I started this blog in 2010 because of a need to vent about my fibromyalgia and other chronic issues. I continue to blog on health and wellness related issues in hopes I can help just one other person to understand that they aren't alone. I was an RN for 37 years but when I got sick I didn't have a clue about what was going on with me. I still don't at times...I am a work in progress I like to say. What I write about is my personal opinion and probably not backed by medical research.
Saturday, August 3, 2013
13 things you don't want to say to people like us!
I saw this on Facebook the other day and thought hmmm...yep that's me and I get so tired of it...
From Fibro TV
I think this applies to anyone with any type of debilitating chronic
disorder. I was so depressed when I had my first major flare up of the
chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia and heard this crap from coworkers,
family, and friends. I went to see my doctor cause I was rapidly
approaching a decision in my life and Dr. Merrill apologized to me
telling me that he and his partners had grievously misdiagnosed me for
over 10 years or better. I had heard him arguing in the hall trying to
get the nurse to come tell me what he had decided to diagnose me with
and then he came in and told me I had CFS, Fibro, and some other
disorders. He told me it was no wonder I was majorly depressed but it
was the disorders causing the depression not the other way around.
Needless to say having a doctor, husband, and family that understand and
support you makes a big difference in life.
Another meme from Fibro Colors....Share them with others...