Living with Fibromyalgia: In Full Flare

Howdy Folks,

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying sunny skies and warm weather. May is in full swing here in Upstate NY. Lilacs and other flowering plants are in full bloom. Which naturally for me means that the last two weeks have been a push/pull battle of a fatigue and pain flare. Yes like the trees and flowers my fibro is in full bloom. I’ve won the battle for the most part but no one see’s the hidden scars and emotional torment that rear their ugly head most often at night. A constant wax and wane of overbearing fatigue that has made soldiering through the day (let alone work week) all the more difficult. By the weekend I’m completely wore out with nothing left to do but collapse and spend the whole day in bed. So, it should come as no surprise that posts have been hit or miss lately and for that I apologize. But not to much. You see this journey has taught me more than a few life lessons over the past six years or so of battling this invisible illness. Most important being that I do what I can when I can and the things I cannot do, I don’t do and feel no guilt about it. So with that I’ll leave you with an inspiring quote that has helped me stay triumphant over these last few weeks and count each and every one of my blessings every single day.

“People need to get it out of their head that they need to accomplish X, X, and X in order to be happy and realize that personal happiness is INTERNAL, and we can choose to be happy with our current life and situation.  Weeping will endure for the night but joy comes in the morning”

As always stay triumphant.


  1. you are so inspiring, stay strong my special friend <3

  2. Thank you for this and your other posts about Fibromyalgia. You say exactly what I wish I could articulate myself so others could understand. I am learning to cope with my illness and understand when a flare is brewing so to ward it off before it becomes 3 days in bed. I can relate to your posts about “Sick of being sick” and accepting that sometimes my life has to just come to a halt so I can rest. Even if that means there are dishes in the sink! Learning to “let go” of what is unimportant and not feeling guilty or judging myself about it is something I am working on, as is everyone else coping with chronic pain and illness. It is bloggers like you that express the feelings we have with Fibromyalgia that makes us know we are not alone, even on the darkest “flare days”. Thanks again.

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