RIP

My mom passed away today. I will be taking a break to attend to family matters.

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 →

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 →

Have You Ever Been Happy Sad?

Does this make sense? Have you ever been happy and sad at the same time? Happily sad? Thinking of memories, some make you sad, but you are still happy to have these memories. That's where I find myself at this moment. I am happy sad... Currently, I am at our family lake home. This is... Continue Reading →

A Shame Filled Entitlement

Social Security is a Federal program we pay for every day of our working lives. I started working when I was 15 and paying into Social Security. I looked at those steep payments being taken from my check every week as a savings plans for retirement. I also knew in case of injury, I was paying into Social Security so it... Continue Reading →

My Night.

In my bed. Breathing, Rise and fall, Veins beat with pain. In the darkness. In my body, like a song. Stillness. Hold my breath, Pain pulsating, no! Foreign. My body, is my own? Pulsing pain beats. Never ends, Rise and fall. ~k.lynel

Will You Fight for Me?

A while back I wrote about having to "make the dreaded call" to my doctor. Things were not going so well and I knew I was getting used to my medication. It just wasn't working anymore. So, time for new medications that come complete with side effects. The first two weeks are the worst, tapering... Continue Reading →

Ample Make this Bed.

I am reposting this in honor of my special "cheeky monkey" who passed away in 2017. Every holiday you are missed and now we remember you on your birthday ...the first one without you. Ample Make this Bed by Emily Dickinson is by far one of my favorite poems. Maybe it had such a big... Continue Reading →

My Brother, My Soldier

Kory was 37 years old when he died from a very aggressive form of cancer at the Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio Texas. Kory was a Specialist in the U.S. Army. Kory became my little brother when he was 9 years old, we adopted him from South Korea. Kory was my brother for 27 years... Continue Reading →

I travel … “Soft for 30”

Honestly, it has been quite a while since my husband and I got on a plane for a vacation but we are fortunate to share ownership of a lake home with my siblings. This was my Dad's original homestead and was even recognized as a Century Farm! Our family received a plaque at our county fair... Continue Reading →

Mind Field Monday

Evanescence is one of my all-time favorite groups. On this Monday, this is definitely a ... dedication song... (The hubby and I are fine, this is not his song!) https://youtu.be/E0qIG-h4rIE   "I pulled away to face the pain, and I can't go back the way I came." ~Kim  

Hello, Shadow Boxer???

The dictionary defines shadowboxing as a form of exercise used for training in combat sports. In psychology "shadowboxing" is a process one uses to overcome a negative self-image so success can be achieved. In the book I co-wrote, The ShadowBoxers, Fighting Fibromyalgia, Your Personal Journal, we define Shadow Boxers as individuals who are fighting against a disease... Continue Reading →

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