Grief is a natural response to the realization that you
have an illness effecting every area of your life. You may experience losses that may include giving up the job and income you depend on. The number of losses,large and small, may accumulate and become overwhelming. There may be other losses throughout the course of FMS. Acknowledge those losses as they occur and allow your self time to grieve. Small losses may only cause hours of grieving, while larger losses
will take longer.
All losses will require adjustments in your thinking and lifestyle. The stages of loss and grief are the same stages you would experience if you suffered the death of a loved one: denial, bargaining, anger, depression, and
acceptance. In the case of illness, acceptance often
means restructuring life to accommodate the illness.
A LIST OF GENTLE AFFIRMATIONS:
I am strong and can take control in my life
concerning this disease.
I am capable of solving the problems facing me.
I am able to meet the challenge of this illness.
I am capable of taking charge of my illness.
I love and believe in myself at all times.
I love and accept myself just as I am.
I am learning to relax and let go.
I am making time for rest and relaxation.
I am willing to ask others for the support I need.
It's okay if I make mistakes. I don't have to be perfect.
My inherent value is not dependent upon what I can do.
"I pray that according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you bestrengthened in your inner being with power through his spirt" Ephesians 3:16
G O D
L OV E S
Y O U!
He loves you so
much he gave his only Son that
you might live eternally.
NEED A LIFT?
No one can make you feel inferior
without your consent.
We can not always choose our path in life,
but we can
choose how we will walk in
it - as victims
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I have noticed in much of my reading that many people feel that those of us in chronic pain just need to pray harder and believe and we will be cured of our pain. They seem to feel that our faith must not be strong enough if we still are in pain or worry or are stressed.
Well, I am here to tell you that I am not cured, but I am healed. God has heaped blessings on me as a result of my fibromyalgia that I could never have imagined. My faith is stronger than it ever has been, I am more compassionate and caring, I am more assertive in my own health care, I no longer take my health for granted, I have met so many wonderful online friends that I would have not known had I
not developed chronic pain. How can I be bitter about something that has made me so much better of a person and a much better Christian?
My faith is strong, but I am still in pain, but that is okay for the benefits of a spiritual healing far outway those of a physical cure! May God bless each and every one of you.
I was listening to a lady who called a radio pastor. The pastor was a wise, grandfatherly gentleman who has that calm reassuring voice that can melt all fear. The lady, who was obviously crying, said, "Pastor, I was born blind, and I've been blind all my life. I don't mind being blind but I have some well meaning friends who tell me that if I had more faith I could be healed."The pastor asked her, "Tell me, do you carry one of those white canes?" "Yes I do," she replied. "Then the next time someone says that hit them over the head with the cane,"He said. "Then tell them, 'If you had more faith