It is fibromyalgia awareness month once again. Remember fibromyalgia awareness day fall on May 12th.
I’d like to start the month with a little fibromyalgia humor. Sadly, it is also all true.
When you have fibromyalgia
Sleep is a delicious nectar of the gods that is denied you
Too much sleep? That’s a flare
The last time you had no pain it was before the Big Bang
Doing a thing? That’s a flare
You have to stay within your limits. Those limits change every day. It is a fun game we play called accidentally causing a flare from something you did just last week
Moving your body? That’s a flare
You get so fatigued you wonder if you need a nap, another nap to compound the nap you took, or just melt into a puddle of motivationless goo as the fatigue drags you down.
Existence? That’s a flare
Your mind is pudding and you have no idea if a sentence is going to come out of your mouth or just garbled nonsense. Not that it matters you don’t even remember the name of the dude you are talking to.
IBS? That’s an extra bonus flare
Your words don’t word
Your memory is great but insanely short
Your sense of your body is what areas hurt more than the other areas
Also don’t do the Hokey Pokey
Other humor on chronic pain
When people doubt
That’s a flare
What triggers a flare