Meet Hilary Neumann! She has lived with Fibromyalgia and several other diagnoses for many years. In the video below she tells her story of how she handles living with fibromyalgia. Her strength and determination to live her best life has shown me how to power through when living with a fibromyalgia diagnosis. Listen to her story below:
Hilary has lived with fibromyalgia for twenty years and has tried many different treatments. Today, she is trying “outside the box” treatments like aqua-therapy and massage. However, these treatments are not covered under her insurance. It is important that fibromyalgia patients have treatments that are accessible, not just available. This is why it is so important that we continue to let our legislators know how fibromyalgia affects us daily.
Hilary’s story is one I’m sure many of you can relate to. She lived with fibromyalgia for twenty years without an actual diagnosis. She sought out treatments. Really, trying anything she could to take control over her symptoms. All the while, living her life and raising her kids. The strength I saw in her while telling her story was very inspiring.
“I’m suffering from a silent disease. I hurt every day. I hurt from head to toe. My brain fog is actually my brain hurting.”
Hilary’s husband is supportive of her illness and just like us is also frustrated by it. It is so important that we have people around us for support. It makes me so happy that Hilary has someone in her corner to help her power through with her fibromyalgia diagnosis.
“I don’t want to be treated differently. I just want you to understand. Don’t think that I’m lazy, that I can’t do it. I CAN when I feel good.”
Again, I want to thank Hilary for telling us her personal story. Also, for showing us that we can still live our best life, we just have to power through! If you would like to connect with Hilary you can do so through Facebook:
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