It's kinda like this--I am a huge proponent of using exercise to help treat fibro. I am not sporty. I did not exercise pre-fibro. I spent all my time in rehearsal rooms, dark theatres or libraries. No walks, bicycle riding, organized sports, nuttin'.
When diagnosed, my rheumie prescribed water-aerobics. Time passed, several years of it, and finally with both time and money on my hands, I joined the YMCA and took a class. I never looked back. Now, exercise is the primary go-to of my treatment plan. I wave my poms-poms here about
the benefits that even 5 minutes a day will bring to both pain and energy deficit.
We all like to beat our own drum with our own preconceptions about
how life works. Being human, we also believe that the way everyone else perceives the world is exactly the same. And I am seriously guilty of wearing this type of blinkers occasionally, and creating an over-simplification of a complex issue.
However, people are in different places, with different physiologies and conditions and backgrounds and lifestyle. Different interests and different beliefs and very different issues that elicite a strong emotional reaction all impact the way we process information. I realize that my use of exercise is made possible by my
location, age, education, lifestyle, my overall health, my family and job choices, etc. It does no good for me to assume that everyone has made my choices and lives my life. All I can do is put forward what works for me, and take pleasure when someone else finds a treatment plan that works for them.
I believe we have mentioned all of this to you before, and gotten the same debate of medical fact versus treatment regimens. Madness is doing the same thing, but expecting a different outcome.
I wish you luck in managing your condition.
On Edit: Much as I might tout exercise, a physical therapist will echo my sentiments. A dietician will point out diet strategies. An herbalist will show you natural remedies. A doctor will prescribe medicine; relaxation is assigned by a massage therapist. You get my point. One is not inherently better than the others, but we ALL have an affection for the one that replicates and endorses our world view.
The problem comes when some insist their worldview is far superior to others, and, in fact, the choices of others are wrong.
Post Edited (Myself 09) : 8/31/2015 7:41:05 AM (GMT-6)