I suffer from chronic pain. I am a happy person, but I have spent many years trying to hide my pain. I was in my twenties when I became so ill and weak I could hardly turn over in bed. I finally discovered that I had ankylosing spondylitis when I was living in Europe.

With autoimmune diseases, additional illnesses seem to crop up at the most inconvenient times.  I have had breast cancer, psoriasis, fibromyalgia, migraines, and am newly diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (sounds like a disease Dr. Seuss invented) and another co-infection of Lyme.

My biggest complaint: Exhaustionimg_0057