Wednesday, April 18, 2012


Today is day 18 of the WEGO Health ~ The Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge 2012. I will be writing a post everyday this month and each will in some way focus on what life is like with fibromyalgia (as well as other health issues including migraines, hypothyroidism, and polycystic ovarian syndrome).

Write an acrostic poem using the word "Health" or the name of your health condition.

irst thing in the morning, waking from troubled sleep, gently stretch my arms, my legs, is my body yet awake?

nch by inch, I slowly move, trying to bring myself upright.

ut just as every other day, my body chooses to fight.

easoning with it never seems to work. Regardless I must fight on. First one step, then another, while tightly holding on.

utside the world moves rapidly. I once was part of that race. Now victory comes for me, if I can make it at a slow pace.

orning turns to afternoon as I move along.

esterday's many events are felt the entire day strong.

yearning and a longing for more energy and strength.

ike a few years ago when I could function without break after break.

oing to keep moving. I need your grace and peace.

'm still who I was inside before this illness reared it's hate.

fighter, some days strong, some days weak, still needing to be loved and cared about, please don't run away, but walk with me, there's still much journey ahead. Please don't turn you back, please remain my friend.

What about you? Can you make an acrostic out of your health condition or out of something significant in your life?


  1. This is amazing... I am going to share this with my hubby who doesnt understand what fibromyalgia is doing to his wifes life:)
    Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Jen @ f5

  2. Thanks for your kind comment Jennifer! I pray that my words help him to understand at least a little bit.


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