“My Journey Through Fibromyalgia:
Rumors, Ravages & The Rescue”
IS NOW ON AMAZON!
My book has finally been released! It has been such a long journey — over 6 years to write my book. This was hard. I suppose it’s always hard to talk about about your fears, your pain and your battles. But, I did it so that those of you who are suffering the ravages of this disease could benefit from my own experiences.
I’ve already received so many emails from ladies who have read my book, their words have touched my heart while bringing many tears! There were many times while writing My Story I decided to push it aside – sometimes for weeks – sometimes for months. It was always during those times when I would hear God’s voice in different ways saying this was a story that could help so many — a story that had to be told.
If you have never been on my blog before, I want to take a moment to tell you a little about me. I am Nancy Alexander and I have lived with Fibromyalgia since I was 28 years old. I’ll soon by 67 years old.
I am married to the man of my dreams – my Knight in Shining Armor – Steve Alexander. The ravages of Fibromyalgia almost destroyed our marriage, but, thanks to God’s faithfulness and His hand on our lives, we share a beautiful love story between us and the Lord we love and serve.
We are also blessed with amazing Christian sons who married the women of their dreams – beautiful, caring wives who have given us 5 of the most precious grandchildren we could have ever imagined.
Now back to how Fibromyalgia almost destroyed my life and all I hold dear.
After becoming almost totally disabled for close to 5 years, I had to make a decision. I had to fight for my life! I had to make a conscious choice about how I was going to deal with it. I’ve chosen to live positively and to fight back – to fight with all the strength I can muster up, which….sometimes isn’t much.
Sure, I could have given up and lived my life alternating between the bed and the couch. It was hard to get up; it was hard to function as other people around me did; honestly, that wuld have been the easier choice.
There is a difference between living my days in bed giving in to Fibromyalgia and making that conscious choice to ACTUALLY LIVE!
I am “ACTUALLY LIVING” in Anderson, South Carolina with my hubby, Steve and our fur baby, Jenna. We have 2 amazing Christian sons married to the most beautiful wives (inside and out) who have given us 5 of the sweetest, mose precious grandchildren ever!!
I have received emails for more years than I can count from women who are fighting the same or similar battles as me. They are hurting… in pain, they tell their stories over and over again to many doctors in the medicat profession who don’t believe they are physically ill, but mentally ill.
I know how devistatingly hard that is, because the same thing happened to me. Then, you face family and friends who find it hard to believe you can feel well one day and not able to get out of bed the next day.
I want to help YOU! This is what God has called me and my husband, Steve, to do. That is why we shared all the intimate details of my (our) story. We both want you to know that you CAN overcome! You CAN get help! You can have a career and you can succeed in reaching for and grabbing your dreams. I know — I have done that! Do I still hurt? Yes, of course, I do! Do I give up anymore? No, absolutely not! I run a very successful online business as I have learned to manage my health and my symptoms in such a way that I do have a happy, fulfilling life.
I would like to give you an opportunity to read the first part of my book at no charge — the Prologue and Chapter 1. Maybe you’ll decide thie book can help you and want to read more. I’m praying it will make a difference in your life; I pray that you’ll be stronger and you’ll fight for all the help you need.
Love & Blessings, Nancy
To read the prologue and the first chapter of: “My Journey Through Fibromyalgia: Rumors, Ravages & the Rescue”,
Here’s What Dianne Dennis had to say about my book:
“Nancy, It was an honor to read your book! I started reading Monday night and even though I knew the outcome I was not able to put it down! I read through page 108 until I couldn’t stay awake any longer! These are the words that came to mind as I read your story; resilience, compelling, moving, inspiring, heartbreaking, hopeful, insightful, honest, revealing.
You are one of the most resilient people I know! To live through what you have is mind boggling. I just wanted to reach out and hug you when you felt so alone and misunderstood. I am so happy you finally found some relief and a physician who cares for you and that you and Steve found support and love again!
God bless you and Steve for sharing your struggles and story. It is going to help and inspire so many! Nancy I am so thankful to God that you are still with us!
I can not wait to purchase the hardcopy! May God continue to bless you and Steve!”