Life with chronic disease is hard; to live with, to describe, to manage and to fight. I have 7 chronic disease diagnoses, 3 years ago I was on the floor and beaten down by this fact.
Today? Well, today I’m in more pain than I’ve ever been and on more medications than I’ve ever been. However I am also a stronger, better person than I’ve ever been. I still have my days when it’s all too much and I feel like bowing out. These are fewer and further apart now but they happen.
It’s hard to understand the change, growth and maturity that has come across me in the last 6 years since this all began. I am more compassionate, empathetic and human than I was before. As you can see below, when I started this blog I had been diagnosed with Fibromylagia hence the Fibrofella moniker.
I wanted to identify with the heroic superhero we all need to be, when we haven’t enough spoons to get through the day. If you don’t know how valuable spoons are to the chronically ill, read this please: https://butyoudontlooksick.com/articles/written-by-christine/the-spoon-theory/
“Call me Fibrofella. I’m in my late twenties and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia (fibro) a year ago. The various symptoms I have encountered began about 18 months ago. I’ve always searched for a story to tell and now I have one, my own.
Using this blog as a therapeutic tool, I will share my feelings honestly and openly. If along the way I help you with your symptoms of fibro or I can help you understand what someone with fibro is going through, what a bonus that will be.
Dealing with fibro and its effects can be a real rollercoaster of emotions but give me a hand and we’ll get through it together. I need your help as much as I will help you.”