Therapy is Important: Nine Things I Wished I had Been Told When Diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis Part 2

Our prescribed treatments aren’t going to help if we are struggling with our mental health. Reasons why therapy is important after receiving a chronic illness diagnosis.

Why PEMF therapy is a part of my daily pain management plan

I don’t know about you, but when I find a pain relief medication/product/treatment that works, I make sure to use it every single day. When that same thing continues to provide relief month after month and year after year, I have to tell everyone I know because I want them to experience the same relief that I have.

How I treat lower back and hip pain without a prescription at home and on the go

Tips for treating your lower back and/or hip pain with this drug free pain relief device whether you are at home or on the go!

My most effective therapies come without a prescription

My bowels have been set free!! Interesting thing is that my doctors had nothing do with it.  Instead I have a combination of natural, old fashioned, and self created therapies to thank.  Late in the month of November I began

What the rides at Disneyland have taught me about my conditions

This morning someone sent me an analogy on Twitter comparing having Fibromyalgia and riding Space Mountain.  They tweeted that having Fibromyalgia and riding Space Mountain are the same as there are lots of ups and downs, tight curves, but no way to see them coming.  This is spot on!! However it is how we choose to face those ups, downs,Continue reading “What the rides at Disneyland have taught me about my conditions”

Peekaboo

I’ve been debating whether or not to share my most recent chronically ill related embarrassing moment.  I was so humiliated that I swore my husband and daughter to secrecy the moment it happened.  As days passed I realized that this is not the worst that has happened to me and that I have shared muchContinue reading “Peekaboo”

Snail speed

On a “good” day I move at the speed of a snail.  Because of my chronic conditions I function at 20 to 30% of what an average person does.  During an intense flare I am lucky if I function at 10%.  Throw in an illness like Bronchitis and my functioning level plummets to zero.  This is why I amContinue reading “Snail speed”

My favorite therapy

Therapy and chronic pain/illnesses go hand in hand.  There is no way to go through life living in pain and not need some type of therapy.  We need physical therapy to give our bodies the strength to fight the pain and illness.  We need some sort of emotional therapy to keep from going mad fromContinue reading “My favorite therapy”

Reflections of a magical year

 2014 has definitely been a magical year for me.  No I was not cured nor was my pain less than normal.  What made this past year magical was that I allowed myself to have fun!  Living in pain means having very few days with a pain level low enough to tackle all the things thatContinue reading “Reflections of a magical year”

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