That Bridge was Burned!

  I have a tale to tell on today’s blog… Once upon a time, there was a blogger named…”Kate.”  Kate was thrilled that a fibromyalgia support group leader had used one of her posts to share with her group! So, with anticipation high, Kate went on to the group leader’s site to extend common courtesies…

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Grace Kelly would have liked me.

  Grace Kelly. Never have I seen a woman who so personified her name. Grace Kelly was indeed a woman of grace. I want to be a woman of grace. I do not want to be Grace Kelly-like, I want to be me but be a person who is associated with grace. I am not…

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No hall pass.

Fibromyalgia is a central nervous disorder. With Fibromyalgia come coexisting conditions. Many coexisting conditions. The last time I looked up all the plausible coexisting conditions, being mean to one another was not one of them. Fibromyalgia is not an excuse to simply be mean. So you say, “but I am in pain!” Well so are…

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The Tunnel Does Not End.

I have put off writing this post. I am embarrassed and afraid. I am embarrassed to admit I don’t have it all together. I am afraid if I ‘let the cat out of the bag’ you will not like me. I am embarrassed to share this side of myself. The side that is frequently in…

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Acceptance? Here’s your ticket!

I have repeatedly been asked by people how I ‘accepted’ my chronic illness? Actually accepting and getting to acceptance are two enormously different things! I used to think acceptance was an ongoing process. Now, I’m not so sure. If you are in a race, and you cross the finish line, you are done with the…

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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…

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Be.

We have all welcomed in the New Year and are coming off of the excitement of the ball drop on 2017. I did make a promise to myself, a resolution of sorts. Nothing fancy and not about dieting or working out! I want to “be.” This year I want to “be” the person that I would…

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Pause with patience in 2017.

If there is one thing I have learned from fibromyalgia it has been this, to pause before reacting requires patience. I was once guilty of going 100 MPH out of the gate to condemn what I saw as bullshit. I called it how I saw it. I was tired of the “emotional” excuse, and the…

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