So, if you’re reading this then you’ve probably heard of fibromyalgia, or you’re hoping to learn about it in some way, so hello!
Today’s blog is a list of phrases, statements and questions that I, as a fibro sufferer, hate hearing. You may find that most chronic illness sufferers feel the same way too!
1. “Oh i would love a day in bed now and then”
I’m sure you would, most people do! However it can also be extremely frustrating when you HAVE to rest, as opposed to wanting to. There’s only so many books you can read, Netflix binges and videogames to be played before boredom well and truely kicks in. Also, sleep can evade you due to the amount of pain you’re in. Not good!
2. “Wow, you look great, I guess you’re better now!”
Fuck no. But I probably dragged a brush through my hair so thanks for noticing that I don’t look like a cavewoman today.
On that note, I’ll probably never be better but thank you for reminding me of that love.
3. “My husbands aunts hamster tried this and she’s cured”
That’s great news, but here’s the kicker. Not every “cure” works for everyone. Heck, even meds can decide not to work for me after a while so yeah.
4. “Have you tried yoga and green tea?”
Yes, have you?
Did you know it can take upto half hour for me to drag my sorry ass out of bed on a morning? Let alone do yoga or other kinds of “light” exercise. Also, coffee is in my blood. I need it to survive. I have a 4year old, I need caffeine otherwise there’s really no point to the day. Life’s too short to sip rank tea that makes me feel no physical difference and just that little be pretentious.
5. “You just need a good nights sleep”
You don’t say?!? I’ve needed a good nights sleep since before my diagnosis, unfortunately fibro has other plans for this girl. If I do finally get to sleep (it’s tricky when you can’t sleep in one position too long) then I usually wake up when my medication wears off.
I would legit kill for a good nights sleep!
6. “You should be more positive, at least it’s not terminal”
Yeah, you’re right, it’s not terminal. But it is something I have to live with every damn day. And it’s robbed me of the person I used to be, so excuse me if I’m not jumping for joy every day.
7. “My sisters, boyfriends cat had fibro and it’s not that bad is it?”
Once again. Fuck right off, yeah, further back, shut the door on your way out please.
Fibro can be subjective, someone’s pain tolerance can be different to another’s, plus, some people are better at hiding pain.
Plus, how rude is that statement?! And yes, I’ve had it said to me.
8. “Have you tried cutting out sugar from your diet?”
Bitch please. I’m in pain, if I want cake I’m going to have the cake. Now leave me alone and go get me cake.
That’s all for now folks! If I think of any others then I will do another post! Or if you think of any then please feel free to comment!
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