What Did You Say to Me? (Trigger Warning)

"I wish I had time for DIY stuff. If only I had the time to do what I WANT like you do. It must be nice." Really...? Yep, this came at me again! Sheer stupidity or fundamental lack of understanding? I honestly do not know. I'm trying not to let it piss me off. I'm... Continue Reading →

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 →

A Destination Starts at the Beginning

On January 1st, after a year of driving Uber and Lyft while finishing his trading courses, my husband became a full-time day trader. He (Jeff) had been a maintenance technician for almost 20 years, this was a significant career risk! He was hanging up his tool belt for an unknown future. Let me put the... 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 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 →

The Shadow Boxers

I co-wrote The Shadow Boxers, Fighting Fibromyalgia, Your Personal Journal, with my friend, Karen Anderson. It was published in July of 2017 and now sells on Amazon for only $9.99. You may be interested in checking this book out further. We believe in offering options, not opinions. (There is also a Kindle version for $4.99.) This book is about Fibromyalgia... Continue Reading →

What is Your Truth?

This is your disease telling you what to feel, how to feel... where are your thoughts in this process? What is your truth? According to The 7th Stage of Fibromyalgia,  you would be in stage 5, possibly moving into stage 6. This is a tough time because you realize, this illness is not going anywhere. You have... Continue Reading →

For All The Shadow Boxers!

First and foremost, thank you! I co-wrote the book, The Shadow Boxers, Fighting Fibromyalgia, Your Personal Journal. This is the FIRST interactive journal about Fibromyalgia Syndrome to be published on Amazon -ever! This journal now sells on Amazon for $9.99! This journal is proving to be very helpful to many individuals with all types of chronic illnesses, not... Continue Reading →

Love and Anxiety

Psychology today defined anxiety as; "a normal reaction to stress." For some of us, this is the case, for others, it goes much deeper than that. What does anxiety really feel like? It is feeling that everything in your life is broken and needs immediate attention! Heart palpitations, sweat, panic, fear, finding it hard to breathe, and... Continue Reading →

Bring Me Some Damn flowers!

The longer you are chronically ill, the less likely you are to receive a phone call, a card, or flowers. These acts of kindness are a part of your past. You continue to battle your chronic disease but as time passes you get ... nothing! You will need all the mental strength you can muster.... Continue Reading →

The 7th Stage of Fibromyalgia.

  I found an article that was written in 2014 by a woman named A. Wise. She talked about there being six stages of fibromyalgia. I read through them and was a bit stunned when I reached the sixth and final stage she described. Let me do my best, to sum up, *Ms. Wise's six stages;... Continue Reading →

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