Talking Bluntly about Night Time Chronic Pain

September is National Pain Awareness Month. I have a chronic pain disease called Fibromyalgia Syndrome. You can read what fibro is: here. (This is a typical night for me. I describe it as follows.) I think the hardest thing for a person with chronic pain is to tell you how they are doing. (Seriously.) You ask me... Continue Reading →

Going Dark?

I've thought about putting my blog on hold... again... for a little while, and going dark. My house is going officially on the market on August 1st, I'd be lying if I said I was ready. In fact, last year at this time, we were prepping to sell our house, and I was able to... Continue Reading →

I’m Stuck

I don't know how this post is going to turn out, but here it goes. Maybe if I write it down, I'll figure it out. I'm stuck! And I need to get unstuck. We are once again planning on putting our house on the market, and we have so much to pack I don't know... Continue Reading →

Mind Field Monday (Hallelujah)

Depression and anxiety. Anna went from being bedridden for two months to standing in front of an audience, performing. Takes guts. Here is her performance in 2014 at American's Got Talent. https://youtu.be/5gyGIUH2kE8 Hallelujah! ~Kim

Kill the Cobra!

So... the hubby and I are both working from home now. How nice, right? We have a strong relationship! I love him! I couldn't imagine a day without him, but this is incredibly 'different.' He has begun day trading, "options." I know about trading Forex, I am at a bit of a disadvantage with all... Continue Reading →

You Have a New Diagnosis!

The one thing that always bothers me about coming home from the hospital after an inpatient stay is the prompt, excessive billing with nothing to show for it. Can't they send me home with something? How about a new baby? Maybe that's asking too much. What about a puppy? A stuffed giraffe? Anything. There should... Continue Reading →

Engage.

I made soup! I made soup. Cabbage roll soup. It is delicious and freezes up in smaller portions very well ... the point is, I am trying to re-engage in life. Healing from pneumonia that I have takes weeks, sometimes months. This virus has caused my fibromyalgia to flare with a vengeance. The fatigue itself is overwhelming.... Continue Reading →

The Heart Remembers What the Head Fights to Forget…

I know it was at some point this week, 15 years ago... I was searching for a flight. (ANY FLIGHT!!!) A flight from Minneapolis to the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. My mother had called me; Kory, my brother, was shipped stateside. He was active USA Army, stationed in South Korea, (incidentally... Continue Reading →

The Chronic Illness Hell Flare.

"I will take charge of my illness it cannot be in charge of me." Before we begin, can I just explain how much I hate going to the doctor? I mean, getting ready? (Showering is hard but who wants to be the 'funky' patient?) The questions! When was your last period? Yes, the question they... 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 →

Just Me.

It's been a while since I just sat down and wrote. No research, no posts promoting other bloggers, no words that rhyme, nothing, just me. Just, plain, old, me. I don't understand how a comment without a 'like' matters in the grand scheme of things. If you don't write 'fuck' in your piece, it is... Continue Reading →

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