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
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?
Fibromyalgia - I'd love for you to come along with me on this unpredictable journey.
Interviews with Chronic Pain Warriors #4 I know! It’s strange to write these words "light and momentary" when talking about chronic pain. I have been in an R.A. flair most of the past year and now facing some heart issues. I sometimes wonder just how much more I can take. Not that I want to … Continue reading When You Don’t See the Light at the End of the Tunnel
This being the two year anniversary of my daughter's wedding, I thought it appropriated to update this post about how I managed fibromyalgia and enjoyed my daughter's wedding. curleque by Coffee at pixabay Dear Friend; You asked me recently how I am doing after my daughter's wedding. It took me until now (about 6 weeks) … Continue reading How I Managed Fibro/FMS/RA and Survived my Daughter’s Wedding
Does a change in weather affect your pain levels? This is a question often posed to the fibro warrior. In short, the answer is YES! After a long night of restless "sleeping". I finally, got up and wrote about it. curleque by Coffee at pixabay Dear Friends; I've been tossing and turning all night because … Continue reading How Does Cool Weather Affect Pain?
Is there a cure for Fibro? curleque by Coffee at pixabay Cure: Unknown Five Minute Friday Prompthttp://www.fiveminutefriday.com Unfortunately, there is no known cure for fibromyalgia (FMS). Myriads of symptoms make it nearly impossible to narrow down the problem. Additionally, and the reason the cure is unknown is that researchers are uncertain what triggers fibromyalgia. Studies … Continue reading Is There a Cure for Fibromyalgia?
Finding joy in the hard places; chronic pain
When you have chronic pain, you lose the life you once had.