After weeks of a high pain flare I have no reserve left for coping.
Your article is perfect - breaking things down and supplying helpful information to those who really want to understand.
I mean, how unnatural is it to express the innermost core of your being to someone who has never stood within a 100-foot radius of you?
Then there’s the unpleasant aspect of screening through random weirdos — going out to coffee with those who seem fabulous on the computer screen but turn out to, shall we say, not quite pass muster in real life. Maybe I should go back.) The “problem” is, I love what I do so very much, that in most cases — given my time and energy constraints — I prefer to be sitting at my ergonomic desk in my cozy home office, sporting my plaid flannel jammies and big fuzzy slippers, maniacally rubbing my hands together while crafting my latest plot to take over the world. Despite my disability, I am living my dreams — which leaves me with a very low tolerance for anything less than fantastic.
After a string of Internet disappointments and resulting frustration about wasting my time, I concluded that the best way to meet men was to be out there in the real world, doing my “thing.” So I hauled my weary, chronic pain ass to band performances. I don’t have the energy, time, or interest to deal with the hit & miss of random encounters or even the hassle of trolling through the Internet and local papers, looking for something fun to do. Then call me up and tell me where to go, what to wear, and when to arrive.
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My name is Julie Ryan and I live with Fibromyalgia.
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subscribe to my Newsletter to make sure you don't miss a post. *BTW, just a heads up that the post below may have affiliate links (some of my posts do).In some cases of chronic pain, there was an injury, illness or infection that first caused the pain.In other people, though, chronic pain appears and continues without a history of these events. I ache every day..a good day it's low on the pain scale but good days are rare.I hear from young people almost every day who've read my books or articles and write to me about their day-to-day challenges.For many of them, at the top of the list of those challenges is the fact that other people simply don’t believe that a young person could possibly suffer from a condition that might be chronic.I’ve written previously about how chronic illness affects sex in relationships.