I remember waking up one morning in 1990 with a body that I knew could not be my own. I could barely move! It felt like a mac-truck had ran over me, and I was trying to figure out if I was able to get out of bed without falling apart.
When Fibromyalgia (Fibro) invaded my world, I had no idea how intense the pain would be. I remember when my doctor told me that I had 11 tenderpoints on my body, and I thought to myself – “this is insane”. I asked my doctor how long will I feel this way, and what medication can I take. When he told me that there was no cure for Fibro, I felt depressed and helpless. To hear that there is nothing that you can do about an on-going pain, is not the good news that I wanted to hear. Today, I have pain and tenderpoints in 18 areas of my body. I know, to those of you who do not live with pain, it is a bit much to absorb, and understand.
I read and learn as much as I can about this relentless syndrome, because it is currently a part of my life. My hope is that one day, my Fibro will not be a part of my life anymore — I just feel in in my bones.