Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fibromyalgia Update

I just really don't know what to say in this regard.

I know some of you read this blog for my talks on Fibro, but I found myself getting repetitive and boring.

I can't come up with anything original on this topic lately - I'm just like those of you who have chronic illnesses and are trying to survive {or sometimes thrive} in life. There are some really, really good days and there are some really, really hard days.

People are still often surprised to learn I have it or good friends who know I have it but learn more specific details about it, because I do so much that they find it hard to believe.

I don't know how I do what I do outside of the goodness & grace of God, because there's otherwise no rhyme or reason to how I'm not in bed constantly or depressed regularly as a result of all the pain and fatigue.

I struggle because I want to be completely real about it, but I also want to be and am someone outside of just my Fibromyalgia. It doesn't define who I am. I don't want to talk about it constantly or remind everyone that I have it. It's an invisible illness for a reason. It's not up to me to remind everyone I'm in contact with daily that I am in regular, constant, all over pain.

Besides, who really wants a constant complainer nearby?!

I'm trying to not bring down every conversation with what I have to deal with daily, because trust me, it's not something everyone wants to hear. I know how depressing and discouraging it can be, I don't need to drag others down with me. I'd much rather encourage and uplift them in any way that I can. I'd prefer to use what I've learned and how I've grown as a means to impact people's lives.

If my story can even remotely influence how they keep perspective on their own life, can help remind them that God is using their lives no matter what they are going through; can help us grow in character, patience, humility, and compassion; or can be used to bring glory to God in any way... then it's completely worth it.


I'm not kidding.

But here's where I'm at with things physically right now... medications, doctors, workout programs, nutrition, etc, has all been put on a back-burner for a while as I just try to make it through for a bit without major upheaval. I need a few more constants in my life at this time.

Alas, there's just not a whole lot to say about it. I'm persevering the best that I can, with God's strength. That's all I can manage for the time being.

I appreciate so much all of you who care about this aspect of my life! And I hope I'm having even one iota of an impact, even when my posts are pictures of friends babies, what we did over any particular weekend, or some other random life update. Because this blog is about so much more than just my Fibromyalgia.

It's about me.


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