What To Remember When You’re Experiencing Fibromyalgia Fatigue

https://themighty.com/2017/11/feeling-guilty-because-of-fibromyalgia-fatigue/

Today, someone referred to my fatigue as “laziness”. It wasn’t said in passing, it was said with pure maliciousness.

On occasion, I will say “I’m so sick, I can barely get out of bed. It makes me feel terrible, and lazy.” Those are MY feelings. However, THAT DOES NOT GIVE ANYONE ELSE THE RIGHT TO SAY IT TO ME. If you don’t live my pain every single day for a year, then you don’t actually understand and no, you’re not “being patient”, you’re throwing my illness in my face and that is UNACCEPTABLE. If I had said “Someone said I was lazy because of my illness.”, this person would disagree and remind me how hard my body is fighting pain every single day, but like I said, it came from a place of maliciousness.

It’s important not to get too comfortable anywhere, with anyone. I can forgive a person at times, chalking up their venom to a bad day, but other times, I make sure to remember precisely what was said and how.

I used to accomplish more on a “lazy day” when I was healthy, then other people could accomplish in months, so I’m going to let this one fly, but no, I haven’t forgotten or forgiven it. I was raised better and smarter than that.   

 

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One thought on “What To Remember When You’re Experiencing Fibromyalgia Fatigue

  1. I had someone tell me that all I do is “sit around doing nothing all day” every day, as a way to wound me. In the moment it was a shock, but considering who those words came from it shouldn’t have surprised me and those words no longer have any effect on me.
    Unfortunately, for the person who said them, it means I no longer trust or want them in my life because they had a front row seat to all I was going through, which gave them too much access to my suffering.

    I hope you are able to see this for what it is: a person lacking in compassion who, because they weren’t feeling good about themselves, tried to make you feel bad about you.
    Don’t let anyone make you feel bad about being ill when you already have so much to cope with.
    I’m sending positive energy to help you release any anger you might feel 💛

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