Literally. It IS a real pain!
If you aren’t familiar with Fibromyalgia – here is a brief video .
So, I was diagnosed earlier this year. My doctor didn’t even want to give me that diagnosis. He said that he truly believes in the disease – but hates putting that ‘stigma’ on people. He understands the lack of compassion and understanding that people (including other doctors) have about it.
But, as he says – once you’ve run all the tests and tried all the ‘cures’ to what’s ailing you…..sometimes there is nothing left to say.
I am not a person to get on the bandwagon and get involved with awareness groups etc. But as I am learning more and more about the symptoms…..and can actually see where some of my symptoms were coming on EARLY in my life – I want to speak up a little.
I want others to be aware. No – I DON’T want your sympathy. Just your understanding that I may not be able to do all the things I would like to do….or that you would like me to do.
Heck – one of the reasons voiced by husband as to why he left us – is that HE believes I can/should fix this. And I know that I can’t control it at this point.
The good news is….that I believe that one can and should continue to see what works even temporarily for them and do it so you can enjoy life! I for one take St. John’s Wort every day – and it has helped more than any drug the doctor has tried so far.
But the BIGGEST change for me is that I am praying and having faith that God has healed me. I know that I simply need to allow the healing to manifest in me….and that I may have some ‘other issues’ that I need to address in order to allow that healing to take place. That’s okay. I’m learning. And slowly, I am feeling better!
Sure, I still have bad days…..today hasn’t started out the best, for example. BUT – it’s not as severe as it was in months past. So I KNOW that God is working in my life!
Thank You, Father – for healing me and taking care of me as always! If there are any other Fibro sufferers – I ask that You show them the healing powers of Your love and give them peace from the pain.