I was diagnosed with Fibro at the beginning of this October. I'm having a hard time explaining to my family and friends aswell as my co-workers/managers/disability peoples/doctors.
It's not an easy thing to get people to understand what fibro is when there is so much ignorance about fibro. Fibro is a difficult thing for people to understand because it's hard to relate to. I used the SpoonTheory when I first started having problems communicating what was going on to the people who I cared about - honestly this isn't an easy thing for me to handle - and even today I was in tears over the ignorance of those who are suppose to care about me. All you can do is present to them what reality is... and have them decide for themselves. You can not forcably change anyones attitude towards this disease than your own without being able to communicate exactly what is going on... and by communicate I mean offer information in the hope of understanding... not necessarly success.. because some people are just stubborn.
:) Good luck with everything!
:) I wish you many spoons ;p
^^and I apologize for the terrible sentence structure^^