Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Fibromyalgia

My mom has fibromyalgia. It turns out she's had it most of her life and not known about it.

I still remember a very serious conversation the two of us had when I was in high school. She mentioned that cruise control is one of the most important things I should look for when buying a car. "Otherwise," she said, "you're going to have a real hard time driving for long distances when your leg starts to hurt really bad."

For the longest time, I worried about ever having to get behind the wheel and drive across a few states without cruise control. Only later, did I realize it was because she always hurts and didn't know why.

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh no! Did she just find out? Your poor mom! "Mama Duck"

Loralee and the gang... said...

My dad had it, and beat it, at 65 years of age (after trying EVEryThing else the Dr's suggested)with a combination of acupuncture and diet supplements. Have her check in to the alternatives; that's my suggestion. So sorry about her pain
:~}

Nathan said...

Rachel - Yeah, it stinks, right? She's known for a few years. Not fun.

Loralee - That's good advice. I know she's been trying a few things. I'll see if she's tried the alternatives.

No Cool Story said...

:( That makes me sad. I can't imagine being in pain all the time.