And welcome to this team of great folks who happen to have an assortment of painful inflammatory and joint diseases. First; you'll never find a more supportive, less judgemental group of people anywhere.....so feel free to come here for information, support, advice and just good old friendship......anytime!
In reading your posting, one could jump to the conclusion that, since most of us are on the path to weight LOSS, we would love to trade places with you. A medical condition that causes weight LOSS......Wow!!
But the truth is that.....any condition that is painful and changes our metabolism higher or lower....and makes us suffer in any way --- is not to be taken lightly or to be desired.
You're right about challenges we are given in life! Each of us handles them in their own way. I'm in the stage, same as you, where I'm frightened of what the future holds for me. I'm trying to work it through.....with meds, counseling and sheer determination. Also, getting a dog (a lifelong dream.....) was the best thing I ever did to keep me moving. I'm retired and could easily sit still and veg out...because it hurts less NOT to move. But knowing that I have a little life who depends on me for her exercise, 'etc'. is a driving force to get me out of the house 4x a day, EVERY day. And that's better than nothing. And little by little, I'm adding other forms of movement and exercise.
We're on this 'journey' (I hate that word....can you think of another???) to good health, better mobility, positive thinking etc.....together.
So again, welcome to our 'tribe'.....come often......post often and we'll be here for you.
"Finish each day, and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can."
Happy is the day I'm pain-free
| current weight: 235.0