I get a lot of hits on this site from people searching for information on fibromyalgia. I don’t want this site to be all about fibromyalgia…just because I have to live with it doesn’t mean it has to BE my life, but I do want to occasionally post things that will help people with FMS or people who love someone with FMS to better understand and cope with this frustrating syndrome.
I found the website www.butyoudontlooksick.com tonight and read this story. Although the writer, Christine Miserandino, is a woman with lupus, her spoon theory is a very accurate description of what it feels like to live with fibromyalgia.
PLEASE, if you are my friend or family member, I would really appreciate you reading this spoon theory. I really think it will help you to understand me and the choices I have to make. There are times that I do things because I feel embarrassed to not do them or to ask for help. I don’t want to seem weak or to risk having people think I am a hypochondriac. I always pay the price for pushing myself too hard…and then I have to answer to Ed who knows that I know better.
If you don’t know me personally but you know someone who lives with a chronic illness or if you yourself have a chronic illness, I encourage you to read this article.
Thanks for taking the time to read the spoon theory.