Fibro Awareness Month

Hello fibro warriors, I haven’t written in a while due to neck surgery and the fluctuating pain levels in my shoulders and traps & upper back trigger points, it’s been hard to write. Honestly, my brain fog has been rearing its ugly head also and leaving me wordless, drawing blanks…when that usually isn’t a problem for me. I have been so exhausted…feels like I’m never going to catch up on sleep. And even if I do sleep, I never wake up rested unfortunately. I’m sure you all can familiarize with this, It’s very frustrating!!!  That’s why I want to celebrate Fibromyalgia Awareness Month, actually the day is May 12th! it’s so important, to keep this month in mind in hopes for cure, to this awful illness.

There are so many who suffer from fibromyalgia, I like to spread hope and encourage everyone to spread awareness wherever you can. This illness should not be silent. It should be made widley known on how each of us suffer on a daily basis.I still get told, “Well, you look fine” BUT I’M NOT!  I FEEL LIKE I’VE BEEN THROWN DOWN A FLIGHT OF STAIRS A FEW TIMES, other than that I feel awesome lol! (sarcasm)   🙁  Anyone can look fine…it’s what we experience under our skin, at any given moment that can change our whole day drastically. For instance, it’s beautiful out…so I go for a walk…feels ok when I start but within 10-15 min into it my legs start to hurt and I become extremely fatigued. Leaving me with the only option to go lay down and rest with heating pads or ice packs and lastly my medication. Although I’m learning to live with fibromyalgia, I don’t think I’ll ever get used to it. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to my body feeling like a constant bruise 24/7. I have hopes for a cure someday, until then I will be fighting it!



Raquel Palen

Hi guys, my name is Raquel. I'm 42, married to a very loving and supportive husband with 2 beautiful children. I've been living with chronic pain for many years. I was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia by my rhuemetolgist February 2018. It has drastically changed and rearranged my life. I also have been living with bipolar, anxiety and depression for over 20 years. These blogs are my stories of survival and hope, and providing information that I've learned about living with invisible illnesses along the way.
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