Preparing for Closure.

Hello. It has always concerned me when people leave the blogosphere without a goodbye. I want to say, my process to prepare for the closure of my blog is now underway. I am beginning my goodbye. My mom died on Father's Day of this year, 2020. She was 79. The hubby and I are currently... Continue Reading →

No Pain Medication Allowed!

Hello. It has been almost five months in my journey with no pain medication. How's that working? Well, I'm still here. Many others are not. Their pain too great. Suicide rates are on the rise... What is a flare like WITH the availability of a rescue pain medication, often called; The Evil Opioid? A painful flare... Continue Reading →

My Top 20 Cheaters!

Do you ever just get fed up? Get tired of being the 'patient?' Everyone looks at you as the 'sick' one, mentally and/or physically... depending on how cruel they want to be. Do you get tired of seeing one more specialist, reading one more study, purchasing one more book about your disease... Do you ever... Continue Reading →

Death Must Be Faced

I planned on doing Fibromyalgia Awareness posts all this month, every Wednesday. It was a sound plan. Then my parent's neighbor died, she was very ill. This was expected but when it happened it was still sad. About two days later... my uncle died. He, too, was very ill. In fact, he was in hospice... Continue Reading →

Moody Monday (Last Goodbye)

   Last Goodbye - denial prevails the soundless pain buried with compassion an image of silence - identity secured one frigid self attentive will I be secure I will remain - ~k.Lynel

It’s ‘Come to Jesus’ Time! (No Bullshit.)

Do you know what 'come to Jesus' time is? It's truth time! I'm sure you've had many of these types of discussions with your parents, children, spouses, etc...tell the truth and no bullshit allowed, no excuses. So here I go... I've been in a mediocre flare for the last week. Just enough pain to put... Continue Reading →

Who Has Your Back?

The Issue: You need a medical advocate. Who will speak for you when you are vulnerable? What do I mean by vulnerable? Sick. Needing medical attention. In a fog. In incredible pain. It is import to find yourself a medical advocate; spouse, partner, sister, brother, parent, neighbor, friend. An advocate for situations when we are physically and... Continue Reading →

Here are Your Chronic Pain Disease and Palliative Care Forms!

Do you suffer from a chronic pain disease? Is there no cure? Then you should fill out the Chronic Pain Disease and Palliative Care Certification Form.  A while back I wrote about a trip I had taken to the Emergency Room. I was diagnosed with pneumonia and admitted to the hospital to receive IV antibiotics. I... Continue Reading →

A Shame Filled Entitlement

Social Security is a Federal program we pay for every day of our working lives. I started working when I was 15 and paying into Social Security. I looked at those steep payments being taken from my check every week as a savings plans for retirement. I also knew in case of injury, I was paying into Social Security so it... Continue Reading →

The Pineapple Persuasion

I've decided I like pineapples. No, I really do! I like the way they taste. Sweet. (Get your mind out of the gutter perves.) I like the way they look, prickly on the outside, with a crown on top! I love the colors; yellows, oranges, and greens... I buy pineapples, I eat pineapples, I decorate... Continue Reading →

Put on Your Big Girl Panties and Deal!

I am battling through 'something'... a new stage of fibromyalgia? Is this a 50 + club I have inadvertently joined? I have 2 decades of experience with this disease. Does anyone have a third decade under their belt? Did you notice any changes in your third decade? Anything that should be added to the Stages of... Continue Reading →

Nothing More.

I am a blogger. A simple blogger that happens to have fibromyalgia and a few of its cronies. I blog about chronic illnesses, mostly fibromyalgia. Sometimes a few additional "surprise!" pieces come together and grace this blog. But. I am a blogger. I just want to blog. I have things to say. I have "opinions."... Continue Reading →

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