As I am learning through the sudden and tragic death of my Sister, the symptoms of Fibromyalgia and Polyarthralgia are greatly MAGNIFIED by grief!
The difficulty with short term memory that is often experienced by Fibromyalgia sufferers IS magnified! That “Fibro Fog” is like having HUGE memory lapses! I have felt that I am losing my mind! I cannot track my thoughts….cannot keep straight any thought! I will stand up and not remember what I was going to do! I am stopped mid sentence! I just completely lose my track of thought!
No…this is NOT a sign that I am LOSING my mind (although it FEELS like it!)! This is just part of what those of us with Fibro deal with! I know that everyone dealing with grief will find that he/she will be dealing with memory issues!
Grief is TOUGH! Dealing with the sudden, tragic death of a loved one IS the HARDEST thing we will ever have to deal with! Yet….the horrific tragedy is SO magnified….SO enlarged for those that also deal with Fibromyalgia and Polyarthralgia!
I recently met a new friend who has Fibro! She also suffered a sudden, tragic loss of a loved one! WOW! It was like looking in a mirror! We were finishing each other’s sentences…..we were jointly expressing (that means….I would start and she would finish the sentence!) our feelings!
An IMMEDIATE partnership was made! We KNEW INSTANTLY that we were JOINED in OUR experiences! Even though our losses were different…..she had lost her Partner……I had lost my Sis….we were ONE in the experience!
Her doctor had also told her to move to “the desert”…. not an option in her situation….yet….another affirmation for us!
We have this unique opportunity to move foreward…..to move….to change our lives! And….YES we are going to take it!
I am SO looking forward to a chance to feel better….a chance to have some sort of relief!!!
Comments on: "Fibromyalgia, Grief and Pain" (1)
Firstly, I am sorry for your loss. Sudden grief is very difficult for fibros! What you said about fibro fog is so true, it was like reading a chapter on my life! It’s impossible to keep a thought in your head and it becomes almost impossible to function.
Secondly, I’m very glad to hear that you found the silver lining in all of this…a new friend! Finding the silver lining with fibro can be difficult. Finding a new friend can be even more difficult! But you were very blessed to have found this friend. I’m excited for your new adventures and I wish you well!