May 12th, tomorrow, is the official Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, chosen because it was also Florence Nightingale's birthday. Naturally, this is a day of reflection for me. Fibromyalgia is a rough condition to deal with. After all, it's an incurable, little-understood chronic pain and fatigue disorder, and every single one of those words brings new complications to the stage. As a disability rights activist and a fibromyalgia sufferer, I'm here to share a little bit about the condition.
Read my own story of how I developed and got diagnosed with fibromyalgia here. A good website for general information about this condition can be accessed here. If you'd like to buy fibro-themed products to share the love and help the cause, head over here.
Now to share some images related to the cause! Our official color is purple and the butterfly functions as our symbol. Check it out!
Fibromyalgia is a hard thing to deal with. Invisible diseases are a real struggle. So thanks for reading and for supporting the cause! I'll see you again next week.
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