My talk with Grandma

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   Posted 8/5/2010 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
My family, for the most part, is in the dark when it comes to my Fibromyalgia. I for the most part choose not to tell them personal stuff because I don't want them feeling sorry for me and the other reason is, they just can't keep a secret. I do trust my grandmother, and I sense that she's known for a very long time that something was just not quite right. So I told her over the phone yesterday that I had Fibrmyalgia, and her response? That she's suspected Fibromyalgia for a long time but did not wanna say nothing! She suprised me with that. She said I did not seem like I was in too much pain, I said I've hidden it well, haven't I? I wish others could see as much as she does and not judge by how healthy a person looks....
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   Posted 8/5/2010 3:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh title came out funny....

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   Posted 8/5/2010 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, that would be nice.  Your grandmother knows you really well and is also quite wise.  You are really blessed to have her in your life!
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   Posted 8/5/2010 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree, your Grandma is a wise woman. I'm glad that you have her to confide in.

When someone sees someone who looks healthy, it is usually assumed the person
is. I think most of us would agree that is is a blessing to have a normal appearance.
Also having lupus and scleroderma, there are days I have rashes and lesions and
wish I did look normal. I understand that when you have fibro, it is a blessing and a

Hugs, Robin
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Osteoarthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Migraines, and Hypertension
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   Posted 8/5/2010 6:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Im glad that you have your grandma to support you. This is such a hard desease to understand. My boys definitely dont understand it. They always said I was just lazy when I told them I couldnt do something.
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   Posted 8/5/2010 9:10 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad you have your grandmother. She sounds like a treasure. You're fortunate to have each other!
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