May is, coincidentally, awareness month for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and mental health. Or maybe it isn’t coincidental at all. Anyone who lives with chronic illness & pain, Fibro or CFS is very likely all too familiar with how disease affects one’s mental health. It produces a myriad of thoughts and emotions that are equally as difficult to manage as the underlying disease itself.
So, in honor of awareness month and all of my fellow chronic illness warriors, I have created a little “friend” who depicts some of the emotions I battle on a daily basis. Because Fibro and CFS are SO much more than pain and fatigue.