Hi! My name is Vikki. I am advocating for myself to help with medical, health and monthly expenses. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia earlier this year. Still, I may have been living with this for two years due to misdiagnosis (You have to start somewhere and see several specialists before you end up in the right place). It takes many diagnoses before they can determine the disease. There is no test available you can take to pinpoint it. Usually, only a Neurologist can diagnose this disease with physical and mental assessment. If you saw me, you wouldn't know I live in chronic pain. I look just like any other average healthy person. It's on the inside where I suffer. It depletes you physically, mentally and emotionally.
I am seeking support/contributions to catch up on my financial stability and alleviate the daily stress I am feeling daily. The only thing Doctors can figure out about this disease is that it is triggered by stress, trauma and mental health.
For those who might not be familiar with Fibromyalgia, it is a chronic neuro disease that attacks the central nervous system. There is no cure or treatment. Only pain management and learning to take the symptoms in stride depend on varying intensity. The influx of debilitating, unpredictable flare-ups or "episodes" that I get once or twice a week. It can put me physically and mentally down two days up to a week.
In this post-Covid stage of my "new normal" I am struggling with lack of unemployment funding and job security as I am not at the level of strength I used to be. As this disease is undetectable, hard to treat and therefore hard to medicate appropriately, I am hesitant to accept any jobs that require physical labor.
I appreciate you taking the time to read this. If there is any way you can help, I thank you now and forever...HEART & SOUL!
From me to You. Namaste!