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Old 10-18-2016, 10:30 PM #1 (permalink)
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Interest: I have Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, or chronic fatigue.
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Default ....if you say so...

I'm sure many have had this experience, but it was a first for me. On Sunday, I was talking to a friend. She was asking me about some pain I'd been dealing with. I told her, I feel pretty good today! In fact, I haven't felt this good in a long time! She asked me what I meant. I told her, the only severe pain I have right now is in my back! My arms hurt, but it's not unbearable! I'm really tired, but I'm not exhausted! This is actually a great day!! Her response? A great day? ....if you say so, but it doesn't sound too great to me.

All I could think was that I hoped she never was in a position to understand why I was so excited and happy about that. Bit of a wake up call for me. I tend to forget that not everyone has pain as a constant companion, and fatigue is not everyone's way of life. I don't remember what it is like to not have some level of pain in your life. (I've had back issues since I was 8-9yrs old) I don't resent others for not having pain, I just can't imagine it!!
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