The Other “F” Word

Quick thoughts for #FibroFriday…

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2000 and have said/thought many a curse word since that time. Fibromyalgia. Fibro. Fibro-flare. Flare. FMS. Fatigue. Fog. Frustration. Failure.  All of these have become the other “F” words  to me. I try to live by the power of positive thinking, but until you live a day in my shoes it may be hard to understand why even sometimes it is easier to smile and put on a happy face rather than truly answer the question of “How are you?” Because trust me, you don’t want to hear about how I am tired, hurt, and oftentimes feel like a failure because I can’t do the things I want to do.

“Failure is not falling down, but refusing to get up.” ~ Chinese proverb

I would prefer my “F” words include these: Fearless, Fun, Fabulous, Flair (not Flare), Fit, and Food. I try to manage my condition with Fitness and healthy Food choices, rather than drugs. I am a Fibro-Warrior! My condition doesn’t always allow me to be Fabulous, Fearless, Fun, or have Flair, but when I feel good I try to be the best version of me I can be. And some days, that’s all we can ask of ourselves.

“Girls should be two things, classy and FABULOUS.” ~ Coco Chanel

Here are some other Fabulous Fibro Bloggers you should check out:

Fibro Blogger Directory

Counting My Spoons

Periwinkle Pursuits

A Life Well Red

I hope everyone has a FABULOUS Fibro-Friday! Stay classy, my friends. 😉

What’s your “F” word?



Author: Photobaugh

Wife. Mom. Fibrowarrior. Joy seeker. Picture taker. Coffee drinker. Blogging about living with fibromyalgia and finding inspiration in every day life. Welcome to My Inspired Fibro Life.

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