Monday, August 17, 2009

3 years ago today

3 years ago today...

...I felt horrible tingling in my left arm

...I got totally freaked out and worried

...I ran down the hall to a coworker who encouraged me to talk to a chiropractor because it could just be a pinched nerve

...I felt much better after seeing the chiro who also thought it was a pinched nerve

...I started to wonder after seemingly a gazillion treatments why the tingling/pain was spreading

...I got some weird other symptoms and started seeing another specialist

...I got poked and proded and had a ton of tests run on me

...I wondered where all this all-over constant body pain came from

...I started reading books and doing research online

...I wept when I read a story that was absolutely me

...and that person had Fibromyalgia

3 years ago today this adventure started. I don't know where it's taking me, but I know Who is with me all the way. He's never changed. He's my only constant. I don't know where I'd be without Him.

3 years ago today, my life changed. And I will never be the same.

And I thank God for it.


Deb said...

I also remember the asleep feeling/tingling. A migrane started coming on also. I went to my Chiropractor assuming I had a pinched nerve. SHE drove me to the ER because she thought I was having a stroke. ER Dr. admitted me in the cardiac unit for observation overnight. Guess what? No stroke, couldn't figure out what was wrong with me. The next day the tingling sensation was spreading. I called and talked to the ER nurse. She told me to come in right away. They checked me for MS. The result was negative. Thankful for a friend whose husband had FM convinced me to see his Rheumotologist. I was diagnosed with FM. That was 6 1/2 years ago.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

The end of your post made me think of Romans 8:28. Blessings to you.