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Monday, July 10, 2006

The latest news...

Sometimes I can’t believe how fast time flies. Thought I’d update everyone on my results…

My head CT came back clean which means that if I feel like I’m going crazy, it’s just me, not my brain… :) On Thursday I had an appointment with a Rheumatologist who confirmed that I have Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS). I surprised myself by feeling okay with this outcome. It could’ve been a lot worse, so I am grateful that I have something that can be managed but I’m still trying to comprehend that I’ll have this for my entire life. If you’re interested in learning more, here a couple of good links:



Both pages have solid info except that the Arthritis.ca page is incorrect in saying that it is more common in those over 50 years of age. In fact numerous sources have stated that in usually occurs between the ages of 20 and 50.

Right now I’m in the process of setting up a plan for managing my symptoms. Ideally, I’d like to do this without being on meds, but until I get things under control I have to take a t least one. The specialist changed my one crucial medication to one that is non-habit forming. It takes longer for my body to adjust so I felt so groggy this morning. Nothing better than waking up at 6am on a Monday and not being to move very much. So wish I could sleep till 7 every morning, but that’s not likely to happen very often.

Meanwhile, I have some good news… I am taking some time off work soon and will be in Victoria from July 28th to August 4th (going back to Vancouver on the 5th). So I’ll be around lots if anyone wants to get together. I’d love to see as many people as I can (without overdoing it of course), so please let me know.

Until then, I’m just trying to get through work each week. I’ve been feeling a lot better these days which is a good sign the meds are working.

But I am so looking forward to some serious downtime… :)