Being The Daughter Of A Mom With Fibromyalgia


Being the daughter of a mom with fibromyalgia is tough, it can definitely put a strain on that mother daughter relationship because sometimes it feels more like a relationship between you and your mom’s fibromyalgia than a relationship between you and your mom. I have learned that there are good days and there are bad days. Days she needs more support, more help, more positive words, more love, etc., and there are days where she needs her space because she is feeling a little extra crappy, a little extra emotional, and a little extra frustrated. I don’t know about anyone else, but I was blessed with a pretty amazing mom! One who is a great role model, one who shows great amounts of strength and also perseverance. I have learned a lot of things from my mom, but I want her to know that even though having fibromyalgia may be horrible, and may make life feel unbearable at times, mom, I hope you know that I love you to the moon and back and always will, no matter what.

Being the daughter of a mom with fibromyalgia has made me realize and accept the fact that there are gonna be days when mom is going to need me to run to town to get groceries because driving to town, walking around the store, and carrying heavy bags can make her really tired and really hurt. There are going to be days where she needs an extra hug. There are going to be things that she misses, like choir concerts or sporting events because getting up, getting ready, and then sitting in some uncomfortable auditorium chair for 2 hours is going to make her hurt so much more tomorrow. But I have learned that it is ok if she misses a few of those things, because I know she is always thinking about me when I’m doing them, and she’s always excited to hear about them when I get home.

Being the daughter of a mom with fibromyalgia can be tough, because some days you feel so helpless, which is one of the worst things! Watching your mom suffer and struggle is hard, and knowing that she wants to do more than her body physically allows her to is so hard to see. Mom, I just hope you know that I’m here for the good days and also the bad. I am always here as a solid foundation for you. A shoulder to cry on, on the not so good days, a person to laugh uncontrollably with on extra good days, a person to rant to on the extra frustrating days, and I’m also here to try and put a smile on your face every single day. Because even though I am the daughter of a mom with fibromyalgia, I am also the daughter of a damn good mom!

“I love you to the moon and back!”

Love, your “punkin”

by Haley Puddicombe

The daughter of a fibromyalgia sufferer posted a poem to our Facebook page that touched us and many of those in our online community. We hope that you are inspired by it as much as we are.

Everything that once was changed in the blink of an eye, Why my mom, just why. Its an incurable disease that won’t go away, living with her in our home day after day. A disease caused by overactive nerves, Causing destruction as it serves.

Not a day goes by without pain, Living with fibromyalgia puts all other priorities in the back lane. Some days we hangout or go to the mall, But other days we stay home and roll the ball. One day she’ll be fine not a pain in her head, The next day in excruciating pain laying in bed.

Day after day, night after night, Together as one we fight. Against fibromyalgia the score is always zero, My mom, well my mom is my hero.

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