Fast forward to 2011...The "good" days are very few and far between. I saw a chiropractor to get adjusted, but that was way too much pain to endure and seemed to make it worse. I saw several doctors and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis last week. I have been trying to process the news, but it's been hard. I know this may seem like it isn't a big deal compared to cancer, but it hurts. It hurts REALLY bad. I can't really explain how it feels to have chronic back and hip pain. It's horrible. I can't walk straight. I can barely put my shoes on. I can't be the mom I should be for Harper. I can't get on the floor and play with her. Some days I can't even pick her up without cringing in pain.
It may seem like I am exaggerating, and I really really wish I was. I don't know where to go from here. I haven't even called the doctor back since he left me a voice mail with the diagnoses. It shouldn't be that hard to call him back, but honestly, I'm scared of what he is going to say. With that said, I need your prayers. A miracle would be nice, but I can settle for some pain management. :)
Have any of you or someone you know gone through this or anything similar? I would love your input and what worked and didn't work for you. I want to be the mom and wife I should be. It's hard to be that person emotionally when I just hurt so dang bad!