I talk honestly and openly about my experiences with mental illness, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome through the lens of feminism, fat acceptance and process theology. I also do recipe and book reviews. My mission is to spread the message that hope is always real for a better life, despite living in a world that is often very harsh.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Psalm 16 - "My Flesh Will Rest in Hope" - Finally! An Update on My Health!

My flesh will rest in hope
And my heart also instructs me in the night seasons.

For You will not leave my soul in Hell-
You will show me the path of life and
In Your presence is fullness of joy!

At Your right hand are pleasures evermore,
Even if I cannot see them-
Even if my purse is poor,
My house small,
And I forsaken,
I know that You will provide pleasure
Greater than those housed by the flesh.

For that I praise You and
Am grateful for what will come.
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Compare this to the original at Bible Gateway - this time I even have the link set to the appropriate Psalm!
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I've gotta say that this Psalm is exactly what I need to hear right now, for my flesh-meaning my physical body in this case-is not providing me too much pleasure. Monday I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and I think I've been dealing with it pretty well. I am very frustrated much of the time, but I know that with time and Godde's help, I will "make it work." (As Tim Gunn would say!)

And while I may not be exerberantly happy over my diagnosis, I am grateful for the time that I now have to do the things that are truly important for me and my recovery. I finally saw my therapist, who I hadn't seen in at least a month and I got to attend the Aftercare group at the Ridgeview Institute, AND I can continue to attend both of these functions every week if I wish! Which is a huge relief, actually. Especially with the aftercare group, as it houses some of the most supportive people in the world and I get to see a wonderful friend on a regular basis, whom through sheer business and having the wrong priorities (money over recovery), I had let our friendship slide.

Today I made banana nut muffins with my "bam!" ingredient being lots and lots of cinnamon. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures to share, but rest assured that they were good!

So raise a muffin to recovery and recovered friendships!
(I used Martha White brand, because I had a coupon!!!)

This made me laugh! Bam!!!!

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