Yesterday I went out for a meal with my husband. First time I've been out of my home since my daughter got married 7 weeks ago.
I saw an old friend I hadn't seen for a while. He asked how come I never went out any more...I told him because of my fibro and other problems. His reply was "oh...my mother in law has that, but she makes an effort to get out and and go to work"!
I was dumbfounded. Yes, im sure she has it, horrible however ill she is, but so many don't realize that there are different strengths. I worked with it for years until I got so bad I closed my business down, stopped my hobbies, singing in a band, sculpting, painting, cake decorating...list goes on.
Not because I gave in but because it became physically impossible. Especially when 2 years ago my fibro bought me m.s symptoms.
I get that we can have it not as bad as others but some people think we are just lazy and not as bad as we are. Did this guy think I enjoy being so isolated and bored out of my brain, suffering with severe headaches, hives, trigeminal neuralgia, fainting, falling, constant pain and weakness, exploding bottom and pain from IBS. Not being able to wee...shaking, muscle spasms, feelings of electric shocks through my body on a daily basis.
Sorry fellow fibro's...I've had to moan. It gets so frustrating. Ggrrrrr x feeling