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Friday, February 25, 2011

Support Fibro Warriors

Like everyone else with fibromyalgia, I have been chastised by Medical Professionals (Doctors and Nurses alike) for "having it in my head that I'm hurting".  Or I'm told that my weight or whatever else is the issue, no wonder I'm in so much pain.  Fibro is often labeled an Invisible Illness because it has symptoms that are felt, rather than seen.  

This quote is kind of wordy but I really like the meaning behind it.  It helps, when those who understand nothing they cannot see try to belittle my intelligence or experiences, when Fibro truly exists... and it is a battle every day. 

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."    ~ "Citizenship in a Republic," Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910


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