After years without a severe flare, I had forgotten how bad things could get. Now, I remember and I am ready for a change…
The first few years after I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia were rough. But after settling into a routine and helping teachers and friends understand how to help me succeed with FMS I eventually began to step out of the constant fibro flare. By the time I went to college I had my FMS under control. Occasionally a late night or miserable weather would throw me off but, after some solid rest and wise decision making, I would feel better.
At the beginning of the month I had an assignment due and I did what it took to get it done. Since then my body has done all in it’s power to remind me I cannot afford to put work, or much else, before my health. I haven’t been to work for a normal day in over two weeks. I work from home as much as I can but my brain can’t seem to think in numbers. The fibro fog tries to make its way into my life but I’m fighting.
I tried to make an appointment with my specialist but his secretary told me I’d have to get his approval and give up my already scheduled annual December appointment in order to meet with him on such short notice (we’re talking two weeks out). I think this low-information diet Timothy Ferriss suggested has backfired**… I must have missed a memo. Did the United States already switch to a universal health care system? Are healthcare appointments now rationed?
In an effort to get help asap I have decided to turn to my family doctor for help. I called for an appointment but he was completely booked so I made an appointment 10 days out and started scheming up ways to survive until then.
**In all reality I recommend Timothy Ferriss’ low-information diet. Try it for a week. It has helped with my fibro fog and decreased my stress. I am more productive and less overwhelmed. The diet I created for myself is not as strict as the one he discusses in The 4-hour Workweek but I’ve enjoyed it.