Hi everyone. I haven’t been here in a year.Just wanted to stop by and see what’s going on and let off a little steam. I am usually a pretty positive person, and have no problem blowing off any negativity that comes my way, but I feel like there is never going to be enough awareness about Fibromyalgia. I know there has been more awareness among researchers, and doctors who finally have made it aware that Fibromyalgia is a real chronic long-term illness, but my annoyance is at others who refuse to acknowledge Fibro.
Two days ago I was on a Fibro Awareness Facebook page. There was this cruel woman on there who goes by the user name, fibromyalgia is not a diagnosis, she also has her own Facebook page with the link fibromyalgiamyass.com, or fibromyass.com. Anyway, she was on the Fibro awareness page Mocking, ridiculing, and arguing with people. Then on her own Facebook page, she and her little minions sit there and post the meanest things, and make fun of those with Fibro. They think Fibro is fake and we just want attention.
I know Fibromyalgia is known as an invisible illness, but seriously its not that hard to figure out. I know some people lack common sense, but this is ridiculous. There are millions of us who have fibro, and suffer many of the unusual symptoms along with the main symptoms of fatigue and pain, and have all the tests done to rule everything else out. It would be pretty hard for all of us to be going through this and make it all up. We must of all got together in our secret room, and come up with this great master plan to be in pain, and suffer from exhaustion 24/7, plus other symptoms, just to see the response we would get from others. Yeah that has to be it. I don’t know about you guys, but it has always been a dream of mine to be hit with a chronic illness. Oh, and I definitely wanted the illness that takes years to diagnose, one that is hard for others to understand, one that is invisible, and one that leaves me exhausted and in pain 24/7. Yep, that’s been my goal, and my golly I achieved it, said no one ever.
Anyway, I am 44 years old now and have been suffering with Fibromyalgia since I was 20 years old. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised there are still people out there that just don’t understand or flat out refuse to believe it. I know it took many years for MS and Lupus to be taken seriously, but when is it Fibromyalgia’s turn?
Well, I feel better now, lol. Sorry for the long rant, and thank you for listening.