Hi, Mamanan! My eyes are a little wonky after reading that post of yours! Just kidding!
I've had fibromyalgia for 21 years so far. Now, I NEVER stop to think about living my whole life in pain. I always think about the things I want to get done in the day, the fun plans I have for the weekend, enjoying my daughter when she is home, taking my dog for a walk, etc. I think you get the picture. I NEVER dwell on my health issues. I just plan around them. If I stopped to think of the challenges possibly ahead of me, I would be a depressed mess! So, I live every day to the fullest.
I look at my wonderful mother. She was the picture of health. She never was sick and had such a full and wonderful life. She would get up at 5 AM, ride her exercise bike for five miles then get dressed and go over to her clubhouse and work on the cardiogliders! She was in her 70's doing this! Then she would go home, take a bath, eat breakfast, and head out for the day...and it was only 8 AM! She played duplicate bridge four days a week, bowled in a league, did Meals-On-Wheels, and was active in her church. She always felt badly that I had so many health problems and she never had one.
One morning, when she was 75 years old, she got out of bed and had a brainstem stroke! She nearly died but fought valiantly. She kept having stroke after stroke, lost her ability to walk and to even swallow! She had to have a stomach tube to be fed for the last 1 1/2 years of her life. She mercifully passed on when she was 78 years old. You know, that really put things in perspective for me. You never know what life holds for you. Even though I had the pain, the hearing loss, etc., I had it far better than my precious mother. Besides, they could possibly find a cause and then a cure for what ailed me.
I never think about how I feel. I just move forward with my life and am so thankful that I can be independent, take care of myself, I can eat, I can enjoy all that life has to offer. Pity parties stopped when I started taking care of Mom. Those pity parties were taken over by sincere thankfulness for my good health!
Now, about the malic acid. I'm sooo glad that you aren't having a real problem taking it. You don't have to eat a lot of food to take it. When I was breaking myself in, I took one pill after breakfast. Then I would take one after breakfast and the second after dinner. When I started three, I took one after breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If that doesn't work with your schedule, just take two after breakfast and one after dinner. I now take four a day...two after breakfast and two after dinner.
I'm glad you hubby helped you out at the doctor's too. It's wonderful to have your spouse be your advocate, too! Give him a hug for me!
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