K.I.S.S. –> Keep It Super Simple

The hardest part of living with fibromyalgia is learning to slow down. I could say this a million times (and probably will throughout my postings), but it still wouldn’t be enough. One of the big frustrations that I face is getting in exercise. I’ve read the science, and I understand the benefits of exercise for someone with chronic […]

The Fight Goes Hi-Tech

In my fight against fibromyalgia, I am always looking for ways to improve how I am managing and tackling my symptoms. Recently, my good friend Lauren brought to my attention an interesting and seemingly simple way to track things that can impact my fibromyalgia. Turns out Groupon had a special deal on UP fitness trackers by […]

The Spoonie and Yoga

From the very beginning of my journey with chronic pain, I was sure of one thing: I was willing to think outside the box when it came to treatment strategies. As I began to figure out, appointment after frustrating appointment, this was a complicated situation so the solution to getting my life back would likely […]

Trigger Point Injections

Monday morning and instead of going to work I headed the doctor’s office. Does that intro sentence sound familiar? If you are a regular reader of my blog, then it should because that is pretty much how The Importance Of A Good Doctor post started (almost exactly a month ago). I basically have a regularly scheduled check-up bout […]

Massage: Therapy for My Body and Soul

  When my symptoms started, they tended to be more periodic with episodes of intense, localized pain followed by relatively pain-free stretches. However, gradually things transitioned to having widespread, chronic muscle tightness and pain. At these beginning stages when the doctors didn’t, believe me, I started looking into alternative therapies. One therapy that I sought out […]

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