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‘Rider On The Storm’ or ‘How To Cope With Your Extremely Low B*** S*** Tolerance During A Flare Up’~

I made the classic mistake yesterday of going about my business as if I was a normal human being.  I didn’t set my self up for success.  It is paramount when you have a chronic illness to think ahead when planning to interact with the outside world.  I call it ‘Preparing Myself For Public Consumption’.

I had a meeting to attend last night at 6:30.  I already felt the familiar ‘my body is filled with cement and pointy things’ feeling.  My heavy eyes rolled toward the clock at six, and I drug myself up off the couch and out the door.

  Now, I had a choice.  There where a few errands I had to run before I came back home that night.  I decided to do half before the meeting and the other half after.  If I had waited to do everything after the meeting I would have been exhausted by time I got home.  Wrong move.

How to deal with your low b*** s*** tolerance during a flare-up

It was 115 here yesterday as I carried four heavy totes full of books across a heat mirage strewn parking lot. As I approached the front doors to the Used Book Seller, I could see a woman leaning lazily on the counter, staring at me through the glass. Her elbows never left the surface propping her up as she watched me struggle to open the doors with full arms and dripping pits.

She’ll never know how close she came to a hurled used copy of ‘How We Do Harm’ by Otis Brawley, M.D.  Hmmm….poetic justice….

Needless to say, by the time I arrived at my meeting I was in a less than stellar mood.

(Insert selfie):

I was not at my best. I did not treat others with the patience that was sorely required (italics denote severe mental eye roll).  I will be better prepared next week.

Oh, and I was exhausted by the time I got home.


This child is perfection.  Replace ‘Kindergarten’ with ‘how I usually feel when I have to  leave the house’.  She has channeled my inner soul:


Recipe Of The Week #2

~Whole Wheat Banana Muffins with Bittersweet Chocolate and Honey Nut Butter Frosting~


~recipe for Honey Sweetened Banana Bread (omit nuts)(use good quality whole wheat flour or AP GF)

~bittersweet chocolate chips

~1 cup nut butter of choice (I used peanut)

~1/3 cup raw organic honey

Replace nuts in recipe with choc chips.  Line muffin pan, fill 3/4 full and bake at 350 for 20 min.  Let cool.  Mix butter and honey and spoon atop muffins.

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Looking Forward To Goodbye~
'It's All Just A Giant Pain In My.....hip' ~ FMS Hip Pain Vs. RA Hip Pain

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  • Reply
    Deborah Brooks
    August 17 at 12:16 pm

    Anything choc and banana does it for me! Thanks for linking up with us for Meatless Monday!

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    jill conyers
    August 19 at 2:52 am

    I have a very low tolerance! Banana bread sounds so yummy right now. Mind baking a loaf for me and shipping overnight? Thanks for sharing with the #fitfam.

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      August 19 at 10:45 am

      Ha! Ha! Sure Jill, right away! 😉

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    Carol Cameleon
    August 19 at 10:51 am

    It sounds like it’s incredibly difficult for you to function day to day. That recipe is highly likely to be tried out over the coming weeks! #sharewithme

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      August 19 at 3:57 pm

      Enjoy recipe!

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    August 20 at 6:21 pm

    this sounds so good and better than others for us
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    • Reply
      August 21 at 8:16 am

      Thank you Angie 🙂

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    August 21 at 7:12 am

    Bananas and chocolate are two of my favorite things. I can’t wait to try out this tasty treat; thanks for sharing your recipe!

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      August 21 at 8:15 am

      Enjoy! 😉

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    August 21 at 10:07 am

    Glad you made it through your meeting. The muffins look and sound delicious. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

    • Reply
      August 21 at 10:24 pm

      Thank you Marla!

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    Miz Helen
    August 26 at 8:51 am

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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      August 26 at 10:48 am

      Thank you 🙂

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    Brandi Clevinger
    August 27 at 12:58 pm

    I was chuckling as I read your post because I can totally relate. I get so charged up to make plans to do super fun stuff, but the hour of, I’m dragging myself to do it. Doesn’t matter what it is, it’s hard to get moving.

    Thank you for sharing your post at #ChronicFridayLinkup! I pinned your post to the Chronic Friday Linkup board at http://www.Pinterest.com/beingfibromom

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      August 27 at 4:21 pm

      Whew! Don’t I know it, have another meeting tonight, we’ll see 😉

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