Hi! Welcome to Fabulous & Fatigued – a safe space that actually gives two F’s about you and the life you live. Lets start with the basics!
What’s my story?
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia fourteen years ago. I remember not knowing how to spell or even pronounce it, let alone knowing what it meant to have to live with it! Tears rolled down my face for two reasons – the relief that I finally discovered the cause of my excruciating pain and the realization that I was going to be in the same pain for the rest of my life.
Fast forward fourteen years, I’ve had my share of struggles, disappointments, and frustrations. It’s difficult having an invisible illness – being in a place where nobody can ever tell how it impacts you on a daily basis, yet it affects every single decision you make in your life. I’ve come to realize that I consider it to be a blessing, and a curse at the same time.
Why this blog?
If there’s anything I’ve learnt over the past fourteen years, it’s that people don’t know enough about chronic illnesses and how life limiting they can be. Due to this lack of awareness, most people can come across as insensitive in their interactions with us and usually have a very hard time understanding us. This blog is a means for me to play my little part in getting these important and meaningful conversations started.
What’s in it for you?
Through this platform, I hope to do for others what nobody could do for me – share my feelings and experiences with people who are in the same boat as me, motivate them on their bad days, provide them with a support group that focuses on the tools required to help them live their best lives, and lastly, remind them that their illness is not who they are, but just something they live with.
So if you’re looking for a little motivation to get out of bed, a little inspiration to work on your goals, a little energy to get you going, then look no further – I’m here to remind you that even though we might be extremely fatigued, nobody can stop us from being our fabulous selves!
With love and spoons,