Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.
Once again, thanks so much for your input. It really helps to get the support of everyone here. I am very anxious about this appointment, mainly because my son told me they are wanting to see if I am "faking it". He is an attorney, and he did his internship at a Health and Disability Advocate office here in Chicago where he interviewed many people with fibromyalgia. I was diagnosed about 22 years ago and for all these years, like many of you, I have been dealing with doctors, nurses, etc, etc, that wonder if you are faking it. I'm tired of trying to convince people of my pain. I am fortunate to have found doctors that believe Fibromyalgia is a real condition and that our pain is real. How do you make someone else feel your pain?
I plan to just go there, with my shopping bag of bottles of pills and be as honest as I can be. That is all I have ever done, that is how I live my life. I'm not one to lie or deceive. If he doesn't believe me and I get denied, then so be it.
Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will let you know how it goes
PS Wouldn't it be nice if we could measure our pain in tears shed over the years? Or with the sadness we've felt, from losing parts of our lives, being unable to exercise as we once did, to take part in family events as we once did? Or, how about to work a full time job as we once did? Or just take a nice long walk with my dogs, which was one of the most loving, satisfying parts of my daily life that I can no longer do...