Newly diagnosed and determined not to let this beat me
I am newly diagnosed with fibro having undergone lots of tests including for SLE - I was lucky really as everything else was ruled out and I had a fairly quick diagnosis (though have been ill for around four years, it has got bad the past two). Anyway I am determined this won't beat me (well, at least today, on other days it is a different story LOL!). I am now on medication, seeing a physio (who is also gorgeous - hey gotta get something out of this nightmare!), and following a push from gorge physio, have managed pilates DVD yesterday and today. I have to say if it wasn't for gorge physio I wouldn't have done it - I am so fatigued (just had to up my medication because of it) but I thought positive - start the DVD and if you have to stop, stop. So I did - and I finished it both days. And I have to say it did actually energise me - I managed to put all the washing away which has been there for weeks and make lamb stew and dumplings for tea! Hoorah. If only I knew every day could be like this - will I pay the price tomorrow? Who knows. I am in work so that always kills me off a bit. But I like my New Year positiveness and am determined to carry it on. Therapy isn't the thing for me but I am even considering asking my GP if she thinks CBT will help - don't know whether any of you had benefited? would be good to know. Now I just have to sort out why my liver enzymes are elevated - being on this medical merry go round is exhausting in itself - and get my husband to read through all the fibro info so that he doesn't think I am insane and I will have cracked it (well, like I say for the moment anyway). I know my days of running a 10k have gone but at least today I have run the Fibro equivalent of one and it makes me feel more positive.