Fibromyalgia Poem

I find a lot of comfort, strength and hope in reading poetry, especially poems about fighting and surviving Fibromyalgia.  It’s easy to get depressed and lose hope, but we have to keep on keeping on no matter what.  So many with Fibromyalgia have lost their lives because they simply had no more strength to keep fighting…they just couldn’t bear the pain for one more day.  Those of us still here have to keep fighting for them because we can’t let them die in vain.

Here’s one of my favorite Fibro poems.  I’m sure I’ve posted it before, but it’s worth posting again because it says it all.

“Fibromyalgia is Real”

Fibromyalgia is real
There is no doubt
If you don’t believe it
Here’s what it is all about !
It’s about being a professional
At the top of your career
And losing your future
In less than a year
It’s about having unrelenting pain
No one can figure out
Having test after test
That shows nothing but doubt
It’s about knowing your pain is real
And fighting for your rights
Being so upset and frustrated
Getting no sleep so many nights !
It’s about trying to find the right doctor
Who can offer you some hope
Who knows what it’s all about
Who can give you what you need to cope !
It’s about learning to live again
With a whole new personality
Letting go of the person you once were
And facing a whole new reality !
It’s about losing friends and family
Because they think “it’s all in your head”.
But truth be known, there are days
You hurt so much, you can’t get out of bed !
It’s about setting new priorities
“So what if there is dust”
You have to take care of yourself now
And do only what you must !
It’s about holding on to hope
Each new day could bring a cure
It’s holding on to this hope
That will raise your mood for sure !
It’s about being thankful for the few
Friends and family that are true
Believing and hoping for a miracle
Praying for strength to make it through !
© 2004Kammy Salmon

I hope everyone is having a good Sunday.  Gentle hugs and lots of love!


Thank you for sharing....really describes it spot on!


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