Getting used to pain

One of the ‘benefits’ of fibro is an increased pain tolerance. I’ve had a number of small procedures over the course of this year where the warning that I have fibromyalgia has had to be given, only to have the comment back “you must have an incredible pain tolerance”, after breezing whatever unpleasantness that has […]

https://fibrofoggyness.wordpress.com/2015/09/21/getting-used-to-pain/

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Keeping positive through pain

When we’re sick or sore, most people will go round like a bear with a sore head. When you find yourself in constant pain and dealing with the never-ending list of symptoms that come packaged with conditions like ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia, you also find that you can’t go round grumping and moaning at everyone and […]

https://fibrofoggyness.wordpress.com/2015/09/28/keeping-positive-through-pain/

My fibromyalgia diagnosis

My fibromyalgia diagnosis was in 2008. I’d almost call it a “diagnosis” because the condition seems so poorly understood and it’s hard for me to accept it as a true diagnosis. I know it’s for real; it’s just frustrating to have something so hard to understand. I had a list of symptoms consistent with fibromyalgia, […]

https://snowdroplets.wordpress.com/2015/09/18/my-fibromyalgia-diagnosis/

Emotions are painful

One of the things I struggle with a lot is managing negative emotions. Since fibro came along, and for a while before it was diagnosed I’ve been very quick to tears or frustration. It can be anything; an overly busy day, bad news, tiredness and pain. Even little things are enough to knock me sideways. […]

https://fibrofoggyness.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/emotions-are-painful/

Remember the Truth

Isn’t it crazy that you write the truth and then forget how it feels? You believe in looking at things as beautiful, but you simply don’t remember to. Because bad monsters clout everything, because you can’t remember what it’s like to feel like yourself, because sadness is so overwhelming while happiness is so fleeting. But […]

https://sickandsickofit.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/remember-the-truth/

A Conversation

Wake up, Ella. You’re letting life pass you by. Remember when you said you wouldn’t do that? You wouldn’t lose sight of the bigger picture? Gone is the confidence. Gone is the positivity. Gone is the girl that believes she can weather anything with a good attitude.  Remember when you wrote about the little things? […]

https://sickandsickofit.wordpress.com/2015/08/04/a-conversation/

The Painful Reality of Fibromyalgia (personal thoughts and feelings)

My Personal Experiences When I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, I felt like an outcast.  I felt like “WHY ME”.  I felt like I had a plague. I felt like who would ever want me with all of this pain.  I had to get all these thoughts out of my head so that I could […]

https://thesilenceofpain.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/the-painful-reality-of-fibromyalgia-personal-thoughts-and-feelings/

We are not alone

I have decided to start republishing posts from some of the blogs I read when I’m not posting my own writing. Not because I’m being lazy or I’ve run out of things to say, but because I find that one of the things that helps me the most is knowing that I am not alone in dealing with chronic illness. Having fibromyalgia or any chronic condition isolates us. We don’t want to bother others with our troubles and before long, we’re all alone in our own little bubbles of misery. I think it’s important to take the time to hear what others have to say and I am often pleasantly surprised when I do. It’s comforting to me to know that I am not the only one suffering from certain symptoms or feelings. I hope that by sharing some of what I find will bring comfort to others as well. 

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