Most people have no clue what it’s like to have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. Went to the doctor today for my annual physical and realized I hurt all over. Any where he touched, it hurt. I am definitely in a flare up mode right now, brought on mostly by myself. The move, bending, packing, unpacking, putting thiings away, lifting heavy boxes of clothes, I thought by now it would be better. Instead it has gotten worse.
Having Fibromyalgia is like walking around all day with an all over ache, sometimes better, sometimes worse. On a bad day, it’s all I can do to get out of bed, but I do. My attitude is, it’s there, it’s always going to be there, so do what you have to do.
When I can’t do that, is when I have Chronic Fatigue. I am so tired, and brain fogged I can’t think straight, can’t concentrate, and I lose the day, or week, or month. Either you can’t sleep, or even when you do, you wake up exhausted and there isn’t a darn thing you can do about it.
I have been living this way for so many years that it’s part of me. It just is. I accept that, and I try to keep my spirits up. If I can’t do anything, I read, or take a nap, if I can. When I feel better I can get more done in one hour than I can in days. That’s just the way it is.
I’m thankful I am here. I am grateful for everything I have and can do. I’m grateful that my husband understands and gives me time and space and love.
I wish the medical profession would pay more attention to Fibromyalgia and find something to help with the pain. It is real, it hurts, it’s debilitating.
Thanks for listening.
Keep love and kisses in your life. Helene Moore