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 … [Read more...]
Living with Fibromyalgia
This category covers all things fibromyalgia. My experience living with fibromyalgia. Advice on coping with fibromyalgia. Medical studies about fibromyalgia. My life and experience living with fibromyalgia since 2010, and my advice on how to cope with fibromyalgia.
Check out the articles below for more fibromyalgia topics.
I made the huge leap and went to the Disability Services office at my University. I had no idea how they might be able to help me, or if I even really needed help, but I decided that it was better to ask, then to wonder. Before, I went I downloaded their forms and did a little research on common … [Read more...]
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. … [Read more...]
This week we are talking with Christy Foster a musician and health-coach from Michigan. I ran across a song that she and her band, Christy and The Professors, recorded called Flare. Take a listen, I'll bet you can identify with the lyrics. When were you diagnosed? I was diagnosed … [Read more...]
Each Sunday I share something from another blog or website that made me really think. This week I'm sharing a post from Kate, The Almost Great, on the topic of acute pain vs chronic pain. She dislocated her knee and the responses she got were interesting, as was her post. Here's a … [Read more...]
I realized this morning that it's been a year since I posted the first Fibro Warrior interview - Thursday - July 31, 2013 was the date and that first Warrior is a good friend of mine, Beverly P. Since then I've shared a new interview almost every week (with a brief interruption at the first of this … [Read more...]
This week's Fibro Warrior is Tracy Lee Karner from Rhode Island, USA. She was diagnosed in 1998 at the age of 36. Give us a few basics about yourself: I’m married, a writer, editor, and book coach working (20 hours / week) from my empty nest home. In my non-working time I walk (a LOT), read, … [Read more...]
I ran across this image on Twitter recently that said "Just Because I am Strong Enough to Handle PAIN, Doesn't Mean I Deserve it!" I couldn't help but be struck by the truth of it, but what really jumped out in my mind was this thought that NO ONE deserves pain. We didn't earn it. We didn't do … [Read more...]
This week I thought I'd do something a little bit different for the Fibro Warrior Wednesday interview. I'm talking to a different kind of warrior, a spoonie partner. A few weeks ago we talked with Nick Lutes. This week I'm going to interview his girlfriend, Kim. Kim is 32, and (like Nick) lives in … [Read more...]
As promised, here's the video of my Fibromyalgia speech. Heads up, turn the volume down. I have no idea how I got even close to an A on this (I got a B+). I'm actually a little embarrassed to even share this. Today, I'll be giving my second speech, this time on a project I was involved in … [Read more...]