I’m amazed I got to 46, had the life experiences I’ve had, and still managed to be that hopeful and optimistic. Then November 8, 2016 happened. Now, I just feel betrayed.
I was diagnosed with lupus 10 years ago and fibromyalgia 3 years ago. My reaction to the fibromyalgia diagnosis was incredulous. I am a master’s educated, licensed social worker and my exact words to my rheumatologist were “Isn’t that a made up disease?”
I thought I knew what to expect when we got on the phone with the credit counselor, after all, I’ve been on the counseling side of this conversation plenty of times. I was wrong. There were some unexpected lessons waiting for me on the other side of this experience that I had not anticipated.