April 29, 2014
Do you have a good support system? Or is it just yourself.
It’s been shown that someone with a chronic illness lacks a strong support system, because the ones around them don’t believe that they are even sick.
How many times have you heard, it’s all in your head, suck it up, we all go through hard times, I’m tried but you see I’m still going. And the list goes on…
When you have loved ones who try really hard to understand, it helps but that isn’t good enough. One doesn’t want to be treated like they can’t function, but they did to know that you not only understand but you get it.
How many times do you get questioned why? Why do you feel that way, why is that happening. If you give someone something to read, that list all the symptoms you deal with everyday, how could one ask what is wrong. The easier question is what isn’t wrong.
I think the more awareness that gets out about fibromyalgia, the more support we have from the people around us. I wish there could be more commercials; not on medicine but explaining. And truly I only see one commercial that shows on my television and that’s about the drug Lyrica. [thats it.] I’m saying are we less important than someone else with any other disease?
It’s not always enough to have support financially, for the ones of us who have a tough time working anymore.
It’s very important to have emotional support. Any kind of pain takes a toll on ones emotions and their spirit can suffer. It’s one thing to listen but you really hear what someone’s saying and respond with kind, helping, healing words makes a huge difference.
Pain can make it easy to want to give up, but a helping hand and someone letting you know they believe in you and are there for you means a lot.
Also we want so much help and support but we have to want to help ourselves as well.
REMEMBER TO ALSO SUPPORT YOURSELF, SET SMALL MAYBE DAY TO DAY GOALS AND PROVE TO YOU THAT YOU BELIEVE IN YOU.