Having Fibromyalgia can be challenging. These are a few of the challenges that we face on a regular basis.
Having brain fog can make you feel like an uneducated person. I often forget words, or have difficulties understanding people when they talk. I’ve had it so bad that in the doctor’s office with my teenage daughter, she had to answer all the questions for me. I even forgot her name. That’s really bad.
Pain changes you irreparably and in ways you couldn’t imagine. Days fade and bleed into one another, constantly in pain with no true respite. The pain eats at you day after day in an never-ending cycle. I often feel so useless and like a burden on those I love. I hate that my husband who has his own physical health issue obligated to take care of the majority of daily tasks because I’m in too much pain to help.
Not having the energy to keep up with housework. My husband and I works all day. It zapped all of our energy so the dishes didn’t get done, nor did the vacuuming, dusting, etc… I have such terrible fatigue. I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck, and our house is in disarray. So we rarely, if ever, have guests because it’s humiliating to live like this.
It is perfectly normal to mourn the old life you had before Fibromyalgia. Just don’t forget to rejoice that you still have a life.
Take care of yourself
Having Fibromyalgia can be challenging. Your physical and mental health is more important than your career, money, other people’s opinions, that even you said you would attend, your partners mood and your families wishes, combined. If you ignore your physical and mental health you will lose your career, money, etc. anyway. If taking care of yourself means letting someone down, then let someone down.