I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 1990. Having to live with a 24/7 pain syndrome, is unimaginable. What keeps me going, and a smile on my face – is the HOPE in my heart, and the Love and Mercy of my Heavenly Father, for instilling me with his strength to hold on.
Fibromyalgia has made me look at others who are suffering with physical challenges, and understand that life is so fragile. I have learned how to appreciate the simple things that life freely gives us, such as the sun, the flowers, the air we breathe, and the wind that cools our brow on a hot, sunny day.
With Fibromyalgia, I had to learn how to live all over again, because my life changed in so many ways. From the time I wake up until the time I attempt to go to sleep again, every moment of my day is a struggle. I have learned how to not focus so much on the pain that my body is feeling, and to smile more, or take a walk, and be diligent with my exercises as often as my body will allow. I start everyday with acceptance, and learned how to leave blame and anger behind. It is no one’s fault, not even mine. It is a page in my life that was already written. This attitude helped me to accept, “The Painful Reality of Fibromyalgia”.
I have learned how not to focus on the pain that my body is feeling, and to smile more, or take a walk, and be diligent with my exercises as often as my body will allow.
By the way, I learned how to just listen to myself breathe…and it takes my mind off of my pain – and relaxes me!