Thursday, February 28, 2008

Are you Credible?

Hello Everyone,

I have not posted for awhile. I thought I would just write a few words about credibility. I started off with my title: Are you Credible?

Credibility makes or breaks an individual. You must be honest and upfront about everything in your life. I have tried to be honest with my viewers to help them understand how difficult it is to deal with a chronic illness. This is why I share my own experience, tools, and information.

In order to start feeling good about yourself you have to learn to be honest and upfront about your illness. I know some people have had to deal with criticism, judgment and sometime even loose their jobs. In the end those that are judging them will have to deal with their actions.

It is difficult to accept we are ill, but we cannot start the healing process until we are honest about how we feel. Yes, I have heard many woman state their spouse is not listening or yells at them. Try the following:

1. Go get brochures about your illness and place it in front of them, tell them to read them.

2. Ask them, why were we married? I am suffering from an illness that many people do not understand, please take the time to try and understand what I am dealing with. If my own family does not support me, what am I to do?

3. Do not get angry, sincerity and openness while informing them lays out a solid foundation of credibility.
If your own family does not believe you, seek out friends, doctors, etc.

4. Do not make any promises you cannot keep. If you cannot do the laundry, clean the house, etc., then just let them know. Eventually they will understand and hopefully they will start helping you out.

I just want people to understand that the healing process starts with you acknowledging your illness and sharing that information with your loved ones.

I hope and pray this post has helped someone today.

Fibro Viv

11 comments:

Sandy said...

I feel that I am very credible. I have learned after being ill for so many years that if I want to volunteer for anything, I need to be honest upfront and say, "I would love to help, and as long as I am well, I will be here. But due to the unpredictability of my chronic illnesses, I cannot guarantee that I will be well that day. You might want to have someone as backup in case I can't make it."

To me this is also being reliable. I have went years being afraid to volunteer for anything at all because I didn't want to appear unreliable. I think being honest and upfront like you suggest, is the best place to start!

the fhinix said...

So what path are you taking to heal or do you believe there is a way to heal?

thefhinix - chronic fatigue syndrome treatment protocol

Fibro Viv said...

Hello Sandy,

Thanks for commenting. I agree with you, it is difficult and we do not want to appear as unreliable. I believe you took the right steps. Kudos to you!

Soft hugs to you and may God continue to bless you and yours!

Fibro Viv

Fibro Viv said...

Hello Fhinix,

I am trying everything I can to help myself, and sharing my experience so others can deal with their chronic pain and fatigue. As I have stated in the past, Liquidity International offers natural organic products that are very helpful. I would not mention them if I did not have some hands on experience.

Anything you are willing to share would be appreciated. I want my readers to gain as much knowledge as possible. If it helps, I am very happy to hear about it and share.

I hope and pray you are not suffering from this miserable illness.

Soft hugs and my thoughts and prayers are with everyone dealing with a chronic illness. God Bless

Fibro Viv

Disability Blogger said...

Hi, off-topic, but I didn't see a way to email you. I am building a blogroll for my blog (way overdue) and I was wondering if you would like to be included and perhaps exchange links. I am a former disability claims examiner for social security and my blog focuses mainly on the disability evaluation process (with some news and personal posting included as well). My blog is titled "My Disability Blog" at

http://www.disabilityblogger.blogspot.com/

Fibro Viv said...

Hello Disability Blogger:

I would love to exchange link with you, anything that can help people obtain disability.

Thank you and God Bless

Disability Blogger said...

Thanks for adding me Fibro Viv! I put you on mine as well.

Kim said...

I just discovered your blog, and am so glad I did. I have enjoyed and learned from much of what I have read. You are a real encourager and the Lord is using you in a big way!! God bless you today.

Fibro Viv said...

Dear Kim,

Thank you very much for your comments and I pray my site helps you and many others. If I can be of assistance or you need to talk to someone, please do not hesitate to write to me at my email address: vivswalters@gmail.com.

Soft Hugs and I pray you have a pain free day!

Fibro Viv

Land of Oase said...

Thank you for your sharing, it all took me to the state that i need to be grateful for everything i have. I like the way you keep honest to life and eagerness to share... have a wonderful day...
by the way, i put your site into my blogroll, hope ohters will also inspired...

Fibro Viv said...

Hello Land of Oase,

Thank you for your comments, I have added your blog as well. I am trying a couple of your tips on earning money. Perhaps I can bring in a little income. Thanks for the tips and I enjoyed reading your site.

God Bless