May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day.
There is nothing worst to have a disabling illness and have people tell you to your face that it’s not “real”. You are suffering every minute of every day and people simply dismiss you for being too weak or dramatic.
“Sometimes monsters are invisible, and sometimes demons attack you from the inside. Just because you cannot see the claws and the teeth does not mean they aren’t ripping through me. Pain does not need to be seen to be felts” – Unknown
It’s hard for anyone too understand what’s going on with inside our bodies when we don’t fully understand it ourselves. That is why I am learning to be honest about my pain and fatigue to my loved ones, so that they understand more about my condition.
To friends and family please be patient when someone suffering from Fibromyalgia is having an off day.
In my case, I’m never symptom-free. Even on a “good” day.
If you have Fibromyalgia and feel alone, know that thousands of men and women suffer in silence. I have Fibromyalgia too and I’m not so silent about it either. So if you need to talk, please don’t hesitate to give me a shout.
On June 2nd, I will be joining my friends to walk for Arthritis and Fibromyalgia research. It’s only 1km, but when you suffer from these illnesses, most of us can’t walk very long without being in excruciating pain and our legs can no longer support us. If you would like to help our cause and help further research, please click here and support my friend’s team.
Help us make this invisible illness visible. Show your support and share the awareness.