Happy Monday ya’ll!
The story I am about to tell you is a sensitive one. In 2011, I was attending Texas A&M obtaining my teaching certificate in Art K-12. I was maintaining a 4.0 g.p.a., substituting full time while suffering from Fibromyalgia. I should point out that during this time, my doctors were not listening to me.
I distinctly remember thinking that I should have listened to my mother all along. My mom had suggested for me to take up teaching, because teachers were needed. She was a teacher for over 40 years and always thought I would be a good teacher. All I had left to finish my certification was a teaching internship, and one more class!
As the days carried on, my pain level was increasing as were my work hours. Exhausted, ankles swollen, barely able to walk or talk, I soldiered on. Dale would be speechless at the sight of my legs. From the very beginning, he was my biggest cheerleader to continue my education. Now I found him begging me to consider other options.
I was so stressed that I went to bed in tears. I prayed for answers. It wasn’t a decision that I made lightly at all. Ultimately, I had to quit school and substituting due to Fibromyalgia. Two children approached me the day before and told me how much they loved having me as a teacher. My heart was broken to realize that I would not be returning to the classroom. It would be a couple more years before I would learn and curse the name, Fibromyalgia. I went through a huge depression until I decided to start writing as a form of therapy. I know I am not alone out there.
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Rachel Barclift, has been suffering from Fibromyalgia for many years. She went to the doctor, never finding any answers for years. She went to one doctor who told her the pain was all in her head. In 2011, she finally found a doctor that believed her! She was officially diagnosed by her rheumatologist and she was so relieved! She writes blogs in hopes to help others find positivity.