Day 4 – Learn

Day 4 – Learn

fmsLearning to accept that something happened in your life that made life very different and far more difficult, than what it was even a few weeks ago is very hard. Part of the problem of being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia is the fact that no one knows what it is and you can’t hold out your arm or leg and point and say there… or there… because there is no there.

Then you get the well meaning people who try to help, such as a very lovely physiotherapist who did help me to physically walk again after my fall, but when it came to Fibro she was lost and confused. We would have conversations that went something like –

physio: where is the pain?

me: everywhere

physio: but it must start somewhere…? (looking at me expectantly)

me: erm no! Not really!

physio: there must be a place where it is worse than others?

me: no…not really!

physio: oh! well i am not sure what else i can do then!?!

And that use to be it and i would leave and after a few sessions like this i didn’t go any more because there was no point.

Right now in the world of the Fibro-mites everyone is learning, the health professionals and the patients themselves. But learning about what you have is probably the best thing to do. However once you have lots of knowledge, i would advise that you learn to be wise and decide, which bits of all that ‘stuff’ and sometimes ‘nonsense’ is just that – ‘stuff and nonsense’.

Personally i would learn to listen to your own body, your own mind and your spirit for they are telling you something isn’t good and if you listen long enough they will begin to tell you how to fix it too.

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3 thoughts on “Day 4 – Learn

  1. I’m constantly amazed at how few people are willing to even try following the advice in your last paragraph. On the other hand, it does require a lot of courage and determination to do so. Hats off to those who are willing to try.

  2. Good advice Beverley, learning to listen to our own bodies …Sometimes that is the only way forward.. I know it took months even for my own GP to really listen to me! 🙂

    1. The Dr’s are learning to right now and i know my Dr is more than happy to take on board any advice that she thinks would help other patients with Fibro x

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