The day I received my diagnosis of fibromyalgia is also the day I formed a love/hate relationship with it. It was a hot summer day in Arizona when I received my diagnosis. I entered my doctor’s office with hope of finding out why I felt like crap and what could be done to make me feel better. Little did I know that only one of those would come true.
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You may have heard of fibro fog, but what about fibro farts? That’s right friends! We have yet another “F” word to contend with!
I Don’t Believe in That Disease
What happens when your doctor does not believe in your chronic illness diagnosis? Find out how they waste your time and money by running duplicate and unnecessary tests. Plus how they put your health at risk by dismissing you.
Men with Fibromyalgia?
Did you know that women aren’t the only ones who suffer from fibromyalgia? I will be honest, until a few years ago I never thought of men having this condition. It’s not that I thought men couldn’t have it, but that I didn’t hear of men having it. In fact until a year ago IContinue reading “Men with Fibromyalgia?”
Stress is my enemy. I do my best to plan and schedule appointments and outings in a manner that won’t increase my stress/pain level or spark an anxiety attack. However, some times life throws some unexpected curve balls and I have to push through pain, anxiety, and fatigue to deal with them. A month ago we were given notice
Nikki from Brainless Blogger’s Formula for Fighting Fibromyalgia
Brainless Blogger, Nikki shares her fibromyalgia treatment journey. What worked and what failed to relieve her pain.
How The Girl With Five Lads Functions With Fibromyalgia
Chronic illness blogger, Ness shares what helps her function with chaos that fibromyalgia brings to her life.
Kim From Grace Is Sufficient Recognizes Her Fibromyalgia Triggers
Today Kimberly J. Penix shares how she treats Fibromyalgia. Find out what has and hasn’t helped to relieve her pain.
Mr. Fibro Became His Best Advocate
Norman otherwise known as Mr. Fibro, shares his fibromyalgia journey and what it is like to be a male with this chronic illness.
Oska Pulse Journey Week 5: Addressing pain instead of putting a Band-Aid on it
Ready to begin your own Oska Pulse journey? *Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. Discount code has changed since the publishing of this post. Request my secret code here! Click here for update number six
My Oska Pulse Journey Week Three: More than a pain relief device
Find out how the Oska Pulse is more than a pain relief device and how it is actually preventing pain in my latest update. In addition, I share other conditions and illnesses that this type of therapy has shown been proven to help with. Still not convinced? See the research for yourself. List of allContinue reading “My Oska Pulse Journey Week Three: More than a pain relief device”
My review of an affordable and effective TENS unit TechCare SE
With nine different preprogramed massage modes I was able to find one that didn’t increase my pain level.
My life summed up by a deck of cards
My life summed up by a deck of cards Part of my bedtime ritual includes playing solitaire. Solitaire card games serve as a distraction from pain and the millions of thoughts rambling around my brain. I have three favorite games; FreeCell, Pyramid, and Classic Solitaire. The game I choose to play each night depends uponContinue reading “My life summed up by a deck of cards”
Not sure if I am in limbo or free falling
Not sure if I am in limbo or free falling This post is part of an ongoing series chronicling my battle with abdominal adhesions. Click here to read from the beginning. Previous post< > Next post I haven’t updated this series for almost a month for a couple of reasons. The first is that IContinue reading “Not sure if I am in limbo or free falling”
Pain Acclimation and Relief Relativity
You know the phrase “It’s all relative”? Well, that is how I explain my ever-changing tolerance to higher pain levels and how my definition of relief continues to change. Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission to fund my Disney obsession if you use these links to make a purchase.Continue reading “Pain Acclimation and Relief Relativity”
My Review of Mo’s Dream Cream and Pain Stick
I was skeptical about trying out Mo’s Dream Cream and Pain Stick. While I have tried many natural products in the past that provided little or no relief. I have had allergic reactions to many as well. In this review, I share my experience with this product. This post is sponsored by Mo’s Dream Cream.Continue reading “My Review of Mo’s Dream Cream and Pain Stick”
Renting a Wheelchair From Disneyland Versus an Outside Vendor
There is much to think about when choosing whether to rent a wheelchair from Disneyland or an outside vendor. For guests that don’t use a wheelchair on a regular basis yet need one for extended outings, choosing where to rent a wheelchair can be confusing. To help you decide, I compiled this list of prosContinue reading “Renting a Wheelchair From Disneyland Versus an Outside Vendor”
My review of FibroSleep
Do you suffer from Fibromyalgia and find it hard to go to sleep at night? You are not alone! FibroSleep is a product that may help you.
Facing Setbacks with a Positive Attitude
2016 has not been the kindest to me in regard to my physical pain. I started the year with a severe cluster flare (several conditions flaring severely simultaneously). I spent the first two and a half months with all or some of my conditions continuously flaring at some level. I finally caught a break aContinue reading “Facing Setbacks with a Positive Attitude”
When making plans it is important to keep our conditions and limitations in mind at all times. It took me close to 10 years to accept my conditions and to begin planning my daily life around them and a few more years until I began planning outings and vacations with them in mind. Here are a few tips to help you plan your next getaway: