Fibro Sick

Beyond the pain, fibromyalgia can usher in so many other issues. Today, I am what I call “fibro sick.” Fatigue crashed over me like a big wave yesterday at 10:30 a.m. Nausea and loss of balance are nearly constant. I’m bothered by odd smells; living in a cold winter clime, somewhat closed in for the season, I’ve nevertheless been smelling a freshly cut lawn. Muscle and joint stiffness makes me feel like an old lady each time I move; I’m only 57!!! Holding a conversation with my husband is difficult because focusing on the topic at hand and searching for words longer than a few minutes is a challenge, in addition to physical discomfort I experience from speaking. The vibration of my sternum and throat cause more nausea as a result of inflamed soft tissue surrounding them. Any activity requires managing the complex of symptoms. I am mentally and physically exhausted. No virus or bacterial infection. No idea how long this round will maintain strength. I’m fibro sick.

post script: Just said to my husband, “I didn’t want to be this when I grew up!”

Published by Sara Z

Writing is one of my passions. Most blog entries are relatively short articles regarding a wide variety of topics. I'm a middle-aged wife and mother of two adult sons. I've been a teacher, counselor, medical transcriptionist, student teacher supervisor, substitute teacher and retail clerk. Staying home now due to fibromyalgia. Seeking purpose.

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