Pain makes my mind and body exhausted, drained of all energy. Pain puts me to sleep. Pain wakes me up. Normal people are sleeping right now, not sitting in their living room, in pain, writing a blog. Pain rules.
Living in pain is very exhausting. I often find myself drifting to sleep during the day when I should be awake. Pain often permeates my dreams, takes over and wakes me up in the middle of the night. Pain rules and it’s an never ending cycle.
When you struggle with chronic pain, it takes front and center of your life story.
It’s not just pain. It’s a complete physical, mental, and emotional assault on your body.Jamie Wingo
When you have Fibromyalgia you face two battles. The first battle is the disease itself. The second battle is living in a world where so few people know what you are up against and so few believe what they can’t see. Unfortunately, pain isn’t visible.
People cannot understand how someone can be in pain all over their joints and muscles every single day. It’s relentless. Even I’m sick of me complaining every day.
People also struggle to understand how you can look healthy, but feel like shit.
It’s time to be gentle with myself and remember that I’m doing the best I can.