A dear friend painted my nails once and gave me a spa treatment for my birthday. This article is great for people who care for and about people with Fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses!
If someone you know and love has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you might feel helpless, but you don’t have to be. Friends play an essential role in helping those who live with a chronic illness. It’s important that people with fibromyalgia feel truly cared about and that they are not forgotten, many people with this invisible illness are left feeling isolated; fibro affects mobility, lifestyle and independence.
Here are some ways to support a friend with fibromyalgia:
- Ask, “Do you want company watching a TV or a movie? I could come over for a couple of hours.”
- Burn a CD of your friend’s favourite songs or a selection of relaxing music.
- Just sit and listen to how your friend is feeling. You may not fully understand how he or she feels, but let them know that you are there for them.
- When you’re at the supermarket call your friend and…
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