Fibro Feelings – Thanksgiving Thanks
Many of us focus more on gratitude this time of year and this year I am thankful for some obvious and not-so-obvious things. One of the obvious things is my husband, The Helpful Hubby. I’m so thankful to have him by my side in sickness and in health…or in my case, in sickness or less sickness =) I’ll stop before I get too gushy for you.
Another one of the things I’m grateful for is my rheumatologist. For years, after moving, I’d gone without one because in the past I’d gotten more fibromyalgia management and treatment from my primary care providers than my previous rheumatologists. After finally needing one a little more, I gave it another shot, got recommendations and found a great person to add to my health care team. He has been able to figure out things that other doctors haven’t and he reacted quickly to my hip pain, even though I wasn’t too concerned about it. I know I’m in a better place with him on my team.
I’m thankful that the NFMCPA has stepped in and filled the void that the NFA has left in the fibromyalgia community, especially in producing a magazine focused on fibromyalgia. I am grateful that The Helpful Hubby and I have the means to travel and see our families every year, as I know not everyone who lives apart from their families is in that position. I can’t imagine going years without seeing our parents and other relatives. Speaking of family, I’m thankful that I grew up eating the delicious pumpkin pie that my mom makes. I thought all pumpkin pie was amazing until I got older and realized there are a lot of pretty bland or burned ones out there. My family likes my mom’s pumpkin pie so much that we eat it for both Thanksgiving and Christmas – topped with a little whip cream/cool whip. I’m salivating just thinking about it!
What things are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
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