When I speak about Fibromyalgia being a thief, I truly mean it.
The last time that I was able to post on this blog was on the 8th of July 2020. What has happened to me since then, is all due to Fibromyalgia.
First the extreme pain hit. I was unable to get out of bed for days. I had severe migraines and extremely painful muscle spasms. I was unable to think of anything else as the pain level was at about 9/10. Due to a trapped nerve on C4/C5, I had severe muscle spasms in my shoulder and neck, while my left arm was numb and my hand had pins and needles. The fatigue set in badly and I found myself battling to lift myself off the bed just to go to the bathroom. I was not sleeping and my restless legs was very bad. With all this going on, along came the anxiety and depression.
With that, the never ending cycle began. I was battling to communicate properly with family and friends due to the extreme pain. I had to just hope that they understood because I did not have the energy to explain. Sadly a lot of them just could not try to be understanding and ended up being irritated with me.
Why are some people incapable of empathy? Why can’t people try and understand? This quote by Harville Hendrix sums it up perfectly.
Shout out to all my fellow fibromyalgia warriors. We fight every day against a extremely difficult condition, which most people don’t understand. Keep fighting! You are not alone!