Dear friends; If you been around since my diagnosis of fibromyalgia, I'm sure you realize that I am not the same as I used to be. I'm guessing you have noticed that I am no longer the go-getter I used to be and no longer deeply involved with the children at church, as a matter of … Continue reading Simple Things I No Longer Do With Fibromyalgia
Ah, Friend, Happy Holidays! So here we are again at the holiday season. I have always loved so much about the holiday season. I love the cooler weather, the baking, the planning of parties and Christmas decorating and caroling. But most of that is no longer true for me. All these things seem to be … Continue reading Pain Comes for the Holidays
Dear friends; Greetings from my recliner and a heating pad! Did you get to vote in the elections this week? My husband and I managed to get out and vote yesterday in spite of knowing that the lines would be long. And indeed, they were. When we arrived we saw a line that extended outside and through … Continue reading Voting With Chronic Pain
Dear Friend, The other day, when you heard about my diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, you said to let you know if there was any way you could help. I thought I might write to let you know how you can help. I know that you mean well, but this kind of offer kind of puts me in a … Continue reading How Can You Help Someone With Chronic Pain?
What if there were NO Pain?
Dear Friend; You asked me recently how I am doing after my daughter's wedding. It took me until now (about 6 weeks) to recover but it was worth it! It was the most beautiful day and I was able to be right there and most importantly, not in pain! I shared about the wedding on … Continue reading How I Managed Fibromyalgia and Survived my Daughter’s Wedding
Are your Finances holding out? This is a question that most friends and family never think to ask, "How are your finances?" It's a little personal and maybe that is why no one asks but the truth is that sickness can take a big toll on anyone's finances no matter how much insurance you have. … Continue reading Fibro Friend ~ How Are Your Finances Holding Out?
It's time for another Letter to Friends! Right after diagnosis, is probably the best time to share with your friends about fibromyalgia and how it affects you. Mainly because our world is so fast-paced, people will quickly forget that you have a health issue at all, especially when it comes to fibro and … Continue reading Letters to Friends ~ How Are You Doing Since Your Diagnosis?
This week's guest is Sarah from the blog, The Last Days of Pompeii. She'll be sharing about physical therapy and exercise. She just started her own blog to help awareness of Fibromyalgia, MCS, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. She has found like many of us with a chronic illness that the chronic illness blogging community is so uplifting … Continue reading Fibromyalgia ~ Physical Therapy & Exercise
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?