It all depends on who it is. If it is someone that I don't know well and probably never will I tell them I have auto-immune and muscle problems and some days are better than others. That's what I have told my neighbors so when they see me off balance in the yard they don't think I've been drinking. Close friends and family know what all is wrong with me but I get mixed reactions from them. I know some probably don't think fibro is real, some really want to know about fibro and some I don't know what their opinion is cause they don't talk about it. I just recently tried to explain it to my 19 yr old granddaughter that has a new baby so she would understand why I can't come see him everyday. I had never told her there was anything wrong with me, she thought I was just slowing down in my old age. She is a healthy 19 yr old she is not going to understand fibro but I didn't want her to think that I wouldn't like to see my great grandson everyday.
I have an event coming up in July, my best friend from high school's 40th anniversary party. It's an 8 hr drive and I don't know if I will make it or not. She knows I have fibro but I know she really knows very little about it and will probably be hurt if we don't go even though when she told me about it I explained I never know how I will feel from one day to the next.
So I don't lie cause I do have an auto-immune problem and muscle problems but it does depend on the person how deep I go into things.
luv and hugs
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