One of Many

Fibromyalgia Syndrome. Two to four percent of the US population is affected by fibromyalgia, that is six to twelve million people. Females make up 90% of those numbers.

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Hi, I’m Kali, I was diagnosed at age 18 with Fibromyalgia Syndrome in 2015.img_1290

I just recently got engaged. I’m looking forward to having a happy little family with my fiance and our future cat children. I’m a chronic illness blogger and a bookworm, never without a book in my hand. Writing and reading for me serve as a good distraction from the pain. I am one of many that suffer in silence because of the stigma that comes with this disease. There is a point that some people reach, afraid to talk to their doctors thinking suicide is the better option to stop the pain. It is not. It will get better. Actively seeking out friends with fibro makes things better, not perfect but better. I live with daily chronic pain … I am one of many.

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Hi, my name is Jill. I was diagnosed in 2016 with Fibromyalgia Syndrome. img_1298

I live in Tennessee and have two boys and three dogs. I like writing letters. I currently have eight penpals. Now, there are eighteen people with chronic illnesses that I send cards in the mail to. Hopefully cheering them up. It is the little things that I find to do for people that give me a sense of accomplishment. I live with daily chronic pain … I am one of many.  

 

 

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Hello, my name is Margie, I became noticeably ill in 2004 and was finally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome in 2009.img_1462

I am 64 and have been widowed for 20 years. I live in Oregon with my daughter and several dogs and cats. I love quilting, but my clingy bitchy fibro leech does not! Now I have a hard time working on anything. I do read a lot. I find if I don’t move around much, she is content. I live with daily chronic pain … I am one of many.

 

 

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Hello. I am Mary (Mol), and I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome in 2017.img_1433

I am happily married, and we live in West Clare, Ireland. We have two chocolate labradors, Max and Loki. I’m a blogger newbie. I love to write, read, and watch tv. I live with constant daily pain … I am one of many.

 

 

 

 

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I’m Jody. Hello! I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome in 1995.img_1452

I am married to a super supportive husband! We have four dogs and live in the dusty desert of Texas, where the expansive night sky feeds my astrology addiction. I’m a proud mother of two grown sons, a bonus daughter, a beautiful granddaughter and a grandson who will arrive in September! I live with constant daily pain … I am one of many.

 

 

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I am lucky enough to call these women my friends. After being diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome in 2001, I fully understand the fighter mentality it takes to be a Fibro Warrior, and these women are the definition!

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Hello. My name is Kim. I also live with constant daily pain … I am one of many.img_1292

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34 comments

      1. I agree. Our illnesses may be invisible, but there is much, much, more to us that is not. I appreciate you calling attention to those of us that suffer. With a louder voice, maybe will come the inability to ignore the need to further research Fibro.

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  1. Wow! This REALLY moved me Kim. Very powerful and made me cry. I cry because I am not alone! I cry because I hate that these beautiful women are hurting! I cry because I know this pain.
    Thank you for this good cry this morning. I’m case I haven’t told you lately, or enough, YOU are my HERO, my inspiration when I feel like I just can’t go another minute, and I love you dearly from the bottom of my heart.
    ~ Your biggest fan and forever sister

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      1. Sounds wonderful and truly pray we can do that someday together. Hoping your day is a good one, too. You must be so excited after the great news yesterday and a bit overwhelmed as well, I am sure! Someday I want to hear all about how you whittled down that house into a motor home. Hubby’s childhood tricycle and other momentous…. what are you doing with these things? You amaze me girl!!!! 💞🤗😘

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        1. I’m exhausted! We will keep a few boxes at the family farm but not much. The funny thing is when Jeff and I started going through everything, the stuff we bought was from 2006. Everything else, accept for a few childhood mementos… we got second hand or free. I like a lot of things as long as nothing matches! I know, I’m weird like that! So selling and donating feels very right.

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