Friday, October 25, 2013

Doctor's Orders: Part 1

My dear friends and readers, I appreciate you all so much.  And, I wonder if any of you have gone or will go through the conundrum I find myself in.  It's hard to even know how to begin this particular blog post.  This is the second day I have tried and my fingers are trembling, but my head is no longer in a fibro fog.

Wednesday, I got back the results of my blood tests.  My liver enzymes are above what they should be, and my blood sugar is too high.  My doctor's instructions via someone that works in his office are to get 30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise five times a week and to be on a diabetic diet.  That sounds great, but my history makes that exceedingly difficult.  I have become convinced that my doctor simply does not understand my history, so I am actually planning on finding a doctor that will take more time with me and that understands Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

There is much more I have to say, but for reasons you will understand later there is more to this, so I will write about this in parts.  I need to protect my emotions, because they affect how I feel physically.   I think many of you have similar stories.  If only our physicians understood.  Meanwhile, please pray I can find the right doctor, one that takes time to talk to me, that listens and understands he or she cannot throw out these blanket "fix-its", that don't fix anything.

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  1. I totally understand. And, its not just the doctors. Many of my friends and family make it sound like if I weren't lazy and would get off my but everything would be ok! They forget how much I always did before I got sick. I guess if you don't have a chronic illness its hard for them to understand. :(

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  2. I know how you feel. Even friends and family make it seem like if I would just quit being lazy I would feel better. Very hurtful and frustrating but I guess if they don't live with chronic illness they can't understand it.

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    1. I feel like some people blame us for being sick, including the doctors. If we had cancer, they would not expect us to do things that make us sicker. If we had heart attacks, they would sign us up for physical therapy. Instead, we are miraculously suppose to handle all this on our own. I have felt so alone for the last two days, except for my husband.

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