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. 😉
What’s your “F” word?
Updated from a post in March, 2016.