I read a great fact based article today about this condition and why it’s predominantly women who get diagnosed. I absolutely do agree with the hormone link and why it’s again predominantly around middle age, but there are a few exceptions as there is with most conditions, ones that fall outside the ‘norm’. Read more here
I know why I developed it, I have spinal disabilities and had major surgery on my spine to correct the twisting and collapsing of my spine. My dad also has ankylosing spondylitis, another link to why I developed this, it’s in my genes. I am certain if we all reflect on our family history and health we can work out why us?
This condition does not have a cure, it’s a chronic condition. It will not kill us but it DOES have a serious detrimental effect on our quality of life. We CAN however takes steps to improve our quality of life; keep diaries of our condition, what we eat and drink, sleep journals, activities we do, how we feel mentally and physically. From this we can work out what is toxic and needs to be removed or reduced in our lives in order to improve our symptoms. This IS going to be a challenge, if it was easy none of us would be suffering!
I will not give up this challenge, why? Because this is my life and I will live a good quality of life. The best that I can.
Are you with me? Or are you prepared to give up? Trust me I have been to hell, I’ve suffered so much pain, given up so much of my old life, landed in the gutter so many times.
I WILL NOT GIVE UP, NOT UNTIL I AM OLD AND DEAD. BECAUSE IF I HIVE UP I MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD.