Fibromyalgia, Pelvic Pain and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Lauren I’ve struggled with intermittent, unexplained pelvic pain for many years. As a teenager, my cramps were excruciating. My family doctor thought it was ovarian cysts and gave me a prescription for the birth control pill. … [Read more...]
Fibromyalgia and Marriage
Chronic Illness and Marriage
Fibromyalgia and chronic illness creates stress that can do some pretty bad things to a marriage. When you live with chronic illness it affects how you interact with those around you and especially those closest to you.
These posts are about dealing with Fibromyalgia, chronic pain, fatigue, or any chronic illness and marriage. Illness impacts our relationships, but especially our marriages.
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This week I'm interviewing another spoonie caregiver. Simon lives in Cheshire in the Northwest of the UK, he’s 45, works as an IT Manager, for a Global blue-chip company. He is also a qualified hypnotherapist, NLP practitioner and Time Line Therapist. How did you and your partner meet? And … [Read more...]
This week I'm sharing another interview with a caregiver; I'm talking with John Burris of Huntsville, AL. His wife Bev is a friend of mine. They've been together for 40 years. Give me just a few basics about you personally: I'm 57, spent pretty much all of my life in the building business in one … [Read more...]
I started thinking about this topic recently, about how there are certain things about living with chronic pain that those around us will never understand. That a healthy person just can't (sometimes won't) understand. As I thought about what came to my own mind, I asked the question … [Read more...]
Changing things up a little again this week, I'm talking with a Spoonie Caregiver - Weldon Patterson. Weldon is the husband of my friend Beverly Patterson, who was also my very first Fibro Warrior interviewee. Weldon is 52 years old and lives in Madison, AL. Prior to moving to Alabama he lived in … [Read more...]
Chronic Marriage is one of my favorite blogs to follow. It's one of only two (that I know of) that focus on what it's like to deal with chronic illness within a marriage. Not long ago she shared a post about "Why Friendships are Important to Your Marriage". There were a couple of statements she made … [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 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...]
Relationship issues have been in the foreground of my mind lately, so today's Sunday Inspiration post has been inspired by three posts on handling relationship conflicts. We've been in counseling for several months now and if there's one thing I've learned it's that I can't focus on what I'd want … [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...]