Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Another Fibro Update

A few of my coworkers have been trying to get me to go to their chiropractor for months and months now. The chiro is apparently quite amazing - with a varied background and a wide variety of treatments to be able to fit almost any need. Since these coworkers and some of their friends/family have also had success seeing this guy, I decided to finally take the dive. I have an appointment after work next week. Unfortunately, it's 35-40 minutes southwest of work, and over an hour south of my house (probably an hour and a half in traffic). That's part of the reason I was hesitating for a while. The other reason is that for someone like me, it is exhausting and often very frustrating to go to so many doctors and specialists, only to be let down most of the time. But, if you don't try to find those who really do work, then you'll never resolve what's going on. So, I finally took another leap and I'm hoping this will turn out to be a good leap.

One of my friends sent me the link to one of her friends's blogs. I was very touched to read her story and learn of what she's been dealing with lately - just recently diagnosed with Fibro too. From her site, I've found links to several other great and helpful things:

But You Don't Look Sick

Spoon Theory

50 Ways to Help a Chronically Ill Friend [taken from Lisa Copen's book "Beyond Casseroles: 505 Ways to Encourage a Chronically Ill Friend" or visit the author's website]
I started to reprint some of this list here, but decided against it. There are so many that I really think are helpful, it was too hard to choose. Please take a moment to read it thoroughly or at least skim it. It is extremely helpful.

I've had a really rough couple of weeks. I don't admit to be perfect... I'm an imperfect human being who is a sinner... and I admit that I have not been clinging to the Lord nearly as much as I need to be. It takes so much work sometimes just to get up and get moving, and stay moving throughout the day, that "going through the motions" is just about all I can handle for a while. That's not a good excuse, and I intend to work on it. I'm spending a lot of time praying, meditating, and in quiet stillness, but not nearly enough time in God's Word. I'm trying... often failing... and learning more about trusting in him each new day.

1 comment:

melody said...

Rochelle, thanks so much for the sweet comment on my blog :) I'm so glad Monica gave you the link.

I'm so sorry to read that you're struggling a lot right now. I'm right there with you. I've taken a quick look at your blog and really look forward to reading more when I have a bit more energy. Seems like you're another "kindred spirit" when it comes to chronic illness...

If you ever have questions, need someone to commiserate with, etc feel free to email me at