Most people believe that you can’t be in pain or discomfort if you managed to dress nicely and did your hair. You look fine, so you must be feeling fine.
Just because I am laughing and joking around with my friends does not mean that I am well. Just because I am sick does not mean that I cannot be happy.
People with chronic pain or fibromyalgia do things at pain levels others wouldn’t even consider moving at. We do it because, if we don’t, we wouldn’t have a life. This does not mean that we’re having a good day. It just means that we managed to be stronger for that part of the day.
It’s time to retire the “You look fine” rhetoric.