I’m no-one special. Just another fibromyalgia victim in a vast sea really.
A few things about me for context
- I’m a female
- I’m 30 something
- I am the mother of two very young children – lights of my life
- I am self-employed and am in marketing and business
- I live in Australia
Why I set up this blog
I set up this blog out of frustration and to use it as a therapy tool. Writing calms and centres me. Along with other things like water, meditation, reading, gardening too.
When I realised what I was dealing with and that it’s a lifelong condition I connected with every resource I could find. Blogs, medical articles, books, Facebook groups. etc. Most of what I found in the online communities was less than helpful. Damaging even to someone newly diagnosed looking for some hope.
A little about me
At this point in time I want my identity to remain completely private. My family is dealing with enough. I’ve left commenting on for posts but the only time I can spend on this is the time I choose to dedicate to it. I’m no longer able to be a “yes, can do” person. Now my time and energy is precious and I spend it wisely focusing on my family, friends and my self-care program which changes shape almost daily.
What I want this blog to do
I hope this blog provides some kind of comfort or hope to others out there suffering alongside me. This condition is suffocating, and has sent me to depths of despair I never knew. But I know I’ll “beat” it and I won’t remain at its mercy. I refuse to let it snuff out even one of my life dreams. And I’ve got a lot of them!