Trust Me, Eat the Monkey.

I had a friend tell me that she used to trust anyone that could write a prescription. So did I. Trust. That is a big word. Those five little letters in a row can be life-altering. Do you trust me? Do I trust you? Trust is a knife wrapped with a bow. A gift that can... Continue Reading →

The Slam Dunk Seven Symptoms of Fibromyalgia!

Fibromyalgia comes with so many symptoms and coexisting conditions it is difficult to know if you are suffering from issues directly related to fibromyalgia or a different illness. There are a few common symptoms of fibromyalgia that you can count on being by your side once you are diagnosed. Maybe not all, but here are The... Continue Reading →

You Must Deconstruct to Reconstruct Your Life!

  I use to wonder if I would die from this Fibromyalgia Syndrome I have? Fibromyalgia in itself is not an autoimmune disease. An autoimmune disease is when your immune system attacks your healthy cells by mistake, you suffer from inflammation and chronic pain. Some autoimmune conditions even cause death. Fibromyalgia is not this. Fibromyalgia... Continue Reading →

Let’s Talk Smash Books!

What is a Smash Book? It is merely a scrapbook that you fill up with all the things that are in that box, under your bed, filled with notes, photos, and cards! The precious things that are important to you. The beauty of a Smash Book is there are no rules! I am not a... Continue Reading →

Why is Chronic Pain so Tiring?

With fibromyalgia, as well as other chronic pain diseases, the brain is continuously firing pain signals. Our brain receptors are consistently attempting to keep up! Brain scans have revealed that those with fibromyalgia are not producing enough of the organic chemical, dopamine. This low-level restricts our ability to maintain a sense of well-being. Remember, the fight or... Continue Reading →

500 Followers!

  I am so grateful to all of you who have followed my journey in this blogging community that I have come to love. I want you to know I write this blog for you, not only for me, it is not solely mine. It is a  blog for those who ask for guidance, but it never... Continue Reading →

The Liebster Award (x2)

Steve at MSich Chronicles and Tom at Tom Being Tom have nominated me for the Liebster Award, and I have been trying to keep up with these guys ever since! Check out their superb blogs! They write about everything you need to know and even things you didn't think you needed to know, you do!... Continue Reading →

The Underlying Cause of Fibromyalgia

I happened upon a 'little' medical journal that ended up being a fascinating read. I like to explain fibromyalgia in relatively simple terms, but this article made me stand up and take notice. First, we will explore what the "experts" concluded. Then I will let you know MY conclusion! According to the US National Library... Continue Reading →

I Just Might Break

Today I am beginning this post with the hope of answering my own question. I believe I am struggling with coping. I don't know if it is the heat? The barometer? My medication? Or is it the overwhelming feeling of dread waiting for my body to flare once again. It is basically a fact with... Continue Reading →

12 Steps to Experiencing the Joy of an Ordinary Day!

After reading a fabulous post by Dr. Andrea Dinardo about enjoying an ordinary day, I thought, "when was the last time I enjoyed an ordinary day?" Not for over 20 years! Every single day I experience pain. Every single day I have to say "No" to things others wouldn't think twice about. Every single day I strive for... Continue Reading →

Will You Fight for Me?

A while back I wrote about having to "make the dreaded call" to my doctor. Things were not going so well and I knew I was getting used to my medication. It just wasn't working anymore. So, time for new medications that come complete with side effects. The first two weeks are the worst, tapering... Continue Reading →

A Happy Face Belongs in The Chronic Illness Pain Scale

The last memorable time I was in the actual Emergency Room was in 2012. The nurse asked me to rate my pain... (oh, yippee). We know we are usually at a constant four. I haven't seen Mr. Happy Face for over 20 years. So I said a "10", and she asked if I was sure? I... Continue Reading →

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