"I don't want to feel like this tomorrow, I don't want to live like this today. Just stay with me here now and never surrender."
I honestly don't like posting my "therapy art," but my wonderfully supportive husband says I should.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia at 19 and have been living with it for 7 years now. There's no good way to deal with being in pain every day of your life. It never really gets any less frustrating.
I know it's hard to have someone's understanding unless it's something they've had to deal with themselves. I know most people just don't know what to say. Honestly, the best thing you can do for someone you care about who's having to deal with this is simple: don't give up on them. We don't know when we're going to be "feeling better," if ever. Accept that they may not want to take that trip to the mall with you (most of the time that feels more like a punishment than a fun outing.) They're probably less-than-perfect housekeepers who don't have the energy to have people over. They can't plan for that special party because they never know when a flare-up is going to put them in bed for days. Love them anyway.
This piece is dedicated to every person dealing with Fibromyalgia. I know better than to insert a trite inspirational quote here. Just know that you're not as alone as you might feel.
Acrylic and airbrush paint, tulle, brass wire, collaged words and original photo on canvas board.
Lyrics belong to Skillet. That song had me in tears.