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30 Things You May Not Know About My Invisible Illness

I've had this post started for months, and kept forgetting about it. I'm finally posting it as part of the September Headache Disorder blog carnival (hosted by The Daily Headache). Also, Sept 8-14 is Invisible Illness Week, another good reason to share this. 1. The illness(es) I live with are: TMJ Endometriosis Fibromyalgia Migraines Cluster Headaches 2. I … [Keep Reading...]

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Updates on Disability Accommodations

I started classes last week. This will be my first full week of classes, and it's going to be a very busy week, and keeps getting busier. I did want to give a quick update on how things are going and my first impression with the instructors about the … [Read More...]

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Asking For Help is Giving a Gift

A couple of months ago I read a wonderful and inspiring book, Nothing Changes Until You Do, by Mike Robbins. There was so much in that book that I really took to heart and I really need to read through it again - it was THAT good. One thing in particular … [Read More...]

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Sunday Inspiration: Letting Go of Guilt

This week my inspiration comes from a post on Migraine.com about Letting Go of Guilt. Kerrie talks about the guilt that we carry around due to our illness. The guilt of having to cancel plans at the last-minute, due to our illness. Guilt is a … [Read More...]

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Trigger Point Injections for Pain Relief

A recent study (1) has been published on the use of lidocaine injections. The study included 62 women who were injected either with lidocaine or with saline in the buttocks and shoulders.

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Fibro Warrior Wednesday – Nikki Albert

This week I’m getting to interview Nikki Albert. She’s the author of one of the blogs that I love, Brainless Blogger. Nikki is from Alberta Canada. In addition to blogging, she enjoys reading, and writing both fiction and non-fiction. She is in a common-law relationship, and has three cats. She was diagnosed at the age of 21.

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Requesting Disability Accommodations

For those who are considering asking for accommodations either at school or work. Stop considering and just do it. If there is something that will make your life easier, that they can do, ask for it.

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Learn to Control Your Pain and Flares

At this point anyone with a chronic illness knows that stress increases their flares (or likelihood of a flare). But, are you creating your own flares, and the stress that creates them? You could be controlling both the stress and the flares. I know it’s hard to imagine that we actually have any control over this pain that our bodies give us. But, the truth is that you can control your pain.

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Handling Toxic Relationships

There are those in our lives that are toxic. They suck our energy away and leave us feeling worse. Tips for identifying and handling these toxic energy draining people.

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Fibro Warrior Wednesday – Ken McKim – Spoonie Husband and Activist

This week I’m interviewing the husband of a Spoonie. Ken McKim has become an activist because of his wife’s health issues. Recently, I shared his video on the Slow Death of Compassion for the Chronically Ill. Since then he’s expanded his activism, set up a blog, and created a number of new videos. Ken is […]