You Have FM, But You Are So Much More Than FM

You Have FM, But You Are So Much More Than FM
Through the Fog You are much more than your diagnosis! Let's explore that a bit. I think that most of us experienced our fibromyalgia symptoms long before we finally got a diagnosis, some of us for years. We wondered what was wrong with us, and really weren't sure we wanted to know. When our diagnosis finally came, we greeted it with very mixed feelings. Denial, because we did NOT want this! Acceptance, because we FINALLY knew what was wrong and the pain was not all in our head. A kind of a lose/lose situation, would you agree? But underneath all the pain, and never-ending fatigue, there is still an amazing person. You are still worthy of love, you still have a purpose, and you can still make a difference in the world. You have gifts and talents that you can use to bless others. You may have FM, but you are not FM. Your diagnosis is only one dimension of the multi-faceted person that you are. You are a survivor, a warrior, and you have a legacy to leave to future generations. You may be "disabled" but you are not "unable." You can accomplish great things even if it's from your bed, or for short periods of time. Yes, we all have a "new normal." We all get to the point of acceptance in different ways, and by different time tables, and that's perfectly normal. Sometimes we want to share our diagnosis with friends and family, and sometimes we just want to sit with it awhile before sharing it with anyone. It takes a brave person, like you, to share that diagnosis with oth
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