Letters to Friends About Living with Fibro

Dear Friend,

I’m writing these letters in response to your questions about living with fibro. Thanks for asking about my health. I know you have been concerned about all the pain I have been experiencing. It has really been a difficult time. I’m so thankful that Michael and the kids have been right here for me but I feel so badly that they are all having to double up on the work.  I am also not used to just sitting around. As you know, I am usually always working on the next big project but now I am unable to get around without great pain. Even on good days, I have to be careful not to overdo because fatigue will take over the next day and maybe longer.

As I am able, I will write to you about all the issues I am dealing with because of fibromyalgia. Again thanks for your concern and your prayers. It means more to me than you can imagine.

Scroll on down the page for a list of topics that have been discussed to this point. If you have a question you would like to ask, please leave it in the comments below. Thanks for caring.


My Latest Update What is a typical day like? from Bettie Gilbert

How Do you Handle the Holidays? by Deb Lyons

 How Can I Help You? by Mandy

What were the first symptoms you noticed?   from Mandy

How Do you manage Opioid RX?  by Heather Calvert

No Sugar Tonight. Fibromyalgia & Diet  by Mandy

What is Your Pain Like? Where Does it Hurt? by Selina Huffman

What Happened To Your Faith? by Shona Smith

Explaining Fibromyalgia Pain by Mandy Farmer

Volunteering With Chronic Pain Disability by Pamela Jessen

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Why are you tired all the time? from Winslow Dixon

What is crashing? Why Does it happen?  from Nan Jones

Are You Staying Hydrated? by Mandy Farmer

What Symptoms to Look For if you Suspect Fibromyalgia? By Mandy Farmer

  What is Fibromyalgia?  by Mandy Farmer

  Why Fibromyalgia is a REAL Pain

  Baking Cookies with Fibro .. or NOT

 Simple Things I Can No Longer Do by Mandy Farmer

 Book Review: The Pain Companion  by Mandy Farmer

 Have you tried Physical Therapy or Exercise? from Sarah L.

  How Are You Doing Since Your Diagnosis? from Kate Straus

   Chronic Pain Medical Expenses & Disability by Colleen

   Pain Comes for the Holidays by Mandy Farmer

   How I Push Past Pain to Produce Passion by Mandy Farmer

To Any Fibro Warriors out There

ATTENTION FIBRO WARRIORS: Would you be interested in writing a “Letter to Friends”? Click here for details; then contact Mandy.

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