Don't Give Up on Us

Accept the fact that I am sick and I will show you that I’m still capable of many things despite my illness.  Ignore my illness and treat me as if I’m simply crazy or lazy and I will disappoint you countless times.  In the lives of those who are chronically sick acceptance and understanding means hope for a better tomorrow. We’re not asking for you to throw us a pity party and we’re not looking to be saved.  All we want is to not be shunned for having an illness that we have no control over.  No one in their right mind would ask to have a chronic illness especially an invisible one like Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ME or Lupus.  The only thing worse than having an incurable disease is having one that no one believes is real.  Not to mention one that has no effective treatment.  We didn’t choose these lives, but it’s what we were given and we’re learning to accept our fate and live our lives as best as we can.  Our goal is to keep living…keep surviving even though we’re faced with the thoughts of wanting to die on a regular basis. We don’t want to give up, so please don’t give up on us.


I stumbled on your blog just a few short minutes ago. I couldn't have said this any better. I was diagnosied a year ago. Dispite being in pain I still get up go to work take care of my kids and get through the day as normal as possible. Yet my husband doesn't understand this illness and thinks that I am just being lazy. Believe me I wish that was the reason. I'd give anything to make this just all go away!


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