If you enjoy the blogs and articles here at Counting My Spoons there are several ways that you can ensure that you don't miss a post. You can, of course, follow me on Twitter & Facebook, but you … [Read More...]
This week I'm interviewing Gary McArther - yes there are FibroGuys! In fact, he's started his own website/ blog dedicated to the guys with Fibro. Gary is from Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. … [Read More...]
Sometimes without really knowing it we are doing things that are holding us back. We could be improving but we don't because we make specific choices, often without realizing it. Below I've shared … [Read More...]
When we think of life with chronic illness we don't often think of having a choice. We are stuck with this illness, we didn't choose it. If we could choose, we certainly wouldn't choose to be sick, we … [Read More...]
The Effect of Fibromyalgia and Working Memory
Working memory is just what it sounds like it’s the memory you can work with at any given time, it allows you to switch tasks, to work a math problem in … [Read More...]
This week we are getting to know Fibro Warrior, Alison Exelby of Auckland, New Zealand. She was diagnosed with Fibromylagia in October of 2014 at the age of 36. But, she says she's had symptoms since … [Read More...]
I don't know about you but I love a good Infographic, so when I was contacted about sharing this one related to Lifestyle Management with Chronic Illness, I said sure why not... well, as long as you … [Read More...]
My post today is part of Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. You can learn more about this 30 Things About My Life with Migraines meme at dailyheadache.com. If you blog and live with migraines or … [Read More...]
Every so often a study comes out that just leaves me saying "well duh!" and I'm sure I'm not alone. This week I read one of those studies. I thought it was common knowledge that there was higher … [Read More...]
This week I’m interviewing another of the guys with Fibro, Richard Gerome from PA (NE of Philadelphia). He’s divorced with two daughters and has been disabled since 1999.
What lead up to … [Read More...]
During my recent interview with @Fibro_boy (aka Leo) he brought up the rarity of guys being diagnosed with Fibro, and his thoughts were so insightful (again I'm amazed at how wise this guy is for his … [Read More...]
Studies using functional MRI (fMRI) examine the functional aspects of the brain during working memory tasks and may explain some the memory issues seen in Fibromyalgia. A study by Jeehye et al. (2012) … [Read More...]
This week we are getting to know Hollie of Brighton (East Sussex), England. She was formally diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in December 2013, a week before her 21st Birthday! She also has Multiple … [Read More...]
*originally published on ProHealth.com
How long is a minute?
When we think about a minute we know it's not very long but in our world of instant everything it's become an eternity. I can remember … [Read More...]
I just read a great post by Toni Bernhard on denial and chronic illness. She talked about how we can often make our situations much worse by pretending we are OK.
Sometimes I worry that people will … [Read More...]
by Sarah Ross
How Physical Therapy Can Help Fibromyalgia or Other Chronic Pain
Fibromyalgia, like other chronic pain conditions, can cause severe limitations in your quality of life. You might find … [Read More...]
This week I'm sharing the story of another #Fibroguy, well actually @Fibro_boy as he calls himself on his blog and social media. His real name is Leo Elijah Cristea, and he's from the UK. As you are … [Read More...]
One of my favorite questions to ask in the Fibro Warrior interview is "What is your favorite way of coping with life as a Spoonie". The answers are often unique, but many of us have some overlap in … [Read More...]
After my post last week about the Stigma of Mental Illness, I received an email that got me thinking.
The Stigma of Mental Illness
The Stigma of Rape
They are the same allegations. Funny … [Read More...]
I’m so privileged to be able to write this for Counting My Spoons, finally I can feel happy about spreading awareness, or at least my journey with it. I’m Cass a fellow blogger and writer … [Read More...]