I wanted to share something with all of you. Some of you are already aware but many of my new readers may not be.
My wife suffers from something called Fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic, invisible but very, very real and debilitating pain disorder.
I’m by no means an expert but I have learned a great deal from having to watch my wife suffer through this, with little or no help.
One of the biggest obstacles in treatment, in my opinion, is that many doctors don’t believe that Fibromyalgia is real. In the case of my wife, when things get so bad that I have to take her to the hospital, she is often times treated as though she is a drug seeker.
The problem is that there are no visible signs of Fibromyalgia. There is no blood work that can be done to verify a person is really suffering.
I know that many of my readers suffer from Fibromyalgia and I know you can likely relate..
Today happens to be a really, really bad day for my wife. She’s in so much pain, likely due to the changing weather and stress at home, that she can literally barely move. In fact, at times, it’s so bad that her body simply shuts off and she essentially passes out.
I want to make very clear that Fibromyalgia is very real. Simply because you can see the bruises, doesn’t make them hurt any less.
My wife is the absolute bravest person I have ever known. I truly mean that. She never complains, even when there are tears streaming down her cheeks because the pain is so bad.
I wanted to not only pay my respects to my amazing wife Lizze, but also everyone else out there suffering as well.
Fibromyalgia is similar to #Autism in the sense that it affects people in different ways. That’s so important to me that remember that.
I also wanted to remind you all that my wife blogs about this very subject, among others. Please visit her blog and learn a little about Fibromyalgia and help spread the word. 🙂
This was posted via WordPress for Android, courtesy of Samsungs Galaxy S III. Please forgive any typos. I do know how to spell but auto-correct hate me.
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