My Fibromyalgia Story

So living with fibromyalgia is probably the hardest thing anyone can do in their life. I have been struggling with fibro since I was ten years old. I will tell you the story in a minute. But this condition is so bad at times and hurts me so much that I wouldn’t even wish it on my worst enemy.
So here is the story. When I was ten years old I started having problems with my knees. They constantly hurt and I couldn’t get them to stop hurting. I went to a doctor who took x-rays and told my mom I had no cartilage in the knee joints and that is why they hurt so bad. He said the bones where rubbing together and if I didn’t do something about it I wouldn’t able to walk by the time I was out of school. Bummer isn’t it.
Well I went on doing the things a normal child would do and the pain kept on doing its thing. After I few visits to see my dad in Arizona I realized that when I was there my knees didn’t hurt as bad as when I was in Virginia. In Virginia I was wearing two knee braces and having a hard time walking every day. So I made a decision, it was time to move to Arizona.
I called my dad and asked him if I could come live with him because I couldn’t stand the pain anymore in Virginia. He said yes I could but I would have to wait a year so he could buy a house and get ready to have a child in his life that he had to raise. So I waited. When the summer came around I was ready to move and I did. I was only 14 years old or so. My mother didn’t much care for the fact that I wanted to move but she didn’t understand that I was in pain.
I got to Arizona and started all over with my life and after a few months of living there I realized I wasn’t using the knee braces as much as I had in the past. I was feeling good and didn’t hurt that bad. Life was looking better and happier for me. I went to a doctor in my town and had my knees looked at and he said that the cartilage was fine in my joints. He couldn’t see anything wrong other than a few fractures in the knee caps. But those didn’t cause the pain. That was good news to me.
After I graduated high school I moved to another town in Arizona to go to school for auto/diesel technology. While in school I was under a lot of stress and wasn’t eating or sleeping write and the Personal Injury Claim Settlement Process pain started to come back and this time it was a lot worse than before. Every year that went by more and more of my body started to hurt. It was really getting to me and causing me some problems.
One day it all came apart. I had a car accident while I was working for a large car manufacturer as a test driver. I fractured my sternum and dislocated a disk and vertebrate in my lower back that paralyzed me for a few days until the swelling went down. I was having such a hard time dealing with the back injury and the pain of the fibro that I just couldn’t handle it anymore and was admitted to a mental hospital for severe depression.
After I was released from the hospital I moved back home and started treatment for the back injury and for the depression. I was off of work for a year while the doctors tried to figure out what was wrong with me besides the obvious injuries from the car accident. I was poked, prodded, inspected, and x-rayed until I glowed in the dark and looked like a pin cushion and nothing came up positive. The doctors had no idea what was wrong. So one of them said “Hey maybe its fibromyalgia”. Could it be, said the other doctors. It was something they hadn’t seen in someone that was only 22 years old. They said this is an older person’s disease not a young person.
That’s when I started to become the test dummy for new medications for fibro. I have had it longer than anyone without using medicine and I was younger than most people so my body could take all the meds they were going to give me. I will tell you this, having fibro the way I do make’s you very interesting to doctors in this field. Workplace Injury Compensation Calculator They loved to see what would happen if I was on this drug or this drug or this one. How does it affect you, are you still in pain? Yes I was and yes I still am to this day. But the drugs I tested as a young man have made life a lot better for other people with this disease. I am proud I could help them out by suffering so much.
I control the pain as well as I can. I am on meds to help but it is always going to be there and there is nothing the doctors can do to stop it. I wish I could go back to the days when I didn’t hurt so bad and enjoy my life a little better. But I can’t so I push on. Every day I get up and go to work and do my best and every day I try to get my internet marketing career off the ground so I can do the things I want to do instead of working my life away. All my doctors say fibro won’t kill me but there is only so much pain and exhaustion the body can take. That is why I don’t want to have to work for someone anymore and want to go live my life as a free man.
I want to do things I haven’t done. I want to see things I haven’t seen. I want meet people that I haven’t met. I want to live with this disease not just exist with it. I would love to get out there and meet people that have fibro and tell them my story. I want to let them know that life will go on but it might be a little slower than they would like. But I will tell you this, you see so much more in slow motion then you do in fast forward. So this disease is a blessing as well as a curse.
My story will continue on as well as everyone else’s with fibro and I will make the best of it, just as I always have. So if you like my story leave a comment and please come visit my site D & D Gecko Ranch to see some of the things I am doing even with this crazy amount of pain and while you are there buy something. It will help me to get out of this job and do the thing I want to do. And tell a friend or two or two hundred about this story. It may not be the best but it’s my story and I am proud that I have been able to do what I have done with fibromyalgia.

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