Letters to Friends About Living with Fibro

my life with fibro
photo credit: Viri000 @ Pixabay                      modified by Mandy

 

Dear {fill in the blank},

I’m writing these letters in response to your questions. Thanks for asking about my health. I know you have been concerned about all the pain I have been experiencing. It has really been a difficult time. I’m so thankful that Michael and the kids have been right here for me but I feel so badly that they are all having to double up on the work.  I am also not used to just sitting around, As you know, I am usually always working on the next big project but now I am unable to get around without great pain. Even on good days, I have to be careful not to overdo because fatigue will take over the next day and maybe longer.

As I am able, I will write you about all the issues I am dealing with. Again thanks for your concern and your prayers. It means more to me than you can imagine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Project: Letters to Friends

This is the beginning of a project to help our friends understand the invisible syndrome, Fibromyalgia. I have engaged the help of some fibro warriors to guest write and help share their stories in letter form so as to help you better understand our plight. Links to these letters will be added below as they are completed. Please be patient with us as pain and fatigue make it difficult to accomplish a lot.

Letters Coming Your Way Soon

March 16     What is a typical day like now? from Bettie Gilbert

March 23      What were the first symptoms you noticed?   from Mandy Farmer

March 31     Where is your pain? What does it feel like?  from Selina Huffman

April 13         Why are your tired all the time? from Winslow Dixon

April 27         What is crashing? Why Does it happen?  from Nan Jones

May 12          Have you tried Physical Therapy or Exercise?

 

Coming Soon

What triggers Fibromyalgia? Do you have other diseases along with this?

Is there medicine for it?

What can I, as your friend, provide for you?

Is it hereditary?

Is there a cure?

Do you have lots of expenses?

Why do you cancel our plans?

What is a flare?

What are “spoons”

Do you have to be on a special diet?

 

Do you have a question? Leave a comment and we’ll try to answer

 

In the Meantime

Here is my story in a nutshell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Any Fibro Warriors out There

If you would like to write a “letter” on any topic, please contact Mandy using the form below