The pain scales used in hospitals and doctor’s offices may be a useful tool for people of average health, but they are utterly useless when it comes to conveying the pain experienced by those of us with fibromyalgia.
The pain and fatigue from fibromyalgia does more than inflict pain, it often causes people to give up their careers. Find out if it is possible to continue doing what you do or if it is time to move on.
The body isn’t the only thing fibromyalgia inflicts pain on. Find out the toll it takes on our mental health and what we can do to protect it.
Whether it be from lack of energy, muscle weakness, nerve pain, joint pain, or one of the many other life interfering symptoms, there will come a time when using a mobility aid becomes a necessity.
Respect of friends, family, and everyone in between was one the last things I thought I would lose after my diagnosis of fibromyalgia. Find out why it happened and what can be done to hang on to what you can!
Your body isn’t the only thing to suffer when living with fibromyalgia, your social life will too! Find out why and what can be done to prevent isolation.
Living with fibromyalgia is far from easy. In part two of this seven part series, I share how we pay with pain.
The trouble with doctors and fibromyalgia, from recieving a diagnosis and everything that happens after.
The cost of living with fibromyalgia goes beyond finances. Nothing I read at the time of my diagnosis could have prepared me for the high cost of living with fibromyalgia.
Five ways to reduce chronic pain from fibromyalgia.
What you see versus what’s really going on in my chronic life may surprise you. Take a look at the photo above. What do you see? If I was someone who wasn’t with me at […]
Not everyone understands why I fight. In fact, some people will never know the demons I have battled and I am happy that they will never be able to comprehend the torment that I have survived.
For twelve years I followed my doctors pain management plan only to end up in a wheelchair and in horrific pain. Fed up, I created my own pain management plan and have been improving ever since.
Living with one or multiple chronic illnesses involves a LOT of waiting. We wait for doctor appointments, test results, pain relief, cures, diagnoses, people to understand, and so much more. But does it ever end? There is no simple answer to this question.
Little did I know that a show about beautiful, strong, and intelligent women would also give me the “know-how” I would need to survive life with not just one, but multiple chronic illnesses!
The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap! March 4-8, 2019 Tears: I hold them back, until pain pushes them out Spring Clean Your Chronic Life Mobility Aids: […]
Living with multiple chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis can be messy and the following tips will make cleaning up that mess less painful!
Whether it is one single tear rolling down my cheek or many pouring out of my eyes, they still represent the kind of pain you secretly wish upon the wickedest of people.
The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap! Feb 25 – March 1, 2019 March Madness Fitness Challenge Packing for your chronic illnesses What Happens When I Live My […]
Between the false hope, my doctors issued and the pressure from friends and family to get better, making changes to how I lived never crossed my mind. But it should have and here is why: