Updated: Oct 13
Hi, my name is Rachel! This is a weekly blog about my life with Fibromyalgia. Several years ago I was diagnosed with a chronic illness called Fibromyalgia. At that time there were and still are a lot of misconceptions with this chronic illness. It is a wide spread chronic illness (extreme pain) that affects your whole body. There are many symptoms that vary from patient to patient. According to The Mayo Clinic, “Fibromyalgia pain is not the same in everyone with this disorder. Some people may have extreme skin sensitivity to gentle pressure. Some may have tender finger joints without redness or swelling. Others may have significant tenderness of the muscles of the upper back and neck.” Unfortunately there isn’t a cure for Fibromyalgia yet. But I have to believe in hope for the future. Since my diagnosis, I have learned how to live with this illness. Believe there are days where I want to scream and ask why?!
So, I bet you’re wondering, Rachel why have I decided to write a blog about all of this? As I done my research over time into different support groups, I have noticed that I don’t see a lot them promoting positivity! This is something that I feel very passionate about. I want to start a blog for fellow Fibromyalgia sufferers and their families that it WILL be okay. This website's content will be different from my social media's blog. On this site, I will talk about why I am going to the doctor, what they said and how I feel about it after. When I do go on outings with family and friends around town, I'll take pictures and fill you in on how it went and how I felt before and after we got home.
I would love those who are new to my site to know we will lift each other up. We are all here for each other. I am no where near to being perfect. I still have bad days and I will need everyone of you to help me. I forced myself to get out of bed so I could have my career. I am also writing this blog for the families and friends of the Fibro patients so they can be educated, ask questions, etc.
I would love to hear back from all of you! Please be respectful to everyone in your comments! Thank you!