Waking up in pain

Waking up in pain is now routine for me. This is due to Fibromyalgia. It’s not uncommon to be waken up with severe pain, unable to move or breath.

Getting out of bed is torture. Reaching for a piece of clothing left on the floor I almost fell unconscious. I took my pain pills and I’m now waiting for them to kick him. I write this blog while in pain as the pain today is more in along the entire length of my spine and into my rib cage. My hands are okay to move.

On weekends, it is easier to take care of oneself and wait the pain out. On weeks days it’s not so easy has you still have to get yourself out the house and on the way to work. Not many workplace will be okay with you waiting for the pain to lower before making it to the office.

Living with so much pain can make accepting your situation difficult. I think that’s understandable. No one wants to live with severe pain on a regular basis.

I hurt at places you couldn’t imagine, at a level beyond your comprehension. If you could feel this pain for just a day you’d see how strong I am!


I speak up about Fibromyalgia because I hope that people reading this blog will know they are not alone. I also speak up because doctors don’t tell you how your every day life will feel like. The only way to truly understand this illness is to speak up and read the experiences of others. That is how we learn about common issues.

Waking up in pain is no fun at all.

My pain does me no good unless I transform it into something that is. So I hope people watching it who do struggle with chronic pain know that they’re not alone. It’s freeing for me… and I want people that struggle with it to hear me.

Lady Gaga

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