In starting my blog, FibroMomBlog, I opened myself up to the public. This was very new to me, since I am a very private person and I don’t often share so much of myself. I for sure don’t talk about having Fibromyalgia. This is about the time I realize that I have been in denial this whole time and it is time to start accepting my new situation and learn to live with it or around it or through it (not sure). I started the blog hoping to help my heart heal and to see where it led. Maybe I could make money doing it and wouldn’t have to work my dreadful job anymore. I never dreamed that I would meet so many people just like me. I found there were so many handling this chronic illness differently. The one thing though is that we were all there for each other. Women supported me and I supported them, we laughed at our illness and ourselves. We cried together as well and sent virtual hugs and kisses in support.
The real turning point for me was when I stopped just learning to live with my illness and started learning to fight it and be strong. How I did this was by meeting Emily (empowerthepatients.com) and Amz (dreambig-beunique.com). They both wanted to work with me, and they both had my exact mind set about helping others. We want to bring awareness to invisible illness and patient’s rights. This purpose has given me drive to keep going everyday even when I feel like I cannot.
I am still trying to figure out Fibromyalgia and what it means for me. I know that ignoring it doesn’t make it go away. I know that I have to take care of myself. Knowing these things doesn’t mean that I can just change overnight. I am a person with high goals that knows how to work hard to achieve them. That person and a person with a chronic illness are not always a good mesh. I feel like I always have to be busy accomplishing something, it is extremely hard for me to do nothing. I just need to learn to focus that energy on taking care of myself. This is a work in progress, but I’m working on it and that is the most important part of my story.
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