Fibromyalgia is my "Thing"

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Fibromyalgia does not always stop you from doing what you need or want to do.

I was in the middle of a particularly nasty fibromyalgia attack when my daughter went into labor. I told no one, except my best friend (hubby) who knows everything!

It was a long labor - I don't care how few hours it took - it was a LONG labor to me. I was where I needed to be and during that time my fibromyalgia took back seat.

Fibromyalgia is NOT a mental condition, but a truly physical condition.

The old saying (which I am not remembering correctly) says "Hit your toe with a hammer and you will forget you have a migraine!" is quite true.

When something more important comes along, your Fibromyalgia will take a back burner, but make no mistake, it will rear its ugly head with fury. So be prepared for that. It's really all good. You can learn to deal with all it dishes out and come out on top. You will have good days and bad days and days you don't even know how to describe.

Still, it's all good!

You see, It is Very important to remember that Fibromyalgia will NOT kill you . It is not a death sentence, simply a life sentence which you have much control over; Probably much more than you know.

Once diagnosed my doctors were able to trace the beginning of my fibromyalgia back to 1961. So I not only know a bit much about this disease, I know the horrors many have gone through and the horrors that do not have to be experienced.

I'm in the business of positive thinking; so my support group is NOT a moan and groan group, but a "what works and helps" group.

So much more I have to say, but I must stop for now. I'll be back.

And yes, Virginia, we fibromyalgia patients are called Fibromites!


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

Pixie- welcome to hubpages! Your positive attitude, I'm sure, has done wonders for you! Great story!


Pixienot 5 years ago

Thank you so much Sueroy333. Being positive is a major "yes,yes" when dealing with Fibromyalgia.

I hope my hubs are helpful to lots of people.

Thank you so much for your comment!


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

Welcome to HubPages - my daughter-in-law has Fibro, and rheumatoid arthritis diagnosed at age 13, so we know exactly what you are dealing with.

There are good days, and bad days, and just days - too right!


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

I've heard of this disease, but I don't know much about it, thank-you for sharing, I must read more to know a little more about it.

So sorry you must live with this,

MM


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana Author

The Fibromayalgia Association (FMA.org - I think) is a great place to begin. It is the only nationwide organization that I know of that is there for the Fibromites. Lots of information.

As for living with this - it is not so bad as long as one has a decent attitude and friends.

By the way I love your name, Maggie May. Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment. I really appreciate it. :)

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