Christmas and Fibromyalgia

I hope everyone had a great Christmas despite Fibromyalgia.  I had an awesome time with my family, but of course I’m in a really bad flare now.  That’s just a part of life with Fibromyalgia.  It’s so annoying, but what can you do?  Life isn’t easy anyway and life with a chronic illness is worse, but yet there are still worse things in life so we just have to keep on keeping on.

Most of my gifts this year were centered on the Fibro.  My mom gave me a neck and shoulder massager which is totally awesome.  The biggest gift was seeing that my mom has finally accepted that I’m sick.  I know that this is a big step for.  She’s been in denial for so long now because she feels like it’s her fault that I’m sick.  It’s nobody’s fault…it happens.  Many of my friends and family members have really showed me that I finally have their support and understanding and I can’t think of a better way to start off the New Year. 

What did you all get for Christmas?  How do you feel now that it’s over?

Can I Run Away Now?

Do you ever get the urge to just run away?  Do you just want to run away from the pain and everyone around you so that for just maybe one moment you can breathe?  That’s what I’m feeling right now.  The pain is too intense to be able to handle the normal life stuff and everyone is pushing me over the edge. I just want to run away from everything, but especially the Fibro.  I just can’t handle it today, not with everything else going on.  We all know that we don’t have that luxury though.  We can’t just run and hide from the pain and other frustrating symptoms.  Our only choices are to stand tall and fight back or lie down and die.  I’m trying my hardest to stand tall and fight, but on days like this it’s so hard.  I guess that’s why I write more when I’m in a flare.  It’s my own personal escape, my release. I don’t know how I’m going to make it through the day, but I know that somehow I will make it through. To all of those who are sick and finding it hard to make it through the day may you find the strength you need to keep fighting and the courage to keep on keeping on.   

Strange Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a pain in the ass and everywhere else.  We are all very much aware of this.  It restricts everything we do in some way or another and makes our lives a living hell, but we deal with it and somehow we manage to make it through the day.

We’re all are familiar with the pain and fatigue, but what about the other stranger symptoms that aren’t talked about as much?  Since my journey with Fibromyalgia began I have experienced random nose bleeds, oh so sexy hemorrhoids, my skin feeling like it’s going to peel right off and all of a sudden I seem to talk backwards on occasion. There’s more but the Fibro fog is starting to take over now. It was months after my diagnosis before I realized that all these strange symptoms were a part of Fibromyalgia.

What strange symptoms do you experience?  How long did it take you to realize that they’re all just part of this beast we call Fibromyalgia?