“Honestly, I’ve been struggling for the last couple of months.” My Hubby and I were talking about how exhausted and achy I was. This time of year I love getting outside, and we hit the beautiful trails around here every chance we get, but we’ve only been out on them a couple of times, because I just haven’t felt up to it. That’s life with fibromyalgia, though. Sometimes your body just doesn’t cooperate.
On Wednesday, we talked about overcoming wellness roadblocks, and Fibro is certainly one of mine – at least my physical dimension of wellness.
I only mention this because as we talked about last week, May Is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, and I’m going to be sharing some tips from some of my blogger friends who also live with Fibro each Friday this week.
Barbara, Back Pain Blog
This is so true! One thing I’ve had to learn is that it’s okay to ask for help. I’ve always been almost militantly independent, but if I hadn’t had my husband to help me out, especially those first few years after my diagnosis, I don’t know what I would have done.
Glenys, Australian Sacrificial Homekeeper
Letting others know what you’re dealing with and how you have to operate can be extremely helpful when you live with chronic illnesses/pain conditions.
Melinda, Looking for the Light
So many times, we get a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, and think that’s the end of the road. But as Melinda points out, we need to see our doctors as part of our team and ask questions. It’s important that we’re involved in our care, and that we take advantage of the wisdom our doctors have gained from their experience.
Lynne, The Healing Within
I love Lynne’s idea of becoming a ‘Fibro listener’ instead of fighting our bodies! For me, that meant choosing to concentrate on my overall wellness instead of focusing so much on my fibromyalgia. For others, it may mean paying more attention to their symptoms in order to figure out what they need.
Caz, Invisibly Me
Yes! It’s so important to have something to distract you when you live with pain every day. As Caz says, they can improve our mood and maybe provide a little ‘attitude adjustment’ if we need one. 😁
For More Tips
I only shared one tip from each person, but underneath each tip is a link to a blog post they’ve written with more tips to help anyone who lives with fibromyalgia or other chronic pain condition. I know they’d love for you to stop by and say hi!
Fibromyalgia is a syndrome that can affect every area of your life, and unfortunately, right now there is no cure. That’s why this month is so important – making people more aware can also improve our chances of more funding for research and prayerfully, a cure.
Do you have any tips you’d like to share? We’d love to hear them!