Winter is Here to Stay and Sympathy for Chronic Pain Sufferers


It’s February 25th and after about a month…22 days to be exact of feeling miserable, from an out of control cold that lead to an almost ear infection and fluid built up in my ears that caused pain and discomfort, to being fatigued ALL THE TIME…I now have energy and feel more myself than I have this whole month. My hearing is still not 100% though.

Now I’m on a mission to prevent illnesses from wiping me out like this in the future. I have resumed the daily consumption of vitamins like zinc and Vitamin D3 and I’m also adding in probiotics because I’ll be damned if I allow another illness to take me out for a whole month again anytime soon. 

So here’s to feeling better!

On a side note to my readers who are chronic sufferers of pain:

To those of you who suffer from chronic pain and illness, I am so sorry. I have read some comments on my blog or Facebook page from people who suffer from chronic pain and I just can’t imagine how I’d get through each day knowing there was no relief in sight. My 22 days of illness really doesn’t compare to years of not feeling well.

I have a friend who I think of often. He suffers from an inoperable brain tumor that gives him headaches every….single…day. He’s had this for the last 5 years I think. Nothing helps and there is no treatment and people don’t understand. He has three children and a wife and I can’t imagine having to be the one that keeps it all together and bring home the income for his family so they don’t suffer, and he suffers every day. Because he suffers from this pain that will never go away unless medicine and science can change it somehow, he is depressed. I can’t blame the man. I also know people with Fibro and what you guys go through….it’s just horrible. I don’t think anyone should have to live this way and I know that because your symptoms are things that people can’t see, you don’t get the understanding and support you need. So I just want to offer my sympathies and my hope for you for medicine and science and a cure or way to feel better.   

In Other News:

I am officially the box tops queen at my kids’ school. I have collected and counted all the box tops for this year, mailed them off and will be administering prizes to students who submit box top sheets over 25. A wonderful person who has connections to Chuck E. Cheese has donated prizes to help create a little competition for box tops collecting. So hopefully our school can earn a little extra dough toward some school supplies and a new printer. They only have 1 that serves the whole school, so when it breaks down a lot of teachers have to wait to get their materials printed. That’s tough! 


My motivation is back for making this house more of a home. Obviously, when you are sick you let a lot of things go, your appearance, the house, the dishes, organization….it all just goes out the window. This means I’ll be working this week on trying to finish a project we started in the guest room for a kind of natural branch crown molding look. I’ve been having trouble finding what I’ve envisioned in my head, I can’t find it on Pinterest or Amazon or Hobby Lobby. Basically what I’m looking for a is a tree branch garland time thing that’s about 7 feet long with no color to it, just dead looking bare branches. So we may have to make do with what we got and move on. 

Winter is still here. We keep getting snow every three or four days, I guess that’s just Northern Colorado for ya. Spring is nowhere in sight yet, so I guess we’ll continue to cook soups and stews and chilis and try our best to stay warm. 

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20 thoughts on “Winter is Here to Stay and Sympathy for Chronic Pain Sufferers

  1. When I get a cold, I end up with an ear infection EVERY SINGLE TIME. It didn’t even start happening until I was in my 30’s. I always thought they were just for kids, but nope – and they HURT!

  2. Ugh, I hate the cold. Granted, I’m in Texas so it’s not THAT cold, but I am a person who needs it to be over 60. I hope you feel better!

  3. Can’t imagine being in constant pain day in and day out. At least you are the queen of box tops. Sure the school appreciate your diligence on saving and sending them in.

  4. I love the cold!! We live in Florida, and winter left us a couple of weeks ago. I’m over it. :-/ I was box tops coordinator at my daughters school when she attended public school. I really made a big deal out of it, and the kids loved it.

  5. I have so much empathy for those suffering with chronic pain, I can’t even imagine how hard each day must be. I know a very sweet lady who suffers from chronic pain and she always seems so positive and strong. I know behind closed doors that she must have unbearable times too though 🙁

  6. Glad to know that you’re feeling better and that you’re ready to take on life with new tasks and projects! I think it’s awesome that you collect a lot of box tops, that going to help so much in schools.

  7. OMG, I was the Box Tops Coordinator at my kids’ school for years. Great way to earn much needed supplies for the school. We FINALLY got a break from Old Man Winter and have been drenched with rain. It rained nearly 6 inches in less than a week. Spring will be here soon, hang in there.

  8. It’s good that your health is improving and I’m sure you’re going to feel amazing soon! It looks like winter isn’t planning to leave yet. I am so excited for Spring!

  9. Well, if you have reached BoxTop Queen status things are surely looking up. THat has to be a more dependable sign of things going your way than some old groundhog.
    Best of luck staying healthy!

  10. I live in a tropical country and I would love to experience winter! Nonetheless, I empathize with all those who feel miserable during this time of the year. Hold on.. spring will soon arrive!

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