Non-blogging friends Joe & Charlene sent a note reminding me that today is the day to help remind others -- who are not otherwise daily reminded -- of what Fibromyalgia is.
But we do know how it effects the lives of some who have it.
A few years ago this was known as International ME/CFS/Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, but an internet search today doesn't find that. Many of us have been diagnosed with both (and several other) conditions; my reading hasn't clarified for me what the difference is, except that folks with M.E./CFIDS are really tired, and folks with Fibromyalgia really hurt -- but most with either suffer both.
I look at that butterfly on the logo up there, and I know that we (patients) are expected to be hopeful and cheerful and spiritual and all that, but I gotta tell ya -- this illness does not feel like emerging, bright and beginning, from some cocooned metamorphosis.
[Crossposted from Watermark]