This is my first ever attempt at blogging so bear with me as I struggle through being “The Newbie”. I suppose I should take a little time and introduce myself first and foremost so those reading this have some idea of where I am coming from and who I am.
My name is Vicky, I am 47 years of age, married for 26 years, three children, 2 beautiful granddaughters, and I love animals. I was adopted when I was 6 weeks old and am so thankful for my parents (my Father is deceased and my Mom is still living). I owe them so much, but I’ll get into that part of my life another time. I am thankful for every day I wake up alive even with all the pain and heartaches that life hands all of us.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2004, but believe I had it many years prior. I was always in pain, couldn’t walk across the room without feeling as though I was going to collapse, I was depressed, I had poor sleep, migraines, and I just pretty much didn’t give a hoot about anything. I went to my Doctor and literally begged him to run every test there was; HIV, Hanta Virus, West Nile, Lupus, RA, Cancer, hepatitis, Crohn’s, MS, and anything else he could think of. I told him I did not care about the cost, I simply wanted to know what was wrong with me. When all those came back negative, he conducted the trigger point test on me and not knowing what he was looking for, I was tender in all points and he informed me that it was Fibromyalgia.
My Dad had passed away in 1997 and am just certain that is when this all began to manifest itself. I thought I was handling his death and I was nowhere close. My life since 1997 has been like a tornado that destroys lives so frequently where I live. I almost gotten divorced because of what Fibro brings to ones life, I’ve been on and off of so many different meds that I should own stock in some pharmaceutical company! LOL I have so much to write about, my head is full of things that I feel might be helpful to someone else. I won’t fill this blog with too much as want you to come back and visit and see what else I have in store.
Thank you for taking the time to read this first blog attempt of mine. I’m hoping to gain some insight from all of you as well. It’s a new day tomorrow and hopefully a better one than today! My best to each of you and carry on! 🙂