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 →

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 →

Seven Symptoms of Low Ferritin

Iron Deficient, Anemic Lady with Fibromyalgia! (Whoa...What?) It's good to be back! I have some amazing news! The riddle of my mysterious, continuous fibro flare has been solved!!! The not so good news (for me) is this is a chronic issue I will need constant medical intervention for. You may, too? Hemoglobin and iron are proteins in the body. Hemoglobin... Continue Reading →

There is ‘Stuff’ Going On …

I have a hard time staying present when talking to friends, family, even my husband some days. I am always bringing up the past, my past. They have raised families, attended weddings, vacationed, changed jobs, moved ... all the things 'normal' people do. I wonder, is my thought process that stunted? It is. I am... Continue Reading →

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