I know I can hear you all saying, "what does she mean having fibro isn't all that bad"??? I know we hurt 24/7, I think it has been 7 yrs now since I was dxd and the pain is a part of my LIFE. Sometimes it is so bad I want to scream or cry, I think the head aches are the worse. The fatigue is so frustrating for me, I get done in a week what I use to get done in a day. Then there are all the many other symptoms that goes along with fibro that we have to LIVE with. I have to arrange my LIFE to do things that have to be done during my peak hours. It can all get depressing cause we aren't LIVING a normal LIFE.
So what do I mean about fibro isn't so bad??? I got a call yesterday morning that my 57 yr old cousin is quickly losing her battle with cancer. She has done everything she can over the last year and a half to buy more time but that time is about up. She has lost the ability to speak from the brain cancer and I can't imagine Teri not being able to voice her feelings. She has a mass so big behind her ribs that is cracking some of her ribs and it is now in her spine. I know Teri and she will hang onto LIFE til her last breath.
She has a 21 yr old daughter who's mother won't be there when she graduates college, gets married and has children. I lost my dad before I was 23 so I know what it is like not having a parent there for the good and bad times in your life.
As hard as it can be at times to LIVE with fibro we are still LIVING and that is the key word. We aren't going to die from fibro. No one is promised tomorrow but fibro isn't a death sentence. We can make plans for the up coming holidays even if we have to make them simpler than we would like to. I did that years ago and my grandchildren love our Christmas with Santa coming and ordering pizza, yes pizza, it saves me a lot of stress and energy and they love it.
I know it does not seem fair that we have this thing called fibro but try to remember that there are many out there that would trade their illnesses for fibro in a heart beat.
Okay, I'm done being all sappy this morning.
luv and hugs
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