First of all, I want to again extend condolences to Andrea Boeschaar on the loss of her mother to cancer this past week. Diana, Teresa, and I ask our readers to continue to pray for Andrea. Diana and I know first hand how difficult a time this is to get over our mothers’ deaths.
Weekend topic: Fibromyalgia
If you missed Andrea Boeschaar’s post on dealing with fibromyalgia, go back to Monday of this week. She has a lot of wisdom about dealing with a chronic illness.
When I first got diagnosed with arthritis and told I had fibromyalgia (later confirmed as RA) I was urged to get Arthritis Today the magazine of the Arthritis Foundation. I am surprised by the number of people who do not know about this premier source of information about arthritic inflammatory conditions, including fibromyalgia. The issues are usually pretty evenly balanced among the various types of arthritic conditions. There are a bunch of great resources within the website, including one for ease of use products You can also sign up to follow them for dailytips from the Arthritis Foundation on Twitter.
If you are someone being treated for fibromyalgia, keep in mind that many people with this are eventually diagnosed as having sero-negative Rheumatoid Arthritis. And don't listen to people, including medical doctors(!) who refer to the condition as a waste-basket diagnosis, as someone recently told a friend of mine. One way to keep up-to-date with the research is to get the magazine and to also check the website for the Arthritis Foundation.
Thank you, again, Andrea for opening your heart and sharing your story with us. And we will keep praying as your continue your journey in overcoming, through time, with God's help.
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