Welcome to Pain FULLY Living
I did not know what FIBROMYALGIA was until I was diagnosed in November 2018. Being the teacher/learner I am, I began to research and found great resources (some really bad). I have become pretty educated about what it is, how it affects me, the whys (as much as there can be), and how to manage it so that I can live my life FULLY, on my terms, even while having pain. I feel that sharing my journey can give insight to others on their own, much like others have helped me.
I welcome you to come along on this journey with me. Maybe we can help one another- learning, sharing, supporting.
Meaning of the Waterlily
The waterlily (or lotus flower) begins growing at the bottom of a muddy, murky pool, and slowly emerges toward the surface, bursting out of the water into a beautiful blossom. During the night the lotus closes and sinks under the water, and emerges again with the sunlight of a new day. As the lotus flower emerges from the mud, and up toward the surface it is completely unstained.
This flower has meant a great deal to me nearly all my life. I grew up on a lake, swimming is one of my favorite things to do (especially in a freshwater lake). The waterlily was always so pristine and beautiful, but when I stepped down in the areas where it was growing my feet would sink into the sludgy muck it rose from. When I first found out I had Fibromyalgia, I was really low. It had side-lined me from my life, leaving me in bed, whimpering most days. However, after a year of wonderful guidance, luck, family and friend support, I began to rise out of that painful mire and realized that I could recreate myself and live a FULL life of passion, love, and hope.
What you will find in this blog:
I am branching out from just talking about my wellness journey with Fibromyalgia and the other health issues I live with, to also sharing on FULLY Living topics that I am passionate about.