As I sit here watching Autopsy: The last
hours of Marilyn Monroe…
I can’t help but wonder, “Could she have had Fibromyalgia?“ So many symptoms and similarities that we share, and that’s always what has made me feel a connection to this beautiful yet tortured being.
The one significant difference is, I’m cautious about the medications I take, and NOTHING in excess, ever! But there are those of us that feel there is no other way to cope, and I can understand that.
- She was molested as a child✔
- Had endometriosis✔
- Had a lot of stress and anxiety✔
- Today she would have been diagnosed as Bipolar (Me, not as far as I know)
- Dealt with a lot of pain for various reasons✔
- Had severe depression✔
- And couldn’t sleep at night✔
She was prescribed (and given by friends) an enormous amout of medications, which appeared to be much more than she should have taken. Now, I can say this with certainty, that if she did have Fibro… it could have been overlooked or dismissed. Just as it had with me (as well as many other fibro warriors) throughout my tumultuous life. She felt trapped, as did I. Which lead to poor life choices, and quick thoughtless decisions that could have ultimately lead to her demise…
If she was here with us today, would she be diagnosed with Fibromyagia? I’m not a physician of course, but through my vast experiences, and what I’ve learnt about the late Marilyn, it does seem quite likely. I know there will be those that say this is complete nonsense! And to that I say, ” Yes, maybe. Because this is clearly just speculation. I‘m allowed that Right?” Maybe if she had recieved a proper diagnosis, what ever that may have been, she would have lived a longer and less tortured life? I say that because, if I had received a proper diagnosis earlier in life, mine may have been quite different as well. I’m here and alive now, but still, I’ll never know what could have been… I may only speculate…
I am a collector of Marilyn Monroe items. Amongst those various things, I have an original Life magazine with Marilyn gracing it’s cover, which I’ve framed. People have called her many things… only I see the smart, sweet, beautiful, and tortured soul that she truly was, not the ditzy dumb blonde that many choose to see. There is so much more below our “book” covers. Those things that are invisible to the naked eye, but can be seen…if you’d only take the time to look closely, thus honestly, try to understand those hidden treasures and demons we all may have stashed away beneath our smiles.
💜 Happy 91st Birthday Marilyn 💜
Remember, as always…
You are not alone! Love you all 💜💋 MJ
FIBRO Warrior, My New Normal