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Thursday, 28 January 2010
Bouncing Like Tigger!
Hello My Darlings,
Have you all missed me, tee! hee! I thought you all would be by now!!!!!! Well I'm ok and the family are fine, they are all still alive, so they haven't annoyed me that much!!
Went off to the hospital today to see the Specialist and finally got diagnosed. It's only been nearly five years since I became ill. I have no idea how many doctors I have seen over that time period, but it's a lot. I woke up this morning bouncing around the house like I was Tigger.
Francis was glad to get me to the hospital, although I do think that secretly he was hoping that the doctor would section me and he could have a quiet life for awhile.
So I get to see the Specialist and she tells me that it is definitely Fibromyalgia. After running a round of some of the most extensive any doctor has carried out on me, I have had blood works to look for liver and kidney function (I was only born with one kidney, which is one reason why I don't do alcohol, too risky), mineral levels, iron, potassium, etc,red cell function, cancers (although I couldn't help thinking that surely that would have shown up a few years back if I had it.) Scans for brain.(most surprised they actually found one) heart, lungs and my whole body looking for arthritis and rheumatism and tumours. Not to mention a whole load of other things that passed over my head she finally looked up and smiled and said.......
"For a woman with Fibromyalgia and a rather severe case you are in excellent health, even your heart is doing well, considering the problems you have had with it since childhood"
I laughed what else could I do, as I have said before we were certain that Fibromyalgia was what has been plaguing me for years now, it was nice to know that on the whole I am in excellent health and that I was right.
We chatted for an age and she is very pleased that I am losing weight and that I have such a positive outlook...I MAY HAVE FIBROMYALGIA, BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE ME!!! I told her that and she likes it. We talked about what is my next step and I asked about swimming, yoga and pilates. She says I can get back in the pool as soon as I am ready.....
I'm READY.....I'm READY......I'm READY....look out pool here I come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She actually suggested that I do pilates, as she feels that yoga is too tough on the joints for people with stupid fibromyalgia. Now I need to find some where to go and learn pilates. But in the mean time I am to start with stretching exercises and I can use my stepper machine I think it's proper name is a latteral thigh trainer.
So this is to be the second stage of my recovery....
Keep up with the diet. Start to gently exercise. Get in the pool.
She was pleased that I have come so far in such a short time and basically told me to keep up the good work, positive attitude, and that while she can't really give me any treatment except pain management, should I get worse I can go back and see her any time, just call the clinic.
So lots of good news from me today and a second phase of recovery. I can't tell you how happy I am about this. Am bouncing around like Tigger......still.