May 12th is Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Just like breast cancer awareness turns social media pink during October, fibromyalgia awareness groups are encouraging us to turn Facebook purple for the month of May!
This is important to me because I have fibromyalgia and it is a daily struggle. For an explanation of the condition, see this post.
Why do we need to spread awareness? Because there are many people who do not understand this condition; worse there are people who think it is made up and all in our heads. We just want your support. We want your compassion and understanding. More than anything we need you to understand what is expressed in the graphic above; that we do not want to be this way. If we had any choice in it we would be all better and would no longer feel the pain, fatigue, cognitive disruption, and sleep problems that we deal with every single day.
If you would, please do your part to spread awareness.