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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And all the Spoons were Dirty.

Christine Miserandino was in college when she came up with The Spoon Theory. She was at a diner talking with her best friend when her friend asked how it felt to have Lupus. As you will read in The Spoon Theory, Christine describes her inability to answer her friend’s question until she comes up with…

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Don’t shoot the Messenger!

I’ve often heard that ignorance is bliss! I can’t say I agree with that. Is ignorance chronic? The jury is still out. I personally do not believe ignorance is chronic. The way the information is delivered plays a big part. How many messengers have been killed during the delivery of a message to Kings and…

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The Dying vs. The Living in the Stages of Grief.

What is Grief? There is a state of loss and a reaction to loss. The grief that I want to talk about today is emotional suffering one feels when they experience or react to loss.  I think we are all familiar with the Five Stages Theory developed by the Kubler-Ross Model; denial anger bargaining depression acceptance…

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