Thank you @Jennipain for sharing a little about yourself! W

Thank you @Jennipain for sharing a little about yourself! We love getting to know our moderators better and we hope you do as well. -Team SG

_1.__What is your idea of perfect support? To have someone listen to you.
__2.__What brought you to To give and receive help from my issues.
__3.__What is the one thing that helps you best handle the life or health issue you are dealing with? Not dwelling on them and keeping my mind positive at all times.
__4.__What is something you are working on to better yourself? To slow down and realize I am not wonder women.
__5.__Which (living or dead) person do you most admire? I have to say my mother who is alive dealing with major health issues in a positive way.
__6.__What is your greatest extravagance in terms of mental or physical health? I have not drank in over 4 yrs.
__7.__When and where were you happiest? When I am in nature and near water it makes me feel calm.
__8.__If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? To change my health.
__9.__What is your most treasured possession? My pup Jack
__10.__What is your motto? This too shall pass.

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J0eker's picture
Jan 19

Lolli, I remember when I was diagnosed. The Rheumotologist walked in the room and stated, " you don't have FM, you're under 50, you're not over weight, and most importantly, your a guy." 10 minutes later she changed her mind. Then it came to convincing the rest of my medical team and anyone to do with insurance or disability.... no chance. The biggest lesson I have learned was actually from my pain doctor who suffers from Chronic Pain himself. With men it is all about will power. The minute we feel weak we loose the will to push through it, it become the excuse. When he is in a good spot you need to help your husband find the reason that you can remind him of in those bad time for him to literally will himself through it. Now don't get me wrong, there will be sometimes where you just need to let the guy mop around, everybody needs that. But with the right push, we can push through just about anything.

Lolli355's picture
13 hours ago

Thank you so much for your words. I cannot tell you how many times we were told by doctors that it was all in his head and to ‘suck it up’. I have watched my hubby grit his teeth in obvious pain but insists he was just fine. His entire family refused to believe him which brought on more emotional pain. We have been refused disability too but we are strong and we shall prevail inspite all of the obstacles. I have been accused of ‘mothering him’ and if that’s true well so be it. I will do it again when he needs it as he would for me. For those people I have no time. Our motto is “Don’t sweat the small stuff, and it’s ALL small stuff!”

1 hour ago

You know there isn't much I wouldn't give for a definitive diagnosis all I have is a rather intimidating list of observed symptoms two of which are supposed to be impossible and course unknown


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