Ask any Spoonie, I bet every single one can recount an embarrassing Fibro moment connected to their chronic pain illness.
I’ll go first as mine is a spectacular fail! Here is one of my embarrassing fibro moments…
So, I was in the middle of a painful flare one mid-October… seriously, I looked like a corpse. I wasn’t just pale, my skin had an almost pale blue tinge to it, not a good look. I was in so much pain.
As is often the case for Spoonies – I woke up one morning and the flare seemed to have simply ‘gone, Poof! As if by magic.
I had gotten some sleep or the flare had simply burnt itself out. Don’t get me wrong, I still looked awful but for the first time in 4 weeks, I was hungry.
Found on looking for something to eat – not a lot in. So I did the typical Spoonie thing of thinking: I’m fine, I will just pop to the supermarket instead of resting as I should.
My face was still that of a Victorian child with consumption, but a little make-up would cure that, right?
Drove to the supermarket feeling quite normal and began to shop. Thank God (I thought) flares over and I’ve nearly got through the shopping.
Walking down the freezer aisle I suddenly got a series of cramps down my left leg, I couldn’t bend it so had to drag it slightly to walk.
Then, OMFG! I got cramps in my right side – the type of cramps that spasm painfully non-stop and just make you fold when standing! I grabbed ahold of a freezer. The supermarket wasn’t too busy thankfully. I couldn’t move but I told myself I was handling it well even though I could barely breathe being in so much pain.
A lady walked past holding a child’s hand. I smiled (well, I thought I had) at the child and he grabbed his mother’s arm “Mum, that woman’s scaring me! She’s got a face like that clown who eats children” (Pennywise) he started whimpering.
Knew I shouldn’t have worn that red lipstick!
I opened my mouth to speak but before I could, I had an ‘all over Dystonia attack’. I started spasms (looking like a human turning Zombie in World War Z. If you don’t know what I mean – watch the clip 12 Seconds to Infection) which sent the child crazy, gasping, running at speed SCREAMING causing the mother to run after him screeching abuse at me as she ran, for ‘scarring her child just because it was nearly Halloween’. 😂
Tired of embarrassing fibro moments? Time to end your chronic pain?
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