What it is Like

Hello, my friends! I hope you are all doing well. I have missed you. We are getting ready to sell our home, so I have been busy weeding through the clutter we have accumulated and packing up the important things. This is going to be a huge change for us as we are moving out of state. So long, Arizona! I will do my best to document the journey along the way.

Today though, I wanted to talk (again) about Fibromyalgia and other chronic “invisible” illnesses. So often, those of us who “don’t look sick” are judged based only on what others see and their lack of knowledge and understanding. I recently had an argument with someone close to me about this matter. Sadly, I know they are not the only one who feels this way. They perceive me as someone who is lazy because I cannot work, but they see that I have done other projects around my home. What they don’t see: medication to get through the pain, tears, restless nights, naps, fatigue, and three days of recovery. Try as I might to not let someone’s opinion of me get under my skin, it does. I try to keep in mind, that it is hard to comprehend what it is truly like dealing with chronic illness, until you have been through it yourself. Again, I wouldn’t wish that on anyone. I thought I would share some images that depict what my days are like with Fibromyalgia.

It is usually a day that you have the most on your “to do” list. Very inconvenient.
Fibro and Arizona do not get along well. At all.
The batteries are never at full charge.
More like 13, but who’s counting?

Be well, my friends. God bless you.

With love,

J💜

7 thoughts on “What it is Like

  1. While there will always be those who don’t understand or even try to, you should always remember that it is THEIR problem, not yours. Keep them in your prayers and maybe one day a light bulb will click on. And then there are those who DO understand and care, especially those who truly know and love you and wish things were different for you, including me 😉
    Love you,
    Mom

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  2. Hope the move goes well. There are people who don’t understand, too quick to,pass judgement without taking the time to understand. You are your family are dealing with so much. For all those who don’t understand you will find others that do. Thinking of you ❤️

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