|What's Your Scleroderma Action Plan?|
|Friday, 31 August 2012 17:28|
Living with any serious disease or condition like Scleroderma, is without a doubt, difficult. It is not hard to understand either, that we often can lose sight of what is important, including our way. We may also fall into to a false sense of security about our condition, worsened by ignorance of the facts and the reality of our situation.
Today, we would like to encourage you ultimately have Faith and never lose hope. Faith and hope though, are meaningless without action. If you have not done so as yet, develop a long-term plan for dealing with your Scleroderma. With time and effort, a well formulated plan can help you understand and monitor your progress and quality of life.
Here’s a simple, yet effective framework for getting your plan together: Define, Discuss, and Determine!
As with most other plans, it is important to first develop a thorough understanding of your current condition. Start with what type of Scleroderma you have, along with its associated symptoms, complications, and more. Research and collate what you can. Our own website and many others can help tremendously in this regard.
Next, it would be important to determine what your options are. They should be based on what your current resources (financial, physical, human, or otherwise), capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses are. Talk to your doctor about available treatments and possible courses of actions. Feel free to talk to other Scleroderma patients, as many have tried different techniques and strategies for treating, coping with, and managing their Scleroderma.
With an in-depth understanding of your condition and assembling what your available options are, decide upon and determine a plan of action for managing your Scleroderma that is uniquely suited and tailored to you.
Your plan should include a long-term goal and a number of contributing objectives. For instance, “I aim to live a full and healthy life, despite my Scleroderma”. Your objectives might then include;
It should also include your desired course of action, and what you would do to ensure that you’ve successfully completed those actions, thereby measuring your success and ability to execute on your plan.
Well, with your plan in hand. The only thing left to do is execute! Here are a couple tips for doing so.