I guess I belong to the multiple-issues club as well. It certainly makes life a challenge, but it has also helped make me who I am. Some of the the list is below. There is more, but it is awfully boring:
Anterior Cruciate Ligamant injuries in both knees Allergies (seasonal, food, environmental, and medication) Anemia Arthritis (osteo and rheumatoid) - I need both knees replaced. Asthma (rescue inhaler and steroid inhaler) Bursitis (chronic in both elbows) Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Chronic Bronchitis Chronic Sinusitis Compression fracture in my back Depression Exzema GERD Generalized Anxiety Disorder Gluten intolerant Hiatal Hernia Hypercholesterolemia PCOS Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
So how do you deal with the day-to-day stuff of getting on with life despite the challenges? For me, some days are better than others, but the majority of the days have been pretty good. I have to remember to make sure I don't have a recto-cranial inversion, stay positive, and try to make other people's days better so that my own can be enriched.
Best wishes to all of you!
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Told ya it was a lot! Most of these things I've had for years. Fibro was probably the first one and that was dx about 20 years ago. Even if I lose weight, a lot of these will still be with me, but hopefully get a little better. I hate to list those things b/c I'm 39 and people always say, "How can someone your age have all of that already?" I wonder that too sometimes! I sure hope I don't have to tack anything on to the list as I get older!!
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PCOS Asthma (have to take preventative steroid 2x per day to not have attack) Herniated s1 disk in my spine
Surprisingly with the above issues and my limited mobility at times, my body has been doing pretty well, my blood pressure is back to normal, my kidney function is improving (was on too many meds that messed with them, and got things changed around) and now I'm just dealing with my fall allergies, but I'm about to start allergy injections which will help a lot.
We do what we can around our issues, I believe we all can still accomplish our goals if our hearts and mind are set on it.
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Its sounding like a number of us are dealilng with several health issues while trying to improve our health.
Who here has multiple medical issues?
My list is: PCOS Pre-diabetic Bronchiectasis (permanent injury to the lung - I'm more likely to get ill) Chronic Fatigue (CFS or ME) and just since February Cronh's disease.
I'm bloody exhausted with it all. Thank goodness I use spark. A place to put down my thoughts, connect with other's struggling and use the nutrition tracker so that I make the best nutrient rich, calorie poor decisions that I can (at least most of the time!).
What's going on for you?
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