|Ozzie Osbourne with his son Jack|
It is easy to allow a chronic illness rob you of your life especially when suffering with a life altering illness like fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia seeks to demand our constant attention since we must manage metamorphasizing symptoms that change character, severity, and location every hour of each day. Fibromyalgia's chronic symptoms seek to erode our attitude and our quality of life, but that's only if we allow that to happen. We are in control of our destiny despite the unexpected roadblocks that appear during this journey. When we feel discouraged and our attitude is down in the dumps it is beneficial to discover how others are dealing with their roadblocks. We may not be able to do what others our own age do, but we cannot give up our life for this roadblock called fibromyalgia. This challenge seeks to find out what we are really made of and how tough we really are: we are warriors.
The strategies in my toolbox are to avoid negative thoughts and situations that breed negative thoughts, focus my time on the things I really love to do, surround myself with positive people, and seek out the wisdom of others that suffer with a chronic illness. I am interested in knowing what strategies you keep in your toolbox . . . . Blessings to all you warriors as you go through each day!