Fibromyalgia & Chronic Pain LIFE Summer 2013, Issue 9 - Page 23

From the heart and desk of the Publisher pain established healthy sleeping patterns and exercised; 56% were off pain medications after one year. But Cherie’s story is just as powerful as those statistics if numbers bore you, let me tell you her story. A few years ago, Cherie was a vibrant wife and mom, botanical artist, and certified nursing assistant who was passionate about caring for her elderly patients. When she broke two vertebrae in her lower back while lifting a patient, she didn’t dream the pain would never go away, or that she would receive a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. The increasing Α…₯ΈΙ•‘Ս•‘•Θ™Ι½΄Ν½΅•½Ή”έ‘Ό±½Ω•±₯™”ΡΌ„Α•ΙΝ½ΈΝ‘”‘₯‘»ŠeЁ­Ή½ίŠP‘•ΝΑ•Ι…Ρ”™½Θ„ΥΙ”°₯΅΅½‰₯±”°…Ή‘½Α•±•ΝΜΈM‘”‰••‘•Θ‘½Ρ½ΘΡΌ½Α•Ι…Ρ”°‘½Α₯Ήœ™½ΘΙ•±₯•˜™Ι½΄Ν½΅”½˜Ρ‘”Α…₯ΈΈ ‘•Ι₯”έ…Ν»ŠeЁ„½½…Ή‘₯‘…Ρ”™½Θ„ΝՍ•ΝΝ™Υ°ΝΑ₯Ή…°™ΥΝ₯½Έ°‘”Ν…₯Έ±Ρ‘½Υ Ν‘”‘…Ν••Ω•ΙδΡΙ•…Ρ΅•ΉΠ°Ρ‘•Ι…Α䁅Ή΅•‘₯…Ρ₯½Έ…Ω…₯±…‰±”°Ή½Ρ‘₯Ήœ‘•±Α•ΈM‘”9½άΝΑ•Ή‘₯Ήœ΅½ΝЁ½˜‘•ΘΡ₯΅”₯Έ„Ι•±₯Ή•Θ°M‘”έ…́΅₯ΝΝ₯Ήœ™…΅₯±δ½ΥΡ₯ΉΜ…ΉΡ‘”Ι…Ή‘­₯‘Μ°…ΉΙ…Ι•±δέ½Ι­₯Ήœ½ΈΡ‘”…ΙЁ͑”±½Ω•Έ ‘•Ι₯”έ…́½Έ„‘½έΉέ…ɐΝΑ₯Ι…°έ₯Ρ ©ΥΝЁ„Ρ‘Ι•…½˜‘½Α—ŠQΡ‘…Ёё•Ι”έ½Υ±‰”„ΥΙ”™½Θ™₯‰Ι½΅ε…±₯„½ΘΡ‘…Ёͽ΅•Ρ‘₯Ήœέ½Υ±΅…₯…±±δέ₯Α”…݅䁑•ΘΑ…₯ΈΈΩ•ΉΡΥ…±±δ‘•ΘΉ•ΥΙ½ΝΥɝ•½ΈΑ½Ν•…ΈΥ±Ρ₯΅…Ρմ聉•™½Ι”‘—Še…Ι•”ΡΌ‘ΌΡ‘”ΝΥɝ•Ι䰁͑”έ½Υ±‘…Ω”ΡΌΌΡ‘ɽ՝ „ΑΙ½Ι…΄‘•Ν₯Ή•ΡΌ‘•±ΐ‘•ΘΥΉ‘•ΙΝΡ…Ή‘•ΘΑ…₯Έ…Ή‘•Θ‰Ι…₯ΈΈUΉέ₯±±₯Ή±δ°Ν‘”•ΉΙ½±±•₯ΈQ…­” ½ΥΙ…” ½…‘₯ΉŸŠéΑ…₯Έ΅…Ή…•΅•ΉΠΑΙ½Ι…΄Έ½ΘΡ‘”™₯ΙΝЁΡέΌ΅½ΉΡ‘́͑”έ…́‰₯Ρѕȁ…ΉΥΉ½½Α•Ι…Ρ₯Ω”Έ!•Θ½… ΅•Πέ₯Ρ ‘•Θ‰δΑ‘½Ή”•… έ••¬…ΉΑΙ½΅₯Ν•Ρ‘…Ёё”ΑΙ½Ι…΄έ½Υ±‘•±ΐ₯˜Ν‘”Νх啐έ₯Ρ ₯ΠΈ ‘•Ι₯”­Ή•άΡ‘…Ёݑ…Ё͑”έ…́±•…ΙΉ₯Ήœ…‰½ΥЁ±₯™•ΝΡε±”°ΉΥΡΙ₯Ρ₯½Έ°Ν±••ΐ°‰Ι•…Ρ‘₯Ήœ°…Ή½Ρ‘•Θ‘½₯•Μέ•Ι”₯΅Α½ΙΡ…ΉΠ°‰ΥЁ½Υ±‘»ŠeЁ͕”‘•ΙΝ•±˜ΝՍ•ΝΝ™Υ±±δ…‘‘₯ΉœΡ‘•΄ΡΌ…Έ…±Ι•…‘䁑…ΙΙ₯•…ΉΑ…₯Έ΅™₯±±•±₯™”Έ₯Ή…±±δΡ‘”έ½Ι‘ΜƒŠq$…Έ‘•±ΐε½ΧŠt‰•…ΈΡΌΝ₯Ή¬₯ΈΈ!•Θ½… ‘…‰••ΈΡ‘ɽ՝ έ‘…Ё͑”έ…Μ()½₯ΉœΡ‘ɽ՝ …Ή½™™•Ι•‘•Θ½ΥΙ…”ΥΉΡ₯°Ν‘”…Ρ‘•Ι•‘•Θ½έΈΈ́ ‘•Ι₯”…•ΑΡ•Ρ‘”ΝΥΑΑ½ΙΠ°Ν‘”…₯Ή•΅½Ρ₯Ω…Ρ₯½Έ…ΉΝΡΙՍΡΥΙ”ΡΌ₯΅Α±•΅•ΉΠ‘…Ή•Μ…Ή½…±ΜΝ‘”½Υ±Ι•… ΈQ‘…Ё݅́„ΡΥΙΉ₯ΉœΑ½₯ΉΠ°…Ή₯ΈΝ₯ΰ΅½ΉΡ‘́͑”έ…́½ΥЁ½˜‘•Θ‘…₯ȁ…Ή‰…¬₯Έ‘•Θ™±½έ•Θ…Ι‘•Έ…ΉΝΡΥ‘₯ΌΈM₯ΰ΅½ΉΡ‘́΅½Ι”°…ΉΝ‘”έ…́½™˜Α…₯Έ΅•‘₯…Ρ₯½ΉΜ°‘…‘Ι½ΑΑ•„±½Π½˜έ•₯‘Π°…Ήέ…́₯Έ½΅Α±•Ρ”½ΉΡΙ½°½˜‘•ΘΑ…₯ΈΈ ‘•Ι₯”…‘΅₯Ρ́͑”½Υ±‘»ŠeЁ‘…Ω”‘½Ή”Ρ‘₯́έ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁ„ΡΙ…₯Ή•Α…₯Έ΅…Ή…•΅•ΉΠ½… Έ%ӊéΉ½Π„•Π΅έ•±°΅ΕΥ₯¬Ν‘•΅”ΈQ‘”Ρ‘₯ΉΜΝ‘”±•…ΙΉ•…Ή₯΅Α±•΅•ΉΡ•…Ι”‰…Ν•½ΈΝ₯•ΉΡ₯™₯Œ…Ή΅•‘₯…°ΑΙ₯Ή₯Α±•Μ°…ΉΡ‘•δέ½Ι¬ΈM‘”™••±Μ±Υ­δΡ‘…Ё‘•Θ‘½Ρ½Θ­Ή•άΝ½΅•½Ή”έ‘Ό‘…ΝՍ•ΝΝ™Υ±±δΙ•…Ρ•‘•Θ½έΈΑ…₯Έ΅…Ή…•΅•ΉΠΑΙ½Ι…΄…Ήέ…́Ή½ά½…‘₯Ήœ½Ρ‘•ΊѼ‘ΌΡ‘”Ν…΅”Έ ‘•Ι₯”‰•…ΈΡΌΥΉ‘•ΙΝΡ…ΉΡ‘…Ё‘•Θ‰Ι…₯Έ₯́ݑ•Ι”Α…₯Έ₯ΜƒŠq™•±Π³Št½ΘΑΙ½•ΝΝ•ΈQ‘₯́‘•±Α•‘•ΘΝ•”‘½άΡ‘½Υ‘Ρ́…Ή‘½₯•Μ΅…­”„‘₯™™•Ι•Ή”₯Έ‘½άΝ‘”•αΑ•Ι₯•Ή•ΜΑ…₯ΈΈ9•…Ρ₯Ω”…Ή™•…Ι™Υ°Ρ‘½Υ‘Ρ́…ΥΝ”Α…₯ΈΡΌ™••°΅½Ι”₯ΉΡ•ΉΝ”°…ΉΑ½Ν₯Ρ₯Ω”Ρ‘½Υ‘Ρ́‘₯ΝΡΙ…ΠΡ‘”‰Ι…₯Έ™Ι½΄Α…ε₯Ήœ…ΡΡ•ΉΡ₯½ΈΡΌΑ…₯ΈΈ%ӊé½Ή”½˜Ρ‘½Ν”‰Ι…₯ΈΡ‘₯ΉΜ‘•Θ‘½Ρ½Θέ…ΉΡ•‘•ΘΡΌ±•…ΙΈΈ ‘•Ι₯”‘₯͍½Ω•Ι•„‘½ΝЁ½˜Ρ‘₯ΉΜΝ‘”…Έ‘Ό‘₯™™•Ι•ΉΡ±ηŠQ‘½άΝ‘”‰Ι•…Ρ‘•Μ°έ‘…Ё͑”•…ΡΜ°έ‘…Ё₯΅Αɽٕ́‘•ΘΝ±••ΓŠQ±½Ρ́½˜ƒŠqΡΙ₯­ΟŠtΡΌ΅…Ή…₯Ήœ‘•ΘΑ…₯ΈΈ ΥЁέ₯Ρ‘½ΥЁ„½… ΡΌ‘•±ΐ‘•Θ₯‘•ΉΡ₯™δΑ…₯ΈΡΙ₯•Ί…ΉΝ½±ΥΡ₯½ΉΜ°Ν‘—ŠéΑΙ•ΡΡδΝΥΙ”Ν‘—ŠeΝΡ₯±°‰”Ν₯ΡΡ₯Ήœ₯ΈΡ‘…Ёɕ±₯Ή•Θ…Ή™½ΥΝ₯Ήœ½Έ‘•ΘΑ…₯ΈΈM‘—Šé•ΝΡ…Ρ₯Œέ‘•ΈΝ‘”Ρ…±­Μ…‰½ΥЁݑ•Ι”Ν‘”έ…́…Ήέ‘•Ι”Ν‘”₯́Ή½άΈƒŠq$…Έ΅…Ή…”΅δΑ…₯Έ½΅Α±•Ρ•±δΈ%Έ™…Π°$‘…Ω”‘…έέ₯Ρ ΉΌΑ…₯Έ°…Ή$Ή•Ω•Θ‘₯‘…Ω”ΝΥɝ•Ιδ‡Št •ΙΡ₯™₯•‘Ι½Ή₯ŒΑ…₯Έ½…‘₯ΉœΑΙ½Ι…΅ΜΥΝΥ…±±δ±…ΝЁ½Ή”ε•…ȁέ₯Ρ ₯Ή‘₯Ω₯‘Υ…°…ΉΙ½Υΐ½…‘₯Ήœ‰δΡ•±•Α‘½Ή”ΡΌΑΙ½Ω₯‘”½…‘₯Ήœ…ΉΝΥΑΑ½ΙЁ™½ΘΑ•½Α±”₯Έ‘Ι½Ή₯ŒΑ…₯ΈΈ)I•‰•„0Έ ΥΙΡ₯Μ° °₯́ё”AΙ•Ν₯‘•ΉΠ½˜Q…­” ½ΥΙ…” ½…‘₯Ήœ°έέάΉΡ…­•½ΥΙ…•½…‘₯ΉœΉ½΄ΈMΥ΅΅•Θ€ΘΐΔ́₯‰Ι½΅ε…±₯„€˜ ‘Ι½Ή₯ŒA…₯Έ()1₯™—Š€Θϊ((0