My interview this week is with Toni Dawn of Bristol, TN (not too far from me). She was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in May of 2012, at the age of 38. Tell us a bit about yourself and your life. I’m married. My husband is active-duty military. His work is three hours away, so he is … [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.
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This week I present to you another example proving that Men Get Fibro Too! In today's installment of Fibro Warrior Wednesday, I'm interviewing Martin Oxby of Inverness, in the beautiful Highlands of Scotland. Martin has been married to his lovely wife Samantha, for over 7 years. They share their … [Read more...]
It seems there is a 10 Commandments for everything these days. As I was reading The Happiness Project, her mention of her Commandments for Adulthood, got me thinking about what the 10 Commandments of Fibromyalgia would be. As I thought about it, I realized that I could not stop at 10, instead I … [Read more...]
I read this article "Chronic Pain May Be All In the Brain" recently and couldn't help but think "Well, DUH!" I think anyone with Fibromyalgia knows by now that the pain we have does not come from the site of the pain itself. My arm hurts doesn't mean there's something wrong with my arm. I thought … [Read more...]
Pain is kinda like a nagging child. "mommy...mommy... mommy...mommy". Those of us with chronic pain learn to ignore it the same way most parents can tune out that nagging, but eventually it just gets to be too much and you scream "WHAT DO YOU WANT!" There are so many analogies of … [Read more...]
Things You Should Never Say to Someone Who Has Fibromyalgia Someone you know and love has Fibromyalgia or suffers from some sort of chronic pain. And, at some point you've said something to them that hurt their feelings and made them feel worse. You had no idea you did it. It's unlikely that … [Read more...]
How much time do you spend thinking about things you feel you should be doing? I bet you are sitting there reading this right now thinking about all the things you should be doing today, running yourself into quite the little guilt trip. I've been there more often than I can count. And, I'm not … [Read more...]
My Dark Shadow -original poem by Julie Ryan My dark shadow is creeping up from behind. It puts a hand through my heart and clouds up my mind. My dark shadow sits on my shoulder It whispers in my ear. It tells me to lie down, because I have everything to fear. My dark shadow says it … [Read more...]
Fibromyalgia Nerve Pain There may be more to it than you think Nerve pain is a part of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia nerve pain is usually caused by over-active nerves. What we may not realize is how many other problems that those over-active nerves might be causing. I didn't even realize that most … [Read more...]
11 Things Those With Chronic Illness Need to Do 1 . Say No- "Just Say No", it's more than a slogan. Unfortunately, it's an ability that many of us simply don't seem to have. One issue that many of us with Fibro have is that we've said yes to everything our whole life. We are all a bunch of Ado … [Read more...]