Hello Just joined the group.
I was diagnosed with Fibro Nov 17, at the same time I was diagnosed with an immune deficiency.
My life much the same as everyone's is a busy one. I play a lot of sports work hard and try to maintain a social life. I always wondered why when I was ill (which has been most of the time), injured or even after a small amount of exercise I would take longer to heal/recover then everyone else. was I weak? was I not as fit as everyone else? maybe I just didn't have the will power everyone else had? these feeling as well as many others have had a negative impact on the way I see myself, yet I continued to push through (I'm a little stubborn) I never thought for a moment that there may actually be something wrong with me.
After the boss at my current job told me I was not eligible for a pay rise because of my sickness I decided to take action and find out what was going on inside my body. I eventually went private after the GP told me it was normal to get the Flu (the actual flu), shingles and mumps in the space of 2 months. after tests and several hospital visits I was diagnosed.
OMG! I'm not weak, I'm not unfit and I definitely do have as much will power as everyone else. I couldn't believe after all this time I have an explanation! the negative thoughts about myself were unfounded!
My first feelings were sadness and anger, how could I have been let down so bad by my GP, how could I have let myself think all these negative thoughts for so long. Now I'm feeling positive, there are changes I need to make to my life and treatments I need to have in order to get better, but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I'm not saying that tunnel wont be a long and painful one but I'm gonna do it!
Sorry for my rambling post, I havnt really had anyone to talk to about this who will understand.
I hope you are all as well as you can be
Look forward to hearing from you