This week has been one of those weeks that could not end fast enough. I am still slowly recovering from my flare and the longer it takes me to get over it, the more the depression sets in. I put on a good front around … [Read more...] about Broken, Depression & Discrimination
When one person gets CFS, Fibromyalgia or any type of illness that is chronic, it becomes a family illness. Everyone who we are close to in our lives becomes affected by our physical limitations and how the illnesses also … [Read more...] about The Pressure to Feel Well
On March 10th, Lynne Matallana, the National Fibromyalgia President, sent out an email updating the Fibromyalgia community on all of the happenings over the past year with the organization and the reason for the disconnect … [Read more...] about Latest Video Message from NFA President
Earlier this week I posted about how as a society we have The I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Theory mentality when in actuality, it may be causing more harm than good, in my opinion. How many times do we hear over and over again … [Read more...] about CFS & FM: Did You Push Yourself Too Hard In Life?
How many of us have heard people say, or have been guilty ourselves of saying that we have too much to do right now, too much life to live and that "I'll sleep when I'm dead"? I would almost guarantee that probably just … [Read more...] about The “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” Theory
The National Fibromyalgia Association has finally released a message from the president and founder, Lynne Matallana, after the long silence and Fibro community now sure what was happening with the organization. There was … [Read more...] about President’s Message from National Fibromyalgia Association
.. Finding Footwear With Fibromyalgia To deal with my foot pain, the number one thing I look for in shoes is a good amount of cushion. I used to like a hard-soled shoe like Birkenstocks, but I can't tolerate those at … [Read more...] about ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia Around the Web
This post is inspired by a new friend that I have recently made in California. I met a woman on Facebook who has CFS and who also believes she has Interstitial Cystitis. She has been sick for a long time and she found me … [Read more...] about The Bond Between CFS & Fibromyalgia Patients
I am normally not a very emotional person and I don't cry a lot. My son and I were just talking about crying the other week and I told him that it was okay to cry and he said, "But mom, you don't cry". I told him I have cried … [Read more...] about Breakdown At Doctor’s Office Yesterday – Maybe A Breakthrough?
I have just finished reading Parting the Fog: The Personal Side of Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Sue Jones and there was a part in the book that really struck a chord with me. It is the chapter where Sue talks … [Read more...] about Who Has Stood By You & Your Chronic Illness?