I am a newly diagnosed fibromyalgia patient. As soon as I was diagnosed I started doing research on how to live with fibromyalgia. I’m read lots of books and read extensively on the internet, but through all my research I haven’t seen much on living with fibromyalgia and being a mom. It seems like every fibro book I read talks about taking it easy, making sure to take it slow, pacing, keeping low stress, meditating for hours every day etc. and every time I read these I just laugh. When you are a mom you can’t take it slow, and you can’t spend two hours a day meditating!
I also, like every other mom, struggle with my desire and need to be a good mother, only unlike other moms I have to balance that desire with my health. I want my kids to have great experiences, I want them to see things, I want to be that fun mom, but sometimes I can’t because I am too tired and I hurt too much. Being a mom with a chronic illness is tough, and it comes with a lot of guilt.
So I decided I would start a blog about my experiences, mostly for me to keep track, but maybe eventually it will help someone else.