Fibromyalgia Awareness. We Fibromites attempt to show the truth about Fibromyalgia while drowning the inaccuracies. We talk. We write. We post quotes and pictures on social media. However, many of us strive to further drive home how much this elephant on our backs really affects our lives every waking moment.
I undertook my first You Tube video to a beautiful but sad song about suicide. We all know Fibro in and of itself is not life threatening. However, the pain is life long and coupled with secondary conditions and the natural aging process, I myself shudder to think what I will feel like in ten, twenty, thirty years time when I can barely get around NOW. The other thing that came to mind was that the suicide rate for Fibromyalgia patients is eight to ten times higher than the average population. This is huge. I get it. I know the feeling of not being able to take it anymore. Enter a life crisis and a few people telling you to “Shape up….” and that is the straw breaking the back. I do not think people realize how both ignorant and arrogant they can be about something they have no concept about. In addition, I find it rich that people assume that if you are in a crisis it is automatically about your Fibromyalgia/ health. I decided to put on my director / editor’s cap and possibly found my newest addiction.
I proudly present my first You Tube Video, to Rascal Flatts beautiful song, “Why”:
Until next time, K.