I think talking about my health to the NY Times, to the public on my blog has misled people to think that this topic is open for discussion and debate. I know many of you do not read my blog regularly. If you did, you’d know exactly how I feel on this topic and all of this entire post will seem redundant. Because I have been bombarded recently with so much email about it, I am creating this standard letter I can link to it when the same issues arise repeatedly.
When I make comments about my health in person or on the blog, it is nothing more than a “weather report.” It’s sunny, rainy or miserable. Like a weather report, my health changes from day to day, hour to hour. Rest assured, it is not a “cry for help.” I am in good hands. But I do not discuss what I am or am not doing with regards to my treatment plan for my health problems with people who are not my very good, very cute doctors. I definitely don’t discuss with with strangers.
To learn more about fibromyalgia:
“Patient Voices: Fibromyalgia” (NY Times feature)
National Fibromyalgia Association (The best, most up-to-date information about fibromyalgia)
“Air Hugs: Fibromyalgia and the Power of Touch” (My Chabad article)
144 post I wrote where I mentioned chronic pain/fibromyalgia
NOTE: As I reiterate numerous times whether I post about my health, please subvert any desire to respond to this post with a suggestion of “things I should try” for my health. I will ignore and delete any such comments whether they are posted here or emailed to me directly. If you are confused as to why, click on the “chronic pain/fibromyalgia” tag and read ALL of the previous posts.