How Fibromyalgia Has Changed My Life
Hi my name is Virginia Patterson. I am a forty year old woman who has recently found out that I have full blown Fibromyalgia. There is no cure for this disease. Fibromyalgia has changed my life forever. I have had to learn to cope with Fibromyalgia, discover how to reprioritize my life, and had to set new goals for my future.
I have had to learn to cope with Fibromyalgia, especially the pain. Some days are good days and then most are bad days with dealing with the pain. There is some memory loss. Sometimes I have a hard time just remembering what happen last week. My vision has gone from 20/20 to using reading glasses to sometimes having very blurred vision far and near. I have lost muscle and joint movement and some control. Some days I just do not want to move due to so much pain in my joints and muscles I just feel like giving up. While coping with Fibromyalgia, I have also had to discover how to reprioritize my life.
I have had to discover new ways to reprioritize my life by doing things a lot different to cope with all the pain from Fibromyalgia. I have had to redo everyday chores like, cleaning house, washing clothes, and even taking showers or a bath. Most of the time I have someone help me out with regular house hold duties, but it is really embarrassing to have to have someone help me bath. I have found ways to catalog memory and had to write down in a calendar book what things are coming up such as, doctor appointments, homework, and even birthdays. My granddaughter has really put me in focus of what I need to do in the future. I am trying to make my life simpler for when I am unable to do for myself completely. I want to live my life as normal as possible as independent as I can. I spend as much time with my four year old granddaughter as much as I can. She is really my inspiration to keep going and getting up every day. I will continue to fight this disease and be...