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QUESTION - IS FIBROMYALGIA REALLY FOR REAL? Dear Friend OF A fIBRO WARRIOR; Unimaginable to me, but there are people who can't relate to dealing with pain. There are folks out there that have never had as much as a headache in their life. This is unimaginable to me. I'm NOT one of them. I have … Continue reading Why Fibromyalgia is a Real Pain?
Dear Sis, Can you believe I only baked one batch of Christmas cookies this year? I used to make double batches of 5 or 6 different kinds of cookies. Remember how we used to gather with our cousins and bake cookies all day after Thanksgiving? We must have made a thousand cookies back then. But it … Continue reading Baking Cookies with Fibromyalgia .. or Not
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?