MAMADEE's Blog ~ SP Day 5501
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 10:40PM
KEEP CALM & FIGHT FIBRO
This says so much!
Today was FIBROMYALGIA AWARENESS DAY
And I even wore PURPLE from head to toe, all day today!
Fibromyalgia is a pain in the...
(Oh SO VERY TRUE!)
fibro is not for wimps
Everybody hurts some of the time,
ALL OF THE TIME
I have FMS, what's your excuse?
Isn't it funny how I don't look sick,
& you don't look dumb?
Fibromyalgia may be invisible...
but, I'M NOT!
My illness is real.
If FIBROMYALGIA was visible,
THIS is what it would look like!
It's a tough life to have so much pain every single day and yet others tell you that's not true! My own mother refuses to believe FMS is even real ~ and she's a registered nurse! She also says EDS isn't a real thing and whatever problems we think it causes are all just in our heads! (Me & at least 4 other family members do have EDS, medically documented ~ she still doesn't believe)
I've spent so much of my life being told what I know is real, really isn't! Decades of hearing it! Decades of fighting it! I have been treating it, learning how to live with it... with all my chronic and/or autoimmune and/or genetic ailments. But, for me, it's time to be more open and more vocal about it to the rest of my very large family! Mom may not like it, nor me; but that's nothing new.
There are, however, lots and lots of younger family members who NEED to know about these ailments. Why should they have to spend so many years searching for answers?
Work on being in love
with the person in the mirror
who has been through so much
but is still standing.
I AM STILL STANDING!
(I saw this on the SP Friend Feed earlier - posted by @SISSYFEB48 - and it instantly 'spoke' to me! I had to save it! )
Til next time,