A Word of Encouragement · Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia: Get Your Life Back

“I want my life back!” We’ve all said it. 

I remember all too well that first year of extreme pain when I could hardly move without  having contracting pain in my back. I’m thankful for the steroids that helped me get beyond that; however, I am still trying to free myself from the addictive steroids and I have gained 50 pounds in the process.

I gave up everything that I loved so much.

Children had been my life. Ministering to them was my only desire. But it had to go. Even now I am unable to deal with extra noise and I am unable to move about or get down on my knees to their level. I miss it terribly. But those days are gone. So I take the attitude of the Apostle Paul..

 I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done.  Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage, so that I could gain Christ  and become one with him. Philippians 3:9-11

I truly must say that this experience has brought me so much closer to the Lord. So much so, that I’m a little ashamed that I thought I was doing well spiritually in the past.

Truthfully, we all get to a point in our lives when we are unable to do what we used to do. And God has called me to a new purpose. [5 years ago, there was no time for writing and encouraging you, but here I am writing and encouraging. I never expected that I would be doing this.]

Here’s the thing

We may  not be able to get our old life back, but I believe (with some determination) we can find a new fulfilling life. It’s a different life, but it’s fulfilling. I must work a little harder at managing what I do but it is possible to do it.

From here out, I will be sharing some of the things that have helped me and others to manage their days and thus, their pain. Stick with me on this, okay?

Feeling your pain;

Mandy Farmer








9 thoughts on “Fibromyalgia: Get Your Life Back

  1. I’m glad you reposted this, so that I could find it here tonight! Yes, I agree, that Jesus has become so much closer during these last 2 years since my diagnoses with Chronic Illnesses began. He truly is near to those who are broken. May you be blessed with a Beautiful Christmas!

  2. Pushing forward is difficult, but worth it. Even if it’s just one person that reads your words, that is one person you’ve helped. Keep working hard and doing what you do. You’re making a difference to us. Thank you!

  3. I never thought of coming to a point where eventually none of us can do what we were able to do. We just got to it sooner! I don’t know if God gave me my diseases for a reason but I will say that, just like you said, I never would have become a writer with a purpose otherwise. Stopping by from Chronic Friday Linkup!

  4. “Truthfully, we all get to a point in our lives when we are unable to do what we used to do.”This is so true, Mandy. But God does provide other ways for us to use our talents. Blessings to you!

  5. Beautiful! I love your attitude as you face fibromyalgia and seek a fulfilling life for yourself. Thank you for sharing your heart.

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