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People Might Not Understand. ... (Part Two) (Fibromyalgia)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Sunday, March 18, 2012

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A woman continues to deal with chronic pain that is beyond her control, which has left her frustrated and feeling hopeless.

If you think things have gotten any better, think again.  If anything, things have remained the same or gotten worse in some aspects.

People continue to judge me whenever I go anywhere.  They say I look fine.  Well, maybe I do, but I don't FEEL fine.  I feel as if I have been used as a personal punching bag.  My body HURTS.  I'm not just talking minor aches and pains like when someone gets a headache or a pulled muscle once in a while: I'm talking severe, unrelenting, ongoing pain that never lets up!  

I hurt everywhere.  My shoulders.  Neck.  Back.  Hips.  Knees.  Feet.   Wrists.  Fingers.  Elbows.  My muscles, bones, and joints all compete for attention.  There is no relief; pain meds help for a time, but the pain comes back.  It.  ALWAYS.  Comes.  Back!!!!  And oftentimes it is worse than ever before!

I try to eat the right things, to see if that will help, or get the needed sleep, but the pain has me awake two or three hours later.  I am lucky if I get two to five hours of sleep a night.  

To while away the time, I play Angry Birds, Angry Animals, or Farmville on Facebook, or chat with friends.  Or I read or watch the stupid pay-for-view ads (or whatever in the hell they're called) on television.  Or if it's storming, I watch the rain, hail, or lightning as the storm rolls through.  Then I go back to bed and cry myself to sleep because I am so exhausted it isn't funny!

I have gone to more doctors than one can shake a stick at.  This doctor says this; another one says something totally different, and then I am left wondering if I should be locked up in a mental institution because then I thnk I must be going mad.  It's enough to drive me to an early grave!

Well, I'm going to see if I can get some sleep, but I wouldn't be suprised if I am back up within two hours.  You just watch: I will probably be awake by three, three thirty.    Just keep me in your prayers; I feel as if God has totally given up on me and as a result, I have lost all hope!  Thanks in advance!

~To be continued.~

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Reviewed by Rose Rideout 3/20/2012
Very well written Karen.

Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/19/2012
This is a well done story Karen, you capture the feelings, the pain, well, good job
In Christs Love
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/19/2012
This "hits so close to home," Karen since my best friend suffers from this condition. I can only empathize since I cannot know what it would be like to be thus afflicted. Thank you. Love and best wishes,
ton ami de la C-B, Canada,

Reviewed by Paul Berube 3/19/2012
Well done, Karen.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/19/2012
You capture it, well .. OUCH. I know. I live with IT daily. Well done, Karen.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/18/2012
Eileen, this story is NOT about me. It's totally fiction! Still, thanks for the encouragement; it is needed! Appreciate it and love you!

(((HUGS))), much love, and continued prayers~

As always, your friend in Texas, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/18/2012
Karen, I'm sorry to hear you have such problems,but believe me you are not alone. I suffer in much the same way. The only relief I get is from prayer,and time I spend in the Bible. I have very strong pain meds but they only help slightly and make you sleepy... Wish I could give you some help,but the best thing is to make a decision to really stop thinking about how you feel and occupy your mind with writing,and other things you like to do and keep at it until you can at least forget your misery for a few hours. It takes time to learn how to forget your feelings,and do other things,but it does help once you get used to it.You are in my prayers daily, stay hopeful, you never know what a new day may bring;-) love and blessings!


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