Fighting Foggy Frog and Friends

So I’ve introduced you to Foggy Frog and his Pain Gang, but I still need to introduce you to who’s on my side of this fight.

This is not a post about all the people who are helping me out and supporting me through this process. Although you guys know who you are and you know I love each and every one of you. This is a post about those helpers who may not be as visible to those who look at me, they are my birds.

You may be wondering why birds?

Well, ever since my aunty designed our wedding invites with a beautiful little bluebird on it I’ve had a kind of affinity with them. And over the last 7+ months they’ve formed a symbol of hope and strength for me to cling to.

It may also be because when I think of recovering from this I think of being the opposite of what I am now, heavily weighed down with mud. And the opposite to that I think is floating lightly in the sky with the birds.

Birds also eat insects and bugs, and most of my pain creatures could be eaten (or at least distracted) by birds. 🙂

Anyway, based on our wedding birds…

(c) J. Sanderson, 2011

I have:

A beautiful necklace one of my friends got me for Christmas last year.

Photo (c) Megan S, November 2013

And a beautiful badge I got from Etsy recently.

Photo (c) Megan S, November 2013

Soon I’ll also have my apron that I can wear when I feel I need extra support.

Photo (c) Megan S, November 2013

On top of the birds I have my friends Lexi (Lexapro) and Lyra (Lyrica). I’m still not sure if either of these guys are helping me but I’m going to give them a bit longer before I give up on them.

Heat in the form of snuggling with our pet cats and/or E, lying in the sun, showers/baths, or applying hot/cold packs, is key to reducing the pain I’m feeling. And, as mentioned in previous posts rests and social interactions are also important in maintaining, and hopefully improving my overall health.

So this is my support team against Foggy Frog and the Pain Gang.

Do you have a support team helping you?

What have you found that has helped you against the pain, brain fog and confusion caused by Foggy Frog and Friends?