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 […]

A Roller Coaster of A December

Hello, readers! Did you miss me? I sure have missed writing and hearing your comments. I made a promise to myself that I would try to post to this blog twice a month but try as I did; life got in the way this December. To be honest, December felt like the epitome of “when […]

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 […]

Never Ending Blood Work

Friday morning I had yet another doctor’s appointment. This time, it was to get a referral for a sleep study to check for sleep apnea. I know I’ve snored for a long time, but my hubby mentioned that at times it almost seems as though I’ve stopped breathing. Perhaps it is just that I have stopped […]

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 […]

The Importance of a Caring Doctor

So it is Monday and instead of going to work first thing in the morning, I went to the doctor’s office yet again. Why? Well, because I’m a spoonie, and the doctor’s office is like a second home especially when I am trying to overcome a fibro flare. These last few months have been a […]

The Sleep-Pain Conundrum

I love sleep. My problem is that sleep doesn’t seem to love me back. I think all manner of spoonies can relate to this issue. We are all well aware of how important sleep is to pain management. Our bodies just don’t seem to care. Sleep disturbances is one of the hallmarks of fibromyalgia. The […]

Fibro Friendly Wardrobe

A lot of times when someone discovers I have fibromyalgia, they often ask me what are some of the symptoms. Often I want to reply, “How much time do you have?” because there are so many symptoms that are associated with fibromyalgia. When thinking about what to include in this blog, one of my first […]

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