Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fibro Flu

Sometimes I think ignorance is bliss...but other times it is just downright outrageous! Have you ever told someone you have Fibromyalgia and then watched their reaction to the dreadful news? It isn't a bad case of the Flu!  Some act as though you just told them you have leprosy and that if they come within 6 feet of you they will catch whatever this horrible disease is! Hilarious. This is why there needs to be public awareness people! There are still a lot of ignorant people lurking around all about us! They have no clue as to what Fibromyalgia is. They have no idea that people with it feel lousy most of the time and that we are not lazy....just plain exhausted and are in pain. Fibromyalgia usually does not travel alone, as I am finding out! It seeks out companions....other diseases! Usually for reasons the medical profession has no real answers for, people who suffer from Fibromyalgia are more likely to suffer from other chronic illnesses along with it. Lupus, Cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcoidosis, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome....just to name a few and I know there are many more. If you happen to be one of those fortunate people out there who are not sick with anything at all then please be understanding when you come across one of us "Fibro Fanatics" and don't shrink away as if you are going to catch the Flu, measles or chickenpox from us! We are not contagious!