My Word of the Week is Limited * How My Current Chronic Pain Flare is Limiting My Time, Energy, Ability, and Patience. How I am Getting By without Giving Up!

My current chronic pain flare has limited my time, energy, ability, and patience. This is how I am getting by without giving up.

Your Flare Will End In 5 Days! Would a Recovery Time Frame Make Getting Through Your Next Chronic Pain/Illness Flare Less Frustrating?

Lack of a chronic pain/illness flare recovery time frame leads to frustration, guilt, and depression. Is having one unrealistic? It may not be!

Coping with Fibromyalgia Stress Flares, Plus How to Reduce the Amount of Stress in Your Life

Fibromyalgia stress flares debilitate our mind and body plus disrupt our daily lives. Here’s how to cope with them and reduce occurrences.

40 Fibromyalgia Flare Fighting Products

Forty fibromyalgia flare fighting products for reducing pain, providing comfort, and helping you get back to having fun!

My Body is Experiencing Technical Difficulties: Please Stand By

You may have noticed in the past few weeks that I haven’t been as active on social media as I am normally. The reason for this is…..

F words that describe what it is like to live with Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is one F word after another! It is felonious, ferocious, freaky, frightening, and so much more!

TIME IS NOTHING BUT NUMBERS ON A CLOCK WHEN RIDING OUT A FLARE

To this day I struggle with the notion that I need to be awake and working during a particular set of hours. But I am getting better at not allowing this way of thinking to prolong my flares. Because that is exactly what happens when I do fight.

Healing takes time, don’t rush it!

You’d think that after living with multiple chronic illnesses for as long as I have that I would have this waiting game down pat. I’m improving, but boy is it tough!

Surviving a Heatwave and Excessive Temperatures with Fibromyalgia and PsA

Do heatwaves or excessive temperatures make your life with fibromyalgia or psoriatic arthritis miserable? It used to stop me in my tracks. Read on to find out how I am winning the battle and living every day, even when it is HOT!

The Super Power I Really Wish For

The super power I really wish for. Admit it; at some point in your life you have wished that you possessed a super power.  Some wished for the power of flight, invisibility, the ability to walk through walls, and more.  As a child my super power wish was for the power of invisibility.  The reasonContinue reading “The Super Power I Really Wish For”

Living multiple lives.

Originally this post was going to be called “Living a double life”, but then I realized that I don’t just lead two lives, I live multiple lives.  What I mean by this is that my life when going through a flare is totally different than when my Psoriatic Arthritis is in remission and my remissionContinue reading “Living multiple lives.”

Time-Out

It’s been a rough day.  I was woken up this morning by intense abdominal, leg, and back muscle spasms.  Tears rolled down my cheeks as each wave of spasms squeezed tightly.  As the day progressed, their frequency decreased, which has allowed me to rest.  In addition to this my stomach feels as though it isContinue reading “Time-Out”

Can’t win them all

No matter how someone treats their chronic conditions, we can all agree that there are good days and there are bad.  Then there are the days that have us feeling as though we are being physically tortured.  Overall this has been the best winter that I have ever experienced.  Not too cold, not too hot,Continue reading “Can’t win them all”

One Flare at a Time

Sometimes I struggle to accept my age.  It is not because I fear growing older or that I think we are defined by a number.  I struggle with my age because I really don’t feel that old.  Instead of looking back at a year filled with activities I see one or two events every soContinue reading “One Flare at a Time”

One flare at a time

Living with chronic pain is not easy.. Some days are better than others, those are my good days. Those were the days when I would run myself ragged trying to catch up on and do all that I was unable to do while stuck in bed due to a severe flare. My down days were spent feeling guiltyContinue reading “One flare at a time”

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