Say When!

You would think that after all of these years of living with pain, I’d know by now when enough is enough. I am pretty cautious most of the time. But there are days that I feel like I am playing catch up.

That’s when I get myself into trouble. Last week I did a lot in my yard and gardens. It was a very productive day. I was very pleased with myself until late that night.

I woke up in the middle of the night feeling nauseated. I decided to step outside and get fresh air. I was in pain and it just kept intensifying. I took my CBD oil before I headed outside. I sat on my patio and the nausea intensified as did the pain. I headed inside quickly as I thought I was going to be sick. I made it to my living room and collapsed on my couch. I felt this before. I was close to passing out. Yes, the pain was that bad!

I laid there praying for what seemed an eternity. Begging God to make it stop. It took a good while but it finally did subside. This is a pain I experience 3-4x a year. Give or take. I always have pain but this pain is a horse of another color. It’s a beast!

I don’t always know what the cause of that pain is but this time I did. I overexerted myself. It was time to pay the Piper! Boy did I!

That’s the cycle of pain. We have good days and we have bad days. We can’t always do the things we need to on the bad days, so when we feel good, we play catch up. Which sends chronic pain sufferers into a tailspin.

There are no easy answers. Things have to get done. Sometimes you gotta take a step back and remember the consequences. It’s easier said than done though. This is what chronic pain sufferers lives with daily. Choices and consequences.

Weekly Song Challenge-Round 6

I created this challenge as I thought a post centered around music would be fun!

Copy rules and add to your own post, pinging back to this post.
Post music videos for your answers to the musical questions.
Tag two people to participate!

1. Post a video of a song by a solo artist from the year 1988.

2. Post a video of a song that talks about the weather.

3. Post a video for a song that has a number in the lyrics or title.

I challenge:
All of you!  Mondays suck!  Let’s have a little bit of fun!

Liebster Award

A great big thank you to Nova for nominating me for the Liebster Award!! This is my 3rd nomination and I am indeed honored!

You can check out her post on her nomination by accessing the following:

My Liebster Award Acceptance Post

Definition & Rules:
The Liebster Prize is an award that exists only on the Internet and is awarded to bloggers by other bloggers. The first case of the award goes back to 2011. Liebster in German means sweet, kind, dear, charming, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome. It really is an excellent way to meet other bloggers and gain more visibility in the community.
There are some simple rules to follow:
Add a link to the Official Liebster Award page in your blog post
the Global aussie:
Thank the blogger that nominated you and give a link to their site.
Do a post to show your award. Answer the questions given to you.
Nominate 5 bloggers or more.
Create more questions for your nominees to answer.
Let each nominee know you’ve nominated them and
give a link to your post

My Questions:
1. If you could master one skill, knowing you will succeed, what would it be and why?

Play the piano or the guitar like a master! I love music. I feel it to my very core. I cannot imagine the rush of being able to play anything and everything on these two instruments!

2. If you could be in any book, which would it be and what role would you have? Honestly I have never given this any thought.

To me it is like wishing to be someone else. I don’t believe in wishes and believe everyone should find all the things that they love about themselves and be happy to be who they are.

3. What’s one secret you’ve never told anyone?

It wouldn’t be a secret if I shared it, now would it? 

4. What is your definition of living?

As someone that has lost time due to an accident, due to morphine and cancer-my definition might differ from most. What is living? It is finding out who you are. Living is embracing all the good and all the bad that has ever happened in your life and turning all of it into lessons and growing. Living is being true to yourself. Living is finding silver linings in dark clouds. Living is all the little things that most people take for granted. Living is making time for those you love and making memories. Living is going on little adventures. Living is looking for beauty in all things. Living is what you want it to be. When your head hits the pillow at night and you lay there smiling about your day-then you know you are living right. 

5. Has life turned out as you thought it would when you younger? Close? How is it different?

Honestly, I have no idea how I thought my life would be once I grew up. I was just trying to get through each day growing up. I have an older brother that I do not speak of. He was a drug addict. So things were not ideal. It was damn hard actually. I never knew each day what was going to happen. So I never thought about it really. I just wanted to not have to worry what the day would bring. 

6. What’s your opinion on who you are as a person?

Who am I? I am a mother, a sister, a daughter, a cousin, a friend. I am a fighter, a smart-ass, a giver, an animal lover. I am so many things. I have many roles in my life. I am many things to many people. Who am I to me? I guess what I see is a woman that has great strength and tenacity. I lost my belief in myself for a bit. After my accident and morphine with the memory loss. I was so unsure of myself. Of who I was. I doubted my own strength. I don’t doubt myself anymore and I most certainly do not doubt my strength. I call the shots in my life now. What I will and will not welcome into it. I am a creator. I am a writer. I have so many different sides. I love to laugh and have a vulgar sense of humor. But then I can turn around and have a deep conversation on religion. I love quotes and poetry but I equally love memes. I am a mess one minute and got my shit together the next. I excel under pressure. I am me. I am Laura. I am a work in progress. As long as there’s progress.

My Nominees

Happy Meme Monday: Gym And Jim

She is nothing like me

Congratulations Nominees! I hope you’re willing to participate; however, you’re not mandated to do so!

My questions for my nominees:

  1. Do you find it difficult to open up about yourself on your blog?
  2. Tell me something about yourself that your friends and family might know but not the blogger community.
  3. Name your top 3 favorite actors and actresses.
  4. What would be your dream vacation?
  5. Do you feel you take the time you need for yourself?