Once you get your pain managed, volunteering is a way to get out a bit and feel like you are making a contribution to society
fatigue is the second most common symptom for fibromyalgia sufferers. Many times those diagnosed with fibromyalgia will also be diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.
image provided for Sarah Beckman There's nothing like reading a book that you wish you had earlier but then realizing the Lord directed you to survive in the very way the author has suggested. That's what I found in Sarah Beckman's book, Hope for the Hard Places. That is exactly what happened to me. Our … Continue reading How to Find Hope in the Hard Places
When I'm working out- I also work out my mind. I work out the hurt and the pain these last years have brought in my life. I workout forgiveness toward myself- for unhealthy coping mechanisms that kept me stuck for so long. I workout experiencing those low points and how now I have a deeper … Continue reading Working out My Hurts and Pain
Q: What Other Fibromyalgia Symptoms do you have besides the Pain? There are so many fibromyalgia symptoms and they can come and go. Look for these and others, especially when they come in multiples. According to Patient Education Booklet from Mayo Clinic " Fibromyalgia: The Road to Wellness", symptoms of fibromyalgia include: Widespread pain Fatigue … Continue reading SYMPTOMS TO LOOK FOR WHEN YOU SUSPECT FIBROMYALGIA
My experience of love these past two years has been heartbreaking. But when I look back- it’s the areas that broke my heart that taught me the most. Broken Expectations Broken expectations leave a person left with what remains. And what remains is the truth, no matter how painful that truth may be. Often in … Continue reading What Can We Learn From a Broken Heart?
Fibromyalgia is not a death sentence. Fibro is not a terminal disease. You can live a full life and have fibromyalgia. Your life may not be the same as before. Pain management will be necessary to have a portion of your old self. Reminder: I just want to say that I am a patient, not a … Continue reading What is Fibromyalgia?
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 dealt … 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