The Chronic Illness Hell Flare.

“I will take charge of my illness it cannot be in charge of me.” Before we begin, can I just explain how much I hate going to the doctor? I mean, getting ready? (Showering is hard but who wants to be the ‘funky’ patient?) The questions! When was your last period? Yes, the question they…

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Put on Your Big Girl Panties and Deal!

I am battling through ‘something’… a new stage of fibromyalgia? Is this a 50 + club I have inadvertently joined? I have 2 decades of experience with this disease. Does anyone have a third decade under their belt? Did you notice any changes in your third decade? Anything that should be added to the Stages of…

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Nothing More.

I am a blogger. A simple blogger that happens to have fibromyalgia and a few of its cronies. I blog about chronic illnesses, mostly fibromyalgia. Sometimes a few additional “surprise!” pieces come together and grace this blog. But. I am a blogger. I just want to blog. I have things to say. I have “opinions.”…

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Iron Infusion

Just got my iron infusion done. Now three days of mandatory rest. Got out a big fuzzy blanket, gathered some snacks and will be binging on Netflix!     

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Just Me.

It’s been awhile since I just sat down and wrote. No research, no posts promoting other bloggers, no words that rhyme, nothing, just me. Just, plain, old, me. I don’t understand how a comment without a ‘like’ matters in the grand scheme of things. If you don’t write ‘fuck’ in your piece, it is not…

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Are you my Friend? (With Wendi at Simply Chronically Ill.)

Friendships are hard to maintain on a good day. What about those not so good days? What about living with an unpredictable chronic illness while trying to be a good a friend. So, do you have friends? Wendi, at Simply Chronically Ill, talks about Friendships and Chronic illness; “This is a tough subject for me to…

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Seven Symptoms of Low Ferritin

Iron Deficient, Anemic Lady with Fibromyalgia! (Whoa…What?) It’s good to be back! I have some amazing news! The riddle of my mysterious, continuous fibro flare has been solved!!! The not so good news (for me) is this is a chronic issue I will need constant medical intervention for. You may, too? Hemoglobin and iron are proteins in the body. Hemoglobin…

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I Need to Find the Entrance.

Its been a very difficult time, I am not going to lie. I am trying to find an exit. No. I am desperately trying to find an entrance (that’s it). I need to re-enter my life again. I need to function as a whole person; wife, sister, daughter, friend … I am struggling, but I am…

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Possible Prevention and Survival; the Inevitable Fibro Flare! (With Terri from Reclaiming H.O.P.E.)

“That’s where pre-planned recovery days come in. Whatever we call those days when we have to take it easy, I’d guess that most of us with fibromyalgia have taken them when we’re having a bad flare, but I’ve found pre-planned recovery days are extremely helpful as well. Whenever I’ve engaged in more activity…” [continue reading, Pre-Planned Recovery Days; One…

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