Wednesday, November 19, 2008
This has not been a good day for me. In truth, my fibromyalgia (http://www.fmaware.org/site/PageServer?pagename=fibromyalgia ) is raging. The pain feels like acid running through the muscles, and the stiffness feels like rigamortous. I know, from life experience, that the weather is the blame. It is bitter cold today, but for the past weeks it has been raw. The combination is lethal...well, not that extreme except for when it affects those around me. I am miserable and I show it. I don't want to, but it's too hard to be "upbeat and happy" when the pain is so severe. I barely have the strength or fortitude to rise up out of a chair let alone rise up for those around me. I wish people would be more compassionate about this condition that doesn't show itself except through facial expressions. My face shows the misery and sometimes the look is misread. I am hoping that those I have offended today can find it in their hearts to forgive.