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So Long, Old Friend

This is dark to light. Trigger warning given. If this feels heavy and ugly to you, please know, as I write this I free myself. It matters not that these words be read, but that I write them and share them with others that might suffer similar circumstances.


I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia sometime during 2015. If you don’t know what that is, may I extend a heartfelt GOOD FOR YOU. Seriously. You do not want any of that syndrome, condition, or whatever they are calling it this year near your life. It is a condition where you experience pain all over your body, which either depresses you, or exacerbates existing depression, which causes more pain.

One star ride. Do not recommend.

Before giving it the name Fibromyalgia, they used to call it “phantom female pain” because 80% of those reporting similar symptoms are women, illustrating how seriously the medical community considers the problem. Stupid women and their problems, amirite?

If you can taste the sarcasm, it is intentional.