Hi there, my name is Mouse! Thank you for visiting my page.
I am a mother, wife, entrepreneur and blogger. It is my goal to raise awareness about illnesses which are very dear to my heart; anxiety, depression and chronic illnesses. Personally, I suffer from all of these. My chronic illness being Fibromyalgia.
Every day is a struggle. I am always tired, I suffer from headaches, pain throughout my whole body and poor sleep quality. On top of that, I struggle with finding the motivation to do the most simplest of things, I have low self-esteem, I feel hopeless and helpless and yet I worry about everything. Sound exhausting? Tell me about it!
Depression is such a cruel punishment. There are no obvious indicators such as fevers, rashes, etc. Blood tests show nothing and you are simply left with the erosion of yourself. Just like cancer, it is essentially a solitary experience; a room in hell with only your name on the door. So many people suffer in silence with this debilitating condition all because nobody likes to talk about it. It is crazy to think that there is such stigma around these conditions in the 21st Century.
I want to be able to tell myself that I am strong for getting out of bed in the morning when it feels like a living hell. I want to feel brave for doing things even though they make me scared and anxious but I feel like a failure at times. People have said to me “it’s all in your head”. Do you honestly think that I want to feel this way? I am exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel. I worry that my depression and anxiety are always going to keep me from being the person I dreamed of becoming.
Imagine: that you can’t keep your eyes open because they hurt too much, you can’t go for a long walk because just taking a few steps makes your heart beat too fast. Your whole body hurts like you have the flu every day and certain noises make you jump, or make your head feel like it’s going to explode. You can’t put one foot in front of the other because your legs don’t work, you are not able to fall asleep for days on end. This is my life, this is what it is like to live with Fibromyalgia.
If I can raise awareness for all of these conditions, then people who are suffering will not feel so isolated. It is time for everyone to scream from the rooftops and say ‘IT IS OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY’!
No one should feel embarrassed to say ‘I am struggling’. No one should ever feel that they are being judged by the outside world purely because they do not conform to the ‘normal’ members of society. Barriers of fear, ignorance and stigma are broken down when people take the risk to break the silence and speak out by sharing their struggles of living with a mental or chronic illness or by sharing the struggles of loving and caring for a family member. Please follow my blog to support my stories and share my experiences!
Let’s break the stigma!