WE tend to be judged according to how WE look.
I must say as far as how I look. I look very young for 44!
Nobody believes my age....
I find most people who see me base their decision on me having Chronic Pain as it can't be possible... She looks fine! I hate this....
I can honestly say because of this standard I tend to push myself even further. I tend to try not to show exactly how bad I am doing. I get tired of people assuming because I look fine there can't be pain.
I hide my pain very well.
Don't get me wrong the pain is excruciating and it does me in. I just find ways not to have to be around people who judge so stupidly.. If somebody was to tell me they hurt... I simply understand they hurt.
I do not like being asked how I am doing! I actually hate it.
Honestly what do I say to somebody I feel like shit and life sucks, nobody wants to hear that.
Things that make living with Fibromyalgia tolerable for me!!!
I quit blaming myself and criticizing myself to do better.
This is not my fault! I am doing the BEST I can!
I quit overdoing everything and learned to pace things out.
I make big projects small. I make time for breaks! The pain is NOT worth it!
I stopped pushing myself to do unrealistic things.
I know I can do things but I will pay deeply!
I stopped listening to others thoughts on who I am.
Walk in my shoes and then judge me!
I am working on not putting myself last.
This is an ongoing problem for me!
I do not put all my hopes on somebody taking this all away.
It is God's timing!
I am working on stress release issues.
I believe stress makes, creates and aggravates my pain.
I am learning tension release exercises that really work.
This took years to learn!
I do not believe Fibromyalgia cures are learned in a book.
I did the research! It seems everybody who doesn't endure Fibromyalgia seems to have a cure for it....
Knowledgeability is the ANSWER