Back to Basics

What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome? That's a loaded question! Each person experiences fibromyalgia differently... but, going back to basics, I will try my best to explain. The nervous system of someone with 'fibro' looks like this; So, a person with fibro has an overactive nervous system. You can read more about the nervous system: here. Signals... Continue Reading →

If You Grow

I can't remember exactly when it was... One of my sisters was getting ready for her third or was it the fourth parade that summer as Queen of such and such. (It seemed as one or the other was always crowned 'something!') The other was helping her primp. I was just sitting at the table... Continue Reading →

This is Fibromyalgia on the Road

We have been on the road for two solid months. (The Stone Begins to Roll.) I can tell you now how this lifestyle is working for my health. Physically and Mentally. First, I want to be straight up with you. RVing was an option the hubby and I found very appealing for us. The actual... Continue Reading →

The Stone Begins to Roll!

Yep, we did it. We purchased our 'rig.' A  2020 Keystone Impact 359, 5th wheel, toy hauler. Say that five times fast! Here is the kicker; we still haven't seen it in real life. There is no need to go to an RV dealer's lot to purchase an RV these days if they are honest... Continue Reading →

What Flare?

You have probably read that I've been in flare mode for almost a month. We sold our home, we close on the fifth of September, very soon. I'm pleased that the house sold at asking price. Of course, a bidding war would have been fun, or not. The last night in the house on Taylor... Continue Reading →

I Am Homeless

It feels surreal. No, actually it feels scary... unorganized, tumultuous, messy... and a bit sad. The house on Taylor Street now stands alone. Vacant. Waiting for a new life to fill her walls. I only want the best for her. She saw me through many years of health, happiness, illness, sadness... but I could no... Continue Reading →

Grace Kelly and Me

Grace Kelly. Never have I seen a woman who so personified her name. Grace Kelly was indeed a woman of grace. I wonder if Grace Kelly and I would have gotten along? Would she have liked me? I want to be a woman of grace. I do not want to be Grace Kelly-like, I want 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 →

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 →

The 8th Stage of Fibromyalgia

The first six stages of fibromyalgia were explained by a woman named A. Wise. The seventh stage of fibromyalgia was introduced by me, Kim Johnson. I am following this up with what I believe to be the eighth and final stage of fibromyalgia. (The first six stages, *A. Wise.) You notice something is wrong. You... Continue Reading →

Is Remission Possible?

I recently had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine. We were talking about the Seven Stages of Fibromyalgia. She believed there should be an eighth stage called "remission." Her reasoning was when we feel 'normal' we are in remission. When we relapse, the pain that returns puts us back into the sixth stage... Continue Reading →

Practice Gratefulness with Grace.

I was pondering the whole "grateful" thing. It is quite in fashion. There are grateful journals, grateful books, grateful Tuesdays... but there is a difference between being grateful and wanting more. That is what I call the 'human drive.' We are driven to do better, be better, live longer (while looking younger), we are "do-er's!"... Continue Reading →

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