It used to be that I wouldn’t tell people I have fibromyalgia. It’s unlike having any other disease because you get so much negative feedback on it. I’ve tried to be more open this year about telling people about it because my life really doesn’t make sense unless someone knows. I have been met with:
1. Maybe you aren’t really sick. Maybe you are a hypochondriac.
2. Are you sure you are sick? You don’t look sick.
Dealing with the way other people deal with this disease is probably my least favorite part other than the actually being in pain all the time part. How do you answer those questions?