…do I tell folks about this diagnosis?
I didn’t tell everyone in CalSERVE I was having all this pain and stuff because I honestly thought it would go away after finals, either by stress removal or through medication. So now I know this is chronic and is
probably gonna come back.
So who do I tell? Will people start thinking I can’t handle stress and responsibility or I’ll have a flare up? What if that’s true?
Does keeping it a secret make it worse? Or add to mental health/physical health connection stigma? Does it even matter?
…it looks like the wait is over. I’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia.
Couple more tests, still chilling out here, but the doctor seemed really confident. And it makes a lot of sense that this is it. Hasn’t totally sunk in yet.
Now we know what we’re dealing with. Here we go.
Except I can’t physically fight because it’s too painful but STILL!!