There has been a lot of progress the last few years in recognition for fibromyalgia. I remember when my sister was diagnosed (though it turned out she didn’t have it) several years ago, I had barely heard of it. Now just a few short years later when I tell people that I have fibromyalgia, they usually say “oh yeah, I saw a commercial for that.” We, the fibro community have a lot to thank advertisers for, since if there is a commercial for it, well then it must be real.
However, one thing that has irked me for the past year is the every time I type fibromyalgia it pops up in spell check. I have typed fibromyalgia four times in this post, and so I have four red squiggly lines in it as well. I’ve decided that we (the fibro community) will know we have really gained acceptance when spell check accepts us!