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Well, it’s been about a month now since I was diagnosed.  My husband handles it like he handles everything else, in silence and in private.  My sons are aware of it (the oldest anyway) but aren’t equipped to deal with the gravity of it yet.  My parents aren’t much help, they have their own issues and are a state away.

I have a beloved, dear friend that will listen until his ears fall off to my fears about the future and what it holds in store for me but he’s not always easily accessible :o)

So, it falls then to those of you that read this.  In this day of hard, cold communication I have to face hard, cold reality......again.

My life has taken it’s twists, turns and down-right demolitions but this is something that I feel on a daily basis.  Makes it hard to disassociate myself with this condition when it’s slapping me in the face as soon as I wake in the morning.  My pain is bearable, thankfully, for now.  I’m still able to get out of the house and do things at this point which I’m extremely grateful for.  

When I look back just five years ago and compare my health to what it was then, that’s when I get depressed.  That’s what gets me to wondering where I’ll be five years from now.  

Okay, enough for today because I could ramble on for hours and not get anything done.  Live, Love & Laugh



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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Yana Berlin wrote Jun 11, 2008
    • Today is special because it’s your birthday, and even though some of the things in your life might not be to your satisfaction, today is the day you put them aside and celebrate yourself!!!!

      40 is Fabulous, Fibromyalgia sucks, no argument there, but there are ways to deal with it. Believe me I know....I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis last year, and went from very energetic individual to completely disabled. I couldn't walk from my bed to my bathroom. With doctors trying to inject me with everything they could possibly come up with, I did my research, told them all to go to hell and now 9 months later, I'm almost pain free. PLEASE read my blog on Miracle of Natureand please check out the test that I took that saved my life. It's ALL about the food. tests for food sensitivities, not allergies. After I got tested I found out that I couldn’t have olive oil, what? that’s healthy....but I couldn’t 5 days on the diet I was 50% better. After 3 month of the diet my SED rate (blood test that measures inflammation in ones body) showed 63% decrees.  

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      For pain due to all types of arthritis and other painful inflammatory conditions, the following supplements are known to have a positive effect on relieving these symptoms.  

      See which one works the best for you.

      Devil's claw
      Stinging nettle
      Willow bark
      Parilla seed
      Omega- 3 fatty acids
      Vitamin B3

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      Stephanie wrote Jun 11, 2008
    • Thats what we are here for : ) To listen and help each other... I hope you have a great birthday.  

      Keep smiling, you are beautiful and you only deserve the best!

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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Nov 1, 2008
    • Following rabbit trails. I was reading the friendship blog, and hopped over to your profile to invite you to be my friend, when I saw this post of long ago.
      Fibro isn’t a fun bedfellow, but it is conquerable.
      I have only been to SoCal once. I absolutely loved it! We are moving to Colorado soon, so I am sure our beach vacations will take us there instead of Florida.
      I am looking forward to getting to know you.

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