"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." - Ella Fitzgerald
My inspiration this week is from somewhat of a … [Read More...]
I received this text from my mom:
"Just heard that research has shown that people with red hair are more sensitive to pain. Now you know.... dye your hair!"
I laughed and shared it with my friends. … [Read More...]
I'm a big fan of Turmeric for pain relief. Thanks to some ulcers a few years back I can no longer take NSAID pain relievers (Advil, Aleve), and sadly the pain I have often doesn't respond to other … [Read More...]
Today we are interviewing Fibro Warrior Vanessa Rhea of Chicago, IL. She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in December, 2011, just before her 25th birthday.
Give me some basics... Are you … [Read More...]
by Gail Newland
If you suffer from Fibromyalgia, you can rest assured you’re not alone. It’s thought that as many as one in 20 people have this potentially debilitating condition. In addition to … [Read More...]
What's the difference in sympathy and empathy? Only someone who shares our experience can really be empathetic, because no one really "gets" chronic pain until they get it!
To be empathetic they … [Read More...]
Drivers Ed Question:
When you feel your car go into a skid, should you:
a) try to hold the wheel as steady as possibleb) steer into the skid
c) step on the brake
d) take your foot off the … [Read More...]
Temperature sensitivity and Fibromyalgia
Habituation is basically when you get used to something. The tag in the back of your shirt might drive you insane when you first put it on, but after a few … [Read More...]
Today I'm interviewing Fibro Warrior Laura from North Lincolnshire, England, UK. She's a newlywed who was only recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, in February of 2015, at the age of 27.
Give us … [Read More...]
Within My Control
Guest Post by Mandy Mercuri from Take Hold of Pain
Six years ago I attended a 3 week intensive hospital-based pain management clinic. It changed my life! During this course, I … [Read More...]
I was reading a recent post from my friend Donna, over at FibroGeek, and she said something that really got me thinking.
I see fibromyalgia as being a puzzle. When you are suffering badly from the … [Read More...]
How many times have you heard that Fibromyalgia is associated with Type A personality? I know I hear it all the time. I wondered if there was actually any research to confirm a personality … [Read More...]
This week I'm interviewing Fibro Warrior Claire Madden of Ocean Grove Australia. She has Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with a side of Fibromyalgia. She was diagnosed with CFS in 2003, at the age of … [Read More...]
Chronic pain and fatigue can really wear you down, whether it's Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Lupus, or something else. Living in chronic pain can start to tear at your soul, it can make you feel worthless, … [Read More...]
This post is filed as Inspiration Sunday, because I flat-out stole the idea from FibroGeek (with her permission, so I guess that's not really stealing). Over the last week or so I've posted out to … [Read More...]
This is a guest post from author and blogger Kelly Morgan Deppenwolf
The Importance of Getting Your Medical Records
Every time I think about accessing my medical records I think of the Seinfeld … [Read More...]
This week I’m interviewing Fibro Warrior, Judi Lieberman, of Chesapeake, VA. She’s a single lady who lives with her therapy cat, Samantha. She was diagnosed with migraines in 2005, and Fibromyalgia in … [Read More...]
When you live with chronic illness life can be rough, it can be very difficult to remain positive. The little things often drag us down, we focus inward, and we forget to notice the small joys in life … [Read More...]
Chronic Mom wrote an amazing post about Why People Don't Care About the Chronically Ill, then she wrote this great follow-up post. As I read it I saw this one section and it resounded with me as … [Read More...]
As of 2010, 13 states had legalized medical marijuana at some level. A study published in Sept of 2014 examined the relationship between the legalization of medical marijuana and opioid overdose … [Read More...]