Schrödinger girl

When I wake up, most people have finished their day. They can already think of the moment they will get home and proudly say, that’s it for the day ! or at least , that it has been a long one.  They can say they have got something done, whether they enjoyed it or not.  At that same moment, while looking at the sun reaching out for the horizon, I.. Read More

You’re in pain … So what ?

Did suffering from chronic pain made me have less or more empathy toward other people’s pain ? This question is definitely not an easy one. Not easy to answer nor even to ask. We already know that one of the two options isn’t easy to admit but I think that it is crucial to try to answer this question. So let’s talk about my personal experience, on a first person basis to.. Read More

Did you say flare ? I heard care

When diagnosed with Fibromyalgia last year, I didn’t know much about the sickness itself but I had a clue about what « chronic illness » meant. As far as I could remember, it meant that no insurance would actually pay for my medical fees and that I probably wouldn’t be able to play outside with my friends whenever I wanted. That was twenty years ago and throughout the years, I have learned.. Read More

Blame it on #Fibromyalgia

Remember the decision I made about not talking to close ones about my illness ? I never made the presumptuous assumption that this decision wouldn’t bite me in the a** at some point, but to be honest I didn’t think that would happen so quickly. I naively thought that I would have enough time to figure out how to deal with holidays, funerals, family gatherings and birthdays without becoming a.. Read More