Yesterday I fell on cobblestones, and today I’m in bed- and I’ll probably be here for a while; I feel like I got into a car accident. Someone who didn’t have Fibromyalgia would maybe be a little sore after falling on a hard uneven surface, but probably wouldn’t be laid up in bed for days. A lot of times, even a small physical injury exacerbates Fibromyalgia symptoms or can even cause an all out flare, which isn’t great for obvious reasons.
Something that may put an able-bodied person down for a few hours, could lay-up someone with Fibromyalgia for days, maybe a week or more. A lot of people outside the Fibromyalgia community don’t know that, and I think it’s an important thing to share so people can understand more about what living with Fibromyalgia is like. Spread the word- we're not all the same, and that's okay!
Heather, Fabulous Fibro-Fighter and FSC Founder