Cartooning Fibro; trying to maintain my sanity with humour
So, I’ve had this flare going on since Christmas. Twice I was elated that it had passed, tricked into thinking all was well once more and I began in earnest to ticking off all the outstanding chores that built up whilst I was out of action. Only a day went by before the pain erupted and I was swamped with fatigue. Roll forward another few weeks and the same thing happened all over again.
I will confess that being a mother I am tormented by guilt; guilt that my kiddos have to observe their mother this way; guilt that my laundry has built up to monstrous proportions and that ‘take out’ will have to replace home cooking.
I’m also very aware that the longer this goes on, the harder it will be to face the world positively but that I absolutely need to or I could remain depressed which is brutal all round and/or I’ll trigger the pain cycle once more.
So this blog post will use funny to draw attention to the nuances of Fibro; one in an attempt to make myself feel a bit more upbeat, a little bit of catharsis’s and two it’s def much easier for others to want to read about and ‘get’ the experiences of others. Here we go…
Final note to my readers. By no means have I intended to underplay the experience of other fibromyalgia sufferers, this post aimed to capture the pain and suffering caused by fibromyalgia in a manner that enables me to process the affliction when I’m not feeling so good.