Why I Love and Hate My Fibromyalgia Diagnosis

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.

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?”

Moving Mayhem

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

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.

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”

Super Mom or a Super Pooped Mom

Are you a Super Mom or a Super Pooped Mom? Chronic illnesses make life difficult.  Those of us who suffer from one are always feeling like we are swimming against the stream.   My illnesses are always getting in the way of what I want and need to do.  Instead of doing the dishes my bodyContinue reading “Super Mom or a Super Pooped Mom”

Sweet dreams only happen when….

Sweet dreams only happen when I listen to my body.  Prior to my chronic life, I had a sleep schedule that worked around my work schedule.  I was in bed every night between 9 and 10PM and up by 4AM.  I never had a problem falling asleep.  I attribute that to the fact that IContinue reading “Sweet dreams only happen when….”

The day most dread is the day I look forward to

For most, Mondays are the most dreaded day of the week.  It marks the beginning of a hectic schedule.  While my friends and family are complaining that the weekend is over, I find myself rejoicing every Monday. Long ago prior to living the chronic life, I also despised Mondays.  I looked forward to relaxing onContinue reading “The day most dread is the day I look forward to”

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. Acclimating to pain.  I have lived in many different climates.  With each move my body took time to adjust to the different types of weather. Continue reading “Pain acclimation and relief relativity”

There’s more to Disneyland besides rides

There’s more to Disneyland besides rides I have had several readers ask if it is worth the expense to go to Disneyland if they don’t like or plan on going on rides.  My answer is YES!!  There is so much more to Disneyland besides the rides.  It is entirely possible to spend many days inContinue reading “There’s more to Disneyland besides rides”

My Review of Mo’s Dream Cream and Pain Stick and a discount just for my readers!

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 and a discount just for my readers!”

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