I am Tired.

I am honestly doubting myself tonight. Am I strong enough to get through the next week? Every thing I am trying to do is crumbling around me and I just keep smiling and saying “yes,” “yes,” “yes!” I’m trying to fix a line editor’s suggestions for my book, but I didn’t have the right program…

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Just call me “Guilty”

“You should follow a routine!” “You should follow an exercise plan!” “You should volunteer!” Those three sentences are to be stricken from the What to Say to Someone With Fibromyalgia Manual! Those of us with a chronic illness feel enough guilt for not being able to carry out the simple chores we once did without…

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You are NOT my Friend.

Having one of those days … looking into a mirror. Yep, she’s there, looking back at me. “You are NOT my friend.” I remember to say “today” under my breath because I’m trying to ‘turn my frown upside down’.  Why does that saying plague me? It is like an annoying mosquito, you can hear it…

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Who’s Afraid of a Little Chronic Illness?

The answer may surprise you… Doctors are often afraid of chronic illness. How do you treat someone when their symptoms change daily, even hourly? Who is supposed to have the answers? Doctors. Do they? No, not for chronic illness. This is frustrating for them! They are incapable of curing fibromyalgia and this is upsetting; to…

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I am a Shadow Boxer

The Shadow Boxers Fighting Fibromyalgia Your Personal Journal   What is a Shadow Boxer? A person who fights an invisible illness. A person who overcomes what tries to bring them down. A fighter. We are all Shadow Boxers. We all have had to fight through insurmountable odds at one time or another. Every day people…

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You have Fibromyalgia.

You have just been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia Syndrome. What do you do first? Go to the library, go to the bookstore, go to Amazon, get yourself armed with some books written by individuals WITH  Fibromyalgia. Learn about what it is that you have. You can join support groups, but until you can define fibromyalgia, fibro…

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I Forgive … Me.

Have you forgiven yourself? Stop. Think about it… have you forgiven yourself? This is a chronic disease that was given to you. You did nothing to deserve this. I ask again, have you forgiven yourself?   Not being at your child’s school play or sporting event, not attending all the parties and family gatherings you…

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Should I Leave the Spoon Theory Behind?

When you deal with fibromyalgia, a big amount of frustration stems from the lack of energy available for you to complete things in your normal everyday life. The simple daily tasks that you took for granted now seem daunting and drain you of energy. Showering, cleaning, grocery shopping, doing laundry, attending a get-together with friends.…

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I Could Write a Book…

I wrote a book! It began as a labor of love in October of 2016. Then, well, labor … The time that it takes to write and re-write, edit, format, design a book jacket, pick a platform you want to publish your book with, and redo the whole process two or three more times to ensure…

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