The Opioid Crisis? A Lie. Suicide Due to a Lack of Pain Management? Very Real.

All of the following information is available on many sites on the internet. The National Health Association, the World Wide Health Organization, the CDC, and etc. You should just google suicide rates. I knew as medication was withheld, my people would choose not to live. It is happening! We are losing our chronically ill brothers... Continue Reading →

The Fibromyalgia Cure? OK, Let’s Talk About This…

There is a NEW cure for fibromyalgia plastered on FaceBook! Yep. They have done it! AGAIN! Another cure for us fibro sufferers, for crying out loud! It is about time!!!  (Really?) Well, let's talk about this... Here is the hook... Ok. There is a blood test called the FM/a to diagnose fibromyalgia. This is real.... Continue Reading →

No Pain Medication Allowed!

Hello. It has been almost five months in my journey with no pain medication. How's that working? Well, I'm still here. Many others are not. Their pain too great. Suicide rates are on the rise... What is a flare like WITH the availability of a rescue pain medication, often called; The Evil Opioid? A painful flare... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

Three of My Cheaters to Fight Pain

If you know me, then you know I call things I use to assist me when I have painful flare; cheaters! I don't know why. Here are three of my cheaters just for you! Consider it an early Christmas Gift... 1. Tommy Copper Hello, Tommy Copper! Why haven't I tried this before?!?! Well, I have tried... Continue Reading →

Don’t Mess With Texas

I want to say hello! I fought my way back! I thought about how I started this blog to simply remember how to write, not much more than that... but did I receive so much more from all of you! Wow. I want to share an account of the road (paved with good intentions) that... 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 →

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 →

Revisiting Trauma?

I believe I am revisiting past physical trauma. I am struggling with a flare. This makes sense as there are so many significant changes happening in my life (selling my home and moving while flaring!). But. This flare is eerily similar to those flares I had right after the car accident I was in. How am... Continue Reading →

What is … IT?

What the heck is fibromyalgia? The truth is, we know of it. We know it is about pain. We know it is chronic, there is no cure. We do not know with certainty how it happens, what toll it will take on a person's life, or why it varies from person to person. How do we expect other people... 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 →

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