Within a few months of seeing me for psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia, my rheumatologist could see how much I was struggling to walk any distance. In fact, it was he who suggested that I get a parking placard for my car and handed me a form with his signature to get one asap. What was strange is that he never discussed use of a mobility aid.
I can’t imagine anyone likes asking for help. I know I don’t. But as the pain and fatigue from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis increased, I had no choice but to give in. I often wonder if it would have been such a painful process had I been warned at the time of my diagnosis. My guess is that….
I was caught off guard by the changes that took place in regards to my relationships with others. As a stay-at-home mother and wife my role was to care for everyone. But that all changed after my body was hijacked by fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis.
For doctors and patients to have a better understanding of how the disease progressing, what could be triggering symptoms/pain, and the impact it is having on the patient’s life they both need to see the full story, not just one day or week of the patient’s life.
Let’s talk about sex!
Chronic pain from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis will destroy your sex life unless you are willing to accept and make changes.
What needs to change?
Things that may need reevaluating are:
Our prescribed treatments aren’t going to help if we are struggling with our mental health. Reasons why therapy is important after receiving a chronic illness diagnosis.
Receiving a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease is overwhelming. There is so much to take in, especially if you have no knowledge about your diagnosed disease and weren’t expecting it.
Instead of waiting until 2020 to set and reach health goals, I am doing it now with the help of a Pack Health coach!
Today I am going to present you with a spring cleaning idea that you may not have thought of…….
Whether it is one single tear rolling down my cheek or many pouring out of my eyes, they still represent the kind of pain you secretly wish upon the wickedest of people.
Between the false hope, my doctors issued and the pressure from friends and family to get better, making changes to how I lived never crossed my mind. But it should have and here is why:
How many times have you explained your chronic illness to someone and their response was “It could be worse”? Those words, no matter what intention they were said with, cut deep into the heart of someone living with a chronic illness. And here is why saying “It could be worse” should be avoided
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My diagnosis of fibromyalgia has been problematic. During one visit I mentioned my diagnosis of fibromyalgia and he said, and I quote “That’s not a real disease.”
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I know that there are times when you don’t feel tough. I also know that there are days when you truly lack physical strength, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t tough.
Today I want to tell you that it is okay to not be okay with traveling during the holiday season! And here is why!
You might think you are comparing apples to apples when you compare your abilities with someone who has the same chronic illness, but it’s not that simple……
Do you or someone you love live with a mental illness? Do you struggle to communicate with your friends and family? You are NOT alone!
Are you ready to embrace 2018 as your healthiest and most vital year yet? Here’s the first gift to help you make this resolution a reality!