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  • I have fibromyalgia, not many people know this but I feel the need to share it so that I may help others or others may help me. I really don't think anyone I personally know understands it, including my family. Do I hide my disease, yes. Why? Good question, I guess it's because I'm scared... because of labeling... sure I have told a few people I work with outside of family, amazing how they just look at you, some ask "what is it" then it's never mentioned again. Some just don't ask at all, they just look at you like you have something they might catch. Then because of how you have trained yourself to not show how much constant pain you are in all the time why should I expect anyone to know or suspect anything, I look normal and happy but I'm not normal...I have a full-time job, sometimes I cry in the morning before going to work because I hurt so bad I don't think I can keep going. But then I know in my heart my job is a big part of my life, I have to stay busy so I don't think about the pain and that's what my work does. I may cry before I go to work but my work helps make me strong, people with fibro need to stay busy or they risk getting worse, exercise and a positive attitude are a must.
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