This post is the first in a month-long series. You can read the rest of the posts here.
If you missed yesterday’s post, I kicked off this series by announcing that my “new normal” may be called fibromyalgia. Karen has a great post on her blog that explains fibro from a sufferer’s point of view, if you’re needing education like I did.
While I’m waiting on that phone call from my doctor regarding all the blood tests, it seemed like a good day to talk about my symptoms.
In February of this year, I began having dizzy spells and felt more exhausted than I thought I should. In March, I started having pain/tingling in my left arm. From there, it has progressed to wide-spread muscle and joint pain, an achy, flu-like feeling, weakness in my hands, unusual skin sensitivity, light sensitivity… Good times, y’all. All these symptoms come and go randomly.
I started with my general practitioner, saw a neurologist, then another neurologist, and finally, got to a rheumatolgist yesterday. I think I’m in the right place now, and the point is that whatever the diagnosis, this condition isn’t going away, save a miraculous healing from God. (And who would turn that down?!) My job is now to fight with all my might while learning coping skills to adjust to life as it is. What a dichotomy.