By Jessica Martinez
I am 27 years old and I live in the body of a 70 year old woman who suffers from fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue for 3 years.
Consequences: tiredness, lack of memory, blurred vision, headaches and neck pain, sciatica, irritable bowel …
And I can not be a mother, my medications can cause fetal malformations and I can not do without them. I have a disability of 42% and companies save a lot of money when they hire me.
At the beginning, everyone understands me, but they change as epidemics occur due to greater effort.
So nobody understands me. I lost the last 4 jobs due to my illness .
My medical reports confirm that I can not work more than 20 hours a week.
How can I live with this salary without help? I force myself to work 30 hours with a lot of pain.
Outside of work I do not have a life, I have to do an absolute rest to give the maximum, I spend the week pretending that I am well and secretly crying because I can not, because it is hell
This disease is very hard. Doctors should stop treating us with indifference … I need help because I need to live, to be able to enjoy the little things and not feel dead in life anymore.