I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2001 and I have been struggling to cope with it ever since. It has taken me a very long time to realize that it is not the disease that defines me, but the way I choose to handle the disease. That being said, I have decided to “fight fibro with fire”; I refuse to be controlled by this illness any longer. I am going to live my life the way I want to live it. I may not be able to control when the pain starts or how hard it hits when it does, but I do not have to wallow in it.

Rather than hide in the dark as I’ve been doing for the last few years, I’m going to bring my pain out into the light; this blog is one way of doing that. I cannot fight this alone any longer, so I’m going to share my experiences as I work on changing the way I react to my condition. If the only people who read this are my friends and family, that’s enough for me. On the off chance that someone I don’t personally know reads this, if nothing else, I hope my words reassure you that you are not alone.

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Just Another F-Bomb
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 09:54:34

    Your journey mimics mine…I was also diagnosed in 2001, and I refuse to hand control over to the disease. Because I enjoy your blog so much I’ve nominated you for the Liebster award. Should you choose to accept you can follow the instructions in this blog post…..http://justanotherfbomb.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/i-am-humbled/


  2. littlealmond
    Aug 26, 2014 @ 23:57:22

    Word Press blogs have been an amazing way for me to find other people with fibromyalgia. The books say that millions of Americans have it, but I still felt like I was the only one. Thank you so much for blogging about this syndrome. 13 years is a long time to have lived with the diagnosis; your determination and perseverance inspire me to keep moving forward!


  3. Pam
    Apr 29, 2017 @ 01:15:22

    I just stumbled on your blog this evening and had to leave a comment! I have struggled with fibromyalgia since 1992. It’s been a uphill battle for most of those past 25 years. When I read your about page regarding “you can’t control the pain, but you’re not going to wallow in it”-I had to tell you that’s one of the most inspiring things I’ve heard in many years! You gave me a new perspective on suffering with this aweful disease. Thank you for that! And great job on your blog!😊


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