If that theory is true, then what is the purpose of fibromyalgia in my life? Why do I have pain and brain fog and depression and fatigue? Well, for one thing, I've learned to take better care of myself. I eat healthy foods, exercise regularly and guard my energy. I also learned to appreciate the days that I do feel well and rested.
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But I think there's something more...something deeper. I think that the purpose of fibromyalgia in my life is to learn to love and accept myself, and that includes being a woman. There was a time that I wished to come back in the next life as a man. I was so tired of the monthly hormonal roller coaster, the fibromyalgia and being treated like a second class citizen in a world literally run by men. I wanted a big dose of testosterone so I could go out and conquer the world without having to worry about how everyone else feels or what everyone else needs.
And so, begins my journey to love and accept myself - female, fibromyalgia and all.