Today, May 12th, 2012, is National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. I was officially diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2009 although I had symptoms of it for 2-3 years prior. Fibromyalgia has so completely changed my life to the point where I am unable to work or do much of anything even at home. I wanted to share this amazing graphic with you that tells how widespread this disease is, how it affects people with the disease, and the history of the disease.
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This invisible illness affects many people and is life altering. Please be supportive and encouraging to those you know who have this disease (Top 10 Things NOT to Say to Someone With Chronic Illness).
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