In Memory …

I heard a veteran speak about his experience in service. He said the most dangerous weapon we have in our military arsenal is a pissed off, 19-year-old marine, with a gun. How true I thought. How very true. We have many who serve in the military and are ready to give up their lives for our…

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What is ‘Intent’ and Why it Matters

It is important to realize that some people just cannot understand what fibromyalgia is. They may want to, but it is challenging. (Remember how difficult it was for you to understand this disease in the beginning?) However, most of these people who are trying to understand are the people in your life who stand by you.…

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I Met a CatFish.

I don’t really care for crowds. I’m not an extrovert. I was before fibromyalgia but now I prefer to stay pretty much isolated. It is easier to stay calm; prevent fibro flares and fog … At times I feel very little control over my health but I can control my surroundings. This gives me some…

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Power Poem Friday.

I was considering the feelings I have gone through of loss and grief. These emotions about losing my old self. The strange thing is, I appear no different on the outside. I know what I feel like inside at times; empty. Then I started to consider what others must be thinking. My outward appearance is…

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“Six Healthy Habits” to Develop and Live Your Best Life with Fibromyalgia.

These are six healthy habits to develop in order to live your best life with fibromyalgia. These will take time to develop. This will take practice and real-life experience! In the end, if all six habits are developed, you will lead a successful life with Fibromyalgia Syndrome.   SIX HEALTHY HABITS 1. Know thyself. You…

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Dopamine and the Fibro Brain.

“People with Fibromyalgia are deficient in Dopamine in the brain.” -Dr. Patrick Wood. I was watching a lecture given by Dr. Patrick Wood on Fibromyalgia New Insights, New Hope.* He was sharing his brain scan results with some medical students. I was utterly shocked by his lecture and what his studies have found so far.…

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Power Poem For Fibromyalgia Friday

It is May 12th, Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. And I have written my power poem to Fibromyalgia. It has taken time, expense, education, and endurance to be able to be able to now say; although I may have fibromyalgia it does not have me.       ~Kim

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Happy Birthday Fibromyalgia…?

On October 1st, 2015, fibromyalgia finally was entered into the ICD-10-CM which is the International Classification of Diseases Classification Manual. The ICD-10-CM used by physicians around the world. Fibromyalgia was given its own diagnostic code; M79.9. So in actuality, fibromyalgia became a legitimately recognized disease in October of 2015. Fibromyalgia is still in its infancy. Yet fibromyalgia…

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Power Poem for Fibromyalgia Friday!

When I was a kid, I wrote all the time! Stories, poems, plays. I loved writing poems the best but I was never one to be able to sit down and just be able to write a poem. I couldn’t write on demand. Usually, all of a sudden, these words would come and intrude into…

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The Fog of Fibromyalgia

I am presenting this post on fibromyalgia fog, as a direct response to a blogging prompt from The Fibromyalgia Blogger’s Directory. The following blog is my response to, “What is fibromyalgia fog?” Please check out The Fibromyalgia Blogger’s Directory to see if you want to be part of this fantastic network of bloggers! Now on to my post; The Fog…

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Fibromyalgia Flare! Again.

The fibro flare is an increase in symptoms that one with Fibromyalgia Syndrome suffers from time to time. It is cyclic in nature, and although we can guess at what will trigger a flare, we can’t always see it coming. A flare is intense, and it is painful. A flare is experienced differently by each…

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