Transitions: We get what we expect!
When you think of changes, what comes to mind? You have to get your mindset right in order to be able to positively deal with the change process. On this week, I have been dealing with a lot and trying to deal with the changes that my body is going through as I am learning to deal with Fibromyalgia. This is truly a process. I have been dealing with aching and stiff joints, elevation in blood pressure and adaptation to new medications to help to deal with the widespread pain. On yesterday, I spent the entire afternoon until 8 pm at the doctors getting a full work up getting tests run to see why my body was just haywire. The doctor finally gave me an additional medication (Triamterene 37.5 mg) to assist leveling off the blood pressure and( Meloxicam 7.5 mg) also known as Mobic for the pain that will not interfere with my high blood pressure. I have been looking at the side effects that come along with the medications that include heart attack and strokes. Meloxicam is also more readily used for person with osteoarthritis and inflammation of the joints. Reports have shown that fibromyalgia patients are not really dealing with inflammation. Fibromyalgia really affects the central nervous system and increases ones sensitivity to pain. There has been some positive reports of decreased pain and Fibro symptoms and Meloxicam over extended periods of time as well some not so good reports. I am looking for a good report. I will keep you all posted on how it goes over the next few weeks.
As I try to learn more about the condition and how to better cope. I am trusting God to deal with the changes that I must mentally go through in order to deal with the changes that lie ahead for me. It is very difficult to think that a once productive person that everyone depends could have to be the one depending on others to walk or and complete the other simple things in life that so many take for granted. I find it very difficult to adjust to the situation without a fight. I have to deal with this in a positive way. I have to think on the positive things and positive ways to deal with my condition. It is not easy. I have to be totally honest with myself about the way that I feel, If I want really get better.
I see myself in the future pain free and enjoying life with my family. I have made to commitment to get started with the exercise program as one of my positive ways of dealing with my condition. I have learned that even though it may seem difficult that including exercise in my daily activities is very important in maintain mobility. It is very vital to do what is necessary to beat this thing. As of this date, I have not yet been able to get started with the exercise, but it is near in my future. I will not be defeated. I will not be afraid of what is to come. I am moving forward in the strength of the Lord. I am expecting a great change in my life!
2 Timothy 1:7
King James Version (KJV)
7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.