Please feel free to add lightbulb moments here along with mine - what it's like finally accepting one's dx and what that is REALLY going to mean - in reality - not fantasy land.
I can no longer work full time. I accept it.
I can no longer run my business , because the quality would suffer as well as my health.
I have to take a nap everyday - my batteries start sputtering after 3 hours or so on my feet .
For me, having fibro means more lifestyle change - it means a commitment to stretching - moving - paying attention to what I'm putting in my body , mind and spirit -
It means more stillness - saying NO to people - putting up an imaginary shield that bounces others' stuff right back at them - "sorry you forgot your basketball bag sweetie - no, I'm not running it to you - I'm in pain and need to lay on this heating pad".
It means actually going to the Dr and taking some meds for this rather than continuing to let the quality of my life, and my family's life be affected.
To adjust my thinking to "healthy body, healthy mind. healthy spirit" rather than - "sick, weak, burden, hardship"
SO - a year after my initial dx - I gave up all my business - no more new - I kept 7 of my easiest, favorite clients and of course, the camp. I will be a little old lady and still working out there - having a hot cup of coffee from a cabin balcony watching the sun come up...........my goal is to be on a horse again by the end of summer -
I think I finally got it thru my head - the more you run from it - the faster it catches up to you -
What would you say the most beneficial lifestyle change is ?