No hall pass.

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Fibromyalgia is a central nervous disorder. With Fibromyalgia come coexisting conditions. Many coexisting conditions. The last time I looked up all the plausible coexisting conditions, being mean to one another was not one of them. Fibromyalgia is not an excuse to simply be mean. So you say, “but I am in pain!” Well so are about 3 billion other people. There are not 3 billion people out walking about hurting others because they are in pain. There are people out walking about who do not have Fibromyalgia or any of its coexisting conditions and they hurt others!

Being on disability is not fun.

Being on disability is not fun.

Being on disability is not fun.

Being on disability comes with responsibility!

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You do not get a hall pass to treat others harshly or disrespectfully because you may have experienced it or been treated that way or because you have pain! You do not get to simply stop trying to improve your self; physically and emotionally. You must go to doctor appointments, searching out the best medications and treatments that will allow you to live your best life, be that best friend, partner, spouse, parent. You must seek out mental health counseling because your life has changed and you must deal with it emotionally and rationally, in a timely manner. You must take charge of your health because you are now living with limitations and that will never go away, this is a chronic condition. No one can do these things for you.

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In closing, I ask that responsibility be taken when due. Accountability is our daily guide. Have you done everything today with no ill-will? You have fibromyalgia, you are part of a community. Whether you like it or not your actions reflect on your fibromyalgia family, but most important of all, your actions reveal the kind of person you are. Are you proud of that person? Would you be friends with that person? Would you want that person in your life?

Time to control what you can and dismiss what was never in your control in the first place.

 

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