Why are we all so embarrassed about our fibro, and why do we feel the need to explain to people about our condition?
It's none of their business, and we don't owe anyone an explanation, other than perhaps saying that we suffer an arthritic disease which causes problems.
We shouldn't be concerned by what people think, or bother to give details - I guess most of them aren't interested anyway.
Once or twice I have invented fancy names for my fibro - just for the fun of watching the eyebrows twitch.
"Why do you walk with a limp?" they enquire.
"Oh, I have a very rare disease called Strombolising Myofasciation " I reply.
That seems to work well, as does a diagnosis of 'Fulminating Gratinosis'
You can judge the extent of most people's concern (namely their own welfare) when they ask "Oh, God! Is it catching?"
Suggestions, please, for other exotic names by which we can describe the fibro demon!
Anyone for a dose of 'Esoteric Desquamation' or 'Gorbolental Syndrome'?
Try it; after all, laughter is said to be the best medicine!
Yours ... suffering from a bad case of Gluteal Transaminitis ... Moffy
P.S. The above roughly translates as 'a pain in the arse'