. My goal is to get healthier....to eat right and to give up the caffeine. Plus, I need to exercise. I think that this pain that I'm experiencing is like a wakeup call to start taking care of my body. Does anyone have any advice on how I can ease into a healthier life?
Tomorrow (actually later today) I am leaving for our anniversary trip to Ohio! We have been married for five years! I can't wait to relax and have some one on one time with my husband! Besides relaxing, I'm going to do some antiquing! I'm on the lookout for a pink rotary phone! Last year we took this same trip and they had several at this particular antique store. So keep your fingers crossed that they'll still have one!

I plan to take many pictures, so I'll share some when I get back. We plan to get home on Wednesday, but I won't post anything until Thursday! Hope everyone has a fantastic week!

One last thing....look what I received in the mail a few days ago:
I was the lucky winner of this beautiful pair of "Picasso" earrings! Aren't they gorgeous?!!!!

Thank you so much Denise!!!! You can visit Denise at Polka Dot Moon at:

And visit her awesome etsy site at:


Hugs,

Ruth Ann

3 comments:

Kelli said...

Hey. Thanks for stopping by. I love visitors. I hope that there is some good treatment for your diagnosis. Enjoy your vacation. What part of Ohio?

kari and kijsa said...

Hope you have a great vacation!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Misty said...

I hope you enjoy your vacation too! I found your blog a few days ago and think its really neat. Good luck with your condition as well. You might want to visit another favorite web site of mine, http://www.livingonadime.com/blog/
The woman who writes the blog for it has both chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromylaga (if I spelled it right),and is now pregnant. You might find some good advice on it.