A must read article on the effects of “Invisible Illnes”… Thank you Fighting Fibromyalgia, your words are sincerely appreciated by many.
The amazing responses I received yesterday on my post “Fibromyalgia’s Invisible Face” has had me thinking today about what else do we hide. We put on a happy face and do our best to hide the amount of pain we’re in. We hide our emotions. If you’re anything like me, hiding those negative emotions from others often means you also hide them from yourself.
I was only diagnosed with fibromyalgia last fall. I’ve suffered from nonstop chronic pain for nearly 5 years. I suffered from bouts of chronic pain related to my TMJ disorder off and on since I was 15. Pain has been a part of my life for a long time. I haven’t always accepted it though. For a long time, I ignored it under the premise that if I ignored it long enough it would go away.
To get through the days, I would throw up a wall…
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