The Blood of the Norse

(For Susan. Because she told me I wrote a poem.)     The Norseman I write love poems for one man. He has the Blood of the Norse running through his veins… But today, no not today, will he get a poem. For I too have the blood of the Norse and I am in…

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Before I tripped Over a Stone, #9

I am working as a Psychiatric Technician on an adolescent crisis unit. Previous posts on this subject are as follows: Before I Tripped Over a Stone, Fridays, #8 Before I tripped OVera Stone, Fridays, #7 Before I Tripped Overa Stone, Fridays, #6 It was on the 5th day After “N” was released I was reporting for…

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No Support Group?

I think I have a suggestion for you!    How would you like to join a group of women (men are invited too) who talk about fibromyalgia, chronic illnesses, recipes, music, shopping, and pets while supporting each other through thick and thin! I co-admin a group called Kim and Karen’s Fibromyalgia Talk. We are are…

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The Program Director.

Early in 2002, I was sent by a doctor to participate in a clinic start-up program for fibromyalgia patients. I happened to meet the director of the program as I was on my way to my first clinic appointment. I was very excited about the possibilities of finding a program that worked for me. We…

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Before I Tripped Over a Stone, Fridays, #8

(This is the third installment of my position as a psych tech on an adolescent crisis unit You can recap by clicking the links below.) Before I Tripped Over a Stone, Fridays, #7 Before I Tripped Over a Stone, Fridays, #6 I was working with “N.” A brilliant young adult who was a senior in…

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I Forgive No One.

Forgive… “I forgive you!” Do you feel better? Do I? Depending on who you talk with, it may be helpful. Then again, it may not. I can promise you this, speaking the word ‘forgive’ is not all-powerful, seeing the man behind the curtain, soul-renewing process. Who are you mad at? Who wronged you? I dare you…

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What Personality Test Can Define You?

Ever Heard of the Meyers Briggs Personality Type test? This is a free test. Click on the following link:  http://www.personalityperfect.com/test/free-personality-test/ Go take it and find out what your personality has to say about you! I took it. I was dumbfounded by the accuracy of this test. You may want to know what the test is measuring? Here…

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Mind Field Monday

  Keep on fighting! Life is pain. Life’s not fair. Don’t give up on me! ~Kim

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Your Truths Are Not Mine.

  In the 20 plus years I’ve had fibromyalgia I have heard some pretty outlandish things. I’ve tried some pretty weird treatment programs and medication combinations that now I look back on and think, how could I have been so stupid? And secondly, that was a lot of wasted money I did not have to…

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If Not For Bella…

I wrote to Bella about the above quote from Aldous Huxley.  I explained that although I have always loved this quote, I used to struggle with the “changing oneself”… but now I wholly believe in it. To change is to grow! It is not to assimilate or be weak. I had to learn to change to…

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Before I Tripped Over a Stone, Fridays #7

(We are continuing from last weeks entry Before I Tripped Over a Stone, Fridays 6.) I have taken a position as a Psychiatric Technician (psych tech) and was just removed from completing my first admission on the unit. I have been told to wait in the Unit Director’s office. As I’m sitting there, she comes in, looking furious, and says…

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