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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My Fake Fibromyalgia Friends; Loss, Pain, and Misunderstanding.

I believe the deck is usually stacked against folks with chronic illnesses, especially invisible illnesses. We find ourselves in a lifelong relationship with our unwanted friends; Loss, Pain, and Misunderstanding. It can feel like we unknowingly married Judge Me, and we are carrying on an affair with Dr. Feel-good. These fake friends, a made-up marriage and the false affair,…

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The Fibromyalgia Survival Manuals.

I am an avid reader and believer of the nonfiction books written by Devon Starlanyl and Ginevra Lipton. Starlanyl, M.D. is a doctor who has Fibromyalgia and wrote one of the most impressive survival manuals for fibromyalgia that I have ever come across. One of her students, Ginevra Lipton, M.D., began her residency only to…

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The Alice Cooper Lesson.

I have never admitted to what I am going to write about, but my time has come. My intent is not to shock you. I hope that with my words there is someone who reads this that will know they can get through today and tomorrow and the next. This is not about strength, it…

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I am Afraid.

  Have you ever noticed the idiosyncrasies that come forth as we attempt to hide the fact that we are afraid? Life can be truly terrifying yet we make out fear to be a weakness. Human beings will ‘overcome their fear’. We have therapy just for conquering fear! But fear can be a healthy option…

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