My first mammogram was one of the worst days of my life. To make matters worse, it was my anniversary. It was so traumatic for me that I spent the whole next year dreading the next mammogram.
I met Carrie through a mutual fibro group. When we chatted, she shared that she lives in Taiwan away from her family in Canada. My family lives all over the States but I can't imagine being a continent away from my family. Continue below for Carrie's story about her own journey of coping with pain. … Continue reading Finding New Creative Projects for Coping with Pain
We have all heard about "old Arthur" that issue where your joints are hurting and stiff. It keeps you from exercise and even doing much walking. But did you know there are over 100 types of arthritis? Wow! And I've only really heard of three of them. #rheumatoidarthritis
There's is nothing more frustrating to me than fibro fog. My mind just won't think straight and it seems to just come on for no reason at all. I start switching up my homonyms and forgetting the most common words. My friend, Nan Jones wrote a letter about this for me to share with you … Continue reading What is Fibro Fog? Why are you Crashing?
When I share about fibromyalgia, oftentimes is to women. And it's true the majority of people with fibromyalgia and other chronic pain issues are women. But there are men that suffer as well. (And I'm not talking about our husbands. ha!) I recently met Jonathan Thorn. When I heard his story I decided it was … Continue reading God is There in these Shards of Ice
I recently had an Occipital Nerve Block done. It can be a bit scary to think about having a long needle stuck into your neck going upward toward your brain stem. I have had about a dozen of these and they are so helpful for me. So... I thought maybe I should explain what it is and share my experience.
Fibromyalgia - I'd love for you to come along with me on this unpredictable journey.
Do I Know Pain? Yes. I have known pain; as the short, fat girl who was always chosen last to years of chronic pain, to the pain of betrayal and deceit that crushes your soul. I have felt physical pain and emotional pain. But there is something else I have known - I am finding … Continue reading Finding God in the Pain of Life
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When you get to my age, you can probably expect to get doctors' orders for a stress test. After all, we have all got to keep a check on our hearts. Heart attacks, strokes, and other issues can easily sneak up on us without even a clue. To learn more about the why of stress … Continue reading What to Expect at Your Nuclear Stress Test