Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
**I found this description of Fibromyalgia on a support website. While I do not suffer from everyone of these symptoms; I do from most of them.
Imagine feeling throbbing, intense pain in multiple areas of your body for no apparent reason.
Imagine feeling like your verbal and motor skills are impaired when they were fine a minute ago.
Imagine feeling like you have missed sleep for a week when you have just gotten out of bed.
Imagine something going wrong with your body everyday, when you have done nothing out of the ordinary.
Imagine having uncontrollable shakes and tremors and shocks of pain run through you, and disappear as quickly as they came; leaving you awaiting their return.
Imagine having unexplained weight gain, making you feel even more painful.
Imaging having to live a "normal" life in society, yet knowing your abnormalities will mess that up for you anytime of any day.
Imagine striving to be the best Mother and Wife you could be and being left to feel useless many times over awaiting to feel normal again.
You have now imagined what it is like to be me. I live with Fibromyalgia.