Do not confuse my bad days as a sign of weakness. Those are actually the days I am fighting the hardest. This is for anyone in my family who is struggling through a chronic illness, dealing with a heartache or disappointment, or grieving.
Many people say things, unintentionally, not knowing how hurtful their words can be. Here are some of the worst things you can say to someone who is depressed. People have said these things to me.boy did it ever piss me off.
Fibro - this makes me sad when people doubt or claim there is always something you can do better - for those suffering it helps to have someone who has experienced the pain and turmoil of dealing, just dealing.
If I waited to be pain free Id still be waiting! Add fatigue too the pain, of course. And dont forget the payback the next few days. This is one of the reasons I struggle when people tell me I look better or look well today when in truth
Trying to keep up the illusion of normal when you have a chronic invisible illness is very difficult. People around you often focus on what you can't do & how you left them down instead of helping you accept your limitations.
People with Chronic pain & illness want you to know. The eye rolls always piss me off, like, yeah, I hurt too OR I'm tired/struggling/in pain & hurting too. You "normal people" can't have the slightest idea what I'm dealing with & I hope you never do.