Fibro Blogs, Fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia Poems

We Are The Invisible

We are the invisibleTrapped in our homesBehind closed curtainsWe may seem OK to youBut if you look close enoughYou'll see we are suffering We are the invisibleWe are barely survivingWatching others succeedGetting on with their livesWhile we are hiddenFar away from the outside world We are the invisibleSuffering in silenceWe don't want a fussWe just… Continue reading We Are The Invisible

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The Similarities Between Chronic Illness and Highly Sensitive Personality

You feel so deeply about things and you cannot help it. Stimuli can be overwhelming. You absorb other people's emotions. Time pressures make you anxious. You often need to take yourself away from your busy life, to restore your balance. You overthink often. You have a vivid imagination. Change can be hard to process. You… Continue reading The Similarities Between Chronic Illness and Highly Sensitive Personality

Fibro Blogs, Fibromyalgia, Fibromyalgia Poems

The Truth about Living with Fibromyalgia

It is more painful than you can imagine Every second of every day Even when I'm smiling Even when I'm having fun My toe suddenly hurts when I walk My knees feel battered and bruised My back falls apart doing the simplest of tasks And my hands ache so badly Flare ups are the worst… Continue reading The Truth about Living with Fibromyalgia

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Distractions for Bad Mental Health Days

Sometimes life can get too much and you need to block it all out. You are overthinking and can't seem to switch it off. The world seems to be closing in on you, and you have nowhere to turn. On these days, all you can try to do is survive. I have had a few… Continue reading Distractions for Bad Mental Health Days

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Staying Strong during Isolation

It is a trying time for everyone in the world right now with the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of the world is on lockdown. You would think the chronically ill would be great at isolating themselves, since that is what we do in normal circumstances. The problem is, when we are feeling well enough we… Continue reading Staying Strong during Isolation

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When Family Health Concerns Take Priority Over Your Own Health Issues

I have been fairly quiet on my blog recently. Unfortunately my dad was diagnosed with cancer just over a month ago. Luckily it has been caught early but he will need an operation to remove it. Firstly I would like to just say the NHS is incredible and although they have sometimes let me down… Continue reading When Family Health Concerns Take Priority Over Your Own Health Issues

Fibromyalgia Poems

I Long to Feel My Age Just Once

I long to feel my age just once To be able to do what my friends do To go out and have fun all day and night Without running out of energy I long to feel my age Not to be forced to cancel all my plans To be able to do what I want… Continue reading I Long to Feel My Age Just Once

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How Chronic Pain Can Affect Mental Health

Chronic pain is not only hard on the body but also on the mind It can make you feel worthless as you can no longer achieve all you could before It can make you feel lonely from having to spend so much time at home and nobody seems to understand your pain It can make… Continue reading How Chronic Pain Can Affect Mental Health

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I Dare You To Look Beyond the Smile

When people ask how I am I usually smile and say "I'm fine" Oh the lies I tell to hide my pain I don't understand why I do it I just can't help it ... Am I hiding from judgment? Those who believe my illness is fake? Am I just trying to be brave? Lying… Continue reading I Dare You To Look Beyond the Smile

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My Fibro Life

For Fibromyalgia Awareness Day on 12th May, I'm raising awareness by sharing my fibro story up to this point. I have been blogging about my experience with chronic illness and particularly fibromyalgia since July 2018 and ironically this is also my 100th post, so a good time to reflect on my fibro life. Fibromyalgia is… Continue reading My Fibro Life