It's been about 6 months since I've been around. I went back to work full time in May. Trying to juggle FT work, life and fibro has been a challenge, but I did it!! And I'm thriving!!
Am I in pain everyday?? Yes. Am I beyond exhausted?? Yes. But, has my depression disapated?? absolutely!!! I no longer worry about how much I'm going to hurt. I know I will and I have to move on.
My husband got laid off the day I went back to work. So now I have NO CHOICE but to work full time. Does it cause me anxiety??? You betcha!!! We are now living on 1/3 of what we were making a year ago and barely getting by.
Things have been very very tough. But there are millions of folks going through what we are going through.
So, back to the subject matter... How was Healing Well one of the greatest gifts in my life??? Because I learned that having fibro "isn't a death sentence but a life sentence". I learned A LOT about this syndrome from this forum. But mostly.. I learned that having the support of loved ones and others that suffer from this crazy ailment is exactly what I needed to move forward and not to allow Fibro to paralyze me. I learned how to develop a relationship with my doctor and how to get proper meds to make it possible to get back to work.
Best of all this forum gave me a great friend that I will cherish forever. She knows who she is.. and she has become the closest thing to a sister that one could ever ask for. The gift of this friendship has created a support system unlike any other. Having the support of someone that suffers with the same illness can change your life and should never be something that is taken for granted. I know that this friend relies my me as much as I rely on her for support, a laugh, or just knowing that she needs me to help her through tough times. She gives me a reason to get up and get going sometimes. I want to thank her for the day she sent me an email to ask a question... we have emailed each other every single day since then.
Now I'm contemplating starting a support group in my community. This is something I never thought would be possible a year ago.. but now.. I feel I must do this to give others the gift of support.
So the next time you wonder... what is Healing Well doing for me?? think about my story. A woman that didn't know if she would ever be able to be productive again did it and it was all because I found a great support system, like this forum. But always remember... support and friendship is a two way street.. you have to be willing to be there, to help and love these people that show you how much they care by sending you a reply, an email, a smile or a tear.
Though I haven't been around for the past few months, I thank God everyday for this forum. I haven't forgotten any of you. And I thank all of you for giving me the hope and strength to get up and get going.
Love to all... And thank you!!!!!
Fibormyalgia, 4x Lyme Disease Survivor, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Dyslexia, 2 Lumbar Disk Herniations, Allergies, Bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel, Psoriasis.
Meds = Elavil, Tramadol, Xanax, Lipitor
"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" - author unknown