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Today’s guest is Kathleen Tysinger. She’s here today to share the story of her fibromyalgia diagnosis. She went from having a busy life, to dealing with the emotional and physical changes brought about her diagnosis. 

Kathleen was raised in a Christian home and it laid the foundation for her faith-centered adult life. She’s a wife, and mother who had her world turned completely upside down by chronic illness. She always prided herself on organization and productivity, but in 2015 she went from being incredibly active, to being hospitalized with a mystery illness and in immense pain. She was eventually diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia. Needless to say, her life is now completely different than it used to be. 

Listen as she tells the story of the dramatic, life-changing diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.

In this episode Kathleen also discusses:

  • Her active lifestyle and Type A personality prior to her illness
  • Going from the girl in control, to the girl with no control
  • Wrestling with God over her illness, diagnosis and condition
  • The more she surrendered, the more control she had over things……the paradox.
  • The fears she had for her future, her marriage and her ability to parent
  • How she questioned God’s goodness, when she had been previously trusting God with her life.
  • The hard days - what they looked like and what they felt like
  • Sometimes you don’t look sick, even when you are at your lowest point
  • Lessons learned from being still
  • The long-term outlook she has after dealing with her illness
  • Why she needed prayer for more than healing - she needed a heart shift.

 

 

Having this diagnosis and living with chronic illness isn’t easy. There’s the constant temptation to wish for life to be the way it used to be. However, when you understand that God has a plan to use you through your present circumstances, you can actually thrive in less than desirable circumstances.

 

 

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