Fibromyalgia · What I'm Learning

Living with Fibromyalgia ~ Barbara

Barbara Bowen

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia many years ago.

I knew something was wrong for years but no doctor I went to could figure out the problem. Finally I went to a rheumatologist who diagnosed Fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and degenerative disc disease.

I find my body gets so tired. I just rest as much as I can.

I still work and I have good days and bad days. Some days I feel like I’m coming down with something. I ache all over just like I have a fever. It’s just part of the disease. I tell people I feel like the Princess and the Pea. If there is a little fold in my bedclothes, I will hurt all day from that.

My life changed a lot.

When you have Fibromyalgia, you learn not to plan things because you never know how you are going to feel. I can feel good in the morning and by the afternoon feel awful. It is not like that every day, but it does happen a good bit.

I do thank the Lord for helping me find good doctors and for giving me peace through this journey. He also gives me a lot of willpower I need to get up and go to work each day.

Barbara Brewer Bowen


Barbara is a friend of mine who is following this series and was willing to share her experience with us. If you can relate to her or would like to encourage her, leave a comment below.

I know that I can relate to her situation, especially that “fold in the sheet” problem! 🙂

Thanks for sharing Barbara!

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