The Other “F” Word

I would prefer my “F” words include Fabulous, Fearless, and Fun.

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 (hence, the name of my blog), 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 all over, didn’t sleep last night, 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. Lee at Fibroblogger Directory has assembled a great list of other bloggers linked on her site (55 Fantastic Fibromyalgia Blog Names). Please check some of them out if you want to learn more about life with fibromyalgia.

I hope everyone has a FABULOUS day! Stay classy, my friends. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What’s your “F” word?

Updated from a post in March, 2016.

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.

12 thoughts on “The Other “F” Word”

    1. Love that!! โค๏ธ I always say I am not very much of either of those – I am boring and serious. But I am married to a funny guy who lives (and loves) to make me laugh and smile. (Opposites attract!)

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  1. They’re my F-words too, but I love the alternatives you wish they were. I don’t think others can understand what it’s like with fibromyalgia unless they’ve experienced it themselves, and you’re right, it’s usually easier to say you’re fine and smile than attempt to answer the dreaded ‘how’re you?’ question. Great post to raise some awareness! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Caz xx

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      1. I’m sorry it’s been such a rough time lately. Try not too feel too pressured to blog (easier said than done), it’ll still be here when you’re feeling a little more up to it. I hope you’re resting up today.xx

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  2. Fibrolicious!
    Is my new answer to that dreaded question with FM “How are you?”

    I am still Jennifer doing the best version of me in this Fibrolicious body, mind & spirit! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    It brings a smile to others & takes away the need for explanation which I don’t want to go into ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Jennifer

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