You are not your illness?

You are not your illness?

Chronic Illness, Fibromyalgia, Research, Symptoms
You are not your illness I always have a bit of a problem with these statements. On the one hand, yes, I don’t want to be defined by my illness and the pain is not all that I am by any means. I acknowledge the pain limits who I am… by that I mean a certain level of pain sort of muffles the personality. It does not let you to the surface and that is why a certain level of pain is difficult to mask from loved ones… because they can tell your personality has been dulled around the edges and you are simply not all there. But that is pain and by its nature that is the way it is. No one would be any different it just so…
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