If you are not already familiar with Lynne Matallana and The National Fibromyalgia Association, you should become so. Lynne founded the NFA in 1997, and has turned her hard work and advocacy for Fibromyalgia patients into the largest nonprofit organization working to support people with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain illnesses. Lynne and the NFA are at the forefront of our Fibromyalgia crusade. Spend some time on the NFA’s website and you will see that they are the leaders in Fibromyalgia awareness and advocacy.
Today I want to share with you this very important video of a presentation Lynne gave in 2007 at a patients conference. It is important to note that she is speaking to patients here. This is not an intro to Fibromyalgia. She is speaking to her peers, to all of us.
The video is an hour in length, so keep that in mind when you prepare to view it, but please do watch it. It will give you comfort to know that the most recognizable Fibromyalgia leader understands and is actively working to better our lives and provide us hope for our future.
Here are some highlights Lynne covers in the presentation:
- We are all different
- You can get better
- There is no magic bullet
- What you are experiencing is real
- You can take back control of your life
- Listen to your intuition
- Give yourself permission to take care of you
- You are a person first, a patient second
- This is our journey
On this journey you are going to learn not only the things that are going to help make you feel better, but maybe even help make you a better person. I think I am much more compassionate. I think I am much more sensitive. I think I am much more aware. Lynne Matallana