Fibromyalgia Poems

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

Fibromyalgia Poems

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

Fibromyalgia

Opening Up to Someone Else is Helping Me be more Honest with Myself

I recently had some unexpected good news at work and it caught me so unawares that I cried in happiness. My manager is quite new to the role and I didn't know if she had been told much at all about my health. I've been fairly secretive about it, only revealing little snippets of my… Continue reading Opening Up to Someone Else is Helping Me be more Honest with Myself

Fibromyalgia Poems

Mental Health Issues and Chronic Illness

Having a chronic illness is hard It not only takes a toll on your body But also on your mental health You can often be housebound Unable to go out and socialise It can leave you very isolated ... When you're in a flare up Your mind starts to wander Will you ever feel better?… Continue reading Mental Health Issues and Chronic Illness

Fibromyalgia Poems

Friends

Friends are so important They are there to listen To comfort you When you are feeling down They can brighten the worst day Help you through it Distract you from yourself And make you laugh They help you smile When you don't think you can Wipe your tears away And tell you you're strong Thanks… Continue reading Friends

Fibromyalgia Poems

Someone to Listen

This miracle treatment will cure you You just need to exercise more Maybe you're intolerant to everything Just be more healthy and you'll be fine Oh you're just being lazy You're so moany and dramatic It can't be that bad You don't look ill It could be a stranger Or someone you know Someone you… Continue reading Someone to Listen