After I Tripped I Got The Hell Back Up! (Friday Series Finale)

Many of you have read both of my Friday series. Previously; Before I Tripped Over a Stone and currently After I Tripped. Today we are going to conclude the series. I was told to report to my local social security office to apply for disability. I begrudgingly agreed, for no other reason than to say to... Continue Reading →

After I Tripped; New Hobbies. (Friday Series #11)

I was now staying with one of my sisters at my Dad's old home place on a farm. Small, 2 bedrooms, screened in porch, on a lake with farmland that we rented to another neighbor... I found utter peace during those months I lived in that old farmhouse with my sister. I was attending therapy;... Continue Reading →

After I Tripped; A New Physical Therapist (Friday Series #10)

(Disclaimer: The STS machine is no longer available for treatment in the USA. The machine is no longer made. I do not know why. I purchased my own STS machine in 2001, and I still use it to this day.) I started going to physical therapy to work with a man named Dave Solheim. He... Continue Reading →

After I Tripped; The Diagnosis (Friday Series #9)

Returning to my parent's home in 2001 in Minnesota was comforting, yet disconcerting, and a bit embarrassing at my age. (I was 33 years old, almost 34!) I was moved into the 'office' and slept on a pullout couch. I don't think I did anything the first week but cry and sleep. My Mom brought... Continue Reading →

After I Tripped; The Rescue (Friday Series #8)

The strangest thing about fibromyalgia is the progression of symptoms. After the first few years, you start getting worse, not better. Your world closes in until it is just you and your disease. You lose your job, your independence, your identity. Your social circle evaporates. You no longer have the strength to fight for yourself.... Continue Reading →

After I Tripped; The Firing (Friday Series #7)

So it happened. In April of 2001, I was called into the head office and “medically released from my position.” I had been struggling through daily pain to maintain my employment for almost three years. I had been the sole provider for “B,” myself, and his daughter who stayed weekends with us. Now, what the hell... Continue Reading →

After I Tripped (Friday Series #1.)

I wrote a previous series called; Before I Tripped Over a Stone. I wanted people to know I had a life before fibromyalgia. I experienced ordinary ups and downs. I did overcome a lot but had built a life, excelled, and was happy. Then I was in a car accident. This was the catalyst for... Continue Reading →

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