Well, something I knew all along but hoped I was wrong. Was that my Mother, who once had Fibro as bad as I but is now in some sort of remission, said that she's sick of me playing the "victim." And that I'm teaching my kids, especially my daughter this. I just need to find out what works for me (like she said she did), and do it. I have read practically every book out there, done practically every treatment protocol there is, and although I found a med combo which controls my pain most of the time, I still get flared up, and the ONLY thing that I can do during those times is rest or sleep in bed. You know, like when you have the case of a bad flu. Sometimes it takes 3 days of this. Apparently, I am giving into my illness and playing the victim, instead of what the truth is, that is I"M TAKING CARE OF MYSELF and doing what works to get me better (which most often is REST). Apparently by acknowledging this illness, I am somehow giving into it and not fighting it. I cannot believe how unempathetic and downright ignorant this kind of thinking is. And from my own Mother no less.
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