Each month, we start our support group meeting with a conversation spark, and then we take it from there.
This Month’s Conversation Spark: Chronic Illness & The Power of Words
- How do you describe yourself when you meet someone for the first time?
- Is chronic illness part of that initial conversation?
- Do you describe yourself in terms of your career, your relationship to your family, or some other external source?
In this session, we’ll talk about the words we use to describe ourselves. These are some of the most powerful words we choose because they tell others how we want to be defined, but more importantly, we internalize those words and live by them as well. We will talk about empowering vs disempowering words and the effect they have on our ability to live full and meaningful lives.
About the DFW Fibromyalgia Support Group
We welcome all with fibromyalgia (FM), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and chronic illness.
Our monthly meetings take place in the Plano / Richardson area (NE Dallas, TX USA).
What is Fibromyalgia?
According to WebMD, fibromyalgia is “the most common musculoskeletal condition after osteoarthritis.”
Patients with fibromyalgia typically experience chronic aches and pain all over their body. Many experience crippling fatigue, even after a full night’s rest. Specific tender points on the body may be painful to touch. They may experience mood disturbances, depression, or have problems getting restorative sleep.
Sat, March 18, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Monthly Support Group Meeting
Starting topics: Takeaways from March 11th’s session with Dr. Spurlock. Formulating a personalize plan of attack.
Have you ever had a doctor tell you that your lab results are fine, but you don’t FEEL FINE!? Have you been told “your lab results are in range” but you still feel something is off with your body? Why is it that so many doctors can’t seem to determine what is wrong with us, even though we are clearly not feeling well?!
If you have a chronic illness, such as fibromyalgia or CFS, it’s possible to have doctors run the standard lab tests and declare you to be in good health, even though you’re still quite ill. So…is lab testing just a waste of our time and money? And if not, how may we approach it so we finally get answers which can help us improve our health?
To answer our questions about testing considerations for the chronically ill, Integrative Medicine Doctor William Spurlock will be joining us on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1pm. More info…