Shelbo if you read her post she needs prayers today!

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by hensue, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. hensue

    hensue New Member

    She is in the uk and is from what i understand trying to stay on her sickness benefits.
    her appt is today and she fears what we all fear. They think we are coming off like crazy peple
    with symptoms that wax and wane.
    She is asking for our support and prayers.
    I think today would be a good day if you are a person of any faith for prayers for all of us! special one for her.
  2. Janalynn

    Janalynn New Member

    Thanks for the heads up...
    Absolutely - I have faith so I will definitely send prayers and much positive energy her way!

    Shelbo - if you are reading - remain strong, be honest, be an advocate for yourself, and know that you have many people behind you!

  3. Debra49659

    Debra49659 New Member

    Shelbo I am sending a prayer to the man upstairs just for you!

  4. shelbo

    shelbo New Member

    for your kindness and prayers.... Thanks to those others that also replied to my post about this medical..

    It got off to a bad start cos the family friend who took me had to drop me off cos there was no stopping...I went into the wrong building and was directed to the next building. I was exhausted by the time I got there...I had also got myself into quite a tizz about things that could mkae things worse for I was terrified the place might have been freshly painted or that the doctor would be wearing lots of fragrance...neither of these things was an issue, thank God.
    BUT...the doctor (she was actually a highly qualified nurse) was very nice and kind. I spoke a lot (which I probably shouldn't have) but it's hard when there's limited time and you want to convey how this DD affects you... She asked me lots of questions and was very interested in how the DD affects me mentally... I only lost my train of thought twice...
    I had a little medical examination. I had to stand for a few mins and lift my arms, twist my neck, push her hands away with my hands and put my hands into various positions... I did them all but one (with difficulty)...the one I couldn't do was to twist my hands into a backward postion... I then had to lie on a bed while she tested my legs...I had to push up with my leg as she pushed down...I didn't manage to get my leg very high at all and I could feel it shaking really badly.. The weird thing was when she was doing this to my legs the pain in my neck and back were bad...weird!
    Anyhow, she was sympathetic (even talked to me about her sister's job as a teacher when I told her I'd been a teaching asst. and how her sister has an Ofsted inspection at her school). I thank God I got this lady....she seemed very sympathetic and I felt that she believed me... She even said to me that there are many professionals who believe this isn't real but that it is very real... She seemed to know more than some specialists I've seen...
    I have to wait two weeks or so now to hear... She did tell me she doesn't make the decision, she just writes the report and the decision is made by others. The friend that took me there said they probably have to say that cos there must be some 'bad customers' who when they find out they're being taken off sick benefit go down there and threaten the person who examined them..! :( She seemed to be typing a lot...
    It was hard going out.. I have rosacea too and my nose has been on fire and itching (due to the temperature change...outdoors to indoors and back again...) since I got back hours sounds trivial but it's a horrible symptom when battling exhaustion..thank God it's over now though.. :) I'm so relieved..
    I will let you know how I get the meantime, I want to say thank you so much....your prayers and warm thoughts meant so much to literally brought tears to my eyes when I saw it!
    Love and warm fuzzies, Shelbo :)
  5. mom2many

    mom2many New Member

    So glad you got a great Dr (nurse), she sounds wonderful.
    Do keep us updated on everything.

  6. kellyann

    kellyann New Member

    Hi Honey,
    Sorry you had such an ordeal! I am praying for you! I pray you get the benefits approved that you need. And I hope you can now get rested up and feel better. I know just worrying about something like that is so stressful! I know you are so relieved to have it over with! Just know you are a child of God and he loves you! And he is always looking out for you!

    Sending Soft Hugs!
  7. shelbo

    shelbo New Member

    Thanks for the words of encouragment and kindness...I'm glad I seemed to get a nice doctor/ nurse. I was worried beforehand because I know many healthcare professionals think this DD is all in the head but she seemed to be above that...she actually said to me that many doctors believe this isn't real but that it is... She doesn't make the decision but obviously what she writes must inform the decision so I hope all goes well. It is such a relief to have it over and done with....the anticipation can be worse than the event itself. It was a struggle but it could've been much, much worse...
    Kellyann - I will try to hold onto those words of faith. Thank you. It's hard sometimes to feel God loves me and not to distance myself from him, something I think I have been doing since I got so much worse. Thank you for the nudge... I know deep down God loves me and wants the best for me...I need to hold onto that and pray a little more often and a little more deeply...Thank you!
    God bless, love Shelbo
    Ps I will let you know the outcome - I think I hear in a couple of weeks or so. Please keep the prayers coming for a positive outcome....the thought of having to appeal if they deny is not a nice one for me... Once again, thanks! :)
    [This Message was Edited on 11/28/2008]